Voice of OC is the one place where different points of view can all have their say. We encourage dialogue on any topic of interest in Orange County.
This news agency serves Orange County residents like a 21st century public square, we are an open forum to express yourself coherently and respectfully which is the first step in civic engagement.
Our Opinion Pages reach, on average, 100,000 individuals who influence or make important decisions in your community.
We welcome both sides. Have at it. We want to hear from all points of view then we link the stories on the same topic so readers can decide for themselves.
- Our Op-ed contributors make a difference. .Animal Rights Activist Rose Tingle persuaded the Board of Supervisors to build a new animal shelter.
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