On June 15 people up and down the state celebrated a return to normal.

But since then, the community has faced a confusing mix of headlines and facts. The rise of the Delta variant, increased hospitalizations, children returning to schools, vaccine mandates and new studies every day trying to understand the real current state and risk of Coronavirus.

How can someone make sense of it all? Well, in more communities across the nation residents are trying to figure it out all on their own as news deserts expand and local newspapers contract.

But thankfully Orange County residents have Voice of OC.

You have an independent team of journalists focused like a laser on seeking the truth and reporting it out. Here you have allies for truth, transparency and civil discourse. And during a confusing, data-intensive and politically tense pandemic here at Voice of OC you have access to contextualized stories that help you make sense of it all.

Just look at what our donors have to say about our journalism:

  • “Voice of OC has been my go-to information site during Coronavirus. We work with adults with developmental disabilities and having quick and accurate information makes me feel better during this stressful time.” -Debra Marsteller
  • “This past year has been so fraught for so many and Voice of OC has been such a welcome source of clarity in the midst of the pandemic fog.” -Maxine Schmidl
  • “Thank you for continued timely reporting during the pandemic; Voice of OC is a vital information service for those of us who can’t attend municipal and county meetings.” -Randy Ahn 
  • “Thank you for all your great work on behalf of the public. No other media organization does quite what Voice of OC does, with its depth, speed, consistency, and accuracy.” – Jeffrey Dickman

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