Celebrate Día de los Muertos at home, with the community at several events across Orange County or throw on a costume and relish in spooktacular festivities this Halloween season.
Orange County DA Todd Spitzer said it’s time to rethink how low-level drug and alcohol offenses are handled, in order to prevent more people from falling into homelessness.
Millions in Health Grants Face Uncertainty After No-Bid Contracts Proposed to Forfeited and Unregistered Firms
Orange County officials have repeatedly delayed – and now deleted – the hiring of contractors that health director Clayton Chau recommended without competitive bidding.
A split city council vote on Tuesday finalized an ordinance that’s drawn praise from residents and neighborhood groups, and criticism from landlords and real estate interest groups.
The wave of food trucks in the past decade should’ve survived 2020’s stringent restaurant requirements. Instead, they’re now a dying breed.
In the wake of the oil spill, city officials are looking to make sure it’s impacts on the economy and the environment are not repeated.
Some residents are pushing back against a potential ballot measure to directly elect their own mayor, saying it would give one council member more power than the rest.
Voice of OC Earns Its Most Wins Ever in Southern CA News Awards, Recognized for Columns, Investigations, Reporting and Graphics
In the Southern California Journalism Awards contest judged impartially, Voice of OC was awarded 13 top honors across reporting, commentary and design.
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DAILY: The Wednesday, Oct. 20 report includes 219 new daily reported cases, 7 new reported deaths (5,538 cumulative) and 190 current hospitalizations (+5 from Tuesday) with 41 of those in the ICU (+9 from Tuesday), according to the OC Health Care Agency.
VACCINES: As of the most recent vaccine data through Oct. 14, a total of 2,135,325 2,147,048 people are fully vaccinated (+11,723 since Oct. 7) and 2,340,749 people have had at least one dose (+8,223 since Oct. 7), according to the OC Health Care Agency.
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