Orange County Corruption Scandal
Following an FBI corruption probe into Anaheim city hall, residents have been demanding a series of reforms aimed at cutting down special interest influence on policy making.
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Arts and culture organizations in O.C. have emerged from the pandemic. And they’re ready to raise the bar and the level of social activity.
In contrast to previous years with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting in-person services, the O.C. Jewish community will have more opportunities to gather face-to-face for the upcoming high holiday traditions.
Surf City dining is on the upswing as our food columnist cruises Pacific Coast Highway for HB’s newest places to sip and savor.
Nearly half of the board’s 15 members have resigned, opening questions of how much work the task force can accomplish while city officials gear up for new park developments.
Some council members are considering bringing police policymaking back in house – a move that they say is worth the extra cost, citing previous use-of-force lawsuit settlements.
Residents and some business owners are calling for a full reopening of a downtown street over safety and parking concerns, while the city continues to promise big changes are coming.
Surf City council members could also change the way public comment is conducted – something that’s raised concerns from some residents.
60,000 people celebrated Fiestas Patrias over the weekend in Santa Ana, enjoying food, live entertainment and much more.
Effort for a new logo for JWA prompts longstanding questions about whether Wayne’s name is still a good fit for OC’s only major airport.
The only way for the majority of council members to stay in office is if the California Court of Appeals issues a stay.
DAILY: As of Tuesday, September 13: 1,422 new daily cases, a 9.1% 7-day positivity rate, 24 new deaths (7,389 total) and 189 hospitalizations with 26 in ICU, per OC Health Care Agency data.
VACCINES: As of the most recent vaccine data through Tuesday, September 13, 2,348,277 people are fully vaccinated and 2,555,467 people have at least one dose, according to the OC Health Care Agency. The agency shows 1,377,809 residents have a booster dose.
Four years ago tomorrow, Voice of OC partnered with some of the region’s best arts and culture journalists to launch the Arts & Culture page. Right out of the gate, their first story, “Is It Time for Local Arts Leadership to Reflect a Changing World?,” made an impact, questioning the diversity in Orange County’s arts leadership positions. The story went on to win first place…
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A pioneering leader in the nation’s rising nonprofit news movement and an award-winning journalist. Santana has established Voice of OC as the county’s civic news leader, uncovered the truths across Southern California governments for more than two decades and reported on Congress and Latin America.
Voice of OC’s food columnist — reporting on industry news, current events and trends. Panoringan has been writing about food for 8 years — interviewing more than 330 chefs and industry professionals. She has been recognized by the OC Press Club and is a recurring guest on AM 830’s SoCal Restaurant Show.
An award-winning photojournalist and visuals director. Leopo has captured a wide array of photographs visually documenting the news and soul of Orange County local government and community. Her work has also appeared in Vice, KCET, Ed Source, The California Endowment and OC Weekly.
An award-winning arts journalist, co-founder of Voice of OC’s Arts & Culture section and a USC professor. He was previously, an arts writer and critic at the OC Register and San Diego Union-Tribune. He holds degrees from USC, the University of Michigan and the Royal Conservatory of Music.