On OC: Battling Traffic in Irvine

Karen Jaffe, a 20-year Irvine resident and now activist after watching her city streets clog up, talks about recent ballot initiatives in Irvine to address traffic and the power of the issue to drive political campaigns in future years as well as the founding of Irvine Watchdog.org.

Voice of OC Releases 2018 Staff Diversity Report

Voice of OC has released its 2018 diversity staffing report. This report is just one section on our new best practices page that better explains the ethics and guidelines that go into producing our news reports. The complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints. Race, class, generation, gender and geography all affect point of view. Reflecting these differences in our reporting leads to better, more nuanced stories and a better-informed community.

Voice of OC welcomes new summer interns

Voice of OC welcomes two student journalists as reporting interns this summer: Brandon Pho and Kassidy Dillon. Pho began journalism work as a student at Cal State Fullerton, where in January 2017 he joined the school’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Titan, as a news assistant. Pho went on to become the news editor, where he spoke about journalism in New York City as part of the 2018 College Media Association conference. Read Pho’s first story for Voice of OC: Border Patrol says human smuggling by boat increased in OC and So Cal. He has been recognized by the LA Press Club, the California College Media Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

The Declaration of Independence

Today, as we as prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation and the defense of the freedoms that bring us all together, Voice of OC staff urge everyone to take a moment and read the greatest story ever written, the Declaration of Independence — a moving statement about what free people can achieve.