Anaheim to Vote on New Public Utilities Facilities

Editors’ Note: This dispatch is part of the Voice of OC Youth Media program, working with student journalists to cover public policy issues across Orange County. If you would like to submit your own student media project related to Orange County civics or if you have any response to this work, contact Digital Editor Sonya Quick at squick@voiceofoc.org. Anaheim City Council members on Tuesday are expected to consider authorizing construction of two new buildings for the city’s public utility, at a total cost of $13 million. The deal is for Los Angeles-based firm John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Inc., to design a utilities crew quarters building along with a $2.2 million sustainability education center. The construction of the two buildings is estimated to cost a total of $13 million.

Voice of OC Arts & Culture Section Lauded in National Awards

Voice of OC Senior Arts Editor Paul Hodgins is a two-time finalist in the 12th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Finalists were selected from more than 900 entries for work produced in 2018, with awards given out Dec. 1. Voice of OC’s Arts & Culture section had just launched in the period recognized by judges. Hodgins is lauded for “Is It Time for Local Arts Leadership to Reflect a Changing World” in the Commentary & Analysis on the Arts section and for “One Year After Opening, is Argyros Plaza Really Working?”