Democracy Begins Here

Every two years our democracy hosts a revolution. It’s called an election. The weapon of choice: information. Arming people with accurate, thorough and fair reporting on their government is Voice of OC’s mission, every day.  

We hold politicians accountable for their campaign promises.  We hold bureaucrats accountable for managing our tax dollars and government programs.  We hold ourselves accountable to you, the people of Orange County.

Voice of OC Publisher Will Join KPCC Election Night Discussion

KPCC’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle live election night special will feature Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr.

Santana will be featured on the air from 10 p.m. to midnight today, on Election Day, and then between 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday for analysis. Tune in on the radio at 89.3 FM or online at

Voice of OC at Helm of Election Debates Across Orange County

During this historic election season, Voice of OC has been front and center at a host of election debates and forums all across Orange County. Earlier this month in Santa Ana, Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr. moderated the first debate ever in modern times for candidates vying to become the next Mayor of Santa Ana. Incumbent Mayor Miguel Pulido squared off against his challenger, City Councilman Sal Tinajero — the first time that most can remember Pulido engaging in a one on one debate. Council candidates also debated the future of the city at the forum sponsored by nonprofits like Resilience OC and Latino Health Access in downtown Santa Ana. In addition to city council races, Santana also moderated debates for elected board seats on the Santa Ana Unified School District.

Amy Goodman, “A One-Woman Riot”

Award-winning journalist and producer of the New York City based podcast Democracy Now Amy Goodman spoke to a crowd of more than 500 people at Soka University in Aliso Viejo this past week.