OC Animal Care Hires New Director

A new director will join OC Animal Care after a competitive nationwide recruitment to fill the high-level position. Mike Kaviani comes to OC Animal Care after most recently serving as the Director of Lifes Saving Operations for the non-profit Austin Pets Alive in Austin,Texas

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.

Judge Rules Against Destructive Harmony Development in Southern California

In an important victory against sprawl, a judge has ruled against a large proposed development in Southern California. Real Parties in Interest are County of Orange, OC Flood Control District and OC Board of Supervisors. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by public interest groups over the Harmony project, which proposed constructing 3,600 houses in habitat for endangered species, rare wetlands and crucial wildlife connectivity corridors while bringing more air pollution and traffic to the community.

On OC: OC Kids on Immigration

Voice of OC works with a reporting boot camp for middle schoolers in Santa Ana, producing a podcast where kids sounds off on life in Santa Ana as well as the immigration debate that is playing out in their living rooms and neighborhoods.