On OC: Funding Mental Health in Orange County

Matt Holzmann, vice chair for Orange County’s Mental Health Board, talks about the unique opportunity facing public officials in Orange County to create a national funding and programming model for mental health programming at every spectrum, from those facing an immediate crisis, to those in need of permanent supportive housing.

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.

Rent Control For Santa Ana? (English and Español)

Hairo Cortes, executive director for a new political action committee in Santa Ana called Chispa and Santa Ana activist Idalia Rios both talk about why city residents need to enact reasonable rent control limits, such as a 5 percent cap on rent increases as well as upcoming state and local ballot drives on the issue.

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.

On OC: OC Party Chairs Open Up on Election Day Races

OC Democratic Party Chairwoman Fran Sdao and OC Republican Party Chairman Fred Whitaker talk about prospects, issues and strategy for Tuesday’s election races across Orange County as well as the future of political parties in local government.