Defending Your Right to Know

We believe the most important news stories leave a lasting impact — whether that means holding the powerful accountable or shining a spotlight on injustice. Our founding principle remains true: to offer timely and useful information about the community, to fuel civic participation and debate.

Public Records: Voice of OC has more public records lawsuit wins in the last decade than any other local news agency.

Investigations: Investigations of fraud, waste and abuse in local government agencies and local institutions.

Civics: Stories in real-time and before the vote on potential deals, budget changes and other decisions using your land and money.

Arts & Culture: The team intensively focuses on community arts with reviews, articles and break-downs of decisions and deals.

Opinion: A broad array of contributions from all perspectives on critical local issues that reach real decision-makers.

Civic Training: We believe so strongly in getting the public engaged that we offer educational outreach to community groups and gatherings of citizens on how local government works and how to request public records.

With gratitude,

Sonya QuickDigital Editor, Voice of OC


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