Santana: People Are The Future of Civics & News

Whether it’s ensuring thoughtful evacuation of riverbed homeless encampments or switching out fueling contracts at John Wayne Airport, Orange County residents are increasingly challenging their government to be accountable, often on the front pages of Voice of OC. National media leaders and foundations, looking for models of civic engagement, are looking to Orange County.

Email Proves an Elusive Public Record

A sampling of cities’ email policies shows widespread
inconsistencies in retention rules. First Amendment advocates say
many cities are violating California’s Public Records Act.

The First Amendment and the Military

Recent cases illustrate the curious relationship our armed
services sometimes have with freedom of speech.