"Voice of OC" Launched
While I was away a new Orange County online news source - Voice of OC - was launched in an attempt to fill a perceived void in hard news coverage caused by the withering of such traditional local news outlets as the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register.
FORMER SENATOR JOE DUNN HEADS THE BOARD
According to their press release last September, "Former California State Senator Joe Dunn has assembled some of the best legal and journalistic minds in the region." According to the release, this new effort will be dedicated to investigative journalism at the local level.
NORBERTO SANTANA LEADS THE TEAM
This new non-profit newsroom is headed by former Orange County Register reporter Norberto Santana who, as Editor-in-Chief, will lead a cadre of experienced reporters.
LABOR UNION FUNDED
According to Matt Cunningham over at the Red County blog, HERE, this new effort is apparently underwritten by the Orange County Employees Association, so it will be very interesting, indeed, to see just how "hard-hitting" the reports are when they cover issues that might cast an unfavorable light on labor groups in the county. That, alone, will make this new site worth watching.
LINK ON THE RIGHT
I've linked this new site on my blog roll over on the right side of the page. Don't get confused by this new site and John Earl's Huntington Beach-based "OC Voice" site - both are worth a peek every day.