If you are reading this you have supported, contributed to and/or advanced local journalism in Orange County.
In 2014, I realized that I wanted to create a nonprofit news website that would cover North Orange County. I’ve since narrowed my focus to initially report on Orange, Placentia and Yorba Linda because those are the cities I intensively covered for the Orange County Register, Foothills Sentry, and the Panther Newspaper.
With limited time and resources, OC Indy will steer away from covering community feature stories. While news about local charities and student achievements are important there is much work to do on covering local governments’ use of tax dollars and developers’ land use proposals. At this time I’m also not interested in competing with Orange County’s existing nonprofit news website, the Voice of OC, in its primary coverage areas including the County of Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fullerton, Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel.
My long-term goal is to expand and cover OC cities that are falling through the cracks at other publications. These communities deserve to be covered and their residents are not receiving the journalistic resources they need to be informed.
Please support my efforts to launch OC Indy. Every dollar counts but here are some suggested donations.
Founders Circle – $1,000
Orange Circle – $500
Sustainers Circle – $100
Trailblazers Circle – $50
Members Circle – $20
Founder & Editor