About the Orange County Tribune
Orange County Tribune is a news website launched on Aug. 8, 2016. We provide coverage of news, opinion, arts and sports for the cities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Westminster. The Trib is a non-partisan news organization dedicated to serving our communities with professionalism and enthusiasm.
Here are some things you might want to know about us.
WHO WE ARE
The Trib is founded and operated by Jim Tortolano, a long-time Orange County resident. He has served as a reporter and/or editor for the Long Beach Press Telegram, Orange County Evening News, Huntington Beach Independent, Garden Grove Journal and Los Angeles Times. He is recently retired from a professorship at Golden West College. Jim serves as editor and publisher of the OCT.
Marilyn Lewis Tortolano, Jim’s wife, is co-owner of the Tribune and will continue her “Dear Marilyn” advice column that appeared for years in the Garden Grove Journal.
HOW TO CONTACT US
The best way is through e-mail. Use firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have press releases, comments, complaints, etc., this is the address to send them to. We welcome press releases about matters of interest to our communities. You can send them in electronic form to the above address, or use conventional mail to send your materials to 9877 Chapman Ave., D-453, Garden Grove, CA 92841.
While we will do our best to use your submission, nothing is guaranteed and nothing will be returned.
Each post on the OCT carries an opportunity to comment. Those comments will be moderated by the staff. We invite your opinions but we will not post any that are slanderous, obscene, libelous, racist or personal attacks.
We intend to post daily – often several times a day – with our coverage. However, since the Trib is at least, in part, a labor of love, we will be taking breaks from time to time. Each hiatus will be announced ahead of time … we expect.
The Tribune will accept a limited amount of paid advertising. Write to us for details. We will not accept political advertising or ads for businesses whose primary purpose is to sell alcohol, tobacco products, “adult” entertainment or goods, or firearms.
The Tribune does not accept legal advertising. News sites are not yet able to do that. If you need to place a legal ad – fictitious business name, name change, etc. – we suggest you contact the Orange County News or Huntington Beach Independent.
We are non-partisan. We do not make endorsements for election to public office, although we do reserve the right to make recommendations on ballot measures and other matters of community interest.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE “OLD” TRIBUNE?
The OCT was established in 2014 to publish articles about Orange County history. Obviously, that’s changed. But those articles remain in our archives here and we hope to continue to add pieces about county heritage as our time permits.