Learning about the Lagunas

April 4, 2017

Laguna Niguel Councilwoman Laurie Davies and Laguna Hills Mayor Barbara Kogerman talk about everything going on in their cities.  Laguna Hills is looking forward to the "Five Lagunas" to take the place of the Laguna Hills Mall and serve as the new hub for that city.  Meanwhile, the Agora Arts District will be the new downtown hub in Laguna Niguel.  We also talk transportation, regional planning agencies with funny acronyms (SCAG and OCCOG) and the public health importance of preventing West Nile Virus.


HomeAid and the United Way team to address homelessness

March 29, 2017

Scott Larsen of HomeAid Orange County and Max Gardner of the United Way join Brian Lochrie to discuss homelessness and what we can do to help address one of Orange County's growing challenges.


3rd Annual South OC Economic Coalition Economic Report

March 22, 2017

The South Orange County Economic Coalition, in collaboration with Saddleback College, has released its third annual "South Orange County Economic Report," which analyzes the data and market analysis of 11 South Orange County cities.  The economy continues to grow and annually creates about $27 billion in economic activity.  But there are some needs: Transportation infrastructure is needed to support the economic growth.  The population is aging in place and young adults can't afford to live in South OC.  We discuss these issues and so much more on this "on the road" episode of the City Square at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo at the luncheon for the third annual South Orange County Economic Report.


Meet the New Mayors of Garden Grove and Laguna Niguel

March 1, 2017

Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones and Laguna Niguel Mayor Jerry Slusiewicz stop by to update us about what is going on in their cities.  Both cities are burgeoning with economic development, great new parks and exciting new projects on the horizon.  We'll talk about the new "downtown" planned for Laguna Niguel and discuss the new hotels planned in Garden Grove.  Both cities are improving and expanding their beautiful park space and both Mayors are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their residents.


Attack of the Drones!

February 22, 2017

You probably knew someone that got a drone for Christmas last year.  But do you know the implications of drone use in our Orange County cities?  If they crash into someone or something, who is responsible?  On this week's episode we'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the growing use of drones in our communities.


How to Stop Human Trafficking in Orange County

January 25, 2017

People in Orange County may not be aware of the human trafficking that happens in our communities. This tragedy is all too real and unfortunately is taking place in our very cities. This week Brian explores the problem with Jim Carson, Program Manager of the Rising Tide Transitional Housing Program at the Orangewood Foundation, Sgt. Juan Reveles, Anaheim Police Department & Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, and Bradley Schoenleben, Orange County Deputy District Attorney. Learn how this serious issue is affecting our communities and what we can do to stop it.


Healthcare in Orange County and Beyond

January 11, 2017

This week we have Kaiser Permanente and the Hospital Association of Southern California to delve into the healthcare issues of our region, state, and even country. How is Kaiser working with cities to meet the needs of our residents, and how can HASC bring hospitals together to find solutions to healthcare issues? Learn all this and more on this week's episode.


Episode 100 Celebration Part 3

December 28, 2016

It's the final segment of our 100th Episode celebration! We had on great guests towards the end of the night that included Maureen Hayes from HNTB, Fred Whitaker from the City of Orange, Dustin Reilich for the HERO Program, the ACC-OC's newest staff members, and more! We thank everyone who came out to celebrate our big milestone and look forward to many more great episodes in 2017.


Orange County in 2017 with Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett

December 21, 2016

It's the last episode of the year! Stop by The City Square and join our final guest of 2016, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Lisa Bartlett.

Chairwoman Bartlett discusses some forward looking issues in Orange County that will be a focus for 2017, including the I-405 Improvement Project, the future of the SR-241 after the settlement agreement, the Dana Point Harbor, and reducing homelessness. Stop by and join us to round out the year, and thanks for listening in 2016!



Episode 100 Celebration Part 2

December 14, 2016

In this segment of our 100th episode we're joined by Mayor Beth Swift from the City of Buena Park, as well as the Gift of History's Gail Eastman. They're joined by Jim Leach from the Santa Margarita Water District as Brian explores educational opportunities for young kids in the first part of this segment. Then, special guest Jim Leach takes over for the second half of the evening to interview The TCA's Mike Kraman and TNT Firework's John Kelly. It's an explosive second part of our 100th episode, be sure to tune in!