Tomorrow marks the official opening of a third office for California Watch, the two-year-old state-focused arm of Berkeley’s Center for Investigative Reporting. The largest investigative journalism outfit in California already has outposts in Berkeley and Sacramento.

CW’s SoCal office is located in Santa Ana, within the newsroom of the Orange County Register. Initially, the staff will consist of two talented female journos: Joanna Lin (pictured), one of the organization’s two health and welfare reporters, and Ashley Alvarado, CW’s public engagement manager. There is room for visiting staffers and a future, likely 2012 intern.

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