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Santa Ana police officers want to know why Reyna is hanging out with gang bangers

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Picture Courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Officers Association

October 14, 2014

COUNCILMAN ROMAN REYNA
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL
20 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
P.O. BOX 1988, M31
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

Dear Councilman Reyna,

I write on behalf of the Santa Ana Police Officers’ Association, its Board of Directors and Political Action Committee.

It has come to our attention that you, along with two other men, recently posed for a photograph that was posted on Facebook. We find it very disturbing that you posed with these men. Both are known to Orange county law enforcement as being affiliated with Santa Ana criminal enterprises. Furthermore, the individual believed to have posted the photograph identified you in his post as the “the new Mayor of Santana old homie from the hood…”

We are aware many friends can be called a “homie” and people do identify themselves as living in or being from the “hood”. These words alone should not produce a negative opinion of another person. However, when coupled with a photograph of known members of a Santa Ana criminal enterprise, and posted on an Internet social media website, we feel that far exceeds mere poor judgment. As a city policymaker, this photograph and comments presents the appearance and perception of your lack of ability to be a trustworthy and effective community leader. Read more…

 
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The voter registration deadline is today for the Nov. General Election

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Community Alert: VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TODAY, OCTOBER 20

SANTA ANA, CA (October 20, 2014) – The City of Santa Ana along with numerous organizations encourage you to exercise your right to vote. The deadline to register to vote for the November 2014 Election is today – Monday, October 20, 2014.

You may register to vote in California, if:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are a resident of California
  • You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the Election)
  • You are not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent

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Santa Ana Tea Party meeting set for 10/21 at the Green Parrot Villa

October 21, 2014
5:30 pmto8:15 pm
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The Santa Ana Tea Party is hosting a free meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm, featuring OC Tea Party political blogger Kelly Hubbard, who will be presenting an Election Overview.  This meeting was previously Scheduled for the 14th and has Since Been Rescheduled for the 21st.

When: Tuesday Oct. 21st, 5:30-6:30p (Social hour – drinks and meal), program begins at 6:30p to 8:15p)

Where: Green Parrot Villa – 2035 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, Ca. (Across from Bowers Museum) Read more…

 
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Tustin man arrested for lewd acts with several children

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,  PRESS RELEASE #10/18/2014

Subject: Man Arrested for Lewd Acts on a Child

Contact : Julia Engen, Commander 949-724-7112, jengen@cityofirvine.org

IRVINE, CA (October 18, 2014): On October 17, Irvine Police Detectives arrested Sherwin Ngo (1-16-80) of Tustin for lewd acts on a child.
Ngo is believed to be responsible for luring or attempting to lure at least two under aged male victims by posting personal ads on Craig’s List. Ngo initially led those responding to the ad to believe he was a female offering sexual contact.

The first victim, a 15-year-old Irvine male, was identified after his mother found explicit emails on his tablet computer. A second victim, a 16-year-old male, from Mission Viejo has also been identified. Detectives believe there may be additional victims, based on a large number of emails discovered during the execution of a search warrant of Ngo’s email accounts. Detectives will be continuing the investigation in an attempt to identify and locate any additional victims. Read more…

 
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SAUSD School Board candidates forum to be hosted by the PTA on 10/20

October 20, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
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The Santa Ana Council of the PTA is hosting a Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education Candidate Forum on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

This forum will be held in the Training Room of the Santa Ana Unified School District, located at 1601 E. Chestnut Avenue, in Santa Ana. Read more…

 
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Michele Martinez owes the Santa Ana Police Officers Association an apology

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Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez was not endorsed this year by either the Santa Ana Police Officers Association or the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Association but that has not stopped her or her friends from pretending otherwise.

Martinez is using a picture of herself with police officers on her campaign website and a PAC that supports her just sent out a mailer this week using the same picture – and the same message.

This is fraud.  Martinez was rejected by our leading law enforcement associations for a reason – she has been on the wrong side of crime fighting and our police officers just don’t trust her any more.  Nor should we. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana scumbag who molested little girls he met at church is going to prison

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release

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October 17, 2014

MAN SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO GIRLS BETWEEN AGES 9 AND 12 AFTER MEETING THEM AT CHURCH AND BEFRIENDING THEIR FAMILIES

SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 30 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting two girls between ages 9 and 12 after meeting them through church and befriending their families. David Elifar Verduzco, 35, Santa Ana, was found guilty by a jury Oct. 1, 2014, of three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, one felony count of sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger, one misdemeanor count each of child annoyance and disorderly conduct. The sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct with a child and lewd acts on multiple children were found true.

At the time of the crime, Verduzco was a parishioner of Agape House of Prayer in Anaheim, where he was a worship team leader and gave electronic keyboard lessons. The defendant met both of the victims and their families at the church and befriended them. Read more…

 
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Solorio didn’t turn his back on them – they’re GOP hacks and Jannies!

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Have you seen the Solorio Turned his Back on Us billboard?  You know the one with that fellow with a heavy beard?  Well it turns out the entire campaign is a complete fraud.  The people featured on the Solorio Turned his Back on Us campaign are all part of an extended family – of a young lady named Maribel Marroquin.  And she is the Latino Engagement Coordinator at the Lincoln Club of Orange County, a conservative business organization that generally supports Republicans, not Democrats.

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The SAUSD will provide free subsidized meals to all kids in 2014/15

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Provision 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2014

Contact: Mark Chavez, Nutrition Services Director, 714-431-1900/Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer, 714-673-4995

SAUSD to Participate in Either Provision 2 or the Community Eligibility Provision

Santa Ana Unified School District today announced that all school sites will be participating in either Provision 2 or the Community Eligibility Provision under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs during the 2014-15 school year.

Under these provisions, all students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites: Read more…

 
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Janet Nguyen campaign donors are under investigation by the FPPC

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The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating nearly a dozen people for political money laundering in connection to campaign contributions to county Supervisor and state Senate candidate Janet Nguyen according to Thy Vo and Nick Gerda at the Voice of OC.

The FPPC has issued 11 subpoenas to donors who made contributions to the political committee Friends of Supervisor Janet Nguyen between 2011 and 2012, as part of an investigation involving political contributions made in the name of persons other than the true contributor, according to court records, according to the Voice of OC. Read more…

 
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SAPD DUI check set for 10/17 at 900 E. 1st. ST.

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SANTA ANA POLICE ADVISORY:

The SAPD will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on October 17, 2014, at 900 E. First Street, from 9:00PM to 3:00AM.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
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Orange County anti-gang curfew sweep results in arrest of 31 juveniles

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For Immediate Release: October 17, 2014

LAW ENFORCEMENT NET 31 JUVENILES IN 6TH ANNUAL OC GRIP CURFEW SWEEP

ORANGE COUNTY – Over 180 law enforcement officers from 19 agencies netted 31 juveniles in violation of city curfew laws last night in the 6th annual curfew sweeps by the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP). OC GRIP aims to prevent juveniles from being victims of or participants in gang crimes by identifying at-risk youth, increasing school attendance, and decreasing gang activity.

Last night and early this morning, officers patrolled Orange County cities and unincorporated areas for children ages 17 and under out in public past curfew, in violation of city laws. Curfews in Orange County begin at 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m., depending on the city, and last until 5:00 a.m. the following day. Minors are prohibited from being in public during these hours unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian or are subject to circumstantial exceptions made for minors participating in employment, educational, or emergency activities. Read more…

 
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OC Grand Jury applications are now being accepted

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OC Grand Jury applications are now being accepted

By OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer

(Portions courtesy of the Orange County Superior Court)

The Orange County Superior Court is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Orange County Grand Jury. A new 19-member Grand Jury will be empaneled for a one-year term that begins July 1.

As mandated by the California Constitution, the Grand Jury has three basic functions: weighing criminal charges and determining whether indictments should be returned; weighing any allegations of misconduct against public officials to determine whether to present formal accusations requesting their removal from office; and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting on the affairs of local government. Most of the Grand Jury panel’s time is spent performing civil oversight of local government by reviewing and evaluating county and city agencies, schools, and special districts within the county. Read more…

 
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Recap of the SAUSD School Board candidates forum

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Valerie Amezcua and Rigo Rodriguez

A friend of mine who is a teacher was at the SAUSD School Board candidates meeting tonight.  She said that Valerie Amezcua (pictured above) was one dimensional.  She also felt that Mike Dalati was out of his league and apparently he ducked out before the question and answer session.

Amezcua has already lost in two previous SAUSD School Board elections.  She lost by 75 votes to high school dropout Roman Reyna in 2008 and she lost again in 2012 by 537 votes to Jose Alfredo Hernandez.  Read more…

 
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International Educators’ Hall of Fame Awards set for 11/14 at Chapman University

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2014

Twenty-first International Educators’ Hall of Fame Awards: First in Orange County

Orange – For the first time in Orange County, Youth-on-the-Move International Educators’ Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony will take place at Chapman University on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Paul and Daranne Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios, 283 N. Cypress Street, Orange, California 92866. There will be over 20 humanitarian educators honored for their impact in education. Several inductees are from Orange County and include Dr. Lawrence B. deGraaf, CSUFullerton; Barbara Hill, Santa Ana Unified School District; Dr. Kogee Thomas, UC Irvine; Mr. Sal Tinajero,Fullerton Schools; Mr. Johnny L. Williams, Santa Ana Unified School District; and among others are Dr. Erlinda Martinez, President Santa Ana College; Huell Howser, California’s Gold (posthumously); The Leon Owens Foundation; Executive Chief, Ugo Allesina of Prego’s Restaurant, Irvine and Dr. Bede Ssensalo, from Uganda teaching at both CSULong Beach and Cypress College.

The event is open to the public. Additional information and tickets are available at educatorshalloffame.org, at eventbrite.com or by calling 714-628-9844. Read more…

 
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Victim shot near Sepulveda Elementary School

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Advisory: SAPD Investigate Non-Fatal Shooting In The Area Of Doreen Way & Edinger Avenue

Santa Ana Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting which occurred at approximately 1:30 PM in the area of Doreen Way & Edinger Avenue. The lone victim sustained a gunshot wound and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment. Read more…

 
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