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Santa Ana man arrested for tagging in Fountain Valley


Gustavo Estrella Rojo

On May 23 at approximately 3 p.m. Fountain Valley police officers responded to a call of graffiti vandalism that had just taken place to the rear of 16111 Harbor Blvd., in Fountain Valley. Three male youths were seen leaving the area on bicycles and had been observed tagging the business with graffiti.

Responding officers located subjects on bicycles that answered the description given previously. Read more…

 
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Mike’s Automotive badly damaged in a fire on Friday night

Published on May 23, 2015 by in Fires, OCFA, Santa Ana

Fire at Mike's Automotive

Mike’s Automotive was badly damaged in a fire on Friday night at around 9:15 pm, according to the O.C. Register.

The Orange County Fire Authority Tweeted that they were able to knock down the fire with 27 firefighters, after the first alarm.

The fire apparently was caused by an electrical malfunction, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz. Read more…

 
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Orange County Memorial Day events and services


Fairhaven Memorial Day, White Dove Release

SANTA ANA
Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 23rd Annual Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m.
1702 E Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
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SANTA ANA
Memorial Day Program at the Santa Ana Cemetery
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
1919 Santa Clara Ave., in Santa Ana.
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Memorial Day Program at the Santa Ana Cemetery set for May 25

May 25, 2015
10:00 amto11:30 am

Santa Ana Cemetery Memorial Day

The Santa Ana Cemetery is hosting their annual Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at 1919 Santa Clara Ave., in Santa Ana.

The event is titled “Lest we Forget” and will feature:

  • 100th Anniversary of the Dedication by the Daughters of Union
  • Veterans of the Civil War Eagle Monument to the Unknown Dead of the Civil War – 1861-1865
  • Salutes by Civil War Cannons & Veteran Honor Squad
  • Parade of Flags
  • Memorial Wreaths Music, Speeches & Much More!

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Mayor Pulido vindicated by the O.C. District Attorney


Mayor Miguel Pulido

Mayor Miguel Pulido

Press Release, For Immediate Release: May 22, 2105

Press response: DA investigation

I am pleased to be vindicated by the Orange County District Attorney. After a lengthy investigation, I am happy that the DA’s conclusions of no wrongdoing were consistent with my understanding of the actions I took. In addition, the FPPC violations, which I have corrected, are reporting violations which I believe constituted no harm to the public. I believe that whether or not my father traded his business property for a home in Westminster has no impact on how I vote to reduce smog in Southern California, in my capacity as a board member for the AQMD.

I am relieved that after interviewing numerous witnesses – government experts, percipient witnesses and the Santa Ana City Attorney, and after involving the Orange County Grand Jury, closely reviewing 9,201 pages of subpoenaed documents, the District Attorney has exonerated me from wrongdoing. Read more…

 
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The Bowers offers free admission to military personnel and their families through 9/7


Blue Star Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Victor Payan, Latino Audience Engagement Specialist, Vpayan@bowers.org, 714-567-3645

Bowers Museum Offers Free Admission for Active Duty Military Personnel And Their Families May 25 to Sept. 7 as Part of Blue Star Museums Program

The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is offering free admission for active duty military personnel and their families from May 25 to September 7 as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

The Blue Star Museums program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the United States that offer free admission to all military personnel on active duty and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015. Read more…

 
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SAPD seeks Craigslist robbers who used fake money to buy gift certificates

Published on May 22, 2015 by in Crime, Santa Ana

Santa Ana Big-O Tires and In & Out Burger Gift Certificate Robbers

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD Robbery Detective’s request media and public assistance in identifying suspect

  • Location: Parking Lot between Big-O Tires and In & Out Burger, 3365 S. Bristol, Santa Ana CA 92704
  • Suspect: Male/White/35-45/5’10”/250 lbs./heavy build/short blonde receding hair/ wearing plaid shirt
  • Suspect Vehicle: Late 90 to early 2000, Red, Chevrolet, Silverado, Extra cab.
  • Occurred on: Friday, May 8, 2015 at approximately 1:47 P.M.

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Santa Ana Kiwanis to host their first George Upton Annual Barrier Free Picnic today

May 22, 2015
9:30 amto12:00 pm

George Upton Annual Barrier Free Picnic

The Santa Ana Kiwanis are hosting their First “George Upton Annual Barrier Free Picnic” today, May 22, 2015, from 9:30 am to 12 noon, at the Kiwanis Barrier-Free Park in Santa Ana.  The Santa Ana Barrier Free park is a place where children with special needs can play alongside their typical peers, while not being help back by the normal “barriers” that exist in most play grounds.

They are hosting 150 Special Needs students from the SAUSD.

The Santa Ana Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority will be at this event which will be catered by the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA).  Circle K is also participating. Read more…

 
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Two Anaheim men arrested by the OC Joint Terrorism Task Force


OC Joint Terrorism Task Force

The OC Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested two Anaheim men Thursday after an investigation, according to the O.C. Register.

One man was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, and the second man was arrested at an undisclosed location in Orange County, according to sources familiar with the investigation, according to the L.A. Times.

Details about the two suspects and what charges the men are facing were not immediately released. Both men will be charged in federal court Friday, according to ABC News. Read more…

 
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O.C. Sheriff’s Department operation aims to improve motorcycle safety


OC Motorcycle Safety

NEWS,FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840. EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Operation Aims to Improve Motorcycle Safety

Careless motorists as well as riders get special scrutiny

SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 21, 2015) – Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation during the Memorial Day weekend in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes, including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous infraction.

Motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37% from 2008 to 2010, but then rose 23% by 2012. These operations are aimed at curbing further rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward. Read more…

 
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Hit and run driver sentenced to just over 13 years in prison after killing three girls on Halloween


Jaquinn Ramone Bell

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 14CF3723

Date: May 21, 2015

MAN SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING THREE TEENS IN HIT AND RUN ON HALLOWEEN

SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 13 years and eight months in state prison and six months in jail for killing three teens in a hit and run on Halloween night. Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 32, Orange, pleaded guilty March 20, 2015, to three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, one felony count of hit and run with permanent injury or death, one misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license, and sentencing enhancements for fleeing the scene of a crime after committing vehicular manslaughter.

Bell was additionally sentenced today to 18 months in jail for a probation violation in Case # 14NM08472. In that case Bell was convicted on Aug. 4, 2014, of one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol, one misdemeanor count of child endangerment, and one misdemeanor count of hit and run with property damage. Read more…

 
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Has Loretta Sanchez become the new Bob Dornan?


Do you remember Bob Dornan?  He was the longtime Republican Congressman in central Orange County, until Loretta Sanchez, who had been a Republican until she badly lost an Anaheim City Council race and switched to the Democratic Party, back in 1996.

Dornan ran for President in 1996, before dropping out of that race and opting instead to defend his seat against Sanchez.   Read more…

 
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Detectives looking for a man who tore a Rolex off a woman’s wrist

Published on May 20, 2015 by in Crime, Newport Beach

Newport Beach robber

Newport Beach Police Department

Advisory: Detectives need the community’s help to identify a robbery suspect

On May 12, 2015, at 1:45 in the afternoon, the suspect in the attached surveillance photos approached a woman in a parking structure off of Newport Center Drive. The suspect then grabbed the woman and removed a Rolex watch from her wrist. The victim sustained a minor injury to her wrist as a result. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5’05, 130-150 lbs, wearing a tight black shirt and dark pants. Read more…

 
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The SAPD seeks additional victims of trio of alleged burglars arrested today

Published on May 20, 2015 by in Crime, Santa Ana

Sandy Perez

Sandy Perez

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD Robbery Detectives Request Media and Public Assistance With Robbery Series

Crime Type: PC 211- Robbery

Location: 1000 N. French; and various other O.C. locations.

Arrested: John Alfaro (24) Santa Ana, Jose Martinez (39) Santa Ana, Sandy Perez (23)

Synopsis: On 05/17/2015, at approximately 6 P.M., SAPD Patrol officers located a white 4 door 1998 Jeep Cherokee, California license #4CRG546 which was identified as being used in several Orange County robberies. Read more…

 
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The Santa Ana Library now offers more e-services such as mobile hotspots


Santa Ana Library Electronic Petting Zoo

City of Santa Ana

Community Alert: GET CONNECTED WITH NEW E-LIBRARY SERVICES 

NOW AVAILABLE: MOBILE HOTSPOTS, ELECTRONIC PETTING ZOO & ONLINE E-RESOURCES REGISTRATION

The Santa Ana Public Library (SAPL) is excited to announce the arrival of ten (10) new mobile HotSpot devices that will be available for public check-out beginning May 2015. The Jetpack 4G LTE HotSpot devices can connect up to fifteen (15) devices and have unlimited connectivity for wireless internet. With a valid Santa Ana Public Library card, devices will circulate for a two-week, non-renewable lending period.

This new venture is a leap into modern borrowing practices that puts SAPL at the forefront of technology and is an example of our commitment to making the internet accessible to the community. Read more…

 
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