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Santa Ana fireworks stand locations, special offers and coupons


NESALL Little League Fireworks Stand

July 4 is fast approaching and if you live in Santa Ana you have the right to buy safe and sane fireworks.  You might however be wondering where to buy them?  Click here to find a TNT Fireworks stand.  Click here to find a Phantom Fireworks stand.

The fireworks stands will be able to start selling fireworks on July 1, starting at 12 noon, according to the City of Santa Ana.

Here are the actual locations and sponsors of the fireworks stands in Santa Ana: Read more…

 
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Man arrested after using a pickaxe to threaten a man taking pictures of the homeless in DTSA

Published on July 2, 2015 by in Crime, homeless, Santa Ana

Isaiah Gassaway

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: Suspect Arrested For Assaulting Victims With A Pickaxe And Possession Of A Stolen Vehicle

Arrested: Isaiah Gassaway (23) Santa Ana

Summary: Thu, 7/2/15 at approx. 9:06 a.m., SAPD Communications received calls of a subject who had reportedly pulled out a pickaxe and began waving it around at the intersection of Ross and Civic Center.

Officers responded to the area and detained the suspect (Isaiah Gassaway) without incident. Investigation determined that a subject had been taking photographs of the homeless population and this angered the suspect. The suspect then brandished the pickaxe at the photographer and chased him with it. Read more…

 
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Boy shot by unknown suspects in a vehicle not far from Mater Dei High School

Published on July 2, 2015 by in Crime, Gangs, Santa Ana

Santa Ana shooting

A 13-year-old boy was shot while walking early Wednesday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m., at the intersection of South Pacific Avenue and West Wilshire Avenue, in Santa Ana, just north of Mater Dei High School, according to the SAPD, as reported by the O.C. Register.

The victim said that he heard three or four shots coming from a vehicle.  The boy was hit by bullets in a forearm and thigh and he was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.  His identity was not revealed by the police. Read more…

 
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Man arrested after throwing a bottle bomb at a child

Published on July 2, 2015 by in Crime, Santa Ana

Ryan Matthew Brown

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD Officers Arrest Suspect For Throwing Destructive Device At A Child

Arrested: Ryan Matthew Brown (37) Santa Ana

Charges: CPC 18750 –Use Destructive Device Causing Bodily Injury;CPC 273a (a) Willful Cruelty to Child with Possible Injury or Death

Location: 900 Block West. 17th Street

Summary: Wednesday, 7/1/15 6:47 pm, Officers responded to 900 block of West 17th Street reference a fireworks complaint. The reporting parties advised officers that a resident (Ryan Brown) at the complex had thrown a makeshift bottle bomb at a juvenile victim as he was walking in the alley. Read more…

 
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Elderly man viciously attacked by two teenagers near Santa Ana’s East End in DTSA


Santa Ana Crime Scene

What is Santa Ana coming to?  The increase in violence reached a new low on Wednesday night as two teenagers pummeled a 73-year-old man in the face and robbed him at around 7:40 pm as the man was standing on a sidewalk at the 400 block of North Minter Street, near E. 4th Street, which is on the periphery of the hipster part of Santa Ana called the East End, according to the O.C. Register.

The creepy teens approached the elderly man and engaged him in conversation, according to the SAPD, before one of them punched him in the face and ripped a gold chain off his neck.  Nothing else was taken except perhaps for the man’s dignity. Read more…

 
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Filing of annual assessment appeals set for July 2 to November 30


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Contact: Pat Martinez, Clerk of the Board, Phone (714) 834-4516, Fax (714) 834-4185

Press Release, For Immediate Release: July 1, 2015

Filing of Annual Assessment Appeals

The NEW Annual Assessment Appeals Filing Period is from July 2, 2015 to November 30, 2015

(Santa Ana, CA) The Orange County Clerk of the Board reminds residents that the NEW Annual Filing Period for filing an assessment appeal is July 2, 2015 through November 30, 2015. If you believe the value of your property was less than the assessed value established by the Assessor for the January 1, 2015 lien date, you can challenge your assessment by filing an assessment appeal and have it heard by a three (3) member appeals board or a single hearing officer under certain circumstances.

You are not required to use a tax agent to file an appeal and Orange County does not charge a processing fee to file assessment appeals. Read more…

 
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Former church volunteer convicted of molesting six boys and distributing porn


Christopher Bryan McKenzie Sr

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 12HF3538

Date: July 1, 2015

FORMER VOLUNTEER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER CONVICTED OF MOLESTING SIX MINOR BOYS AND POSSESSING AND DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

SANTA ANA – A former volunteer Sunday school teacher was convicted today of molesting six minor boys and possessing and distributing child pornography. Christopher Bryan McKenzie Sr., 51, Costa Mesa, was found guilty by a jury of 10 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old, one felony count of attempted lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old, four felony counts of using a minor for sex acts, two felony count of attempting to use a minor for sex acts, two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor, and one felony count of possession of child pornography with sentencing enhancements for substantial sexual conduct with a child and committing lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old against more than one victim. McKenzie faces a maximum sentence of 160 years to life in state prison at his sentencing on Sept. 4, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-40, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

At the time of the crimes McKenzie worked as a swimming pool cleaner. The defendant was a volunteer Sunday school teacher at Christ Church by the Sea in Newport Beach between 2004 and 2006 and at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa. Read more…

 
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Man charged with pimping and pandering a teen in Santa Ana

Published on June 30, 2015 by in Crime, OCDA, Santa Ana

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 15CF1428

Date: June 30, 2015

MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR PIMPING AND PANDERING TEEN

SANTA ANA – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for pimping and pandering a teenager. Rosharn Deon Matta, Los Angeles, 40, is charged with one felony count of pimping and one felony count of pandering. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison. Matta is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. Read more…

 
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The O.C. Assessor releases the 2015-16 Annual Local Assessment Roll of Values


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Orange County Assessor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2015

Contact: CLAUDE PARRISH (714) 834-2734

Orange County 2015-16 Annual Roll Press Release

Orange County Assessor Claude Parrish has delivered the 2015-16 Local Assessment Roll of Values today, June 29, 2015, on schedule in accordance with the Revenue and Taxation Code that includes all locally assessable property in Orange County.

The total net taxable value on the Roll is over $498.9 billion. The Roll of Values is up 5.89% or $27.7 billion more than last year (2014-15). Each of Orange County’s 34 cities and the unincorporated areas had a year-to-year increase in net taxable value. Value changes are reflecting the Orange County real estate markets that show continued appreciation in property values this year and the restoration of values previously reduced under Proposition (Prop.) 8 decline in market value provisions. Read more…

 
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Mexican-hater Ann Coulter to appear at Costa Mesa’s Barnes and Noble store on 7/1


The despicable racist Ann Coulter is going to be signing her new book, “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” on July 1, 2015, at 6 p.m., at the Barnes and Noble store located at 901 B South Coast Drive, Ste. 150, in Costa Mesa.

Why in the world would Barnes and Noble want to be associated with the horrible Coulter?  She actually claims that Mexicans are more dangerous than ISIS!  (See the video above).  Coulter is an even bigger racist than Donald Trump, who was fired today by NBC/Universal after he said most Mexicans are criminals and rapists. Read more…

 
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Dunkin’ Donuts to open their new Santa Ana location on July 7

July 7, 2015
5:00 amto10:00 am

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DUNKIN’ DONUTS CELEBRATES OPENING OF DD GREEN ACHIEVEMENT™ SANTA ANA RESTAURANT ON JULY 7

Ribbon cutting ceremony and promotions will commemorate opening of a new, energy-efficient Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Orange County

SANTA ANA, CALIF. (June 26, 2015) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced that it will open a restaurant in Santa Ana at 100 South Harbor Boulevard on July 7 at 5 a.m., making this the second location in Orange County. The new location will offer Santa Ana residents the full array of Dunkin’ Donuts’ iconic offerings, including fresh-brewed coffee, delicious baked goods and sandwiches. The location, a DD Green Achievement™ restaurant, will feature energy- and water-saving features including LED lights, high-performance windows and low-flow faucets. DD Green Achievement, Dunkin’ Donuts’ sustainable restaurant program for U.S. restaurants, helps franchisees build new, sustainable and energy-efficient restaurants.

The first person in both the walk-in and drive-thru lines will be rewarded with free coffee for one year, and the first 100 people to order will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts tote bag filled with special items. Guests will have the opportunity to walk Dunkin’ Donuts’ pink carpet and will be welcomed to the restaurant with free passed samples and photo opportunities with beloved brand mascot, Cuppy. Read more…

 
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Two armed robberies and a home burglary happened in Santa Ana today


Santa Ana Crime Scene

It was a hot and muggy day today in Santa Ana – and the criminals were more active than usual.  A man robbed another man at gunpoint this morning at the Chevron located at 3301 South Bristol St., which is just west of Saddleback High School, and another robber robbed a 7-Eleven store at 1700 East Dyer, after brandishing a knife, according to the O.C. Register.

The robber at the Chevron gas station made off with an unknown amount of cash but he was eventually arrested.  The robber at the 7-Eleven got away with an unknown amount of money. Read more…

 
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Family and friends trying to raise money to send Modesto Tapia-Clara’s body back to Mexico


Modesto Tapia-Clara and his wife and son

Modesto Tapia-Clara, the gardener whose body was found in Santa Ana’s Centennial Park this week, was from Mexico. He was here in the U.S. working to send money back home to his wife Erica and his 1-year old son, Modesto Tadeo.  Sadly his passing has left his family in a bad way.

The news got worse today as the baby that his wife Erica delivered prematurely the same day that Modesto died, has passed away, according to an update posted on the GoFundMe site that was set up this week to help this family to pay for the funeral costs involved in sending Modesto’s body back to Mexico.  The family needs to raise about $5K to send Modesto’s body back to Mexico.  So far they have raised over $400. Read more…

 
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Man shot in the leg near Saddleback High School


Santa Ana Gang Shooting

A man was shot at several times today at round 3:05 pm, near the intersection of Central and Rosewood avenues, in Santa Ana.  One of the bullets struck him in one of his legs, according to the SAPD, as reported by the O.C. Register.

Witnesses were not sure if the man who shot the victim was on foot or if he fled in a vehicle. Read more…

 
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Rep. Sanchez applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage


Loretta Sanchez at the Tet Parade

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District

PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Morris, 202-226-2965, Emily.Morris@mail.house.gov

REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT RULING ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage:

“The Supreme Court ruling today, guaranteeing an individual’s right to marry who they love, regardless of sex, is an important step forward for our country and a victory for American families. Read more…

 
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