Chad Smith and wife with the Orange County council
The Cherokee Nation is holding their Southern California Cultural Picnics in Los Angeles on Oct 10, from 10am to 2pm.
More info on other picnics in the area after the flip… Continue reading
Santa Barbara’s iconic The Habit Burger Grill – known for its juicy ‘charburgers’ — said it plans to open its first Orange County restaurant near the MainPlace mall, at the City Place in Santa Ana, which is located at 2777 N. Main St., according to the Orange County Register.
Apparently the restaurant may be open by December.
These burgers are supposed to be better tasting than In N’ Out burgers! Continue reading→
The upcoming new movie “Old Dogs” features scenes shot at the Santa Ana Zoo!
I like watching the movies at the BIG screen, but I don’t like paying 6 to 12 bucks to do so.
So if you don’t mind waiting until the movie hit’s the rental market and video stores, go to the Picture Show Theaters at Main Place where every movie is $1.75 except Tuesday when every movie is only a buck ($1). Click here to see their latest movie listings.
In a few months (Thanksgiving) the new movie “Old Dogs” staring the Santa Ana Zoo will hit the theaters, from the clips I’ve seen it looks to be real funny.
On Museum Day you will be able to get in FREE to hundreds of museums all over the United States! Click here to see a list of the participating museums, in California. And click here to get youf FREE admission card.
Docents will be on hand at the Old Courthouse Museum to share the history. The OC Archives will be open and the staff will be there to answer questions about local history and assist with research. Continue reading→
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who represents Santa Ana and surrounding cities in the 47th Congressional District, will be speaking at Santa Ana College tomorrow morning, Sep. 18, at 10 am, about the modern day slavery known as Human Trafficking.”
Students will hear from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force; an FBI Special Agent; Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and an attorney from the Santa Ana Public Law Center. Continue reading→
Assemblyman Jose Solorio is working to bring more funding to local schools
What the appointment means is that Solorio will be in a good position to bring back more funding to local schools in his district! Solorio’s district includes the Cities of Santa Ana and Anaheim, so he will be helping the Santa Ana Unified School District, the Anaheim City School District and the Anaheim Union High School District.
Here is Solorio’s press release in its entirety: Continue reading→
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26th from 12PM to 6PM for the annual Logan Barrio reunion to be held at Chepa’s Park.
What: Logan Barrio Reunion
When: Saturday, September 26th 12PM to 6PM
Where: Chepa’s Park – 1009 Custer St., Santa Ana
For additional information call: (714) 571-4263
The good folks of the Logan Barrio from past and present invite everyone to join them in a festive and joyous afternoon of fun, food, friends and fellowship. There will be a potlock, music, raffles and lots of photo’s from the history of this wonderful little enclave in the heart of Santa Ana. Continue reading→
Alfredo Amezcua and Sean Mill
Alfredo Amezcua presided over another meeting of his community organization, the Santa Ana Collaborative for Responsible Development (SACRED) Community Coalition, tonight at the Santa Ana Public Law Center, at 7 pm.
There must have been over 20 in attendance. We heard from Erualdo Gonzalez, who is affiliated with Cal State Fullerton and the Centro Cultural de Mexico; Susan Luevano; and Ezequiel Gutierrez, J.D., from the Public Law Center. They discussed research they have collected in the area affected by the Santa Ana Station District development. Continue reading→
This is the final weekend of the “Little Dog Out,” by Douglas Carter Beane, at Santa Ana’s Theatre Out. You can watch this stage production on Friday, September 18 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
“Little Dog Out” is about a young, heart-throb of the silver screen, Mitchell Green, whose star is definitely rising. But in Hollywood fame is fleeting and it can all come crashing down if his agent can’t keep him in the closet and away from the rent boy he’s falling in love with.
The founders of Theatre Out have long seen the need for a theatre that supports the gay and lesbian community. The Orange County theatre scene is thriving and the time is right to introduce a theatre company that tells the stories of the gay and lesbian community with romantic comedies, intriguing musicals, thrilling mysteries, serious dramas and everything in between. Continue reading→
One of the issues that has long plagued our community is that of gang violence. While the terrific men and women of the Santa Ana Police Department have done all they can to combat the issue the real answers lie not in law enforcement but rather in economic development and opportunity. That is why I am suggesting that we reach out to Father Greg Boyle and bring Homeboy Industries to Santa Ana.
The motto used by Homeboy Industries is, “Nothing stops a bullet like a job”. I could not agree more. With Santa Ana being the youngest city in the nation we really need to do all we can to bring some sort of economic opportunity and hope to the young people in the community. Father Boyle has proven that he can get this done in some of the most depressed neighborhoods in East Los Angeles and I think with his support and guidance we can get it done here in Santa Ana. Continue reading→
“Eight Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) schools have been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program in which students will receive free breakfast and lunch daily for the 2009-10 school year. In the program, every student is eligible at Davis Elementary, Diamond Elementary, Edison Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Heninger Elementary, Heroes Elementary, King Elementary and Pio Pico Elementary. These eight join 10 other SAUSD schools previously enrolled in the program last year for ongoing participation,” according to the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD).
“The USDA, which runs the free and reduced-price lunch program nationally, began the pilot program at districts across the country last year. Santa Ana Unified, the county’s largest district with 55,000 students and 55 campuses, is the only district participating in Orange County,” according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading→
Alfredo Amezcua wants you to get involved in local development issues in Santa Ana
The Santa Ana Collaborative for Responsible Development (SACRED) Community Coalition is meeting again this Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Public Law Center, located at 601 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA (office phone#: 714/541-1010).
The theme and agenda for the meeting will further spell out the strategy to work with the developers, Related California and Griffin Realty, according to the group’s moderator, former RSCCD Trustee Alfredo Amezcua.
Amezcua asks that those interested “please come ready to propose Community Benefits, including: affordable housing, open space, recreation & educational opportunities, housing for working families of low and extremely low incomes, preferential construction jobs, apprenticeship programs, and compatible neighborhood housing, among others.” Continue reading→
Enjoy a women’s expo and bridal showcase, called “Day of the Diva,” at the Heritage Museum of Orange County on Sunday, Sep 20 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm., at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, at 3101 W. Harvard Street, in Santa Ana.
Enjoy multi-Cultural- Themed Vignettes showcasing throughout 5 acres of this historical property.
FREE PARKING – Shopping Bags, Magazines, Cake, Culinary and Smoothie Samples. Fashion – Jewelry – Cosmetics – Photography, Home Products -Live Music & DJ. Contests – Shopping – Belly Dance Lessons and more! Continue reading→