Every year, cliff swallows return to San Juan Capistrano after migrating from their winter home in Argentina. Join the city as it celebrates with a parade and street market this Saturday.
Advisory: Santa Ana Police Arrest Suspect in 1995 Cold Case Murder
Santa Ana Police Arrest Suspect in 1995 Cold Case Murder
Arrested: Naranjo, Jose Luis (33) Santa Ana
Details: On 9-30-1995 At approximately 2355 hours, officers were dispatched to a shots fired call with a subject down in the area of 2041 S. Hickory. Upon arriving, Officers found the victim down in the street. The victim, later identified as Buddy Sifuentes, had been shot several times in the upper torso and was dead on the scene upon arrival of paramedics.
2012 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program
By Laura Patching, Acting Chief, USCIS Office of Citizenship
Today we are pleased to announce $5 million in competitive grant funding to expand high quality citizenship preparation services for permanent residents.
Since the creation of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program in FY 2009, USCIS has awarded a total of $18.3 million through 111 grants to immigrant-serving organizations. These organizations have provided citizenship preparation services to more than 29,000 permanent residents in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading
Are you ready for a free MMA-inspired clinic, right here in Santa Ana?
Fighting for Fitness is an Orange County-based 501c(3) non-profit organization which is hosting a free MMA-inspired fitness clinic for children ages seven to 17 at Roosevelt Elementary School in Santa Ana. The event is open to the public and takes place Sunday, March 25. Registration is 11-12 p.m., clinic 12-1 p.m., and refreshments 1-2 p.m.
What a great way to learn more about childhood obesity and ways to prevent it! Continue reading
Assemblyman Jose Solorio invites you to the Central County Health Expo 2012 with Lestonnac. This expo will feature free services such as vision, medical, dental, social services and health screenings.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 from, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Continue reading
12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez State Holiday Celebration
Please join Assemblyman Jose Solorio, Santa Ana Councilmember Vince Sarmiento, SOLEVAR Executive Director Seferino Garcia, and community leaders to celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez.
The event will kickoff with a “¡Si Se Puede! – Yes We Can!” march and rally. There will be fun family activities, work in the “CommUnity Garden,” and an opportunity to hear Maria Elena Chavez, niece of Cesar Chavez, share some inspirational words. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: March 16, 2012
For More Information Contact: Carol Chamberlain – office: (916) 319-2069, mobile: (916) 804-5355
Comprehensive California High School Drop Out Audit Findings Now Available
Audit, Conducted at Request of Latino Legislative Caucus, Shows Nearly 95,000 Students of the Class of 2010 Dropped Out. Approximately 50,000 of Those Students Were Latinos.
SACRAMENTO – At the request of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, the California State Auditor conducted extensive research into the new reporting of high school graduation and dropout data by the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). The report, High School Graduation and Dropout Data: California’s New Database May Enable the State to Better Serve Its High School Students Who Are at Risk of Dropping Out, was released yesterday. Continue reading
A counselor for a Fullerton children’s home was convicted this week of molesting three boys in his office while they used his phone to call their families living in other countries. Victor Salazar, 30, Santa Ana, was found guilty by a jury of four felony counts of lewd acts on a child between the ages of 14 and 15 and two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. He faces a maximum sentence of seven years and eight months in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration, according to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney.
Between May 25, 2007, and Feb. 5, 2008, Salazar molested three boys between the ages of 15 and 16 and from South or Central America. While the boys were on the phone in his office, Salazar put his hands down their pants and fondled their penises, according to the OC Weekly. Continue reading
Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez, the leading Hispanic candidate for the 69th Assembly District, has released her March campaign schedule, as follows:
MARCH MADNESS is in full swing!
We’ve made some changes to the calendar so make sure to check out the new dates and details below. Here at campaign headquarters we’re moving forward and gaining momentum for what is sure to be a successful run at the State Assembly. I look forward to seeing you in the upcoming weeks. If you can make it to any of the events below or need any other information be sure to call our office at 714-564-0130 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Advisory: LAW ENFORCEMENT NET 26 JUVENILES IN ONE OF LARGEST-EVER OC CURFEW SWEEP
ORANGE COUNTY – One of the largest-ever Orange County curfew sweeps was conducted last night by law over 200 law enforcement officers, netting 26 juveniles in violation of city curfew laws. These curfew sweeps, organized by the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OCGRIP), aim to prevent juveniles from being victims of or participants in gang crimes. OCGRIP works to identify at-risk youth, increase school attendance, and decrease gang activity. Continue reading
News Release, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information: Anne Bessinger, Community Developer, 1-800-SULLIVAN ex.214
March 16, 2012
SANTA ANA SOLAR PROGRAM GAINS COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Final Solar Program Event Takes Place For Santa Ana Residents
SANTA ANA, CA (March 16, 2012) – A community incentive program has been created exclusively for residents in the Santa Ana and North Tustin community who are interested in getting solar power installed on their properties. Just over a month into Santa Ana’s Solar Program, community members are already beginning to embrace the concept of a Santa Ana solar community. To learn about the program, a final informational luncheon event is taking place on Saturday, March 26 at 11a.m. in Santa Ana’s Delhi Community Center. Continue reading
An OC GOP insider gave me the scoop tonight on what really led to Republican Robert Hammond quitting the primary race for the 69th Assembly District – at the very last minute, last Friday, which was the filing deadline for that race. Hammond ended up pulling papers for the Orange County Board of Education’s Area One.
What my source told me was pretty much what I expected. Hammond did not come up with this scheme himself. Apparently Supervisor Janet Nguyen and OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh were the ones that advised him to leave the Republican Party of Orange County hanging, with no candidate in the 69th A.D. Continue reading
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jaydee Dizon, 310.962.4520
Support Our Local Artists at Gallery 207
Let’s give the “Artistes” at Santora Arts Buidling a round of applause in keeping the arts active for the past 17 years! This year, Gallery 207, a non–profit Artist Cooperative launches a fundraiser to promote their creative endeavors by showing a number of small works for purchase. Join us during April’s Artwalk on Saturday, April 7th from 6-10 PM at 207 N. Broadway St., Suite E in downtown Santa Ana. Continue reading
Remember Charles Hart (pictured above, on the left)? He ran for Mayor of Santa Ana in 2010, and lost, badly, when his Usual Suspect allies turned on him at the last minute. They ended up voting for Al Amezcua, who got his tail kicked, despite spending a small fortune, by longtime Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.
Hart also let slip, at the end of his article, that he is a candidate for the Santa Ana City Council. Hart lives in Santa Ana’s Ward 3, which is currently represented by Council Member Carlos Bustamante, who used to work for the County of Orange, until allegations of sexual harassment compelled him to resign. The Voice of OC reported today that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas is now reviewing the matter. Bustamante is clearly toast. Continue reading
I decided today to pull papers for Area One of the Orange County Board of Education. The only candidate who has thus far qualified for the ballot is Ken Nguyen, who is a member of the Santa Ana Parks And Recreation Commission. Nguyen appears to be a grandfather and I believe he is a businessman.
Hammond is an extreme social conservative who recently dropped out of the running for the 69th Assembly District. His late departure from that race left the OC GOP without a candidate in that contest, although candidates can file for that seat through tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5 pm. Hammond appears to be a grandfather too. Continue reading