An armed man held off the SAPD for 8 hours today at his home before finally surrendering, according to the O.C. Register.
While voter turnout in yesterday’s General Election, here in Santa Ana, was very low the results worked out in favor of Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, who was easily reelected to what will be his last two-year term after he trounced his opponent, termed out City Councilman Sal Tinajero.
The successful City Council candidates, including Ceci Iglesias in Ward 6 and David Penaloza in Ward 2, are likely to ally with Pulido. Current City Council member Juan Villegas can be counted on as well. With Pulido that makes a four member City Council majority. Continue reading
The votes have not yet been completely tallied but so far it looks like Santa Ana’s voters have decided to raise their own sales and property taxes as Measures X and I are winning easily.
However the architect of Measure X, Sal Tinajero, is getting thoroughly trounced by longtime Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, who has a comfortable 2,000 vote margin. This means the increasingly strident Tinajero is finished as he is now termed off the City Council as well. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged today with murder for driving under the influence of drugs and colliding with off-duty Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Captain Mike Kreza, who was cycling in Mission Viejo.
Defendant: Stephen Taylor Scarpa, 25, Mission Viejo
Charged today with: Continue reading
LASD – Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives continue to seek Person of Interest, Jesus “Chuy” Guzman regarding a double murder which occurred February 20, 2018 on the 11000 block of Hample Avenue, Littlerock, CA. and the discovery of human remains found at the 30900 block of 106th Street in the unincorporated area of Littlerock, CA on October 11, 2018
Mr. Guzman is a 34 y.o. male Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, 5’5″ and 150lbs. He owns a black 2009 Toyota Corolla (CA license 6SCD663). Continue reading
As voters we sometimes fail to recognize that electing someone to represent us on any elective body, such as the Santa Ana City Council or the Santa Ana Unified School District’s Board of Education, is similar to hiring someone to work for us. We are entrusting these candidates to do right by the community.
But if you were hiring someone to work for you, would you consider the folks who are running for local office in Santa Ana this year? In that case what factors would you weigh in trying to determine who to support for local offices? Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Victim – Male Hispanic (19), pending identification from the Coroner
On Monday, November 5, 2018, at 1:10 AM, SAPD Officers responded to reports of a shooting at 2329 Ramona Drive. (Editor’s note – This happened just south of Memorial Park and Washington Elementary School). Officers located an unresponsive adult male suffering from gunshot wounds on the front lawn of a residence. Orange County Fire Authority paramedics responded and pronounced the male deceased at 1:24 AM. Continue reading
For some reason an off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy decided to sleep in his car as it was parked in front of a friend’s home in Santa Ana, at the 900 block of S. Hickory St., early on Nov. 4. That decision did not pan out for him as he ended up getting assaulted and robbed, according to the O.C. Register.
The deputy ended up with minor injuries. According to the SAPD it looked like he had been punched. His assailant stole the deputy’s cell phone and cash. Continue reading
Garden Grove police set up surveillance on a vehicle that was stolen in a residential burglary on Oct. 25. The vehicle was left in the area of Euclid and W. First Streets, in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
The surveillance trap worked! A suspect got into the stolen red Jeep Liberty at 11:45 a.m yesterday. and started to drive it away. Police attempted to stop the suspect but he sped off. Continue reading
I recently attended a Willowick Golf Course Visioning meeting, at Spurgeon Intermediate. It only took me a few minutes to realize it was a total farce.
The Willowick Golf Course site, located in the City of Santa Ana, California, is a greenfield site situated on
5th Street, adjacent to the Santa Ana River, at 3017 W 5th Street. The property, which consists of eight separate parcels totaling approximately 102 acres, is owned by the City of Garden Grove. It currently operates as an 18-hole golf course, and is located two miles from the State Route 22 Freeway and four miles from the Interstate 5 Freeway. The site is adjacent to the Santa Ana River on the east, and the Pacific Electric (PE) Right-of-Way on the north, and abuts Garden Grove’s Buena Clinton neighborhood, a multifamily residentially zoned neighborhood with multiple two-story apartment buildings and the Willowick Royal Mobile Home Park. To the east across the Santa Ana River, is Spurgeon Intermediate School and Spurgeon Park. Directly to the south, is Cesar Chavez Campesino Park. Continue reading
Gualterio Santos found himself in New York 27 years ago as he left the State of Oaxaca, in Mexico, and traveled north to find work. He ended up in the fresh flower business. But a few years later he made a mistake that continues to haunt him today. He accidentally drover over the border into Canada – and U.S. border officials quickly figured out that Santos did not have a visa or any other residential documentation.
Santos was released at the time and he eventually ended up in Santa Ana, CA, where he continued to work in the fresh flower business. In fact fifteen years ago he started a business in Santa Ana, Santos Flowers. Now he is literally fighting for his life as ICE has found him and is trying to deport him – to a country he has not lived in for almost thirty years. Continue reading
JOINT STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCSD Investigating Major Accident involving Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Captain
MISSION VIEJO, Ca. (November 3, 2018) – This morning just after 8 a.m. OCSD deputies responded to the scene of a traffic collision on eastbound Alicia Parkway near Via Burgos in Mission Viejo. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim, a male bicyclist in his 40s, laying in the roadway unresponsive with visible head and body trauma. The Orange County Fire Authority responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.
From initial witness statements, the driver of a van struck the victim while he was riding his bicycle eastbound on Alicia Parkway. The driver remained at the scene and was evaluated for DUI by an OCSD deputy trained as a drug recognition expert. He is suspected to be under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the collision and multiple prescription medications were in his vehicle. Continue reading
NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orange County Sheriff’s Department Awarded DUID Enhanced Testing Grant
SANTA ANA, Ca. (Nov. 2, 2018) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department – OC Crime Lab has been awarded a $316,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for training and enhanced DUID testing.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will use the funding to efficiently test all blood samples collected in DUI investigations for the presence of drugs, regardless of the blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Continue reading
Free Collection Event with the Ducks for America Recycles Day
Are you an Anaheim Ducks fan and have some stuff you need to get rid of? If so, you can do your part for America Recycles Day at the OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) 2018 Eco Challenge Day Collection Event on Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8 to 11 a.m., in the Honda Center parking lot.
You are encouraged to take advantage of free, certified paper shredding, or donate e-waste, gently-used clothing and household goods. This year, patrons can also donate gently used pet items for OC Animal Care. Continue reading