The Hope Alive Church is hosting a Restored Car Show in Santa Ana on September 15, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.. at 3800 S. Fairview St., Santa Ana. There will be food, vendors, kid zone. FREE admission! Continue reading
Case # 18CF2388
Date: August 24, 2018
*Defendant was out of custody after being convicted of vandalism of a religious property
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman was charged today with vandalism and hate crimes against two Buddhist Temples in Orange County.
“An attack on one religion is an attack on all. We must stand up to bigotry and respect everyone’s right to worship,” stated District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.
Defendant: Trang Thu Pham, 49, Santa Ana
Charged today with the following felony counts: Continue reading
Vandalism Targeted at Buddhist Temples in Santa Ana Declared a Hate Crime by OC District Attorney
By: O.C. Supervisor Andrew Do
This past weekend a number of Buddhist temples in Santa Ana were vandalized, causing extensive damage to religious statues and other temple property. Law enforcement officials have footage of a suspect in the act of vandalizing and are asking for help from the community in locating the individual.
The targeting of Buddhist temples is cause of great concern for the Vietnamese-American Community in Orange County. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will be announcing that he will consider these criminal conducts as possible hate crime. If convicted, this will lead to greater punishments for the offender(s). Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect: Trinidad Tavarez (51) Santa Ana
Synopsis: A 4-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while attending a church service at Oasis Christian Church in Santa Ana on Father’s Day. Jose Trinidad Tavarez has been working as a handyman and security guard for the Oasis Christian Church for the past year. Tavarez has been living out of his van, which was parked on the church property. Continue reading
I wonder how many of those Irvine residents that showed up at the O.C. Board of Supervisors meeting this week to complain about the homeless will be at church this Easter Sunday praising Jesus – who pretty much asked his followers to take care of the poor?
It is one of the dichotomies of conservative Christian Orange County. There are churches all over the place but they minister, for the most part, to the well-off and mostly ignore the downtrodden. Continue reading
The event, which will begin at 12 pm in the courtyard of the Trinity Cristo Rey Lutheran Church located at 902 S. Broadway, in Santa Ana, will celebrate school choice with CCS’ scholars, parents, and staff. Scholars will be able to share why school choice is important to them while wearing their school choice scarves and enjoying ice cream. The event is open to CCS scholars, parents, teachers, and staff; media may RSVP. Continue reading
Santa Ana United Methodist Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival on Oct. 31, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 2121 N. Grand Ave., in Santa Ana, in their back parking lot. This church is located next to Northeast Santa Ana Little League and Sierra Prepatory Academy.
Come out dressed as your favorite video game character and level up on your candy! Enjoy a safe and family friendly Halloween night with games, music and lots of candy. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 16CF0751
Date: July 5, 2017
*Defendant was out of custody after being convicted of vandalism of religious property
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman was sentenced to two years in county jail today for committing a hate crime, grand theft, and vandalism for stealing three gold statues from a Buddhist temple in Santa Ana.
Defendant: Trang Thu Pham, 48, Santa Ana
Pleaded guilty today to felony counts of: Continue reading
Charlene Hanson, 71, was hit by a vehicle tonight, June 17, as she crossed the street away from her church, and was in critical condition at a hospital, according to the O.C. Register.
Hanson was leaving St. Joseph Church, on foot, crossing Civic Center Drive, heading due north, away from the church, when she was struck by a Toyota Tacoma at about 6:19 p.m. Continue reading
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Case # 15CF2004
Date: May 19, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 60 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting three girls under the age of 14 he met through church.
Defendant: Jose Luis Aguilera, 42, Santa Ana
Found guilty by a jury on April 28, 2017, of: Continue reading
Live, Work, Play, and Worship
A New Movement of Neighborhood Churches in Orange County
Santa Ana, CA – May 12, 2017 – Sovereign Grace Church in Old Towne Orange announces plans for a new congregation in Downtown Santa Ana. As in Orange, Santa Ana is becoming an attractive place to live, work, and play. Sovereign Grace want to add worship to the list.
“Remember back when neighborhoods had churches?” asks Pastor Eric Turbedsky. “The average church- goer in Orange County passes numerous churches on their way to a Sunday service. No wonder we find it so hard to love our neighbors. We don’t know our neighbors.” This move to worship where you live, not unlike the “buy local” movement, encourages people to invest in the life of their community. Continue reading
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LARGEST GRADUATION CLASS OF THE “OPEN WORD,” A BLOSSOMING REVIVAL IN CHRISTIANITY
SANTA ANA—Joyful cheers, applause and confetti erupted in the auditorium as 1,250 students graduated from Zion Mission Seminary on April 30, 2017. This is the largest graduating class in the United States from the program since its inception in 1984.
Zion Mission Seminary is known in the United States for its 6-month “Open Word” curriculum that teaches biblical prophecies and how they will fulfill. While theology schools and seminaries traditionally charge a great sum for tuition, Zion Mission Seminary is offered free of charge to the public. Continue reading
Jose Luis Aguilera, a 42, a Santa Ana man, was convicted today of several felony counts for molesting young girls that he met through his Jehovah’s Witness congregation, according to the O.C. Register.
Aguilera was convicted on four counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14, but charges of kidnapping for child molesting and four counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14 did not stick because the jury deadlocked. He was also acquitted of another count of lewd acts on a child younger than 14, according to court records. Continue reading
Jose Luis Aguilera, a 42, a Santa Ana man accused of molesting four girls aged 8 to 12 that he met at his Jehovah’s Witness congregation, is on trial this week, according to the O.C. Register.
Aguilera’s defense attorney, Sara Ross of the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, told the jury that her client was a victim of “false accusations.” That’s right – Ross essentially said that all of the girls Aguilera allegedly molested are liars. Continue reading
The Power of Easter: Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary to Host 23rd Annual Easter Service
Join Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary for its 23rd annual Easter Sunrise Service titled “The Power of Easter” on Sunday, April 16. Families and community members will unite to hear inspirational Easter messages and music by The Praise Symphony Orchestra and The Calvary Church Celebration Choir.
Special guests will include Nelson Cook of Christian Business Men’s Connection, Pastor Ric Olsen from the Beacon Church of Orange and Pastor Drew Smithson of Orange County First Assembly. Continue reading