In a few weeks the mobile food vending ordinance will be coming back to the Santa Ana City Council for consideration. I want to make it clear that I support mobile food vending! But Produce and Food Trucks in the City of Santa Ana have existing regulations that do not adequately address the challenges of operating food /produce trucks in our city today. Santa Ana must attempt to balance entrepreneurship with the quality of life and preservation of public health and safety for all. We must take a look at the following 4 policy areas and come up with a balance approach that considers the economic and social impact for all Santa Ana Residents. Continue reading
An unidentified man lead SAPD police officers on a brief pursuit this morning before he crashed into two cars and was finally arrested, according to the O.C. Register.
The SAPD received calls about the man being passed out in a Toyota Prius that was parked but left running, at around 8 a.m. on Flower Street. The callers thought the guy might have been drunk. Continue reading
While the Santa Ana City Council considers blowing $123 million in Federal funds, while stubbornly clinging to their new Sanctuary City status, folks keep getting shot. Two more men were shot and wounded tonight – a day after two men were shot yesterday evening.
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
SANTA ANA – The Santa Ana City Council, who recently adopted an ordinance solidifying into law a resolution declaring the City of Santa Ana a sanctuary for all its residents, has been confronted by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order that targets what he refers to as “sanctuary cities.” The City of Santa Ana respects the Office of the President of the United States, but respectfully disagrees with President Trump’s Executive Order that would take federal funds away from “sanctuary cities.”
“The safety and well-being of our community is our number-one priority. Santa Ana is committed to equality, and will continue to treat all its residents with respect and dignity,” said Mayor Miguel A. Pulido. Continue reading
The bloody start to Santa Ana’s New Year continued on Friday, Jan. 20, with two more shootings.
At 3 p.m. a witness reported seeing a male pedestrian talking with a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at around 719 East First Street, in Santa Ana. Then the pedestrian pulled out a handgun and he fired at the vehicle as it took off. The vehicle was damaged by the gunshot. Continue reading
Last year , Santa Ana also started off the year with a high spike in gang shootings. One shooting is unacceptable just like one pedestrian fatality is unacceptable on Santa Ana streets. In the past 10 years, over 100 people have died walking or biking and thousands have been injured. Hence, we should do what we can to help combat these gang shootings and pedestrian collisions and fatalities immediately.
Gang shootings and violence are at on all time high since the early 90’s. Many will say that it has to do with prop 47 and AB 109. Others will say we don’t have enough officers on the streets, others will say we have neglected community policing and have invested 120 million dollars annually to the police department and have seen little or no results in combating crime. Finally, others will say that very few dollars have been invested in Prevention and Intervention programs. Continue reading
It was another bloody and violent night in Santa Ana this evening as four men were hurt in three separate shootings, according to the O.C. Register.
The SAPD received a call just before 7 p.m. this evening about shots fired and a possible victim down at the 900 block of South Townsend Street. Sure enough when the police arrived at the scene they found a man who had been shot in his upper torso. The man is now in critical condition at a local hospital. Continue reading
An angry crowd of more than 650 anti-Donald Trump protesters took over several Santa Ana intersections Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning, pelting police with rocks, bottles and illegal fireworks, according to the O.C. Register.
So how did our City Council react to this mayhem? Continue reading
The absentee ballots were sent to Santa Ana voters this week. So now it is time to vote! This is an important local election as the City Council majority is at stake. Our current City Council majority is trying to fool the voters into giving them a 700% raise via Measure PP. Needless to say we oppose Measure PP. If anything our City Council deserves less of our tax money, not more. Vote No on Measure PP!
Santa Ana City Council Election: Continue reading
At about 11:30 PM on Friday October 14th an adult male suspect exited his vehicle and shot at an occupied parked vehicle multiple times, at at 200 N. Lacy, in Santa Ana.
The vehicle was struck multiple times and the female and male passengers were not struck, according to SAPD Case Number 16-27216. Continue reading
Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez is hosting a fundraiser for her Supervisorial campaign on Wednesday, September 28th at the law offices of AlvaradoSmith, located 1 MacArthur Place, Suite 200, in Santa Ana.
Another violent week in Santa Ana ended with a dead teen and another wounded teen, when they were shot by suspected gangbangers at the 400 block of South Birch Street on Friday night, according to the O.C. Register.
SAPD police officers responded to the scene, at about 9:30 p.m, when they received a call about shots fired. They found evidence of a shooting but at the time did not find the victims. Continue reading
Miguel Umana, 30, an armed parole violator who uses the nickname “Little Stomper,” was arrested by the SAPD after leading the police on a crazed pursuit that injured three people when he crashed into a stage at the Fiestas Patrias event, on Friday night, according to the O.C. Register.
The police chase began when an SAPD police officer tried to pull Umana over at the 800 block of South Cypress Ave., at around 8:30 p.m. on Friday night. The police officer had identified Umana as a wanted parolee at large. Continue reading