SANTA ANA, CA – The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is modeling the adage “It takes a village to raise a child,” with the Grand Opening Celebration of the District’s Wellness Center that is designed to be a hub for community engagement for families, staff, and community members to collaborate and access resources that benefit students, the school, and the entire school community. Continue reading
Case # 18HF0720
Date: May 18, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Law enforcement is seeking potential additional victims of a music teacher who was charged and is scheduled to be arraigned today for sexually assaulting a violin student under 11 years old in Irvine.
Defendant: Peter Daesul Kwon, 32, Irvine
Charged today with the following felony counts: Continue reading
From: Renee Miller
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:42 PM
Subject: Urgent financial assistance needed for The Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana, California
To: Adnan AlYousef
I am a retired faculty member from the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Our college’s Foundation has been working with the Colleges of Excellence for the past few years and recently entered into a partnership with Al Khaleej, forming Saudi American Educational Services, LLC. Continue reading
Saturday, May 19 Car Giveaway
One High School Student with Perfect Attendance Will Win a 2018 Chevy Sonic!
Event: One lucky Santa Ana Unified School District high school student, who has had perfect attendance all year long, will be the winner of a brand new car as part of the Perfect Attendance Car Giveaway promotion courtesy of Bruce Hamlin, Owner of Guaranty Chevrolet, located at 711 East 17th Street in Santa Ana.
Every year, Hamlin hosts a celebration in the Guaranty Chevrolet showroom for nearly 816 eligible high school students. “The main reason we do this is to help the community. The more students that attend classes daily, the more educated the student becomes. Those are the people that become good citizens and therefore help the community. I feel it’s beholden on the businesses in each community to help keep our communities strong and safe.” said Hamlin. Continue reading
Irvine, Calif. (May 16, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department has arrested a violin teacher who is accused of felony sexual misconduct with a child from 2005-2007. Peter Kwon, 32, was taken into custody Wednesday at 11:55 a.m. outside his Irvine home.
At the time of the crimes, Kwon taught violin lessons out of his home. His victim, Jane Doe, was an 8-year-old student when the abuse began. Jane Doe came forward to Irvine Police detectives last month and an investigation was initiated. Kwon was arrested for lewd acts with a child under age 14 and digital penetration of a child under age 10. Police believe there is at least one other victim. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
Construction Technology Program available for individuals that like working outdoors, using hand tools, and have an interest in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Program provides training in various apprenticeship construction trades, such as: Carpentry, Iron Worker, Electrical, Plumbing and many more. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA — Put on your shades and have some fun in the sun with the Santa Ana Public Library! The library will hold a Summer Programs Kick-Off on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in preparation for their line-up of summer programming. Learn about this year’s Summer Reading Program for children and adults, “Reading Takes You Everywhere”, participate in activities, win prizes, and get library resources. The event will take place outside the Main Library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
As part of the celebration, local radio station La Ranchera 96.7FM will play music and help get the community ready for a great summer of library programming. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Santa Ana, Calif. — May 1, 2018 — Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), a renowned public charter school located in midtown Santa Ana, and the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) have entered an agreement to provide school policing and safety services to the campus, students and staff. The three-year contract includes the hiring of a dedicated sworn police officer to serve as a school resource officer. Officer Sonia Rojo has been selected by a two-panel process facilitated by both parties to fill this role.
Officer Rojo began working as a police officer in Santa Ana in 2010. Since then, she has worked in a variety of capacities, including patrol officer, special enforcement officer and her current assignment of detective. She has received extensive training in narcotics investigation and drug abuse recognition, uniformed response to active shooters, and has completed the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Academy. She will begin her assignment at OCSA on May 9, 2018. Officer Rojo will be an active part of the school’s overall safety and security program, help to coordinate efforts with OCSA security personnel, help protect the school’s property and resources, monitor pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and maintain the safety and security of students and staff. Continue reading
The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) just blew $1 million dollars of taxpayer money fighting a ridiculous lawsuit that never should have happened in the first place. And the lawsuit came about because of complete and utter mismanagement at the RSCCD.
Plaintiff Marisa Hernandez worked for the Rancho Santiago Community College District on and off for a number of years without any complaints about her performance. In 2013, she was hired as an administrative assistant. During her one-year probationary period, her performance was to be evaluated at three months, seven months, and 11 months. At the completion of 12 months of probation, she would be considered a permanent employee. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA – On April 21, 2018, Santa Ana Public Library, winner of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services, will celebrate the 10th Annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The celebration, also known as Día, will take place at the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will showcase a variety of fun-filled activities and services for children and their families.
Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy, thus the creation of Día. Día annually celebrates children, families, and literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Continue reading
Are you ready to give SAUSD more of your hard-earned money?
The Santa Ana Unified School District is currently working on a $497 million dollar Bond Measure to be put on the upcoming November ballot. If passed, the Bond Measure will increase our property taxes and cost close to ONE BILLION DOLLARS to pay off with interest!
Why do they need this Bond Measure? Continue reading
The Bowers Museum’s free Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival is set for today, April 8, 2018, from 11 am to 3:30 p.m. This event will feature the Taiko Center of Los Angeles and visiting artist Fudendaiko from Fudenji Zen Monastery in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy.
Enjoy beautiful folk and classical dances, as well as koto and lute music of Japan. Feast your eyes on the work of world renown candy sculptor Shan Ichiyanagi. Round out the day with art projects and face painting for the entire family. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
The City of Santa Ana and Delhi Center in collaboration with Google Digital Coaches Program invite you to attend a free business workshop. Learn about Google digital marketing tools to jump-start your business through a Google Digital Coach.
SAUSD School Police abruptly shut down the Northeast Santa Ana Little League (NESALL) today – traumatizing the innocent children who were playing baseball at the field located next to Sierra Preparatory Academy.
NESALL has been teaching kids baseball since 1954. While they stage baseball games at Portola and Cabrillo Parks their headquarters are at a field located next to Sierra Prepatory Academy, at 2021 N. Grand Ave. Continue reading
Do you remember when Raul Rodriguez, chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, called the Coast Community College District’s trustees “dysfunctional” and he alleged that they had displayed “passive aggressive racism” when they fired their Chancellor Andrew Jones, an African-American? (Source – O.C. Register)
Turns out the CCCD Trustees had many good reasons to fire Jones – he simply wasn’t very good at his job. And if they were racists why would they have hired him in the first place? (Source – O.C. Register)
Now the political correctness chickens are coming home to roost for Rodriguez. Continue reading