The Orange County Vector Control District is now saying that they did not conduct any aerial spraying of any chemicals in Santa Ana and surrounding cities yesterday. Well we never said they did! We pointed to their own Facebook page and website where they admitted to backpack spraying.
Did you smell something awful in Santa Ana this evening? Turns out we got sprayed with poisonous chemicals with no advance notice – and we paid for it.
The Orange County Vector Control District admitted on their Facebook page that they conducted adult mosquito control applications via truck or backpack today in Huntington Beach, La Habra, Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange and Santa Ana. Notice that they did not spray any of the wealthy cities in south Orange County. Continue reading
SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Valid: Wednesday, July 4 through Thursday, July 5, 2018
Air quality is likely to reach unhealthful levels in areas throughout the South Coast Air Basin and in the Coachella Valley at times through July 5. Emissions from fireworks are expected to contribute to elevated levels of particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), which can reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality category, or higher, during and after the evening fireworks displays related to Independence Day celebrations. The firework emissions are expected to begin in the evening of Wednesday, July 4th with particulate levels expected to remain elevated through the morning of Thursday, July 5th.
The smoke and combustion products from fireworks add to the fine particles already present in the Basin that are primarily caused by motor vehicles, as well as fugitive dust and industrial emissions. Ozone concentrations are also expected to reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category or higher, in the afternoons and evenings through the holiday into the upcoming weekend in many inland areas.
SCAQMD Advisory updates can be found at the following link: Continue reading
This advisory is in effect today, Tuesday, Oct. 10, through Wednesday morning, Oct. 11.
SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available.
A brush fire, named the Canyon Fire 2, is burning in Orange County near Gypsum Canyon, Anaheim Hills and towards the cities of Tustin and Orange. The burn area is reported to be 7,500 acres this morning, with 5 percent containment. Smoke is currently heavy in the vicinity. Breezy winds from the east will transition to a sea breeze from the southwest starting around 11 a.m. Smoke and ash impacts will be greatest in the vicinity of the fire and downwind into portions of Orange County this morning and likely into Riverside County this afternoon, depending on evolving fire conditions. Air quality may
reach Unhealthy levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke.
Areas of direct smoke impacts and Unhealthy air quality include portions of: Continue reading
You Are Invited: Spend Earth Day at the Cube on Saturday April 22
Earth Day is all about environmental stewardship, and OC Waste & Recycling invites residents to learn how small changes can make a big impact. Here are two family-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day. Join the fun and enhance your recycling at home, in your school and in your community.
City of Santa Ana
The City’s Bristol Street Improvement Project, Phase 2: from 3rd Street to Civic Center Drive, has been selected for the American Society of Civil Engineers Roadways & Highways Project of the Year.
Many aspects of the project design and construction demonstrate a level of sustainability not previously seen on road construction projects. Continue reading
SOCAL DRIVERS CAN AVOID PAYING MOST EXPENSIVE GAS PRICES IN NATION
Newest E85 Station in Santa Ana to Offer Ethanol for 85 cents a Gallon
Pearson Fuels and the fueling-station retailer Chevron are teaming up for the grand opening of Santa Ana’s newest E85 station. To honor the occasion, E85 fuel will be sold for just 85 cents a gallon. Customers can also enjoy free food and beverages, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about E85 from a Pearson expert. In addition, Fuel Freedom Foundation representatives will be on hand to discuss the importance of fuel choice when filling up at the pump. Continue reading
The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District issued a panicky press release today as they have confirmed the first mosquito samples infected with West Nile virus (WNV) in the City of Santa Ana for 2016.
The mosquitoes were collected in a mosquito trap at Alona St. & 21st St., and on E. Chestnut Ave. Their teams will be posting the areas this week. They will also be sending crew members to alert residents to the detection of WNV and preventative measures residents can take to protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes and WNV. Continue reading
Here are a few projects organized by nonprofit OneOC going on this Friday for Earth Day:
OneOC “Spirit of Giving-Environmental Literacy” – Countywide 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Education (Service-Leaning) – Spirit of Giving empowers Title-1 first-grade students to improve literacy skills while teaching them how they can make a difference in their communities, regardless of their personal circumstances. Volunteers will assist first grade teachers, reading and reflecting with students on environmental topics as well as present each child with a book for their personal library.
- Heritage Elementary – Santa Ana = 3-6 Spots 8:30 a.m.
- Lincoln Elementary – Santa Ana 9:00 a.m. State Farm volunteers
- Monroe Elementary – Santa Ana 9:00 a.m.
- Wallace Davis Elementary- Santa Ana 8:30 a.m.
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
March 12, 2016 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saddleback High School parking lot – 2802 S. Flower Street
Free to Santa Ana Residents
Items accepted: Adhesives, aerosols, art/hobby supplies, automotive products, batteries, cleaners/waxes, flammables, lubricants/oils, fluorescent tubes, thermostats, thermometers, paint, household/garden poison, electronics, and tires – limit 4 per vehicle, commercial tires not accepted. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016
Contact: Tricia Landquist, email@example.com, (714) 834-2178
Trichloroethylene Detected in Indoor Air Samples at Santa Ana Site
(Santa Ana) – Information provided by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) indicates that several chemicals have been detected in soil, groundwater and in air at 1224 E. Pomona St. in the City of Santa Ana. DTSC has been conducting sampling of the soil, soil gas, groundwater and indoor air at and around this former plating facility and will be using this information to develop a plan to remove the chemical contamination. Several of the chemicals detected are considered human carcinogens and/or cause other toxic effects to humans. Continue reading
NO-BURN ALERT: MANDATORY WOOD-BURNING BAN IN EFFECT TODAY AND TOMORROW FOR RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTH COAST AIR BASIN
All Indoor and Outdoor Residential Wood Burning Prohibited Due to High Air Pollution Predicted for Today and Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 10
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a residential no-burn alert effective Wednesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 10, 2015, for all those living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
SCAQMD reminds residents in these areas that burning wood in their fireplaces is prohibited from midnight tonight through midnight on Thursday night. Continue reading
The OC GOP’s Chairman, Fred Whitaker celebrated the Republican takeover of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) that took place this week when Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, a moderate Democrat, was replaced by Lake Forest Councilman Dwight Robinson, a Republican.
But Whitaker’s celebration might be very short lived. A well-placed source told me today that the Democrats in Sacramento are livid about the GOP’s shenanigans – which were engineered, allegedly, by none other than former Anaheim Mayor, turned lobbyist, Curt Pringle , on behalf of the oil industry. Continue reading
Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido used to be friendly with former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle back in the day. The two of them often teamed up with former Irvine Mayor Larry Agran – and were referred to as the Tres Caballeros. Well Agran was booted off the Irvine City Council when the Republicans took over in Irvine and Pringle went on to become a lobbyist. And now Pringle has, as a lobbyist, turned on Pulido.
Pulido served on the Board of Governors of the South Coast Air Quality Management District for over a decade. That gig is over now as Pringle and several prominent Republican leaders led a movement to dump Pulido and replace him with a Republican – Lake Forest Councilman Dwight Robinson. Continue reading
Santa Ana School Police Department
This is an important message from the Santa Ana Unified School District. We have been informed by the Orange County Fire Authority that residents may be experiencing a smell of natural gas in certain areas of the city due to a routine procedure at a refinery in Seal Beach.
Normally, the procedure would not leave a smell; however, due to the low cloud cover this morning, the gas is unable to pass through. We have been assured that there is no immediate danger or need to evacuate students. Continue reading