This event will feature Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, who will talk about how Santa Ana is doing. He usually joins his sons and his dad in performing a few traditional Mexican folks songs as well. Continue reading
Mark Vladimir Prizmic, a 19-year-old Realtor from Anaheim, California, was recently appointed by president Trump to serve as the new board member of the Orange County Selective Service System (SSS) Board.
According to the official site of the United States Government: Selective Service System, the mission statement of the SSS is “to furnish manpower to the Defense Department during a national emergency, to manage alternative service for men classified as conscientious objectors, and to register, with only a few exceptions, all male U.S. citizens and male immigrants residing in the United States who are ages 18 through 25…”. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2017
SB-10, SB-421, SB-620
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) strongly opposes three California State Senate bills that change firearm sentencing enhancement requirements, bail and pretrial release, and sex offender registration. Crime victims’ rights leaders Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III (Marsy’s Law) and Erin Runnion (The Joyful Child Foundation) joined the OCDA at the news conference to voice their opinions. Continue reading
The Santa Ana Parent Union is hosting their next free Movie Night on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at El Zocalo Restaurant, located at 301 N. Tustin Ave., in Santa Ana. The featured movie will be “Waiting for Superman.”
Waiting for ‘Superman’ is the highly acclaimed documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Participant Media about the serious challenges facing the American education system. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our public-education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children and is buckling. Continue reading
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Thursday arrested Nadia Davis Lockyer, 46, of Long Beach, a former SAUSD School Board Member and a former Alameda County supervisor, who is the wife of Bill Lockyer, a 76-year old former California attorney general, at a Twain Harte vacation home on suspicion of battery on a spouse, according to the Union Democrat.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call from inside a home on Fireside Drive near Twain Harte Lake at about 10:55 a.m. The caller said an intoxicated woman was yelling and throwing things. That woman turned out to be Nadia. Continue reading
Contact: Lt. Lane Lagaret, 714.904.7042, LLagaret@ocsd.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 26, 2017) – The decedent who was previously misidentified as Frank M. Kerrigan, 57, has been positively identified by fingerprints. The Coroner Division is attempting to locate and notify family therefore we will not be releasing the name of the decedent at this time. Until his family can be found or all efforts are exhausted, his body will remain interred at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Continue reading
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to retire at end of current term
Endorses Undersheriff Don Barnes as her successor
Santa Ana, CA – – Sandra Hutchens, Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, announced today that she will not seek reelection in 2018 and is endorsing Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes.
“At the end of my current term, I will have spent almost 40 years in law enforcement and over 10 years as Sheriff of Orange County,” said Hutchens. “It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as Sheriff and I would not even consider retiring if there was not a highly qualified and electable candidate ready to serve. Continue reading
At the last meeting, SAUSD Board President John Palacio publicly admitted that the SAUSD never built pools at Century High School and at Godinez High School, despite promises to do so. Unfortunately, the SAUSD is not good at properly managing Bond Measure money to build new facilities so some schools go without while other schools get new sports amenities. For example, Segerstrom High School is currently inexplicably replacing their existing score board in the gym with a brand new $70K video score board!
Century High School’s Swim and Water Polo Teams were traveling to Santa Ana High School to use their pool, but eventually both of these teams disbanded. The Coach and Athletes at Godinez High School have to use the pool at Valley High School but they do not have access to the pool until after 5 pm. The students sometimes do not get home from practice until after 9 pm which is not good for them! Continue reading
Do you recall that our Santa Ana City Council completely screwed up and forgot to get bids for our city trash contract, which is worth over $35 Million Dollars? Well guess what? Councilman David Benavides has accepted over $25K in donations to KidWorks – which hired Benavides to be their Executive Director.
While these donations are not technically illegal what really stinks is that Benavides is, according to our sources, planning to vote to extend the trash contract to Waste Management with NO competitive RFP (request for proposal). In other words they appear to have paid him to roll over and hand them back millions of city dollars. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Date: June 13, 2017
*Allegations characterized by the Orange County Grand Jury as “witch-hunt”
OCDA is addressing only the parts of the report pertaining to the Office and defers inquiries regarding the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County Grand Jury’s (OCGJ) report released today entitled “The Myth of the Orange County Jailhouse Informant Program,” confirms the steadfast position of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) both in court and in the media regarding informant matters. The OCGJ debunked the media “witch-hunt” for agency corruption, in examining People v. Dekraai and People v. Wozniak.
“The OCGJ is confident there is no program of jailhouse informant use for criminal investigation in the Orange County jails.” (p. 19). Furthermore, the OCGJ found that “Allegations of intentional motivation by a corrupt district attorney’s office … to violate citizen’s constitutional rights are unfounded. Disparate facts have been woven together and a combination of conjecture and random events have been juxtaposed to create a tenuous narrative insinuating nefarious intent. That narrative does not stand up to factual validation.” (p. 5)
Key points and findings include: Continue reading
Santa Ana, CA (May 26, 2017) — At the South County Senior Summit hosted by Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, in Laguna Woods, the Orange County Office on Aging announced it launched the OC Senior Resources mobile application.
The free mobile app allows the public to easily access senior services and resources, such as disability services, caregiver support, employment, education, financial assistance and insurance. Additional features allow individuals to seek hotline numbers, behavioral health services, veteran benefits and volunteer opportunities. Continue reading
Re: Make Cali Great Event at ESports “Summer of Conservatism”
Note – a friend wrote this on Facebook but asked us to keep her name out of it
Upon learning that your establishment was being rented to the Make Cali Great organization for their “Summer of Conservatism” event. I, along with other community members of Santa Ana became extremely alarmed and upset to see that your venue (the ESports Arena in DTSA) would be given hate speech a platform to speak in the middle of Downtown Santa Ana/LA CUATRO.
The event highlighted keynote speaker Kyle Chapman a.k.a. “Based Stickman” who became famous when he got arrested in Berkeley for assault with a deadly weapon after hitting a protestor in the head. He is currently out on bail. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Lou Correa tried to conduct an Immigration Workshop and Town Hall meeting yesterday at Santa Ana’s Delhi Center but a fracas broke out between Trump supporters and immigration supporters.
The ESports Arena has decided to cancel the “Summer of Conservatism” event planned for DTSA. Apparently the ESports Arena was not affiliated with the event, instead the event was booked using an online form and they were not aware that their venue was being used by anti-Latino Trumpers until we posted about it. Here is the full notice from the ESports Arena: Continue reading