The SAPD and the Fullerton Police are trying to figure out if this suspect is also the man who robbed JJ’s Liquor, located at 2238 W. Orangethorpe Ave., in Fullerton, at around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
Raul Vazquez Jr., 50, of Santa Ana, was killed on Thursday morning when he was struck by a vehicle when he got out of a disabled car on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway, according to the Fountain Valley Patch.
Aimee Guadalupe Lopez, 23-year-old woman, was charged Wednesday with molesting and sending illicit selfies to the 12-year-old son of a friend in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
Lopez is now facing two counts of lewd acts with a minor younger than 14 and sending harmful matter to a minor with the intent to seduce, all felonies. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA — On Monday, November 20, 2017, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick issued a court order that permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s Executive Order to deny funding to cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, sometimes referred to as “sanctuary cities”. The lawsuits were brought forth by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara, challenging the constitutionality of Executive Order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” Continue reading
SANTA ANA POLICE STEP UP DUI ENFORCEMENT
The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Wednesday November 22, 2017. It will begin at 7:30 PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30 AM. It will be conducted in the area of 1000 E 4th. Street, in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading
ALDI, one of America’s Favorite Grocery Stores*, Opens First Alhambra and Santa Ana Stores on November 30
ALDI Investing $3.4 Billion to Increase Store Count to 2,500 by 2022
Moreno Valley, CA – On November 30, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer Alhambra and Santa Ana residents a fresh, new shopping experience as it opens its first Alhambra and Santa Ana stores, located at 2121 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 and 2830 S. Bristol Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704. The Alhambra and Santa Ana stores are part of the aggressive $3.4 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. ALDI currently has more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers each month. Continue reading
Police arrested identical twin brothers, Jamal Walker and Jamel Walker – identical twin, 42-year-old brothers, of Los Angeles, early on Sunday, Nov. 19, on suspicion of burglarizing a Costa Mesa rare-coin shop and leading police on a car chase and foot pursuit, according to the O.C. Register.
Someone watching a security camera at the burglarized business saw two men break open the front doors and steal property from a shop that sells rare coins, precious metals and sports memorabilia. The shop is located at the 1900 block of Harbor Blvd. Continue reading
Daniel Enrique Ramirez, 24, of Santa Ana; and Joshua Rudy Ramirez, 21, of Corona, pleaded guilty to gang activity, eluding police and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the O.C. Register.
Both men were sentenced to eight years in prison after they led the SAPD on a high-speed pursuit that began in Santa Ana and ended when they crashed into an 80-year-old woman’s bedroom in Fountain Valley. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 16, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) will continue to serve as the statewide traffic safety training agency through its acceptance of two grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a training and Vertical Prosecution Program. OCDA was given $672,500 for the Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driver Vertical Prosecution Program and $594,600 for the California Traffic Safety Resource Program Training Network. OCDA has been working in partnership with OTS on Traffic Safety and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) prosecutions since 2011. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
The Santa Ana Police Department has been awarded a $455,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong program of special enforcements and public awareness campaigns to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Santa Ana Department will use this funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. Continue reading
Alfredo Mendoza Heredia, a 39-year-old man, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 14 with sexually assaulting two girls over a period of several years, starting when they were 6 and 8 years old, after moving into a Santa Ana residence shared by several families, according to the O.C. Register.
Mendoza Heredia, who listed his occupation as a plumber, is currently being held without bail. Continue reading
A developer is planning to build a 517-unit apartment building at 2525 North Main Street (north-east corner of Main Street and Edgewood Road). That developer, AC 2525 Main LLC, is going to host two presentations, one from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and one from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, at the Discovery Science Cube, located at 2500 N. Main, in Santa Ana.
The 5.9-acre site currently contains a two-story office building and paved parking lot which are proposed for demolition. The applicant is proposing to construct a five-story building apartment building wrapped around an eight-story parking structure containing 910 parking spaces. Courtyards, landscaping and various on-site amenities are also proposed. The project will require a general plan amendment, zone change, and environmental impact report. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is hosting a community open house for the OC Streetcar project – the first modern streetcar in Orange County. Stop by any time during the open house this Thursday, November 16, 2017, to learn the latest on the design of the streetcar system, project schedule, upcoming construction and more. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA – The City of Santa Ana will be hosting the fifth annual Plaza Navideña event and Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Plaza Calle Cuatro, located at the corner of Fourth and French Streets. This free event will take place from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will include the annual tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, including mariachi and folklórico dancing, piñatas for children, and, of course, a special visit from Santa Claus! Along with the festivities, hot chocolate and tasty buñuelos will be provided. The event is free to the public.
For more information on Plaza Navideña, please visit www.santa-ana.org/parks/upcomingevents/ or contact the City of Santa Ana Special Events office at (714) 571-4227.
Inicie las Festividades con el Quinto Festival Anual de Plaza Navideña y Ceremonia para Iluminar el Arbol Navideño
SANTA ANA – La Ciudad de Santa Ana celebrará su quinto festival anual de Plaza Navideña y ceremonia para iluminar el Árbol Navideño este sábado, 18 de noviembre de 2017 en la Plaza Calle Cuatro, ubicado en la esquina de las calles Cuatro y French. Este evento gratuito se llevará a cabo entre las 5:00 PM y 8:00 PM e incluirá la ceremonia anual de iluminación del árbol navideño, entretenimiento en vivo, incluyendo Mariachi y baile folklórico, piñatas para niños, y por supuesto, una visita de Santa Claus! Complementando las festividades, se servirá chocolate caliente y sabrosos buñuelos. El evento es gratis al público.
Para más información, por favro visite www.santa-ana.org/parks/upcomingevents/.