The Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies (AISS) is hosting their 5th Annual Bridging the Gap celebration on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Highway 39 Event Center, located at 1563 South State College Blvd., in Anaheim. Come to support and celebrate 4.0 and above students as they get into the right university for their STEM program. Click here to buy your tickets, starting at only $5.99. Continue reading
Nicholas Academic Centers (NAC) is partnering with the Santa Ana Unified School District to make earning a college degree a reality for more students in Santa Ana, with 100 percent of students in the NAC programs expected to attend college after high school and 80 percent expected to attend a four-year university. Continue reading
Do you remember Nativo Lopez? He was a Santa Ana School Board member who was recalled in 2003 due in part to allegations that he was impeding the implementation of Proposition 227 in the 62,000-student school system. Prop. 227 was the measure backed by wealthy Republican Ron Unz that put a stop to bilingual education in California. Unz also spent $100,00 to gather the signatures that put the Lopez recall on the ballot.
But in the November General Election this year California’ voters reversed Prop. 227 – by passing Prop. 58 they restored bilingual education in the Golden State. And this week the Santa Ana City Council passed a Sanctuary City resolution. Continue reading
Santa Ana School Police Department
Wednesday December 7th, 2016, 10:27 a.m. PST
Update: The lockdown has been lifted as of 10:33 a.m. The suspect has been arrested by the SAPD.
Police are searching for a suspect in the area of Thorpe Fundamental School. As a precaution only, Thorpe has been placed in a lockdown. Police Officers are on site at the school Students are safe. Continue reading
We don’t get snow days here in Santa Ana but the students at Pio Pico Elementary got to skip school today after a car crashed into a power pole early this morning, forcing the school to close for the day, according to the O.C. Register.
Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of California
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 18, 2016
SANTA ANA, California – A former teacher with the Santa Ana School District who traveled to the Philippines to engage in sex with two girls and produced videos of the abuse has been convicted in federal court of seven child exploitation offenses.
Robert Ruben Ornelas, 65, of Santa Ana, a onetime school teacher and girl’s softball coach, was found guilty yesterday afternoon of seven counts – two counts of engaging in sexual conduct in a foreign place, three counts of producing child pornography, and two counts of possessing child pornography. Continue reading
You are probably as sick of this year’s general election as I am. The last few weeks have given us all plenty to dislike about the top two presidential nominees – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And here in Santa Ana several candidates aligned with the Democratic Party have tried to use Trump against Republicans running for non-partisan offices, in one of the most underhanded schemes I have ever seen in my over 20 years of covering Orange County politics.
These candidates, including Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Claudia Alvarez and the slate of SAUSD School Board candidates sponsored by the Santa Ana Educators’ Association (the teachers’ union) – including Rigo Rodriguez, Mark McLoughlin and Alfonso Alvarez, have forgotten that Santa Ana is not quite as Democratic as they think it is. Continue reading
Saturday, October 22, 2016
(October 17, 2016) – The Santa Ana Unified School District invites parents, students, and community members interested in learning about the unique opportunities and programs available to students at its 57 schools to attend “We are SAUSD School Choice Fair,” to be held Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in downtown Santa Ana on 4th Street.
“Our focus is to prepare all of our students for college and career beginning as early as preschool, so our School Choice Fair is a great opportunity for parents to get a head start on the variety of options that we have for their children so that they can plan and make the best decisions for their education,” said Dr. Stefanie Phillips, Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District. 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!
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It looks like SAUSD School Board candidate Mark McLoughlin has ditched the other two candidates who were also endorsed by the Santa Ana Educators’ Association – Dr. Rigoberto Rodriguez and Dr. Alfonso Alvarez. McLouthlin’s campaign just dropped a mailer that omits any mention of Rodriguez and Alvarez and encourages voters to only vote for McLoughlin. Continue reading
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Contact: Bruce Bauer, 949-293-5311 – email@example.com
GAVIN NEWSOM, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA, ENDORSES BRUCE BAUER FOR SANTA ANA SCHOOL BOARD
Santa Ana, CA – Demonstrating his potent force in the race for the Santa Ana Unified School District Board race, Bruce Bauer, currently the Vice-Chair of the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission collected yet another major statewide endorsement from California’s Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom. Gavin Newsom is currently the Lieutenant Governor for the State of California and was elected to that position in 2010. Prior to Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom was the Mayor of San Francisco. He is considered a top-contender for the 2018 governor’s race.
Responding to news of the endorsement, Bruce Bauer remarked: Continue reading
Clown hysteria has finally arrived at Santa Ana public schools. One of our readers is a local public school teacher at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School. She reported today what she called “the strangest experience in nearly 30 years of teaching.” Apparently the teachers at her school were in their lounge, on a break, when a cafeteria worker screamed “Lock the doors! Call the police!” and numerous children were brought into the kitchen while the doors were locked. Outside, kids were running, screaming and some were even crying. The principal rang the nutrition bell early and one of the teachers proclaimed, “They have ruined my nutrition!” Continue reading
Latino Health Access hosted an SAUSD School Board candidates forum tonight. All of the candidates participated except for Cecilia Iglesias and Angie Cano.
Norberto Santana, the Editor of the Voice of OC, a digital publication, served as the event moderator. The questions however were not posed by him. Instead a panel of local intermediate and high school kids asked the questions. Continue reading
Santa Ana Youth and Government is hosting an SAUSD School Board Candidates Forum on October 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1532 E Chestnut, Santa Ana, CA 92701.
This is the 3rd candidates’ forum hosted by the Santa Ana Youth and Government Delegation.
I am told that all of the SAUSD School Board candidates will be appearing at this forum. They include: Continue reading
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Contact: Bruce Bauer, 949-293-5311, firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCILMEMBERS UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSE BRUCE BAUER FOR SANTA ANA SCHOOL BOARD
Santa Ana, CA – The Councilmembers of the City of Santa Ana have unanimously endorsed Bruce Bauer in the race for the Santa Ana Unified School District Board. Bruce Bauer is currently the Vice-Chair of the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission.
The City of Santa Ana City Council is composed of six members who are elected on a City-wide basis: Continue reading