On Saturday, March 3rd, artists, writers and poets will meet in Downtown Santa Ana for the Second Annual “Boca de Oro” OC Art & Literary Festival, and offer an enticing mix of keynote presentations, literary readings, poetry slams, panel discussion, author workshops, book signings, music, performances, and visual art experiences. Continue reading
MOMS ORANGE COUNTY OFFERS FREE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES FOR ENGLISH AND SPANISH-SPEAKING EXPECTANT PARENTS
Four-Week Sessions Available Throughout 2018, Beginning February 6 to Help Expecting Orange County Couples Have Healthy Babies
Santa Ana, Calif. (January 19, 2018) – MOMS Orange County, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit dedicated to helping mothers and their families have healthy babies, is pleased to announce the start of its four-class childbirth preparation series for English-speaking participants beginning Feb. 6 at its main office in Santa Ana. The series repeats throughout 2018 with classes in Spanish offered during alternating months. Continue reading
MAKARA CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS FRANKENREAD 2018:
SANTA ANA READS FRANKENSTEIN
Year-Long Reading Initiative Kicks Off on Wednesday, January 17
at the Santa Ana Senior Center in Celebration of the Book’s 200th Anniversary
Santa Ana, CA – Makara Center for the Arts, the nonprofit library and art center, is launching FrankenRead 2018: Santa Ana Reads Frankenstein, a reading initiative to coincide with the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. The citywide celebration begins on Wednesday, January 17 at the Santa Ana Senior Center, featuring a presentation by poet Luivette Resto, refreshments, art activities, and free Frankenstein book giveaways. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
RENOWNED PSYCHOLOGIST AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVIST AND SURVIVOR JOIN FORCES TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Santa Ana, CA – The Santa Ana Public Library, in collaboration with local nonprofit, Casa De La Familia, will host a Human Trafficking Awareness Event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Ana Public Library. Guest speakers include clinical psychologist, author, playwright and expert on human trafficking, Dr. Ana Nogales, and celebrated ultra-marathoner, survivor and international human trafficking activist, Norma Bastidas. Continue reading
Santa Ana resident Marissa Rivera is currently a top ten finalist to be the next face of GFranco shoes, a leading Latin dance shoe company that is a staple in the world of Latin dance. Bachata, Salsa, Brazilian zouk, and even hip hop dancers swear by GFranco’s quality, style, and lifespan.
Here is Marissa’s story: Continue reading
Local Hero Sgt. Mike Gonzalez, 24-year veteran of the SAPD and a Navy combat veteran with extensive training in treating trauma victims, was a hero in time of need. He was at the recent mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas and tended to 11 injured concertgoers and helped another 15 or so into vehicles for transport to the hospital.
Now Gonzalez will be sharing his story of the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the next Santa Ana Republican Womens Federated meeting, on Monday, Oct. 23 @ 7 p.m., at Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, located at 1821 N. Grand Avenue, in Santa Ana. Continue reading
On Sunday – November 12th the Te-Kenjutsu-Kan Karate-Do Organization is hosting it’s 15th Annual “Adlawan Cup-Food Dive Karate Tournament” at a new venue – Segerstrom High School, located at 2301 W MacArthur Blvd., in the City of Santa Ana.
The fee for all competitors will be $35.00 plus a donation of canned food and a small bag of rice or paper towels. Continue reading
MOMS ORANGE COUNTY PARTNERS WITH COSTA MESA FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER TO OFFER FREE SPANISH-LANGUAGE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION AND MOMMY & ME CLASSES
Nonprofit’s Programs Help Underserved, Pregnant Women and their Families to Have Healthy Babies
SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 20, 2017) – Santa Ana-based nonprofit MOMS Orange County is now offering free Spanish-language childbirth preparation classes, as well as free Spanish-language “Mommy and Me” classes for parents-to-be and new parents in partnership with the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center.
Each of the courses will be held at the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center, located in the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living in Newport Beach at 307 Placentia Ave. The classes are part of MOMS Orange County’s Health Education program and are specifically designed to enable new and expecting parents to gain the knowledge necessary to have a healthy pregnancy, positive childbirth experience, and give their baby the best possible start in life. Continue reading
MOMS ORANGE COUNTY CEO PAMELA PIMENTEL NAMED CO-CHAIR OF ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP
Partnership Aims to Improve Health of Adults, Children and Infants Throughout Orange County
SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 10, 2017) – MOMS Orange County, a nonprofit organization serving low-income pregnant women for more than 25 years, is proud to announce the appointment of CEO, Pamela Pimentel, as the co-chair for the Orange County Health Improvement Partnership.
The Orange County Health Improvement Partnership leads the Orange County Healthier Together Initiative, which is dedicated to improving the health of communities in Orange County through community assessments and collaborations with community partners. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
Mayor Pulido will present the Exceptional Citizen Award to Sandi Jackson for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Philanthropist Award. The Outstanding Philanthropist Award is presented at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which recognizes the great contributions that philanthropy makes to our community and honors individuals, businesses, and support organizations that are active in the philanthropic community. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day, which is a special day set aside for the purpose of recognizing the great contribution philanthropy makes to our society. Continue reading
Today was Women’s Equality Day but we have not made much progress in Santa Ana. Our local education unions endorsed three men for the SAUSD School Board election in November. They did not even bother to interview the women in the race.
Now I cannot blame the Santa Ana Educators Association (SAEA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 41 for not backing SAUSD School Board incumbent Cecilia Iglesias. She is a conservative who believes in school choice and wants to spend the district’s money on hiring more teachers and more teacher’s aides instead of just paying the teachers more. So of course the education unions don’t like her.
But what about the other women who are running for the SAUSD School Board? Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
The Santa Ana City Council has proclaimed August 26, 2016 as “Women’s Equality Day”. This day commemorates the U.S. Congress’ designation at the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971.
The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. Continue reading
Date: 8/4/2016, Number: 16-47
Contact: Ali Bay – (916) 440-7259
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported today that two infants with Zika-related microcephaly have been born in California to women who had Zika virus infections during pregnancy after spending time in a country where the virus is endemic. While mosquitoes that can carry the virus have been found in 12 California counties, there is no evidence these mosquitoes are transmitting Zika in the state at this time.
“This is a sobering reminder for Californians that Zika can cause serious harm to a developing fetus,” said CDPH Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “We join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in urging pregnant women to avoid travel to areas with known Zika transmission. Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and speak with a health care provider upon return.” Continue reading
Mayor Pulido and Lady Gaga Work Together to Oppose Sexual Violence and Bring Awareness to the Cause
Mayor Miguel Pulido recently had the honor of meeting Lady Gaga as the super star artist took part in a panel discussion on the global significance of building compassionate cities along with His Holiness the Dali Lama during the US Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. A victim of sexual assault at the age of 19, Lady Gaga emphasized the importance of working with young people to develop kindness and compassion.
As part of her efforts to stand against sexual violence, Lady Gaga has joined Vice President Joe Biden on his “It’s On Us” initiative to end sexual assault on college campuses. Gaga’s Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens To You” is the track she co-wrote and recorded for The Hunting Ground, the 2015 documentary film about sexual assault on campuses. Continue reading