School is out and everyone is looking forward to enjoying an unforgettable summer full of fun and games among friends and family. In the City of Santa Ana, CA, all of the students receive meals each school day at no charge. Unfortunately, many young children are at risk of experiencing food insecurity during the summer. The summer time can be a challenging time to find adequate nutritious meals as offered during the regular school year. Continue reading
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Santa Ana Public Library’s Annual Summer Reading Program: Reading Takes You Everywhere
The award-winning Santa Ana Public Library promotes literacy and provides a safe gathering place for families all year long. The Santa Ana Public Library is proud to present the annual Summer Reading Program, an exciting, literacy-based program for children, teens, and adults.
This year’s theme is “Reading Takes You Everywhere” a creative way to use the spirit of reading to show that literacy has no limits and can transport you to any location through the journey of reading! The Summer Reading Program is an excellent way to promote reading and continuous development for people of all ages. For children and teens, participation in a vacation reading program strengthens their reading skills. Adult participation serves as a positive example in promoting the importance of reading to children and family members and fosters their own lifelong learning. Summer Reading Program Participants may win prizes as a symbol of appreciation for reading. Continue reading
“FIFTY MONKEY FERRIS WHEEL” OPENS AT THE SANTA ANA ZOO on Saturday May 26!
The 64-Foot Ferris Wheel at the Santa Ana Zoo will Soar Up in the Air Carrying a Projected 65,000 Riders Every Year!
Cathi Decker, Executive Director of Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), announced the Grand Opening of the “Fifty Monkey” Ferris Wheel at the Zoo on Saturday, May 26. It is the first Zoo in the United States to put in a permanent thatched-roof style wheel. Nestled between the Zoofari Express Train and the Conservational Carrousel, the Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel is the perfect addition for this local Zoo, providing a total of three child-friendly attractions to be shared and enjoyed by all ages. The ribbon cutting will be at 11 AM.
Editor’s Note – the Santa Ana Zoo’s next free day for Santa Ana residents is this Sunday, May 20. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) will be required upon arrival… Continue reading
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Santa Ana Unified School District & City of Santa Ana are Partnering for a Youth Today, Leaders Tomorrow Summer Internship Program
The Youth Today, Leaders Tomorrow summer internship program is a partnership between the City of Santa Ana and the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). It is a great opportunity for businesses to mentor and help build 21st century skills of Santa Ana youth. The City of Santa Ana is working with SAUSD to connecting students’ educational experience with workforce opportunities. Continue reading
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The Santa Ana Police Department will be hosting our Annual Open House event on Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet our officers and staff from different divisions. Tours, activities, demonstrations and much more can be expected. Don’t miss out! Continue reading
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SANTA ANA, CA — Put on your shades and have some fun in the sun with the Santa Ana Public Library! The library will hold a Summer Programs Kick-Off on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in preparation for their line-up of summer programming. Learn about this year’s Summer Reading Program for children and adults, “Reading Takes You Everywhere”, participate in activities, win prizes, and get library resources. The event will take place outside the Main Library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
As part of the celebration, local radio station La Ranchera 96.7FM will play music and help get the community ready for a great summer of library programming. Continue reading
MOMS ORANGE COUNTY PARTNERS WITH UC IRVINE’S GAVIN HERBERT EYE INSTITUTE TO OFFER FREE VISION SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN ON APRIL 26
SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 20, 2018) – MOMS Orange County, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit dedicated to helping families have healthy babies, is partnering with UC Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute on April 26 to offer free vision screenings to children ages 6 months – 12 years old. Screenings will be offered at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the MOMS Orange County offices at 1128 West Santa Ana Boulevard in Santa Ana.
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We are pleased to announce the Grand Unveiling of the Santa Ana Zoo’s new twenty-year Master Plan to the General Public. A reception will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 2-3 PM in the Crean Family Farm Barn Classroom.
CLR Design Group, the design team behind the Master Plan, will be on hand to detail the exciting plans for the Zoo’s future with concept drawings and colorful photos of how the Zoo will transform in the next twenty years. Take a peek at the planned new additions and upgrades to current habitats as the Zoo approaches its 75th anniversary. Continue reading
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SANTA ANA, CA – On April 21, 2018, Santa Ana Public Library, winner of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services, will celebrate the 10th Annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The celebration, also known as Día, will take place at the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will showcase a variety of fun-filled activities and services for children and their families.
Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy, thus the creation of Día. Día annually celebrates children, families, and literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Continue reading
The next Santa Ana Zoo free day (for residents) is set for April 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) will be required upon arrival. Not valid to schools or business addresses.
On Resident Free Day, the third Sunday of each month, residents of Santa Ana may visit the Santa Ana Zoo for free. Continue reading
The Bowers Museum’s free Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival is set for today, April 8, 2018, from 11 am to 3:30 p.m. This event will feature the Taiko Center of Los Angeles and visiting artist Fudendaiko from Fudenji Zen Monastery in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy.
Enjoy beautiful folk and classical dances, as well as koto and lute music of Japan. Feast your eyes on the work of world renown candy sculptor Shan Ichiyanagi. Round out the day with art projects and face painting for the entire family. Continue reading
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT YOUR ORANGE COUNTY MARKET PLACE
GRAND REOPENING MARCH 31
Costa Mesa, CA – Experience the Difference at your new Orange County Market Place during its Grand Reopening on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Spectra, managers of the OC Market Place, are hosting this free community gathering and relaunch event from 8AM to 3PM.
The Grand Reopening includes a full day of activities featuring a ribbon cutting supported
by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce followed by a performance by the Costa Mesa High School Band. The day is dedicated to the Orange County community with a fundraiser and live entertainment event, Taste of the Arts, supporting the Community Outreach Alliance. COA artists will perform on the stage in the South Event Space and host art installations and experiences, alongside a car show with the Cadillac Kings Car Club. Continue reading
The parents at Northeast Santa Ana Little League (NESALL) will be conducting a protest today over the forced closure of their baseball fields by the SAUSD on Wednesday, March 21.
As we reported yesterday the SAUSD sent armed school police officers to stop the Little League games and ordered everyone, including about 60 baseball players, parents, friends and volunteers of the NESALL premises. Continue reading
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SANTA ANA, CA – The City of Santa Ana’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agency Youth Sports Program is proud to serve as a host site for the 2018 Pitch, Hit & Run competition and Jr. Home Run Derby. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to participate; free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. The Jr. Home Run Derby is a free, fun and exciting youth competition that allows talented youngsters to showcase their hitting abilities, with the opportunity of competing at a National Finals during Major League Baseball All-Star Week. Continue reading