Tickets are selling fast! Contact the office to reserve tickets: (714) 836-8715.
Relámpago del Cielo Inc. (RDC) , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary. Continue reading
Tickets are selling fast! Contact the office to reserve tickets: (714) 836-8715.
Relámpago del Cielo Inc. (RDC) , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary. Continue reading→
The Lacrosse Music Tour is coming to Santa Ana, on Nov. 21. This is an all day event, with many entertaining activities including: lacrosse games, auditions for athletic actors, contests, and a concert featuring 3OH!3 and DRAKE. This definitely has the potential to be a fun day all around!
Here is the event schedule –
Location: Santa Ana Municipal Stadium
602 N Flower Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703
9:00 AM – Sports Studio Casting:
Athletic Actors are encouraged to tryout for roles in future Hollywood productions, and Lace up for a spot in the upcoming lacrosse feature film, Crooked Arrows, in development. Continue reading→
The Rancho Santiago Community College Trustees want to spend $57K to find their next Chancellor
(From left to right): Clerk Brian E. Conley, M.A.; John R. Hanna; Mark McLoughlin; Lisa Woolery, APR, M.A.; President R. David Chapel, Ed.D.; Phillip E. Yarbrough; Vice President Lawrence R. “Larry” Labrado and Student Trustee Gloria Holguin.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Board of Trustees is selecting an executive search firm to assist in the recruitment and selection process of a new chancellor.
The outrageous part is that they are planning to spend over $57,000 to find a new chancellor and it seems that the district has forgotten their own budget crisis. Continue reading→
State Senator Lou Correa is conducting a free conference for current high school students and their parents. The Pathways to Higher Education Conference will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Coastline Community College, located at 12901 Euclid St., in Garden Grove. Registration and Breakfast begin at 8:30 am.
The program includes a legislative update and informative workshops on how to prepare for college, leadership skills building, money management and financial aid, Cal Grants, community activism and much more! Continue reading→
UPDATE: For 2010 Veterans Day events click here.
Veterans Day Memorial & Flag Retirement Ceremony
Boys Scouts of America, Troop 28 of Santa Ana, would like to welcome you to our Annual Veteran’s Day Memorial this November 11, 2009. Our Boy Scouts will also lead a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Bring your tattered American flag for a proper retirement if you wish.
When: Wednesday, November 11, at 6:30 PM
Where: Santiago Park in Santa Ana – meet at the fire ring near the Lawn Bowling Courts.
Bring: A bench pad or small blanket if you wish to seat on the concrete amphitheater or you may also bring folding lawn chairs and seat at the back.
Directions: From 17th St. > go north on Main St.> pass Discovery Science Center and turn right on E. Memory Ln.> turn another right on the 2nd traffic signals into the park’s creek parking lot.
Questions: email John Vasquez, email@example.com
Dennis Eastman, Nova Academy principal and Assemblyman Jose Solorio
Santa Ana’s Nova Academy held a very successful Career Day on Oct. 27. Assemblyman Jose Solorio stopped by to make opening remarks. Then the students heard from numerous professionals in breakout sessions leading up to lunch.
Nova’s students are on a dual educational path that includes both college and high school simultaneously. The idea behind their Career Day was to help them to prepare a career by listening, first hand, to individuals with experience in that career field.
Speakers included doctors, lawyers, a forensic lab specialist, and other area professionals. Below are a few pictures from the event: Continue reading→
Santa Ana Girls Softball League
*Home of the 2009 10U C State Champions*
2010 Spring Season Registration Recreational and Instructional Softball
Girls Ages 4-16 and Boys Ages 4. No Experience Needed.
Thursdays Nov. 5th,12th, 19th from 6pm-8pm at Round Table Pizza on Bristol and Segerstrom Continue reading→
MEXICAN DAY OF THE DEAD FAMILY FESTIVAL
Revel in one of Mexico’s oldest traditions by honoring the spirits of our lost loved ones as they come back to earth on this special day. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration of life through music, dance, food, and art.
NORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM
11:00 – 11:20; 3:15 – 3:35
FILM: Flickering Lights: Days of the Dead – A visual journey into the history and celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead.
1:30 – 3:00
FILM: Macario directed by Roberto Gavaldón – This classic Mexican movie depicts a man’s struggle over his own needs and the needs of his family during the Dia de los Muertos holiday. (English sub-titles) Continue reading→
Santa Ana Unified School District: Chavez High School won for its Positive Results in Daily Effort program that improved student attendance, reduced drop-out rates and encouraged student punctuality, accountability and determination.
Do you know any high school students who have a passion for fashion? The Art Institute of Orange County, located at 3601 West Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana, is going to give a way two full scholarships – and a load of other prizes.
Here is their official information about this contest:
Recognition is a beautiful thing…and so is an exciting future in the fashion industry. You can find both at The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition 2010. Now open for entries, this competition challenges high school seniors to create the best original design in two categories: fashion design and fashion marketing, merchandising or retail management. The excellent part? Two grand prize winners will have the opportunity to earn a full tuition scholarship to study fashion at an Art Institutes school, as well as tour Seventeen magazine’s offices, have lunch with a style pro, indulge in a $500 shopping spree, attend New York City Fashion Week — and blog about the experience on Seventeen.com. Continue reading→
Santa Ana High School chemistry teacher Gary Reynolds spoke again to the SAUSD school board last week, on Oct. 13, about the response of Asso. Superintendent Juan Lopez to the accusation of dangerous overcrowding of science labs.
Reynolds waited four hours to speak, at around 10 pm, when most folks had gone home, but his comments were recorded and put up on YouTube. (You can see the video above).
That is board member Rob Richardson in the background trying to get Reynolds to stop as he was concluding.
O.C. Register reporter Fermin Leal picked up on Reynold’s earlier talks about this issue, at previous school board meetings, and apparently contacted Juan Lopez, who gave the same response to Leal that Reynolds later called irrational, “If it’s not illegal, it must be safe.”
Here are a few excerpts from Leal’s article: Continue reading→
The Santa Ana Unified School District is holding their “16th Annual Parent Conference” this Sunday, October 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, at Godinez Fundamental High School. A City of Santa Ana sponsored Youth EXPO will concurrently be taking place at the adjacent Centennial Park.
Click here to read about the Santa Ana Youth Expo.
Here is the SAUSD’s press release regarding this event:
16th Annual SAUSD Parent Conference and Youth Expo Set For October 11
The Combination Event Brings Together More Than 100 Agencies to Benefit Families Continue reading→
Santa Ana residents can visit the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center for free today.!
Their new exhibit is Head to Toe: All About Your Body. The human body is a fascinating and complex machine, with each of its many parts fulfilling a unique and interesting function. Head To Toe explores five body topics: skeletons, organs, the senses, general health and general body facts.
They are located at 2500 N. Main St., in Santa Ana. You may call them at (714) 542-2823. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Continue reading→
SAUSD Science Teacher Gary Reynolds speaks out about dangerous overcrowding in chemistry classes at School Board meeting on Sep. 8
“A Santa Ana High School science teacher is claiming chemistry classes at the campus are crowded beyond state regulations, causing unsafe conditions for students,” according to the O.C. Register.
Gary Reynolds, who has taught physics, chemistry and other science classes at Santa Ana High for 22 years, filed a “report of concern” with the school district alleging an “existing unsafe situation in our high school chemistry classes.”
I know Mr. Reynolds – he is a great teacher and as solid a citizen as you could ever hope to find. He told me in an email that he wanted to give the district the chance to correct the overcrowding in chemistry classes – but their response was not what he was looking for.
Juan Lopez, associate superintendent of human resources for Santa Ana Unified, said the state Science Safety Handbook provides guidelines for class sizes, but does not set down legal requirements. Continue reading→
One thing Latino and Vietnamese residents can agree on – Pho is delicious!
“Lan Quoc Nguyen, the Vice-President of Board of the Garden Grove Unified School District, in an interview published on a Vietnamese newspaper proclaimed that other ethnicities are wary of classes with a lot of Asian students in it because they can’t compete,” according to the Bolsavik blog.
Wow! Where do we even begin with that sentiment?
My son Joey goes to Godinez High School, in Santa Ana, where he is an honors student. He is taking Advanced Placement classes that will earn him college credit. I have met many of his peers. Most of them are Latinos. But my son’s girlfriend is Vietnamese – and yes she is brilliant. She speaks three languages and teaches piano lessons.
As for my son, he plays the guitar and pitches for his high school baseball team. And no, he is not wary of Asians. Nor have I seen any animosity between the different races in his AP classes. Continue reading→