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Two men convicted of street racing and causing a fatal car accident


ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 12WF1749

Date: December 12, 2014

TWO DRIVERS CONVICTED OF STREET RACING AND CAUSING CRASH THAT KILLED 18-YEAR-OLD GIRL

*Victim was a passenger and sister to one of the defendants

SANTA ANA – Two men were convicted yesterday for street racing and causing a crash that resulted in the death on an 18-year-old girl, who was a passenger and sister to one of the defendants. Jorel Dayoan, 22, Westminster, was convicted by a jury yesterday, Dec. 11, 2014, of one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by an unlawful manner of driving with gross negligence and one felony count of engaging in a speed contest causing specified injury.

Co-defendant Joshua Lautherboren, 26, Garden Grove, was convicted of one felony count of engaging in a speed contest causing specified injury and one felony count of being involved in an accident resulting in an injury or death and failing to stop. Read more…

 
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The OC Fair and Event Center’s January events include bridal and baby expos and a gun show


OC Fair and Event Center

OC Fair & Event Center January 2015 Events Calendar Features Bridal and Baby Expos, Guitar Show and More

Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 2015) – The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current January 2015 events calendar:

January 2015 at the OC Fair & Event Center

January 3 – BrideWorld Expo

Orange County’s annual wedding planning expo where brides-to-be can shop and compare 150 local wedding professionals including photographers, entertainers, bakers, bridal salons, tuxedos, invitations and honeymoon destinations.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General/Adult $12, Senior (65+) $10, Military with ID $8 (Children 12 & younger are free)
Information: BrideWorld.com, info [at] brideworld [dot] com, (800) 600-7080 Read more…

 
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Christmas day pancake breakfast celebration and laundry day for the homeless

December 25, 2014
6:00 amto10:30 am

Operation Warm Wishes Christmas Day Breakfast

Operation Warm Wishes Presents: The Gift of Giving – Christmas Pancake Breakfast Celebration and Laundry Day for the Homeless and Families in Need.

By: TyRon Jackson

We are taking over a local Laundromat in Orange County California (Good Choice Laundry-1620 East 1st Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701) to serve the homeless and families in need in a very special way on Christmas.

We are doing the laundry of the homeless and families in need for Free on Christmas Morning, as well as serving a FREE All You Can Eat Christmas Pancake Breakfast. With Christmas Gifts for everyone and toys for children in need! No one will be turned away!

It’s going be a beautiful morning of love and Christmas! Join us!  Read more…

 
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Why did Jack Jakosky buy the Santora building and ruin its arts scene?


Jack Jakosky

Santa Ana artist Theo Hirsch has published a new post about the owner of the Santora building, Jack Jakosky, and I learned a few things while reading it.

It turns out that “Jakosky comes to the Santora building himself, with his girlfriend weekdays and weekends, in order to shut down the building and lock the bathrooms.”  Jakosky is a very wealthy man, but he comes to Santa Ana himself to secure the Santora building?  That is pretty odd.

While Jakosky has cleaned up and repaired the Santora he has also killed what used to be a fun art scene at the venerable arts building.  As Theo pointed out, the Santora now looks like a jail. Read more…

 
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Naui takes on the Minutemen in Santa Ana


Community activist Naui heard that the Minutemen were protesting in Santa Ana on December 10, 2014, and he visited them with his video camera in tow. The results are predictably hilarious as Naui keeps asking the Minutemen why they hate Mexicans. Read more…

 
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Two men shot in Councilwoman Amezcua’s Ward 3, at 800 N. Jackson St.


Santa Ana Gang Shooting

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD Homicide Detectives investigate shooting death

On Friday, 12-12-14, at approximately 7:11 PM officers responded to the area of 800 N. Jackson (in Ward 3, which is represented by Councilwoman Angie Amezcua) reference a male who was shot. When officers arrived, who found two adult males that had sustained gunshot wounds. OCFA Paramedics responded and transported both males to UCI Hospital for treatment. One of the males subsequently died from his injuries.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed both victims were standing in front of a residence when two unidentified males approached and engaged them in a conversation. Several shots were then fired at the victims. Read more…

 
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2015 point in time count of the Orange County homeless set for January 24

January 24, 2015
4:30 amto9:00 am

Homeless

2015 Point in Time Count of the Homeless

By Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett

A worthwhile event is being planned for late January 2015 that will significantly impact the future of many homeless families and individuals residing in Orange County. Every two years, the County of Orange and its non-profit partners conduct a single day count of the County’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless population. The January 2013 count process determined that approximately 12,700 people become homeless in Orange County over the course of a year.

This project is undertaken to preserve over $16 million in annual federal funding for homeless programs and services. The project also serves as a means for leveraging additional funding from other government and private sources for needed homeless services and provides data to inform decision making on better service planning and delivery including Orange County’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. Read more…

 
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Council Member Martinez seeking applicants for various City Commissions


Michele Martinez 9.6

CITY OF SANTA ANA NOTICE TO RESIDENTS: COUNCILMEMBER MICHELE MARTINEZ ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AND APPOINTMENT TO A BOARD OR COMMISSION SEAT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 29, 2014

The City of Santa Ana encourages residents to become involved in your community. One way to do so is to serve in an advisory capacity on one of the City’s various boards and commissions. The City is now accepting applications to fill several seats that would represent Ward 2. Below is a summary of the various commissions including duties, compensation and requirements. Interested individuals may apply for appointment by following the instructions in this notice.

Requirements: The following apply to most Citizen Advisory Boards with the exception of the Youth Commission: Must be a registered voter and not serve as a treasurer of a political action committee. Read more…

 
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Second annual Plaza Navideña holiday event set for Dec. 13

December 13, 2014
4:00 pmto8:00 pm

Plaza Navidena

The second Annual Plaza Navideña will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Plaza Santa Ana from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The event is a holiday celebration with live entertainment, food, piñatas for the kids, and a visit from Santa Claus.

This free event is a great way to celebrate the holiday season with the community. Families can come and take part in the merriment of the holiday season at the Plaza Navideña.

The event will include: Read more…

 
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Registrations now open for spring baseball at the Northeast Santa Ana Little League


NESALL

Once again Santa Ana will have open Little League boundaries in the upcoming season.  What this means is that your child can play at the historic Northeast Santa Ana Little League (NESALL) and qualify for all stars if you live or attend school within our boundaries.  All Santa Ana residents may play at NESALL, however they may have limited eligibility for All-Stars.  The boundaries are changing due to changes within the city.

League age is based upon child’s age on April 30, 2015 for children born prior to 2005.  Children born in after 2006 will play based upon their year of birth.  (Example: All children born in 2006 are now league age 9, all children born in 2007 are league are 8 etc.).

Spring registration continues Saturday December 13, 2014.  We will be accepting applications in person from 9:00 to 1:00 at NESALL.  Online registration is open 24 hours a day at www.nesall.org or by clicking here.  If you do not remember your prior user id, please emailnesallvp@gmail.com and request the information. Read more…

 
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The new City Council majority won’t include Reyna and Benavides


Roman Reyna and David Benavides

While none of the Santa Ana City Council incumbents lost in the November General Election there is still major change coming to our City Council.  You might recall that former Mayor Pro Tem Sal Tinajero withdrew his support for Councilman David Benavides, prior to the General Election.  Now Tinajero has joined forces with the new Mayor Pro Tem, Vince Sarmiento.  In short, the adults are now running the Santa Ana City Council.

Tinajero and Sarmiento are working to form a new City Council majority with Council Members Angie Amezcua and Michele Martinez.  The latter has at times joined with Reyna and Benavides. But if Martinez wants to survive in politics she will now dump them and work instead with Sarmiento and Tinajero.

If Martinez decides to be obstinate then Tinajero and Sarmiento have another option.  They can form a Council majority with Amezcua and Mayor Miguel Pulido. Read more…

 
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Sarmiento confirmed as Santa Ana’s new Mayor pro Tem


Sarmiento is Santa Ana

City of Santa Ana

Community Alert: Council Member Vincent Sarmiento selected as Mayor Pro Tem at Tuesday’s Council Installation

“It’s an honor to be chosen to represent the City of Santa Ana as the Mayor Pro Tem. I look forward to working with my colleagues over the next two years to deliver efficient public services with our community, ensure public safety, create opportunities for our youth and deliver a high quality of life for our residents,” said Mayor Pro Tem Sarmiento. Read more…

 
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Get a dozen donuts for free at Krispy Kreme today when you buy a dozen!

Published on December 12, 2014 by in Deals, Food, Orange

Free Krispy Kreme donuts

It is a very rainy day today in Santa Ana – a perfect day for coffee and donuts.  As luck would have it today is the “Day of the Dozens” and Krispy Kreme is celebrating by offering a coupon for one dozen free glazed donuts, when you buy a dozen, at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations.

Why is it the Day of the Dozens?  Because it is December 12, or 12-12!

There aren’t any Krispy Kreme donut locations in Santa Ana but there is one nearby, in Orange, at The Outlets, at 330 City Drive South.  Get your coupon here or print the one atop this post. Read more…

 
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Free Las Posadas event at the Bowers Museum set for Dec. 20

December 20, 2014
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Las Posadas at the Bowers

FREE HOLIDAY EVENT: LAS POSADAS

Sponsored by the James Irvine Foundation

Saturday | December 20 | 5pm – 7pm

JOIN US FOR A TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CELEBRATION!

A reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey as they seek shelter in Bethlehem. Read more…

 
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Marine convicted of DUI crash that killed three of his fellow soldiers


Jared Ray Hale

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 12CF1778

December 10, 2014

DRUNKEN-DRIVER MARINE CONVICTED OF CAUSING CRASH THAT KILLED THREE FELLOW MARINES AFTER CRASHING INTO TREE

WESTMINSTER – A Marine was convicted today of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a crash that killed three fellow Marines after crashing into a tree. Jared Ray Hale, 27, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of driving under the influence causing bodily injury, one felony count of driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more causing bodily injury, with sentencing enhancements and allegations for driving with a blood alcohol level over .15 percent and causing great bodily injury. He faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison at his sentencing Jan. 30, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., in Department W-13, West Justice Center, Westminster. Read more…

 
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