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Free anti-prostitution concert set for 10/24 at Chapman University

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2014

“THE BOW STREET RUNNERS” BAND FORMED BY MULTI-PLATINUM ARTISTS IN ORANGE COUNTY TO END MODERN-DAY SLAVERY

*DONATING ARTISTS INCLUDE STAN FRAZIER AND MURPHY KARGES OF SUGAR RAY, RYAN SHUCK AND AMIR DERAKH OF JULIEN-K (FORMERLY ORGY), AND LEWIS RICHARDS (PRODUCER OF DIRTY HEADS AND SLIGHTLY STOOPID)

SANTA ANA – “The Bow Street Runners” featuring Stan Frazier and Murphy Karges of Sugar Ray, Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh of Julien-K (formerly Orgy), Lewis Richards (producer of Dirty Heads and Slightly Stoopid), Quinn Archer and the Outriders, Griffith Clawson, Foster, Sabrina Hong, Tony Howell (Parkaimoon), and Damon Tucker (Parkaimoon) will perform live on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Chapman University at 5:30 p.m. The concert is free for everyone to attend at Chapman University’s Attallah Piazza. Free concert shirts will be handed out to the first 700 guests.

The name for the band is derived from the first police force established in Bow Street, London in the early eighteenth century. In 1753, upon the recommendation of the magistrate and novelist Henry Fielding, more forces were created in London. The Bow Street Runners served writs and arrested offenders on the authority of the magistrates, traveling nationwide to apprehend criminals. Read more…

 
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Judith Ware to sponsor anti-prostitution OCDA rally at Chapman University

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2014

JUDITH WARE, OF WARE DISPOSAL, TO SPONSOR “BE-WARE OF H.E.A.T.” LUNCHEON AT 2ND ANNUAL “KEEP CALM AND BEAT H.E.A.T. ROCKING & RALLY”

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) are pleased to announce that Judith Ware and Ware Disposal Company, Inc. (Ware Disposal) will sponsor the “Be-Ware of H.E.A.T.” luncheon at the 2nd annual “Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T. Rocking and Rally” at Chapman University. The luncheon will feature elected officials, dignitaries, VIP guests, and a question and answer session with three brave human trafficking survivors.

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Ware Disposal’s operations in Orange County provide vital services to homes, schools, businesses, and government facilities. Ware Disposal is committed to lessening their carbon footprint, running a fleet of 100 compressed natural gas trash hauling trucks. The central focus at Ware Disposal is making communities cleaner, safer, and stronger. The family-owned company embraces the opportunity to be a good corporate citizen and is involved in local community and business organizations in addition to making donations and offering support services to a variety of local events. Read more…

 
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Man to join three family members in prison over $16M in real estate fraud

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2014

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MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT OVER $16 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE FRAUD

*Three additional co-defendants were previously convicted and sentenced

SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using “straw buyers.” A straw buyer is a person who knowingly and willingly allows their credit to be used for the purchase of a property they never intend to control.

Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, pleaded guilty to the court Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, to five felony counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, 13 felony counts of forgery, four felony counts of identity theft, four felony counts of recording false and forged instrument, five felony counts of grand theft, and sentencing enhancement allegations for loss over $100,000, property damage over $1.3 million, and aggravated white collar crime over $500,000. Dinesh Shah is also sentenced to pay $12,800 in restitution. Dinesh Shah was also sentenced to two years in state prison after being found guilty by a jury on June 25, 2014, of one felony count of filing a false tax return and two felony counts of failure to file any return or supply any information with intent to evade any tax (Case #11ZF0120). Read more…

 
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Benavides, Reyna and Martinez rejected by two more law enforcement associations

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Both the Anaheim Police Association and the Peace Officers Research Association of California have rejected Santa Ana Council Members David Benavides and Michele Martinez as well as their colleague Roman Reyna, who is in the midst of an ill-advised Mayoral campaign.

This comes on the heels of rejections of these candidates by the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs.  The Santa Ana Police Officers Association (SAPOA) also rejected Reyna and Martinez.

Reyna really stepped in it when SAPOA called him out after a picture of Reyna with two hard core gang bangers was posted on Facebook.  He has since become toxic to the entire Santa Ana City Council majority, which recently splintered when Benavides attacked Mayor Pro Tem Sal Tinajero. Read more…

 
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Active Shooter Drill set for 10/22 at the Westfield MainPlace Mall

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Advisory: Westfield MainPlace Mall Active Shooter Drill October 22, 2014 at 2800 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA

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(Santa Ana, CA) Today, Westfield MainPlace Mall has announced they will be holding an active shooter drill on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. The drill will allow participants from the mall, the Santa Ana Police Department, and the Orange County Fire Authority to work together during a realistic active shooter scenario. The purpose of the drill is to give mall employees and the police and fire departments an opportunity to exercise their response plans and procedures in the event of an active shooter in the mall.

Given the unfortunate occurrence of recent active shooter incidents around the world, Jonathan Maher, the General Manager of Westfield MainPlace, requested and helped plan the drill to ensure his personnel were familiar with procedures and had a chance to practice how they would react. Read more…

 
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Recap of tonight’s Santa Ana City Council meeting – mosquitoes, homeless and Lou Correa

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The OC Vector Control District tries to explain themselves

Jared Dever, the Director of Communications for the OC Vector Control District, showed up at tonight’s Santa Ana City Council meeting to explain why his agency tried to spray an insecticide on homes in Santa Ana’s inner city neighborhoods a few weeks ago.

Santa Ana Council Members Michele Martinez and David Benavides spoke up and asked that Dever and the OCVCD learn from this episode.  That is because this mosquito spraying decision blew up in everyone’s face.

When we posted about the mosquito spraying, which was announced on a Friday and was supposed to happen the following Monday, the post went viral on Facebook and because I posted the email addresses of the City Council members they each received hundreds of emails from angry residents.

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Solorio to give keynote address at Career College of California graduation

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State Senate Candidate and Harvard Graduate Jose Solorio to Give Keynote Address At Career College of California Graduation

Education advocate to speak on the power of education to transform lives

Santa Ana, CA – October 20, 2014

Jose Solorio, State Senate candidate and Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee, will be the keynote speaker for the Career College of California graduation ceremony at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM.

Solorio, who was a member of the California State Assembly for six years and is supported by California Governor Jerry Brown, said, “I am pleased to address Career College of California’s graduates, who should be very proud of their accomplishments. Most of these graduates have already found jobs in their chosen fields, going to work in our community to make it a better place.” Read more…

 
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Senator Correa and Little League team to be honored at City Council meeting on 10/21

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Community: MAYOR & COUNCIL TO HONOR SEN. LOU CORREA, SOUTHWEST LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM & WATER IS LIFE CONTEST AWARD WINNER TUES.

SANTA ANA, CA (October 20, 2014) – The City of Santa Ana is expecting higher attendance to the Tuesday, October 21, 2014 City Council Meeting. As a result the public is encouraged to arrive early. Doors to the Council Chambers will open at 4:30pm and the meeting is expected to begin at approximately 5:45pm.

The public is invited to attend the City Council Meeting as members of the City Council will recognize community members for their outstanding service to the City of Santa Ana. Read more…

 
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The voter registration deadline is today for the Nov. General Election

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Community Alert: VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TODAY, OCTOBER 20

SANTA ANA, CA (October 20, 2014) – The City of Santa Ana along with numerous organizations encourage you to exercise your right to vote. The deadline to register to vote for the November 2014 Election is today – Monday, October 20, 2014.

You may register to vote in California, if:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are a resident of California
  • You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the Election)
  • You are not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent

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Santa Ana Tea Party meeting set for 10/21 at the Green Parrot Villa

October 21, 2014
5:30 pmto8:15 pm
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The Santa Ana Tea Party is hosting a free meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm, featuring OC Tea Party political blogger Kelly Hubbard, who will be presenting an Election Overview.  This meeting was previously Scheduled for the 14th and has Since Been Rescheduled for the 21st.

When: Tuesday Oct. 21st, 5:30-6:30p (Social hour – drinks and meal), program begins at 6:30p to 8:15p)

Where: Green Parrot Villa – 2035 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, Ca. (Across from Bowers Museum) Read more…

 
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Tustin man arrested for lewd acts with several children

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,  PRESS RELEASE #10/18/2014

Subject: Man Arrested for Lewd Acts on a Child

Contact : Julia Engen, Commander 949-724-7112, jengen@cityofirvine.org

IRVINE, CA (October 18, 2014): On October 17, Irvine Police Detectives arrested Sherwin Ngo (1-16-80) of Tustin for lewd acts on a child.
Ngo is believed to be responsible for luring or attempting to lure at least two under aged male victims by posting personal ads on Craig’s List. Ngo initially led those responding to the ad to believe he was a female offering sexual contact.

The first victim, a 15-year-old Irvine male, was identified after his mother found explicit emails on his tablet computer. A second victim, a 16-year-old male, from Mission Viejo has also been identified. Detectives believe there may be additional victims, based on a large number of emails discovered during the execution of a search warrant of Ngo’s email accounts. Detectives will be continuing the investigation in an attempt to identify and locate any additional victims. Read more…

 
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SAUSD School Board candidates forum to be hosted by the PTA on 10/20

October 20, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
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The Santa Ana Council of the PTA is hosting a Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education Candidate Forum on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

This forum will be held in the Training Room of the Santa Ana Unified School District, located at 1601 E. Chestnut Avenue, in Santa Ana. Read more…

 
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Michele Martinez owes the Santa Ana Police Officers Association an apology

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Michele Martinez fraud

Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez was not endorsed this year by either the Santa Ana Police Officers Association or the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Association but that has not stopped her or her friends from pretending otherwise.

Martinez is using a picture of herself with police officers on her campaign website and a PAC that supports her just sent out a mailer this week using the same picture – and the same message.

This is fraud.  Martinez was rejected by our leading law enforcement associations for a reason – she has been on the wrong side of crime fighting and our police officers just don’t trust her any more.  Nor should we. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana scumbag who molested little girls he met at church is going to prison

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release

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October 17, 2014

MAN SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO GIRLS BETWEEN AGES 9 AND 12 AFTER MEETING THEM AT CHURCH AND BEFRIENDING THEIR FAMILIES

SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 30 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting two girls between ages 9 and 12 after meeting them through church and befriending their families. David Elifar Verduzco, 35, Santa Ana, was found guilty by a jury Oct. 1, 2014, of three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, one felony count of sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger, one misdemeanor count each of child annoyance and disorderly conduct. The sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct with a child and lewd acts on multiple children were found true.

At the time of the crime, Verduzco was a parishioner of Agape House of Prayer in Anaheim, where he was a worship team leader and gave electronic keyboard lessons. The defendant met both of the victims and their families at the church and befriended them. Read more…

 
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Solorio didn’t turn his back on them – they’re GOP hacks and Jannies!

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Have you seen the Solorio Turned his Back on Us billboard?  You know the one with that fellow with a heavy beard?  Well it turns out the entire campaign is a complete fraud.  The people featured on the Solorio Turned his Back on Us campaign are all part of an extended family – of a young lady named Maribel Marroquin.  And she is the Latino Engagement Coordinator at the Lincoln Club of Orange County, a conservative business organization that generally supports Republicans, not Democrats.

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