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Man on bike dies in drive by shooting in Santa Ana’s Ward 5


Santa Ana Gang Shooting

Another day, another gang-related murder in Santa Ana.  This time a 23-year-old man, Miguel Gualfre, was shot to death while he was riding his bike on Tuesday, a little after 11:30 p.m., in the 3900 block of West 5th Street, according to the O.C. Register.

Shots were fired at the bicyclist from a passing car, after he apparently had some sort of confrontation with occupants of the vehicle, which was last seen traveling east on 5th Street. Read more…

 
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SAPD DUI checkpoint set for May 22

Published on May 20, 2015 by in Alcohol, Crime, Santa Ana

dui checks in santa ana

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Fri, May 22nd 9:00PM to 3:00AM in the area of 1400 S. Bristol Street

The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, May 22nd, 2015. It will begin at 9:00PM and is scheduled to conclude at 3:00AM. It will be conducted in the area of 1400 S. Bristol Street, Santa Ana, CA. Read more…

 
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Young man from Santa Ana missing since a trip to Anaheim on May 17


Robert Estrada

Robert Estrada has not been seen or heard from since Sunday May 17th around 6:45 PM in Anaheim, CA. He was on his way back home to Santa Ana and hasn’t been heard from since.

Robert is 5′ 5″ Tall, 120 lbs, with short brown hair.  His DOB is 3/27/1995. Read more…

 
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19 neglected and sick dogs removed from home of an animal hoarder in Santa Ana


Nineteen neglected and sick dogs were removed from a home in the 2200 block of West 14th Street, in Santa Ana, on Tuesday morning by animal control officers after someone filed an anonymous complaint, according to the O.C. Register.

Santa Ana animal control officers discovered 22 dogs, including Chihuahuas, pugs, and terriers, all suffering from neglect. Nineteen of the pooches are in need of medical care. They are receiving treatment at the Orange County Animal Care, according to ABC News. Read more…

 
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Click It or Ticket Campaign now underway in Orange County


Click it or Ticket

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 18th

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Will Show Zero Tolerance

SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18, 2015 to May 31, 2015, just prior to one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Deputy Manuel Cruz of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.” Read more…

 
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Will Loretta Sanchez have to fight to hang on to her U.S. House seat?


U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez should be dropping out of her race for the U.S. Senate very soon.  And with good reason.  She currently holds a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 46th Congressional District.  But now that she is damaged beyond belief, by the insensitive “war whoop” she uttered at this weekend’s Democratic Party Convention, is her safe seat suddenly not so safe?

Who might challenge Sanchez?

Well we know that there will be challengers on the right (although my sources say that Irvine Councilwoman Lynn Schott will not be one of them after all).  But does the GOP really have a shot at the 46th C.D.? Read more…

 
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Loretta Sanchez has wrecked her U.S. Senate campaign and should drop out


Is she finished already?  Has U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez tanked her campaign for the U.S. Senate – when she let out what has been deemed a racist Native American ‘war cry’ over the weekend, at the Democratic Convention in Anaheim?

After Saturday’s gaffe, the congresswoman sprinted past a reporter asking her if she wanted to take back the ‘war cry’ gesture. Waving her hands in the air, she cried, “We don’t have time today. Sorry,” according to CNN.

This wasn’t Sanchez’ first gaffe since she started pondering running against the State Attorney General, Kamala Harris, for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.  In April Sanchez criticized Harris for her inability to speak Spanish, according to the Sacramento Bee. Read more…

 
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Two more shootings went down in Santa Ana on Friday

Published on May 17, 2015 by in Crime, Gangs, Santa Ana

Santa Ana Gang Shooting

A Santa Ana man was shot at but not hit while standing in front of his home Friday evening at around 8 p.m. at the 1300 block of Third Street, in a possible gang-related attack, according to the O.C. Register.

SAPD police officers found video surveillance footage from nearby Herperian and Third streets that showed four men, who were standing on a corner firing the shots.

No one was arrested as the suspects took off.  This incident happened in Santa Ana’s Ward 1, which is represented by Mayor Pro Tem Vince Sarmiento. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana Law school honors recipient of their God and Governing Award


Hannah Fenn

For Immediate Release

William Jessup University Senior Wins Scholarship

(Santa Ana, CA) – Hannah Fenn, 23, a senior at William Jessup University’s (WJU) School of Public Policy in Rocklin, is the recipient of Trinity Law School’s 2015 God and Governing Award. Fenn received a $2000 cash prize at the 10th Annual Public Policy Series held at WJU. Should Fenn decide to attend Trinity Law School at a later date, she will receive an additional $2000 and a renewable 50% scholarship towards annual tuition.

The God and Governing Award, named for Trinity Law School’s conference on virtue, ethics, and statesmanship of the same name, is presented to a graduating senior in the William Jessup University School of Public Policy who demonstrates an exemplary understanding of current global or national issues and presents solutions to such problems that are innovative, realistic, and promote Christian values and beliefs. The winner is determined through evaluation of their thesis paper, presentation, and defense. Fenn’s winning capstone project was entitled “The Ignored Foundation: Promoting Religious Freedom in the Middle East.” Read more…

 
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Southwest Airlines announces nonstop service from John Wayne Airport to Missouri


Southwest Airlines at John Wayne Airport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2015

Contact: Jenny Wedge, (949) 252-5182, jwedge@ocair.com

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES® ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP ROUTES FROM JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Today, Southwest Airlines announced new nonstop service from John Wayne Airport (JWA) to St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri. Southwest routed their specialty plane, Missouri One, through John Wayne Airport this morning to introduce the new destinations. Service to Kansas City (MCI) and St. Louis (STL), Missouri, will begin on November 22, 2015. Todd Spitzer, Chairman, Orange County Board of Supervisors; Dave Harvey, Southwest Airlines’ Senior Director of Network Planning and Performance; and Laura DeSoto, Chair, Orange County Business Council Board of Directors shared their excitement for these new routes during a media event overlooking John Wayne Airport’s Thomas F. Riley Terminal and airfield.

“We are fortunate to have a world-class airport right here in Orange County. JWA is beautiful, convenient and generates over six billion dollars in annual economic impact – it is a powerful engine that helps drive our economy,” shared Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer. “That engine will be even more powerful come November with thanks to Southwest Airlines and the launch of new nonstop service to Kansas City and St. Louis.” Read more…

 
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Babysitter who repeatedly molested a little girl sentenced to 16 years in prison

Published on May 16, 2015 by in Crime, OCDA, Santa Ana, Tustin

Leticia Garcia

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 95CF1089

Date: May 15, 2015

BABYSITTER RESENTENCED TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON FOR REPEATEDLY MOLESTING A GIRL UNDER THE AGE OF 10

SANTA ANA – A babysitter was resentenced today to 16 years in state prison for repeatedly molesting a girl under the age of 10. Leticia Garcia, 44, Tustin, was found guilty by a jury on Feb. 18, 2015, of one felony count continued sexual abuse of a child. Garcia was previously convicted by a jury Nov. 16, 2012, of the same charge and sentenced to 16 years in state prison on Jan. 25, 2013. On Sept. 20, 2014, the Court of Appeal vacated Garcia’s sentence and overturned her conviction.

At the time of the crime the defendant was working as a babysitter for Jane Doe’s family. The defendant violated her position of trust as a caretaker of the child. Read more…

 
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Mayor Pulido to honor OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino on May 19

May 19, 2015
5:45 pmto6:45 pm

Nick Berardino

City of Santa Ana

Advisory: Mayor Pulido Honors Dominick “Nick” Berardino, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association

Mayor Miguel Pulido will present Dominick “Nick” Berardino, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), with the Exceptional Citizen Award for his outstanding service to the City of Santa Ana at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

OCEA is the largest independent public-employee labor union in Orange County. With its headquarters in Santa Ana, OCEA represents 18,000 public employees in their collective bargaining with public agencies. Dominick Bernardino joined OCEA in 1978 and has served as its general manager since 2004. Read more…

 
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Why is Asm. Tom Daly trying to limit the developer fees our school districts can collect?


Tom Daly

Tom Daly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer, (714) 558-5555 office, (714) 673-4995 mobile

Media Advisory

(May 14, 2015) – The Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education adopted a resolution at its May 12, 2015, Board meeting opposing Assembly Bill 715, a bill authored by Assemblymember Tom Daly, which proposes to revise the definition of assessable space for which school districts can collect developer fees. Developer fees were established to offset impacts to school facilities from new students generated from residential and commercial development. According to the resolution adopted by the Board, altering the definition of assessable space may limit the developer fees districts can receive from new development and may negatively impact school facilities. Read more…

 
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Should the OC GOP get behind Loretta Sanchez for the U.S. Senate?


Loretta Sanchez for US Senate

There are no viable Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016.  There are a few former California Republican Party Chairmen sniffing around but they don’t have much name I.D. and won’t be able to raise money.  For all effects and purposes Boxer will be succeeded by another Democrat.

Given this scenario should the Republican Party of Orange County – and other local GOP groups such as the Lincoln Club, get behind U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez for Boxer’s Senate seat – now that she has confirmed that she is running?

The idea sounds nuts but think about it.  She is the ONLY Orange County resident with a shot at Boxer’s seat.  And Sanchez was born and raised here, in Anaheim, and still lives here, in Santa Ana (yes we know she has another home in Virginia). Read more…

 
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Santa Ana’s Little Saigon Business District sign is finally going to be restored


Do you remember the brouhaha that broke out more than a decade ago when a sign was erected on Santa Ana’s west side that welcomed drivers to the “Little Saigon Business District?”  The Usual Suspects were upset about the sign – calling it divisive and worse. (Ironically these same people are now upset about the proposed DTSA Wellness District).

Well bad news for the Usual Suspects – the Santa Ana City Council has unanimously approved restoring the monument near First Street and Harbor Boulevard that was wrecked by a vehicle in 2008, according to the O.C. Register. Read more…

 
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