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At-risk students earn over $25K in turkey dinners from the OCDA


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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Date: November 18, 2014

AT-RISK STUDENTS EARN OVER $25,000 IN TURKEY DINNERS IN 5TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING GANG PREVENTION INCENTIVE

SANTA ANA – Turkey dinners will be awarded tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, to 855 at-risk students who succeeded in the Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership’s (OC GRIP) 5th annual Thanksgiving challenge to improve student attendance, behavior, and grades.

The dinners will include a full Thanksgiving dinner, complete with side dishes, to feed a family of 10 and will be delivered to participating OC GRIP schools for the successful students and their families to pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, starting at 4:00 p.m. Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas will be at Viejo Elementary in Mission Viejo to personally greet the students and their families. Media interested in attending may contact the OCDA Public Affairs Unit at (714) 347-8408. Read more…

 
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Help send Santa Ana’s Pee Wee Cheer Team to the National Competition at Disney World


Santa Ana Monarchs Pee Wee Cheer Team

Santa Ana Pop Warner is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the youth of our community. Academics, athletics & good sportsmanship are our primary objectives. Our organization continuously grows and improves each year not just as great athletes but well rounded individuals. This organization is making a positive impact in the community by making a positive change in our youth through Football & Cheer.

This year we are fortunate to have a Pee Wee Cheer Team composed of 17 young ladies who are all academically performing at averages of 3.5 GPA while training over 5 hours a week. They have beat adversity and obstacles to get to where they are now; a strong squad that has earned the opportunity to represent Monarch Cheer Team and Santa Ana at a National Competition in Orlando Florida from December 5th – December 11th . The team has won 1st Place at the Local Level in October, and recently won 2nd Place at Regional’s Competition this past weekend in Long Beach. They came in as the underdogs and won their pass to attend Nationals. Read more…

 
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Pony Baseball squares off against the Little League at Santa Ana’s Memorial Park


Southwest Santa Ana Pony Baseball

A couple years ago what used to be the Northwest Santa Ana Little League became Santa Ana Pony Baseball – and they took over the Little League field at Riverview Park.  I thought at the time that losing the Northwest Little League would be the end of it but now apparently what used to be the Southwest Santa Ana Little League has also gone over to Pony Baseball.  But this time a civil war has broken out – over the baseball fields at Santa Ana’s Memorial Park.

The first salvo was fired by the former Board of Directors of Southwest Santa Ana Little League, on their new Southwest Pony Baseball Facebook page: Read more…

 
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Missing Korean man from Santa Ana found in Garden Grove

Published on November 18, 2014 by in Santa Ana

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Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: CRITICAL MISSING PERSON – LOCATED

Missing Person Sang Min Han was located in the City of Garden Grove, He was transported to UCI Medical Center for medical evaluation. Family members have been notified and will be reunited with Mr. Han at the Hospital.

Missing/Located Sang Min Han (61)

Description: Male, Korean, 5’7, 160 lbs., Black hair, Brown eyes, Grayish mustache and beard, blind in the right eye, wearing light colored shirt, and Beige pants. Prescribed several medications for dementia. Korean Speaking. Read more…

 
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OC Supervisors won’t build a homeless shelter at Normandy Place after all

Published on November 18, 2014 by in Santa Ana

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The Orange County Board of Supervisors has reportedly voted not to place a homeless shelter at a proposed location on Normandy Place in East Santa Ana.

The proposed location was in the middle of a poor Latino neighborhood and was close to schools and parks. Read more…

 
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Elder Korean male with dementia missing in Santa Ana

Published on November 18, 2014 by in Santa Ana

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Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: CRITICAL MISSING PERSON

Sang Min Han (61)

Description: Male, Korean, 5’7, 160 lbs., Black hair, Brown eyes, Grayish mustache and beard, blind in the right eye, wearing light colored shirt, and Beige pants. Prescribed several medications for dementia. Korean Speaking. Read more…

 
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Valerie Amezcua finally gets elected to the SAUSD School Board on third try


Valerie Amezcua at the Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2014

Contact: Derek Humphrey

Cell: (951) 805-4167

VALERIE AMEZCUA WINS RACE FOR SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD

Santa Ana, California – Valerie Amezcua has won a seat on the Santa Ana Unified School District Board. Final election results posted by the Orange County Registrar of Voters show Amezcua placed second in a field of eight candidates. The results are expected to be certified tomorrow.

“I’m humbled by the support our campaign received from families throughout the Santa Ana Unified School District,” said Amezcua. “I would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all of the candidates that volunteered their time and talents to advocate for improving our schools. I look forward to working with Boardmember John Palacio and the rest of my new colleagues in helping to move our district forward.” Read more…

 
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Fairhaven Memorial Park honors ten local caregivers

Published on November 17, 2014 by in Santa Ana

Fairhaven Memorial Park Honors Ten Orange County Residents

Fairhaven Memorial Park Honors Ten Orange County Residents

Care Award Pays Tribute to Local Caregivers

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., November 17, 2014 – Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary honored 10 inspirational caregivers at its third annual Oliver Halsell Care Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at its Mission Viejo location. The individuals – from throughout Orange County – were recognized for dedicating their lives to serving with the utmost care and compassion and improving the lives and spirits of those they help.

Honorees, joined by their family and friends, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they mingled before dinner. Each Care Award winner was presented a crystal statue by Marla Noel, president of Fairhaven, and Michael Alarcon, manager of Fairhaven Memorial Services, during a special program. Mission Viejo Councilmember Rhonda Reardon attended to congratulate each of the honorees. Read more…

 
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Video of this year’s Orange County Labor Veteran’s Day event


On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) sponsored a Veterans Day community celebration at the OC Fair & Event Center called “Veterans + Labor – Partners in Service”. The event featured live music, entertainment, free food, games for kids and much more.

A few highlights included: Read more…

 
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Victim in fatal stabbing identified


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NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org

Victim in Fatal Stabbing Identified

ANAHEIM, Calif. – (November 17, 2014) – On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators initiated an investigation following discovery of a male adult lying in the street suffering from multiple stab wounds. Ruben Martinez, 27, Anaheim, was detained at the scene and later arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing.

The victim, Maximino Fuentes Clara, 52, Garden Grove, was stabbed multiple times during a physical altercation with Martinez. Clara had a dating relationship with Martinez’ mother; however, investigators have yet to determine a motive for the attack. The investigation is ongoing. Read more…

 
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SAPD to showcase communications equipment & mobile command vehicles on 11/18

November 18, 2014
9:00 amto12:00 pm

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MEDIA ADVISORY, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org

Public Safety Agencies Showcase Communications Equipment & Mobile Command Vehicles

WHAT: The California Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee will be hosting an exercise in Orange County, with Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, and San Diego counties also participating. The purpose of this exercise, called the Multi Agency Regional Radio Interoperability Training Exercise, is to test the interoperable capability of radio communications equipment inside mobile command post vehicles. It will also provide a venue for first responders and emergency management employees to view the resources available in Orange County. Read more…

 
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Monthly flag raising at the Santa Ana Library to honor U.S. Veterans

November 20, 2014
7:30 amto8:00 am

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City of Santa Ana

Community: PUBLIC INVITED AS AMERICAN LEGION POST 131 HONOR US VETERANS WITH MONTHLY FLAG RAISING

SANTA ANA, CA (November 17, 2014) – In honor of the remarkable contributions that veterans have made to our country, the American Legion Post 131 will be hosting a monthly flag raising ceremony that will allow community members to show admiration, respect, and appreciation to our troops. Similar ceremonies take place every Wednesday afternoon at the Orange Circle in the City of Orange and have become extremely successful over the years, gathering more than 100 community members every week. Read more…

 
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The OC Supervisors are moving forward with the homeless shelter on Normandy Place


1217 Normandy Place, Santa Ana

Photo by: Andrew Galvin

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is apparently going to ignore the Santa Ana City Council’s attempt to place a moratorium on the building of a homeless shelter in the middle of a poor Latino neighborhood on the East side, on Normandy Place.

The agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 18, 2014, includes this item:

Direct staff to move forward with 1217 E. Normandy Place, Santa Ana, CA project; accept grant deed document to transfer fee title to County of Orange; and authorize Chief Real Estate Officer or designee to sign related documents, make minor modifications under certain conditions and perform related actions – District 1.

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Dog Haus opening on Nov. 22 at the MainPlace Mall with prizes and giveaways

November 22, 2014
11:00 amto10:00 pm

Dog Hause Santa Ana

Dog Haus is celebrating their Grand Opening at Santa Ana’s Westfield MainPlace Mall on November 22, 2014.  They will be offering gourmet hot dogs, sausages, & 100% Natural Angus Beef burgers, craft beer, fresh-cut fries, made-to-order milkshakes, fountain & classic bottled sodas.

Dog Haus is Southern California’s craft casual hot dog concept founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener with a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community, according to their website.

The first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena in 2010 offering signature 100% all-beef skinless Haus Dogs, Haus Sausages and 100% natural Black Angus beef burgers on grilled King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 40+ quality toppings. Read more…

 
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Bicyclist killed in vehicle collision near 5th and Harbor Bl.


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Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD working fatal collision 300 N. Harbor Blvd

On 11/15/2014 at 5:30 pm officers responded to the 300 block of N. Harbor Blvd for a pedestrian down in the vicinity of 5th/Harbor. Officers determined the pedestrian down was a result of a collision between a vehicle and an adult male riding on a bicycle. Read more…

 
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