A total of 44 firefighters from the OCFA and the Fountain Valley and Costa Mesa fire departments battled a fire last night outside a landscaping business, Wm. Vandergeest Landscape Care, at the 1900 block of South Yale St., in Santa Ana, not far from Centennial Park, according to the O.C. Register.
Contact: Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer, (714) 558-5555 Office, (714) 673-4995 Mobile
Santa Ana Unified School District’s Statement on the Arrest of Tracey Steven Fulford
SANTA ANA, CA (July 10, 2017) – Santa Ana Unified School District was notified, July 9, 2017 that Tracy Steven Fulford, a walk-on Basketball Coach at Segerstrom High School, was arrested and booked for allegations of sexual misconduct with a former student. These allegations are being taken seriously and are in direct conflict of the District’s zero-tolerance policy relating to staff misconduct, in which all district employees are held at the highest ethical standards. This includes reporting any suspicious activity involving abuse or neglect of a child directly to authorities, as mandated by law. Failure to do so is a criminal violation of the law. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2017
SB-10, SB-421, SB-620
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) strongly opposes three California State Senate bills that change firearm sentencing enhancement requirements, bail and pretrial release, and sex offender registration. Crime victims’ rights leaders Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III (Marsy’s Law) and Erin Runnion (The Joyful Child Foundation) joined the OCDA at the news conference to voice their opinions. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Crime Type: PC 211—Armed Robbery (Black Handgun)
Synopsis: On 7/6/2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the suspect committed an armed robbery at the Arco Gas Station located in the 1700 block of East Dyer Road. Approximately an hour and a half later, the same suspect committed another armed robbery at the Arco located in the 3400 block of South Main Street. Continue reading
The Santa Ana Parent Union is hosting their next free Movie Night on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at El Zocalo Restaurant, located at 301 N. Tustin Ave., in Santa Ana. The featured movie will be “Waiting for Superman.”
Waiting for ‘Superman’ is the highly acclaimed documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Participant Media about the serious challenges facing the American education system. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our public-education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children and is buckling. Continue reading
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Santa Ana police tried to stop a vehicle for various violations including no license plate and no seatbelts, according to NBC News.
The driver, a documented gang member who was later identified as Jesus Arturo Martinez, refused to pull over so the police began to pursue his vehicle on local streets at speeds that topped 90 mph. At one point the suspect even drove the wrong way on the street, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Arrested: Tracey Stephan Fulford, (52) Santa Ana
On 7/08/17, at about 10:30pm, a 19-year old female victim came to the Santa Ana Police Department accompanied by her parents. She reported to officers that while she was 16 years old and a student at Segerstrom High School, she became involved in an inappropriate relationship with her male basketball coach, who she identified as 52-year old Tracey Stephan Fulford of Santa Ana. The victim reported that during private basketball lessons she willingly followed Fulford into a storage room and other locations in the school gymnasium and they would engage in inappropriate sexual acts. The relationship continued past her 18th birthday at which time they engaged in consensual sex away from the school. Continue reading
The Tustin Police Department is investigating a shooting which resulted in homicide, on Sunday, July 9. The incident occurred on Mitchell St. between Red Hill and Browning, at about 3:56 p.m., according to the Tustin Police Department.
The Santa Ana Work Center’s next job fair will take place this week on Wednesday, July 12th from 2-4 p.m. at 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 220, in Santa Ana.
Employers that will be participating at this job fair include the Westin South Coast Plaza, Nelson Staffing Services, Durham School Services, Empower Culinary Staffing and Rapid Manufacturing. Continue reading
Santa Ana’s Taller San Jose Hope Builders has training spots open now! They pay youth $1,600 ($100 per week) to train in either Business Applications, Construction, Healthcare or Information Technology.
In addition to 16 weeks of hard skills training, Hope Builders provides:
- 28 months of life skills and mentoring
- Help to resolve criminal or legal issues
- Childcare and transportation assistance, if eligible
- On-going job coaching & placement assistance
- Links to ongoing education and training
- Various life skills and career building workshops
Aleksandar Apostolovic, 29, of Santa Ana, a convicted felon who fled from police in an SUV and then crashed into another vehicle, killing a 12-year-old Westminster girl, has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison, according to the O.C. Register.
Apostolovic’s accepted charges of second-degree murder and evading a police officer causing death in his plea deal on June 30. Continue reading
Zoo “After Hours” Summer Concert Series
Sundays, July 9, and July 23 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- Summer, Outdoor Concert Series featuring popular local bands.
- Zoo After Hours… visit the animals in this rare after-hours experience as they prepare for their nighttime activities.
- Members save close to 50% on after-hours admission & close to 20% on rides!
- Pack your own picnic dinner OR purchase BBQ & dessert.
- Cool decorations by RWB Party Props, animal encounters, kids crafts, train & carousel rides, and a silent auction. Bring your camera for some great photo opportunities!
- Local craft breweries “beer tasting” for an additional $15 donation for adults 21 and over raising funds to help the Zoo!
Whether it’s your first time seeing this classic, or your tenth, pack a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy a movie under the stars in front of our Historic Mausoleum. The event area will open at 7:30 p.m. Continue reading
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Thursday arrested Nadia Davis Lockyer, 46, of Long Beach, a former SAUSD School Board Member and a former Alameda County supervisor, who is the wife of Bill Lockyer, a 76-year old former California attorney general, at a Twain Harte vacation home on suspicion of battery on a spouse, according to the Union Democrat.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call from inside a home on Fireside Drive near Twain Harte Lake at about 10:55 a.m. The caller said an intoxicated woman was yelling and throwing things. That woman turned out to be Nadia. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The Santa Ana Media Summit is a day of free media training for us to learn how to get our stories out there with the help of the press, social media, PR and community engagement.
The Santa Ana Media Summit will bring together voices in journalism, social media, and media relations who will help equip you with tools and strategies to tell interesting stories and communicate who you are and what you do in the world. Continue reading