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New O.C. charter school offers a path to graduation and much more
College and Career Preparatory Academy

OCDE’s College and Career Preparatory Academy offers a path to graduation and much more Kirstie Suarez’s family moved several times when she was in high school, bouncing between California, North Carolina and Florida before Suarez took her final classes at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana. Somewhere along the way, she fell two classes short…

Santa Ana woman dies after being thrown from a car on the 5 Freeway
santa ana car accident

An unidentified 23-year-old woman from Santa Ana died after she was thrown from a late-night collision on the I-5 freeway when a driver rear ended a big rig, according to the O.C. Register. Steven Heemstra, 24 of Irvine, was driving a gray 2013 Honda Civic at around 11:30 p.m. on the southbound I-5, south of First…

Toxic chemical detected in indoor air samples at a Santa Ana business

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016 Contact: Tricia Landquist,, (714) 834-2178 Trichloroethylene Detected in Indoor Air Samples at Santa Ana Site (Santa Ana) – Information provided by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) indicates that several chemicals have been detected in soil, groundwater and in air at 1224 E. Pomona St. in…

Car thieves arrested near Willard Elementary School with the help of a K-9
Santa Ana Auto Theft News

What started out as yet another Santa Ana car theft quickly escalated this afternoon, after several suspects in a stolen car took off when police tried to conduct a traffic stop, at 4:40 p.m. at West 15th and North Durant streets, not far from Willard Elementary School according to the O.C. Register. When the suspects sped off the…

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