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Santa Ana's top news & views blog

Councilman Tinajero honored for his work as a speech and debate coach
Sal Tinajero

City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County Community Alert: Upon Retirement, Councilmember Tinajero Receives National Honor for Speech and Debate: Recipient of Harold Keller Award Over the past weekend, at the National Speech and Debate Association’s 2016 National Tournament, Santa Ana Councilman Tinajero was announced as the recipient of the Harold C. Keller Award, a top…

Man caught via his DNA charged with robbing, beating, kidnapping and raping a store employee

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE Case # 16WF1326 Date: June 24, 2016 MAN IDENTIFIED THROUGH DNA TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ROBBING, KIDNAPPING, AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING STORE EMPLOYEE SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man identified through a DNA hit was charged today with robbing, kidnapping, and sexually assaulting a store employee in 2012. Danny Thien Nguyen,…

Man and woman shot multiple times at First St. and Clara St. in Santa Ana
Santa Ana shooting

An unidentified man and woman were injured by multiple gunshots after an unknown suspect shot at them several times near First Street and Clara Street last night, according to the O.C. Register. A witness called the SAPD at around 11 p.m. last night to report the shooting. Both of the victims ended up at a…

Councilman Reyna opposes hiring more SAPD police officers
Roman Reyna and Michele Martinez

City Council members adopted a balanced, $228.9 million 2016-17 fiscal year budget on Tuesday with only one tweak – dedicating projected surplus funds to hiring more police officers, according to the O.C. Register. The City Council voted to spend an extra $1.5 million and $2 million from the current fiscal year on more cops. Except for one…

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