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15th Annual Summer Talent Show set for 8/16 at the Salgado Rec Center

August 16, 2014
1:00 pm
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Santa Ana 15th Annual Summer Talent Show

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Community Alert: CLOSE TO 200 STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN “AN ENDLESS SUMMER” THE CITY OF SANTA ANA’S 15TH ANNUAL SUMMER TALENT SHOW

SANTA ANA, CA – The public is invited to join the City Council as the City of Santa Ana’s youth program celebrates the end of summer with the City’s 15th Annual Summer Talent Show. Close to 200 young people from the Citywide summer recreation program will showcase their talents and perform on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Salgado Recreation Center, from 1 to 3:30 pm. Read more…

 
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New report identified risk factors for death by suicide in Orange County

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OC Health Care Agency Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2014
Contact: Deanne Thompson, dthompson@ochca.com, 714-834-2178

NEW REPORT IDENTIFIES RISK FACTORS FOR DEATH BY SUICIDE IN ORANGE COUNTY

(Santa Ana) – Every year in Orange County about 3,000 people intentionally harm themselves, and about 278 end their lives by suicide. A new study by the Orange County Health Care Agency examines the incidence of suicide in Orange County, and identifies risk factors for suicidal behavior.

“Intentional self-harm is a serious public health problem that has a devastating impact on those affected, including family, friends, and the community,” said Mary Hale, Deputy Agency Director for Behavioral Services at the Orange County Health Care Agency. “Understanding how to address these risk factors and implementing preventive measures will help reduce intentional self-harm and suicide deaths in Orange County.” Read more…

 
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The Bowers Museum’s August programs showcase the diversity of Latino culture

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Bowers Museum Latino Program for August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2014

CONTACT
Victor Payan
Latino Audience Engagement Specialist
714-567-3645
vpayan@bowers.org

BOWERS MUSEUM FEATURES GREAT LATINO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST

Lineup includes Lecture about Buenos Aires, Spanish Masters Presentation and Lalo Guerrero Doc

The Bowers Museum is proud to present a number of wonderful Latino programs in August, which showcase the diversity of the Latino community. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main St. in the heart of Santa Ana. All events take place in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium. Student tickets are only $5.

On Thursday, August 14, join award-winning lecturer Jacqueline Hahn for An Evening in Buenos Aires: The “Good Air,” the Paris of South America. Madame Hahn will take you on a delightful trip to Buenos Aires. Explore the rich history, geography, architecture, sprawling avenues, parks, museums, and cafés of this enchanting city. Attendees will receive a free, autographed textbook from Ms. Hahn. The presentation begins at 7pm. Read more…

 
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Updated: Man killed and two women wounded when shot in a parked car in DTSA

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UPDATEDSAPD detectives arrest 23-year-old Dustin Sean Ross McDonald yesterday evening in a car stop near his residence in Garden Grove. Charges are pending, case has been submitted to the District Attorney’s office for filing. Charges will be murder (187), two count of attempt murder (664/187) and special circumstances enhancement (190.2) and weapons enhancements (12022.5) 

Aaron Johnathan Chavez, a 23-year-old from Anaheim, was killed and two women were injured late Tuesday when another man came up to a parked car they were sitting in and fired 10 to 12 shots at them, according to Santa Ana Police, according to the OC Weekly. Read more…

 
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SoCalGas pipeline work in Santa Ana will affect traffic on North Grand Ave.

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Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan

SoCalGas will be doing some work in the City of Santa Ana, as part of their Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan.  They will be testing a segment of pipe. The work began in late July.  The work will take place at several locations along North Grand Ave. beginning at the intersection of East Chestnut Ave. and ending at the intersection of East 2nd St. The work is expected to take three to four weeks.

Southbound traffic on North Grand Avenue will be reduced to left hand lanes during this work. This change will be marked with traffic cones and signs. Nearby residents may hear some work-related noise. Crews will be working 20 hour days Monday through Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. A letter was sent to notify neighbors about the project for your reference. Read more…

 
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OCDA announces the extradition of two fugitives who sexually assaulted children

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 12, 2014

OCDA ANNOUNCES EXTRADITION OF TWO FUGITIVES FROM GUATEMALA AND SPAIN FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD AND CHILD ABDUCTION PROBATION VIOLATION

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) announced the extradition of two fugitives from Guatemala and Spain for serious and violent felonies committed in Orange County. Jose Carmen Sian, 42, and Jose Luis Pereda, 46, were extradited on Aug. 7, 2014. Sian was extradited from Guatemala for the sexual assault of a child, and Pereda was extradited from Spain for a probation violation stemming from domestic violence and child abduction.

“Whether it is before or after conviction, we are going to continue to bring fugitives to justice to ensure they are held accountable for the harm they have caused,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “Bringing these defendants to justice will help bring closure to victims and prevent innocent people from becoming future victims.” Read more…

 
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SAUSD School Board Clerk Rob Richardson endorses Rigo Rodríguez for the School Board

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Rob Richardson at the Fiestas Patrias Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12th, 2014

Contact: Eric Hogensen, 323-761-9514

Santa Ana School Board Clerk Rob Richardson Endorses Rigo Rodríguez for School Board

(Santa Ana) – Santa Ana School Board Clerk Rob Richardson announced his endorsement of Dr. Rigo Rodríguez for Santa Ana School Board today.

Richardson stated: “As an educator and active community member, Rigo Rodríguez has dedicated his career to strengthening the Santa Ana community through education. As a School Board member, Dr. Rodríguez will continue to lead efforts to improve schools for our children. He will fight for what is best for our students, I have confidence in him to lead our District forward.”

Rob Richardson has been a longtime leader in the Santa Ana community. He served on the Santa Ana School Board from 1987-1990, after which he served as a Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem for eight years. In 2003, Richardson returned to the School Board where he served another five years as President working to improve the quality of education in Santa Ana and he continues on the Board. He currently serves as an administrator for the County of Orange. Read more…

 
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Robbery suspects caught as they fled the scene

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SAPD Advisory: Santa Ana patrol officers apprehend suspects as they flee scene of robbery

Grand Gas Mini Mart
2231 North Grand Friday, 8/8/14, 11:50PM

Summary: Two patrol officers were responding to a call for service when they encountered, what initially appeared to be, two suspects running toward an awaiting vehicle after a beer run. The officers soon realized the two suspects committed an armed robbery. As the officers ordered the suspects to stop one of the suspects dropped a replica firearm and the other a kitchen knife.

The two suspects and a female driver were taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered several hundred dollars from the suspects. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana’s Annual Fiestas Parade set for Sunday, September 14

September 14, 2014
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
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Community: Thousands Expected at City of Santa Ana’s Annual Fiestas Parade on Sunday, September 14

SANTA ANA, CA (August 12, 2014) – Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of the City of Santa Ana to enjoy the annual Fiestas Parade on Sunday, September 14 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Over 100 parade entries will be showcased in this year’s special theme “Our Pride That Unites Us.” The Fiestas Parade will wind through Civic Center Drive and Main Street in Downtown Santa Ana and will be a celebration of art and culture for all ages. Read more…

 
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Sarmiento and Nguyen MIA as residents oppose a homeless shelter in Santa Ana

August 19, 2014
6:30 pmto8:00 pm
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1217 Normandy Place, Santa Ana

Site of the proposed Santa Ana homeless shelter

Santa Ana is part of the First District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and our elected representative is Janet Nguyen, who currently is preoccupied with running for the 34th State Senate District.  So preoccupied apparently that she has blown off, repeatedly, the Santa Ana residents and business owners who are fighting the O.C. Supervisors’ decision to open up a huge homeless shelter at 1217 Normandy Place, in Santa Ana.

Nguyen isn’t the only local politician who has been MIA on this issue.  Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento represents that area and one of the ladies who is fighting the shelter, Dora Lopez, tells me that he too has refused to meet with local residents and business owners.  This is the same useless Sarmiento that pulled papers to run for Mayor but thankfully withdrew from that race.

The OC Board of Supervisors approved the $3.6-million purchase of the 23,220-square-foot industrial warehouse at 1217 Normandy Place back on July 15,2014, according to the L.A. Times. Read more…

 
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OC Clerk-Recorder and Tax Assessor to speak at Santa Ana Partners meeting on 8/13

August 13, 2014
10:00 amto11:30 am
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Hugh Nguyen

Partners for Santa Ana presents Orange County Tax Assessor Webster Guillory and Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen

The Partners for Santa Ana are hosting their next meeting on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10 am, with registration at 9:45 am, at the offices of the Orange County Register, located at 625 N. Grand Avenue, in Santa Ana.  The guest speakers will be Orange County Tax Assessor Webster Guillory and Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen, who were both reelected in the June Primary Election.

This is an excellent opportunity to come meet and hear from two of the people who play such an important role in all of our transactions and find out what their offices are doing and how that may effect you and your clients.

This event is FREE to Realtors. Read more…

 
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Former Disneyland machinist convicted of sexually assaulting four girls

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2014

Case # 13WF1859

FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK WORKER CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FOUR MINOR FEMALE VICTIMS

WESTMINSTER – A man was convicted today of sexually assaulting four young girls between the ages of 7 and 11 years old. Bryan William Anast, 46, Corona, pleaded guilty to one felony count of continuous sexual conduct, six felony counts of lewd acts by duress on a child under 14, one felony count of possession of child pornography, and one felony count of using a minor for sex acts. In addition to his prison sentence, Anast is scheduled to be sentenced to 55 years and four months in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-9, West Justice Center, Westminster.

The sex crimes against all of the victims involved rubbing of the vaginal area. Read more…

 
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Woman charged with running massage parlors that were really brothels

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2014

Case # 14WF2986

WOMAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR OPERATING TWO MASSAGE PARLORS AS BROTHELS AND PANDERING VICTIMS

WESTMINSTER – A woman is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday for operating two massage parlors as brothels and pandering female victims. Sujin Kim, 55, Los Angeles, is charged with six felony counts of pandering. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 12 years and eight months in state prison. Kim is being held on $250,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster.

Between May 1, 2014, and Aug. 6, 2014, Kim is accused of operating illegal brothels disguised as massage parlors. Kim is accused of collecting money from sex purchasers who entered the massage parlors for commercial sex services. The defendant is accused of having female victims perform massages on the patrons, and then negotiate money in exchange for a sexual act. The Garden Grove Police Department investigated this case with assistance from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) and arrested Kim on Aug. 6, 2014. Read more…

 
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All the Santa Ana City Council incumbents will be opposed this November

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Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido tells the Nicholas Academic Centers’ 4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration that the NACs are profoundly changing education

Well the dust has finally cleared and we now know who is running for the Santa Ana City Council in this November’s General election.

The Mayor’s race lost many of the candidates who had pulled papers, including State Senator Lou Correa and Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento.  The incumbent, Mayor Miguel Pulido, is running again and he will be facing off against first term Council Member Roman Reyna and a fellow named Mark I. Lopez, who is an entrepreneur/soldier, according to the Voice of OC. Read more…

 
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Lake Forest Piano teacher arrested for lewd acts with a child

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John Mordecai Scott

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

OC Child Exploitation Task Force Arrests Piano Teacher for Lewd Acts with a Child

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – (August 8, 2014) – On Friday, August 8, investigators from the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) arrested John Mordecai SCOTT, 58, Lake Forest, following an investigation involving lewd acts with a child. Scott is suspected of showing and taking lewd photographs of a minor female victim at his residence and place of employment.

Scott worked as a piano teacher out of his residence at 20702 El Toro Road #34 in the city of Lake Forest. In addition to teaching at his home, Scott teaches at Coast Band Music on Via Fabricante in the city of Mission Viejo and OC Music located on Aventura in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita. During the course of the investigation, evidence has been obtained that leads investigators to believe there may be additional victims. Read more…

 
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