Santa Ana Mayoral candidate Alfredo Amezcua has announced his latest fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 12 noon to 2 pm, at the home of Jorge Nanni, at 506 South Parton St.
Gordon Bricken admires the Confederate Army memorial at the Santa Ana Cemetery
Picture by Joshua Sudock of the O.C. Register
Do you remember a guy named Gordon Bricken? He was once the Mayor of Santa Ana. The O.C. Register is reporting that Bricken has written a book about gravesites of conferate and union soldiers that can be found here in Orange County.
“His parents taught him to respect the history of the Civil War – to remember relatives who fought in battle, to know the stories of people killed and families uprooted. His mother once gave him a hand-sewn Confederate flag for his room,” according to the O.C. Register.
Bricken is originally from Kentucky, which was a Southern slave state. Continue reading
Contact: Susan Kirkland 714/619-0641
Lynda Sloan 714/619-5155
CASA of Orange County to Honor Outstanding Supporters at 25th Anniversary “Celebration of Children”
Irvine 2010 – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of abused children, will honor some of its leading supporters and volunteers at its 25th Anniversary “Celebration of Children”. The gala, celebrating service to abused children in Orange County, will be held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel on Saturday, May 22, 2010.
CASA began with 15 volunteers in 1985 and now has over 700 volunteers serving abused and neglected children as mentors and advocates. CASA is a powerful model for breaking the vicious cycle of child abuse by speaking up for these children who are lost in the overburdened foster care system. It has been voted “Best Place to Volunteer” in Orange County. Continue reading
Join Fellow Constituents in Participating in a Unique Budget-Related Forum
I would like every constituent of mine to know about an excellent opportunity to participate in a budget forum that is being held in Garden Grove.
You are invited to participate in the forum either in person or through the live webcast.
The live website address is: http://www.asmdc.org/issues/budget/.
Friday, April 30th 2010, at 4 P.M. Continue reading
“The City of Santa Ana has received an application for the Park View at Town and Country Manor project, proposing to construct additional structures and facilities within the existing Town and Country Manor campus. The proposed project would add 174 independent living units to the existing campus. Also constructed would be a new expanded entry lobby, a covered pool area and fitness center proposed within an aquatic and wellness center, modifications to the existing parking lots, and creation of a main entrance driveway, connecting the two existing entrances on Memory Lane and Lawson Way and having one lane in each direction,” according to the City of Santa Ana’s Planning and Building website.
The Santa Ana Planning commission was presented with an environmental impact report for this proposed EIGHT story building for assisted living to be built next to the current Town and Country space. You can read the entire report online at this link. The site is not far from the CityPlace center.
As one might expect, this project is going to have a big impact on local traffic: Continue reading
Numerous Santa Ana residents drove south to Costa Mesa on Saturday morning, to a restaurant called “Sutra” to protest yet another appearance by corrupt, racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was in town to raise money for Republican Bill Hunt, who is running for Orange County Sheriff.
Bloggers Vern Nelson and Francisco Barraga got into the event with press passes and will be writing about it later at our sister blog, the Orange Juice. Continue reading
I noticed the banner shown in the picture above, when I was walking my dog today, at Santiago Park. It would appear that the Santa Ana lawn Bowling Club is trying to promote their sport, even as the Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Agency and the Santa Ana City Council have been considering other uses for the Santa Ana Lawn Bowling Center.
Protesters showed up last night at Original Mike’s, in Santa Ana, to “welcome” corrupt, racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, as he appeared at a fundraiser for the lame Bill Hunt, who is running for Sheriff.
Bill Hunt, a private investigator running for Orange County Sheriff, is holding a fundraiser tonight, at 7 pm, at Original Mike’s, in Santa Ana, located at 100 South Main St. His guest of honor is corrupt, and racist, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Members of the Orange County Dream Team are going to protest the event, which is supposedly for lawmen only.
Ironically the Santa Ana Police Department is also conducting a DUI checkpoint tonight, at 300 South Main St. I wonder if they scheduled the checkpoint on purpose knowing Arpaio was going to be up the street? What a convenient way to arrest any immigrants that show up to protest Arpaio! Continue reading
There is a huge 80’s party this Saturday night, at the Geisha House, from 10pm to 2am, with $5 well drinks, $3 jaeger shots, Sapporo sake bomos and $100 bottles all night!!
The Geisha House is located at the CityPlace, at 2773 N. Main St., in Santa Ana.
Don’t miss the 32nd Annual Orange County Cop bowl, featuring the Orange County Lawmen VS. Bakersfield Falcons, at Eddie West Field, in Santa Ana, at 602 N. Flower St. The game is set for Saturday, April 24, at 3 pm. A game entrance fee is suggested as all cash will be donated to the Orangewood Children’s Home.
You can also purchase a copy of the DVD and part of the proceeds will go to the Orangwood Children’s Home. Continue reading
The 2010 California School Recognition Program (CSRP) directly focuses on California’s students and their entitlement to an equitable and rigorous education. Under the 2010 CSRP, the California Distinguished Schools Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.
In order to be invited to apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria including designated federal and state accountability measures based on No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and the Academic Performance Index (API) requirements. Continue reading
As we predicted in a recent post, Santa Ana water rates are going up again.
The City of Santa Ana mailed letters to local residents this week regarding the increase. Click here to read the letter.
They are holding a public hearing on June 7, at 6 pm, at the Santa Ana City Council Chambers, to allow us to comment.
They claim the increase is to repair, maintain and replace water and sewer infrastructure. My sources say this is a lie. They are shifting money from the water budget to the general fund. And the mains they are damaging are being damaged due to water pressure changes brought on by the fact that the City is relying on computers to maintain water pressure, instead of trained operators. Continue reading
Got fruit? Want to help feed hungry families?
Announcing….CommUnity Harvest !
Do you have extra fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs growing in your front or backyard? Are they going to waste, falling from the tree, uneaten? Do you have the space and ability to produce surplus fruits and veggies in your garden or greenhouse? Would you prefer that the food be utilized by families who need it? We would!…and we can help!
The Grain Project is launching a new project to serve our low-income residents in Santa Ana, CommUnity Harvest. Residents whom have surplus food and whom are interested in donating it can sign up with us. Then, you can either drop off your harvests at our drop-off sites or we can arrange to pick up the bounty at your location. We will then see that these healthy harvests make it into the hands of hungry residents, complete with suggestions on how to prepare the items in a healthy fashion. We will also issue you a tax-deductible receipt for the value of your donation. Continue reading