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Costa Mesa’s Westend Cafe fights for the livelihood of their employees

Roland Barrera and Tyler Barber, co-owners of Costa Mesa-based restaurant Westend Cafe, continue the fight to keep their business open and their staff employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Westend employs a staff of 20 total and 5 of them already became homeless under the first emergency lockdown order. Barrera/Barber, like many restaurant owners, aren’t sure…

SCAG says enough housing is being built in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Today the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) ruled in favor of the City of Santa Ana’s housing need allocation, a decision that is a victory for the development of fair housing throughout Orange County. SCAG’s Regional Housing Need Assessment (RHNA) process determines how much housing should be built within each…

COVID-19 video update from Sarmiento and Penaloza

Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento and Mayor Pro Tem David Penaloza have shared a video message about COVID-19. For more information on City of Santa Ana COVID-19 resources and news, please visit https://www.santa-ana.org/covid19. To sign up to be notified by the OC Health Care Agency about when a vaccination appointment is available at the County’s sites,…

The O.C. Supervisors approve funding for seven affordable housing developments

SANTA ANA, Calif. (January 15, 2021) – This past Tuesday at the Orange County (OC) Board of Supervisors meeting, the OC Board of Supervisors approved the funding of seven housing developments in six local jurisdictions totaling close to $11 million to produce 437 units of supportive and affordable housing throughout Orange County. “Orange County has…