The attack on a woman who exited the Proof Bar in DTSA early on Sunday morning has blown up – it has been covered on CNN and has appeared in newspapers as far away as London. One of our readers posted that the victim of the attack was not from Santa Ana.
An unidentified man assaulted an apparently inebriated 26-year old woman at the stairwell of the Copper Door in Downtown Santa Ana, early on Sunday morning, May 21, 2017, according to the O.C. Register.
The SAPD released surveillance footage today of the attack, in an attempt to get leads on the suspect. Why they waited this long to release the footage is a very good question. Were they trying to protect the Proof Bar from what is sure to be a damaging hit to their image? Continue reading
UPDATE: The Santa Ana Planning Commision voted 4-2 to approve the ordinance discussed below. Eric Alderete and Patrick Yrarrazaval were opposed. Sean Mill and Frank Acosta made and seconded the successful motion.
Santa Ana’s Planning Commission will be considering a proposed ordinance tonight, No. 2012-03, which will establish an Entertainment Permit that will be issued by the Santa Ana Police Department to local businesses that provide entertainment while also serving alcohol.
The main concern, as I understand it, is ensuring that nightclubs and restaurants in town are not allowing minors, 18 and under, in their establishments when alcohol is being served. Some of these venues, such as the Velvet Lounge, aggressively advertise the presense of 18 year old youngsters, ostensibly as a way to market to older clients who are trolling for youthful partners. The Yost Theater does this as well. Continue reading
The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is set for this Saturday night, Nov. 3rd, featuring “Noche de Altares.”
- GCS Art Gallery: The Day of the Dead themed art show features new works by many artists familiar to the GCS gallery. the list of artists include: ASEPH, 3rdI, Benjie, Nick Lu, AWOL, Alex barcenas, tim shelton, jamie johnson, calvyrus, ray vargas, spr fkr, dino perez, zack bowen, freddie medina, AKIL, tristan cruz, tyoni aragon, rebornz, rask, ar, charlie inkbomber, kasey mahoney, pavel acevedo, jouvon michael, eli martinez, kitty brown, EGADS, BOISE, RABET, david flores, dice, kenos, zane, glory, jroz, meezy perez, michael ziobrowski and a few more surprises….!DJ’s playing music from dead artists all night long. Continue reading
It is time once more for the First Saturday of the Month Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, this Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at about 7 pm.
Arts, crafts and live entertainment centrally located at: Artists Village – Second Street Promenade (2nd & Broadway) & the Santiago Arts Colony (Santa Ana Blvd. & Poinsettia)
There is always something new to see ! Downtown Inc. encourages artists of all medias to participate in this event. For more information or to list your event, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (714) 547 – 6100 ext. 205.
Here are a few highlights of this Saturday’s events and happenings: Continue reading
All dishes have a chance to win a $40 bar tab for the night or future night at Proof. Theo Hirsch & Jessica DJ Noodles will buy the best dish a $40 drink tab. They will also buy shots for all Kamikaze singers. And they will buy PBR or wells drink for all potluck participants. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: SANTA ANA POLICE- HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARREST TWO FOR THE 2010 MURDER OF JEFFREY LEE CHUNG
SANTA ANA POLICE- HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARREST TWO FOR THE 2010 MURDER OF JEFFREY LEE CHUNG
On 10-2-2010, a robber shot and killed a 23-year-old man in a Santa Ana parking garage. Irvine resident Jeffrey Lee Chung was at a bar with some friends in downtown Santa Ana and walking to a parking garage, when he and a friend were confronted by two suspects, one of them armed with a handgun.
Chung was shot when he refused the suspects’ demand for money. Chung’s friend was unharmed. The suspects, described as male Hispanics, fled the scene on foot. Officers responding to a “shots fired, man down” call about 1:30 a.m., at 201 W. Third Street, found Chung shot in the upper torso. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Continue reading
How would you like to win $200, $100 and $50 prizes? If you can sing, you can win at Proof Bar’s Karaoke Night, hosted by Theo Hirsch and KJ Cesar, coming up on Monday night, January 23 and 30, 2012 from 9pm to 2:00am.
Theo has changed the rules of the contest. Everyone will be competing every Monday for points, one vote equals one point, very simple. If you are serious about being in this contest please be here every week or you will not be able to score points. Theo will not disqualify you for missing a week out of the next 4 Monday’s in January. There were no points scored last week, last week was a practice round, Theo just didn’t know it! Continue reading
A Cover Charge at Proof? No bueno!
UPDATE: Santa Ana City Manager Paul Walters sent me an email today confirming that the City is looking into the issues raised in this post!
Chapter One: the Modern Local, a restaurant in Downtown Santa Ana, is promising a fun night tonight, which includes dancing – as per their Facebook event page. However, I am told that their Conditional Use Permit (C.U.P.) does NOT allow dancing. As far as I know, they did not petition the Santa Ana Planning Agency for an exception.
You may recall that one of the owners of Chapter One went off on Mexican owned businesses in Downtown Santa Ana, a few months ago, when he questioned the number of Quinceanera stores in the Downtown area. Well, I guarantee you that none of those shops will be flouting the law tonight! Continue reading
The Santa Ana Planning Commission is considering new rules for Downtown Santa Ana bars – and several of the more controversial bar owners and other Downtown Santa Ana gadflyes showed up at this evening’s meeting to speak up in support of a proposed expansion sought by Proof Bar.
You may recall that Proof owner Joey Mendes got ripped by the OC Weekly a few months ago when he refused to allow a member of a band that was set to play at his bar to enter his establishment, because the poor guy was using a Matricular Consular card as I.D. Mendes was there tonight as well. Continue reading
Posse on Broadway A Downtown Santa Ana Block Party
Posse’s back in town! The first edition of the downtown Santa Ana block party rolls into town this Saturday, June 18th, from 9 pm to 12 am.
This event started 4 years ago with 3 venues looking to spark a little nightlife in the neighborhood. The event has grown now to 11 venues and it is looking to get even bigger in the coming months.
This year, the Posse is going beyond Broadway to include some great locations down 1st, 3rd & 4th Street. There will be live entertainment at each venue and most all participants will be open till 2am.
There will also be free admission at all venues. So bring your friends, tell your family, leave the kids at home and get yourself downtown for a night of fun. This is downtown Santa Ana nightlife.
Presented by Downtown Inc. & Media Sponsor: OC Weekly.
- Bistro 400-Live Music with Ricardo Valenzuela
- Chapter One: The Modern Local-DJ Tomiko from deepviberadio.com spinning for all generations
- Copper Door- TBA
- The Crosby- DJs spinning Soulful Sounds
- Festival Hall-Live Music with Terra Caliente
- Gypsy Den-Open House Collective with Damien Wolf
- Lola Gaspar-Spanish guitar by Omar Ian Ávalos Gallegos
- Memphis at the Santora-Downtown Sound spins Tales of the Unexpected with DJs: Weird Beard, Ras Sal, Adjective, & Guests
- Rancho De Mendoza-El ranchero y su karaoke
- Original Mikes-Live Music with “SOTO” Top 40’s and Latin Rock
- Proof-DJs: Plann.b, Speeks, & Bob Gnarley
For more detailed talent information, go to the FB event page.
The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is coming up this Saturday, June 4, from 7 pm to 10 pm.
The First Saturday Art Walk will feature:
- A new exhibition in the CSUF Grand Central Art Center Rental and Sales Gallery – ekpneo: I let go – Eric Leonard Jones in collaboration with 10 artists.
- The night also includes a live performance “A Pogo is a Logo Upside Down” by the current artist-in-residence Bale Creek Allen.
- The White Night, All Night event at Proof
- Art Show at Raven Studios
- OCC group documentary Photography show @ Nomadic Image
Proof Bar proudly presents “TRIED AND TRUE” an event premier in honor of those who served our RED WHITE AND BLUE! A celebration brought to you by HER BEAUTY KILLS PRODUCTIONS!
The night will be filled with hip shaking sounds of an array of music and drink specials you won’t want to miss out on!
Join Proof for this monumental dance party:
- MARTIN VIDAL, Spinning an original set for your listening pleasure!, http://soundcloud.com/martinvidal
- LA / Social Soirée
- TROY EVANS, www.soundcloud.com/troyevans
- LA/California Digital Ent., Dirty house/ Electro
- Live Performance by STATIC_CAST
- LA/Music Playground
- Hip Hop/Electro/Dubstep
- KYLE THE EXPO, http://soundcloud.com/daytime-crime
- OC/Daytime Crime
- AND….FREE giveaways from: SKYHI CLOTHING
In honor of this memorable weekend your hostess for the evening ALYSSA VANEGAS would like to offer you…
- FREE BEER FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE BEFORE 10PM
- FIRST DRINK IS FREE FOR ALL ARMED FORCE MEMBERS
How can you say no to this amazing event?
“TRIED AND TRUE”
215 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA
The next Downtown Santa Ana First Saturday Art Walk will be held on May 7!
Parking available on 3rd & Broadway, additional parking available on 4th & Birch.
Time: Saturday, May 7 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village
Main Gallery-The Curiosities of Janice Lowry
The Curiosities of Janice Lowry is a retrospective exhibition that will feature more than 100 artworks including; assemblage, collage, painting, drawing and personal collections. In 2007 OC Weekly named Lowry the region’s best visual artist, praising her assemblages generated from found objects. Lowry is best known for her assemblages, which she described as a way to solve the problem of expensive framing, and for her journals she drew, painted, and collaged for over 30 years. In October of 2007 all of Lowry’s journals, future journals and papers pertaining to her art career were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art in Washington D.C. In April 2009 Lowry was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She faced the finality of her future in the same way she faced everyday of her life. September 20, 2009 she succumb to the disease at age 63.
Book Release: A beautiful 256-page full-color hardbound standard and special-edition retrospective book will be available for purchase during the exhibition. This publication will include over two hundred works of construction, sculpture, and collage with essays by Jon Gothold, Mike McGee, Mark Ryden, and Joanna Roche.
Texas-based artist Bale Creek Allen will be the next artist-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center. Allen grew up in Fresno, California, but now resides in Austin, Texas. Fresno and Texas, particularly Lubbock where his father is from, have strong influences on Allen’s art. He has been inspired by tumbleweeds, tire treads, and roadkill. As part of his residency Allen will exhibit sculptures from his Empire series in the GCAC Project Room. Empire consists of bronzed objects most of which evoke the feel of Americana: stars, stripes, lone ranger mask, and paper planes. Other objects are a reflection of Allen’s environment: tire treads, and taxidermy rattlesnakes.Allen has an impressive artistic pedigree and works in many different media: painting, drawing, wood work, bronze, ceramics, photography, film, writing, acting, playing drums, and singing. His parents are visual artist and songwriter Terry Allen, and actress Jo Harvey Allen.
Book Release: Grand Central Art Center is publishing a catalog featuring artworks from the Empire series and an essay from Michael Solway.
Sales Gallery-nona decima morta: viscurrealistic fabrications by Ron Ulicny
Portland-based assemblage artist Ron Ulicny exhibits his latest sculptures.
DJ VIRTIGO PRESENTS: THE ART WALK SOCIETY TAKING PLACE THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH @ PROOF BAR
BAD DREAMS AT 8PM
EMINENT.RUTH AT 9PM
COME OUT AND GET LOOSE WITH US WON’T YAH!
Time: Saturday, May 7 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Raven Studios
207 N. Broadway – Suite E, Santa Ana, CA
Join Ben Walker on May 7th from 7-10pm at his new home in the Raven Studios. He will be displaying some new tree paintings mixed up with paintings from my love sex death series. The event coincides with the Santa Ana Art Walk and there are tons of artists studios, galleries along with live music and great food – all open for you to explore.
If you are in the area stop on by.
Located in the Historic Santora Arts Building
207 N Broadway, STE E
Santa Ana, CA 92701