Residents of Santa Ana have shared their stories with South Coast Repertory playwright-in-residence José Cruz González to create a play. Join us for a staged reading of the FIRST draft, read by Santa Ana community members! Participate to help shape the final product—a professional stage play presented in Santa Ana. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: March 25, 2014
For More Information Contact: Maricela Taylor – mobile: (714) 794-8431
LOCAL JOBS-GENERATING AGREEMENT CHAMPIONED BY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEE JOSE SOLORIO
Unique Community and Student Workforce Project Agreement Includes “Local Hire” and “Helmets To Hardhats” Requirements for Construction Projects
Santa Ana, CA — The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Board of Trustees approved an agreement yesterday that will create thousands of local jobs while improving education facilities at Santa Ana College.
The agreement requires 66 percent of all those hired to work on upcoming construction projects at Santa Ana College to live in Orange County and 50 percent to live within the college district’s jurisdiction cities, including Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Orange, Tustin, Irvine and Villa Park. The measure will also help veterans to enter and succeed in construction through a “helmets to hardhats” program that has been implemented successfully in other communities. Present and past RSCCD students in local construction apprenticeship programs will also benefit under the agreement’s local hire program. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
On Monday March 3 at 4:10 PM a 14-year-old girl was crossing against the red traffic signal and tried to run between two vehicles at the intersection of Bristol Street at 17th Street. She was hit by two vehicles, and both drivers left the scene. Adan Camacho (32) Santa Ana, the driver of a truck who first struck the victim never stopped to render aid. Officers eventually arrested and booked Camacho for felony hit-and-run, thanks to a Good Samaritan who followed the suspects truck and directed officers to the vehicle. Continue reading
A 14-year-old girl who darted across a Santa Ana street in front of traffic was hit by two vehicles, and both drivers left the scene. One of the drivers has been arrested, but police are still searching for the other driver, according to ABC News.
A witnessed followed him from the scene and called police; he was arrested. The driver was identified as Adan Camacho, 32, of Santa Ana. He was booked into jail for felony hit-and-run and driving without a valid license, according to KTLA News. Continue reading
Can you believe it? My sources are reporting that Santa Ana College has purchased the land on the corner of Bristol and 17th, where several businesses were force off their land by the City of Santa Ana, due to the Bristol Street widening project. I am told that Santa Ana College plans to use this highly trafficked corner for – a parking lot for their administrators.
What a revolting development! This land should have gone to a retail establishment – particularly a restaurant or a convenience store. Instead the city is going to lose the resulting tax revenue and the poor Washington Square neighbors are going to have to put up with noise and trash from a parking lot that most likely will be operating at all hours. Continue reading
The Rancho Santiago Community College District’s (RSCCD) Board of Trustees met tonight and the biggest issue on their plate was allegations that they have violated the Brown Act by negotiating PLA terms in closed session.
A PLA is a Project Labor Agreement. These agreements typically ban non-union contractors from bidding on public works – in this case we are talking about the $198M bond measure Q, that was passed last year to fund construction projects at Santa Ana College. (This after millions of our dollars were wasted on the previous RSCCD Measure E – when that money was mostly spent on the campus in the Orange Hills. A PLA delayed Measure E projects and drove them over-budget).
Trustee Phil Yarbrough, who is a Republican, accused the Democrat-dominated RSCCD Board of violating the Brown Act by negoiating PLAs in closed session. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: November 1, 2013
Santiago Canyon and Santa Ana Colleges Offer 4-Week January Intersession
(Santa Ana)— Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon College are offering a January intersession beginning January 6, 2014 through February 2, 2014. Students who were enrolled during fall 2013 will be able to register for classes starting Monday, November 4. New and returning students can register beginning November 6 and registration remains open until January 3, 2014.
A wide range of classes are available at both colleges with an emphasis on general education requirements, including English, mathematics, science, social sciences, kinesiology, and more. Full class details are available for Santa Ana College (SAC) at www.sac.edu/intersession and for Santiago Canyon College (SCC) at www.sccollege.edu/intersession
Two Santa Ana School Board members have stepped up to help Santa Ana West NJB (National Junior Basketball) in the wake of our article about how the Santa Ana Unified School District is charging youth basketball organizations $180 per hour to use school gyms that were built with our tax money.
I heard today from SAUSD Trustee Cecilia Iglesias, who said her own son is interested in youth basketball. I put her in touch with the mother of four who is running Santa Ana West NJB.
Come learn how to design a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull style make-up just in time for Halloween! The class will be held at Santa Ana College, in B-17, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM.
Through hands-on practices students will learn how to lay a base, color blending and many different brush strokes. Safe and hygienic face painting practices will be emphasized. A $ 5 material fee is payable in class to the instructor. Continue reading
Did you know that the Santa Ana Unified School District charges $180 an hour for community groups and non-profits to use their basketball gyms? Keep in mind that our taxes paid to build those gyms – and our taxes pay the salaries of the overpaid SAUSD school administrators. This is just wrong!
The fees are so costly that the Santa Ana West NJB (National Junior Basketball) is scrambling to raise money and to find other facilities where their kids can learn to play youth basketball.
Jacqueline Arcadia Barba, the mother of four who runs this organization also reached out to administrators at Santa Ana College and they blew her off. Yes, our taxes paid for their buildings too. Continue reading
Special train service takes fans to and from big home game
Cheer on the Trojans at a Thursday night home game starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Coliseum with help from Metrolink! OCTA will provide a special Metrolink train called the USC Football Express to take Orange County fans to and from the big game against the Arizona Wildcats on October 10. Just board a convenient Metrolink train near your home and take it to LA Union Station. From there, transfer to LA Metro Rail and you’ll be at the Coliseum quickly and easily with a few simple transfers. Transfers to LA Metro Rail are free. After the game, take the LA Metro Rail back to Union Station where you can catch Metrolink’s USC Football Express back to OC.
USC Trojans are 3-1, 5th in South Division. Be there…you can make a difference! Continue reading
(Santa Ana, CA) – In response to federal changes in the veterans benefit program known as the Post-9/11 Bill and the Montgomery G.I. Bill, Senator Lou Correa, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and the Veterans Upward Bound Program at Santa Ana College are collaborating to hold a:
G.I. Bill Forum on September 27th, 2013, from 4 to 6 pm
Santa Ana College’s Cesar Chavez Building (A-210)
Located at 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706 Continue reading
Rancho Santiago Community College District
For Immediate Release: June 11, 2013
Contact: Judy Iannaccone, Director, Communications, (714) 480-7503, email@example.com
Santa Ana College Holds Cable TV Auditions on June 18
(Santa Ana)— Auditions for Santa Ana College’s cable television news programs, Around and About Orange County (AAOC) and Noticiero Latino del Condado de Orange (NLCO), are scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. News, sports, and entertainment anchors and reporters are being sought. Auditions will be held at the SAC-TV studios located in the Digital Media Center, 1300 S. Bristol., Room 103, Santa Ana. Continue reading
The Trustees of the Rancho Santiago Community College District have completed voting to rip us off. How so you ask? They have voted to enter into a union-only Project Labor Agreement (although they chose to call it something else, that is what it is) with regard to the Bond Measure passed last November, ostensibly for construction projects at Santa Ana College. (It should be noted that Trustees Phil Yarbrough and Arianna Barrios as well as the Student Trustee Ryan Ahari voted against the PLA!).
What this means is that the RSCCD is going to hire only contractors who hire from union halls. While it is true that Santa Ana College has a number of union-only apprenticeship programs their dirty little secret is that it is very difficult to get into those programs and most of the union workers that will end up working at Santa Ana College will not in fact be apprentices. And the RSCCD will not allow non-union apprentices to work on these projects. What all this adds up to is that they are going to waste our tax money to the tune of at least 15%. Continue reading
A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Clinic will be held at Santa Ana College on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 12 noon to 5 pm. This event is open to all students and the public. The Clinic will be held at the Johnson Center, Building U, at 1530 W. 17th St., in Santa Ana.
Get free assistance with the application process and get your questions answered by immigration lawyers. You will be provided with individual document and legal review. Free parking, in student lots. Do not park in staff or visitor areas. Continue reading