The SAPD and the Fullerton Police are trying to figure out if this suspect is also the man who robbed JJ’s Liquor, located at 2238 W. Orangethorpe Ave., in Fullerton, at around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
Raul Vazquez Jr., 50, of Santa Ana, was killed on Thursday morning when he was struck by a vehicle when he got out of a disabled car on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway, according to the Fountain Valley Patch.
Aimee Guadalupe Lopez, 23-year-old woman, was charged Wednesday with molesting and sending illicit selfies to the 12-year-old son of a friend in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
Lopez is now facing two counts of lewd acts with a minor younger than 14 and sending harmful matter to a minor with the intent to seduce, all felonies. Continue reading
SANTA ANA POLICE STEP UP DUI ENFORCEMENT
The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Wednesday November 22, 2017. It will begin at 7:30 PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30 AM. It will be conducted in the area of 1000 E 4th. Street, in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading
ALDI, one of America’s Favorite Grocery Stores*, Opens First Alhambra and Santa Ana Stores on November 30
ALDI Investing $3.4 Billion to Increase Store Count to 2,500 by 2022
Moreno Valley, CA – On November 30, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer Alhambra and Santa Ana residents a fresh, new shopping experience as it opens its first Alhambra and Santa Ana stores, located at 2121 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 and 2830 S. Bristol Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704. The Alhambra and Santa Ana stores are part of the aggressive $3.4 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. ALDI currently has more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers each month. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 16, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) will continue to serve as the statewide traffic safety training agency through its acceptance of two grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a training and Vertical Prosecution Program. OCDA was given $672,500 for the Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driver Vertical Prosecution Program and $594,600 for the California Traffic Safety Resource Program Training Network. OCDA has been working in partnership with OTS on Traffic Safety and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) prosecutions since 2011. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
The Santa Ana Police Department has been awarded a $455,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong program of special enforcements and public awareness campaigns to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Santa Ana Department will use this funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. Continue reading
A developer is planning to build a 517-unit apartment building at 2525 North Main Street (north-east corner of Main Street and Edgewood Road). That developer, AC 2525 Main LLC, is going to host two presentations, one from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and one from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, at the Discovery Science Cube, located at 2500 N. Main, in Santa Ana.
The 5.9-acre site currently contains a two-story office building and paved parking lot which are proposed for demolition. The applicant is proposing to construct a five-story building apartment building wrapped around an eight-story parking structure containing 910 parking spaces. Courtyards, landscaping and various on-site amenities are also proposed. The project will require a general plan amendment, zone change, and environmental impact report. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is hosting a community open house for the OC Streetcar project – the first modern streetcar in Orange County. Stop by any time during the open house this Thursday, November 16, 2017, to learn the latest on the design of the streetcar system, project schedule, upcoming construction and more. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA – The City of Santa Ana will be hosting the fifth annual Plaza Navideña event and Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Plaza Calle Cuatro, located at the corner of Fourth and French Streets. This free event will take place from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will include the annual tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, including mariachi and folklórico dancing, piñatas for children, and, of course, a special visit from Santa Claus! Along with the festivities, hot chocolate and tasty buñuelos will be provided. The event is free to the public.
For more information on Plaza Navideña, please visit www.santa-ana.org/parks/upcomingevents/ or contact the City of Santa Ana Special Events office at (714) 571-4227.
Inicie las Festividades con el Quinto Festival Anual de Plaza Navideña y Ceremonia para Iluminar el Arbol Navideño
SANTA ANA – La Ciudad de Santa Ana celebrará su quinto festival anual de Plaza Navideña y ceremonia para iluminar el Árbol Navideño este sábado, 18 de noviembre de 2017 en la Plaza Calle Cuatro, ubicado en la esquina de las calles Cuatro y French. Este evento gratuito se llevará a cabo entre las 5:00 PM y 8:00 PM e incluirá la ceremonia anual de iluminación del árbol navideño, entretenimiento en vivo, incluyendo Mariachi y baile folklórico, piñatas para niños, y por supuesto, una visita de Santa Claus! Complementando las festividades, se servirá chocolate caliente y sabrosos buñuelos. El evento es gratis al público.
Para más información, por favro visite www.santa-ana.org/parks/upcomingevents/.
An unidentified lone male driver who led authorities on a vehicle chase through Santa Ana and drove the wrong way on the 55 Freeway on Saturday, Nov. 11 was taken into custody without incident, according to the O.C. Register.
As often happens in Santa Ana the SAPD tried to pull the suspect over, as he was driving a gold-colored minivan, for a traffic violation that occurred at South Grand and East McFadden Avenues, just before 4:30 p.m., according to the SAPD. And of course the suspect sped off in his vehicle, and the police started a pursuit. Continue reading
The Orange County Superior Court is looking for qualified volunteers to serve on the 2018-2019 Grand Jury. The 19-member Grand Jury will take the official oath of office on June 29, 2018 for a one-year term.
The Grand Jury’s responsibilities include: Continue reading
Juan Manuel Reyes, 36, who was accused of kidnapping an ex-girlfriend who gave birth to their son during her 11 days of alleged captivity, was convicted on Thursday of leading Costa Mesa police on a wild chase in which he rammed two patrol cars, triggering an officer-involved shooting, according to the O.C. Register.
Reyes was convicted of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies, and one count each of felony evading and misdemeanor hit and run. Reyes is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 19. Continue reading
SAFE Cities Network Launches: 11 Communities United to Provide Public Defense to Immigrants Facing Deportation
New findings demonstrate that government-funded defense dramatically increases successful outcomes and boosts public trust and public safety
NEW YORK, NY – At a time when harsh immigration policies are disrupting our communities, separating families, and increasing detention and deportation, leaders and legal service providers from across the country gathered in Columbus, Ohio to launch the Vera Institute of Justice’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Cities Network, a multi-jurisdiction network dedicated to providing publicly-funded representation for people facing deportation.
SAFE Cities Network members come from 11 politically, economically, and ethnically diverse jurisdictions that are united in their commitment to the belief that, regardless of whether an immigrant will ultimately stay in the U.S. or leave, a crucial way to keep our communities safe is to ensure legal representation for those whose future depends on it. Continue reading