A man was seriously injured Saturday evening, Sept. 23, when he was struck by a car that drove onto a sidewalk following a two-vehicle collision, according to the O.C. Register.
The victim was walking on the sidewalk at the 500 block of North Main St. when two cars collided, at about 8:50 p.m. One of the vehicles injured the victim when it went onto the sidewalk, after the collision. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
With a unanimous vote, the Santa Ana City Council approved a sweep of actions aimed at addressing homelessness during their latest council meeting. Despite numerous efforts to respond compassionately to this issue, the homeless population continues to grow in Santa Ana. As the city with the highest percentage of homeless in Orange County, the Homelessness Prevention, Intervention and Mitigation Plan, approved at the September 19th meeting, calls for immediate action in five key areas: Continue reading
The SAPD is searching for two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run that left a family injured Thursday night, according to the O.C. Register.
Santa Ana Police Department
SANTA ANA, CA – September 20-21, 2017
Together with multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the Santa Ana Police Department conducted a large-scale fugitive apprehension sweep throughout the City of Santa Ana over a two-day operation dubbed “Operation Clean Sweep”. The operation occurred in conjunction with the recently created partnership between the Santa Ana Police Department and US Marshals Service. Given the scope of this important initiative, the operation included personnel from the Santa Ana Police Department, US Marshals Service, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, State of California Parole and Orange County Probation Offices. Nearly 200 subjects with outstanding warrants for robberies, assaults, sex crimes, and parole and probation violations were targeted. Continue reading
Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District
Garden Grove, CA. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) has seen a significant increase in the presence of the invasive Aedes mosquitoes within Orange County. The mosquito species Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) and Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) are not native to the county and are capable of transmitting debilitating viruses including dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika. While these viruses are not currently transmitted locally, transmission could begin if someone infected abroad returns to Orange County and is bitten by the invasive mosquito. Vector Control officials are urging residents to take the necessary precautions to reduce mosquito breeding and to avoid bites from these aggressive day-biting mosquitoes.
The District’s surveillance and increased calls from residents confirm that in 2017, the presence of the invasive Aedes mosquitoes has increased in acreage by 330% within Orange County since last year. Continue reading
Come out and help beautify Santa Ana on Saturday, Oct. 7. Santa Ana City Councilman Juan Villegas, who represents Ward 5, and Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who represents the First District, are teaming up to host a Graffiti Paint Out and Community Clean up Day on Oct. 7.
This event will be held at Cesar Chavez Campesino Park which is located at 3225 West 5th St., in Santa Ana, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
At last night’s council meeting, the Santa Ana City Council approved a resolution urging the United States Congress to immediately pass the Dream Act of 2017 and to protect immigrant youth and families from deportation. Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded. Upon rescission, more than 800,000 individuals would lose their DACA status and accompanying protections, including their eligibility to remain in the U.S. and their eligibility to work.
DACA is an immigration policy established by the Obama administration in June 2012 that permits individuals who entered the country illegally as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 16NF2636
Date: September 18, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced to six months in jail for posing as a fire marshal and charging small businesses across Orange County for fraudulent inspections.
Defendant: Brian Lee Carsten, 37, Newport Beach
Pleaded guilty on Sept. 15, 2017, to the following counts: Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect 1: Mark Lewis Amacher (39) Santa Ana
Suspect 2: Andrew Buck (33) Santa Ana
On 09/18/17 SAPD Homicide Detectives arrested/booked Mark Lewis Amacher at the Santa Ana PD Jail for the charge of murder. The second suspect who was detained, Andrew Buck, was booked on an unrelated felony warrant for burglary. Victim’s identification is still pending family notification by the Orange County Coroner’s Office. Continue reading
WalletHub took a close look at 2017’s Most Fun Cities in America – and they determined that the Cities of Riverside and San Bernardino, in California’s Inland Empire, and even the CIty of Garden Grove are funner than the City of Santa Ana!
The number one fun city was of course Las Vegas, NV – which will be even funner when the Raiders football team moves there in a couple of years. Top-ranked cities in California included San Francisco, rated #7; San Diego, rated #10, Los Angeles, rated #23; Sacramento, rated #27; Oakland, rated #52; Long Beach, rated #71; and Garden Grove, rated #89. Continue reading
On Monday, September 18, 2017, at 2:50 AM, the Santa Ana Police Department received a call stating a woman had been hurt. Officers responded to 215 South Birch Street #A and found an adult female deceased inside the apartment. Officers took an adult male into custody pending further investigation.
The decedent is currently listed as Jane Doe pending identification by the Orange County Coroner’s Office. Homicide detectives are preparing a search warrant for the location in furtherance of the investigation. Continue reading
A man was found shot along the riverbed Sunday, Sept. 17, according to the O.C. Register.
SAPD police officers were called to the scene, at the Santa Ana River west of North Fairview Street and West 5th Street and found an injured man, at about 5:47 p.m. Continue reading
The fire was under control by 2:40 am. The damaged building was a single story unit with two suites that were damaged. Continue reading
Free OC Bus Rides for Santa Ana College Students
Get Rolling with New Program
Three-year program OK’d by students encourages use of public transportation
ORANGE – Officials from the Orange County Transportation Authority and Santa Ana College gathered today with students and community members at the college to mark the launch of a new pilot program that allows nearly 42,000 students to ride any OC Bus for free.
The free bus rides are part of a three-year pilot program, the first of its kind in Orange County, initiated by OCTA in cooperation with Santa Ana College administrators and approved by a vote of students at the college. Continue reading