Armando Edgar Duran Cruz, a 38-year-old Santa Ana man, is facing a six-year sentence for a DUI crash that killed another man and his 6-year-old nephew in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
The SAPD tried to stop the driver of a possibly stolen Audi sedan with paper dealer plates this morning at about 10 a.m. The driver took off and led the police on a wild pursuit that finally ended in Bellflower at about 11:25 a.m.
Luis Flores-Mendoza of Santa Ana pleaded guilty last year to impersonating a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and threatening to deport a woman if she didn’t give him money. He was sentenced on Monday to eight months in prison, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Flores-Mendoza was initially arrested and charged in state court in July of 2016 after an investigation by the Placentia Police Department. Continue reading
This week Chairman Andrew Do called for a Study Session on Homelessness for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The meeting focused on building the County’s System of Care including mental health system integration, existing permanent supportive housing and units that in the pipeline, and federal funding sources allocated to the County and cities in Orange County. Continue reading
The OC Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries (including restaurants, caterers and even school kitchens) that they inspected and shut down for the week of April 20 – April 27. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved. Here is the list:
- Los Cristales, 1638 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, Closed: April 23, Reason: Insufficient hot water
- Tlaxcala Bakery Panaderia, 1208 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, Closed: April 23, Reason: Cockroach infestation
- Kitchen at Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana, 950 W. Highland St., Santa Ana, Closed: April 24, Reason: Rodent infestation
- Cafeteria at Saint Anne School, 1324 S. Main St., Santa Ana, Closed: April 20, Reason: Rodent infestation
- Happy Buffet, 2158 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, Closed: April 26, Reason: Failure to comply with notice of violation
Park Santiago Neighborhood – 2525 N Main St – HRC Meeting 4/26/18
by Mike Tardif
The Santa Ana Assistant Attorney did not allow the Resolution in opposition to the proposed development at 2525 Main St. to go forward as the developer’s attorney sent an email expressing his opinion that this resolution was not within the purview of the Santa Ana Historic Resources Commission. Following are some excerpts from the disallowed resolution: Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The Santa Ana City Council will hold a series of Public Hearings to consider modifying the Ward boundaries to comply with both the Federal and California law, including the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).
The Ward boundaries were last modified in January of 2012. Since then, the City received correspondence asserting that the City’s current at-large electoral system, whereby council members are elected by all of the city electors, violates the CVRA because it allegedly does not allow Asians (a protected class) to elect candidates of their choice or otherwise influence the outcome of Santa Ana’s council elections. Following receipt of this correspondence, the City Council decided to place a charter amendment on the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election so that the electors of the City can decide whether to change the method of electing council members to a by-ward system where each council member is required to reside in the ward he or she represents and is elected solely by the electors of that ward. The City Council also decided to consider changing the Ward boundaries to ensure that they are consistent with Federal and State law, including the CVRA. This re-boundary process will consist of a number of public hearings to allow interested persons to give input on ward boundaries. Continue reading
Remember the nonprofit Orange County Needle Exchange Program , the weekly needle exchange program that made such a mess at Santa Ana’s Civic Center? Well the same nonprofit that got booted before is back – seeking state approval to bring needles back to our Downtown to give to homeless drug addicts, according to the O.C. Register.
These folks want to bring a van or some other type of vehicle to the area bounded by (N) East 4th Street, (E) North Standard Ave, (S) South Grand Avenue, and (W) East Chestnut Avenue, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at least once a week, with more frequent service as needed. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
Join us to celebrate the opening of a new playground at Chepa’s Park. The public is invited to participate in the Ribbon Cutting ceremony in celebration of the new Playground at Chepa’s Park located at 1009 N. Custer in Santa Ana. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Chepa’s Park.
The new playground at Chepa’s park is one of the three sites selected to receive a State-Wide Healthy Play Training & Funding Initiative grant in CPRS’ Region 10. Chepa’s Park is a 17,600 square feet community park surrounded by apartment complexes and multi-unit homes. With over seventy-eight percent of the immediate surrounding population considered low income, this community is economically challenged with a large youth population and higher than normal levels of unemployment and homelessness. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA – On Wednesday evening, the Santa Ana City Council directed the City’s legal counsel to take legal action against all Orange County cities and the County of Orange to compel parties to take immediate steps toward addressing homelessness throughout the County. Santa Ana will file the action by the end of the week.
The decision from the Santa Ana City Council closely followed a Tuesday afternoon decision from the Orange County Board of Supervisors to unanimously reject a shelter site proposal by south county mayors. Last week, the group of mayors proposed putting a homeless shelter in a remote canyon on property currently used as a pre-school and public library. The County has tasked cities with identifying and proposing homeless shelter sites. Continue reading
Orange County Bolsters Mental Health Support Services
By: First District Supervisor Andrew Do
Orange County is bolstering its non-crisis mental health support hotline after experiencing a 56 percent surge in non-emergency calls last year.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a new contract today that will provide more than a half-million dollars in funding for OC Warmline, a free and confidential non-crisis service for residents that are experiencing a mental health problem or behavioral health issue. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
– UPDATE – Critical Missing 12 year old male has been located and reunited with his family. Continue reading
It was a wild morning in Santa Ana as police pursued a suspect all the way to Long Beach, according to the O.C. Register.
The incident began late this morning near near West First and North Figueroa Streets in Santa Ana. SAPD police officers tried to pull over the suspect but he sped off in his car instead. Continue reading
A Santa Ana dad grabbed his gun and shot his daughter’s ex-boyfriend as the man tried to get into their home via a window early on Sunday morning, April 22, at 1:50 a.m., according to the O.C. Register.
The incident occurred at the 1600 block of W. McFadden. The SAPD responded after they got a call about domestic violence. However the police arrived before the ex-boyfriend did. So they left. Continue reading
The OC Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries (including restaurants, caterers and even school kitchens) that they inspected and shut down for the week of April 13 – April 20. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved. Here is the list:
- Bars at the Observatory, 2503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, Major violation: Rodent infestation
- Rockin’ Crawfish, 9777 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, Major violation: Insufficient hot water
- Charley’s Grilled Subs at The Outlets at Orange, 20 City Blvd. W., Suite FC4, Orange, Major violation: Cockroach infestation