Assemblyman Jose Solorio spoke at yesterday’s LULAC May Day Rally, at the Plaza of the Flags, in Santa Ana. You can hear his comments in the video above.
Today’s LULAC May Day Rally and March was a big success. While the event started slowly, more and more people arrived and the march turned out to be huge.
Assemblyman Jose Solorio was there, as was the sister of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Luisa María de Guadalupe Calderón Hinojosa. She was accompanied by several Mayors from various cities in Mexico. She is said to be considering a campaign for Governor, I believe in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. The rally was highlighted by dozens of American flags and cute little kids. (Picture Slideshow after the flip). Continue reading
I just received a phone call from Dr. Arturo Lomeli, who is at the City of Santa Ana’s Cinco de Mayo event. The Santa Ana Police Department just asked the supporters of Alfredo Amezcua, who purchased a booth to promote his mayoral campaign, to take down their banners.
According to Dr. Lomeli, who is pictured in the booth in the picture above, the police department was ordered to do this by Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.
Lomeli was told that the event is supposed to be non-political. Amezcua’s supporters were allowed to keep their campaign t-shirts on, and to give out campaign literature, but they had to take the banners down or they were going to get kicked out of the event, by the police. Continue reading
Mars Media Family “Cinco de Mayo” event celebration in Santa Ana
Orange County’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration will be on 5/1 & 5/2 from 11am – 11pm on historic 4th Street in downtown Santa Ana.
Featuring free, family oriented festivities, live entertainment and music, carnival rides and games, authentic Mexican food and several vendor booths. 150,000+ in attendance. Continue reading
Amor de California is hosting a relationship workshop this Saturday, May 1, from 4 to 7 pm, at 309 N. Main St., in Santa Ana. Call 714-720-4276, if you have any questions, or click here to send an email.
Topics that will be covered at this free workship include:
- How to deepen love in a relationship
- How to communicate, even when you are not getting along
- How to discuss problems without interrupting each other
- And how to understand each other better Continue reading
¡Otro Mundo Es Posible! – Another World Is Possible!
Unite for Action, Equality and Human Rights – Platform:
*Comprehensive Immigration Reform – full legalization
*DREAM Act – to create a pathway for undocumented students Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2010
CONTACT: TONY CARDENAS 714.425.5558, Tcardenas@cacities.org
**PRESS CONFERENCE ADVISORY**
Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, City Elected Officials, Public Safety, and Transportation Advocates Submit Signatures Needed to Qualify Statewide Ballot Measure to Protect Local Funds From State Raids
November 2010 Ballot Measure Will Stop Sacramento Politicians from Raiding Funding for Vital Local Services including Public Safety and Emergency Response, Transportation, Transit Projects, and Infrastructure.
Santa Ana, CA – Mayor Miguel Pulido will join with fellow Orange County local government officials, transportation, business, public safety, and public transit leaders on Thursday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m. on the front steps of Santa Ana City Hall to announce submission of nearly 1.1 million signatures to qualify the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act for the November 2010 General Election. Continue reading
Santa Ana Mayoral candidate Alfredo Amezcua has announced his latest fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 12 noon to 2 pm, at the home of Jorge Nanni, at 506 South Parton St.
Gordon Bricken admires the Confederate Army memorial at the Santa Ana Cemetery
Picture by Joshua Sudock of the O.C. Register
Do you remember a guy named Gordon Bricken? He was once the Mayor of Santa Ana. The O.C. Register is reporting that Bricken has written a book about gravesites of conferate and union soldiers that can be found here in Orange County.
“His parents taught him to respect the history of the Civil War – to remember relatives who fought in battle, to know the stories of people killed and families uprooted. His mother once gave him a hand-sewn Confederate flag for his room,” according to the O.C. Register.
Bricken is originally from Kentucky, which was a Southern slave state. Continue reading
Contact: Susan Kirkland 714/619-0641
Lynda Sloan 714/619-5155
CASA of Orange County to Honor Outstanding Supporters at 25th Anniversary “Celebration of Children”
Irvine 2010 – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of abused children, will honor some of its leading supporters and volunteers at its 25th Anniversary “Celebration of Children”. The gala, celebrating service to abused children in Orange County, will be held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel on Saturday, May 22, 2010.
CASA began with 15 volunteers in 1985 and now has over 700 volunteers serving abused and neglected children as mentors and advocates. CASA is a powerful model for breaking the vicious cycle of child abuse by speaking up for these children who are lost in the overburdened foster care system. It has been voted “Best Place to Volunteer” in Orange County. Continue reading
“The City of Santa Ana has received an application for the Park View at Town and Country Manor project, proposing to construct additional structures and facilities within the existing Town and Country Manor campus. The proposed project would add 174 independent living units to the existing campus. Also constructed would be a new expanded entry lobby, a covered pool area and fitness center proposed within an aquatic and wellness center, modifications to the existing parking lots, and creation of a main entrance driveway, connecting the two existing entrances on Memory Lane and Lawson Way and having one lane in each direction,” according to the City of Santa Ana’s Planning and Building website.
The Santa Ana Planning commission was presented with an environmental impact report for this proposed EIGHT story building for assisted living to be built next to the current Town and Country space. You can read the entire report online at this link. The site is not far from the CityPlace center.
As one might expect, this project is going to have a big impact on local traffic: Continue reading
I noticed the banner shown in the picture above, when I was walking my dog today, at Santiago Park. It would appear that the Santa Ana lawn Bowling Club is trying to promote their sport, even as the Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Agency and the Santa Ana City Council have been considering other uses for the Santa Ana Lawn Bowling Center.
Protesters showed up last night at Original Mike’s, in Santa Ana, to “welcome” corrupt, racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, as he appeared at a fundraiser for the lame Bill Hunt, who is running for Sheriff.
Bill Hunt, a private investigator running for Orange County Sheriff, is holding a fundraiser tonight, at 7 pm, at Original Mike’s, in Santa Ana, located at 100 South Main St. His guest of honor is corrupt, and racist, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Members of the Orange County Dream Team are going to protest the event, which is supposedly for lawmen only.
Ironically the Santa Ana Police Department is also conducting a DUI checkpoint tonight, at 300 South Main St. I wonder if they scheduled the checkpoint on purpose knowing Arpaio was going to be up the street? What a convenient way to arrest any immigrants that show up to protest Arpaio! Continue reading