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Benavides fundraiser

Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides is once again holding a fundraiser outside of his Ward, in Downtown Santa Ana, at Ketri Cafe, on Oct. 16, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.



Benavides bills Ketri Cafe as “A Local Hidden Gem,” but I guess he hasn’t looked at their record of health violations.

They were inspected by the OC Health Care Agency on August 7, 2014, after a complaint, and the inspection resulted in a bevy of violations:

  • Facility not Fully Enclosed/Open Door/Air Curtain
  • Lack of/Improper Handwashing/Handwashing Sup.
  • Improper Holding Temperatures of PHF
  • Restroom in Disrepair/Unclean/Improp. Use/Supplies
  • Lack of/Unsanitary/Condition Walls/Floors/Ceilings
  • Improper Food Storage/Receiving
  • Unsanitary Equipment/Utensil/Linen/Plumbing

Ketri Cafe tacos

When they were inspected on March 13, 2014, they received two health violations:

  • Facility not Fully Enclosed/Open Door/Air Curtain
  • Restroom in Disrepair/Unclean/Improp. Use/Supplies

Pizza at Ketri Cafe

And they received one major and several minor health violations when they were inspected on March 6, 2014:

  • Improper Food Storage (Major Violation)
  • Restroom in Disrepair/Unclean/Improp. Use/Supplies
  • Unsanitary Equipment/Utensil/Linen/Plumbing
  • Lack of/Unsanitary/Condition Walls/Floors/Ceilings
  • Lack of/Improper Handwashing/Handwashing Sup.
  • Unapproved Pesticides/Chemicals/Labeling
  • Improper Holding Temperatures of PHF
  • Facility not Fully Enclosed/Open Door/Air Curtain

Ketri Cafe soup

They also received several health violations when they were inspected on Oct. 29, 2013:

  • Facility not Fully Enclosed/Open Door/Air Curtain
  • Inappropriate Sanitizer Level/ Lack of Test Strips
  • Unsanitary Equipment/Utensil/Linen/Plumbing
  • Improper Thawing
  • Restroom in Disrepair/Unclean/Improp. Use/Supplies

Perhaps these health violations are why Ketri made this announcement, on Oct. 7, on their Facebook Page: “Friends, at this time Ketri will be closing its doors to the public and focusing solely on events and catering.”

Ketri Cafe fish head

If all of this sounds good to you then the Suggested Contribution Levels are:

  • Friend: $99
  • Supporter: $249
  • Sponsor: $500
  • Co-Host: $1,000

You have to pay to hang out with Benavides – but the Chorro is free!

To RSVP for this event: Email: Friends@DavidBenavides.com.

Ketri Cafe is located at 1002 W. 3rd St., in DTSA.

While you are there you might ask Benavides about his plans to approve a massive high density apartment complex.

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

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