The extent to which the owner of the Santora Arts building, Jack Jakosky, has acted to squelch any creativity or fun at what used to the heart of the Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village cannot be understated. But now we can get a glimpse of Jakosky’s banality with a series of emails that were exchanged between a fellow who has staged musical acts and entertainment at the Santora for years, and Jakosky:
————————From: Rezo Negdro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:18 AM
To: Jack Jakosky <email@example.com>
Hello Jack I will try to end the music by 10:pm tomorrow’s art walk the 6th band might exceed to 12:, thank.
Two months ago I stated in an email that your last art walk music coordination would be the Feb art walk. For whatever reason you failed to realize this(OR CONVENIENTLY OVERLOOKED IT) and organized music for the March art walk. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY FURTHER ART WALK MUSICAL ACTIVITY IN SANTORA UNLESS I ORGANIZE IT. PLEASE CANCEL ALL GROUPS YOU HAD ORGANIZED FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. You have no further permission to organize these activities in the Santora Building.
Jakosky Properties Inc.
503 32nd St. #200
Newport Beach, CA 92663
I’m sorry Jack but to cancel 3 punk bands and 3 death metal bands and their followers at the last minute means that I will be impaled through rectum. I thought you were aware of the annual resurrection music fest we have in the basement of the santora building, I will just have to leave it to you to inform them the way you feel when they show up the event the coordinator is the tall guy with the green mowhawk I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
You organized it, you cancel it. I really don’t care about the impact on you. You have no authorization to hold this event or any other event in Santora at any time.
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All of your bands will trespassing on private property so I would strongly urge you to contact them and cancel. Otherwise, they won’t be to happy with you.
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Jack I don’t think they know what trespassing is, or care. It is very obvious that you don’t care about the impact you have on other people’s lives, so I figured that you would not have a problem letting them know how you feeling, good luck with the art, walk break leg
Happy belated April fools my friend, I wish you the best with your vision on the Santora building of the Arts.
So what happened in the end? The musical acts were never booked. Reportedly members of the Santa Ana Police Department were at the Santora, eagerly awaiting a chance to arrest a few punk rockers.
The Santora is dead. It won’t be long before Jakosky is having whales and dolphins painted onto its now barren, white walls.