SANTA ANA, CA (January 20, 2015) – The public is invited to attend the City Council Meeting as members of the City Council will recognize community members for their outstanding service to the City of Santa Ana.
“A downtown celebration honoring Mexico’s bicentennial that was initially set to kick off Sept. 11 and sparked a firestorm of protests has been moved to the following weekend. The date change came at the request of the festivities’ promoters, Santa Ana City Manager Dave Ream said Thursday,” according to the O.C. Register.
Ream and his administrators were the ones who chose this date in the first place. Alejandra Garcia Williams, who currently serves as the Consul of Mexico in Santa Ana, asked Ream to change the date.
Kudos to Garcia Williams for defusing the ridiculous racist protest against this event. Why Ream chose Sept. 11 for this event in the first place is a real mystery.
Apparently there was a celebration recently in Santa Ana in honor of Benito Juarez, the famed Mexican President who was indigenous. He was born on March 21, 1806.
In the picture above, which is courtesy of Miniondas, you can see some of the folks who were at the event, including Santa Ana Mayoral candidate Alfredo Amezcua, who is pictured on the left. He is standing next to Mike Gonzalez, who ran for the SAUSD School Board last year. They are standing near Alejandra Garcia Williams, the new Consul of Mexico, in Santa Ana.
In case you are wondering what they are doing with their hands, that is how Mexicans salute their flag. Continue reading→
“Mexican Consul Carlos Rodríguez y Quezada is retiring from his post in Santa Ana on Monday, his spokesman Agustin Pradillo Cuevas said today,” according to the O.C. Register.
Quezada has been controversial, to say the least. He replaced a Consul who was very popular, and who fought for the rights of Mexican immigrants. The problem with Quezada is that, from the first day in his office, he was an elitist.