I have been following the Santa Ana Problems Facebook page for awhile and I noticed that their likes have really taken off this month. They now have 21,517 likes and their activity has really heated up. They currently have 49,671 people “talking about them.” Our own Facebook page has 400 likes, by comparison.
What I love about Santa Ana Problems is that it depicts, warts and all, what living in Santa Ana is like – particularly for those who don’t happen to live in the nicer parts of town.
The page definitely skews younger – primarily in the 18 to 24 year-old age group according to their own metrics.
On a daily basis they pose funny and sometimes historical pictures of what living in Santa Ana is like. Their commentary can be very funny and sometimes it can be inadvertently poignant, such as the recent spate of “confessions” which gave us a glimpse at what some of our city’s young people have gone through – particularly some of the young ladies who had kids at a very early age and were sometimes saddled with non-productive men.
Check out “Santa Ana Problems” here. And don’t be a prude. They push boundaries at times but the page is entertaining and it offers a unique look at Orange County’s downtown, warts and all.