WARD 5. An old abandoned rescue mission on Walnut and Daisy streets was razed this week. The place was abandoned for the last few years and became a gathering spot for drug pushers and loiterers. This spot was identified in the Santa Ana Sentinel as problematic in October of 2010, but for years prior it was a gathering place for such elements.
This corner was not much different than the Orange County Civic Center during the day with its multiple loitering transients. Drug pushers stepped up their activities under the cover of night and are now removed.