It’s been a long time since I’ve dedicated any comments to arts related matters in Santa Ana. But with the Arts & Culture Master Plan being developed this week through a series of meetings seeking community input, there’s been plenty to talk about. In fact, there hasn’t been enoug time to talk about everything, so… Read More The Arte Santa Ana Podcast Resurges on Soundcloud
No, I haven’t dropped this subject. Nor will I. Granted, Santa Ana Stadium isn’t only a soccer venue. It stages all kinds of events and it will continue to do so. But why not with some sorely-needed renovation? Pro soccer continues to grow and evolve around the country and not only in the now overly-mentioned… Read More A Map for Renovating Santa Ana Stadium
The decades-old downtown Santa Ana business Teri Cigar Company near First and Main streets is going out of business. The heirs to the business posted the following notice on their Facebook page. They blame ever-increasing taxes and government, likely regulations for their demise. May 9, 2014 Friends and Customers, We here at Teri Cigar Company would… Read More Teri Cigar Company: Going Out of Business
For a preview of an article that I contributed to the Santa Ana Register that debuts tomorrow, click here. The Register informs: The Santa Ana Register is a new weekly newspaper covering the city of Santa Ana. It will be delivered Thursdays to Orange County Register subscribers. To subscribe, call customer service at 1-877-627-7009. In… Read More The Santa Ana Register Returns as a Weekly, Starting Tomorrow
It must be asked. How is Downtown Santa Ana doing? How does it compare to other downtowns? The answer is obvious, (not so well) but let’s take a look at some of the downtown’s strengths and weaknesses. Strengths What’s good about Downtown Santa Ana? Original brands. This is one area where the downtown sets itself… Read More DTSA: How Are We Doing?
Who said there were no Mexican capitalists? Who? Here is a rare interview with Mexican mogul Carlos Slim, who is Forbes Magazine’s wealthiest man in the world. He’s also Larry King’s boss. He owns the new and upcoming online network, Ora TV, on which Larry King and others have shows. He’s known for his telephony… Read More Carlos Slim on Larry King Now
In a city that is overwhelmingly Latino (upwards of over 80 percent) it becomes necessary for the majority to be reflected in the city’s decision making. Santa Ana is in need of a true organic growth from within, and not from unmeasured transplantation from without. One area where Latinos are grossly under-represented is in business.… Read More Santa Ana: In Need of a Real Renaissance
Century High School aims to improve its academic performance through a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) program initiative. “After being recognized as a persistently low achieving school by the state of CA in 2007 (the API scores in the last 5 years haven’t exceeded 600), Century H.S. has taken many steps to improve… Read More STEAM Program Comes to Century H.S.
It’s become clear that when earlier Santa Ana city councils thought of reviving the downtown, they thought of recreating Costa Mesa’s “The Lab.” The city enticed business owners at “The Lab” to come to DTSA. The word is that the city gave certain businesses large sums of money to setup shop. The problem is that… Read More Want Variety? Not in DTSA