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
Oliver Zavala and yours truly present the Arte Santa Ana podcast. In it we go over Latino arts in Santa Ana and beyond, with related issues. In episode 1 we talk arts in the downtown, business, demographics, folk, pop and high culture, and more. For more visit http://www.arte-santa-ana.org Coming soon to iTunes. Available through RSS… Read More The Arte Santa Ana Podcast is Now Live
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?
About a year and a half ago I observed that Día de los muertos was starting to become more and more commercialized, particularly in Santa Ana, where the event has grown into enormity. This is an event where streets are closed down, a stage is setup and newer, non-traditional vendors are setting up shop. Guess… Read More How to Capitalize on Culture, Part II
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
Here are some questions addressed citywide. What is Santa Ana to you? If you reside here, do you have a sense of purpose, a sense of thinking outside of yourself or whatever comforts you may have? Would you act towards bettering the community as a whole? What are the needs of the majority? What do… Read More Santa Ana: Identity, Meaning and Purpose