Fellow Santa Ana born and bred artist Francisco “Frank” Saucedo and I discuss matters concerning the formation of the Santa Ana Arts & Culture Commission on the latest Arte Santa Ana Podcast. Listen through the following links and on iTunes. http://www.buzzsprout.com/10883.rss http://www.arte-santa-ana.org Omar Ávalos Gallegos Associate Music Instructor, Santa Ana College Principal Musician, UC Irvine… Read More Arte Santa Ana No. 7: Commentary on the Santa Ana Arts & Culture Commission
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
An Orange County Grand Jury Report on the City of Santa Ana’s procedure on establishing a Community Management District (CMD), also known as a Property Based Improvement District (PBID), in the downtown is available here. We’ll fast forward within the Grand Jury Report to its Findings: FINDINGS (FROM ORANGE COUNTY GRAND JURY’S SANTA ANA PROPERTY… Read More Letter from the Editor: Why I Support Dissolving the Downtown PBID
The Church of Scientology held a grand opening for its new Orange County church at the site of the old Masonic Temple at 5th & Sycamore streets in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, June 2, 2012. A number of guest speakers lined up to sing the new location’s praises. The president of the Orange County… Read More Prelude to a New Song?
Update: A non profit organization that is listed as “suspended” in the California Secretary of State’s database may still be eligible for charitable contributions, so long as it is listed as eligible with the IRS. ♫ ‘Tis the season do taxes ♫. Then there are those non profits who are exempt from paying taxes and… Read More Of Taxes, Exemptions and Suspensions
Jesús Arturo Márquez Navarro, a UCLA Regents’ Lecturer and Fulbright Scholar, studied music at Cal Arts, the Conservatorio Nacional in Mexico City, and with Jacques Castérèrede in Paris, France. He has enjoyed worldwide praise and success for his symphonic danzones with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and the… Read More Arturo Márquez Returns to Santa Ana
Eileen Hsu did her master’s thesis at Cal Arts on the changes occurring in Downtown Santa Ana. She proposed a number a changes or solutions to the “downtown problem,” and it seems that some of her ideas have already been enacted. I recently read an article of her’s titled “Downtown Santa Ana as an Invisible… Read More A Discussion with Eileen Hsu