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
By Omar Ávalos, Salvador “Sal” Navarrete and Francisco Ávalos Ortiz Barrio Santa Anita, or “Santa Nita” as some locals have always called it, is one of the oldest Mexican colonias (neighborhoods / colonies) in Santa Ana. It extends from Campesino Park on the north to Santa Anita Park on the south, and from Harbor Blvd… Read More Remembering Santa Anita
Willits street divides Wards 4, which is south of Willits, and 5 on the north side (Click here for a Santa Ana Ward map). The intersection on Raitt & Willits is now very congested due to population growth over time and more pedestrians etc. When you couple increased traffic and pedestrians with inconsiderate drivers that… Read More Who’s Ward is This?
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… Read More Rescue Mission Razed
Kate Linthicum of the LA Times reports that a disabled woman was found dead this morning near 1st and Center streets. This death is being treated as a potential homicide because of the nature of her wounds. This story may go unnoticed, or it may not be given enough importance to, if not for the… Read More More Trouble in Ward 5
I want to be able to say much more about Ward 5 than the recent street paving going on. It never fails that during an election year, streets get paved. Recently, there have been a number of streets that have been repaved on both sides of Willits street, which is the dividing line between Wards… Read More New Category: Ward 5
I happen to live in Ward 5, in fact I grew up here. There have been many stories like this one throughout the years, and very close to home. This latest one happened near the corner of Willits and Sullivan streets in the early evening, just after 6:00 or 6:15. I was on my way… Read More Santa Ana Teen Shot and Killed: One of the Many Ills Within Ward 5