The Santa Ana Sentinel

The Santa Ana Register Returns as a Weekly, Starting Tomorrow

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 addition, a limited number of free copies will be placed in racks Thursdays at the following locations:

Senior Center, 424 W. 3rd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Carl’s Jr, 3325 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Dino’s Burger, 2217 W. Edinger St. Santa Ana, CA 92704
Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1406 W. Edinger St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Stater Bros, 2630 W. Edinger St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
IHOP Restaurant, 3001 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
CVS Pharmacy, 3907 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Carrows Restaurant, 3355 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Chase, 1300 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Dantes Café, 600 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
La Chiquita Mexican Food, 906 E. Washington Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Northgate Market, 750 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Martinez Book Store, 216 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Unified School District Headquarters, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Public Library, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Community Court, 909 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Denny’s, 1258 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
OCR Building, 625 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Amtrak Station, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Towers, 401 W. 1st St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Rancho De Mendoza, 100 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Taco Pronto, 1714 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705Norris Food Market, 601 E. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Superior Warehouse, 1710 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Stater Bros., 1230 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
KD Donuts, 2102 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Yellow Basket restaurant, 1430 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Superior Market, 1730 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Yellow Basket restaurant, 2860 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Santa Ana College, 1631 N. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Stater Bros., 2603 Westminster, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Super Antojitos, 1702 N. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Polly’s Pies, 2660 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Duke’s restaurant, 2900 W. Warner Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Donut Star, 1430 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cowgirls Café, 1720 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Carl’s Jr., 1809 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
CVS Pharmacy, 1750 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Medical Center, 1001 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Denny’s Restaurant, 2314 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Knowlwood Restaurant, 2107 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
IHOP Restaurant, 945 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Norm’s Restaurant, 121 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
T-2 Market, 2002 S. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Bank of America, 2214 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

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Advisory Message: Santa Ana Public Works Agency Announces Civic Center Drive Street Closure

Posted in Official City Press by Omar Ian Ávalos on May 3, 2013

SANTA ANA, CA (May 3, 2013) – Santa Ana Public Works Agency advises that Civic Center Drive will be temporarily closed between Pacific and Bristol for storm drain construction on Saturday, 5/4/2013. All westbound Civic Center traffic will be diverted onto north and southbound Bristol and all eastbound traffic will be diverted at Fairview and Raitt.

Civic Center will be closed from the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and will return to full service after the work is complete. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes as traffic may be heavier than normal.

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City of Santa Ana Scheduled to Host a Community Graffiti Clean-up Day

Posted in Official City Press by Omar Ian Ávalos on January 11, 2012

SANTA ANA, CA (January 11, 2012) – In promoting the City’s graffiti abatement efforts, Santa Ana Public Works in collaboration with residents, community volunteers/ organizations, and city contracted graffiti removal crews will host a Community Graffiti Clean-up Day. Graffiti Protective Coatings will provide materials and supplies for the graffiti abatement. Coffee and donuts will also be given along with T-shirts for the volunteers. The graffiti clean-up day will begin at the Memorial Park stage area and will proceed throughout the various surrounding neighborhoods.

What: COMMUNITY GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP DAY
When: Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Where: Memorial Park Stage Area 2102 S. Flower Street Santa Ana, CA 92707

Contact: Danell Mercado – 714-647-3306

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Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency and Related California Break Ground on Station District

Posted in Official City Press, Progress Report by Omar Ian Ávalos on January 6, 2012

SANTA ANA, CA (January 6, 2012) – On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the project site at 600 N. Lacy Street in Santa Ana (Corner of Lacy Street and Santa Ana Blvd), a groundbreaking ceremony will be attended by City Officials, community members, and other partners . The City of Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency and Related California, a real estate developer specializing in affordable and market rate multifamily and mixed-use residential properties in California, have started construction on 74 units of apartment homes for low-income families in the Lacy Neighborhood of the Santa Ana Station District. 

This groundbreaking begins the first of three phases of new residential development which are anticipated to include a mix of affordable rental and for sale apartments and townhomes totaling 138 units (99 new construction apartment units, an anticipated 24 new construction homeownership units and 15 rental units that will be rehabilitated from existing vacant residences). The Station District Apartment homes project is one of the first major new developments to commence construction under the City’s Transit Zoning Code adopted in June 2010 to promote transit oriented development in the area surrounding the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center (SARTC). 

Immediately following the press conference, there will be plenty of interview opportunities and artist renderings of the project, along with opportunities to capture ongoing construction at the site.

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