You’re damn right it’s not.Â
Ward 3 Santa Ana City Council candidate made an interesting statement dissing Irvine while promoting the diversity of Santa Ana.Â Watch it on Video here and go to the 27:49 mark.Â Art addresses the cultural fairs in Orange and ponders why Santa Ana doesn’t celebrate its diversity.
“Santa Ana is not Irvine,” says Art, in a backhanded digg at my fair city.Â “We have a bunch folks from all over the place.”
Actually Art, so does Irvine and I’d make the argument Irvine is far more diverse than Santa Ana.Â I gather from Art’s comments that he thinks Irvine is loaded with white people.Â Ummm, no.Â My small slice of Irvine has Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Indian, Persians, Jewish and African Americans.Â And we’re the safest city in America and the 4th best place to live in the USA according to Money Magazine.Â So I took Art’s comments as a backhanded swipe at my town and its residents.
This Saturday, Irvine celebrates its rich diversity with the 2008 Global Village Festival.Â Artshuld come to see how a city with a rich culture celebrates its diversity.Â You’ll find a description below:
Make plans to travel the world at the City of Irvineâ€™s Annual Global Village Festival on Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m. â€“ 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park. Boasting artistic cultural performances on three stages, the Festivalâ€™s live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore our world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village.