Tag Archive for Santa Ana

NY Times Lauds Santa Ana for Sanctuary City Leadership

The New York Times showed the city of Santa Ana some love last weekend with this Op-Ed praising city leaders for their backbone on Sanctuary City Status and standing up to the Trump Administration on its immigration executive orders. From the story: Cities of immigrants, it’s time. Time to declare yourselves sanctuaries. To wear the…

A Nightmare for Dreamers; DACA to End Under Trump

The Trump administration plans to eliminate a program that protects undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children — often referred to as “Dreamers.”  The DACA program is on the chopping block. This from Vox.com which received tips in the form of documents: “Ending unconstitutional executive amnesties,” would end a major Obama program that…

Homeless Shelter in Santa Ana Needs More People Like Michelle

I met my friend Michelle Hodgson Bleeker at the Bootcamp I attend; she’s one of those hard-nosed instructors who works you over and makes seated in-and-outs look easy.  She brings the same sort of passion into her weekly volunteer work on behalf of Orange County’s homeless community through her church; an efforts she’s led over…

Sanctuary Cities vs. Welcoming Cities

Dr. Jose F. Moreno’s contribution to the next Anaheim City Council agenda was to discuss the possibility of turning Anaheim into a “welcoming city” which created a measure of confusion when compared with Santa Ana’s declaration of becoming a “sanctuary city.” The difference is stark.  “Welcoming City” status, while referencing immigrants, seems to trend towards…

Tish Leon Remembers Santa Ana’s Steve McGuigan

Editor’s Note: Long time Santa Ana resident Steve McGuigan passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.  He is mourned by many.  I’ve asked my friend Tish Leon to offer her thoughts on Steve’s life for our readers. Tish writes: Who was Steve McGuigan? Besides being a friend and a true believer of…