Too often we have blog posts discussing how much Santa Ana schools are failing. Well the OC Register has a terrific article in Sunday’s paper that talks about one of the bright spots in Santa Ana, which you can read HERE. El Sol Science and Arts Academy, located at 1010 N. Broadway is a shining example of success in an otherwise dismal review of Santa Ana’s public schools. Now I could do a post obsessing about people I don’t like in Santa Ana because they don’t like a buddy of mine who lives at home with their mother,
The Academy of International Dance is holding their annual Tequisa Fundraiser this year on August 1st at Mile Square Park. Tickets are only $6.00 The ticket includes 2 soft taco, rice, beans and a beverage. There will be lots of games, music and dancind! Come join the fun and help a child dance. Proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards the many dance programs provided by the Academy of International Dance.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending Ward 4 Councilman David Benavides’ re-election kick off. Needless to say, the event was a great success and I see one of our better Councilmembers heading towards a re-election. The crowd was diverse with many people from the city insiders to the neighborhood folks, people who are usually at odds coming together to support David.
Join the Orange County Young Democrats on Thursday May 13th for their monthly meeting. Their special guest will be Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. Mayor Pulido is expected to discuss what is happening in the City of Santa Ana, his reelection campaign, the unique and active role Young Democrats can play in Orange County Politics, and the importance of their involvement this election season.
Earlier this month I wrote about my concerns related to Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez and her conduct of the public comments portion of the April 5th City Council meeitng. It looks like I was right when I pointed out that Alvarez was playing a bit fast and loose with the Brown Act.
Lost in Translation? While commenting at the April 5, 2010 City Council meeting on Mexican Independence Day celebrations Santa Ana City Councilwoman Alvarez remarked that the tragedy that befell our nation on September 11, 2001 was a “horrible Accident.”
It looks like 2010 is going to be the year the residents of Santa Ana begin to rise up and speak out and demand accountability from their city leaders. I have long wondered when they would have enough, it turns out having six schools to be declared failures, a non-responsive City Council, a lack of places for their children to play and gang violence have finally driven them over the edge.