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By Lauren Williams | August 1, 2013
A homeless man shot dead by a police officer outside a juice store in Santa Ana frequently stayed in Costa Mesa, a local homeless advocate said. Hans Arellano, 22, was shot once by a 13-year veteran of the Santa Ana Police Department after an altercation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Arellano used the Check-In Center at the base of the Crossing Church parking lot in Costa Mesa, where homeless people can put their belongings to be kept in storage units, according to Becks Heyhoe, director of the Churches Consortium.
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SPORTS
August 1, 2013
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott, a Newport Beach resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon held by KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families. Abbott, who was born without a right hand, will tell his inspiring story during the KidWorks' Foundation for Success fundraising luncheon on Nov. 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Santa Ana at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the event, which will raise funds for life-changing afterschool programs offered at the KidWorks Dan Donahue Center, will be available for sale in mid-September.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | June 28, 2013
If Costa Mesa didn't become its own city 60 years ago, the border between Newport Beach and Santa Ana might have been right around Wilson Street. It's a theory that Art Goddard, lead volunteer at the Costa Mesa Historical Society, surmised Friday at the society's Anaheim Avenue headquarters, in the hours before the city began its three-day celebration to mark the 1953 cityhood milestone. The historical society has been busy lately, fielding questions from interested parties as civic leaders commence a 60th birthday bash that's turned out to be much bigger than the one 10 years ago. To Goddard, Costa Mesa's narrow incorporation success in 1953 amid the "annexation threats" from Santa Ana and Newport Beach demonstrates a self-determining character still seen decades later.
SPORTS
By Bryce Alderton | June 26, 2013
SANTA ANA - Santa Ana Country Club orchestrated arguably its finest performance in the 14th Jones Cup golf tournament on its home course Wednesday. But Big Canyon Country Club was one stroke better in the annual event that features fivesomes from five area country clubs and golf clubs: Shady Canyon Golf Club, Newport Beach Country Club, Mesa Verde Country Club, Big Canyon and Santa Ana. The Santa Ana fivesome of head pro Geoff Cochrane, assistant pro Nick Kumpis, women's champion Liz Slater, senior champion Boyd Martin and men's champion David Kendall shot a 10-under-par 62 in the two-best ball format.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | June 23, 2013
On the surface it may appear that Santa Ana Country Club would be the underdog team in Wednesday's Jones Cup. Heading into the 14th annual event, Santa Ana has yet to win the Jones Cup. However, there can be a strong case made that Santa Ana is the favorite to win the five-person team, two-best-ball format that starts at 12:30 p.m. The 18-hole event, which also features Newport Beach, Big Canyon, Mesa Verde and Shady Canyon, is at Santa...
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | June 6, 2013
Itzel Guerrero can't imagine her life without the Wooden Floor. She tries to picture it sometimes, but fails. Most likely, she doesn't want to. So many experiences during her 18 years have taken root in the nonprofit's Santa Ana campus, she admits. Growing up in a household where her older sister Elideth was a gymnast - an expensive undertaking - Guerrero recalls there being no resources for her extracurricular activities. When she was 9, her parents took their friend's advice, introducing their daughter to the world of dance with a hunch that she might enjoy it. Turns out, they were right.
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By Jill Cowan | February 12, 2013
Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have begun dredging sediment in the Santa Ana River Marsh in Newport Beach - some of which is being piped just offshore for beach replenishment, drawing concerns from residents. The roughly $5-million project, which will restore channel depths to improve water circulation and tidal flushing necessary for maintaining the 92-acre salt marsh habitat, is expected to be complete by the end of March. The Army Corps project is federally funded.
SPORTS
February 8, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL Orange Coast 78, Santa Ana 70 SANTA ANA - Sophomore Marquis Ransom finished with 25 points and made 11 of 12 free throws in the Pirates' Orange Empire Conference game on Friday. Robert Grepo had 12 points for OCC (11-14, 2-8 in conference), which ended Santa Ana's three-game winning streak. The Pirates converted 24 of 27 free throws. Santa Ana is 15-9, 5-5.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | January 25, 2013
Officials Thursday charged a man with lighting fires at apartment complexes in Irvine and Fullerton so he could distract residents and break into their homes. Prosecutors say that after he started the blazes, Jose Baca Jr., 36, would run through the buildings yelling that there was a fire. He would then allegedly break into the homes and steal items like wallets and jewelry. Fullerton police arrested Baca, of Santa Ana, Tuesday on suspicion that he lit a fire in the carport of an apartment complex in Fullerton two days earlier.
NEWS
January 23, 2013
A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Wednesday on accusations he opened his car door and flashed girls between the ages of 14 and 17 multiple times near high schools in Santa Ana. Alfredo Landaverde, 48, is accused of opening the driver's side door of a white minivan and exposing his penis. In some cases, prosecutors say, he began smiling and masturbating. The alleged incidents occurred between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Oct. 3 and Dec. 6 near Valley High School and Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana. The alleged victims told school officials, who helped Santa Ana police investigate.
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