Messy Recall Election Can Move Forward in Santa Ana, Judge Rules

An Orange County judge has refused to halt the recall election against Santa Ana City Councilmember Jessie Lopez, despite serious questions about its legality.

Brittany Maldonado 11/09/2023 - 9:18 AM
Santa Ana Recall Effort Moves Forward Despite Legal Concerns
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A recall effort against Santa Ana City Councilmember Jessie Lopez will move forward following a special meeting of the City Council Monday night.

Brittany Maldonado 10/31/2023 - 3:43 AM
Troubled Santa Ana Sees Abrupt Departure of City Manager

Santa Ana City Manager Kristine Ridge left her job this week amid ongoing political upheaval in the city.

Brittany Maldonado 10/12/2023 - 10:24 AM
Santa Ana Considers Allowing Noncitizens to Vote
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Undocumented immigrants could be able to vote in Santa Ana municipal elections under a policy being considered by the city council.

Brittany Maldonado 09/20/2023 - 11:14 PM
WalletHub Ranks California’s Best-Run Cities

The rankings were based on cities' financial stability, education, health, safety, the economy, and infrastructure/pollution.

Brittany M. 06/23/2022 - 4:44 AM
Councilman Confronts Officer for Blasting Disney Songs in His Neighborhood
Brittany M. 04/14/2022 - 3:49 AM
"This is my district. I’m embarrassed that this is how you’re treating my neighbors. There’s children here. Have some respect for my community."
WalletHub Ranks Best and Worst-Run Cities in California
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Brittany M. 07/08/2021 - 4:06 AM
Cannabis Megastore Coming to the OC

Santa Ana is the only city in Orange County that permits commercial cannabis — and it’s about to become home to the largest cannabis dispensary in the entire state.

Brittany M. 07/01/2021 - 7:06 AM
Free At-Home COVID Tests Available to Residents of Santa Ana and Anaheim
The program will be expanded next month when 500,000 testing kits become available on a “rolling basis” for all of Orange County.
Brittany M. 12/01/2020 - 5:13 AM