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News from the Santa Ana Resource Network 9-30-04

1) Saturday October 2nd SANTA ANA YOUTH EXPO 2004 10 a.m.-2 p.m. @ Santa Ana College Thanks in part to a ground-breaking collaborative effort involving the City of Santa Ana, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), UC Irvine, and CSU Fullerton, students in grades 6-12 will "Explore a Bright Future" at Santa Ana College on Saturday, October 2. The 5th annual Youth Expo will bring students from all local (public and private) middle and high schools to the college campus where they will meet representatives from many colleges and universities to investigate opportunities for higher education.
The Youth Expo will showcase university and college life, the college application process, and workshops regarding financial aid available for students. The Youth Expo is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is free to the public. Students will enjoy food, fun, and a variety of entertainment as well. The day will also include soccer clinics staged by Santa Ana College athletes and coaches. The soccer clinics will focus on player development, a priority in Santa Ana's Parks & Recreation program.
Also planned are information booths with opportunities to learn about a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness. Tennis skills and technique training will also be offered. Youth Expo will include a job fair, career information, and youth leadership opportunities. Santa Ana College is located at 1530 W. 17th Street at Bristol in Santa Ana. There is ample free parking located on the south side of the college. For more information,
contact: Alma Flores, City of Santa Ana 714.647.5200; Ruth Cossio-Muniz, Santa Ana College 714.564.6475; or Lucy Araujo-Cook, SAUSD 714.558.5501.

2) Saturday / Sunday - October 2 and 3 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Santa Ana's Washington Square Neighborhood presents the Historic Home and Garden Tour and invites you to attend. The 2004 tour showcases an eclectic collection of charm-ing vintage homes and gardens from the rich architectural legacy of the 20's through 40's. The self-guided walking tour features eight graceful, fully-restored homes including California Early Craftsman, English Tudor, Early American, Cape Cod Ranch, and Bungalow.
Enjoy an outdoor café-style lunch, tempting snack and a cool drink with us, shop the vendors, and enjoy the live entertainment along the route. Event
day tickets - $20. Refer to for additional details .

3) Thursday, October 7th
The Latino Psychological and Social Services Charitable Foundation
"Music For The Children" October 7, 2004 7:30 p.m.
A fundraiser to benefit children's mental health services provided by Latino Psychological and Social Services in Santa Ana.
To be held at Plaza Garibaldi Restaurant500 N. Brookhurst, Anaheim Full dinner and show featuring Gerardo Fernandez, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Heriberto Molina (former lead singer with Mariachi Vargas), and Mariachi Garibaldi Donation $50 (fully tax deductible) For tickets, call (714) 834-0757 (credit cards accepted).

4) Saturday October 9, 2004 Santa Ana Fire Department Open House from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Come meet your local firefighters at Fire Station # 5 120 West Walnut Street. This family oriented event is free of charge and will include station tours, fire safety information and prizes including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and escape ladders. Contact the SAFD Public Education Division for additional details at (714) 647-5774.

5) Call for Nominations - OC Hispanic Women Awards by SA LULAC #147 Santa Ana LULAC #147 will hold its annual "Orange County Hispanic Women Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 13 at the Santa Ana Performing Arts Center, Santa Ana. Nomination forms are available - honoree must live and or work in Orange County. A resume and/or additional background information may be included with nomination form. - to be used for bio profiles. Recognition awards to be presented in the following areas: The Arts (performing arts, cultural arts, fine arts, theater, etc.); Business; Communications;
Education; Medicine; Political Affairs; Volunteer Community Service; Service to Country. INFO: Zeke Hernandez, 714-835-9585 /

News from the Santa Ana Resource Network 9-22-04

1) The City of Santa Ana is now accepting applications and beginning its citizen participation process for the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Interested non-profit
organizations are requested to call or visit the CDBG office in Santa Ana City Hall for an application package. Applications will also be available on-line at the City's website address: Please note that the submittal deadline is November 1, 2004 and that only hard copies of applications may be submitted. Contact (714) 647-5445 for further information.

2) On Saturday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 2, volunteer teams will paint 30 homes for low income homeowners in Santa Ana. If you would like to join a team for 4 to 6 hours one or both days and are at least 18 years old, please call Vickie Beelner at Paint Your Heart Out Santa Ana at
(714) 758-9085.

3) The Governor and Mayor Pulido have proclaimed a week in September as Employ the Older Worker Week for job seekers and veterans age 40 and better.
EDD and our partners will host the "Ability is Ageless Symposium and Job Fair" and would like to invite Chamber employers to be a part of the job fair. Employers with multiple job openings who are interested in this no fee job fair can contact Carolyn Ikei, State of California, Employment Development Department at the Santa Ana W/O/R/K Center at (714) 565-2685 or
This event will take place on September 28, 2004 Casa Santa Fe banquet room at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, Santa Ana W/O/R/K Center, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana CA 92701 Arrive at 10:00 a.m. for set up and refreshments. Job fair from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To reserve your space contact Carolyn Ikei at (714)565-2685 or

4) It is a joy for us to invite you to an upcoming workshop in Costa Mesa sponsored by the Orange County Service-Learning Consortium and the Orange County Department of Education entitled: "Becoming a Totally Responsible Person (TRP) - Staying Positive, Productive and Effective - No matter what the circumstances!!!"

This dynamic and practical workshop provides participants with the tools necessary to convert negative energy into positive behaviors that allow one to become more effective in all aspects of life - from relationships to leadership, from working to parenting, from personal growth to service.

This workshop is being presented by TRP Enterprises, Inc. and conducted by its founders, Sanford Danziger, MD and Thomas White, JD. The material originated from lessons learned from the hands-on service at the Center for Purposeful Living (CPL), an innovative, all-volunteer, non-profit organization in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. CPL has been pioneering service education and training, including the dynamics of cooperative and creative group work, for the last 18 years.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at the Los Angeles Times,
1375 Sunflower Avenue, Costa Mesa from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM for a fee of $75.00 that includes an 83 page workbook, catered breakfast and lunch. For questions or registration, please call Juan Carlos Araque, Ph.D. at OCDE at (714)327-1059.

We hope that you can join us for what is certain to be time well spent!
Please spread the word! Thanks!

In the joy of service,
Janie Hoffman -Volunteer
"There is no human problem that cannot be solved by intelligence and love."
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5) Mark your calendars for October 23rd -
Aviation History Cemetery Tour in Southern California

The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society presents "Soaring Over Orange
County: Our Aviation History," on Saturday, October 23. In the footsteps of the Wright Brothers, this guided historical walking tour of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery will feature costumed actors portraying residents of the Orange County area who made their mark on aviation history.

Those magnificent men - and women! - and their flying machines made great contributions to flight in America. Glenn Martin built his first "pusher"
bi-plane in a rented Santa Ana church in 1909, a fledgling start to the Martin Aviation Company that later produced the exotic China Clipper, the
B-26 bomber, and the Enola Gay of atomic bomb fame. Dr. Bessica Raiche was the first woman to intentionally pilot a plane in the United States. From Martin Field (later Orange County Airport), the flying family of Eddie Martin and his brothers gave lessons over the orange groves to local boys, including the famous Flying Hamaker Brothers of WW-II. Daring "barnstormers", crop dusters, military flyers-Orange County had them all!

Original members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the heroic African-American fliers who fought in World War II, will also share stories of their groundbreaking contributions to military aviation during the war at lectures throughout the day. In addition Buffalo Soldier re-enactors will perform and talk about how these brave soldiers helped tame the West.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairhaven Memorial Park,
1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for children 10 and over (children under 9 are free).

This is the Society's 7th historical cemetery tour. This year the event will be produced in partnership with actors, writers, and others from Musical Youth Artist Repertory Theatre (MYART) and the Orange County High School of the Arts.
Reservations are recommended. Discounted advance sale tickets are available.
More information can be obtained on the Society's website at or by calling (714) 547-9645. You can also email to

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