A panel of OC's Chicana All-Stars will be convening this weekend in SanTana. Organized by the Seeds of Resistance woman of color collective, the dialogue brings together the voices of mujeres committed to the arts and social justice. It all takes place at--where else?--El Centro Cultural de Mexico i ... More >>
What was...We have trashed the New York Times' coverage of Orange County so many times that I can't even remember them--hell, you can start with this piece about OC's food scene, written by Southern California correspondent Jennifer Medina. But Medina is a dogged reporter, and in today's Times pe ... More >>
The renovated, revamped venue is ready for its grand reopening. So why aren't all of its downtown Santa Ana neighbors celebrating?
The nonprofit community center got a last-minute extension, but its supporters are still crying 'gentrification'
OC Weekly file photoCarolina SarmientoIt's been a hectic week since the Weekly first broke the news that SanTana's El Centro Cultural de Mexico will soon find itself without a space to host its classes and community programs. In that time, the Voice of OC and The Santa Ana Register blog have c ... More >>
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El Centro Cultural de Mexico, a long standing non-profit in the city of Santa Ana, faces eviction by mid-July. The award-winning organization has been housed for the past five years at the Knights of Pythias building on the corner of West Fifth Street and Broadway. The location had been one o ... More >>
More than 100 people in attendance last night...With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from last night's epic town hall on SanTana gentrification wars held by KPCC-FM 89.3's AirTalk with Larry Mantle. *More than 100 people attended la ... More >>
UPDATE: All seating for tonight's event is GONE; there is a waiting list, but the better bet is to show up and stand in the aisles to listen. Show up early--doors open at 6 p.m.Also, there are one-and-a-half replacements. Taking the place of Downtown Inc. is SanTana councilmember Busty Bustamante ... More >>
A forum tonight in the Parish Hall at St. Joseph's Church in Santa Ana may lead to what's billed as Orange County's first Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), a legally binding pact between a developer, a city and a community."For the first time in Santa Ana, community residents, city council mem ... More >>
And he's playing Mexican music?!
What is it with Santa Ana officials ruining all-ages venues?
Theyre hot! Theyre 14! (Not 14 years old. That would be wrong.)