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October 19, 1994 | JON NALICK
Vivian Blevins, chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, has been named chair of the Santa Ana 2000 Executive Committee, a college spokesman said. Santa Ana 2000, a coalition of educators, elected officials, business people and community members, was created to make recommendations for improving student achievement, preventing involvement with gangs and drugs, providing better access to child and health care, and offering more job training citywide.
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June 25, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Santa Ana officials credit explosive growth in recreational soccer leagues with cutting gang activity, they say it has sparked turf battles of another sort: who gets to play where, and when. Over the years, soccer has achieved near-religious status in much of Latin America.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Santa Ana officials credit explosive growth in recreational soccer leagues with cutting gang activity, they say it has sparked turf battles of another sort: who gets to play where, and when. Over the years, soccer has achieved near-religious status in much of Latin America.
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October 19, 1994 | JON NALICK
Vivian Blevins, chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, has been named chair of the Santa Ana 2000 Executive Committee, a college spokesman said. Santa Ana 2000, a coalition of educators, elected officials, business people and community members, was created to make recommendations for improving student achievement, preventing involvement with gangs and drugs, providing better access to child and health care, and offering more job training citywide.
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February 11, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Santa Ana 2000, a community coalition made up of business people and school and city officials, has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Danforth Foundation, a national education philanthropic organization. The coalition began meeting two years ago in an attempt to use its combined resources to try and tackle some of Santa Ana's worst problems, including gangs, drugs, a high student-dropout rate and inadequate child care.
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April 10, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ and JOHN POPE
April 15 is the application deadline for three scholarship programs offered to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend Rancho Santiago College in the fall. The awards being offered are the Herbert Hafif Vocational, Santa Ana 2000 and Leadership and Achievement awards. Twenty-five Hafif awards of $1,000 each will be given to students who need financial assistance, are planning to study a vocational trade and have a grade-point average of at least 2.0.
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August 4, 1992 | JON NALICK
Rancho Santiago College and the city of Santa Ana have received a $25,000 grant aimed at improving graduation rates among minorities. Selected by the National Center for Urban Partnerships, Santa Ana is one of 15 cities nationwide chosen to implement a plan to link successful existing minority retention programs as a means of improving their effectiveness, said college spokesman Henry Kertman.
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May 20, 1993 | JON NALICK
More than 2,500 parents and students are expected to participate in the Santa Ana Unified School District's Parenting Day on Saturday. The event, which offers seminars on gang and drug activity, parent-child relationships, and understanding the school system, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Santiago College, at Bristol and 17th streets. College district spokesman Dale Ruhe said that children are welcome and the event is free.
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November 18, 1995 | JEFF KASS
Faced with a number of requests for licenses to open convenience stores, the City Council has set a study session next week to debate how to regulate such businesses. Some council members have expressed concern that all-night markets could become a magnet for illegal activities such as prostitution and a target for robbers.
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August 8, 1994 | JON NALICK
Youth programs that provide scholarships and anti-gang recreational activities will be benefited by a shifting of $450,000 of city funds and community block grants. The City Council last week unanimously approved new funding of $300,000 for the Santa Ana 2000 community college scholarship program and $150,000 for the anti-gang program Project PRIDE. "We feel it's money well spent," City Manager David N. Ream told the council before the vote.
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November 22, 1995 | JEFF KASS
The city library will receive money for books, homework centers and a computer system that links eight schools, the City Council has decided. The council voted 5 to 2 Monday to give $200,000 to the libraries and $100,000 to the Santa Ana 2000 Scholarship Fund, which had been scheduled to receive $300,000. The Knowledge Link program, which currently allows eight schools to tap into the library's computer database, will get $100,000.
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March 26, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The city's logo, which appears on all city vehicles, welcoming signs and stationary, is being modified by addition of the words "Education 1st." City Manager David N. Ream said the change reflects the city's commitment to education and will play a role in the marketing of the Santa Ana 2000 Plan.
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