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January 8, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
When the gleaming, new MainPlace mall opened in Santa Ana in 1987, replete with computer boutiques, trendy toy shops and richly stocked department stores, officials hailed it as the most important development in the city in years. In dollars, that may be true. But 2 miles away, where blood banks, beer bars and flophouses once flourished, a smaller, different kind of mall has quietly emerged that may do far more to preserve the soul of Santa Ana.
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June 10, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The moment was a small one, noticed by no one but the most liturgically savvy. Of course, the priests in the audience picked up on the nuance right away. Tod D. Brown, at his installation as Roman Catholic bishop of Orange, had used a new prayer during the tradition-laden Mass. "I think he chose that purposely to signal a new openness to change," said Father John McAndrew of St. Angela Merici Church in Brea of the service nearly three years ago.
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March 17, 1990 | STEVE EMMONS and TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tuition is $3,200 a year. It takes high entrance exam scores to get in, although family connections help. Some years, as many as 900 qualified applicants have been turned away. Athletic teams, supported by enthusiastic, generous alumni, have national reputations. Baseball and basketball teams have been ranked No. 1 in the nation. Despite complaints about recruiting violations, the athletic department never has received more than a one-year, wrist-slap probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frequently scorned as a community of immigrants, Santa Ana is using its diverse resources to lure artists and professionals back downtown, an area that is emerging as a hub for Orange County's cool and hip. Starting with the redevelopment of 4th Street in the 1980s, when seedy bars gave way to Latino-oriented shops and restaurants, city planners have been carefully crafting a redevelopment plan for the downtown area to create a family-friendly environment where people can work and live.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1989 | LILY ENG
The Santa Ana City Council Monday voted to allow developers to complete the Xerox Centre project, including a 23-story office tower near the Santa Ana Freeway, despite concerns by Tustin officials that the project would lead to traffic snarls in their city. The City Council voted 6 to 0 to approve an environmental impact report for the second and third phrases of the Xerox Centre along with two resolutions to allow the project to be completed by 1992. Councilman Daniel E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several city officials are questioning a $340,000 consulting contract that was awarded last month to a firm owned by two former city board members who resigned their posts so they could bid on the contract. When Kathleen Rosenow resigned earlier this year from the Community Redevelopment Commission, she explained that her eight-year membership on the board had prevented her consulting firm from doing business with the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
Plans for a $75-million sports-and-entertainment arena in Santa Ana gained momentum Tuesday with announcements that the developers have chosen a Costa Mesa firm to do an environmental impact study and are close to choosing the architect. Those developments came one day after Santa Ana officials announced that MCA Inc. had agreed to become an equal financial partner in the arena, with Spectacor Management Group and King-Guanci Development Inc. of Newport Beach and Boston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1994 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight months ago, the little house known since the 1940s as Koo's Chinese Take-Out was plastered in thick layers of flaking wallpaper above a grease-drenched carpet, testament to a business that clung to life for decades in a declining commercial corridor.
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December 3, 1990 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gillie Valencia considers herself lucky to find affordable housing in the city. For $700 a month, she and nine others live in a one-bedroom apartment on East 2nd Street. In a space the size of a tiny garage, she and her boyfriend sleep in one bed while her three daughters sleep in the other. The boyfriend's five sons curl up on the living room floor, and Valencia's brother takes a cot outside. There is barely room to walk around and absolutely no privacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1989 | HENRY RIVERO, Times Staff Writer
The new twin-screen movie theater in downtown Santa Ana looks much like dozens of others throughout Orange County. Outside, a marquee lights up the street and the blue-and-pink face of the building, throwing a glow around the colorful posters advertising the theater's current programs and coming attractions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider preliminary construction plans for a new $12-million coroner's office in Santa Ana, complete with a state-sponsored training facility for medical examiners across California. The proposal calls for demolishing the single-story office at 1071 W. Santa Ana Blvd. and replacing it with a two-story facility four times larger.
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April 8, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within a week after the Santa Ana City Council approved an $8.3-million bond issue to buy eight dilapidated apartment buildings on South Minnie Street, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional of Santa Ana filed suit to try to stop the redevelopment project, alleging a conflict of interest because the mayor had ties to a part owner of the buildings. Hermandad leader Nativo Lopez said he filed the lawsuit a week after the council's March 5 vote because Mayor Miguel A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of living in perhaps the most blighted housing in Orange County, residents of the Minnie Street apartments in Santa Ana enjoyed a surge of optimism when the city began renovating the buildings' exteriors a few weeks ago. Construction crews launched a $5-million restoration project to give 46 buildings in the 1100 block of South Minnie Street a modern facade and landscaping. The city is paying for the exterior renovation, and the building owners have until 2004 to do interior repairs.
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March 20, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawsuit filed Monday alleges that Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido violated state law by not detailing his business ties with a local real estate investor whose company stands to receive millions of dollars for a neighborhood revitalization project. The lawsuit, filed by an immigrant rights group over the redevelopment of Minnie Street, charges that Pulido failed to reveal his ties with Kris Kakkar in financial disclosure forms he filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawsuit filed Monday alleges Santa Ana Mayor Miguel A. Pulido violated state law by not detailing his business ties with a local real estate investor whose company stands to receive millions of dollars for a neighborhood revitalization project. The lawsuit, filed by an immigrant rights group over the redevelopment of blighted Minnie Street, contends Pulido failed to reveal his ties with Kris Kakkar in financial disclosure forms he filed with the state Fair Political Practices Commission.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2001 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Underlining attempts to spur small business in his own country and forge links with companies in California, Mexican President Vicente Fox is scheduled to open an International Business Center in Santa Ana on Thursday. The center will house representatives of six of Mexico's 32 states. Santa Ana officials hope that eventually all 32 states will have offices at the center, along with U.S. companies and service agencies specializing in financing and facilitating foreign trade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacific Theatres has lost a $4.4-million claim against the Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency stemming from the city's acquisition of a 22-acre site that once featured a swap meet and the highest-grossing Spanish-language drive-in theater in the world, Assistant City Atty. Robert J. Wheeler said. A Superior Court jury has ruled that the owner of the Harbor Drive-In and Swap Meet was not owed any money for the loss of business goodwill, Wheeler said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The City Council on Monday approved construction plans for a parking lot on a vacant parcel at the Santa Ana Auto Mall. The Auto Mall sits on 44 acres and is home to nine dealerships. The irregularly shaped, 3-acre parcel is owned by the city's Redevelopment Agency.
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February 27, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Diocese of Orange released survey results late Monday that showed overwhelming support from a broad base of Roman Catholics for a new cathedral in Santa Ana and a $100-million capital campaign. Bishop Tod D. Brown said the diocese soon will undertake an ambitious fund-raising drive to raise money for land purchases, construction, Catholic education and clergy needs for the growing church. But the decision whether to build a new cathedral won't be made for at least a month.
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November 10, 2000 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim couple, high school sweethearts, walk the school's halls as though they still belong there, softly brushing arms with teenagers bustling to class, holding old books by their sides and scanning faded lockers in wonderment at all the time that's passed. And in a way, the two do belong. Not one student at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana seems to notice them there.
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