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July 30, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
At the podium of a Disneyland Hotel ballroom stood Thomas F. Riley, retired Marine Corps general who is chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, lauding the contributions of two members of the community. The subject of his praise: a gay couple who had worked to combat AIDS and discrimination against homosexuals.
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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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October 11, 1989 | LILY ENG
A month after a controversial Gay Pride Festival, city officials have decided a permit is not needed for a gay organization to hold its second annual National Coming Out Day today at the Plaza of the Flags in the Civic Center. Although a permit was issued for last year's event, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Orange County, city officials now say permits are not needed by any group that wants to use the plaza.
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October 6, 2000 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of planning and jumping through bureaucratic hoops to secure funding, the nonprofit Delhi Assn. has won approval from the Santa Ana City Council to build a $7-million community center in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods. One hitch, though. The council has commitments for only a little more than $5 million in state and federal grants for the project. Still, city and Delhi Assn. officials are willing to gamble that the remaining $2 million or so can be raised in time.
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May 18, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The City Council recently awarded a $15,900 contract to Mike Fahmie to repair the Civic Center's "dry stream." The colored stone adjacent to the Orange County Courthouse is weatherworn and needs to be renovated, the council decided. The repair project provides for removing loose rocks and refurbishing the surface. New colored stone will be installed to match the existing design, and the dry stream will be waterproofed. Funds will come from the Civic Center Capital Projects Account.
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December 1, 1994 | JON NALICK
Books are so scarce in Walker Elementary School's library that empty shelves outnumber the ones that hold even a few volumes. The situation is similar on most Santa Ana Unified School District campuses, because money to purchase new books is difficult to find. But on Tuesday, district and city officials unveiled a new computer system they say might solve the problem. Called "Project Knowledge Link," the system gives students access to more than 112,000 books in city libraries.
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October 22, 1997 | JEFF KASS
Immigration attorney Rock Kendall doesn't live or work in Santa Ana. But he has taken issue with the city over something that he says affects residents everywhere. In Santa Ana's downtown civic center, the Plaza of the Flags flies the colors of every state, including Mississippi and Georgia, which incorporate the Confederate banner in their state flags.
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April 16, 1992 | JON NALICK
Although the poor economy has intensified competition for county, state and federal grants, the Department of Parks and Community Services has received more than $1 million in grants for local park and zoo improvements in the last year. The grants, ranging from $50,000 to $394,000, paid for such projects as a new bird exhibit and automatic irrigation system at the Santa Ana Zoo, refurbishing Madison Park and making Thornton Park barrier-free for the disabled.
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March 8, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than two years, the vacant 17 acres on Edinger Avenue have been the land of promise--that some day, maybe by late 1993, a 20,000-seat sports arena would bring fame and fortune to the city's southern sector. The City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, even voted in 1990 to loan a private development group as much as $3.5 million annually for 30 years to move along the arena project. Developer Anthony V.
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April 27, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD
When city workers twice confiscated and discarded Pat Ford's clothes, bedrolls and other personal property two summers ago, they made life on the streets around the Santa Ana Civic Center even more difficult for the 46-year-old homeless man. "I had to go for two weeks in the same clothes. I would take a shower but then dress in the same dirty clothes," Ford said. "Then when I got some more, they wiped me out again. It was downright thievery."
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May 18, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The City Council recently awarded a $15,900 contract to Mike Fahmie to repair the Civic Center's "dry stream." The colored stone adjacent to the Orange County Courthouse is weatherworn and needs to be renovated, the council decided. The repair project provides for removing loose rocks and refurbishing the surface. New colored stone will be installed to match the existing design, and the dry stream will be waterproofed. Funds will come from the Civic Center Capital Projects Account.
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June 7, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 75 people joined in a cleanup of the Southwest Community Center and the surrounding west Santa Ana neighborhood Saturday, sweeping sidewalks, sorting donations and throwing out piles of accumulated trash. Schoolchildren and church members, homeless people and neighborhood volunteers pitched in to spruce up the center, a 26-year-old Santa Ana fixture that serves 500 hot meals a week and gives bags of food to anyone who asks.
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November 6, 1997 | JEFF KASS
The City Council voted unanimously this week to continue studying a proposal to join the school district in building a public library on a high school campus. Preliminary estimates place the cost of a library at more than $2 million, said Mike Vail, facilities director for the Santa Ana Unified School District. A city report indicates the library would be at least 20,000 square feet.
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October 22, 1997 | JEFF KASS
Immigration attorney Rock Kendall doesn't live or work in Santa Ana. But he has taken issue with the city over something that he says affects residents everywhere. In Santa Ana's downtown civic center, the Plaza of the Flags flies the colors of every state, including Mississippi and Georgia, which incorporate the Confederate banner in their state flags.
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June 22, 1995 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Providing everything from food distribution to AIDS care, the Delhi Community Center has helped Orange County residents for 25 years. Now, the city of Santa Ana tentatively has agreed to help the Delhi Community Center to the tune of $8 million. The City Council recently approved the first chunk of money, about $400,000, for design plans for a new Delhi Center across the street from the existing center in an expanded Delhi Park.
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June 19, 1995 | JEFF KASS
The Community Redevelopment Agency today will consider spending $4 million to purchase and renovate the historic Grand Central Building. The City Council, which doubles as the Redevelopment Agency, is hoping that the planned Artists Village, anchored in part by the Grand Central Building, will revitalize the area. But officials said they cannot quantify the extra sales tax revenue they may receive by restoring the building, which already contains a handful of businesses.
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November 30, 1990 | JANICE L. JONES
"I don't know who he is, but I hope he doesn't mind the crumbs," said the woman, brushing bread off the park's dedication plaque. She gathered up the remaining slice of day-old bread she'd placed on the plaque overlooking a pond in Carl Thornton Park in Santa Ana. After pondering the image of Thornton cast in bronze, she said: "He looks like a nice fellow." The air above her was filled with swirling and darting birds. "Whee, Nellie!"
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May 14, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An event Saturday to promote the arts drew hundreds of people who spent the day searching for the imaginative side of the city. The Great Santa Ana Art Hunt, which was the finale in a weeklong celebration of artists who have made the city their home, gave the crowd composed mostly of Orange County residents a taste of many talents, said Gary Christensen, president of the Santa Ana Council of Arts and Culture, which organized the event using a $5,000 federal grant. Beginning at 10 a.m.
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March 18, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY
Thousands of soccer players are expected to gather in the city's Centennial Park this evening to kick off the Copa Budweiser, a 14-week soccer tournament that will raise money for the National Hispanic Scholarship Foundation. The event, which starts at 6:45 p.m., will include entertainment, raffles and an introduction of the 32 predominantly Latino soccer teams that will participate in the tournament. The first games begin Wednesday, and the finals will be played in Santa Ana Stadium on June 18.
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