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January 27, 1996 | JEFF KASS
A court date has been set to consider a defamation of character lawsuit filed by Santa Ana Councilman Ted R. Moreno against a former political opponent. After the two sides failed to resolve the issue during a mandatory settlement conference, Superior Court Judge Thomas N. Thrasher Sr. on Friday set April 8 as the court date.
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November 5, 2005 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
In Santa Ana, which has one of the highest concentration of Spanish-speakers in the nation, the Chamber of Commerce is embarking on an ambitious effort to improve the English skills of city residents. "If you don't have English competency, your chances to be self sufficient and live [well] in our society are very difficult," said Michael Metzler, president of the business group.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1996 | JEFF KASS
A court date has been set to consider a defamation of character lawsuit filed by Santa Ana Councilman Ted R. Moreno against a former political opponent. After the two sides failed to resolve the issue during a mandatory settlement conference, Superior Court Judge Thomas N. Thrasher Sr. on Friday set April 8 as the court date.
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October 18, 1990 | LILY ENG
A neighborhood group and the city's Chamber of Commerce have settled a 4-year-old suit that stems from an unsuccessful 1986 ballot measure that would have created council elections by wards in Santa Ana. Jim Lowman of Santa Ana Merged Society of Neighbors said the organization has agreed to accept $15,000 to settle the suit, which was filed in October, 1986.
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November 5, 2005 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
In Santa Ana, which has one of the highest concentration of Spanish-speakers in the nation, the Chamber of Commerce is embarking on an ambitious effort to improve the English skills of city residents. "If you don't have English competency, your chances to be self sufficient and live [well] in our society are very difficult," said Michael Metzler, president of the business group.
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June 10, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce has announced its alliance with the Rancho Santiago Community College District and other agencies to promote what supporters say is an important tool for business growth: CalWORKs. The state-funded Welfare to Work program provides a way to keep people off public assistance through job training and placement via the community colleges. The state budget includes $65 million to assist community colleges with the program. Information: (714) 563-6203.
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July 26, 1988
Residents who live in the southern part of the city will have a chance to voice their concerns to local officials tonight at a meeting sponsored by the Greater Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce. The meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Plaza Hotel at 2726 Grand St., is the third such session sponsored by the chamber as part of its "Santa Ana Proud" program. The program is intended to enhance the city's image among residents and business owners. City Manager David N. Ream, Police Chief Clyde L.
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September 27, 1990 | Cristina Lee / Times staff writer
The Greater Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday opened Orange County's first video library for small businesses. The Business Media Center contains a series of 30-minute videos, developed by the chamber and Pacific Bell, that provide small business owners tips on financing, marketing and management. The initial videos are in English but videos dubbed in Spanish, Vietnamese and Cambodian will be available soon, said Michael Metzler, the chamber's president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1990 | LILY ENG
A neighborhood group and the city's Chamber of Commerce have settled a 4-year-old suit that stems from an unsuccessful 1986 ballot measure that would have created council elections by wards in Santa Ana. Jim Lowman of Santa Ana Merged Society of Neighbors said the organization has agreed to accept $15,000 to settle the suit, which was filed in October, 1986.
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January 21, 1991
Attorney Glenn Mondo has been appointed to the city's seven-member Planning Commission. Mondo, 32, lost to City Councilman Richards L. Norton by less than 900 votes in the November municipal election. During the campaign, Mondo spoke out against high-density housing, billboards and the Rancho Santiago College swap meet that Norton operates. Each council member appoints a representative to the commission. Mondo was appointed by Councilman Robert L. Richardson, who defeated incumbent Ron May.
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June 15, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
Shelter for the Homeless Program Director Julia Martinez was named 1999 Employee of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce at its annual new officer and awards meeting last week. Martinez's responsibilities include overseeing more than 20 programs throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. She is also a member of the Women's Referral Service, the Orange County FEMA Board and the Santa Ana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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