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December 8, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene and Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Thomas Penix / Los Angeles Times
More than 20 years before the Santa Ana Civic Center existed, city officials, community leaders and concerned residents talked about the possibility of a government complex housing federal, state, county and city offices--all intertwined in one huge compound. Today the Civic Center complex covers 79 acres--bounded by Broadway, Civic Center Drive, Flower Street and Santa Ana Boulevard--and is the county's governmental hub.
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November 22, 2005 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
Orange County officials have come up with an unusual plan to get cheap electricity for the offices at the Santa Ana Civic Center -- make it themselves and save the county government $4 million to $5 million a year. The project would serve the county Hall of Administration, the Superior Court, the federal office building and other government buildings. County supervisors are scheduled to vote on a financing plan for the project today.
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November 18, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the city's own estimate, there are 3,000 homeless people living here, and about 300 shelter beds to house them. The rest usually sleep on public property--despite the threat of arrest. It's a stark dilemma that is at the heart of a legal dispute that on Wednesday came before the 4th District Court of Appeal here. Justices heard arguments on the constitutionality of a city ordinance used to keep the homeless from sleeping in the downtown Civic Center and other areas.
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February 12, 2000 | JOSE PAUL CORONA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fourth Street in Santa Ana isn't a place you go looking for--it finds you. It's a part of the city you stumble on when you're busy running errands or when you take an accidental turn down a side street. The Ronald Reagan Federal Building looms over a small but bustling Fiesta Marketplace, on 4th Street near Civic Center. But don't let the marketplace's size fool you: It's big enough to offer something for everyone, even if you don't know what you're looking for.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans for early construction of a new federal courthouse in Santa Ana got a boost Wednesday when a House subcommittee set aside $151 million to build the facility. The total was 10% less than the $168 million requested by the Clinton Administration. The reduction was the result of an across-the-board cut in courthouse spending ordered by the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, which authorizes funds for federal buildings. Nevertheless, Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their eyes filled with hope Tuesday as they spoke of the future. In one day, 30 homeless people had gone from a life of despair to one of promise--made possible by the City Council's decision Monday night to pay them a total of $400,000 to settle civil rights lawsuits stemming from their arrests at the Civic Center last year. One man vowed to give some of his money to the charitable organizations that had given him food and shelter while he lived on the streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1990 | PAUL WALTERS, Paul Walters is Santa Ana's police chief
The issue the community of Santa Ana is facing is one of crime and disorder. Recently, attention has been focused on events occurring in our Civic Center, the seat of Orange County's government. Thousands of people from all walks of life frequent the area daily. Workers, schoolchildren, the elderly and individuals of all ages are conducting business or enjoying a visit. When disorderly behavior in the Civic Center or anywhere else goes unchallenged the message is clear that no one cares.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1993 | Ted Johnson / Times correspondent
Architect to Be Honored: Kudos will go to Newport Beach architect William E. Blurock on April 13 when the USC School of Architecture recognizes him as its 1993 Distinguished Alumnus. Blurock, who graduated from the school in 1947, has worked on such projects as the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the mall at the Santa Ana Civic Center. Being back on campus will not be a novelty for Blurock. Some of his company's best-known work has been done at colleges and universities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1986 | John Needham
The Board of Supervisors has approved a request to establish a privately financed memorial for county police officers killed in line of duty. "This memorial will express our appreciation for the valiant efforts our law enforcement officers have undertaken to keep the peace, including the laying down of their own lives," said Supervisor Ralph B. Clark, board chairman. County officials said the memorial probably will be placed in the Plaza of the Flags area in the Santa Ana Civic Center.
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September 18, 1992 | SHELBY GRAD
Here is a summary of events scheduled in Santa Ana this week to commemorate Mexican Independence Day. Las Fiestas Patrias de Independencia de la Calle Cuatro (or 4th Street Patriotic Party for Independence) is sponsored by the Santa Ana Business Assn. The fiesta begins this afternoon and runs until Sunday night. Parking is available at lots and structures around the Civic Center area. 1. A parade with floats and marching bands will begin at 1 p.m.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County office vacancy rates rose slightly during the first three months of 1996, a sign that the commercial real estate market is not recovering as quickly as expected, according to data released Wednesday by CB Commercial Real Estate Group. While Irvine showed strong improvement as vacancies declined in buildings near John Wayne Airport, a sharp increase in empty office space in the Santa Ana Civic Center and areas of Anaheim helped boost countywide vacancy rates.
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November 18, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the city's own estimate, there are 3,000 homeless people living here, and about 300 shelter beds to house them. The rest usually sleep on public property--despite the threat of arrest. It's a stark dilemma that is at the heart of a legal dispute that on Wednesday came before the 4th District Court of Appeal here. Justices heard arguments on the constitutionality of a city ordinance used to keep the homeless from sleeping in the downtown Civic Center and other areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans for early construction of a new federal courthouse in Santa Ana got a boost Wednesday when a House subcommittee set aside $151 million to build the facility. The total was 10% less than the $168 million requested by the Clinton Administration. The reduction was the result of an across-the-board cut in courthouse spending ordered by the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, which authorizes funds for federal buildings. Nevertheless, Rep.
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April 22, 1993 | JERE WITTER, Jere Witter works for the Orange County Legal Aid Society and is its liaison with the homeless. and
"I'll tell you what campin' is," the guy said. "Campin' is when your daddy gets the fishin' gear and you and him gets in the car and goes out to the lake and fish awhile and have lunch and go home. That's what campin' is!" The person held in his hand a police citation for illegal camping in the Civic Center of Santa Ana.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1993 | Ted Johnson / Times correspondent
Architect to Be Honored: Kudos will go to Newport Beach architect William E. Blurock on April 13 when the USC School of Architecture recognizes him as its 1993 Distinguished Alumnus. Blurock, who graduated from the school in 1947, has worked on such projects as the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the mall at the Santa Ana Civic Center. Being back on campus will not be a novelty for Blurock. Some of his company's best-known work has been done at colleges and universities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1992
The city of Santa Ana has finally gotten what it wanted. Gone from the Civic Center are the hundreds of homeless campers whose makeshift tents cluttered the area and frightened government employees. But that's not the end of the tale. Harry Simon, an attorney with Legal Aid Society of Orange County, had it right when he told a Times reporter that the homeless problem is "like a tube of toothpaste." Squeeze it in one place and it moves to another. Where did the homeless go?
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January 8, 1985 | Ray Perez \f7
An intruder smashed a glass door with a concrete steppingstone to break into the unguarded Orange County tax collector's office early Monday but apparently fled without stealing anything of value, authorities said. County Tax Collector Robert Citron said the intruder tried but failed to get into the vault in an inner office but was able to take only a few coins from desks ransacked at the office in the Santa Ana Civic Center complex. Lt.
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April 1, 1986 | Gary Jarlson
The Orange County district attorney's office Monday filed a complaint against a Santa Ana-based sandwich vendor for selling "potentially hazardous food" from which at least six persons allegedly became ill last summer. The action, which names Lori's Kitchen and its owners, Eric, Jeff and Charlene Johnson, all of Costa Mesa, seeks damages for selling certain foods which were kept at temperatures above the 45 degrees mandated by state law. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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September 18, 1992 | SHELBY GRAD
Here is a summary of events scheduled in Santa Ana this week to commemorate Mexican Independence Day. Las Fiestas Patrias de Independencia de la Calle Cuatro (or 4th Street Patriotic Party for Independence) is sponsored by the Santa Ana Business Assn. The fiesta begins this afternoon and runs until Sunday night. Parking is available at lots and structures around the Civic Center area. 1. A parade with floats and marching bands will begin at 1 p.m.
NEWS
June 15, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The jury seemed spellbound as the attorney, Christopher B. Mears, passionately pleaded his case. "Does he not bleed?" Mears asked, motioning to his client, Mashone Bonner, a homeless man who was suing the city of Santa Ana because maintenance workers had seized his personal belongings and thrown them away during a 1989 sweep of the Civic Center. "Does he not cry? Of course he does; he cried on the (witness) stand," Mears continued in his closing argument. "Does he not feel pain?
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