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December 15, 2009 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Authorities said Tuesday that a 21-year-old Santa Ana College student missing for three days probably died after being swept up by a rain-swollen creek near his Fullerton home. The body of James Patrick Wernke was found face-down in about 2 feet of water in a remote, heavily wooded creek bed, said Lt. Alex Bastreri of the Fullerton Police Department, adding that police had ruled out foul play. "There is nothing suspicious," Bastreri said. Police said water in the creek rose as high as 8 feet during the weekend's heavy rains.
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March 5, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Police Wednesday arrested a second suspect in connection with a hit-and-run in Santa Ana. The woman, they say, was behind the wheel of a Cadillac that injured a 14-year-old girl as she ran through traffic. Amanda Aie Sananikone, 21, of Anaheim, was taken to the Santa Ana Police Department jail and booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, authorities said. The girl was crossing the intersection at Bristol Street and 17th Street near Santa Ana College against a red signal on Monday afternoon when she was struck by two vehicles.
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May 19, 1985
There is a vast unhappiness in the Santa Ana-Tustin-Orange area among the thousands who have graduated in the last 70 years from Santa Ana College. This stems from the sudden arbitrary action of the board of trustees in renaming the college Rancho Santiago Community College-Santa Ana Campus. Aside from the clumsiness of the new name, I feel that it consigns to oblivion many years of tradition and accomplishment. Santa Ana College has long been near the top of the academic achievers among two-year institutions in California and the nation.
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May 21, 2011 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
Seventy years after they were forced into internment camps during World War II, 20 former Japanese American Santa Ana College students will be recognized with honorary degrees Friday during the campus' graduation ceremony. The 20 — some living, others deceased — are among more than 1,000 Japanese Americans who have received such recognition from 32 schools under a 2009 law that requires California's public colleges and universities to bestow honorary degrees on former students who had their educations interrupted.
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April 2, 1985
Bob Cassidy of Santa Ana College hit two home runs Monday, but it wasn't enough as the Dons lost to Ventura, 10-7, in a West Los Angeles baseball tournament game at Culver City High School. Santa Ana College plays Yuba City today.
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July 11, 1998 | JOHN POPE
Santa Ana College is one of four Southern California community colleges, and 13 nationwide, that will share about $3 million in government grants to help Latino students. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recipients in a meeting with leaders of national Latino organizations in Washington on Friday. The agency's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Work Study Program will assist students hoping to establish careers in community service.
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February 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rancho Santiago Community College District trustees have appointed Erlinda Martinez president of Santa Ana College. She replaces Rita Cepeda, who was moved to a vice chancellor position last summer, a move faculty considered a demotion. Martinez begins her job March 14. She had been vice president for student services/assistant superintendent at Cerritos College in Norwalk since 1995. Martinez has a doctorate in education from USC.
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March 13, 1995 | JON NALICK
The Rancho Santiago College Foundation has received a $51,000 grant to establish a scholarship on behalf of a former English teacher, a college spokesman said. The grant, from the estate of Mirrle W. Bouchey, is the largest scholarship contribution in the college's history, spokesman Dale Ruhe said. The scholarship will be awarded to students studying English while attending Rancho Santiago. The first scholarship will be awarded in the 1995-96 school year, Ruhe said.
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March 16, 1985
Alani Silva hurled a one-hitter to lead the Santa Ana College softball team to a 2-0 victory over Cypress in South Coast Conference action Friday at Santa Ana. Silva had 3 strikeouts in 6 1/2 innings. Sam Arledge's home run and Nelinda Barrera's double knocked in both Don runs in the fourth inning. The Dons improved to 1-1 in conference and 14-1 overall. Cypress is 0-1 in conference. In other South Coast Conference action: Golden West 2, Mt.
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October 11, 1997
The Santa Ana College men's soccer team must forfeit 10 victories in games played between Sept. 5 and Oct. 3 because the eligibility forms of two players were not processed properly, said Don Sneddon, Santa Ana's athletic department coordinator. Sneddon said in a statement the mistake was not by the players--whom the college declined to identify--but the fault of the college for not having the paperwork processed in time for the athletes to be on the team's official playing roster.
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January 31, 2010 | Steve Harvey
Just how an Elephant Racing Club materialized at Orange County State College, now Cal State Fullerton, in 1962 is a matter of debate. One story credits a whimsical bureaucrat who drew up the application for forming clubs on campus. Next to the space marked "Name," he wrote "Elephant Racing Club" as a hypothetical example. Another version credits the dean of students, who had taught in India. He supposedly joked about a pachyderm competition when students were searching around for a spring-madness-type exercise.
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December 15, 2009 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Authorities said Tuesday that a 21-year-old Santa Ana College student missing for three days probably died after being swept up by a rain-swollen creek near his Fullerton home. The body of James Patrick Wernke was found face-down in about 2 feet of water in a remote, heavily wooded creek bed, said Lt. Alex Bastreri of the Fullerton Police Department, adding that police had ruled out foul play. "There is nothing suspicious," Bastreri said. Police said water in the creek rose as high as 8 feet during the weekend's heavy rains.
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May 15, 2009 | Tony Barboza
So much for dreading summer school. At Santa Ana College, the students are buying it back, one class at a time. Budget cuts at the community college have been severe, eliminating an extra session in January and forcing more than 100 summer courses to be cut, leaving some students panicked that they won't have the classes needed to be able to transfer to a four-year school this fall or next spring.
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January 27, 2009 | Christopher Goffard
Three college football players were indicted Monday on charges of raping an unconscious woman during a party at a Tustin hotel in July. Santa Ana College football players Michael A. Clemmons, 19, of Tustin; Luster M. Lewis, 20, of Irvine; and John P. Foster, 22, of Seaside, are accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman while she was unconscious and intoxicated. Foster is being held on $100,000 bail. Clemmons and Lewis have posted bail in that amount and are free awaiting trial.
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January 3, 2009 | Susannah Rosenblatt
Two Santa Ana College football players and a male friend were charged with raping and sexually assaulting a drunk or unconscious woman last summer and videotaping the crime, Orange County prosecutors said Friday. John Paul Foster II, 22, of Seaside in Monterey County, and Michael Alexander Clemmons, 19, of Tustin were arrested and arraigned this week in the July 2008 assault. The third suspect, Luster Ditto Lewis, 20, of Irvine, turned himself in Friday and was arraigned.
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May 22, 2008 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Chemistry professor Jeff McMillan is sick of seeing otherwise capable students drop his courses because it costs too much to go to school. So much so that he is opening his wallet. McMillan and about a dozen other faculty and staff members at Santa Ana College have started a scholarship fund that they hope will make it easier for low-income students to afford their classes. Starting this fall, each will fund a student's course fees for a year -- about $600 for a full-time schedule.
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March 27, 1985 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
The governing board of Santa Ana College voted Tuesday to change the name of the 70-year-old institution to Rancho Santiago College. The 6-1 vote came after an audience of 35 persons spoke unanimously in opposition. The opponents, including Santa Ana College head football coach David Ogas, argued that changing the college's name would hurt enrollment, athletic recruitment, the college's sense of tradition and the prospects of all prior graduates seeking jobs.
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March 14, 2008 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Broken fire alarms at nearly a dozen buildings at Santa Ana College went unrepaired for more than two years because of miscommunication and a can't-someone-else-do-it mentality, and because officials did not declare an emergency to fix the antiquated system, an investigation by a law firm found. "Everybody thought it was someone else's responsibility," said Eddie Hernandez, chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
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December 14, 2007 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
The Mexican government has announced that it will remove Consul Luis Miguel Ortiz Haro from Santa Ana, provoking ire among community leaders who view him as an outspoken and unbending advocate for immigrants in Orange County. Community leaders are collecting signatures to petition for his reinstatement and planning a trip to Mexico City to speak with government officials. They are also planning to protest when Mexico President Felipe Calderon visits Los Angeles next month.
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