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May 23, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
After voting in February to evict K. Lee Gifts from the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, the City Council voted Tuesday to move the shop and give its owner, Kwang Lee, a six-year lease. Lee will move from the 900-square-foot shop she has occupied since 1988 to a 150-square-foot shop in an alcove area near the entry doors. The council had voted to rent Lee's space to Foster Assessment Center and Testing Services, a private company that provides job-placement services.
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May 23, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
After voting in February to evict K. Lee Gifts from the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, the City Council voted Tuesday to move the shop and give its owner, Kwang Lee, a six-year lease. Lee will move from the 900-square-foot shop she has occupied since 1988 to a 150-square-foot shop in an alcove area near the entry doors. The council had voted to rent Lee's space to Foster Assessment Center and Testing Services, a private company that provides job-placement services.
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September 8, 1985 | Andy Rose \f7
An Amtrak train rolled into the new $17-million Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center about noon Saturday, carrying city and state officials who disembarked and then formally dedicated the five-story structure. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and California Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy joined Santa Ana Mayor Daniel Griset at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center, at 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
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March 17, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Under pressure from commuters, city officials said Monday they will not oust the owner of K. Lee Gifts from the Santa Ana Transportation Center. Kwang Lee, 56, still must vacate by March 30 the spot where she has run a gift shop for 10 years. But city officials promised her on Monday that they would build a new space for her at the train depot. "I am so happy today," Lee said. Lee has provided tired, bored commuters with drinks, snacks and conversation since 1988.
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September 23, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
Shuttle vans serving the Santa Ana train station, the installation of soot-trapping devices on trucks and restrictive parking policies by some employers are among the experimental projects proposed to smog regulators by the Orange County Transportation Authority. Money for the experiments would come from a $2 surcharge recently added to California motorists' vehicle-registration fees to finance clean-air programs.
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February 23, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
The last time Denny Garcia strolled into the local train station, he had a concealed pistol strapped to his leg. At that time--five or six years ago--Garcia, 65, was the night watchman at the landmark station, and he sometimes had to haul drunken riders off buses, chase away car burglars prowling in the parking lot, and console people who had missed their ride home.
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March 17, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Under pressure from commuters, city officials said Monday they will not oust the owner of K. Lee Gifts from the Santa Ana Transportation Center. Kwang Lee, 56, still must vacate by March 30 the spot where she has run a gift shop for 10 years. But city officials promised her on Monday that they would build a new space for her at the train depot. "I am so happy today," Lee said. Lee has provided tired, bored commuters with drinks, snacks and conversation since 1988.
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January 17, 1988
South Coast Fastrak, a new commuter service utilizing Amtrak trains and executive vans, will begin Monday for South Coast Plaza employees who live in the south county area. Commuters who use the service will ride Amtrak from San Clemente or San Juan Capistrano to the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, where a van will be waiting to take them to South Coast Plaza.
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November 26, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Transportation officials took the first steps Monday toward buying county property in Santa Ana that could serve as a maintenance yard for the proposed CenterLine light-rail project. The board of the Orange County Transportation Authority agreed to a "memorandum of understanding" with the county and Santa Ana to consider the purchase of 14 acres off Fruit Street near the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.
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March 7, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and MIMI KO CRUZ
The Santa Ana WORKS Center, which focuses on work force development, is now open at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center. The center, operated by Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana's Private Industry Council, the state's Employment Development Department and the Orange County Social Services Agency, was created to help people who are unemployed or underemployed. It also helps employers find personnel. Services include job training, job development, career evaluation and counseling.
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February 23, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
The last time Denny Garcia strolled into the local train station, he had a concealed pistol strapped to his leg. At that time--five or six years ago--Garcia, 65, was the night watchman at the landmark station, and he sometimes had to haul drunken riders off buses, chase away car burglars prowling in the parking lot, and console people who had missed their ride home.
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September 23, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
Shuttle vans serving the Santa Ana train station, the installation of soot-trapping devices on trucks and restrictive parking policies by some employers are among the experimental projects proposed to smog regulators by the Orange County Transportation Authority. Money for the experiments would come from a $2 surcharge recently added to California motorists' vehicle-registration fees to finance clean-air programs.
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September 8, 1985 | Andy Rose \f7
An Amtrak train rolled into the new $17-million Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center about noon Saturday, carrying city and state officials who disembarked and then formally dedicated the five-story structure. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and California Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy joined Santa Ana Mayor Daniel Griset at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center, at 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
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February 8, 1986
Business Beauty Awards: Twenty-one firms received awards from the city Friday in the first annual Business Beautification program. The awards, presented by Mayor Daniel E. Griset at the Saddleback Inn, are designed to reward "attractive and well-maintained businesses," program coordinator Darl Incledon said.
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March 6, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Councilman Ted R. Moreno said he plans to run for mayor in the November election. The announcement comes amid controversy involving Moreno at City Hall. Last month, Councilman Brett Franklin accused Moreno of shoving him during a break in a meeting. The alleged altercation followed a heated argument over leasing business space in the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center. The incident is under investigation by the Orange County district attorney's office.
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