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January 4, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Ana Zoo, which lost its accreditation more than a year ago because of structural and other problems, will host inspectors next week who will decide whether $1.5 million in improvements bring the Prentice Park facility up to standards. The outcome could have serious implications for the 50-year-old municipal facility.
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June 28, 2001 | Matthew Ebnet
Santa Ana Zoo officials and about 2,000 onlookers gathered Wednesday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony for a children's zoo. The Children's Zoo/Crean Family Farm will be a two-acre facility built to look and feel like a vintage Orange County farm. Zoo officials said it will be a tribute to the county's agricultural roots. The area also will feature interactive play structures for children and an educational center. "The kids can be the animals.
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June 9, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Santa Ana Zoo will break ground June 27 on its Children's Zoo-Crean Family Farm, officials said. The $3-million facility, funded by the nonprofit Friends of Santa Ana Zoo, will feature an interactive learning area and educational, conservation and species-survival programs. The family farm and barn area, which will have interactive play structures and animal exhibits, is expected to open by March. The zoo is at 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2001
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park announced that groundbreaking ceremonies for its Children's Zoo-Crean Family Farm will be June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will be admitted free during those hours. The new area will feature interactive exhibits for children to experience what farm life was like in early Orange County. The ceremony will feature celebrities from the Anaheim Angels and civic and community leaders.
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November 21, 2000 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pushcarts from which vendors sell fresh fruit and juices, churros, chips and other snacks on downtown Santa Ana streets will have a new, uniform appearance under guidelines passed Monday by the City Council. The action settles a lawsuit by the vendors filed more than a year ago after the council voted to ban the pushcarts, citing concerns about litter and food safety. The merchants have been operating since then under a court injunction until the issue could be settled.
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September 22, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They paint moods in nature. A beautiful sunset or rays of light piercing through tree leaves. And Santa Ana in all its prettiest colors. Twenty-four plein-air artists from the California Art Club--one of the state's oldest and largest such organizations--have been painting the town as part of the fourth annual Sights and Sounds of Santa Ana, a music and art event today through Sunday.
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August 31, 2000 | PAMELA DIAMOND
Animals were part of the fun at Zoofari 2000--Night of the Jaguar, the Santa Ana Zoo's black-tie dinner dance. At the eighth annual fund-raiser, staged by the Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo on the zoo grounds Saturday, couples enjoyed hors d'oeuvres as they wandered past ponds dotted with black-necked swans. Also on the party agenda: photo ops with a resident emu.
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