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Santa Ana is the corporate headquarters of several companies, including Behr PaintCorinthian CollegesFirst American CorporationGreenwood & HallIngram MicroThe Orange County RegisterSchoolsFirst Federal Credit UnionSTEC, TTM Technologies, Kern’s, and Wahoo’s Fish Taco. It also houses major regional headquarters for the Xerox corporation, Ultimate Software, and T-Mobile. Nonprofits based in Santa Ana include Open Doors.

One of Santa Ana’s most notable businesses is the Rickenbacker musical instrument company, whose electric guitars and bass guitars earned fame in the hands of many rock and roll legends.

Then Glenn L. Martin Company, a precursor to Lockheed Martin, was founded in Santa Ana in 1912 before merging with the Wright Company in 1916.

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Former Foothill High football star Bobby Okereke ‘steps up’ to fight youth homelessness

Bobby Okereke didn’t just emerge as a bigger play-maker on defense this season for the Indianapolis Colts, the Foothill High and Stanford University grad found a way for his efforts to also combat youth homelessness in Orange County. During his final four games, the second-year linebacker raised money for StandUp for Kids-Orange County, a nonprofit … Continue reading

Wanted: Foster parents for full-time commitment with part-time kids

For the volunteers helping students at Samueli Academy the time might be limited but the parenting won’t be The first floor of the three-story dormitory at Samueli Academy in Santa Ana is fully furnished and ready to house 16 adolescents from Orange County’s child welfare system — girls on one side, boys on the other … Continue reading

ABC 7 Video- Santa Ana museum honors barrier-breaking sergeant with legacy of service in U.S. Marine Corps

Sgt. Charles Jim Shaw II broke barriers and made history during his time in the U.S. Marine Corps, but his story was largely glossed over, until now. With the help of his children, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is honoring Shaw’s unique legacy of service.   His is an American story of bravery, brotherhood, … Continue reading

First OC Streetcar Rail Set into Santa Ana, Calif. Street

A major project milestone, track installation is underway starting at Bristol Street and Santa Ana Boulevard Construction of the OC Streetcar reached a major milestone this month as construction crews have set the first rail into place that will eventually carry the streetcar vehicles through the streets of Santa Ana and Garden Grove. The rail was set in … Continue reading

Local bar czars acquire Muldoon’s Irish Pub…

The OCR The pandemic means challenging times for bars and restaurants but it also creates opportunities. So when Mario Marovic and his business partner Andrew Gabriel got the chance to acquire Muldoon’s Irish Pub, a popular local watering hole in the swanky Fashion Island neighborhood, they seized it. Bar czars Marovic and Gabriel, the masterminds … Continue reading

Some Orange County ambulances with patients are ‘waiting hours’ for ER beds

The rising flood of coronavirus patients has prompted Orange County’s Health Care Agency to warn that emergency room backups have had some ambulances waiting “hours” to offload patients and the county’s critical care network “may collapse unless emergency directives are implemented now.” The grim assessment was sent to Orange County’s 26 emergency receiving centers, as … Continue reading

Some Southern California business owners will defy governor’s coronavirus shutdown order – our community must stand together!

From the apple-growing foothills of Oak Glen to the Pacific Ocean, owners of restaurants, wineries, resorts, hair salons and other enterprises said they would defy the coronavirus shutdown taking effect a minute before midnight on Sunday, Dec. 6. In the midst of a holiday shopping season dramatically reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, some Southern California … Continue reading

“Santa Ana Winds”

The “Santa Ana Winds” are often times an occurrence of forest fires around the area, but aren’t actually named after the city.  The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry downslope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California. They originate from cool, dry high-pressure air masses in the Great Basin. Santa Ana winds are known for the hot, dry … Continue reading

“The Valley of Saint Anne”

In the 1700s when Europeans first explored the Orange County area, Santa Ana was first called “The Valley of Saint Anne”. However, it was only replaced by Orange County because of the amount of oranges that it grew in the area… Continue reading

Santa Ana Founder

A renaissance man, William Spurgeon founded Santa Ana and built the city after buying the land for $… Continue reading