Free OC Bus Pass For Youths

The OCTA has announced there are distributing Youth Ride Free bus passes through the schools so approximately 520,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old will be able to ride the bus for free. The program is designed to encourage another generation to use public transportation so they can become the riders […]

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Train Service From The OC To San Diego Canceled

Amtrak and Metrolink have announced that services between Orange County and San Diego County have been suspended for at lest several weeks because of beach erosion on the line. While the train line is closed emergency repairs will be done to fix the erosion with no date yet when the line might reopen. The Amtrak […]

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Metrolink Overnight Works

Metrolink has announced they are doing some track work maintenance in Santa Ana starting tonight the work will start at 5 pm and, run to about 7 am each night through Thursday night. During these times you could hear train horns and noise as well as light maintenance vehicles even in normal quiet zones. There […]

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Sidewalk Dining Should It Remain?

During the pandemic many cities allowed restaurants to add tables on the sidewalks and even parking spaces or parking lots to help the businesses mostly restaurants maintain social distancing. By allowing these businesses to do that it helped them stay open and employ staff which with no eating allowed inside for a long time or […]

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Republic Services Is New City Trash Hauler

The Santa Ana City Council has approved Republic Services as the new trash hauler for the city with the new contract starting on July 1st 2022 and, running ten years until June 30th 2032. The new contract isn’t just for trash and recycling pick up the contract also includes provisions for cleaning up public spaces […]

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OC Bus: Cuts Fares Starting Today

Starting today the OCTA has started a program with lower bus fares to encourage riders to return to OC Bus after ridership levels dipped because of COVID-19. The Welcome Back Fare Reduction Program was paid for with cap and, trade funding from the State of California  The discounted fares are $40 for a 30 day pass which […]

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Inside The Walt Disney Archives At The Bowers Museum

You still have time to check out Inside the “Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic” a great exhibition going on through June 20th at the Bowers Museum. The name pretty much explains what it is and, its well worth checking out if you are a Walt Disney fan. Information: 2002 North Main […]

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Santa Ana Vaccination Site To Close June 6th

The Orange County Health Care Agency has announced that the vaccination site at Santa Ana College will close June 6th along with the other Orange County mega vaccine sites; The sites in Costa Mesa at the OC Fair and Event Center, Soka University and the Anaheim Convention Center are also closing June 6th as the […]

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Bowers Museum In Santa Ana Has Reopened

Museums in Southern California and Orange County have been hard hit by COVID-19 with them closed for a year. The Bowers Museum here in Santa Ana reopened on St Patrick’s Day with 25 percent capacity as well as wearing a mask and, distancing requirements that we all have become used too. The museum opened briefly […]

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Santa Ana Approves $4 An Hour For Grocery Workers

The Santa Ana City Council has approved a ordinance requiring $4 per hour raise hazard pay for grocery workers. The council voted 5-2 in favor of the ordinance which will last 120 days and, largely be for the large national grocery chains. City Manager Lori Ann Farrell Harrison said the ordinance would apply to about […]

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