HireLive Sales, Retail & Management Hiring Career Fair set for May 6 and more...

HireLive Sales, Retail & Management Hiring Career Fair set for May 6

May 6, 2014
9:00 amto12:30 pm

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HireLive Sales, Retail & Management Professional Hiring Career Fair set for May 6 in Santa Ana

HireLive, a national career service company specializing in sales, retail and management career fairs, will be hosting a Career Fair in Santa Ana on May 6, 2014, from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Embassy Suites – OC Airport, located at 1325 East Dyer Road.

HireLive has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring, and is the largest sales specific career fair company on the west coast. Our process is a very professional one that offers job-seekers a unique opportunity to meet with over 15 of the nation’s leading companies in a private, professional setting.

HireLive encourages all experienced sales, retail and management professionals as well as recent college graduates to come out and experience one of our professional job fairs in person. All companies have hiring managers on-site with a private hotel suite to meet with candidates as part of the first step in the hiring process. We are expecting 100+ companies and 1,000+ candidates to attend this next round of events.

Orange County

Tuesday, May 6th
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Embassy Suites – OC Airport

1325 East Dyer Road

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Parking: Complimentary




Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary to host a Memorial Day service on 5/26

May 26, 2014
10:30 amto12:00 pm

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Fairhaven Memorial Day, White Dove Release

“The Story of Our Flag”: Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service Calendar Submission

Join Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary as they share “The Story of Our Flag” at its 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.

More than 3,500 Orange County residents are expected to attend the event, which will feature vivid representations of our flag’s most moving moments in history, inspiring speeches by military veterans, a “Parade of Flags” by The Tustin Young Marines, the Boy Scouts of America and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, and an aerial fly-over of World War II-era planes. The event will kick off with a special performance of the National Anthem by the “Star Spangled Singer” contest winner and conclude with an extraordinary surprise together with the Tustin Community Choir and the Tustin High School Glee Club.

This celebration of patriotism will also feature an antique cars display, “America’s Wars” life-sized photo essay and more. Complimentary hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

Event Name:

“The Story of Our Flag”: Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service


Fairhaven Memorial Park

Date and Time:

Monday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.


Fairhaven Memorial Park

1702 E Fairhaven Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92705



Event Contact:

Cynthia Adair

714.532.8921 ext. 289







Millions headed to streets and signals through Measure M

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Measure M


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

Millions Headed To Streets and Signals Through Measure M

OCTA board allocates more than $44 million for road improvements

ORANGE ­– Cities throughout the county will see an influx of more than $44 million for street and signal synchronization projects through the Measure M Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program.

Funding was awarded recently to 27 projects that will widen existing streets to alleviate congestion and synchronize traffic signals to ensure drivers hit the most green lights during peak traffic periods.

Projects that received funding are in Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Irvine, La Habra, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Westminster and the County of Orange.

A call for projects was issued by OCTA in August, making available $35 million for Regional Capacity Program projects and $12 million in Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program projects. The project applications were reviewed by OCTA’s Technical Advisory Committee and funding was granted based on eligibility, consistency and adherence to the guidelines and M2 Program objectives.

Some of the regional capacity projects include:

· Newport Boulevard Widening (Via Lido to 30th Street) in Newport Beach

· Ortega Highway Improvement Project in San Juan Capistrano

· Brookhurst Street from I-5 to SR-91 in Anaheim

Some of the signal synchronization projects include:

· Birch Street/Rose Drive in Brea

· Bristol Street in Costa Mesa

· El Toro Road in Laguna Woods

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Free used oil filter exchange in May and June for Santa Ana residents

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2014 Santa Ana oil filter exchange

City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County



Care for your car & the environment! Bring in your used oil filter in exchange for a new one!

Every resident that brings in a used oil filter for recycling will receive a new oil filter for free. Free oil filters will only be given away during this campaign in the months of May & June 2014.

Exchange your filter at the following locations:

O’Reilly Auto Parts: 1312 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 754-1432

AutoZone: 810 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 418-0766



Man charged with human trafficking and pimping a minor he met on Facebook

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release, Case # 14NF1794: April 21, 2014


*“Minor” was an undercover police officer

FULLERTON – A man faces charges of human trafficking and pimping a minor who was actually an undercover police officer on Facebook. Dwight Lamith Garris, 34, Palmdale, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking of a minor, pandering, and pimping of a minor. If convicted, Garris faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison. Garris is being held on $50,000 and must prove the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. He was charged and arraigned on Friday, April 18, 2014, and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing April 28, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton.

Circumstances of the Case

Garris is accused of being a pimp/modern-day slave owner who exploits women and/or children for financial gain.

Between April 8, 2014, and April 16, 2014, Garris is accused of befriending an undercover officer on Facebook, whom he believed to be a 17-year-old girl. The defendant is accused of attempting to recruit her to work for him as a prostitute and instructing her to recruit other sex workers for Garris.

On April 16, 2014, Anaheim Police Department (APD) investigators traveled to Los Angeles County and arrested Garris.

The case was investigated by APD. Deputy District Attorney Daniel Varon of the HEAT Unit is prosecuting this case.

Proposition 35 and HEAT
In November 2012, California’s anti-human trafficking Proposition 35 (Prop 35) was enacted in California with 81 percent of the vote, and over 82 percent of the vote in Orange County, to increase the penalty for human trafficking, particularly in cases involving the trafficking of a minor by force.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Human Exploitation And Trafficking (HEAT) Unit targets perpetrators who sexually exploit and traffic women and underage girls for financial gain, including pimps, panderers, and human traffickers. The HEAT Unit uses a tactical plan called PERP: Prosecution, to bring justice for victims of human trafficking and hold perpetrators responsible using Prop 35; Education, to provide law enforcement training to properly handle human trafficking and pandering cases; Resources from public-private partnerships to raise public awareness about human trafficking and provide assistance to the victims; and Publicity, to inform the public and send a message to human traffickers that this crime cannot be perpetrated without suffering severe consequences.

Under the law, human trafficking is described as depriving or violating the personal liberty of another person with the intent to effect a violation of pimping or pandering. Pimping is described as knowingly deriving financial support in whole or in part from the proceeds of prostitution. Pandering is the act of persuading or procuring an individual to become a prostitute, or procuring and/or arranging for a person work in a house of prostitution.

Penal Code Section 236.1 defines:

(1) “Coercion” includes any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process; debt bondage; or providing and facilitating the possession of any controlled substance to a person with the intent to impair the person’s judgment.

(2) “Commercial sex act” means sexual conduct on account of which anything of value is given or received by any person.

(3) “Deprivation or violation of the personal liberty of another” includes substantial and sustained restriction of another’s liberty accomplished through force, fear, fraud, deceit, coercion, violence, duress, menace, or threat of unlawful injury to the victim or to another person, under circumstances where the person receiving or apprehending the threat reasonably believes that it is likely that the person making the threat would carry it out.

(4) “Duress” includes a direct or implied threat of force, violence, danger, hardship, or retribution sufficient to cause a reasonable person to acquiesce in or perform an act which he or she would otherwise not have submitted to or performed; a direct or implied threat to destroy, conceal, remove, confiscate, or possess any actual or purported passport or immigration document of the victim; or knowingly destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing any actual or purported passport or immigration document of the victim.

(5) “Forced labor or services” means labor or services that are performed or provided by a person and are obtained or maintained through force, fraud, duress, or coercion, or equivalent conduct that would reasonably overbear the will of the person.

(6) “Great bodily injury” means a significant or substantial physical injury.

(7) “Minor” means a person less than 18 years of age.

(8) “Serious harm” includes any harm, whether physical or nonphysical, including psychological, financial, or reputational harm, that is sufficiently serious, under all the surrounding circumstances, to compel a reasonable person of the same background and in the same circumstances to perform or to continue performing labor, services, or commercial sexual acts in order to avoid incurring that harm.

(i) The total circumstances, including the age of the victim, the relationship between the victim and the trafficker or agents of the trafficker, and any handicap or disability of the victim, shall be factors to consider in determining the presence of “deprivation or violation of the personal liberty of another,” “duress,” and “coercion” as described in this section.


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701


Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486


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