Family lost everything when their Uhaul truck was stolen at a Santa Ana hotel and more...

Family lost everything when their Uhaul truck was stolen at a Santa Ana hotel

The Beaumont family was moving from California to Arizona but when they spent the night at the La Quinta Inn in Santa Ana, on Sunday, May 22, their U-Haul truck, containing all their belongings was stolen, according to ABC News.

Inside this truck was nearly everything they owned, save a few things that were in the trunk of their car, according to the family’s Go Fund Me page.

The truck has “minor collision damage to the left rear wheel well” and Arizona license plates — AG38205, according to the Fountain Valley Patch.

The family can replace the items they lost but they are desperate to get back the pictures and family heirlooms that were in the stolen truck, including their wedding album.


New charter school opening in Orange this Fall will serve Santa Ana students

A new charter school, Unity Middle College High School, is set to open this Fall. Spaces are filling fast! They only have room for 100 9th grade students.

The address is 671 North Poplar Street, in Orange. If you are interested, please pick up your enrollment packet at their mobile office at their site. They are open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm. Click here for more info.

Erin Craig, Ed.D. is their Founding Executive Director. She has over 12 years of experience in charter teaching, leading, and operating schools. She is the founder of E=MC2 Consulting, LLC. She specializes in K-12 charter schools, instructional leadership, middle and early colleges, innovative school reform, blended learning, and dual enrollment. Dr. Craig has redesigned the developmental math department at Golden West College and instructs a doctoral-level K-12 school finance course at USC’s Rossier School of Education.

The Unity High School in Oakland has an Academic Performance Index that has risen steadily and is at 735 for 2013 (the last year an API score was available from the California Department of Education). The school has a ranking of 9 out of 10 among similar schools in California.

Unity (400x310)

Unity MCHS utilizes 4 running strands of language arts instruction. The four strands are as follows: reading instruction, writing instruction, vocabulary development, and grammar development—all aligned with Common Core standards. Underlying these strands is explicit instruction in using technology to enhance and demonstrate understanding of the four strands. Curricular resources will include novels, plays, poetry, and nonfiction texts selected by the instructor to be culturally relevant and academically appropriate. The English Language Arts department will work collaboratively with the Social Studies department to select texts that will supplement and support the students’ understandings of various historical time periods and perspectives. Writing instruction will follow the model created and used by Oakland Unity High School teachers over the past 10 years.

College coursework and curriculum are designed to meet the academic level, interest, and career pathway for each individual student. Students will be identified for potential college courses each semester by examining academic grades, attendance, and family input. According to Adelman, the single most important factor in determining college success is the academic challenge of the high school courses a student takes. A student who acquires at least 12 college credits prior to high school graduation has the highest likelihood of graduating from a post-secondary institution within four years (Adelman, 2006).

Career Pathway electives will be offered each semester through high school and/or college courses to increase access to applications of content in a future career interest area. Sample career pathway courses include (but are not limited to):

  • STEM
  • Business
  • Biomedical and Health Science
  • Arts, Media and Entertainment

L.A. Rams receiver Tavon Austin to host a youth football procamp in Santa Ana in July


CONTACT: Hallie Kantor, ProCamps Worldwide, 513.745.5873,


Santa Ana, CA – Los Angeles Star Wide Receiver Tavon Austin is set to host his inaugural youth football ProCamp.

The two-day Citi Tavon Austin Football ProCamp presented by SunnyD will be held on July 12th & 13th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana, CA.

Participants will learn fundamental football skills and have the opportunity to meet and interact with the star wide receiver. Each camper will receive an autograph from Tavon and a team photo with Tavon.

Tavon Austin Football Procamp

Austin will be on-site to direct the event and will be joined by a selection of prep and college coaches from the area. The camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 1-8. Cost of the camp is $149. Citi cardmembers receive 20% off of camp

The camp’s premier partners are Welch’s Fruit Snacks and Ralphs. Event partners include Everlast, Wilson, Pronto Print, Fan Mug, Chick-fil-A, Hatton Foundation, and Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation.

Limited spots remain at

About ProCamps

Founded in 1998, ProCamps is a best-in-class event management and sports marketing company specializing in developing, managing, and operating camps, appearances, brand activations, and related experiences for professional athletes and coaches in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, PGA, ATP, NCAA, NASCAR, WPSL, MLL and NFHL. ProCamps
helps Fortune 500 brands activate and execute more than 175 events across the country to effectively deliver brand messaging to thousands of parents, kids, and coaches via retail promotions, TV/radio/print, social media, and on-site activations.
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Suspect shot by the SAPD yesterday identified as Alma Ramirez

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: Suspect Involved In Officer Involved Shooting Identified

Suspect: Alma Ramirez (27) Santa Ana

On 5/24/16, at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers responded to the area of 5th Street and Mountain View regarding a female suspect armed with a knife, attempting to stab a male victim. While in route to the call, the suspect attempted to carjack an elderly couple and in her attempts to do so, stabbed the owner of the vehicle.

Upon the arrival of officers, the suspect fled on a bicycle holding the knife in her hand. Officers followed the suspect to the 3300 block of West 5th Street where an officer involved shooting occurred.

The suspect, identified as 27 year old Alma Ramirez, was transported to an area hospital; she is expected to survive. Ramirez is expected to be arrested on several charges including carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.


Woman shot by the SAPD after allegedly stabbing three men and taking off on a bike

As we reported on our Facebook page tonight, a woman in her 20’s was shot by the SAPD after she allegedly stabbed two people and fled on her bike.

The shooting happened at around 8 p.m., when the SAPD made contact with the suspect at the 3300 block of West Fifth Street, according to the O.C. Register.

The suspect stabbed the owner of a vehicle during an attempt to carjack the vehicle at the corner of W. 5th and New Hope Streets, according to CBS News.

SAPD Shooting on 5th St. and Laurel

Two Good Samaritans tried to help the vehicle’s owner and they were also stabbed, according to the SAPD. That is when the suspect got on a bike and took off headed east on 5th St.

The suspect was allegedly waving a knife at the police officers when they opened fire on her. She was then taken to a local hospital in unknown condition. Two of the stabbing victims were also taken to a hospital. One of the victims, a man in his 60;s, had minor slashing wounds. He was treated at the scene when he refused to be taken to a hospital.


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