Four men convicted of trying to hook up with local prostitutes and more...


Four men convicted of trying to hook up with local prostitutes


Albert Eunsuk Oh

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Date: March 5, 2015

FOUR MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING WITH INTENT TO COMMIT PROSTITUTION OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted four men in February 2015 of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The defendants in these cases approached a woman whom they believed to be a prostitute, or loitered in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. Each of the defendants below agreed to engage or loitered with the intent to engage in commercial sex with a woman and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement.

Defendants:

Aaron Graham Byrnes, 44, Newport Beach – Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution.

Three years of informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education and provide DNA sample, and donate $2,500 to the Victim Witness Emergency Fund.

Albert Eunsuk Oh, 32, Garden Grove – Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

10 days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years of informal probation, and must submit to AIDS testing and education and provide DNA sample.

Jesus Manuel Lopez, 48, Santa Ana – Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years of informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, provide DNA sample, and donate $200 to the Victim Witness Emergency Fund.

Joaquin Espinoza, 47, Pico Rivera – Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution.

Accepted a court offer of 10 days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years of informal probation, and must submit to AIDS testing and education

The OCDA places the booking photos when available and conviction details of defendants on the sex purchasers section of the OCDA’s website, and can be found at the following link:

http://orangecountyda.org/media/sexpurchasers.asp

The Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) investigated these cases, as well as the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). Members of the OCHTTF and the OCDA work proactively to protect women and minors from falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. OCHTTF is a partnership between the Anaheim Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Huntington Beach Police Department, OCDA, OCSD, and community and non-profit partners.

Deputy District Attorney Kelly Manley of the HEAT Unit prosecuted these cases.

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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

    

 


Local company wants to clean up the dog poop in your yard


We scoop dog poop

Press Release

Dog Poop Ruining Your Yard? New OC Company Will Scoop It Up For You!

OC Company ‘Scoop Up Poop’ Takes Care of #2 so You Have More Time for #1 – You!

Irvine, CA February 13, 2015: Do you smell that Orange County? Neither do we! Our yards and trash cans aren’t filled with dog poop anymore. If you are like us, you just don’t have time to clean up after your dog. After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is scoop up poop! And you definitely have better things to do on weekends. Well we have good news for you, Irvine based company, Scoop Up Poop Pet Waste Removal, will come clean up after your pets for you.

The company offers residential and commercial waste removal to the entire OC, cleaning up as often as the owner wants — weekly, multiple times per week, bi-weekly, or monthly. The most popular choice for single dog owners is once a week, and twice a week for multiple dog owners. One-time cleanups also are available, such as before a large event. Commercially, the company services apartment and condo complexes that allow pets. They will also clean up at kennels, at parades, dog shows, or anything else that needs a professional Pooper Scooper.

Before and after dog poop scoop

Jason Razon, owner of Scoop Up Poop, truly understands and enjoys helping make people’s lives just a little better. The former retail manager and Marine Corps veteran said “when I worked in retail, I never had time to clean up after my pets, I just wish I had found a service like mine years ago!”

The desire to open a business has always been there for Razon, and he has been a pet enthusiast since childhood. After researching business opportunities involving animals, he discovered a need in Orange County for pet waste removal. “You pay for a pool guy, you pay for house cleaning service, you pay for a landscaper,” Razon says, “I’m just adding another service to help make people’s lives more convenient and enjoyable. Landscapers typically will not clean up dog poop and will step in it squashing it into the ground, so a lot of customers hire me to come clean before the landscapers get there.”

The company understands that disease transmission is a major concern in the pet community and takes that concern very seriously. “After every house we clean, we thoroughly spray our tools and boots off with a virucide and a bactericide that kills animal borne diseases,” Razon said. The company also hauls away all of the pet waste it collects. “Sign up for our service and you will never have to smell it in your trash can again” says Razon.

Scoop Up Poop is proud to offer a convenient and affordable service that makes pet ownership a little more convenient and even possible for folks that have mobility issues. For just $11 for one service per week for one dog, and $3 for each additional dog, the cost is very reasonable. It helps people with mobility issues continue to joys of pet ownership without having to do the clean-up work.

To learn more about Scoop Up Poop, please visit www.ScoopUpPoop.com, or call Jason Razon at (714) 876-3759.

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Contact: Jason Razon, Jason@ScoopUpPoop.com

Scoop Up Poop, K9 & Feline Waste Removal

4 Hartford

Irvine, CA 92604

Phone 714-876-3759

www.ScoopUpPoop.com

    

 

Local law firm offers a scholarship for prospective or current law students


Gavel Atop Legal Texts

Farzad Family Law, a local Santa Ana business, takes great pride in our community and giving back. They are entering their third year in offering the Farzad Family Law Scholarship to all undergraduate students with an interest in the law, or current law students. The scholarship is merit-based and requires that each applicant submits an essay based on a yearly series of outlined questions. The recipient is awarded $3,500.

Click here to apply for the Farzad Family Law Scholarship.

Questions?  Contact Jessie Low, Independent Scholarship Consultant to Farzad Family Law, at (714) 937-1193 or click here.

Prior Scholarship Recipients:

2014 Winner: Ms. Briana Alongi, B.S. in Criminal Justice and attending Pace Law School in New York.

2014 Scholarship Winning Essay

2013 Winner: Mr. Jacob True, Law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Farzad-Family-Law-Scholarship-2013-Winning-Essay

    

 


The SAUSD and the City of Santa Ana present a pedestrian and bike safety contest


Santa Ana bike and pedestrian contest

CONTACT: SAUSD, Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer, (714) 673-4995

CONTACT: CITY OF SANTA ANA, Tanya Lyon, Strategic Communications Mgr., (714) 647-5209

CITY OF SANTA ANA & SAUSD PARTNER TO IMPLEMENT A PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY CONTEST

SANTA ANA, CA (March 4, 2015) – Two lucky students in the Santa Ana Unified School District will have their artwork showcased throughout the City of Santa Ana bus shelters as they celebrate being the grand prize winners of a pedestrian and bicycle safety poster contest conducted jointly by the City of Santa Ana and the Santa Ana Unified School District.

“Pedestrian and Bicycle safety remains one of the City’s highest priorities. This is a great opportunity for the City to partner with the Santa Ana Unified School District and help raise awareness and improve the safety for all residents,” said City of Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.

“As the fourth highest density city in the nation, this initiative is of particular importance to our community. Many members of our community walk or bike to and from work, home or school. Improving safety for all of our road users is a high priority and a great opportunity for the City and the school district to expand on the good work already being done by our committed community, staff and city council,” said Councilwoman Michele Martinez.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have been on the rise in recent years and now represent nearly 17 percent of total roadway fatalities nationwide.

The contest is designed to bring awareness to such an important issue and will be based on the following themes:

· Drive with care. Walk aware.

· Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.

· Be Safe. Be Smart. Be Seen. Make sure drivers can see you.

“This partnership truly underscores our belief that we have a shared responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our community, said Hector Rodriguez, Ed.D., Santa Ana Unified School District Chief of Police.

Beginning March 4, 2015, all elementary, middle and high school students in the Santa Ana Unified School District will have the opportunity to put their creative talents to work and design posters based on any one of the three themes. A selection committee with representatives from the City and District will narrow the submissions to the top three in two categories –

elementary and secondary (middle and high school participants). All of the finalist’s artwork will be showcased on the City of Santa Ana’s Facebook page and the Santa Ana Unified School District Facebook page for public voting. The artwork with the most likes in the elementary and secondary categories will be named the grand prize winners. Deadline for all submissions is April 3, 2015.

“This contest gives a unique opportunity to build on our joint efforts to promote health and safety, as we continue to look for more ways to improve the quality of life for the residents of the City of Santa Ana,” said John Palacio, President of the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education.

For more information, please contact Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer of the Santa Ana Unified School District at (714) 673-4995 or Tanya Lyon, Strategic Communications Manager of the City of Santa Ana at (714) 647-5209.

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Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass to talk about his adventures, at the Bowers on 3/7

March 7, 2015
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Dr. Zahi Hawass Egyptology and Antiquities Lecture and Book Signing

WHEN: Saturday, March 7 @ 1:30 pm

WHERE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

COST: $10 (Overflow Seating)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Dr. Zahi Hawass Distinguished Lecture & Book Signing: In Search of Egypt’s Antiquities along the Nile and the Valley of the Golden Mummies

Special overflow seating with a live feed from Dr. Zahi Hawass’ sold out lecture at the Bowers Museum is available for $10. Dr. Hawass, a world-renowned Egyptologist, will reveal the hidden treasures of Egypt’s antiquities that he discovered through his intensive work over the last three decades. Dr. Hawass will take you on a journey through the Nile Valley to explore with you the archaeological sites that still have yet to be excavated—sites where he believes more than seventy-five percent of Egypt’s treasures are still buried beneath the sand.

Overflow Seating with a live feed from the lecture hall is available in the John M. Lee Court for $10. Auditorium Seating is SOLD OUT.

Tickets for Overflow Seating are available online or at the Bowers Museum. Questions? Call 714.567.3677 or email programs@bowers.org

Tickets are non-refundable. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Co-sponsored by the Bead Society of Orange County and the Collectors Council, affiliate groups of the Bowers Museum.

The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main St. in Santa Ana, just a few blocks from the 5 Freeway at the Main Street South exit in Santa Ana and a few short minutes from the 22, 55 and 57 freeways. The Bowers is directly accessible via the #53 and #83 OCTA bus lines at the 20th St. stop on Main St. For more information, visit www.bowers.org or call 714-567-3600.

    



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