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Old 04-29-2015, 01:03 AM
 
Location: O.C.
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Get out. We don't need peeps like you here complaining and doing nothing.

*This is the first post ever from you. It would not surprise me if you are Mbell (Santa Ana basher) just making up a profile to talk smack!*
Ewwww. Even if I was bored and dumb enough to do that, I would never claim to live in that garbage ghetto
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Ewwww. Even if I was bored and dumb enough to do that, I would never claim to live in that garbage ghetto
This is true. We have to give him that.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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it may be a hot mess but homes there are still commanding half mil plus!
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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Good post Ryback, I've always said Santa Ana was a toilet.
yes, but a very very very expensive toilet lmao!
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:51 AM
 
Location: so cal
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yes, but a very very very expensive toilet lmao!
Push down the handle and walk away
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:31 AM
 
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Sorry to be so negative, but SA is a hot mess. I live here for family reasons. However if I could leave, I would be out of here in a gangbanger minute.

People don't like to face the facts, but they provide an accurate picture of this community.

From within the context of OC,

SA is most densely populated city and the 4th densest nationwide in terms of population per sq. mile. It is number one in terms of persons per dwelling. Families and strangers must double and triple up to afford the market rate rent

We have OC's highest poverty rate and highest percentage of families receiving public assistance

We have OC's highest unemployment rate

We have OC's highest percentage of substandard housing

We have OC's lowest median household income

We have OC's lowest resident language skills

We have OC's lowest levels of academic achievement and lowest percentage of students proficient in math and language arts skills

We have OC's highest drop out rate and conversely the lowest percentage of residents with high school or college diplomas

We have OC's highest per-capita rate of violent crimes

We have OC's highest per-capita rate of domestic violence activity

We have OC's highest per-capita rate of juvenile probationers

We have OC's largest and most violent number of street gangs (F-troop, Lopers, Brown Nation, Boyz From the Hood, Los Wickeds, Water Gate Crips, Baby Shelly Street Bloods, Natoma Boys, Tiny Rascals,Townsend, West Myrtle, Westside Santa Ana, etc.) and concentration of gang activity

We have OC's oldest, largest, and certainly most infamous barrios (Logan, Delhi, Santa Nita, Artesia)

We have OC's highest concentration of homeless

We have OC's most notable area for prostitution

We have the most medical marijuana dispensaries and we will be the first OC municipality to legalize
marijuana for recreational use

We have OC's highest per-capita rate of teen pregnancies

We have OC's highest rate of teenage alcohol use

We have OC's highest electricity, water, and trash rates.

We have OC's highest property tax rates for a non-Mello Roos community

We are OC's most transportation challenged city

We are OC's most park and open space challenged city and therefore have they highest obesity rate

We are OC's most quality healthcare challenged city

We are OC's most library facility challenged city

And even if from the above list you have not become a crime victim, or have to deal with deteriorating properties from absenty landlords, or trash and dirty diapers in the neighborhood, or 9 people living in 2 bedroom apartment, you still are impacted. All these things place a tremendous burden on the city's finances and hinder it's ability to provide quality services. They also dissuade private marketplace investment, particularly at an equivalent level to the rest of OC for offering quality goods and services.

Are problems are so extensive, we have our own website https://www.facebook.com/SantaAnaProblems .

Our most highly valued new downtown buildings built over last few decades have been two jails, a police headquarters, and a courthouse, which just about says it all. This probably explains why our bureaucrats would be the only OC city desperate enough to support a 37 story building adjacent to a residential neighborhood and our city's best school OCHSA. Fortunately, the developer of that ridiculous scheme will never find anyone dumb enough to lease space in this incredibly ugly,
poorly conceived monstrosity.

And even though we have one of OC's most homogeneous (or least diverse) citizenry from an ethnic, economic, and political party standpoint, we are also the most polarized. There have been voracious protest over the police department, or gang injunctions, or the support of the downtown arts movement, or the support of a business tax, or regulation of catering trucks, or the right to keep chickens in your backyard, or the location of a homeless multi-service, etc., etc.

To top it off, OC's only all democrat city council is also arguably it's most dysfunctional and ill equipped - including a mayor who continuous has to fight corruption charges, a council member who is an ex gang banger and drug dealer, another one who continues to associate with them, another whose dad was killed when caught stealing his neighbors chickens, and former member who is awaiting trial for sexual related felony charges. The council's convictions on various topics often sway like a palm tree in a good Santa Ana wind. This group is seriously considering a measure to create a "Wellness District" that
is nothing more than a rouse by several special interest groups to maintain the downtown as an area exclusive only to immigrants.

Yes there also are a few positive developments such as an improving crime rate, proliferation of hipster restaurants, and expansion of the Discovery Science Center and OCHSA. However,
do these improvements truly offset all these other negative conditions? Similarly several SA neighborhoods (i.e Floral Park, Santiago Park, South Coast Metro, Sandpointe) are comparable to many OC middle class neighborhoods. However as a whole, the quality of life is significantly below what much of the rest of OC enjoys. One has to serious weigh these tremendous costs against any perceived benefits they may obtain if they are considering relocating here.
I used to live in SA. They've really cleaned up the place. People used to sell drugs in my mail box, and we were once held at gun point by a home invader. Those were some rough times. SA is reasonably safer now, and there's a neighborhood near Civic Center that's quite quaint and cute. Has a Larchmont feel to it.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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That's what you get for voting all Democrat. Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, New York, Santa Ana. All-Democrat cities with **** schools out of control violence and no jobs. I can't promise an all-Republican government will be any better but you have proven failure right now and refuse to try something different. You voted for it, Santa Ana, now live with it.
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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That's what you get for voting all Democrat. Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, New York, Santa Ana. All-Democrat cities with **** schools out of control violence and no jobs. I can't promise an all-Republican government will be any better but you have proven failure right now and refuse to try something different. You voted for it, Santa Ana, now live with it.
Republicans will make it worse. Look at all the child molesters in the Republican party.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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Republicans will make it worse. Look at all the child molesters in the Republican party.
LOL! Another poster with no clue what they are talking about. Have a look at the OC political landscape. Santa Ana is the ONLY city in the entire county made up of nothing but Democrats. They are also the worst city in the entire county for everything from crime and number of welfare recipients to worst schools and highest unemployment rate. The cleanest, nicest and safest cities in the county (Irvine, Laguna, Newport) are all Republican held offices. Coincidence? I think not.

SANTA ANA MAYOR Miguel Pulido (D) 2016
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL, WARD 1 Vince Sarmiento (D) 2016
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL, WARD 2 Michele Martinez (D) 2018
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL, WARD 3 Angelica Amezcua (D) 2016
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL, WARD 4 David Benavides (D) 2018
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL, WARD 5 Roman Reyna (D) 2016
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL, WARD 6 Sal Tinajero (D) 2018
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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The rich votes republican and the poor votes democrat. What comes first? Chicken or egg? You have to be careful on placing cause and effect blames. Politicians on both sides play this game. There seem to be a lot of child molesters in the Republican party, this you can't deny.
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