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Old 08-08-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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Moving to our first house in this specific zip next weekend and I have a million "newbie" questions. The official City of Santa Ana website is crap...not a single informative piece of info for a new resident. So I'm reaching out through this forum for help with things like - Who do I call to set up utilities? What phone and cable companies offer service in S.A.? Who has the contract for trash pickup? Where is the S.A. post office? etc.etc.etc.
Thanks for any and all help!
R
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Moving to our first house in this specific zip next weekend and I have a million "newbie" questions. The official City of Santa Ana website is crap...not a single informative piece of info for a new resident. So I'm reaching out through this forum for help with things like - Who do I call to set up utilities? What phone and cable companies offer service in S.A.? Who has the contract for trash pickup? Where is the S.A. post office? etc.etc.etc.
Thanks for any and all help!
R
You are moving into a house next weekend and you don't know the answers to these questions - weeks in advance?

Are you renting (I hope)?
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Wow, last minute Larry.

All of this info can be found after spending a few minutes with a search engine. I'll start you off with a couple:

Your electric utility will be Southern California Edison.

To find ISP info, go here and enter your new zip code.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Moving to our first house in this specific zip next weekend and I have a million "newbie" questions.
Good thing you aren't a procrastinator waiting until the day before you move in to track down all these things. Way to stay ahead of the game. Are you a city planner by chance?
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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no need to be mean He asked for help, not lectures. Do you better prepared people now feel like you are better human beings than the op? I hope so because your comments can serve no other purpose. PLease think about what you are trying to or likely to accomplish before you say something or write something. Perhaps you intended to accomplish nothing and just wanted to be critical. However I ten to think that most people are not that nasty. MAybe I am wrong.

OP can you give cross streets?

The Newsp[apers are the Orange County Register and there is a Santa Ana daily, just do not believe what they write. They get a bit wild sometimes. Some of it is good though Gustavo sometimes breaks stories that the big papers miss at first.

Telephone depends on which service you get. If you are getting cable TV and internet, you may want to get VOIP phone. It is much cheaper.

Cable is Comcast.

Trash pick up comes from the city. Call the City or go through teh webdsite.

Look online to see if your neighborhood asspociation has a web site. Join your neighborhood association. One thing that is nice and somewhat unique about Santa Ana is that your neighbors will help you.

I suggest that you also join Santa Ana Kiwanis if you can afford it. It is a great way to get to know some people who are actice in and knowlegable about the city.

I cannot overemphasize the importance of getting in contact with your neighborhood association. If you are not in an area with an actice neighborhood association, that may be bad. with a few exceptions, most of the nice nieghborhoods hace well organized associations. They are volunttary associations - groups of neighbors banding together to help keep their area nicce. Membership is voluntary, but the fees are nohting and it is a good idea to participate;.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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This appears to be in the McFadden and Raitt areas. Yikes!
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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McFadden and Raitt? Do you have an address? 92704 covers a large area. However for much of that area, the important information that you need to know is the address for Grants for Guns in Costa Mesa. . .


(Just kidding, it is not that bad, but much of this area is pretty rough. Where exactly is this house?)
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