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Rise Up Willowick Fights City Hall To Keep Public Land in Public Hands

Rise Up Willowick Fights City Hall To Keep Public Land in Public Hands

August 4, 2021

Rise Up Willowick is a coalition of residents and organizations advocating that Willowick -- a publicly-owned, 102-acre site located in the City of Santa Ana and owned by the City of Garden Grove -- becomes a community asset that reflects residents’ needs and vision.

https://voiceofoc.org/2020/07/barajas-tena-the-intersection-between-covid-19-racism-and-willowick/ 

https://voiceofoc.org/2021/05/will-locals-lose-a-now-or-never-chance-to-create-a-rare-central-orange-county-park/ 

@riseupwillowick 

Song: 'Lonely Hearts' by 3LH  

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva with Iron Lion Media

Hairo Cortes Founder and Executive Director of Chispa on Media and Movements in OC

Hairo Cortes Founder and Executive Director of Chispa on Media and Movements in OC

June 26, 2021

Hairo Cortes is the founder and Executive Director of Chispa. Originally from Guerrero, Mexico, he is an immigrant rights organizer at heart who has led local, statewide, and national campaigns against deportations and immigrant detention.

He joined us last year to talk about the media and movement landscape of OC.

[Recorded in August 2020]

@chispaoc

Song: 'El Borracho de Santa Ana' by Los Regionales de Santa Ana

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva with Iron Lion Media

Former Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Director & Interim City Manager Gerado Mouet on Navigating City Hall

Former Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Director & Interim City Manager Gerado Mouet on Navigating City Hall

June 12, 2021

Former Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Director and interim City Manager Gerardo Mouet talks about the tips and tricks he learned to navigate the bureaucracy of City Hall. He's now happily retired in the Park Santiago neighborhood. 

Song: Up in Smoke - by Devaroux

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva

The Saints of Santa Ana - A book discussion with Boston University Professor Jonathan Calvillo

The Saints of Santa Ana - A book discussion with Boston University Professor Jonathan Calvillo

May 28, 2021

Boston University Professor Jonathan E. Calvillo  joins us to discuss his new book 'The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City'

Learn about the fascinating and complicated religious identity among first generation immigrants in Central Santa Ana 

@YoCalviYo 

Song: 'Jesus es mi rey soberano' written by Vicente Mendoza and sung by Manuel Bonilla

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva

 

Councilwoman Jessie Lopez discusses her vision for Santa Ana

Councilwoman Jessie Lopez discusses her vision for Santa Ana

January 10, 2021

Councilmember Jessie Lopez joins us to discuss the recent election, her goals for Ward 3, and what she wants to work on for the residents of Santa Ana. 

https://www.facebook.com/VoteJessieLopez

Song: Los Christians - Me Voy Para Santa Ana

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva

Santa Ana Ward 5 Election with Jonathan Hernandez

Santa Ana Ward 5 Election with Jonathan Hernandez

December 3, 2020

Ward 5 Councilmember-elect Jonathan Hernandez talks about his run for the November 3rd Election. 

[Recorded prior to the election] 

https://www.facebook.com/hernandez4santaanacitycouncil/

Song: Tozcos - Ideologías 

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva

Election 2020 - City of Santa Ana Mayoral Race With Candidate Vicente Sarmiento

Election 2020 - City of Santa Ana Mayoral Race With Candidate Vicente Sarmiento

September 8, 2020

Special Guest Vicente Sarmiento talks about his run for the upcoming November 3rd Election. 

https://www.sarmientoformayor.com/

Song: ¡Aparato! - Estrellitas  

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva

Our Housing Crisis with UCLA Professor Paavo Monkkonen: The End of Single Family Zoning?

Our Housing Crisis with UCLA Professor Paavo Monkkonen: The End of Single Family Zoning?

July 21, 2020

Today we are joined by UCLA Urban Planning Professor Paavo Monkkonen. Why is California housing so expensive? What is causing gentrification in low-income communities? Where do we go from here?  

 

A bit more info on our regional planning organization, the Southern California Association of Governments

 

Monkkonen’s recent study on the viability of 4-plex development

 

And most controversially, the End of Single Family Zoning

 

Audio Track: Apollo Bebop - You aint got to worry  

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva with Iron Lion Studios

New Models of Community Safety with the Urban Peace Institute

New Models of Community Safety with the Urban Peace Institute

June 9, 2020

Urban Peace Institute Director Fernando Rejon and Strategic Initiatives Manager Eric Lam discuss their 2019 Community Santa Ana Community Safety Assessment and different models for Community Safety.   

https://www.urbanpeaceinstitute.org/ 

2019 Santa Ana Community Safety Report 

 

Song: Moises Vazquez - Cumbia Baja  

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva 

Special Election, Special Guest Candidate Nelida Mendoza

Special Election, Special Guest Candidate Nelida Mendoza

May 1, 2020

Special Guest Nelida Mendoza talks about her run for the upcoming May 19th Santa Ana Santa Ana City Council Special Election. 

www.Nelida4SantaAna.com

Song: Randy Jim (RanDigital of Dragonsoundz) - Dream Time Santa Ana  

Audio Engineer: Edgar Silva

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