Santa Ana Blog 


Discover what is cool, delicious, and artsy in Santa Ana.

Showtime

By Jakki Padilla & Aliese Muhonen Are you not entertained? Let Santa Ana’s flourishing performing arts scene show you a good time. 1. Observatory OC This popular venue is a magnet for fantastic live music from both famous and up-and-coming artists, as well as a host for dance and performing…

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Caffeine Crawl

By Aliese Muhonen Santa Ana takes its coffee (and tea!) seriously. Here’s a sampling of the city’s best. For the Coffee Purists These places cater to the refined palettes of experienced coffeeholics, with classic concoctions and in-house roasted beans. Coffee Muse Famous for: Its…

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Save the Dates

By Carrie Graham and Aliese Muhonen It’s always a celebration in Santa Ana. No matter what time of year or what you’re into, there’s something fun happening in the heart of Orange County. Year-Round Dancing in the Streets Dance the night away under the stars in the midst of art vendors and…

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Norah Briceno Brower

Owner, Mil Jugos Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in Venezuela. Q: What inspired you to open your business? A: I was single living alone in Venezuela and decided to move to the U.S. with my sister who was living here in California. Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? A: I…

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So Much Yum

By Greg Nagel From breakfast to brunch and lunch to late night, Santa Ana’s delicious dining options have your cravings covered. BREAKFAST & BRUNCH Alta Baja Market is so much more than a crafty bodega. The popular 4th Street Market location serves breakfast and lunch all day on weekdays and…

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Visual Appeal

By Robin Jones Plenty of cities in Orange County boast a vibrant arts scene, but Santa Ana stands out from them all with its dedication to edgy and eclectic work. Museums and galleries alike spotlight BIPOC and LGBTQ artists and represent a wide range of artistic styles, from avant-garde…

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Raymond Rangel

Owner, R&R Western Wear R.I.P. August 7, 1930 - January 31, 2024 Q: How many years have you been in business in Santa Ana? A: 75 years. I opened my business in Downtown Santa Ana in 1947. Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in Santa Ana in an area known as the Delhi Barrio on the Southside. Q:…

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