Santa Ana Blog 


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

Teresa Saldivar

Owner, Teresa's Jewelers Q: Where were you born? A: I was born and raised in Santa Ana. Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? A: I am a die-hard Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Q: What is unique about your business? A: Our team at Teresa’s Jewelers has been providing professional…

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Vanessa Pozzobon

Owner, Mission Bar Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in Long Beach, California, but grew up in Orange County. Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? A: I am a paralegal by trade and attended school in Australia. Q: What is unique about your business? A: What sets Mission…

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JJ Jensen

Owner, Chapter One: the modern local Q: Where were you born? A: I was born and raised in Santa Ana. Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? A: I used to work as a craps dealer in Las Vegas, dealing with games like blackjack and roulette. Q: What is unique about your business? A:…

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Ali Coyle

Musician, Ali Coyle Music Q: Where were you born? A: I was born and raised in Orange County. Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? A: A favorite movie of mine is the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth. Q: How did you begin your career as a musician? A: I have always gravitated towards…

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California’s Largest Selection of Mexican Wine

At the Alta Baja Market in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, you can expect to find a spread of foods, drinks, crafts, and goods that reflect the vibrancy of the cultural intersections between California, Mexico, and the American Southwest. What you might not expect to find— California’s largest…

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Carlos Barragan

Owner, Charlie’s Tattoo Supplies Q: Where were you born? A: I am from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? A: I love music and have a passion for collecting vinyl records. Q: What is unique about your business? A: We are a one-stop shop for all your…

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Bob Bergman

Creative Principal, Visioneering Studios Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in Kansas. Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? A: I would travel through countries to work on resorts and theme parks. I would also give up my vacation time to do disaster relief mission work. Q:…

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Logan Crow

Executive Director/Founder, The Frida Cinema Q: How many years have you been in business in Santa Ana? A: I opened the Frida Cinema in 2014. Q: Where were you raised? A: I was raised in Fountain Valley, California. My father was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and my mother in Managua, Nicaragua. Q:…

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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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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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