Bulmaro “Boomer” Vicente Receives Competitive Criminal Justice Reform Fellowship to Organize in SanTana

Those of you who follow us recognize Boomer from the many articles he’s written about police oversight over the last year. Now, learn more about him as he embarks on a new journey as a Soros Justice Fellow. Cover Photo Credit: Ben Camacho

SanTana Cop Pay Raise and Misconduct Record Decisions Threaten to Break Public Trust

On January 31st, the City Manager and Police Chief made a joint statement in response to the Santa Ana Police Department’s (SAPD) request to destroy police records. In their statement, SAPD Chief David Valentin stated that the destruction of police records is a “routine process,” and not a response to any recently enacted legislation or […]

Gentrifiers Just Colonized Santa Ana’s Cinco de Mayo Festival

If you are a young resident of Santa Ana, you probably remember walking down la cuatro with your family or friends on the first weekend of May, stretching your dollar bills to pay for a warm, pineapple-filled churro or an agua de melon. You probably also remember the carnival rides light up the night along […]

Womyn Emcees are Creating Sacred Space in SanTana through Hip Hop

This past weekend saw the staging of the 4th Annual Womyn in Hip Hop, a sacred gathering that honors womyn through hip hop.   The Womyn in Hip Hop is a gathering branched from a strong foundation of womyn who saw the need for a sacred and safe space for womyn in hip hop. Seven […]