Welcome to El Santanero, your local news and community newspaper based in Santa Ana, California. Founded on April 20, 2022, by Daniel Diaz and Lucía Yletzara González, we're more than just a newspaper – we're digital too!

Our Mission

At El Santanero, our mission is clear: to bridge the gap between Santaneros and local government, while keeping residents informed about the latest happenings in our vibrant city. Through our straightforward news-style, we aim to deliver information in a way that is accessible and easy to understand for all members of our diverse community.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Local Focus: Unlike national news outlets, we are deeply committed to covering stories that matter most to our fellow Santaneros. From neighborhood events to city council meetings, we strive to keep our readers informed about the issues directly impacting or involving our community.
  • Community Engagement: We believe in the power of community engagement. Anyone can submit a request to place an event on our CommunityCal (rules apply).
  • Non-AP Style: Our news-style is straightforward and accessible, prioritizing clarity and relevance over formalities. We want our readers to feel informed and engaged in a way that is seamless.

Get Involved

Join us in our mission to keep Santa Ana residents informed, engaged, and empowered. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Stay Informed: Subscribe to our free newsletters to receive the latest news and updates directly to your inbox. Our newsletter is packed with exclusive content, event announcements, and community highlights.
  • Connect on Social Media: Follow us on social media for the latest updates, behind-the-scenes content, and opportunities to engage with fellow Santaneros:
  • Share Your Story: Have a news tip, story idea, or community event to share? We'd love to hear from you!
    • Reach out to us via email at news@santanero.org or through our social media channels.
    • You can also submit your story to us at santanero.org/submit.

Join us in our mission to build a stronger, more connected community in Santa Ana. Thank you for your support!