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Daniel Diaz

Daniel was born and raised in Santa Ana. He is the co-founder, publisher and community reporter of El Santanero. A one man band, he is the pride and soul of El Santanero.

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Santa Ana, CA
Child shot while sitting in car says SAPD Post feature image

Child shot while sitting in car says SAPD

17TH/SPURGEON — A female toddler was shot while sitting in her parents’ car according to Santa Ana Police. The child was rushed to nearby CHOC in critical condition. It is unclear as to how the shooting unfolded late Sunday. Santa Ana Police continues their investigation and has closed off blocks

Press calls City’s media rules unlawful

A comprehensive protest against Santa Ana's new media policy at public meetings has been launched by the First Amendment Coalition, with support from various journalistic entities, including El Santanero. In a detailed letter to Thomas R. Hatch, the interim city manager, the Coalition strongly criticized the city'

OCTA will add trip to 150 route during the morning rush Post feature image

OCTA will add trip to 150 route during the morning rush

This is an update to an opinion piece written by Daniel Diaz, a 150 bus route daily commuter (and El Santanero’s community reporter), published late last year. After numerous attempts by residents calling on OCTA to add a route to the morning rush of the 150, I reached out

Statement on the City of Santa Ana's media policies Post feature image

Statement on the City of Santa Ana's media policies

Our emailed statement to Interim City Manager Thomas R. Hatch can be found here. Our social media statement is as follows: “El Santanero acknowledges the city’s regulations regarding media access to public meetings. We believe that these rules might conflict with state and federal laws that safeguard press freedom.

Lopez defeats recall; Returns indicate win over costly contest Post feature image

Lopez defeats recall; Returns indicate win over costly contest

To read the special front page issue, click here. SANTA ANA, Calif. - In a recall election for Santa Ana's Ward 3, Jessie Lopez managed to secure her position despite being outspent almost fourfold. The recall effort, led by the Santa Ana Police Officers Association and landlord groups,

Gerry Serrano promoted to unemployment by City Post feature image

Gerry Serrano promoted to unemployment by City

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Gerry Serrano has “been separated” from working with the City’s police union officials said Monday. “Mr. Serrano has been separated from City service pending retirement pursuant to a confidential personnel matter,” said Paul Eakins, the city’s public information officer. For years, Serrano led a controversial

El Santanero makes its debut

SANTA ANA, Calif. — El Santanero has made it debute online at santanero.org. The long time work-in-progress has finally made it to the web. A first print edition is awaiting April 20th. For the better part of 2022, co-founders Daniel Estrada and Lucy Gonzalez partnered to create an online news