Santa Ana, California

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Santa Ana (Spanish for "Saint Anne") is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.wikipedia
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Santa Ana River

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Santa Ana is located in Southern California, adjacent to the Santa Ana River, about 10 mi away from the California coast.
Many cities established during this time including Santa Ana, Riverside and Anaheim derived their names from the river.

Interstate 5 in California

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Santa Ana lends its name to the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), which runs through the city.
This highway links the major California cities of San Diego, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Stockton, Sacramento, and Redding.

Orange County, California

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Santa Ana (Spanish for "Saint Anne") is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Its county seat is Santa Ana.

Santa Ana Freeway

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Santa Ana lends its name to the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), which runs through the city.
The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles and its southeastern suburbs including the freeway's namesake, the city of Santa Ana.

List of United States cities by population

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The United States Census Bureau estimated its 2011 population at 329,427, making Santa Ana the 57th most-populous city in the United States.

Santa Ana Mountains

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It also shares its name with the nearby Santa Ana Mountains, and the Santa Ana winds, which have historically fueled seasonal wildfires throughout Southern California.
Saddleback, located approximately 20 mi (32 km) east of Santa Ana, is visible from much of Southern California.

Orange, California

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Yorba's rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Irvine, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and unincorporated El Modena, and Santa Ana Heights, are today.
It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of the county seat, Santa Ana.

Tustin, California

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Yorba's rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Irvine, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and unincorporated El Modena, and Santa Ana Heights, are today.
The city is located next to the county seat, Santa Ana, and does not include North Tustin.

Greater Los Angeles

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Founded in 1869, the city is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, the second largest metropolitan area in the United States, with almost 18 million residents in 2010.
While North County, which includes cities such as Anaheim, Fullerton, and Santa Ana, is the older, more diverse and urbanized area closer to Los Angeles, South County, which includes cities such as Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and San Clemente, is more affluent, mostly white demographically, and consists of the more recently developed areas to the south and east.

List of United States cities by population density

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Santa Ana is a very densely populated city, ranking fourth nationally in that regard among cities of over 300,000 residents (trailing only New York City, San Francisco, and Boston).

Irvine, California

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Yorba's rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Irvine, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and unincorporated El Modena, and Santa Ana Heights, are today.
Irvine borders Tustin to the north, Santa Ana to the northwest, Lake Forest to the east, Laguna Hills and Laguna Woods to the southeast, Costa Mesa to the west, and Newport Beach to the southwest.

Glenn L. Martin Company

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Santa Ana was the home of the original Glenn L. Martin aviation company, founded in 1912 before merging with the Wright Company in 1916.
Martin started building military trainers in Santa Ana, California, and in 1916, Martin accepted a merger offer from the Wright Company, creating the Wright-Martin Aircraft Company in September.

Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana

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In 1810, year of the commencement of the war of Mexican Independence (1810–1821), Jose Antonio Yorba, a sergeant of the Spanish army, was granted land that he called Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana.
The lands encompass present-day Santa Ana, Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim Hills, El Modena, Tustin, Costa Mesa, and a part of Irvine, which was formerly known as Rancho Lomas de Santiago and was titled to one of the Yorbas.

Villa Park, California

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Yorba's rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Irvine, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and unincorporated El Modena, and Santa Ana Heights, are today.
Yorba's rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today.

Yost Theater

The process continued into 2009 with the reopening of the historic Yost Theater.
The Yost Theater is a concert and events venue in Santa Ana, California.

Santa Ana Zoo

Also on the east side of the city is the Santa Ana Zoo, notable for its collection of monkeys and species from South and Central America.
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20 acre zoo focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America.

Saint Anne

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Santa Ana (Spanish for "Saint Anne") is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
She is also the patron saint of: Brittany (France), Chinandega (Nicaragua), the Mi'kmaq people of Canada, Castelbuono (Sicily), Quebec (Canada), Santa Ana (California), Norwich (Connecticut), Detroit (Michigan), Adjuntas (Puerto Rico), Santa Ana and Jucuarán (El Salvador), Berlin (New Hampshire), Santa Ana Pueblo, Seama, and Taos (New Mexico), Chiclana de la Frontera, Marsaskala, Tudela and Fasnia (Spain),Town of Sta Ana Province of Pampanga, Hagonoy, Santa Ana, Taguig City, Saint Anne Shrine, Malicboy, Pagbilao and Quezon (Philippines), Santana (Brazil), Saint Anne (Illinois), Sainte Anne Island, Baie Sainte Anne and Praslin Island (Seychelles), Bukit Mertajam and Port Klang (Malaysia), Kľúčové (Slovakia) and South Vietnam.

Pacific Electric

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By 1905 the Los Angeles Interurban Railway, a predecessor to the Pacific Electric Railway, extended from Los Angeles to Santa Ana, running along Fourth Street downtown.
Southern District: Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, San Pedro via Dominguez, Santa Ana, El Segundo, Redondo Beach via Gardena, and San Pedro Via Torrance.

Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
North of downtown is the "Midtown" district along Main St., home to entertainment destinations such as the Bowers Museum, MainPlace Mall, and the Discovery Science Center.
The Bowers Museum and Kidseum are located in Santa Ana 6.4 km (four miles) south of Disneyland.

Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse (Santa Ana)

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The civic center is also home to the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse.
The Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse at 411 West Fourth Street in Santa Ana, California, is an eleven-story Federal courthouse facility on 3.94 acre that includes courtrooms, judges chambers, offices and courtroom galleries of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Miguel A. Pulido

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The current mayor of Santa Ana is Miguel A. Pulido, the first mayor of Latino descent in the city's history and the first Mayor directly elected by the voters.
He is the mayor of the city of Santa Ana, California.

Santa Ana Civic Center

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The core of the city is the downtown area, which contains both retail and housing, as well as the Santa Ana Civic Center, which is a dense campus of administrative buildings for both the city and the county of Orange.
The Civic Center in Santa Ana is Orange County, California's main center of government.

Discovery Cube Orange County

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North of downtown is the "Midtown" district along Main St., home to entertainment destinations such as the Bowers Museum, MainPlace Mall, and the Discovery Science Center.
The Discovery Cube Orange County, formerly known as the Discovery Science Center and the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center, is a science museum in Santa Ana, California, with more than 100 hands-on science exhibits designed to spark children's natural curiosity.

Santa Ana Army Air Base

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During World War II, the Santa Ana Army Air Base was built as a training center for the United States Army Air Forces.
On 1 January 1942 the United States Army Air Corps activated Santa Ana Army Air Base and established the West Coast Air Corps Training Center at Santa Ana, California.

Southern California

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Santa Ana is located in Southern California, adjacent to the Santa Ana River, about 10 mi away from the California coast.
Orange County is a rapidly developing business center that includes Downtown Santa Ana, the South Coast Metro, and Newport Center districts, as well as the Irvine business centers of The Irvine Spectrum, West Irvine, and international corporations headquartered at the University of California, Irvine.