Anaheim to Increase Security at City Parks

A unanimous Anaheim City Council has approved $400,000 partly to ramp up visible, private security and park rangers at city parks where large numbers of homeless people are known to visit.

Voice of OC Publisher to Moderate Santa Ana Community Safety Forum

Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr., will moderate a Santa Ana public safety forum tonight. Panelists include: Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin, Santa Ana Unified School District Police Chief Anastasia Smith, City of Santa Ana Homeless Services Manager Hafsa Kaka, youth resident Juan Plasencia, Project Kinship’s Steven Kim and Neutral Ground’s Pastor Nati Alvardo. The 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 event is a discussion amongst adult and youth residents, local organizations, city staff and Santa Ana Police. The forum is at the Delhi Center, 505 Central Ave., Santa Ana.

On OC: Enhancing Public Safety in Santa Ana

Sean Garcia-Leys and Eric Lam from the Urban Peace Institute talk about their ongoing assessment of local policing, a Sept. 26 public forum in Santa Ana to discuss public safety and the broader prospects for enhancing public safety without breaking the public budget.