Our editors will review what you submitted and determine if they should review the article. The community developed as a center for agricultural products in the Santa Ana Valley after the South Pacific Railroad connected it (187) to Los Angeles. The Santa Anas blow episodically during the autumn to spring seasons, but they are most striking (and important) in the period from September to November, before the rains begin (when they deign to appear). Named the county seat in 1889, Santa Ana is also known as the financial and governmental center of Orange County.
One of Santa Ana's most notable businesses is the musical instrument company Rickenbacker, whose electric guitars and basses became famous in the hands of many rock and roll legends. With a total population of more than 335,000, Santa Ana is the second largest city in Orange County and serves as the county seat. Santa Ana is the corporate headquarters of several large companies, including Behr Paint and First American Financial Corporation. In 1893, the Times published a complaint from an Orange County resident about the bad name of winds that sometimes blow in almost all parts of Southern California and that, unfortunately, in some sections of the southern part of the state are mistakenly referred to as Santa Ana winds.
Some highways cross Santa Ana and connect the city to other areas of Orange County, the greater Los Angeles area, and beyond. According to the most common and accepted explanation, the winds derive their name from the Santa Ana Canyon of Orange County, south of Los Angeles and near the city of Santa Ana. The core of the city is the downtown area, which contains both stores and housing, as well as the Santa Ana Civic Center, which is a dense campus of administrative buildings for both the city and Orange County. Smith stated that “Santa Ana” is usually dragged by Spanish-speaking people to something like “Santana,” and that, presumably, that's why it's often spelled that way.
The name, the writer insists, leads nine out of ten people in the East to conclude that the wind of Santa Ana is peculiar only to the surroundings that surround and are contiguous to the city of Santa Ana. Santa Ana is a very densely populated city, ranking fourth nationally in that regard among cities with more than 300,000 residents (behind only New York City, San Francisco and Boston). This convenience attracts a diverse population that appreciates Santa Ana's distinctive housing options, lively nightlife and cultural amenities such as Artist's Village, Discovery Cube Orange County, Heritage Museum of Orange County, the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park and more.