It also means saint in Spanish and would designate a woman or nun who had been canonized by the Catholic Church. In Spanish, it is also known as a “saint” and is used to honor women or nuns who have been canonized by the Catholic Church. The name Ana is a Spanish version of Annie. In 1905, the Los Angeles Interurban Railroad, predecessor of the Pacific Electric Railway, extended from Los Angeles to Santa Ana, passing Fourth Street in the city center.
In recent years, the nearby city of Irvine has surpassed Santa Ana in commercial growth, with the Irvine Business District located near John Wayne Airport. Having been a constituent city since November 11, 1952, the citizens of Santa Ana amended the charter in November 1988 to provide for the direct election of the mayor, who until then had been appointed from among the members of the council. Operate your Pacific Surfliner between San Diego to the south and Los Angeles or San Luis Obispo to the north (see Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center). Greyhound Lines is Santa Ana's largest bus service and serves the continental United States and Canada.
The Santa Ana Highway (Interstate) heads north to Los Angeles and south to South Orange County and San Diego. In 1810, the first year of Mexico's War of Independence, José Antonio Yorba, a sergeant in the Spanish army, was granted land that he called Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. Chiarini and recognize the artists who have helped make downtown Santa Ana a creative hub in Orange County. Some highways cross Santa Ana and connect it to other areas of Orange County, the greater Los Angeles area, and beyond.
The region gives its name to the warm, dry winds that blow from the Santa Ana Mountains in the east across the coastal plain of Southern California. After the expedition of Gaspar de Portolá in 1769 from Mexico City, then capital of New Spain, Fr. Junípero Serra called the Vallejo area of Santa Ana (Santa Ana Valley or Santa Ana Valley). The Garden Grove Highway (State Route 2) runs near the northern border of Santa Ana and connects Long Beach to the west and the city of Orange to the east.
The Santa Ana Artist Village was created around the Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton to attract artists and young professionals to live-work lofts and new businesses. Greenville, a former rural area of Santa Ana, has buildings that are more than a century old, but industrial complexes have replaced the agricultural fields that once surrounded the city. Firestone Boulevard, the first direct driving route between Los Angeles and Santa Ana, opened in 1935; it was extended to the Santa Ana Highway in 1953.