O, C. The friars of the party called them the mountains of Santa Ana. The friars then called the Santa Ana River because of the mountains from which it seemed to flow. In short, they are caused by high pressure over the Mohave Desert and the Great Basin, along with overall low pressure in Southern California.
Hot, dry, high-pressure air seeks to go to low-pressure areas. Normally, this would be a fairly quiet exchange, but because of all the mountains that surround Southern California, air movements are channeled through the three main mountain passes: Soledad, Cajón and San Gorgonio. This channeling action creates huge wind currents that result in those fierce and dry gusts that we know very well in our area. A common misnomer is that Santa Ana is named after General Santa Anna of El Alamo fame.
However, there is no supporting evidence to suggest this and the first documented uses of Santa Ana were in reference to the Santa Ana winds. Unfortunately, there is no consensus on how the Santa Ana winds were known, just a lot of theories. The Santa Ana officer could never nail that name into a coffin and bury it. The name was even amplified in 1901, after a Christmas Eve windstorm caused such a disaster that an Associated Press reporter made it national news under the name “Winds of Santa Ana”.
It was one of those hot and dry Santa Anas that go down the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itches. The Santa Ana Unified School District includes 37 K-5 elementary schools, nine middle schools 6-8, eight high schools 9-12, five special schools, and one charter school. Working over the years to revitalize downtown, Santa Ana now has The Santa Ana Artist's Village, which was created around the Grand Central Art Center of Cal State Fullerton. 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.
The community developed as a hub for Santa Ana Valley produce after the South Pacific Railroad connected it (187) to Los Angeles. Santa Ana has highly competitive college and high school sports teams that play at the Santa Ana Stadium and at the Santa Ana Unified School District Sports Complex Stadium. In 1958, Honer Plaza and Bullock's Fashion Square shopping centers were opened, which would replace downtown Santa Ana, with its department stores such as Rankin's, Ward's, Penney's and Buffums. Located in the center of Orange County along the Santa Ana River, the city of Santa Ana is the most populous city and largest city in Orange County, with an area of 27.2 square miles.
The city is also home to Santa Ana College, a two-year public community college, as well as the University of the California Coast and the Orange County branch of the California Art Institute. Downtown Santa Ana hosts many community events, such as Farmers Market, Artwalk, Savor Santa Ana, and music nights. To compete with this, Santa Ana has approved commercial projects in the South Coast metropolitan area, as well as the Metro East development, located at the confluence of the Santa Ana Highway and the Costa Mesa Highway. 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). During World War II, the Santa Ana Army Air Base was built as a training center for the United States Army Air Force. 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. 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.