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Welcome to another week in DTSA:

Check out this quick review of what's been going on -- and what to look forward. And as always: send your stories, questions and comments to info@downtown-inc.com.

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
- Jane Jacobs, The Life and Death of Great American Cities

We Are SAUSD: Watch the Video!

Over the weekend, the Artists Village Promenade hosted a 22-school student talent showcase to inspire learners and express the powerful connection between our city's youth and downtown Santa Ana!

Special thanks to Dawn Miller, Jesse Church and Dr. Susie Maria-Lopez for working with us on this amazing event. We learned a lot and can't wait to work more closely with SAUSD! If you want to get connected with a school or students, contact us.
Watch 1-Minute Video

Our Favorite DTSA Food Event

Foodies rejoice! Savor Santa Ana is a fun night of friends and food in DTSA. This food-tastic explor-a-ganza will preview the much coveted, 4th Street Market, and showcase both new eateries and your old fav's across downtown.

Here's how it works: on Thursday, February 12th from 5pm-9pm, $10 gets your five tastings at your choice of over 25 distinctive restaurants and artisanal food producers in DTSA!

We will be publishing menu items and food pics as the event gets closer.

Buy Tickets Now

What's Happening Around the Block

Hipcooks Lunch Classes

Brazilian Cooking for just $15

Learn some of Hipcooks favorites from their "Oh, Brazil" class. Pao de queijo (Brazilian cheese puffs) and caldo de feijao (black bean soup served with fresh salsa) over the lunch hour for just $15. Available Feb. 4th, 12th and 22nd. Visit Hipcooks to signup.

Santa Ana Sites #8 announced!

Healthy Meal Tasting

6pm Tuesday, Feb. 3rd

Dozens of people are picking up their Diet-to-go. America's tastiest meal plan, at ELITE Fitness in downtown. Now you have a chance to give it a try and see if picking up healthy meals from your friendly neighborhood gym fits your lifestyle!

KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament

Santa Ana restaurants and businesses have a blast supporting the KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament. E-mail us to connect  you with Ryan Chase or Jeff Hall to explain why this is a great organization to support and how the golf tournament is a great way to support it!

Download Sponsorship Form

Nooooooooooooooo! Say it ain't so!

Beloved neighborhood joint, Diego's, to close

As reported on their Facebook page early this morning:

"It is with a Heavy Heart that I must share that Diego's will no longer be as of the end of February...I want to thank the team who delivered the best service and product to our customers every single day. I would also like to thank the customers and fans of Diego's as well. Your accolades and time you shared made our jobs enjoyable. Thank you to all the promoters and bands who roared in our hall and kept the walls thumping. We will fulfill all the commitments for February but will cancel all dates after the end of month."

And, despite this surprising news -- we hope and trust that this unexpected shuffling of the cards will lead to the next deal, and possibly better hand for those those who created, thrived or just plain hung out at this neighborhood beacon.

We hope we can retain the talented Richard Espinachio and his amazing team in some new form -- or -- we will help propel them to their next adventure.

One thing's for sure -- we must continue to do as Diego's always did: to radically include, to fervently support community, and to be a home for the arts and artists, and to be...awesome!" We love you guys!

O Captain! My Captain!
You are invited to help your city Go Red this February in support of American Heart month. Locations
can be decorated or lit up in red for the month, or to support National Wear Red Day® on February 6th.

Contact us if you're interested in going red!
Download Go Red Guide

See you next week!


This week's newsletter written and compiled by Ryan Smolar, consultant to Downtown Inc.
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