Special Programs

Community Events

Santa Ana is a cultural center in Orange County.  The community events that take place are unique to the city’s population and greatly contribute to the quality of life of Santa Ana residents. 

CTV3 loves to be involved in community events.  The CTV3 team is there to capture events across the city as a means of informing residents on the latest in Santa Ana.  Past events include: the Free Day at the Santa Ana Zoo, the Adult Summer Reading Program, the Harbor Boulevard Corridor Fair, the Lowell-Pico Community Resource Fair, and the Santa Ana Public Library Día de los Niños/Children’s Day event.

2012-2013 Intramural Sports Tournaments

The Intermediate School Intramural Sports Program is a series of athletic tournaments between schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). The program is a collaboration between SAUSD and the City of Santa Ana's Parks and Recreation Agency providing student athletes with the competitive structure and athletic venues for competing in championship tournaments in a variety of sports. The tournaments encourage and promote active living, team work, healthy lifestyles, personal growth and community involvement.

The 2012-2013 sports season consists of cross country, track and field, flag football, girls volleyball, girls basketball, boys soccer, street hockey, girls soccer, and boys basketball. The tournament schedule is as follows:

Cross CountryOctober 13, 2012
Flag FootballOctober 20, 2012
Girls VolleyballOctober 20, 2012
Girls BasketballDecember 8, 2012
Boys SoccerDecember 8, 2012
Street HockeyFebruary 23, 2013
Girls SoccerApril 20, 2013
Boys BasketballApril 20, 2013
District/City Track and Field MeetJune 1, 2013

2012 TeenSpace Annual Haunted House

Santa Ana In Motion

Art in the Park


Adult Summer Reading Program: Novel Destinations


2011 Día de los Niños/Children’s Day event


Harbor Boulevard Corridor Fair


Lowell-Pico Community Resource Fair


Free Day at the Santa Ana Zoo


TeenSpace Cooks

The teens at the TeenSpace at the Santa Ana Public Library are doing their part to learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  TeenSpace Cooks is a program that allows teens to learn how to cook healthy alternatives to everyday favorites such as soup, quesadillas, arroz con leche (rice pudding), sloppy joe's, shepherd’s pie, chiles rellenos (stuffed peppers), and various other dishes.  Through TeenSpace Cooks, the teens at the Santa Ana Library wish to instill a healthy living mentality into the minds and hearts of CTV3 viewers.  These videos are all made possible by a California State Library LSTA Grant awarded to the Santa Ana Public Library.

Episode 1 – Shepherd’s Pie

http://youtu.be/z1a3LKJNZMA Part 1

http://youtu.be/dQfHpEPTpa0 Part 2

http://youtu.be/NiS9Z013GP8 Part 3

Episode 2- Chicken Chile Verde

http://youtu.be/YDxlvMx4WvY Part 1

http://youtu.be/hms-QCoy7f0  Part 2

http://youtu.be/wjzneub5PUI  Part 3

Episode 3

http://youtu.be/KfyEMeydmDc  Part 1

http://youtu.be/T3rMCOknGgE  Part 2

Episode 4

http://youtu.be/7365R376RVE Part 1

http://youtu.be/0bcJsZOvYPg Part 2

Episode 5

http://youtu.be/B7wUo7ipMUs Part 1

http://youtu.be/nTt3CP5mA6Y Part 2

Episode 6


Episode 7


Episode 8

http://youtu.be/5r0qIZPZdo0 Part 1

http://youtu.be/A9-Z3vmqtRs Part 2


Youth Health Ambassadors

The TeenSpace Youth Health Ambassadors have created seven “Small Steps to Healthy Living” videos.  In these brief seven videos, the teens educate their local community about different actions the public can take to live a healthier life.  Whether by eating whole foods, drinking water, taking the stairs instead of riding an elevator, eating fruits, stretching, eating healthy meat choices, or learning how to read food nutrition labels, these teens want to make a difference.  In addition, the teens are working on a documentary to bring public awareness about the three most commonly fatal diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.  All of these videos have allowed the teens at the TeenSpace to learn about the processes involved in video production and screenwriting while informing their community about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Big 3 Documentary:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Healthy Meat Choices

http://youtu.be/m1Ylev2HL24 Carnes Saludables (Healthy Meat Choices)

The Ugly Truth About Drinking Soda

Reading the Food Label

Los Datos de Nutrición (Reading the Food Label)



http://youtu.be/juNicVx2CTo Taking the Stairs

http://youtu.be/paMEJid0kTo Tomando las Escaleras (Taking the Stairs)

http://youtu.be/XkZsMeCN4-M Sweets Versus Fruits

http://youtu.be/BBpJsNsv-TE Dulces Contra Frutas (Sweets Versus Fruits)

http://youtu.be/D6uR1uYIy_w Drinking Water

http://youtu.be/yzQZxAyFrB0 Beber Agua (Drinking Water)


http://youtu.be/1MOlV1RMCxY Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods

http://youtu.be/s2sx0S_GNrw Alimentos Enteros Contra Alimentos Procesados (Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods)

http://youtu.be/3xgN6IlTz3A A Day in the Life Part 1

http://youtu.be/8LcrUEIrSSM A Day in the Life Part 2