Santa Ana police, kids from across town bond in free community softball league


Judging by the enthusiasm of the players on the field and in the dugout, and the cheers resonating from the bleachers, the scene at a Santa Ana park recently could just as well have been the seventh game of the World Series, not a softball game featuring teams of fourth and fifth grade girls. But this wasn’t just a softball game. When the Bumblebees and Ladybugs took the field at Thornton Park on April 18, it marked the inaugural game in the Santa Ana Police Department’s Police Athletic & Activity League’s (PAAL) softball league. PAAL, a community program of the Santa…

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