Author Archives: Editorial Staff

4th Supervisor District: Fullerton Mayor Chaffee Makes Six Candidates

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[Cross-posted from our partner site,] The free-for-all in the Fourth Supervisorial District finally has an official candidate field, with six people running to succeed the termed out Shawn Nelson (R-Fullerton), who is running for the open seat in the 39th Congressional District.  Mayor Doug Chaffee (D-Fullerton) pulled papers on Monday and filed Thursday to become the final candidate in the race.  With that, ...

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OC Register Opposes Union $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

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[This editorial was originally published by the OC Register on March 7, 2018] A proposed ballot initiative requiring Disneyland Resort and any large hospitality business receiving subsidies from the city of Anaheim to pay an $18 minimum wage seeks to wrongly involve government in a situation that could use less government involvement. Because, whatever valid criticisms there are to make ...

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Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of ‘Black Panther’

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In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).   The donation will help expand Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, supporting the high-tech skills that were a major theme in the plot of Black Panther and ...

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SD34: Villa Park’s Tom Umberg to Challenge Janet Nguyen

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[Cross-posted from our partner site] Former Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Villa Park) announced his entry into the race to challenge the re-election bid of Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) in the 34th District.  Unfortunately for Umberg, in a case of unlucky timing, the news of his entry was completely drowned out by the news that Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) had introduced a resolution to ...

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Record-Breaking 24.2 Million Tourists Visited Anaheim in 2017

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Anaheim welcomed a record-setting 24.2 million tourists in 2017 – an increase of 1 million people over 2016 – Visit Anaheim announced yesterday; Visit Anaheim is the official destination organization for Anaheim. 2017 was the fifth record-setting year in a row in terms of tourism visitation to Anaheim. Last year’s increase represents a 5.1% visitor volume increase from 2016 to 2017. ...

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DA’s Race: Spitzer Outraises Rackauckas While Murdock Can’t Pay Registrar of Voters

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[Cross-posted from our partner site,] In the race for Orange County District Attorney, Supervisor Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) raised $103,953 more than incumbent District Attorney Tony Rackauckas (R-San Clemente) did in the second half of 2017, according to campaign finance reports filed last week.  During the second half of 2017, Spitzer raised $234,077 while Rackauckas raised $130,124.  In the first half of 2017, Rackauckas raised ...

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Sheriff’s Race: Barnes Raises Three Times as Much as Harrington While Harrington Pursues Slate Strategy

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[cross-posted from our partner site] In the race to succeed retiring Sheriff Sandra Hutchens (R-Dana Point), campaign finance reports for 2017 filed last week show that Undersheriff Don Barnes (R-Lake Forest) has raised three times as much as Mayor Dave Harrington (R-Aliso Viejo) while Harrington has outspent Barnes.  Harrington has reserved 14 slates while Barnes has purchased 2 slates; however, Harrington has only placed deposits ...

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The NAMM Foundation Gifts Anaheim Elementary School District with Donation to Expand Music Making Program

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On January 23, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation and its member companies presented the Orange Grove Elementary School in Anaheim, California with a monetary donation and musical instruction as part of the organization’s Day of Service. Held in correlation with the annual NAMM Show, the service event is now in its fourth year and celebrates the Anaheim ...

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District 6: Trevor O’Neil Raises $55,000 for Council Campaign

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From the Trevor O’Neill for City Council campaign: Trevor O’Neil Emerges as Clear Front-Runner for Anaheim Council District 6 O’Neil Raises $55,000 Nearly a Year Before Election; Endorsed by Congresswoman Walters and Assemblyman Choi. Anaheim Hills, California (December 19, 2017) – Small Business Owner Trevor O’Neil has quickly emerged as the clear front-runner for the Anaheim City Council District 6 seat ...

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