Author Archives: Editorial Staff

An Open Letter From An Anaheim Resident On Homeless Crisis

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An Anaheim resident who requested anonymity asked Anaheim Blog to publish this open letter: Please Urge City Council to Address the Homeless Issue During Tuesday’s Council Meeting! Hello – Items 20 and 22 on Tuesday Night’s City Council Meeting agenda directly address our concerns about the Homeless Issues in District 5. We need your help to communicate to City Council ...

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Anaheim’s OC Fest of Ales: September 16 in Downtown Anaheim

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Anaheim’s OC Fest of Ales is back on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Fest of Ales is back! Features include a home brew competition, unlimited craft beer tastes, unlimited gourmet food tastings, and one lucky brewery will be awarded the Mayor’s Trophy. Partial proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the non-profit organizations, The Anaheim Fall Festival and ...

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Prop. 47: The Reality of Crime Statistics

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From Robert Sass, Vice President of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Recently, an editorial writer and columnist took me to task for stating that crime has increased since the 2014 passage of Prop 47. In a sloppy mishmash of statistics and time periods, proving once again the Mark Twain adage that “figures don’t lie but liars figure,” the columnist wrote I was ...

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Ways To Beat The Heat This Weekend In Anaheim

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From the City of Anaheim: ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2017) — All of Anaheim has been sweating this week, and we’re set to see a peak in the heat Friday with some relief over the holiday weekend. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to keep cool in Anaheim. Take a swim at Pearson Park Pool, with free open swim hours ...

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Mayor 2018: Sidhu Announces Endorsements from Current and Former Local Electeds

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From the Harry Sidhu for Mayor campaign: (Anaheim, CA) Today Harry Sidhu’s campaign for Anaheim Mayor announced that several local elected leaders have endorsed Harry in his campaign to serve as Anaheim’s next Mayor. The announcement comes on the heels of state and local law enforcement leaders having pledged their support for Harry. Irvine Mayor, and former Assemblyman for Anaheim’s ...

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4th Supervisor District: Tim Shaw Announces Anaheim Endorsements

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From a Tim Shaw for Supervisor press release: (Anaheim, California) – La Habra Mayor Pro Tem Tim Shaw has won the endorsement of Anaheim’s top City leaders in the campaign to succeed termed out Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson in the Fourth District. The largest city in the Fourth District, Anaheim is the only city with a directly-elected mayor. Mayor Tom Tait ...

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Anaheim Police Association Calls Chief Quezada Response To No-Confidence Vote “Deceptive”

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From the Anaheim Police Association: Anaheim Police Challenge Chief’s Deceptive Remarks Vote of ‘no confidence’ update ANAHEIM, CA, August 21, 2017 – The Anaheim Police Association today responded to Chief Raul Quezada’s misstatements, further lack of leadership, and poor management. The response comes one week after the APA released the results of its poll of its membership that showed 87 percent ...

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Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim

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From Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray: Democracy Tabled In Anaheim We need more transparency, not less. At last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, I attempted to bring debate on additional transparency measures aimed at conducting the people’s business with greater sunshine. Sadly, that debate never occurred. I offered amendments to strengthen an open government proposal by Council Member Jose Moreno. These ...

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SB 54 “Sanctuary State” Bill: Political Points vs. Public Safety

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Councilwoman Lucille Kring has requested the city council vote to send a letter of opposition to SB 54, a bill by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin DeLeon that would make California a “sanctuary state” by forbidding law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities in almost every instance. The council will take up her request at the August 15 city ...

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Kris Murray: Anaheim Is Focused On Taxpayers and Neighborhoods

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This op-ed originally appeared in the OC Register on August 13, 2017: Anaheim Is Focused On Taxpayers and Neighborhoods by Kris Murray Anaheim’s City Council has a shared focus to better the lives of its residents and quality of its neighborhoods. On this, there is no disagreement. Where reasonable people do disagree, however, is on how best to address the ...

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