Author Archives: Editorial Staff

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

[Cross-posted from our partner site OCPolitical.com] 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

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

[Cross-posted from our partner site, OCPolitical.com] 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

[cross-posted from our partner site OCPolitical.com] 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

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

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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Anaheim Elementary School Board Has Opportunity For Redemption At Palm Lane

[This column by former Lincoln Club President Robert Loewen originally appeared in the OC Register on December 10, 2017] On December 13, the Anaheim Elementary School District can redeem its past behavior by approving New Century as the charter school operator of Palm Lane School. In January, 2015, parents of 332 students at Palm Lane Elementary School submitted signed petitions ...

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Group Hired To Train Anaheim School District Staff Thinks Thanksgiving Celebrates Genocide

[Re-posted from OC Daily.]  Earlier this month, OC Daily reported the Anaheim Elementary School District had contracted with an identity politics organization – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) – to train school district leadership staff in “cultural competency relative to Muslims and Islam communities.” AAAJ espouses a radical view that distorts the United States and its history to a chronicle of white supremacy ...

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