Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

24th Annual Taste of Anaheim Is Thursday, May 16 At GardenWalk

The 24th Annual Taste of Anaheim is happening tomorrow evening, May 16 at the Anaheim GardenWalk – showcasing ah panoply of foodie delights from the city’s leading eateries. The Taste of Anaheim is the city’s premier food and music festival which promotes Anaheim’s food and beverage industry as well as the City of Anaheim. 50 restaurants will be on hand ...

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City Council Approves Installing Fire Detection Cameras In Anaheim Hills

The Canyon 2 in 2017 hit Anaheim Hills hard, burning more than 9,000 acres and damaging 25 homes. The ensuing investigation revealed that delayed OC Fire Authority response to initial reports of the fire enabled its spread. Acting to prevent such a scenario from re-occurring, the Anaheim  City Council last night approved the installation of four state-of-the-art fire detection cameras ...

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St. Jude Proposing Community Health Clinic At Ponderosa Park

UPDATE: The City Council voted 5-0 to approve the proposal. The Anaheim City Council tonight will consider a proposal to lease a portion of Ponderoa Park for a $1 a year to St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, which would build a 5,000 square-foot community health clinic. The clinic would be sited on a part of Ponderosa Park – on Orangewood ...

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The Real Story Behind The Casa Grande Apartments Rent Hike

Last night’s Anaheim City Council illustrates there are no simple, easy answers to the issue of housing affordability in general and rising rents in particular, that the reality is often more complex than conventional greedy-landlord-versus-poor-tenants narrative, and simplistic solutions like rent control are inadequate and actually counterproductive. A group of tenants from a small apartment building spoke during public comments. ...

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Bernie Sanders’ Disney-Bashing Misses The Mark

Disney is a favorite pinata for leftist politicians – be they local or national. Last week, Bernie Sanders was once again whacking Disney – although he’s not really at it “again” since attacking successful companies that create opportunity and wealth for millions of Americans is his life mission. Last week, Sanders tweeted this:   What would be truly heroic is ...

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Cinco De Mayo Festival This Weekend At La Palma Park

The annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta in La Palma Park continues through this weekend. The celebration, which Fiesta United has been putting on in the park since 1971, offers live music, dance performances, carnival rides, games and food, a folklorico competition –  basically lots of ways for the entire family to have fun. Last year, the festival drew an estimated ...

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Council Aides: Moreno Hires Radicals, Barnes Hires Cynthia Ward

There have been recent changes in the ranks of aides to Anaheim City Councilmembers, as two councilmembers have added two political activists to their ranks. As readers may (or may not) know, the mayor and councilmembers are each allotted a budget to hire council aides to assist them in their duties. Technically, they work for the city manager’s office. At ...

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Denise Barnes and Jose F. Moreno Play The Race Card

Indiscriminately accusing political opponents of being racists – especially as a substitute for argument – has become a hallmark of the contemporary progressive Left. Last week, District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes decided it was her turn to play the race card by accusing members of the council majority – Mayor Harry Sidhu, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring and Councilmembers Jordan ...

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City Council Puts Moreno’s Mobile Home Park Rent Freeze On Ice

Last week, the Anaheim City Council effectively squashed an attempt by Councilman Jose F. Moreno to impose a 6-month rent freeze on every Anaheim mobile home park.  The council had already voted on April 4 to table Moreno’s rent freeze, but the District 3 councilman re-agendized it for consideration on April 16. The pretext for Moreno’s proposal came from the ...

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Council Supports Mayor Sidhu’s $250 Million Neighborhood Revitalization Program & Anaheim First Partnership

Last night, the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to endorse Mayor Harry Sidhu’s 2030 Neighborhood Revitalization Program – an ambitious initiative to invest $250 million over 10 years into Anaheim’s neighborhoods. Sidhu unveiled his proposal earlier this year at his inaugural State of the City address. The council also approved a $250,000 matching contribution toward a $500,000 Anaheim Community Assessment.  The ...

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