Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Online Fundraising Drive To Aid Victims of Garden Grove Man’s Murder Rampage

Online fundraising drives have been mounted in the names of at least two of the four victims of last week’s murderous rampage by ex-convict Zachary Castaneda. Helmuth Hauprich, 62, and Gerardo Fresnares Beltran, 63, were roommates in the apartment next to Castaneda. Hauprich was an immigrant from Romania and had lived in the Garden Grove apartment complex for 20 years. ...

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Does More ‘Rights’ For The Homeless Solve The Problem?

Former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once wrote critically about “a political culture that rewarded the articulation of moral purpose more than the achievement of practical good.” There’s certainly a lot of that going around the progressive precincts of Anaheim politics. This thoughtful essay by public policy scholar Stephen Eide – which originally appeared in the OC Register on August ...

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Briceno To Moreno: “My Team Loves The Idea For You To Get Arrested”

Using the California Public Records Act, Anaheim Blog obtained this January 2019 text conversation between District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Ada Briceno, the chair of the OC Democratic Party and co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11 (a major Moreno campaign donor and supporter) – pertaining to Moreno’s participation in the union’s illegal shutdown of the Katella/Harbor intersection. Some background: ...

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AUSHD Is Ground Zero For Pushing Politicized Ethnic Studies Curriculum

We posted earlier today about the alarming draft Ethnic Studies curriculum being considered by the state as a model for local public schools to use. Readers can review the model curriculum here. It becomes quickly apparent to primary thrust of this curriculum is to inculcate students with a particular and radical political world view. The authors of this curriculum even ...

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Scholar: Draft Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum Is Handbook For Classroom Propagandizing

Three years ago, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to develop a model “ethnic studies” curriculum for California’s public schools. It was a compromise arising from legislation to impose ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement. The self-described intent of this curriculum, according to its executive summary: “At its core, the field of ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study ...

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Council To Consider Returning To Anaheim’s Traditional City Flag

At the request of Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring, the city council will consider ditching the re-designed city flag adopted a year ago and returning to the traditional city flag that had symbolized the city for more than half a century. During council comments at the close of the July 30 council meeting, Kring requested agendizing “removal of the new ...

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West Anaheim Residents Welcome Council Approval of “39 Commons” Project

Last week, the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to approve the long-awaited Beach Boulevard economic revitalization project now known as “39 Commons.” 39 Commons is a joint venture of Irvine-based Greenlaw Partners and Los Angeles-based Zelman Development Co. and involves purchase of a city-owned 30-acre parcel at the northeast corner of Beach Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue and developing it as ...

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Democrat Registration In Orange County Will Surpass The GOP Today

August 5 marked the last night in who knows how long that Orange County residents went to sleep in a red county. The Republican Party will almost certainly lose its voter registration advantage in Orange County today for the first time since the Democrats their post-Watergate advantage in 1978. According to the OC Registrar of Voters’ weekly Report of Registration ...

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City Releases Conceptual Plan for La Palma Park Revitalization

The City of Anaheim published on its Facebook page a conceptual plan for a “re-imaging” of venerable La Palma Park, located on La Palma Avenue between Anaheim and Harbor boulevards in District 3. Here’s the current state of La Palma Park (via Google Maps): From the city’s Facebook page: “After community meetings, we took into account much of the feedback ...

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Former Anaheim Councilman Irv Pickler Passes Away

Former Anaheim Councilman Irv Pickler passed away on July 17.  He was 98. Public and community service was a hallmark of Pickler’s life. Pickler served for 12 years on the Anaheim City Council, from 1982 to 1994, and was an elected trustee on the Anaheim High School District Board of Education during the 1960s. He also served as a member ...

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