Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

UPDATED: Radical Left Slate Aims At OC Democratic Party Takeover

UPDATED DECEMBER 11, 2018:  radical progressive activist Victor Valladares has officially announced his candidacy for DPOC Western Vice Chair: As we reported last month, Valladares is part of a progressive identity politics slate seeking to win leadership of the Democratic Party of Orange County and shift it even further to the Left. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 30, 2018: OC Democratic ...

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Aitken Formally Concedes Mayoral Contest

This evening, the out-going Anaheim City Council will formally declare Harry Sidhu the winner of the mayoral election, and Jordan Brandman, Jose F. Moreno and Trevor O’Neil the victors in Districts 2, 3 and 5 respectively. The four will then be sworn in. In a Facebook post published last night, Ashleigh Aitken formally conceded her narrow loss in the mayoral ...

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Anaheim Will Buy Piano Empire Superstore, Turn Into Homeless Shelter

At special Anaheim City Council meeting this afternoon, the Anaheim City Council voted to approve the purchase of the building that is currently home to the Piano Empire piano superstore, and convert it into a temporary homeless shelter with up to 125 beds.  The building is directly across the street from county’s 200-bed The Bridges at Kraemer homeless shelter. The ...

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UDPATED: Harry Sidhu Cements Mayoral Victory

UPDATE – November 30, 2018:  Today’s vote tally update today has Harry Sidhu leading Ashleigh Aitken by 475 votes:  26,419 to 25,944. Yesterday, Sidhu led Aitken by 484 votes: 26,389 to 25,905.  In other words, Aitken only cut Sidhu’s lead by 9 votes. Stick a fork in it – even the most die-hard Democrat activists have to acknowledge Harry Sidhu ...

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Beth Krom Drops From 3rd Supervisor District Special Election To Run for OC Democratic Party Chair

TheLiberalOC.com is reporting that former Irvine Councilmember Beth Krom is ending her candidacy in the upcoming special election for the 3rd Supervisor District, and will instead run for chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. DPOC Chair Fran Sdao recently announced her resignation. Excerpted from the LiberalOC: Former Irvine mayor and city council member Beth Krom has decided to ...

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Progressive Teachers Union Activists Take Control Of Anaheim Elementary School Board

Union-backed candidates allied with the local progressive leaders Jose F. Moreno and Michael Matsuda have taken complete control of the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education in the wake of the November election.  Moreno represents District 3 on the Anaheim City Council. His long-time friend and fellow progressive political activist Matsuda is superintendent of the Anaheim Union High School ...

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Rouda, Porter and Levin Support Pelosi for House Speaker; Cisneros Dissents

The House Democratic Caucus today voted 203-32 to nominate polarizing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to be the next Speaker of the House. Among the newly-elected Democrat House members from Orange County, only Gil Cisneros of CA-39 opposed Pelosi.  Harley Rouda (CA-48) – who during the campaign dodged the question of whether he’d support Pelosi – signed a letter of support for ...

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