Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Retired Firefighter Sergio Gonzalez Running for Anaheim City Council From District 6

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Sergio Gonzalez, a Republican and retired LA County firefighter, has filed paperwork to be a candidate for Anaheim City Council from District 6, which comprises Anaheim Hills. 2018 will be the first time residents of the easternmost section of the city will elect its own district representative to city council. Gonzalez filed his candidate intention and campaign committee formation forms on ...

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AD72: Democrat Josh Lowenthal Enters The Race

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A politically-pedigreed Democrat, Josh Lowenthal, has announced his candidacy for the 72nd Assembly District, which is an open seat due to incumbent Assemblyman Travis Allen’s candidacy for Governor. Lowenthal is the son of current Rep. Alan Lowenthal and former Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, both Democrats. His brother Daniel is a Superior Court judge. Lowenthal issued a press release this week announcing ...

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Lorri Galloway Announces Candidacy For Anaheim Mayor, Pledges “We Can Do Better”

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Former Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway announced her candidacy for Anaheim Mayor today, promising to focus on affordable housing, homelessness, crime and growing the Anaheim Resort. She joins a growing field of credible candidates competing for the voters’ nod in 2018. Standing on the steps of Anaheim City Hall and interspersing her speech with Spanish, Galloway said “I believe in Anaheim, and ...

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Mayor 2018: Lorri Galloway To Announce Candidacy On October 11

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Former Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway is the latest to join the fray in the race to succeed Mayor Tom Tait, who is termed out in 2018. Galloway will make her formal announcement tomorrow at noon in front of Anaheim City Hall. She filed her formal candidacy paperwork yesterday, October 9. According to the media advisory released yeterday by her campaign: ...

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OCBC President Lucy Dunn: Missing Facts To LA Times’ “Is Disney Paying Its Share In Anaheim?”

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Orange County Business Council President Lucy Dunn penned this critique to the widely-panned Los Angeles Times articles questioning whether Disney pays its fair share in Anaheim: ­ The LA Times report, Is Disney paying its share in Anaheim?, by its header, select information, and lack of context, leads a reader by the nose to a wrong conclusion.  The correct answer, however, ...

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Ashleigh Aitken Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign Today

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Anaheim Hills attorney Ashleigh Aitken is kicking off her campaign for Anaheim mayor this evening with a fundraiser at JT Schmid’s, next to the ARTIC transportation center:   Yesterday, the Aitken for Mayor campaign released a video from former Rep. Loretta Sanchez endorsing her fellow Democrat for mayor:

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LA Times’ Disney-Anaheim Hack: Sins Of Omission

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If case you missed the second installment of the LA Times’s two-part, one-dimensional series on Anaheim and Disney, here’s executive summary: Two anti-Disney candidates – Jose F. Moreno and Arturo Ferreras – ran for Anaheim City Council in November 2016. Disney spent a lot of money on council campaigns. Ferreras lost big and Moreno barely won. This represents a voter ...

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Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens New 200,000 Square Foot Expansion of Anaheim Convention Center

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Anaheim city officials performed the ceremonial ribbon cutting on September 26 and officially opened the 200,000 square-foot Anaheim Convention Center North expansion. The $190 million expansion makes Anaheim one of just 11 cities in the nation with more than a 1 million square feet of meeting space, and 75 conventions and meetings have already been booked for the expanded facility. ...

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County of Orange Considering Closed Education Center in Orange As Homeless Shelter

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The County of Orange is considering purchasing the Orange Education Center from the Rancho Santiago Community College District and turning it into a homeless shelter, according to sources. The shuttered facility is in an industrial-commercial zone of the city. Last week, Supervisor Todd Spitzer, county CEO Frank Kim and several county staff toured the building, which a source familiar with ...

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