Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Anaheim Anti-Police Protest Photos You Won’t See in the OC Register

The OC Register has a few photos from yesterday’s anti-police protest in front of Anaheim City hall and the Anaheim Police Department. It’s amazing (but not really surprising) how the OCR managed to almost completely avoid posting pictures of the red flags emblazoned with the likeness of the murderous Communist thug Che Guevara; the plenitude of signs (often carried by ...

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Scenes from Anti-Police March in Anaheim

Nothing says “peaceful community dialogue” like berets and para-military uniforms: 1:42 pm: Speaker just told the approving crowd that “Justice is only won in the street.” 1:47 pm: the protest leaders just finished a rousing chorus of “up with the people, down with the police.” This is like being in Berkeley. Or Oakland. Some more photos: A nice parent-child Sunday ...

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Adam Ant at The Grove of Anaheim Tonight

Adam Ant is playing at The City National Grove of Anaheim tonight at 7:00 p.m. Adam Ant is one of those musical figures who are emblematic of an era, in this case the early 1980s. The catalog of New Wave classics is long: Stand and Deliver Antmusic Los Rancheros Dog Eat Dog Kings of the Wild Fontier Jolly Roger Goody ...

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Donna Acevedo Apparently Having Second Thoughts About Anti-Police March

UPDATED/CORRECTION: Donna Acevedo was not at the Charter Review Committee last night, as I reported earlier. There was a miscommunication with my source, and I have corrected the post accordingly, and apologize for the error. I heard from a very reliable source who overheard a conversation among some of the Usual Gadflies at last night’s Charter review Committee meeting. Cynthia ...

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Todd Ament, Gloria Ma’ae Appointed to Charter Review Committee

The Charter Review Committee met tonight to appoint the two remaining members (as I posted about yesterday) from the pool of remaining applicants. The CRC has met and appointed Todd Ament and Gloria Ma’ae. Two very fine, qualified choice that speak to the wisdom of those committeemembers who voted for them. There’s more to report, but that will have to ...

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200-300 Expected At Sunday’s Anti-Police Protest; Radicals Being Bused In from Oakland;

According to my sources, 200 to 300 assorted anti-police radicals, left-wingers and anarchists are expected to assemble in front of Anaheim City Hall on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate last year’s riots — or as protest organizers term those nights of lawlessness and property destruction, “historic community mobilizations.” Protest organizers are working to bus anti-social types from all over ...

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Charter Review Committee Holds First Meeting Tomorrow Evening

The Charter Review Committee will hold its first meeting tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Anaheim City Council chambers. Here are the CRC members (with their appointing councilmember in parenthesis): E. Thomas Dunn (Tait) Amanda Edinger (Kring) Craig Farrow (Murray) Ernesto Medrano (Brandman) Keith Oleson (Eastman) The CRC’s business will be limited to appointing two additional members from the ...

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Angel Stadium Generates $1 Million Annually for the City

This article ran in the OC Register last week while i was out of town, and I think it is worth posting here in the interests of informed debate as the Angels and the city engage in lease negotiations: For the past 16 years, the city has collected an average of $1 million a year from Angel Stadium. Recently, Anaheim ...

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BREAKING: OC District Attorney Exonerates Officer Phillips In Joel Acevedo Shooting

The OC District Attorney’s office has published its letter from OCDA Senior Deputy District Attorney Stephen J. McGreevy to interim Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada, detailing its “official investigation and legal conclusion” regarding the officer-involved shooting of Joel Acevedo on July 22, 2012. Here’s the letter. I haven’t read the letter, but here is the conclusion: “Based on all evidence ...

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Anaheim Chamber Blasts Governor for Approving Elimination of Enterprise Zones

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce issued a statement last week from CEO Todd Ament blasting Governor Jerry Brown for signing AB 93 and SB 90: “Today, Governor Jerry Brown is signing AB 93, which abolishes the last real economic development tool available to California cities: the California Enterprise Zone program. Despite countless success stories and the creation of jobs for hundreds ...

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