Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Council Gadfly Mike Robbins Caught Distributing Anonymous Hits Against Councilman Faessel

During the past several years, Mike and Jeannine Robbins have become fixtures at Anaheim City Council meetings – part of a group of gadflies whose lives revolve around pontificating during public comments and heckling people with different political views. The Robbins seem to view themselves as compassionate people whose activism is fueled by a concern for their fellow human beings ...

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Sharon Quirk-Silva And The Sudden Urgency Of Mobile Home Rent Control

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva spoke at last week’s Anaheim City Council meeting and urged them to adopt Councilman Jose F. Moreno third attempt to impose rent control on Anaheim mobile home parks. “It is our moral imperative to address this housing crisis as a crisis. And when we are in a crisis, like the fires we see, we run towards that. ...

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AUSHD Superintendent Matsuda Using District Funds For Anti-Charter School Political Conference

Why is the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees paying $1,800 for Superintendent Mike Matsuda to go to Philadelphia to participate in a conference whose purpose is organizing political opposition to charter schools? At its October 10, 2019 meeting the AUHSD Board of Trustees unanimously approved up spending up to $1,800 for Superintendent Matsuda to travel to the ...

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The Moreno Hypocrisy Show, Episode 75

Twice a month, Anaheim residents are treated to a one-man show of virtue-signalling, political gamesmanship and hypocrisy, courtesy by Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Last week was no exception. Take just one example: his sermon during council comments at the end of the meeting.  Moreno singled out representatives of the building and mobile home industries who spoke in opposition to his ...

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Government Union Activist Randle-Trejo Running for City Council In District 4

Annemarie Randle-Trejo, government union activist and member of the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, is running for Anaheim City Council from District 4. Randle-Trejo is a staunch political ally of left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, who is organizing a slate of candidates in hopes of capturing a council majority. District 4 is is in central-south Anaheim and ...

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AUSHD Board Places $400 Million School Bond On March 2020 Ballot

At its October 10 meeting, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place a $398 million school bond on the March 2020 ballot for voter consideration. If passed, property owners would be taxed at a maximum rate of $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property. So, a homeowner whose house has an assessed ...

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Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade – October 26

  From the Anaheim Fall Festival: 2019’s Anaheim Fall Festival marks a return to homespun goodness with hand crafted old-timey carnival games, local entertainment, our pumpkin patch, the traditional Kiddie Costume Contest, the Howl-o-Ween Pooch Pawrade, and themed food offerings on Center Street Promenade. All activities will be low-or-no cost to enhance the family friendly nature of this event…come early, ...

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Multi-Family Housing Planned On Anaheim RV Park Site

Florida-based developer and investor Encore Capital Management has purchased the Anaheim RV Park with the intention of building a rental project consisting of 159 townhome-type units. Construction could begin as soon as late 2020, and the project will likely consist of three-bedroom units targeted at families. The Mangels family has owned and operated the RV park since the 1950s, and ...

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AUHSD To Pay $7.9 million To Student Victims Of Teacher Sex Abuse

The Anaheim Union High School District will pay $7.9 million to five former Kennedy High School students who were sexually victimized by former water polo coach Joshua Owens. Two of those students were sexually abused after teachers and AUSHD leadership were made aware of the earlier abuse allegations – while failing to report them to law enforcement, as required by ...

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