Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Welcome To Stableheim

This week, the Anaheim City Council approved a series of senior staff appointments that promise the bring the Unstableheim Era to a close. Acting Deputy City Manager/Planning Director David Belmer was appointed Deputy City Manager. He will oversee the Community & Economic Development, Planning, and Public Works departments. Acting Assistant City Manager Greg Garcia was appointed Deputy City Manager and will ...

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UNITE-HERE, Sheraton Park Hotel Reach Contract Agreement

The Sheraton Park Hotel and the UNITE-HERE Local 11 have reportedly reached agreement on a contract. The previous agreement between the hotel and the militantly leftist union expired at the end of November 2018, and Local 11 members – primarily housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers and front-desk agents  – had been working without a contract. Although the terms haven’t been made public, ...

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Moreno: Breaking The Law OK For Me, Not For Thee

As previously reported, last Thursday District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and 20 union and left-wing activists illegally shut down the intersection of Katella Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. They were arrested by Anaheim police for loitering, cuffed and transported to a mobile command unit deployed for the purpose of booking Moreno and the other participants in the carefully choreographed “civil ...

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Councilman Moreno Arrested For Joining Illegal Union Protest Action

Last night, Councilman Jose F. Moreno joined militant UNITE-HERE Local 11 protesters in closing down the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue in the heart of the Anaheim Resort – leading to Anaheim police arresting Moreno and 20 other union and left-wing political activists in a carefully staged act of political theater. The entire episode represented “a significant drain ...

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NAMM Volunteers Bring A Day of Music Instruction To Loara Elementary

NAMM Foundation volunteers converged on Loara Elementary School this Tuesday as part of its Day of Service – spending the day teaching students to play the guitar and ukelele, and donating $10,000 for music education. It’s traditional community service performed when the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) comes to Anaheim each year. NAMM is the Anaheim Convention Center’s largest ...

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How UNITE-HERE Stages Choreographed “Arrests” – Explained

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is organizing a protest this evening with the intent of disrupting the opening day of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. This carefully scripted protest will climax with the staged arrest of dozen or so people, including left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno. “Staged” does not mean fake: the arrests will be real but they will ...

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UPDATED: UNITE-HERE, Moreno Choreographing Staged Mass Arrest In Front Of NAMM Show

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is choreographing a stage-managed mass arrest during its planned disruption of the NAMM Show’s opening day tomorrow evening. The leading man in this “civil disobedience” production? District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno. News began leaking out earlier today that UNITE-HERE Local 11 had informed the Anaheim Police Department of its plans to break the law tomorrow evening ...

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Commission Appointment Reform: Common Sense or “Tyranny”?

Last week, the City Council voted 4-3  to approve a proposal by Mayor Harry Sidh requiring confirmation of commission appointments by a majority vote of the council. Sidhu, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring and Councilmembers Steve Faessel and Trevor O’Neil voted “yes” while Councilmembers Denise Barnes, Jordan Brandman and Jose F. Moreno were opposed. Two years ago, the Tait-Moreno council ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11: Anaheim’s Economic Wrecking Ball

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show is the single biggest show that comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. This year, 115,000 people will attend the show next week (January 24-27), which has a hugely positive economic impact on Anaheim’s economy – estimated at $100 million for this year’s show. NAMM has held in Anaheim for decades, and is ...

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Proposal Would Require Majority Vote Of Council To Confirm Commission Appointees

Another item on this evening’s council agenda is a reform of how the council makes appointments to city commissions. When the Tait-Moreno majority took control of the council following the November 2016 election, it undertook a radical restructuring of city commissions: forcing a mass resignation of all commissioners and changing the appointment process to reflect district-based council elections. Commissioners would ...

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