Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Homeless Advocates Urging Encampment Residents To Re-Locate Upriver Near Kraemer/Glassell Bridge

Several homeless advocates are trying to organize a mass migration of SART homeless encampment residents upriver to the section of the river trail north of Lincoln Avenue and extending past the Kraemer/Glassell bridge – a stretch directly adjacent to hundreds of homes. Advocates Matthew Skags and Curtis Gamble have been posting their plans on Facebook. Gamble even posted a video ...

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CD39: Did Beltway Prognosticators Overreact To Royce Retirement?

After thirteen-term Rep. Ed Royce announced he wouldn’t seek re-election this year, the Beltway pundit class rushed to declare the Republican hold on CD39 as being in dire jeopardy.  The Cook Political Report and Prof. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball changed their ratings for CD39, respectively, from “leans Republican” and “Toss Up” to “Leans Democrat.” Maybe it looks that way from ...

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Mayor Pro Tem Drama Ends With Moreno’s Appointment

The weeks-long drama over the appointment of a mayor pro tem (MPT) ended with the appointment on January 9 of controversial District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is up for re-election this year, and was given the politically valuable title by three Republicans – Mayor Tom Tait and Councilmembers Denise Barnes and James Vanderbilt. The mayor ...

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Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring To Run for 4th Supervisor District

The ripple effects from Rep. Ed Royce’s decision to no seek re-election continue spreading. Royce’s retirement announcement spurred former Assemblywoman Young Kim to end her 4th District Supervisor campaign and run instead for Royce’s seat – with Royce’s support. Kim was a front-runner for that seat, so her departure left a vacuum. Yesterday, Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring announced she jumping ...

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Council Gadfly, Tait Ally Cynthia Ward Exploring Run For Anaheim Mayor

Council gadfly and political activist Cynthia Ward is apparently an unofficial candidate for mayor of Anaheim. She asked for feedback in a Facebook post published last week: It’s not a terribly surprising development in light of her ongoing public make-over: dressing and sounding more candidate-like during public comments, attempts at restraining her generally venomous style of discourse. If she pulls ...

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Carolyn Cavecche & Denis Bilodeau Exploring BOE Candidacies

[Cross-posted from our partner site OC Political] With Board of Equalization Chairwoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) ending her BOE re-election bid in order to run for the 49th Congressional District seat after Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) announced his decision not to seek re-election, former and current elected officials across Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties are contemplating whether to launch bids to replace Harkey ...

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Bob Huff, Shawn Nelson Jump In To Race To Succeed Ed Royce

Retired and termed-out politicians are responding to Rep. Ed Royce’s retirement announcement like cats to cat-nip. The latest to jump into the fray are Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson and former state Senator Bob Huff. They join former Assemblywoman Young Kim – who has been endorsed by Royce – and politically unknown La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega. Nelson is facing being forced ...

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Veteran Rep. Ed Royce Won’t Run For Re-Election, Endorses Young Kim For His Seat

In a surprise announcement, Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced on Monday he would not seek election to a fourteenth term in Congress. The conservative Royce has represented North Orange County in the House of Representatives for nearly 26 years. Royce is serving his final term as the chairman of the Foreign Affairs ...

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