Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

District Attorney 2018: Three County Supervisors Endorse Rackauckas Over Spitzer

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas’ is being challenged for re-election by OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer in what promises to be a bloody and expensive campaign donnybrook. Awkwardly, three of Spitzer’s four Board of Supervisors colleagues have decided to endorse Rackaukas. The Rackauckas campaign announced that Supervisors Lisa Bartlett, Michelle Steel and Andrew Do (himself a former prosecutor) have endorsed him for a sixth ...

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D.A. Campaign: Todd Spitzer Release First Ad

Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s campaign for OC District Attorney released the first video ad of the 2018 cycle, touting it as “powerful.” Readers can watch the two-and-a-half minute YouTube video and make that judgment for themselves: Intended to introduce voters to Todd Spitzer’s “Victim’s Voice” persona, the video is long and schmaltzy. Spitzer himself seems oddly subdued during his closing monologue. ...

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Jose Moreno Met With GOP Powerbroker, Offered To Use Influence To Broker Palm Lane Charter Deal

Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno recently spearheaded the city council’s adoption of a “Sunshine Ordinance,” which included a partial lobbyist registration requirement. He declared it “seeks to affirm that the business of the people is being done in an open and transparent way.” Apparently, he doesn’t think the business of the people of the Anaheim  Elementary School District needs to ...

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September 23: Claremont Institute Hosting Constitution Day Panel At Chapman University

The Claremont Institute is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration with Dr. John Eastman and the Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence on September 23. The event commemorates the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with panel discussions addressing some of the most pressing threats to our constitutional system. The program will also feature a discussion with the recipient of this year’s ...

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Anaheim, County Ramping Up To Remove Santa Ana River Homeless Encampments

As frustrated residents and businesses alike reach their wits end regarding the illegal Santa Ana River Trail homeless encampment, the Anaheim City Council and Orange County Board of Supervisors each took action on Tuesday to begin law enforcement operations on the Santa Ana River Trail with the goal – in combination with an emergency ramp-up of outreach services – of ...

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Lucille Kring on SART Homeless Camp: “Commitment to Close This Illegal Encampment Even Stronger”

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring toured the illegal homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail on August 31 and posted about her visit on Facebook. Among the camp inhabitants she met was this gentleman – an ex-felon who had been released from Missouri state prison and is now living in the lawless squatters camp that sprawls for six-plus miles along ...

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Anaheim Mayor: Ashleigh Aitken Officially Announces; Lorri Galloway Poised To Enter Race

Anaheim Hills attorney Ashleigh Aitken officially declared her mayoral candidacy on Wednesday, while former Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway inched closer to officially joining the race. Aitken made her public announcement via Facebook Live: Aitken, a Democrat who is seeking elected office for the first time, cited several probems as priorities: “We have a struggling homeless population. We need to create ...

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Westin Anaheim Resort Going Up On Anabella Hotel Site

The City of Anaheim has wanted a Westin Hotel to the Resort District for nearly 20 years, and is getting its wish: the Wincome Group announced that the 4-Diamond hotel it is building on the site of the Anabella Hotel will carry the Westin brand. The new hotel will be the first Westin in Southern California in more than 25 ...

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Santa Ana River Trail Belongs To The Taxpayers

[This was originally published in the OC Register on September 3, 2017] By Carolyn Cavecche Every few years a public policy issue grows so immense and overarching that it becomes the issue that a leader is judged by. For local elected officials it is usually something that so impacts their constituents, it taints everything they do in office. The taking ...

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Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair Coming On Saturday, September 23

The Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair is coming on Saturday, September 23 at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church. The fair runs all day, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features local crafters and artists. No multi-tiered marketers. Real art and handmade items.! Attention foodies – there will be plenty of food, including Eastern European favorites, homemade jam.  There will also be ...

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