Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Anaheim School District Hires Radical Group To Train Leadership Staff

The Anaheim Elementary School District has hired a radical identity politics advocacy group to train district leadership in “cultural competency relative to Muslims and Islam communities.” At its September 27 meeting, the AESD Board of Education approved an independent contractor agreement with the Los Angeles chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an progressive legal advocacy group driven by identity politics. It ...

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Parents’ Choice For Palm Lane Charter School Operator Goes To Anaheim School Board Vote On December 13

The parents behind the successful petition drive to convert Palm Lane Elementary School into an independent public charter school have selected New Century to be their charter school operator. The parents who signed the Parent Trigger Law petition in 2014-2015 selected New Century Charter Schools from the charter operators who had made presentations on their programs. Parent signatories cast their ballots ...

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Radical Homeless Advocates Try To Silence Kris Murray With Bogus Allegations

If you thought Anaheim City Council politics couldn’t become even more dysfunctional, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno has proven them wrong. Jeanine Robbins and Wes Jones are part of a cadre of progressive political activists whose lives seem to revolve around using public comments at Anaheim council meetings to flog their cause-du-jour and denigrate those with whom they disagree. ...

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Bill O’Connell Speaks Truth To Power

At the October 17, 2017 Anaheim City Council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno pulled a routine consent calendar item: the annual certification of whether the GardenWalk Hotels project developers were in compliance with the development agreement the city council approved in 2013. What followed was a disturbing exercise in arbitrary, capricious governance by Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait.  ...

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Disney Unveils New Luxury Hotel Plans, Relocates New 6,500 Parking Structure to West Side of Disneyland Resort

Last week, Disney unveiled plans for its new 4-Diamond hotel project as part of incorporating all its Disneyland Resort hotel properties – and Downtown Disney – into an integrated hotel area. The company also announced it was relocating its proposed 6,500-space parking structure from a site near the theme park’s Eastern Gateway, and would instead build it next to the ...

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City Commissioner Calls for Busing Riverbed Homeless Into Anaheim Resort

Tom Houchen, the District 5 representative on the Anaheim Housing and Community Development Commission, posted this on Facebook a few hours ago: This reckless suggestion is the response of Houchen (and apparently other homeless “advocates”) to the County of Orange’s announced intention to actually require the homeless campers living on the Santa Ana River Trail to obey the law like ...

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OC Sheriff’s Department: 83% of Santa Ana River Homeless Are Refusing Services

83% of homeless living in the Santa Ana River Trail encampments are refusing offers of assistance, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD). Members of the department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) have made 1,093 contacts and offered a variety of resources to the individuals encamped in the area. Deputies, in some cases, made multiple contacts with the same individual ...

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File Under: Cutting Off One’s To Spite One’s Face

Recalling Sen. Josh Newman over his vote for the SB 1 gas tax increases is a top priority for California Republicans. It would deprive the Democrats of their two-thirds majority in the state Senate and return the competitive 29th Senate District to the GOP column. California Democrats, naturally, are pulling out all the stops the defeat the recall, including the ...

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LAT Reporter’s Claim To Have Killed The Eastern Gateway Project Is Laughable

Yesterday, Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller essentially took credit for Disney’s decision to cancel its Eastern Gateway Project: A month after our report on the tense Disney/Anaheim relationship, Disneyland kills plans for disputed transit hub: https://t.co/CTY3UKe6NU — Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) October 26, 2017 Hubris? Ignorance? Shameless self-promotion? All of the above? Miller’s implied claim betrays an embarrassing level of ...

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