Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

County To Evict Homeless Encampment On Santa River By The Honda Center

The Orange County Public Works (OCPW) department has begun posting notices informing the homeless living in illegal encampments along the Santa Ana River by the Honda Center will have to leave by July 17. According to the notice, OCPW will be “conducting maintenance and/or flood control project activities in this section of Flood Control District property” and will install “permanent ...

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County Partners With City Net To Entice Homeless Out Of Santa Ana River Camps

From the County of Orange: County Partners with City Net for Santa Ana River Flood Control Channel Homeless Engagement Initiative Starting July 1, 2017, the County of Orange began a partnership with the nonprofit City Net for directed supplemental engagement services for individuals experiencing homelessness encamped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel. The Orange County Board of Supervisors ...

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State Supreme Court Denies Anaheim School District Attempt To Squash Charter Status for Palm Lane School

The Palm Lane Elementary School parents have won another court victory over the Anaheim Elementary School District’s legal battle to stop the school’s conversion to charter status: today the California Supreme Court denied the school district’s petition for review of its appellate court defeat. Former state Senator and school choice reformer Gloria Romero, who has been fighting alongside these parents ...

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Emery Out; City Clerk Linda Andal Named Interim City Manager

The Anaheim City Council began its closed session meeting at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon to decide the fate of City Manager Paul Emery and appoint an interim city manager. They didn’t emerge until nearly 6:00 p.m. – long past the official 5:00 p.m. start time for the regular council meeting. City Manager Paul Emery tendered a forced resignation which was ...

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Todd Spitzer Is Officially A Candidate for OC District Attorney

3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer has been unofficially running against District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for months, and earlier today he made it official by filing his official candidate intention statement and issuing a 4-page press release. Spitzer opened with a broadside aimed at Rackauckas: “Every day we read and hear that crime is on the rise in our communities.  Under Tony Rackauckas’ failed ...

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City Council To Discuss Tait Conversations With OCFA About Possible Take Over Of Anaheim Fire Department

At the request of Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray, the city council on Tuesday will take up the matter of conversations between Mayor Tom Tait and Orange County Fire Authority officials about the possibility of OCFA taking over the Anaheim Fire Department. During council comments last month, Murray objected to only learning in a sideways fashion that the mayor has been ...

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City Removes Benches From Anaheim Resort Bus Stops To Keep Them Becoming De Facto Homeless Shelters

The City of Anaheim has been removing benches from bus stops around the Anaheim Resort area because they’ve been taken over by homeless people, the OC Register reports: Since October, the city has taken out bus benches at the four stops at Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, and another bench further north in front of the Captain Kidd’s restaurant. City ...

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Harry Sidhu Opens Mayoral Campaign Committee

Businessman and former Councilman Harry Sidhu filed campaign paperwork on July 3 to run for Mayor of Anaheim in 2018, becoming the second candidate to throw a hat into the mayoral ring. Anaheim Hills attorney Ashleigh Aitken, a liberal Democrat, formed a mayoral campaign committee this May. Sidhu, a Republican, first ran for Anaheim City Council in 2002 and finished fourth. ...

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Sheriff Hutchens Won’t Seek Re-Election to 4th Term; Endorses Undersheriff Barnes As Successor

Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens announced on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election next year to a fourth term; she endorsed Undersheriff Don Barnes to succeed her. Hutchens was appointed by sheriff by the OC Board of Supervisors in June 2008 following the resignation of Sheriff Mike Carona, who was engulfed in scandals that eventually sent him to jail.  She ...

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CATER Loses Again: Judge Denies Gadfly Group’s Request That Anaheim Pay $200,000 In Attorneys’ Fees

After nearly three years, the public records lawsuit waged by Cynthia Ward and CATER against Anaheim for allegedly not producing adequate records in the Angels MOU negotiations is at an end. Ward and CATER have basically lost everything. Judge James J. Di Cesare put the final nail in the CATER/Ward lawsuit in his June 23, 2107 ruling denying their request for ...

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