Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

County of Orange Considering Closed Education Center in Orange As Homeless Shelter

The County of Orange is considering purchasing the Orange Education Center from the Rancho Santiago Community College District and turning it into a homeless shelter, according to sources. The shuttered facility is in an industrial-commercial zone of the city. Last week, Supervisor Todd Spitzer, county CEO Frank Kim and several county staff toured the building, which a source familiar with ...

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Dear Los Angeles Times: Yes, Disney Does Pay Its Fair Share in Anaheim

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times headlined a front-page article with the rhetorical question “Is Disney Paying Its Fair Share in Anaheim?” The author, Daniel Miller, unmistakably tilts the article toward the conclusion that Disney does not – despite the overwhelming weight of the evidence to the contrary. By any reasonable, objective standard, the relationship between Disney and Anaheim – including ...

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The Myth of the Anti-Disney, Anti-Resort Backlash

Media narratives can be powerful things, which is why politicians and interests seeking to influence public debate try to craft clever narratives.  It’s why the winners of elections always try to claim a “mandate,” whether they won by a landslide or squeaked out an electoral college win while losing the popular vote by millions. In Anaheim, it’s why the progressives ...

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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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