Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

District 1: Homeless Encampment Has Taken Over Maxwell Park

If, as the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law, then Maxwell Park belongs to homeless campers – not the general, taxpaying, law-abiding public. Earlier this week, Anaheim Blog took these photos of Maxwell Park – which is in District 1, represented by Councilmember Denise Barnes: Yes – that is human feces at the park’s restroom. The trash can ...

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La Palma Park Becoming A Homelessness Haven…Again

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno posted this on his Facebook page earlier this week: Fortunately for Moreno’s constituents, they don’t have to go far to do that: La Palma Park in District 3 is again becoming a homeless haven, as these photos taken earlier this week illustrate:   Transients are noticeably absent from the section of La Palma Park ...

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Anaheim Mayoral Race: Now OCEA Turns Its Fire On Lorri Galloway

After spending big money attacking GOP mayoral front runner Harry Sidhu and promoting GOP spoiler candidate Cynthia Ward, the Orange County Employees Association – which represents 16,000 County of Orange employees as well as Anaheim city employees – has turned its guns on another mayoral candidate: former Anaheim Councilmember Lorri Galloway. Earlier today, the OCEA Independent Expenditure Committee reported spending ...

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If OCEA Union Endorses Aitken, Why Is It Urging Republicans To Support Ward?

The powerful Orange County Employees Association – which represents 16,000 county employees and Anaheim city workers – has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken, a liberal Democrat, for Mayor of Anaheim. So why is this left-wing government employees union spending tens of thousands of dollars on mail attacking GOP front-runner and former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu and urging Republican voters to support gadfly ...

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UPDATED: Angels Opt Out Of Stadium Lease With Anaheim

The Angels today announced they are opting out of their stadium lease with the City of Anaheim, which owns the 52-year old stadium. “As we look to the future, we need the ability to continue to deliver a high-quality fan experience beyond what the original lease allows,” Angels president John Carpino said in a statement. “It is important that we ...

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Chris Norby Climbs About The Resort Union Train

What happened to Chris Norby? Anaheim Republicans have received a campaign mailer featuring former Supervisor Chris Norby urging them to vote for Measure L – an initiative bankrolled by Anaheim Resort unions that would ultimately impose the highest minimum wage in the nation on a number of Anaheim Resort businesses. Norby built a reputation as a small “L” libertarian. Now ...

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Lansner: Why Would Anaheim Walk Away From A $100 Million Tax Revenue Windfall?

OC Register real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner penned this column last week. Lansner’s trenchant common sense cuts through the council majority’s bunkum and blindness like a hot knife through butter: What city would walk away from a $100 million business windfall? By Jonathan Lansner Anaheim has essentially rejected a no-money-down, debt-free deal that would have put $100 million in city ...

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UPDATED: 8-Year Old Boy Stuck By Used Syringe At Manzanita Park

Last week at Manzanita Park, an 8-year old boy was stuck by a used syringe while playing at Manzanita Park according to multiple sources. The individual received medical treatment and is apparently alright, but will need to undergo blood testing in several months. Community Services Department Director Larry Pasco informed the city council about the incident via e-mail: Subject: Incident ...

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Disney Cancels 4-Diamond Luxury Hotel

Disney today announced it is cancelling the 700-room 4-Diamond luxury hotel it was planning to build at the west end of Downtown Disney. The project constituted a $700 million investment that would have created 5,050 temporary jobs and 3,434 permanent jobs. Disneyland Resort spokesperson Lisa Haines said via a statement: “We’ve taken the time to review the economics of our ...

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