Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Moreno Wants City Council To Wade Into Divisive “Public Charge Rule” Controversy

Tonight, Councilman Jose F. Moreno is asking the Anaheim City Council to oppose the recently announced change by the Department of Homeland Security – which oversees the Immigration and Naturalization Service – to the “public charge” rule. With so many pressing matters facing Anaheim upon which the city council can actually take action, residents can be forgiven for wondering why ...

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UPDATED: Constitution Day Celebration On Saturday, Sept. 14 At Chapman University

Few American institutions have worked longer, harder, more effectively and more articulately than the Claremont Institute at recovering and reviving understanding of the principles of the American Founding – which are now under more concerted and intense attack than anytime in memory. This Saturday, the Claremont Institute invites all to its annual Constitution Day Celebration at Chapman University, under the ...

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Anaheim First Holds First In Series Of Town Halls

More than 100 people attended the first in a series of six town halls – one for each council district – being organized by Anaheim First, as part of its Anaheim Community Assessment to assist in city in setting priorities for neighborhood investments. Anaheim First is a resident-driven non-profit focused on improving quality of life in Anaheim neighborhood via resident ...

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St. Jose Moreno the Virtue-Signaller

District 3 Councilman Jose F, Moreno is at it again – assuming the worst about the fallen with whom he shares the council dais. In yesterday’s LA Times, Moreno besmirches the motivations of Mayor Sidhu and several of his council colleagues: Jose Moreno has expressed concern that Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu is the council’s lone representative on the city’s negotiating ...

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Councilman Moreno Commemorates Death of Violent Radical Huey Newton

A staple of Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s Facebook feed are posts celebrating radicals or laser-focused on the darker aspects of American history – to which he often adds the observation “History. Matters.” On Friday, he posted this: Why is Moreno commemorating Huey Newton, a socialist revolutionary and founder and leader of the Black Panther Party, whose motto was “by any ...

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When News Reporting Doesn’t Focus On Reporting News

The August 20 Voice of OC headline blares: “Anaheim Mayor Sidhu Pays Off 2016 Assembly Debt by Fundraising While Mayor” Yes – Harry Sidhu has been raising money to eliminate campaign debt left over from his 2016 Assembly race. Yes – he is currently the mayor of Anaheim. But how is that newsworthy? The article lede: “Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu ...

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TIME Magazine Names Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge One Of “World’s Greatest Places” In 2019

TIME magazine has named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to it’s 2019 list of “World’s Greatest Places” – placing it in elite company of unique worldwide destinations. TIME writes: Nearly seven years after the Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Lucasfilm comes Disneyland’s largest-ever single land ­expansion—and a shift of the California theme park’s nostalgic identity toward more futuristic experiences. At Star ...

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Online Fundraising Drive To Aid Victims of Garden Grove Man’s Murder Rampage

Online fundraising drives have been mounted in the names of at least two of the four victims of last week’s murderous rampage by ex-convict Zachary Castaneda. Helmuth Hauprich, 62, and Gerardo Fresnares Beltran, 63, were roommates in the apartment next to Castaneda. Hauprich was an immigrant from Romania and had lived in the Garden Grove apartment complex for 20 years. ...

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Does More ‘Rights’ For The Homeless Solve The Problem?

Former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once wrote critically about “a political culture that rewarded the articulation of moral purpose more than the achievement of practical good.” There’s certainly a lot of that going around the progressive precincts of Anaheim politics. This thoughtful essay by public policy scholar Stephen Eide – which originally appeared in the OC Register on August ...

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