Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Palm Lane Charter Battle: Anaheim School District Administrators Crash Private Meeting of Pro-Charter Parents

You’re one of the parents supporting efforts to convert Palm Lane Elementary, where your kids go to school, into an independent public charter school using the Parent Trigger Law. The Anaheim Elementary School District leadership has done everything in its power – including sandbagging the charter petition process and spending almost a million dollars suing the pro-charter parents group – ...

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Will An Adversarial Police Oversight Board Lead Anaheim Down LA’s Path?

There’s a strange phenomenon is happening in the some of California’s larger cities. Even as crime has started to rise – many believe due to the tens of thousands of prisoners released under AB 109’s “prison realignment” and Propositions 47 and 57 — arrests by police departments in these cities have plummeted. In Los Angeles, arrests dropped 25% from 2013 ...

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Anaheim Removes Porta-Potties Illegally Installed By Activist For Santa Ana River Homeless

The battle of the porta-potties continues. At the crack of dawn this morning, the City of Anaheim made good on its promise to impound three porta-potties which zealous homeless activist Mohammed Aly had illegally installed on city-property on Sunday, intended for use by inhabitants of an adjacent Santa Ana River homeless encampment: Aly had originally placed them directly on the ...

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Meet Some of The New Tait Majority Commissioners

In an echo of the spoils system of 19th century, pre-civil service reform America, the new Tait council majority opted for a clean sweep of the Anaheim’s commissions and boards and asked all 57 city commissioners to resign and re-structuring the commissions along district lines. 34 of those commissioners re-applied but were rejected. As Mayor Tait and his council majority ...

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Moreno’s False Narrative About Measure B and the Anaheim Resort

For progressives, politics is less about truth than about competing narratives – which makes controlling the narrative imperative. [It’s also a major reason campus leftists try to shut down opposing viewpoints, because competing narratives cannot be allowed to take root.] In Anaheim, Councilman Jose F. Moreno is making a determined effort to enthrone his political narrative of the Resort District ...

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Councilman Faessel Hosts Community Meeting Tonight, May 16, on Kraemer Homeless Shelter

District 5 Councilman Steve Faessel is hosting a community meeting this evening to talk about the newly-opened Bridges at Kraemer Homeless Shelter. The meeting is tonight, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 621 Sunkist Avenue in Anaheim. Click here for the meeting flyer. Faessel will be joined by 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Anaheim Police ...

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Denise Barnes To Be Fined By Fair Political Practices Commission

Among the items on the May 25, 2017 agenda of the California Fair Political Practices Commission is a proposed $100 fine for “failure to disclose her pro-rata share of her spouse’s income on her Candidate Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87207” in her candidate Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests filed on August 12, 2016. There’s ...

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Anaheim Office of Immigrant Integration?

One of the the ideas floated at the most recent Welcoming Anaheim immigration task force meeting was creating an Office of Immigrant Integration within Anaheim city government. During a discussion following a presentation by Rhonda Ortiz of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, task force member and progressive activist Julio Perez, the executive director of the Orange County ...

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