Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

UPDATED: Crazy – Steve Rocco Steals A March On Deb Pauly To File Ballot Argument Against OUSD School Bond

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] File this under “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.” Since losing her bid for the 68th Assembly District, former Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly has been fashioning herself as a sort of Taxpayer Advocate At Large. Pauly had been a leading opponent of the last Orange Unified School District facilities bond, Measure K, which failed by ...

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Anaheim Council District 1: Chavez Lodge Endorsed By D.A. Rackauckas, Former Anaheim Police Chief Welter

This came over the transom today from the Steve Chavez Lodge for Anaheim City Council campaign: Commissioner Lodge Locks Up Coveted OC Public Safety Endorsements Retired Police Detective Adds District Attorney and Former Anaheim Police Chief to Growing List of Prominent Endorsements  (West Anaheim) – Today, Anaheim Budget Commissioner and retired police detective Steven Chavez Lodge announced his campaign has received ...

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AnaheimBROS Directed To Cease Using Communist Party Term “Politburo”

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] The Anaheim High School Unified School District has directed a progressive student political club at Anaheim High School to stop describing itself as a “politburo” – a term inextricably linked to Communist atrocities world-wide and offensive to Southeast Asian immigrants who suffered at the hands of Communist regimes. The ostensible mission of AnaheimBROS, an Anaheim High ...

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UNITE-HERE Circulators Misleading Voters Into Thinking Referendum Petition Targets Disney

The militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE’s circulators are busily trying to gather signatures in an attempt to qualify a city-wide referendum on the development agreements approved last month by the Anaheim City Council for the two 4-Diamond hotels proposed by the Wincome Group. And they are willing to say anything to get voters to sign their petitions. A reader encountered ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes On Streetcar, STRs But Not Quite On Hotel Incentive Policy

Here’s video of District 1 candidate Denise Barnes at this week’s Anaheim Republican Assembly candidate forum, answering the total of two questions that were posed to the 11 council candidates. The questions were allegedly selected at random. Barnes is the hand-picked candidate of Mayor Tom Tait, part of his quest to obtain a council majority for this last two years ...

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ARA Candidate Forum Panned By OCPolitical.com

In his post live-blogging Wednesday night’s Anaheim Republican Assembly candidate forum, Chris Nguyen details the candidates’ answers to the two – count ’em, 2 – questions they were asked, notes the oddness of a GOP candidate forum in which Democrats outnumber Republicans, and pans the forum format as “one of the worst forum formats I’ve ever seen.” We are live ...

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Anaheim City Council Candidates: Final Ballot Order

Following is the ballot order for the Anaheim City Council election this November, per the randomized alphabet drawing (candidates who paid for candidate statements in the sample ballot are in bold): District 1 Angel VanStark – Tax Assistant Mark Richard Daniels – Community Volunteer Orlando Perez – Businessman/Realtor Freddy Fitzgerald Carvajal – Insurance Broker Steven Chavez Lodge – Anaheim Commissioner/Businessman ...

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The Anaheim Republican Assembly’s Strange Candidate Forum

For those unable to attend, the following is a summary of tonight’s council candidate forum sponsored by the Anaheim Republican Assembly: All 11 candidates in attendance oppose Short-Term Rentals, the streetcar and TOT tax rebates to attract 4-Diamond hotels. That was it. The candidates were asked a total of TWO questions: “What is your opinion on the Anaheim street car ...

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Democrat Voters Dominate In 5 of 6 Anaheim Council Districts; “People’s Map” A Big Win For Progressive Interest Groups

The “People’s Map” pushed by a coalition of left-wing pressure groups has taken a largely nominal city-wide Democratic voter registration advantage in Anaheim and converted it into large Democratic advantages in five of the six council districts.  This should come as a surprise to no one since that was always the objective of the campaign for by-district elections, notwithstanding the ...

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