Government & Politics

Palm Lane Charter Fight: It’s Parents v. Anaheim Elementary School District In State Court of Appeals On February 23

Cecilia Ochoa

The California Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments this Thursday, February 23 in the Parent Trigger Law petition case regarding Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim. It has been more than two years since a group of Latino, mostly immigrant Palm Lane parents filed a petition under the state Parent Trigger Law to convert their low-performing school into an ...

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Anaheim Elementary School District’s Wishy-Washiness On Politically Correct Truancy

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A progressive political project called “A Day Without Immigrants” took place last Thursday, in which workers and students were encouraged to ditch work and school as an expression of solidarity and opposition to the oppression under which they imaging suffering. One of those affected was the Anaheim Elementary School District (currently suing parents who are trying to convert their neighborhood ...

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UPDATED: Moreno Labels Murray Push for Transparency on Immigration Task Force “Dog Whistle Politics”

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District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tacitly played the race card during an exchange with Councilwoman Kris Murray over her request for full public transparency for the “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration task force – accusing her of playing “dog whistle politics” and claiming “people like you” intimidate Latinos. The progressive Chicano Studies professor – who has made greater transparency a priority ...

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Transparency Takes A Beating From Tait Council Majority


Transparency took a beating from the Tait council majority this Tuesday by voting down an attempt by Councilwoman Kris Murray to apply full public transparency to the Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration mayoral task force. Mayor Tait then took it a step further by agendizing for the next council meeting a repeal of the December 20 council resolution authorizing the Welcoming ...

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Will Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” Also Be Transparent Anaheim?

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One of the items on this evening’s city council agenda concerns the Welcoming Anaheim task force cooked up by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. The council has already approved its formation, although Councilmembers Kris Murray and Lucille Kring abstained and Councilwoman Denise Barnes voted no amidst concerns over the deliberate vagueness of the proposal in the context ...

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Tait and Moreno Try To Straddle Political Fissure of Sanctuary Cities

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The Santa Ana City Council has embraced sanctuary city status with reckless gusto, as councilmembers fell over themselves to lead “the resistance” to what they imagine is coming from the Trump Administration. The situation has been more muddled in Anaheim. Councilmembers Kris Murray, Lucille Kring, Steve Faessel and Denise Barnes have variously indicated their opposition to refusing cooperation with federal ...

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