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Angels Stadium Negotiations And Apparent News Reporting

Say you own a rental house, and one day your tenant spends his own money to put in an expensive swimming pool and jacuzzi, complete with rock slide, grotto and tropical landscaping. Would your reaction to your tenant spending an enormous sum to improve your property, “Hey! You’re only doing that for your own benefit!” That’s pretty much the gist ...

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Fact Check: Did Council Direct The Simultaneous Release of Stadium Appraisal To Public?

Last year, did the Anaheim City Council direct that the Angel Stadium appraisal be released simultaneously to the city council and the public? It did, according to yesterday’s Voice of OC story on Angel Stadium negotiations: “A Nov. 20 2018 vote stipulated the appraisal would be released to the public and the City Council simultaneously, with the language in the ...

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OCCORD Staff Exodus Continues; Focus On Stadium Deal Among Reasons

The exodus of staff from OCCORD (Orange County Community Organized For Responsible Development) continues, as the once-muscular progressive political advocacy group shrinks to just four staffers from a high of more than a dozen several weeks ago.  Two more senior staffers are among the recent departures. According to recent media reporting based on interviews with departing staffers,  a leading factor ...

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UPDATED: OCCORD’s Angel Stadium “Forum” Tainted By Politics, Deceptive Rhetoric

UPDATED with response from the AUHSD. The May 15 “educational event” organized by OCCORD, UNITE-HERE Local 11 and SEIU at Katella High School was hyper-political, one-sided and deceptive – punctuated by episodes of surreality. Political Campaign Rally, Not A Residents Forum It was readily apparent audience members were not ordinary, unaffiliated residents there under the assumption they were attending an ...

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Fact Check: Progressive Special Interests Rally Misleads Public On Angel Stadium Negotiations

Last week, OCCORD, UNITE-HERE LOCAL 11 and SEIU organized a “community forum and educational event” at Katella High School. The topic: Angel Stadium lease negotiations. About 150 people attended – primarily OCCORD staffers, UNITE-HERE Local 11 and SEIU members and some allied local elected officials; a full complement of Anaheim City Council gadflies and a smattering of unaffiliated residents. OCCORD ...

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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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CATER Crater Time?

Anaheim Insider here. More bad news for Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, the gadfly faction better known as CATER. Last week, TheLiberalOC.com revealed that CATER, despite claiming 501(c)(4) non-profit status, has never filed the annual Form 990 disclosure reports it is required by law to submit to the IRS. A few days later, TheLiberalOC.com reported CATER is longer ...

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BREAKING: Judge Slaps Down CATER In A Withering Ruling In Angels Lawsuit

CATER’s lawyer, blogger Greg Diamond, is infamous for his rambling, palaverous style of writing. Superior Court Judge James Di Cesare issued a stinging ruling today against CATER’s lawsuit against the Angels negotiations MOU, and it’s clear he has had his fill of Diamond’s windy, tortuous argumentation, calling him out for “long-winded, meandering obscuring the legal substance of the claims” and ...

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