Angels

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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CATER Rumored To Not Be Doing Well In Its Lawsuit Against Angels MOU

Anaheim Insider here. The word in legal circles is that CATER’s lawsuit against the Angels MOU isn’t going well. There was a court hearing last week, I’m told Superior Court Judge James J. Di Cesare’s attitude toward the verbalizations of Greg Diamond, blogger and CATER general counsel, was impatience with ground already covered, while giving CATER the opportunity to amend ...

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Re-Elect Tom Tait Mayor: Why?

This week, the Orange County Register (OCR, 2014) endorsed the re-election of Tom Tait as Anaheim’s mayor, calling him the “best [candidate] to lead the city.” Examining the rationale presented in its endorsement, however, I found little to justify the paper’s support. The OCR cited Tait’s quelling anger and potential violence following riots during 2012 and supporting citizens’ oversight of ...

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Mayor Tait Hitless in Four Years

How important to Mayor Tait is re-signing the Anaheim Angels for 20+ years? For members of the Anaheim City Council and the Angels, negotiations to achieve a new lease agreement have not been a surprise. Let’s review Tait’s substantive comments about the lease in his State of the City addresses since 2011. January 2011: Zilch. January 2012: The Angels signed two new ...

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Kring: “It’s About Leadership”

This came over the transom yesterday from Councilwoman Lucille Kring, responding to Mayor Tom Tait’s October 2 op-ed in the OC Register: It’s About Leadership By Councilwoman Lucille Kring City of Anaheim Leadership – that is what you expect from a mayor of a major city. But Tom Tait, in his opinion column of Oct. 2, 2014, “We need to ...

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Tait’s Hollow Complaint

Anaheim Insider here. Last night, Mayor Tom Tait held up the latest of the ads that the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce-led “Keep the Angels” coalition has been running. He complained these ads are causing Anaheim voters to blame him for the distinct possibility the Angels will leave Anaheim: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg1gZxgGP8] Incredible. Month after month, since the City Council approved the ...

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