District 3

Scholar: Draft Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum Is Handbook For Classroom Propagandizing

Three years ago, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to develop a model “ethnic studies” curriculum for California’s public schools. It was a compromise arising from legislation to impose ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement. The self-described intent of this curriculum, according to its executive summary: “At its core, the field of ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study ...

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City Releases Conceptual Plan for La Palma Park Revitalization

The City of Anaheim published on its Facebook page a conceptual plan for a “re-imaging” of venerable La Palma Park, located on La Palma Avenue between Anaheim and Harbor boulevards in District 3. Here’s the current state of La Palma Park (via Google Maps): From the city’s Facebook page: “After community meetings, we took into account much of the feedback ...

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Nearly 100 Residents Convene At Anaheim First Community Summit

Anaheim First kicked off the historic Anaheim Community Assessment with a packed community summit on July 10 that was attended by nearly 100 Anaheim residents of all ages, from every walk of life and every part of the city. Anaheim First is a 501(c)(3) grass-roots community organization whose mission is generating resident-driven solutions that positively transform our neighborhoods — led ...

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OC Register Editorial Page AWOL On Rent Control Push In Anaheim

An OC Register editorial from last week criticized the City of Anaheim’s recently approved contract with the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, under which the city renewed its traditional, long-standing partnership with the Chamber to promote economic development in Anaheim.  The editorial attempts to contrast it unfavorably with the city council’s mid-2000s approach – praised as a time when “Anaheim made ...

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Moreno Attacks Colleagues Integrity – Then Complains They Aren’t Cooperative

Councilman Jose F. Moreno regularly accuses or insinuates – without proof or evidence – that his council colleagues trade votes for campaign contributions. At the same time, he also regularly whinges that his council colleagues do not extend him courtesies and considerations for his requests. Here’s a thought: maybe routinely smearing one’s council colleagues isn’t the best strategy for winning ...

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Moreno Blames Capitalism For What Ails Us

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno recently posted this on his Facebook page: One of the constants of human history is smart people believing foolish things. There’s a lot of it going around nowadays and Moreno’s re-post of this nonsense about capitalism is a case in point. It’s capitalism that funds our pensions. It’s capitalism that endlessly opens new opportunities ...

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UPDATE: Moreno & Rest of “Anaheim 21” Enter Not Guilty Pleas On Two Misdemeanor Counts

On May 20, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and other members of the so-called “Anaheim 21” collectively entered “not guilty” pleas on two misdemeanor counts stemming from a union “action” that brought traffic to a standstill and required a massive deployment of police resources. All 21 defendants are represented by the same lawyer, criminal defense attorney Fred Thiagarajah. This ...

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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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Council Aides: Moreno Hires Radicals, Barnes Hires Cynthia Ward

There have been recent changes in the ranks of aides to Anaheim City Councilmembers, as two councilmembers have added two political activists to their ranks. As readers may (or may not) know, the mayor and councilmembers are each allotted a budget to hire council aides to assist them in their duties. Technically, they work for the city manager’s office. At ...

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