Jose Moreno

The Real Story Behind The Casa Grande Apartments Rent Hike

Last night’s Anaheim City Council illustrates there are no simple, easy answers to the issue of housing affordability in general and rising rents in particular, that the reality is often more complex than conventional greedy-landlord-versus-poor-tenants narrative, and simplistic solutions like rent control are inadequate and actually counterproductive. A group of tenants from a small apartment building spoke during public comments. ...

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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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Matsuda Wrote Recommendation AUHSD Principal, Despite Knowing He Failed To Report Teacher’s Sexual Harassment Of Student

Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda wrote a letter of recommendation for a principal whom Matsuda knew had failed to report sexual abuse allegations to law enforcement, despite being legally required to do so, the OC Register reported last week. The revelation regarding Matsuda’s recommendation of former John F. Kennedy High School principal Russell Earnest emanates from a ...

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Moreno’s Mobile Home Park Rent Freeze Is Misguided, Unnecessary

This evening Anaheim City Council takes up Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s request for an emergency freeze on mobile home park rents. Moreno’s request was made at the previous council meeting, ostensibly in response to a large rent increase facing Rancho La Paz mobile home park residents stemming from a change of ownership. The city council ought to reject the rent ...

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Moreno, Briceno & Other Illegal Protest Defendants Share Attorney, Glorify Arrests

Councilman Jose F. Moreno, OC Democratic Party Chair Ada Briceno and the other 20 defendants being prosecuted for illegally shutting down the busy Harbor Boulevard/Katella Avenue intersection are all being represented by the same lawyer: criminal defense attorney: Fred Thiagarajah, a former deputy district attorney. Thiagarajah’s criminal defense practice includes theft, fraud, DUI, violent offenses, drug crimes, domestic violence and sex crimes. ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Stalking Wedding Registries As Part Of Organizing Campaign

The militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE Local 11 is stalking the wedding registries of engaged couples who’ve scheduled their weddings and/or receptions at the Terranea Resort, in an attempt to persuade them to take their business elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month: “Congratulations on your engagement! I am sorry to say that nine women, employed or formerly ...

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Jose F. Moreno Charged With Conspiracy, Loitering By OC District Attorney In Illegal Protest Action

Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno has been charged with one misdemeanor count each of loitering and conspiracy to for his part in an illegal union demonstration action that shut down the busy Harbor and Katella intersection during the Anaheim Convention Center’s biggest trade show this January. The arraignment is scheduled for April 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-8, North ...

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Moreno Wants To Eliminate City Employee Health Care Plans, Push Them Into “Medicare for All”

During an interview on a local progressive podcast, Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his desire to eliminate Anaheim city employees’ current healthcare benefits, and force them into a federal single-payer system under socialist Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-All” proposal. “The big thing for me – people say you’re a city councilman why do you keep bringing it up – if we have ...

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