Government & Politics

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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Mayor Harry Sidhu: A New Day For Baseball In Anaheim

It is a new day in Anaheim, Orange County’s baseball city. We are in the early stages of working with the Angels on the team’s future in Anaheim. In doing so, we want to build on the benefits baseball brings for our residents and extend a legacy that has helped make Anaheim the most exciting city in Orange County. In ...

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Remembering The Meaning of Memorial Day

More than 651,000 Americans have died in battle defending the United States, our freedom and our way of life (1.2 million have died during wartime service). Memorial Day is when we honor and reflect upon their supreme sacrifice for our Republic. More than any other public pronouncements, I think President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – written before there was a ...

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Anaheim Jumps Up 11 Spots In Annual ParkScore Rankings

  Anaheim jumped up 11 places from last year in the annual ParkScore Index released by the Trust for Public Lands (TPL).  The index ranks park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities, and Anaheim moved up to 57th place. TPL’s ParkScore Index ranks city parks based on four factors: Park access: the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute ...

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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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Thousands Lost Their Homes While Rep. Katie Porter Made Six Figures

Originally published in SoCalDailyPulse.com: Editor’s Note: the subject of this article, Rep. Katie Porter, represents the 45th Congressional District, which includes the eastern portion of Anaheim. First-term Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Irvine) made waves last month after her grilling of Chase Bank CEO Jamie Dimon went viral. If the soundbites tell us anything, it is that Rep. Katie Porter wants to ...

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City Council Approves Installing Fire Detection Cameras In Anaheim Hills

The Canyon 2 in 2017 hit Anaheim Hills hard, burning more than 9,000 acres and damaging 25 homes. The ensuing investigation revealed that delayed OC Fire Authority response to initial reports of the fire enabled its spread. Acting to prevent such a scenario from re-occurring, the Anaheim  City Council last night approved the installation of four state-of-the-art fire detection cameras ...

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St. Jude Proposing Community Health Clinic At Ponderosa Park

UPDATE: The City Council voted 5-0 to approve the proposal. The Anaheim City Council tonight will consider a proposal to lease a portion of Ponderoa Park for a $1 a year to St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, which would build a 5,000 square-foot community health clinic. The clinic would be sited on a part of Ponderosa Park – on Orangewood ...

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