Government & Politics

AUSHD Hires Radical Political Activist As “Social Media Consultant”

At its December 2018 meeting, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a $20,000 contract to hire a progressive political activist as a “social media consultant” for the district. The contract is with K-12 News Network, which is owned and operated by Cynthia Liu. According to the AUSHD, the K-12 News Network is “a grassroots education news ...

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Senator Umberg Introduces Bill To Increase Renters Tax Credit

From Senator Tom Umberg’s office: Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced his support and co-authorship of Senate Bill 248, a bill that would reduce individual housing costs by increasing tax credits for renters throughout California. “The 34th Senate District, like many others across the state, includes numerous neighborhoods where the cost of rent is simply astounding,” said Senator Umberg. “With ...

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Moreno Thinks Anaheim Should Listen To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

After drawing the figurative short-straw in December 2016 requiring him to run for re-election in just two years, Councilman Jose F. Moreno turned down the temperature on his public leftism. Campaign promises to repeal the anti-camping ordinance and make Anaheim a Sanctuary City were plopped down the memory hole. Gone was regular promotion of left-wing politics and policies on social ...

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Anaheim Emergency Homeless Shelters Plan On Track

The Salvation Army’s 224-bed temporary shelter has opened its doors and is accepting homeless individuals, as the city continues making progress toward establishing and maintaining the requisite number of shelter beds to permit continued enforcement of anti-camping laws in city parks. The federal settlement agreement requires Anaheim to have 325 shelter beds to permit enforcement of anti-campaign laws. As of ...

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Ryan Ruelas & Anaheim Teachers Union Picket Award-Winning Charter School

Last month, unionized teachers at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) went on a nearly two week strike against The Accelerated Schools – an award-winning charter school in South Central LA. Picketing with them were officers of the Anaheim Secondary Teachers Association (ASTA) – the Anaheim Union High School District teachers union: Among the ASTA leaders picketing with the strikers was Ryan ...

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Sixth Graders Earn Disneyland Park Tickets for Mentoring Younger Students

Sixth-grade students at Sunkist Elementary School in Anaheim provided technology, reading, and math peer tutoring services on a weekly basis to help younger students as part of Disneyland Resort’s Happiest Class on Earth program. Launched in 2016, the 10-year program recognizes Anaheim sixth-grade students with theme park tickets to Disneyland Resort when they complete projects that enrich their school or ...

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More On Agreement Between Sheraton Park, UNITE-HERE Local 11

Last week, UNITE-HERE Local 11 announced it agreed to a contract with the Sheraton Park Hotel. The agreement boosts members pay over the next few years, while also augmenting employer support for pensions and health care. Local 11 – which represents housekeepers, front desk clerks, cooks, and dishwashers – had been picketing the hotel for weeks – culminating in a ...

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AUHSD Sued For Failure By Staff To Report Sexual Abuse Of Students

The Anaheim Union High School District is being sued for alleged failing to report sexual abuse of students by district staff, the OC Register is reporting. The staff in question are mandated reporters, and are legally bound to report instances of sexual abuse. According to the OC Register: The Anaheim Unified High School District allegedly concealed complaints of sexual abuse ...

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