Government & Politics

AD68: Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox To Challenge Incumbent Steven Choi

Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox, a Democrat, has announced she will challenge Republican incumbent Assemblyman Steve Choi for the 68th Assembly District in 2020. AD68 includes Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Orange and Lake Forest. In a prepared statement issued on January 2, Fox stated: “With Washington in continuous disarray, it’s more important than ever that we ensure California is a beacon of hope, ...

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Homeless Encampments Cleared From La Palma, Schweitzer, Maxwell Parks, Other Locations

[H/T to commenter David Michael Klawe for bringing this to our attention.] The City of Anaheim posted this update yesterday on Nextdoor.com: Anaheim Shelter Plan update: Park encampments cleared More than 150 people have moved to an interim emergency homeless shelter from Maxwell, La Palma and Schweitzer parks, a west Anaheim street corner, an underpass at Gene Autry Way and ...

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Council Adopts New Standard For Placing Items On Council Agenda

In an effort to streamline often clogged council agendas and long meetings, on December 18 the Anaheim City Council voted to change how councilmembers agendize items for consideration. Under the new policy, a councilmember will need the assent of at least two colleagues to agendize an item for council consideration; previously, council policy allowed for any councilmember to direct staff ...

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Rent Control Measure Coming To Anaheim?

At the December 6 city council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tasked city staff with a research project: survey rents in Anaheim and schedule a council workshop on the results of that study, along with what other cities have done in terms of rent “stabilization” – which is a euphemism for rent control. What this looks like is Moreno ...

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Homeless Encampment Cleared From Maxwell Park

Christmas came early for the neighborhoods adjacent to Maxwell Park on Friday morning, as city authorities cleared the homeless encampment that had been growing exponentially during the last few months – reclaiming the park for its proper use by the public. As many as 50 tents clogged the sidewalks on both sides of Broadway, in front of Maxwell Park and ...

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OC Clerk-Recorder Moving North County Office To Anaheim

Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be moving his North County Branch Office in Fullerton to a new location in Anaheim in an effort to address increasing demand for services and also to offer expanded services. Clerk-Recorder Nguyen is looking to have the new office up and running in February 2019. The current North County Branch office in Fullerton has ...

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Palm Lane Charter School Celebrates Its First Christmas

Palm Lane Charter School in Anaheim has marked its first Christmas season since opening its doors in August as an independent public charter school with a Winter Celebration yesterday. Students gave holiday performances by grade at a special assembly. Later each classes had the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with St. Nick – followed by ...

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New Council Majority Takes Control Of Regional Government Appointments

Elections have consequences, as they say – and that aphorism played out Tuesday night as the Anaheim City Council re-organized its representation on regional government bodies. Members of the new council majority claimed the lion share of appointments to regional bodies like the OC Sanitation District while the remnant of the Tait-Moreno majority – Councilmembers Jose F. Moreno and Denise ...

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Are Days Numbered For Maxwell Park Homeless Encampment?

The temporary emergency shelter on State College is due to open its doors the morning of December 20. The first order of business is to accommodate those homeless encamped at Maxwell, Twila Reid and La Palma parks.  Homeless people camping at those parks have been outreached to and warned that with the opening of the temporary shelter, the city will ...

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State College Shelter To Open On December 20

The 200-bed temporary emergency homeless shelter on State College Street – what some are calling the “Miracle on State College” – is ready to open tomorrow morning and begin receiving homeless people living in Maxwell, Twila Reid and La Palma parks and begin receiving tomorrow morning. In a testament to the private sector speed and nimbleness and a City Hall ...

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