Government & Politics

Local Progressives Go Ballistic On Assemblyman Daly For Not Joining The Anti-Charter School Jihad

The fervor of the Anaheim progressive political claque’s freak-out over Assemblyman Tom Daly’s vote an a teacher union bill is testament to the almost religious intensity of their opposition to charter schools. On May 22, the state Assembly voted 44-19 to approve AB 1505, a teacher union-backed bill to squash charter schools. 17 legislators didn’t cast votes – including Democratic ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Fast-Track West Anaheim Revitalization Project

I am excited to announce long-awaited economic development plans for West Anaheim! The time has come to move development forward. At our June 18 City Council meeting, I will direct staff to agendize the necessary approvals to move forward in order to have plans before the Council by our July 30 meeting. When I campaigned for Mayor, too many West ...

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UPDATED – AUHSD: What Is “Released Time”?

UPDATED with new information about who is doing ASTA President Grant Schuster’s job for him. Teachers unions are the single most powerful entity in any public school district. The overwhelming majority of school board members in California owe their elections to teacher union endorsements and campaign funding.  As education reform advocates have noted for years, this enables teachers unions to, ...

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AUHSD: Matsuda Mixing Partisan Politics With Superintendent’s Office

Is it appropriate for school superintendent to publicly associate himself and the district he runs with partisan politics? It doesn’t appear that question crossed the mind of Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda, who was the headline speaker at the June 1 meeting of the Anaheim Democratic Club: School superintendents generally steer clear of partisan politics, and are ...

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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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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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