Government & Politics

Democrat Registration In Orange County Will Surpass The GOP Today

August 5 marked the last night in who knows how long that Orange County residents went to sleep in a red county. The Republican Party will almost certainly lose its voter registration advantage in Orange County today for the first time since the Democrats their post-Watergate advantage in 1978. According to the OC Registrar of Voters’ weekly Report of Registration ...

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City Releases Conceptual Plan for La Palma Park Revitalization

The City of Anaheim published on its Facebook page a conceptual plan for a “re-imaging” of venerable La Palma Park, located on La Palma Avenue between Anaheim and Harbor boulevards in District 3. Here’s the current state of La Palma Park (via Google Maps): From the city’s Facebook page: “After community meetings, we took into account much of the feedback ...

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Anaheim Section 8 Housing Voucher Waiting List Opening

From the City of Anaheim: The Anaheim Housing Authority will be accepting pre-applications online for the Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list beginning: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 10:00 am and closing on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:59 pm. Pre-applications will only be accepted online through this website. Applications will not be accepted at the Housing Authority offices. You ...

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Pat Russell Named Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief

From the City of Anaheim: Pat Russell, a 35-year fire service veteran including eight years as a deputy chief in Anaheim, has been named the next chief of Anaheim Fire & Rescue. Russell will be the 18th chief in Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s 136-year history. As chief, he will lead Orange County’s largest city fire department and oversee 276 employees, ...

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Former Anaheim Councilman Irv Pickler Passes Away

Former Anaheim Councilman Irv Pickler passed away on July 17.  He was 98. Public and community service was a hallmark of Pickler’s life. Pickler served for 12 years on the Anaheim City Council, from 1982 to 1994, and was an elected trustee on the Anaheim High School District Board of Education during the 1960s. He also served as a member ...

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Sanders’ Minimum Wage Hypocrisy Takes Center Stage

The controversy stemming from Bernie Sanders’ labor dispute with the union representing his campaign field organizers had laid bare the hypocrisy of his attacks on business, especially his fixation on Disney. A centerpiece of Sanders presidential campaign has been his call for more than doubling the federal minimum wage – from $7.25 to $15 an hour.  “There’s nothing “extreme” about ...

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City Council Changes Youth Commission Into Advisory Board

Responding to the high cancellation rate of Youth Commission meetings due to poor attendance by commissioners, the Anaheim City Council voted last night to change its status to an advisory board. The Youth Commission was created in 2017 at the behest of District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno. It was established with 21 members ranging from 14 to 26, with ...

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Why Are Moreno And His Allies Afraid Of Anaheim First?

A group of nearly 100 Anaheim residents of all ages, ethnicities and viewpoints, coming from every walk of life, and equally distributed among Anaheim’s six council districts – come together as Anaheim First to volunteer their time, energy, experience and ideas to develop a resident-driven plan for guiding city investment in their neighborhoods. They invest time in learning more about ...

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Nearly 100 Residents Convene At Anaheim First Community Summit

Anaheim First kicked off the historic Anaheim Community Assessment with a packed community summit on July 10 that was attended by nearly 100 Anaheim residents of all ages, from every walk of life and every part of the city. Anaheim First is a 501(c)(3) grass-roots community organization whose mission is generating resident-driven solutions that positively transform our neighborhoods — led ...

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