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EXHIBITOR Magazine Names Anaheim One Of America’s Top 10 Trade Show Destinations

Anaheim was named one of the nation’s most popular trade show destinations, according to EXHIBITOR Magazine’s 2018 Travel and Accommodations Survey. The survey queried 200 exhibit and event professionals, who spend an average of nearly two months traveling to trade show and corporate events in cities around the world. The survey’s aim was determining which cities those marketers are frequenting, ...

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Democrats Attacking Democrats In Anaheim Races

Overlooked in the typically one-dimensional media coverage of Anaheim campaigns is the dynamic of Democratic interest groups spending tens of thousands of dollars harshly attacking Democrat candidates for Anaheim mayor and city council. The Democratic Party of Orange County has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken for mayor and Councilman Jose F. Moreno for re-election. The Orange County Employees Association – a de ...

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Mark Lopez Running for Anaheim Elementary School Board As Ally of Pro-Union, Anti-Charter School Crowd

During the first few days of August, former city council candidate Mark Lopez – a staffer for Supervisor Shawn Nelson – snagged a job as a special education teacher at Magnolia High School, changed his party registration from Republican to No Party Preference, filed to run for the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education in Trustee Area 4 with ...

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Jason Young Re-Emerges

Halloween approaches, and like a bad horror franchise, Jason Young – the Tonya Harding of Anaheim politics – has re-emerged to sling mud in the Anaheim City Council races. Young is possessed of a simplistic idea: Disney is evil and any candidates it supports must be mindless puppets. The corollary is any candidate or elected official who criticizes Disney is a pure ...

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Cynthia Ward Campaign Raising Little Money, Dependent On Public Employee Unions

Council gadfly Cynthia Ward’s campaign reported raising only $90 between September 23 and October 10, according to her most recent periodic campaign report. According to the Ward for Mayor campaign’s Form 460 covering that critical period,  the campaign spent $3,218 – mostly on printing flyers.  Her campaign has spent a total of $17,826 to date, and reported $2,518 cash-on-hand. Yesterday, ...

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Howard Ahmanson’s Orwellian Campaign Against Trevor O’Neil

Savings and loan heir Howard Ahmanson is waging an Orwellian campaign of political doublespeak against Trevor O’Neil, the conservative Republican businessman running for Anaheim City Council from District 6. What might be termed the Robespierre faction of the OC GOP has targeted O’Neil, an independent conservative who has not bent the knee to Mayor Tom Tait. Ahmanson is a reclusive ...

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Disney Cancels 4-Diamond Luxury Hotel

Disney today announced it is cancelling the 700-room 4-Diamond luxury hotel it was planning to build at the west end of Downtown Disney. The project constituted a $700 million investment that would have created 5,050 temporary jobs and 3,434 permanent jobs. Disneyland Resort spokesperson Lisa Haines said via a statement: “We’ve taken the time to review the economics of our ...

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More Public Employee Union Spending For Cynthia Ward, Robert Nelson

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) continues its campaign spending to promote Anaheim council candidates aligned the with Tait-Moreno majority. Using the California Taxpayers Protection Committee as a vehicle, the powerful government union reported funding a negative mailer attacking Mitch Caldwell, the civic activist, businessman and former Planning Commissioner running in District 3 against left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a ...

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District 6: OC Taxpayers Association PAC Endorses Trevor O’Neil

The Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC has announced its endorsement of Trevor O’Neil for Anaheim City Council from District 6, which encompasses the Anaheim Hills section of the city. “I am honored that the Orange County Taxpayers Association has endorsed my candidacy for Anaheim City Council!” said O’Neil on his campaign Facebook page. “OCTAX fights to make taxes fair, understandable, ...

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OC Register Opposes Union $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

[This editorial was originally published by the OC Register on March 7, 2018] A proposed ballot initiative requiring Disneyland Resort and any large hospitality business receiving subsidies from the city of Anaheim to pay an $18 minimum wage seeks to wrongly involve government in a situation that could use less government involvement. Because, whatever valid criticisms there are to make ...

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