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UPDATED: Angels Opt Out Of Stadium Lease With Anaheim

The Angels today announced they are opting out of their stadium lease with the City of Anaheim, which owns the 52-year old stadium. “As we look to the future, we need the ability to continue to deliver a high-quality fan experience beyond what the original lease allows,” Angels president John Carpino said in a statement. “It is important that we ...

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Anaheim Chamber of Commerce-Angels Baseball Luncheon Featuring Huston Street and Joe Smith

Featuring Angels Pitchers Huston Street & Joe Smith The Los Angeles Angels joins forces with the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 2016 baseball season, and you are invited to an exclusive luncheon on April 26 inside the Diamond Club at Angel Stadium. Join select Angel players, coaches, and executive personnel for a luncheon linking the Anaheim business community to the team ...

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CATER’s Losing Angels Lawsuit Cost Anaheim Taxpayers Nearly $200,000

Dan Chmielewski reports over at TheLiberalOC.com that the CATER coffee klatch has cost Anaheim taxpayers nearly $200,000 due to the group’s lawsuit over the now-defunct, non-binding Angels negotiations framework: Its late November and time for Hot Stove talk when it comes to Major League Baseball and besides hiring Bud Black as a special assistant, the real Angels action is inaction ...

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CATER Crater Time?

Anaheim Insider here. More bad news for Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, the gadfly faction better known as CATER. Last week, TheLiberalOC.com revealed that CATER, despite claiming 501(c)(4) non-profit status, has never filed the annual Form 990 disclosure reports it is required by law to submit to the IRS. A few days later, TheLiberalOC.com reported CATER is longer ...

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Council Approves Taxpayer Protection Act, Rejects Ballot-Box Budgeting, Switches Angels Negotiator

The Anaheim City Council voted on a number of controversial agenda items last night in a marathon meeting that lasted until almost midnight. Anaheim Taxpayer Protection Act Councilwoman Kris Murray’s proposed amendment to the city charter would raise the vote threshold for the city council to place a new or increased tax before the voters from a simple majority to ...

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BREAKING: Judge Slaps Down CATER In A Withering Ruling In Angels Lawsuit

CATER’s lawyer, blogger Greg Diamond, is infamous for his rambling, palaverous style of writing. Superior Court Judge James Di Cesare issued a stinging ruling today against CATER’s lawsuit against the Angels negotiations MOU, and it’s clear he has had his fill of Diamond’s windy, tortuous argumentation, calling him out for “long-winded, meandering obscuring the legal substance of the claims” and ...

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CATER Rumored To Not Be Doing Well In Its Lawsuit Against Angels MOU

Anaheim Insider here. The word in legal circles is that CATER’s lawsuit against the Angels MOU isn’t going well. There was a court hearing last week, I’m told Superior Court Judge James J. Di Cesare’s attitude toward the verbalizations of Greg Diamond, blogger and CATER general counsel, was impatience with ground already covered, while giving CATER the opportunity to amend ...

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OC Register Columnist Speculates On A Disney Role In Stadium’s Future

The OC Register’s veteran real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner has penned a new column speculating on a role for Disney should the Angels depart for greener pastures in Tustin or elsewhere. He freely acknowledges having no special knowledge or insight into the negotiations or Disney’s strategic planning. Some excerpts: The city of Anaheim and the Angels have broken off their ...

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Kring: “It’s About Leadership”

This came over the transom yesterday from Councilwoman Lucille Kring, responding to Mayor Tom Tait’s October 2 op-ed in the OC Register: It’s About Leadership By Councilwoman Lucille Kring City of Anaheim Leadership – that is what you expect from a mayor of a major city. But Tom Tait, in his opinion column of Oct. 2, 2014, “We need to ...

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Tait’s Hollow Complaint

Anaheim Insider here. Last night, Mayor Tom Tait held up the latest of the ads that the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce-led “Keep the Angels” coalition has been running. He complained these ads are causing Anaheim voters to blame him for the distinct possibility the Angels will leave Anaheim: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg1gZxgGP8] Incredible. Month after month, since the City Council approved the ...

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