Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

AUHSD To Teachers: You Can Drop Curriculum, Talk About Coronarivus For Rest Of Semester

The Anaheim Union High School District has extended its school closures through the May 21 – the end of the academic year. AUSHD teachers and students will try to continue education in their various subjects an requirements via remote learning. Or not. Last week, Superintendent Michael Matsuda gave AUHSD teachers permission to stop teaching from the established curriculum and instead ...

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COVID-19: Disney Furloughing Parks & Resort Employees, Slashing Executive Pay

The Walt Disney Company announced it is furloughing non-essential employees of its Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division – which includes theme parks, resorts and stores – beginning on April 19. In a letter to employees, known in Disney jargon as cast members, the company said “With the utmost care and consideration, we are instituting a temporary, short-term furlough for ...

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COVID-19 Anaheim Ducks Will Pay All Part-Time Staff Through June 30

  From Anaheim Arena Management: Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Gulls Owners Henry and Susan Samueli today informed part-time employees of their sports and event management companies that all 2,100 part-time staff members will be paid for current or future rescheduled, postponed or canceled events through June 30. This includes all programs and events at Honda Center as well as ...

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COVID-19: Disney Donates 100,000 N95 Masks; Will Pay Cast Members Thru At Least April 18

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and the federal government extends shelter-in-place through April, Disney announced it will pay cast members at its currently-closed theme parks through at least April 18. Disney also announced it is donating 100,000 N95 masks and other personal protective equipment for use by front-line health care professionals in California, New York and Florida. Although there ...

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COVID-19: Anaheim Enacts Economic Recovery Plan, Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Acting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anaheim City Council this week approved protections Coronavirus-affected residents from eviction and an economic recovery package to help the city’s tourism-based economy to quickly rebound from the pandemic shutdown. At its regular-scheduled March 24 meeting, the council unanimously approved a request by Mayor Harry Sidhu to enact a temporary moratorium on evictions ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Wants Jobless Members To Keep Paying Union Dues

Last week, UNITE-HERE Local 11 boss Ada Briceno published an partisan op-ed in the Voice of OC calling for a raft of government support programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Many families, including many of our union members, live paycheck to paycheck,” Briceno wrote. “We’re already seeing signs of financial stress among workers.” “If a company needs to let go of ...

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COVID-19: Sidhu Asks Council To Approve Temporary Eviction Moratorium

The coronavirus pandemic has hit California communities like a whirlwind, and Anaheim is no exception. The Anaheim Resort (including the Disney parks), the Anaheim Convention Center and a number of venues temporarily closed down last week. Anaheim City Hall shut down earlier this week out of an abundance of caution. The iconic Anaheim White House is shutting down for the ...

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Will CA Democrats Elevate Ada Briceno’s Divisive Style To The DNC?

Recently, Ada Briceno has been accumulating titles like a British monarch. She’s co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11. She chairman of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD). She’s chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Now she wants to add Democratic National Committee member. Her track record raises legitimate questions at whether her election to the DNC would ...

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County of Orange Issues Revised COVID-19 Order

After a confusing start yesterday, the County of Orange has revised the public health order issued yesterday by County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick. According to the revised order, in accordance with state-issued guidelines, in order to protect and preserve public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19: All movie theatres, gyms and health clubs must close All bars and ...

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