Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

AUHSD Leadership Traveling To Asia, Europe To Recruit Students From “High Net Worth” Families

The Anaheim Union High School District is sending district staff – including Superintendent Mike Matsuda and Anaheim High School teacher Ryan Ruelas – on recruiting trips to Asia and Europe to convince “high net worth families” to enroll their children in AUHSD schools. The Recruited students would pay tuition of nearly $14,000 to attend an AUHSD high school for their ...

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Council Approves Stadium Sale for $325 Million; Angels To Stay Through 2050

At an 8-plus hour long special council meeting yesterday, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-2 to approve a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) under which SRB Management, a development partnership controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno, would buy Angel Stadium and the surrounding property for $325 million. As part of the sale, the Angels committed to splaying in Anaheim for ...

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Angels Deal: It’s Game Day At The Anaheim City Council

It’s game day for the proposed agreement to keep the Angels in Anaheim through at least 2050. The Anaheim City Council is holding a special meeting today at 2:00 p.m. to vote on selling Angel Stadium and the surrounding acreage for $325 million to a business partnership led by team owner Arte Moreno. The city-commissioned appraisal came up with different ...

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Steve Faessel Becomes Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem

District 5 Councilman Steve Faessel was appointed Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow councilmembers for 2020. Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring nominated Faessel for the post. “I think Steve Faessel will make a wonderful Mayor Pro Tem,” said Kring, noting Faessel’s long history of service to the community as both a volunteer and a member of city boards and ...

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J. Paolo Magcalas Thinks Thanksgiving Is Racist And Must Be “De-Colonized”

In October, we examined the missionary progressive ideology underlying the birth of Ethnic Studies programs in the Anaheim Union High School District.  It’s chief apostle in AUSHD is J. Paolo Magcalas, a former Loara High School history teacher who established the district’s first Ethnic Studies program in order to “liberate” students from the “oppression” of traditional U.S. history curriculum. Magcalas ...

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Moreno, Critics Spreading Misinformation About Angels Deal

The city’s proposed sale of Angel Stadium and the surrounding 153 acres to the Angels for $325 million has landed like a flash bang grenade among the usual circle of “experts,” gadflies and critics of Mayor Harry Sidhu and the city council majority – leaving them scrambling for arguments to oppose the deal. They had convinced themselves that any agreement ...

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AUSHD Loses Its Court Battle To Withhold Public Records On Denying Transfer Requests

[Editor’s note: this article was originally published in the OC Register on December 10, 2019. It is demonstrative of the lack of transparency that is characteristic of the Anaheim Union High School District.] California Policy Center’s Bittersweet Legal Victory Over Anaheim School District by Will Swaim In 2017, the California Policy Center made what should have been a routine request ...

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Moorlach Demolishes Myth That Charter Schools Hurt Traditional Public School Funding

[Editor’s note: this was originally published in the Voice of OC on December 13, 2019]. Data Shows Charters Do Not Hurt School District Finances by John M.W. Moorlach California charter schools took a beating in the state Capitol this year. Charters are cost-effective alternatives created by parents, cities, universities and foundations. The parents want their children to receive an education ...

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What Is The Coalition Of Resort Labor Unions?

Yesterday, the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions held a press conference to announce their class action lawsuit against the Disneyland Resort and SodexoMagic (a Disneyland Resort tenant), alleging the company is not complying with Anaheim’s “living wage” ordinance. It received plenty of media coverage – none of which relates much information about the CRLU member unions and their “allies” who ...

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