Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

AUSHD Superintendent Matsuda Using District Funds For Anti-Charter School Political Conference

Why is the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees paying $1,800 for Superintendent Mike Matsuda to go to Philadelphia to participate in a conference whose purpose is organizing political opposition to charter schools? At its October 10, 2019 meeting the AUHSD Board of Trustees unanimously approved up spending up to $1,800 for Superintendent Matsuda to travel to the ...

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The Moreno Hypocrisy Show, Episode 75

Twice a month, Anaheim residents are treated to a one-man show of virtue-signalling, political gamesmanship and hypocrisy, courtesy by Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Last week was no exception. Take just one example: his sermon during council comments at the end of the meeting.  Moreno singled out representatives of the building and mobile home industries who spoke in opposition to his ...

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Government Union Activist Randle-Trejo Running for City Council In District 4

Annemarie Randle-Trejo, government union activist and member of the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, is running for Anaheim City Council from District 4. Randle-Trejo is a staunch political ally of left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, who is organizing a slate of candidates in hopes of capturing a council majority. District 4 is is in central-south Anaheim and ...

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AUSHD Board Places $400 Million School Bond On March 2020 Ballot

At its October 10 meeting, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place a $398 million school bond on the March 2020 ballot for voter consideration. If passed, property owners would be taxed at a maximum rate of $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property. So, a homeowner whose house has an assessed ...

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Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade – October 26

  From the Anaheim Fall Festival: 2019’s Anaheim Fall Festival marks a return to homespun goodness with hand crafted old-timey carnival games, local entertainment, our pumpkin patch, the traditional Kiddie Costume Contest, the Howl-o-Ween Pooch Pawrade, and themed food offerings on Center Street Promenade. All activities will be low-or-no cost to enhance the family friendly nature of this event…come early, ...

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Multi-Family Housing Planned On Anaheim RV Park Site

Florida-based developer and investor Encore Capital Management has purchased the Anaheim RV Park with the intention of building a rental project consisting of 159 townhome-type units. Construction could begin as soon as late 2020, and the project will likely consist of three-bedroom units targeted at families. The Mangels family has owned and operated the RV park since the 1950s, and ...

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AUHSD To Pay $7.9 million To Student Victims Of Teacher Sex Abuse

The Anaheim Union High School District will pay $7.9 million to five former Kennedy High School students who were sexually victimized by former water polo coach Joshua Owens. Two of those students were sexually abused after teachers and AUSHD leadership were made aware of the earlier abuse allegations – while failing to report them to law enforcement, as required by ...

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Angels Stadium Negotiations And Apparent News Reporting

Say you own a rental house, and one day your tenant spends his own money to put in an expensive swimming pool and jacuzzi, complete with rock slide, grotto and tropical landscaping. Would your reaction to your tenant spending an enormous sum to improve your property, “Hey! You’re only doing that for your own benefit!” That’s pretty much the gist ...

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Should Anaheim Public School Teachers Push Radical Politics On Their Students?

Should public school teachers use their jobs to indoctrinate their students, impressionable young people, in political ideology – especially ones far out of the mainstream of the taxpaying public? Should they hold up violent communist revolutionaries and domestic radicals as objects of esteem for their students? Sadly, that is a question to which citizens and taxpayers must give increasing thought ...

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Fact Check: Did Council Direct The Simultaneous Release of Stadium Appraisal To Public?

Last year, did the Anaheim City Council direct that the Angel Stadium appraisal be released simultaneously to the city council and the public? It did, according to yesterday’s Voice of OC story on Angel Stadium negotiations: “A Nov. 20 2018 vote stipulated the appraisal would be released to the public and the City Council simultaneously, with the language in the ...

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