Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

UPDATE: Moreno & Rest of “Anaheim 21” Enter Not Guilty Pleas On Two Misdemeanor Counts

On May 20, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and other members of the so-called “Anaheim 21” collectively entered “not guilty” pleas on two misdemeanor counts stemming from a union “action” that brought traffic to a standstill and required a massive deployment of police resources. All 21 defendants are represented by the same lawyer, criminal defense attorney Fred Thiagarajah. This ...

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Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge: Biggest Event In Disneyland History Since Park’s 1955 Opening

It’s fair to say the Friday opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be the single biggest event in Disneyland history since Walt Disney opened the park on July 17, 1955. Disney has invested $1 billion in the 14-acre expansion land – the largest single park expansion in Disneyland’s history. “Galaxy’s Edge” has been lovingly and intensely crafted by Imagineers ...

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Disneyland Resort Announces $10 Million Child Care Program For Cast Members

Yesterday, the Disneyland Resort announced is it committing $10 million annually child care program for qualifying full- and part-time cast members with children 12 and under. “Making quality childcare more accessible and affordable is the latest addition to a growing package of innovative programs that reflect our ongoing commitment to expand opportunities and improve the lives of our Cast Members,” ...

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UPDATED: OCCORD’s Angel Stadium “Forum” Tainted By Politics, Deceptive Rhetoric

UPDATED with response from the AUHSD. The May 15 “educational event” organized by OCCORD, UNITE-HERE Local 11 and SEIU at Katella High School was hyper-political, one-sided and deceptive – punctuated by episodes of surreality. Political Campaign Rally, Not A Residents Forum It was readily apparent audience members were not ordinary, unaffiliated residents there under the assumption they were attending an ...

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Remembering The Meaning of Memorial Day

More than 651,000 Americans have died in battle defending the United States, our freedom and our way of life (1.2 million have died during wartime service). Memorial Day is when we honor and reflect upon their supreme sacrifice for our Republic. More than any other public pronouncements, I think President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – written before there was a ...

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Anaheim Jumps Up 11 Spots In Annual ParkScore Rankings

  Anaheim jumped up 11 places from last year in the annual ParkScore Index released by the Trust for Public Lands (TPL).  The index ranks park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities, and Anaheim moved up to 57th place. TPL’s ParkScore Index ranks city parks based on four factors: Park access: the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute ...

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Fact Check: Progressive Special Interests Rally Misleads Public On Angel Stadium Negotiations

Last week, OCCORD, UNITE-HERE LOCAL 11 and SEIU organized a “community forum and educational event” at Katella High School. The topic: Angel Stadium lease negotiations. About 150 people attended – primarily OCCORD staffers, UNITE-HERE Local 11 and SEIU members and some allied local elected officials; a full complement of Anaheim City Council gadflies and a smattering of unaffiliated residents. OCCORD ...

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24th Annual Taste of Anaheim Is Thursday, May 16 At GardenWalk

The 24th Annual Taste of Anaheim is happening tomorrow evening, May 16 at the Anaheim GardenWalk – showcasing ah panoply of foodie delights from the city’s leading eateries. The Taste of Anaheim is the city’s premier food and music festival which promotes Anaheim’s food and beverage industry as well as the City of Anaheim. 50 restaurants will be on hand ...

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City Council Approves Installing Fire Detection Cameras In Anaheim Hills

The Canyon 2 in 2017 hit Anaheim Hills hard, burning more than 9,000 acres and damaging 25 homes. The ensuing investigation revealed that delayed OC Fire Authority response to initial reports of the fire enabled its spread. Acting to prevent such a scenario from re-occurring, the Anaheim  City Council last night approved the installation of four state-of-the-art fire detection cameras ...

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St. Jude Proposing Community Health Clinic At Ponderosa Park

UPDATE: The City Council voted 5-0 to approve the proposal. The Anaheim City Council tonight will consider a proposal to lease a portion of Ponderoa Park for a $1 a year to St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, which would build a 5,000 square-foot community health clinic. The clinic would be sited on a part of Ponderosa Park – on Orangewood ...

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