Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

One Year Later: Moreno Joined In Progressive Pile-On Against Now-Vindicated Convington Students

It was announced yesterday that CNN had agreed to pay a rumored $25 million to settle the libel suit filed against it by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann. The lawsuit was prompted by the atrociously biased and misleading coverage of Sandmann’s participation in last year’s March for Life in Washington D.C. Readers may remember the malestrom resulting from ...

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2nd Round Of Anaheim First Town Halls Start On January 15

Anaheim First is hosting a second round of council district-based as part of the Anaheim Community Assessment, which will establish a resident-driven template for the 2030 Neighborhood Investment Program – a commitment by Mayor Harry Sidhu and the city council to invest $250 million in city neighborhoods over the next 10 years. Hundreds of Anaheim residents participated energetically in the ...

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Resort Union Doublethink On Measure L & Disney

Readers of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 are familiar with the concept of doublethink: “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion ...

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Moreno Wants To Expand Library Hours? Here’s One Way.

While opining about the sale of Angel Stadium last month, Councilman Jose F. Moreno digressed and expressed his displeasure that the Anaheim public library is not open on Sundays. I think he was trying to make a point about funding for public services. Moreno is correct: the Main Library is closed on Sunday, and most of the branch libraries are ...

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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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