Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Moreno’s Disappearing Text Message About “Apparently Leaked” Stadium Appraisal

In early October, Councilman Jose F. Moreno claimed the Angel Stadium appraisal had been leaked. He claimed an unnamed resident asked him about the appraisal and allegedly nearly guessed the amount. Based on Moreno’s allegation, the Voice of OC published a story claiming the appraisal was “apparently leaked”: Moreno said a resident asked him about the appraised value within a ...

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AUSHD Negotiates Behind The Scenes For OC Labor Federation To Train Parents in “Civic Engagement”

The Anaheim Union High School District has signed an unusual memorandum of understanding with the Orange County Labor Federation (OCLF) under which AUHSD parents are put through 10-week “civic engagement” training program run by the OCLF through the end of June, 2020. “Civic engagement” is the innocuous buzzword-of-choice for officially-sponsored political activism, and is all the rage in politicized school ...

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Loretta Sanchez Formally Drops Out Of 3rd Supervisor District Race

In an announcement posted on her Facebook page yesterday, former Rep. Loretta Sanchez confirmed what had been unofficially reported on Anaheim Blog and elsewhere on social media: she is dropping out of the race for the 3rd Supervisor District: Her withdrawal comes three weeks before the deadline for candidates to file to run in the March 2020 primary.  Sanchez, a ...

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Ashleigh Aitken Poised To Jump Into 3rd District Supervisor Race

The fluid race in the 3rd Supervisor District is about to take a new turn as Democrat Ashleigh Aitken prepares to enter the race as retired Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez prepares to exit it. The 3rd District is represented by Supervisor Don Wagner, a Republican former Irvine Mayor and Assemblyman who defeated Sanchez in a March 2019 special election by ...

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UPDATED: AESD Trustee Juan Alvarez Calls For Demolishing The Border Wall, Wants “No Borders”

[UDPATED 5:15 p.m. on November 11: shortly after this article was published, Alvarez removed the Facebook post below.] Following a visit to Tijuana and the border wall, Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee Juan Alvarez posted on Facebook that “the wall needs to be torn down,” promising to use his “privilege” to fight for “no borders.” Alvarez is a math teacher ...

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Anaheim Elementary School Board Endorses Ballot Initiative To Raise Property Taxes

At its October 23 meeting, the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education voted unanimously for a resolutions of support for a proposed ballot initiative that would strip Proposition 13 protections from commercial property. If the initiative qualifies for the ballot and passes, it would result in massive increases in commercial property taxes, which would be passed on to small ...

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Sanchez Dropping Out Of Race Against Supervisor Don Wagner

Former Representative Loretta Sanchez is dropping her candidacy for the 3rd Supervisor District, in which she was challenging Supervisor Don Wagner. Wagner, a former Irvine Mayor and Assemblyman, defeated Sanchez 42% to 37% in the March special election to fill the vacant 3rd Supervisor District seat.  Sanchez, a Democrat, quickly vowed to seek a re-match in the regularly scheduled March ...

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