Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Moreno’s Double Standard Regarding Democrats Supporting Republicans

On March 8, the Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of OC hosted Daraka Larimore-Hall, a democratic socialist and candidate for chairman of the California Democratic Party. During the question-and-answer portion of the program, Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno tossed this query at Larimore-Hall: “My question is related, from my end, as a Central Committee of the Democratic Party here in ...

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Insightful Analysis Of The 3rd Supervisor District Special Election

Republican consultant Chris Nguyen offers this insightful analysis of the results of this week’s special election to fill the 3rd Supervisor District vacancy: All 7 candidates lost their respective hometowns Sanchez won Irvine, Silverado, and Tustin; she won an absolute majority in Silverado Not surprising that Sanchez won Irvine, as that was the linchpin of the Democratic victories in 2018, ...

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Don Wagner Cements His Victory In 3rd Supervisor District Special Election

With the latest ballot count update this evening, Irvine Mayor Don Wagner cemented his lead of former Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the 3rd Supervisor District special election. 8,283 ballots were counted today, and Wagner widened his lead over Sanchez from 2,980 voters to 3,413. In contrast to the post-election counting last November, the Republican’s lead over the Democrat increased with ...

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Should Living Wage Advocates Have To Pay A Living Wage?

Attention social justice warriors: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) is hiring a community organizer for Orange County. For those unfamiliar with CLUE, it’s essentially the radical clergy auxiliary for left-wing labor unions. Its applies a varnish of religiosity to progressive causes du jour: the “living” wage, open borders, supporting teacher strikes, environmental justice, opposing charter schools, etc.  CLUE ...

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UPDATED: Irvine Mayor Don Wagner The Apparent Winner In 3rd Supervisor District Election

UPDATED with number of ballots left to count. It appears the Republican Mayor of Irvine, Don Wagner has overcome a fractured Republican candidate field to defeat former Rep. Loretta Sanchez, the lone Democrat in the 7 candidate field, in the special election for the 3rd Supervisor District vacancy. Wagner led throughout the evening, his lead widening from 1,554 votes in ...

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Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno Wants Correa To Support Medicare-For-All…For Santa Ana Residents

Adding more fuel to speculation he will mount a left-wing primary challenge to Democratic Rep. Lou Correa, Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno continues baiting Correa on supporting Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-All” legislation: Medicare-for-all gets rid of all private health insurance and Medicare, and replaces them with a government-run health system into which we would all be forced. Note that Anaheim Councilman Moreno ...

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Big Stakes In Tomorrow’s 3rd Supervisor District Special Election

Tomorrow is the special election to fill the 3rd District Supervisor vacancy created by Todd Spitzer’s election as District Attorney – although voting has been going on for more than three weeks. The result will either preserve long-running Republican dominance of the OC Board of Supervisors or position the Democrats to possibly seize the majority in 2020. According to the ...

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Disneyland Resort Contributes $5 Million To Local Affordable Housing Fund

A planned 102-unit affordable housing apartment complex in near the Anaheim Resort will be the beneficiary of a $5 million contribution by the Disneyland Resort to the Orange County Housing Trust. The donation was announced last week and is the down payment on an effort to revitalize the OC Housing Trust as a catalyst for affordable housing construction, guided by ...

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La Mesa, Salvation Army Homeless Shelters Open; State College Temporary Shelter Closes Down Early

Anaheim has met its obligation under a federal court settlement to provide a minimum of 325 permanent homeless shelter beds, staff informed the city council at its March 5 meeting.  Under the terms of the settlement, the city was not free to enforce laws against camping and storing property in public parks and other city-owned spaces until it could meet that ...

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