Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

J. Paolo Magcalas Thinks Thanksgiving Is Racist And Must Be “De-Colonized”

In October, we examined the missionary progressive ideology underlying the birth of Ethnic Studies programs in the Anaheim Union High School District.  It’s chief apostle in AUSHD is J. Paolo Magcalas, a former Loara High School history teacher who established the district’s first Ethnic Studies program in order to “liberate” students from the “oppression” of traditional U.S. history curriculum. Magcalas ...

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Moreno, Critics Spreading Misinformation About Angels Deal

The city’s proposed sale of Angel Stadium and the surrounding 153 acres to the Angels for $325 million has landed like a flash bang grenade among the usual circle of “experts,” gadflies and critics of Mayor Harry Sidhu and the city council majority – leaving them scrambling for arguments to oppose the deal. They had convinced themselves that any agreement ...

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AUSHD Loses Its Court Battle To Withhold Public Records On Denying Transfer Requests

[Editor’s note: this article was originally published in the OC Register on December 10, 2019. It is demonstrative of the lack of transparency that is characteristic of the Anaheim Union High School District.] California Policy Center’s Bittersweet Legal Victory Over Anaheim School District by Will Swaim In 2017, the California Policy Center made what should have been a routine request ...

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Moorlach Demolishes Myth That Charter Schools Hurt Traditional Public School Funding

[Editor’s note: this was originally published in the Voice of OC on December 13, 2019]. Data Shows Charters Do Not Hurt School District Finances by John M.W. Moorlach California charter schools took a beating in the state Capitol this year. Charters are cost-effective alternatives created by parents, cities, universities and foundations. The parents want their children to receive an education ...

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What Is The Coalition Of Resort Labor Unions?

Yesterday, the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions held a press conference to announce their class action lawsuit against the Disneyland Resort and SodexoMagic (a Disneyland Resort tenant), alleging the company is not complying with Anaheim’s “living wage” ordinance. It received plenty of media coverage – none of which relates much information about the CRLU member unions and their “allies” who ...

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Unions Want Court To Re-Write Measure L, Apply It To Disneyland

The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions (CRLU) has arranged for a class-action lawsuit in hopes of convincing a judge to essentially re-write a 2018 minimum wage ballot initiative it sponsored so it would apply to the Disneyland Resort . The lawsuit, announced yesterday at a press conference in front of Anaheim City Hall, names the Disneyland Resort and SodexoMagic – ...

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Angels To Buy Stadium, Stay In Anaheim Until At Least 2050

This morning, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu announced the city and the Angels have reached an agreement in principle under which the team will stay in Anaheim for at least another 30 years, and a partnership led by team owner Arte Moreno will buy the stadium and surrounding property at fair-market value for $325 million. According to the city-commissioned appraisal released ...

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“Free Speech” Hypocrisy From Moreno, Barnes & Gadfly Guild

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing and violin-playing from Councilmembers Jose Moreno and Denise Barnes and their minions – claiming the council majority is being tyrannical and stifling free speech due to a few instances of tabling Moreno items with little discussion. This criticism is hollow and hypocritical given how Moreno and Councilmember Denise Barnes staunchly supported Mayor Tom Tait’s ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation, 1863: By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been ...

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