Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Jose F. Moreno: Anaheim’s Current Police Spending Will “Create A Police State”

During the city council’s mid-year budget review on February 27, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his feeling that continuation of current police spending levels will turn Anaheim “into a police state.” “If we keep investing just in police and fire – really, police – we’re really creating a police state, and I don’t wanna do that. I don’t want ...

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Jose F. Moreno Praises Advocates Who Sued County, Anaheim To Stop Clearing of Riverbed Homeless Camp

An Anaheim resident recently e-mailed District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno regarding the number of vouchers for West Anaheim-based motels that have been given to the homeless cleared from the Santa Ana River Trail. Moreno replied by praising the radical homeless advocates and criticizing Councilwoman Kris Murray for her efforts – Operation Home SAFE – to spur the clearing of ...

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OC GOP Endorses Harkey in CD49; Ling-Ling Chang In Newman Recall; Coronado in AD65

On Monday night, the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee voted to endorse candidates in three key races: Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey in the 49th Congressional District; former Anaheim school board trustee Alexandria Coronado in the 65th Assembly District; and former Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang on the replacement ballot in the election to recall Sen. Josh Newman in ...

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City Council To Consider Requiring Special Elections to Fill Council Vacancies

Tomorrow night, the Anaheim City Council will consider placing a charter amendment on the June 5, 2018 ballot requiring council seat vacancies be filled by special election. Currently, the council has the option to fill a vacancy either by direct appointment or calling a special election. The amendment is being proposed by Councilwoman Kris Murray as in keeping with the spirit ...

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Clearing of Santa Ana River Homeless Camp Nearly Complete

The herculean task of clearing of the sprawling homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail is expected to be by this evening. A multi-jurisdictional effort led by the County of Orange began clearing the encampment on Tuesday, February 20 – beginning at Ball Road/Taft Avenue and moving south. By Friday evening, the encampments running along the west bank of the ...

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Judge Allows Riverbed Homeless Camp Eviction To Proceed, Requires County to Provide Motel Vouchers, More Shelter Beds

The County of Orange has received the OK from a federal district judge to proceed with removing the sprawling homeless encampment on the Santa Ana River Trail. The judicial go-ahead came with the requirement that transitional housing – such as 30-day motel vouchers and Tuff Shed-type tiny houses on municipal property – be provided as an option to the homeless people ...

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Needle Count: 4,065 Needles, 115 Tons of Debris Cleaned From SART Homeless Camp

The County of Orange has released the latest statistics from its ongoing effort to clean-up and clear-out the sprawling homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail. Between January 22 and February 9: Over 115 tons of debris have been removed from the project area, Approximately 4,065 needles have been collected, and 27 individuals have been transitioned to a shelter (14 to the Courtyard, 2 to Bridges at Kraemer Place, 1 to ...

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Former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu Raises $284,000 for Mayoral Bid

Former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu reported raising $284,240 during the last half of 2017 – a combination of $184,240 in individual monetary (and non-monetary) contributions and a $100,000 personal loan. He has spent 21,703.33 and has cash-on-hand of $265,171.57. Sidhu’s contributions came primarily from Anaheim residents and businesses, industry and political associations, and Indian-American business owners. Sidhu, a Republican, and ...

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Homeless Advocates File Another Lawsuit, Claiming Clearing of Riverbed Encampment Discriminates Against The Disabled

The progressive Left’s litigation counter-attack on the effort to clear the sprawling Santa Ana River Trail homeless encampment continues: today a small-but-vocal group of homeless advocates filed a federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit claiming the multi-jurisdictional enforcement-and-relocation program discriminates against SART homeless camp denizens who have disabilities – which the lawsuit claims is most of them. The People’s ...

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