Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Cha-Ching: Anaheim Settling Hostile Workplace Claim By Now-Retired Police Chief Raul Quezada for $750,000

Anaheim taxpayers will pay newly-retired Police Chief Raul Quezada $750,000 to settle the hostile workplace claim he filed this summer, as part of his retirement package. In August of this year, the Anaheim Police Association – which represents rank-and-file officers – overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in Quezada. The chief subsequently filed his complaint accusing other sworn and civilian city staff ...

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Anaheim To Consider Forcing Developers To Build Affordable Housing Units

Among the affordable housing policy options the Anaheim City Council will consider tonight is a proposal to force housing developers to build a dictated number of affordable units in order to obtain permission to build any residential development – a policy known as “inclusionary housing.”  The vote will test whether the 6-to-1 Republican-to-Democrat majority is worth its nominal partisan salt. ...

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Unstableheim: Embattled Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada Retires Effective Immediately

Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada is retiring, effective today, according to a press release issued by the City of Anaheim a few minutes ago. Deputy Chief Julian Harvey will take over as Acting Chief. The city press release touted his tenure: “Quezada, Anaheim’s first Latino chief, was appointed interim chief in May 2013 and appointed chief in December 2013. He ...

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More #MeToo: Anaheim Mayoral Candidate Lorri Galloway Accuses Orange Juice Blog Publisher of Sexual Assault

#MeToo in OC has veered in a new direction as former Anaheim City Councilwoman Lorri Galloway, a Democrat running for Anaheim mayor in 2018, took to Facebook to publish an allegation she was sexually assaulted six years ago by the publisher of the Orange Juice Blog, a local progressive political site that is markedly inclined toward making politics personal. Galloway’s ...

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#MeToo, OC Edition: The Fallout For OC Democrats Continues

[From OC Daily] The #MeToo anti-sexual harassment campaign continues rolling through the Orange County Democratic political landscape. Democratic leaders are voicing a lot of general outrage, surface solidarity and the importance of “naming names,” while saying very little about anything specific. According to sources, OC Labor Federation Executive Director has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into sexual ...

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Internal Investigation Looming For OC Labor Fed Executive Director Julio Perez Over Sexual Harassment Allegation

From OCDaily.net: Julio Perez, the executive director of the Orange County Central Labor Council, is under an internal investigation following public allegations that he sexually harassed an intern nine years ago, according to a report by the Voice of OC. “So as a woman who leads a union in the Orange County labor movement, and that’s an affiliate union to ...

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UPDATED: Phil Janowicz Campaign Manager Resigns Amidst #MeToo Sexual Harassment Scandal

The #MeToo sexual harassment/sexual assault scandal enveloping the Orange County Democratic Party (DPOC) and the OC Labor Federation has claimed its first casualty: former DPOC Executive Director Erik Taylor has resigned as campaign manager for Phil Janowizc, who is running against GOP Representative Ed Royce in the 39th Congressional District. Janowicz announced it on his campaign Facebook page shortly after ...

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#MeToo Campaign To Expose Sexual Harassment Embroils OC Democrats

The #MeToo hashtag campaign sparked by the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations has spread to the Democratic Party of Orange County and the OC Labor Federation, with nearly half a dozen women posting allegations on social media. It began when OC Young Democrats President Danielle Serbin issued a press release on Tuesday, which was first reported in TheLiberalOC.com. In it, Serbin said: ...

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“Welcoming Anaheim”: Will Anaheim Institutionalize Identity Politics?

Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s day job is associate professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State Long Beach. The left-wing politician is a long-time practitioner of identity politics and during the 2016 campaign, he supported Sanctuary City status for Anaheim when asked about it at a progressive candidates forum. He’s been backpedaling on it since being sworn in, pushing a more ...

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Morenoheim: Where A Deal Is Never A Deal

A fundamental element of good and just government is public confidence in the integrity of contracts and agreements – that once a deal is struck, it will be adhered to by all parties.  It’s basic Good Government 101 – and it’s missing from a mischievous proposal District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno has agendized for tomorrow night’s council meeting in ...

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