Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

COVID-19: Disney Donates 100,000 N95 Masks; Will Pay Cast Members Thru At Least April 18

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and the federal government extends shelter-in-place through April, Disney announced it will pay cast members at its currently-closed theme parks through at least April 18. Disney also announced it is donating 100,000 N95 masks and other personal protective equipment for use by front-line health care professionals in California, New York and Florida. Although there ...

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COVID-19: Anaheim Enacts Economic Recovery Plan, Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Acting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anaheim City Council this week approved protections Coronavirus-affected residents from eviction and an economic recovery package to help the city’s tourism-based economy to quickly rebound from the pandemic shutdown. At its regular-scheduled March 24 meeting, the council unanimously approved a request by Mayor Harry Sidhu to enact a temporary moratorium on evictions ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Wants Jobless Members To Keep Paying Union Dues

Last week, UNITE-HERE Local 11 boss Ada Briceno published an partisan op-ed in the Voice of OC calling for a raft of government support programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Many families, including many of our union members, live paycheck to paycheck,” Briceno wrote. “We’re already seeing signs of financial stress among workers.” “If a company needs to let go of ...

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COVID-19: Sidhu Asks Council To Approve Temporary Eviction Moratorium

The coronavirus pandemic has hit California communities like a whirlwind, and Anaheim is no exception. The Anaheim Resort (including the Disney parks), the Anaheim Convention Center and a number of venues temporarily closed down last week. Anaheim City Hall shut down earlier this week out of an abundance of caution. The iconic Anaheim White House is shutting down for the ...

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Will CA Democrats Elevate Ada Briceno’s Divisive Style To The DNC?

Recently, Ada Briceno has been accumulating titles like a British monarch. She’s co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11. She chairman of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD). She’s chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Now she wants to add Democratic National Committee member. Her track record raises legitimate questions at whether her election to the DNC would ...

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County of Orange Issues Revised COVID-19 Order

After a confusing start yesterday, the County of Orange has revised the public health order issued yesterday by County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick. According to the revised order, in accordance with state-issued guidelines, in order to protect and preserve public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19: All movie theatres, gyms and health clubs must close All bars and ...

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COVID-19: Anaheim Ducks Owners To Pay Honda Center Staff During Shut Down

Henry and Susan Samueli, the owners of the Anaheim Ducks and Anaheim Arena Management – which operates the city-owned Honda Center – will pay both full and part-time workers their regular wages for the duration of the event postponements created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Hockey League announced last week it is suspending the 2019-2020 season until further notice. ...

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Supervisor Don Wagner Seals Re-Election; Aitken Concedes

Supervisor Don Wagner has sealed his re-election campaign this week, garnering more than 52% of the vote to win a full four year term on the Orange County Board of Supervisors representing the 3rd Supervisor District. As of Saturday evening, Wagner led Aitken by 7,261 votes; county-wide, there remained only 1,749 ballots left to count. A year ago, Wagner, a ...

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