Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

AUHSD Excludes District Students From Oxford Academy Enrollment Increase

The Anaheim Union High School District recently announced it has increased elite Oxford Academy’s enrollment cap by 32 students. However, those spots will not be available to AUSHD students, but will be limited to students from outside the district. The AUHSD established Oxford Academy 21 years ago as a f7-12 public high school. Oxford accepts up to 25 students from ...

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Randle-Trejo Opposes Agreement To Keep Angels Baseball In Anaheim

Annemarie Randle-Trejo, the AUHSD trustee and progressive activist running for Anaheim City Council from District 4, spoke at last week’s council meeting to announce her opposition to the agreement that will keep the Angels in Anaheim for at least 30 years, while generating hundreds of millions in revenue for the city in the years to come. At a special meeting ...

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Rich, Anti-Charter School Candidates Spending Hundreds of Thousands Running For OC Board of Education

Two rich candidates – Andy Thorburn and Paulette Chaffee – are each spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to elect themselves to the Orange County Board of Education. In Trustee Area 3, Andy Thorburn, a wealthy uber-progressive Democrat, has dumped $300,000 of his own money into an attempt to oust incumbent Dr. Ken Williams, a physician and conservative Republican. In ...

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Is Paulette Chaffee Claiming Court-Ordered Community Service Makes Her An “Educator”?

Paulette Chaffee is the wife of Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee, who was narrowly elected to represent the 4th Supervisor District in November 2018. While her husband, a Fullerton councilman, was running for the Board, Paulette Chaffee was running for the Fullerton City Council. During the campaign she was caught on video stealing campaign signs attacking her candidacy and arrested. ...

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Who Is Running In District 1?

Three Anaheim City Council seats are up in November 2020: Districts 1, 4 and 5. The big question in District 1 is whether or not the incumbent, Councilwoman Denise Barnes, will run for re-election. District 1 encompasses the westernmost part of Anaheim: Councilwoman Barnes was recruited to run in 2016 by then-Mayor Tom Tait, who was trying to capture a ...

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Hypocrisy of APAC’s Newfound Allies

As we noted yesterday, a number of the local gadflies and progressive politicos opposing the Angel Stadium agreement have suddenly discovered enthusiasm for Dr. Howard Knohl’s idea of a $700 million Anaheim Performing Arts Center on 12-acres of the current stadium site. Not so long ago, Knohl’s idea was being used as a pinata by some of the same folks. ...

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Chaffee Uses Communist North Korean Flag For “Korean American Day”

Yesterday, 4th District Supervisor Doug Chaffee’s office posted this Korean American Day recognition on its social media: Yes – that is the flag of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – commonly known as North Korea, the most brutal totalitarian dictatorship on Earth. How does this happen? It’s not as if people are unfamiliar with the flag of our South ...

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One Year Later: Moreno Joined In Progressive Pile-On Against Now-Vindicated Convington Students

It was announced yesterday that CNN had agreed to pay a rumored $25 million to settle the libel suit filed against it by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann. The lawsuit was prompted by the atrociously biased and misleading coverage of Sandmann’s participation in last year’s March for Life in Washington D.C. Readers may remember the malestrom resulting from ...

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2nd Round Of Anaheim First Town Halls Start On January 15

Anaheim First is hosting a second round of council district-based as part of the Anaheim Community Assessment, which will establish a resident-driven template for the 2030 Neighborhood Investment Program – a commitment by Mayor Harry Sidhu and the city council to invest $250 million in city neighborhoods over the next 10 years. Hundreds of Anaheim residents participated energetically in the ...

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