Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

NAMM’s Big Trade Show in Anaheim

NAMM’s principal trade show will be annually held in  Anaheim. NAMM or the National Association of Music Merchants is the trade association of the music industry. NAMM’s activities and programs promote music making for people of all ages. NAMM’s collaboration with schools supports the goal that all children have access to musical instruments, and idea supported by NAMM, whose members welcome a new market of 19,000 local children and ...

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OC Register Opposes AUHSD Money Grab, Supports Kris Murray’s Call For More Charter Schools

The Orange County Register published an editorial today opposing the push by the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education to crave out a permanent cut of City of Anaheim’s budget revenues. The AUHSD revenue grab is led by AUHSD Board of Education member Al Jabbar, a liberal Democratic activist and director of the Orange County Employees Association, and ...

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OC Conservative Leader’s Indictment of AUHSD Grab for City Revenue

Robert Loewen, chairman of the Lincoln Club of Orange County, penned this powerful indictment of the proposal by the Anaheim Union High School District to create a permanent claim for Anaheim public schools on city tax revenues. The proposal is the brainchild of AUHSD Al Jabbar, a liberal Democrat and member of the board of directors of the Orange County ...

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Wall Street Journal Spotlights Palm Lane Charter Battle

Wall Street Journal editorial writer Allysia Finley (a former editorial intern with the OC Register) wrote a column on Friday about the struggle by Palm Lane Elementary parents to convert their school to charter status. Her focus is on Alfonso Flores, the man who has been helping those parents wage their fight: The Education Gangs of Los Angeles When most ...

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Anaheim City Council’s Opportunity to Support Greater Educational Choice for Anaheim Families

On this Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council meeting agenda is a resolution from Councilwoman Kris Murray calling on Anaheim’s public school districts to expand opportunities for educational choice, including charter schools: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Anaheim: The City of Anaheim will continue to provide significant financial resources based on existing budgetary practices to ...

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JOHN DEWEY WOULD DE-TEST COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND DETEST TODAY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published this week were the first set of test results from the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These tests assess students’ performance in California’s public schools. Because they are markedly more difficult than previously administered school tests, low scores were expected. School critics were not disappointed. Students attending some schools in the Anaheim City School District recorded very low ...

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Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair on September 26

The Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair is coming on Saturday, September 26 at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church. The fair runs all day, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features local crafters and artists, and plenty of food  – including Eastern European favorites, homemade jam. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. There will be balloon animals for the ...

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Disneyland “Star Wars Land” Construction To Start In 2016

Under the terms of the development agreement approved by the Anaheim City Council on July 7, Disney had to begin construction of what was later revealed to be “Star Wars Land” by the end of 2017. Otherwise, it would forfeit the de facto 30-year entertainment tax ban that was part of the agreement. Today, Disney announced it would begin construction of ...

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Nine Apply for Area 1 Vacancy on OUSD Board of Education

Nine eligible people have applied for the Trustee Area 1 vacancy on the Orange Unified School District Board of Education (which was created by the resignation of Trustee Diane Singer last month): 1. Barbara Christiano 2. Andrew Fisher 3. Roberto Flores de Apodaca 4. Christopher Nguyen 5. Kenneth Rulon 6. Gregory Salas 7. Alan Trudell 8. Victoria Webber 9. Andrea ...

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Surging GOP Presidential Candidate #BenCarson Holding Rally In Anaheim Today

Dr. Ben Carson, the soft-spoken conservative neurosurgeon who has been surging in the presidential preference polls, is holding a campaign rally this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. According to the OC Register, 2,000 people are expected: While frontrunner Donald Trump has virtually monopolized the spotlight in the GOP race, Carson has ...

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