Government & Politics

Monday, December 9: Informational Open House on Angel Stadium Sale

From the City of Anaheim: You can learn more about the proposal for the future of baseball in Anaheim at a drop-in, informational open house. When: Monday, Dec. 9 Where: ARTIC, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Address: 2626 E. Katella Ave., inside terminal Time: 4-7 p.m. Who: Anaheim staff Parking: free in lot A, main lot, accessible off Katella or Douglass Road This is a ...

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Angels To Buy Stadium, Stay In Anaheim Until At Least 2050

This morning, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu announced the city and the Angels have reached an agreement in principle under which the team will stay in Anaheim for at least another 30 years, and a partnership led by team owner Arte Moreno will buy the stadium and surrounding property at fair-market value for $325 million. According to the city-commissioned appraisal released ...

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“Free Speech” Hypocrisy From Moreno, Barnes & Gadfly Guild

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing and violin-playing from Councilmembers Jose Moreno and Denise Barnes and their minions – claiming the council majority is being tyrannical and stifling free speech due to a few instances of tabling Moreno items with little discussion. This criticism is hollow and hypocritical given how Moreno and Councilmember Denise Barnes staunchly supported Mayor Tom Tait’s ...

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New Anaheim Deputy Police Chief Sworn In

From Behind The Badge: Driving to Modesto from Orange County at around 3 on a Friday afternoon probably isn’t on anyone’s list of “Fun Ways to Kick Off the Weekend.” But Rick Armendariz is worth it – easily, his former colleagues say. About a dozen current and former sworn and professional staff members of the Modesto PD were happy and ...

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UNITE-HERE Boss Ada Briceno Discriminated Against Union Employees On Race, Age

Ada Briceno, the head of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County presents herself as a champion of the disadvantaged and opponent of discrimination, but engaged in racial and age discrimination against long-time UNITE-HERE staff, beginning with taking over the leadership Local 681 in 2001 – according a successful 2003 lawsuit against the union. Local ...

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AUSHD’s $398 Million School Bond Campaign Revving Up

The campaign to convince Anaheim Union School District voters to approve a $398 million school bond on the March 2020 ballot is revving up, as proponents opened up a campaign committee, “AUHSD Citizens for Quality Schools,” on October 25. The committee treasurers are Tammi McIntyre and Joanna Barcelona, who provide treasurer services for many progressive Democrat candidates in Orange County. ...

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Harry Sidhu Appointed To OCTA Board of Directors

Last week, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu was appointed to the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors, representing the population-weighted seat from the 4th Supervisor District. He defeated Councilman Jose F. Moreno, who had been appointed to the seat in November 2018. The appointment was made by the City Selection Committee – the body made up of Orange County’s mayors ...

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Moreno’s Disappearing Text Message About “Apparently Leaked” Stadium Appraisal

In early October, Councilman Jose F. Moreno claimed the Angel Stadium appraisal had been leaked. He claimed an unnamed resident asked him about the appraisal and allegedly nearly guessed the amount. Based on Moreno’s allegation, the Voice of OC published a story claiming the appraisal was “apparently leaked”: Moreno said a resident asked him about the appraised value within a ...

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