Government & Politics

Mayor Harry Sidhu: Thank You To The Heroes Of Anaheim

There are many heroes in this crisis who deserve our praise. I have mentioned some of them before. Very special thanks must be given to our medical workers in hospitals who are caring for the sick at great personal risk to their own health. Thank you to our City’s first responders, Anaheim Fire & Rescue personnel and Police Officers, who also continue to provide ...

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AUHSD To Teachers: You Can Drop Curriculum, Talk About Coronarivus For Rest Of Semester

The Anaheim Union High School District has extended its school closures through the May 21 – the end of the academic year. AUSHD teachers and students will try to continue education in their various subjects an requirements via remote learning. Or not. Last week, Superintendent Michael Matsuda gave AUHSD teachers permission to stop teaching from the established curriculum and instead ...

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Sacramento Supervisor: Homelessness Is An Addiction Problem

[Editor’s Note: Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Frost posted this on her Facebook page last week, discussing the results of a work program for the homeless to transition participants to becoming self-reliant, productive members of society. It was a failure. And as Supervisor Frost explains, that failure stemmed from ubiquity of drug and alcohol addiction among the homeless.  Another lesson drawn ...

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Trevor O’Neil: My Priority Is Ensuring Anaheim’s Continued Fiscal And Economic Health

[Editor’s Note: District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil published this on his Facebook page on Friday, April 3 – partly in response to an off-target, misinformed OC Register editorial.] My priority is to ensure the continued fiscal and economic health of our city, so Anaheim has the resources to fund essential services like police and fire, improve our roads and parks, ...

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COVID-19 Anaheim Ducks Will Pay All Part-Time Staff Through June 30

  From Anaheim Arena Management: Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Gulls Owners Henry and Susan Samueli today informed part-time employees of their sports and event management companies that all 2,100 part-time staff members will be paid for current or future rescheduled, postponed or canceled events through June 30. This includes all programs and events at Honda Center as well as ...

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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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OC Treasurer-Tax Collector Granting Penalty Relief Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

From Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich: Treasurer-Tax Collector Freidenrich Will Grant Penalty Relief for Taxpayers As Allowed by Existing State Law SANTA ANA – Treasurer-Tax Collector Freidenrich announces her full support for waiver of penalties, costs or other charges as allowed by existing state law for taxpayers that fail to make a timely payment. The impact of the COVID19 ...

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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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