2020 Elections

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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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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Council Approves Stadium Sale for $325 Million; Angels To Stay Through 2050

At an 8-plus hour long special council meeting yesterday, the Anaheim City Council voted 4-2 to approve a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) under which SRB Management, a development partnership controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno, would buy Angel Stadium and the surrounding property for $325 million. As part of the sale, the Angels committed to splaying in Anaheim for ...

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Steve Faessel Becomes Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem

District 5 Councilman Steve Faessel was appointed Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow councilmembers for 2020. Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring nominated Faessel for the post. “I think Steve Faessel will make a wonderful Mayor Pro Tem,” said Kring, noting Faessel’s long history of service to the community as both a volunteer and a member of city boards and ...

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Moreno, Critics Spreading Misinformation About Angels Deal

The city’s proposed sale of Angel Stadium and the surrounding 153 acres to the Angels for $325 million has landed like a flash bang grenade among the usual circle of “experts,” gadflies and critics of Mayor Harry Sidhu and the city council majority – leaving them scrambling for arguments to oppose the deal. They had convinced themselves that any agreement ...

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What Is The Coalition Of Resort Labor Unions?

Yesterday, the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions held a press conference to announce their class action lawsuit against the Disneyland Resort and SodexoMagic (a Disneyland Resort tenant), alleging the company is not complying with Anaheim’s “living wage” ordinance. It received plenty of media coverage – none of which relates much information about the CRLU member unions and their “allies” who ...

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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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