Convention Center

DPOC Chair Briceno’s Shutdown Cheerleading At Odds With UNITE-HERE Members Desire To Work

Under the chairmanship of Ada Briceno, the Democratic Party of Orange County is unequivocally the Party of Shutdown. Regardless of how arbitrary Governor Newsom’s edicts may be, Briceno and the DPOC are backing the shutdown of businesses, parks, beaches, et al, to the hilt. For example, the DPOC attacks as “hyper-partisan” efforts by local elected officials for re-open beaches and ...

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Tait Tramples Truth and Integrity

“Election season often brings out the ugliest in people. Negative attack ads and misrepresentations have become commonplace” (Orange County Register, 2014). No greater misrepresentations have been made toward opponents during this election than ones by Tom Tait, Anaheim’s mayor. Tait has indirectly accused two council members running for re-election, Gail Eastman and Kris Murray, of (a) betraying the public trust, ...

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OC Register’s Shallow Editorials

My morning cup of Newman’s Special Blend (extra bold) suddenly tasted bitter after reading the editorial on the front page of the Opinion section of Sunday’s Orange County Register (OCR). The meaning of biased and sometimes unwarranted criticism was clear: kudos to Tom Tait, Anaheim’s mayor; boos to Curt Pringle, the city’s former mayor.  The editorial began, “Election season often brings ...

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Re-Elect Tom Tait Mayor: Why?

This week, the Orange County Register (OCR, 2014) endorsed the re-election of Tom Tait as Anaheim’s mayor, calling him the “best [candidate] to lead the city.” Examining the rationale presented in its endorsement, however, I found little to justify the paper’s support. The OCR cited Tait’s quelling anger and potential violence following riots during 2012 and supporting citizens’ oversight of ...

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CATER Obstructionism Nearly Cost Anaheim Millions In Convention Business

From the beginning, CATER gadflies have scoffed at the suggestion that their legal battle — waged in partnership with liberal San Diego litigator Cory Briggs and his Inland Oversight Committee cutout – to obstruct the Anaheim Convention Center expansion would have a negative economic impact on the city. [And if it did, their attitude has been “so what?”] It’s ironic ...

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Anaheim Tops List of Most-Sought After Venues In Nation

Anaheim topped a list of most sought-after event destinations, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal: Anaheim and Newport Beach were among the most-sought U.S. cities for events in the past year, according to a list released by a McLean, Va.-based online database of meetings venues. Anaheim was up seven spots to No. 25 and Newport Beach ...

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Kris Murray: Convention Center Expansion A “Win-Win for Anaheim”

This came over the transom yesterday from Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray:   Expansion of Convention Center Approved Win-Win for Anaheim Creating New Jobs & New Revenue for City Neighborhoods Last night, my council colleagues and I approved a financing plan for the 7th expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center since it was built in 1967, creating thousands of new ...

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Anaheim City Council Approves Convention Center Expansion Bonds

I don’t think any one doubted the outcome of last night’s meeting, but it was still heartening late last night when the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 to approve the bonds to finance the expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center. Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilmembers Gail Eastman, Lucille Kring and Jordan Brandman all voted yes, while Mayor Tom ...

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When Does Mayor Tait Think A Bond Is “Too Big”?

Anaheim Insider here. Mayor Tait thinks the Convention Center expansion revenue bond should be put a city-wide vote because it’s too big. As he told the Orange County Register: “If the people of Anaheim are going to take on that kind of debt for this expansion, they should at least be able to vote on it in November because this ...

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Sampling of Rock Bands That Have Played The Convention Center

On the lighter side of things, I found this post on a website devoted to the Go-Go’s, listing rock bands (and other entertainers) that played at the Anaheim Convention Center between 1967 and 1979: 1967 The Doors, Jefferson Airplane – JULY 15 The Righteous Brothers – DECEMBER 9 1968 The Bee Gees, Vanilla Fudge & Spanky and Our Gang – ...

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