Government & Politics

OC Legislative Delegation Opposes Power Plant at Ball Road Basin

Seven members of Orange County’s legislative delegation — both Republicans and Democrats — have come out against the Orange County Water District leasing a 20-acre site known as the Ball Road Basin for the construction of a 400 megawatt power plant: Assemblyman (and former Anaheim Mayor) Tom Daly spearheaded the letter, which is also signed by Senators Lou Correa and Bob ...

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Tom Tait for Congress?

OK, this is weird: This isn’t a joke, but a bona fide invite that arrived in people’s mail today. Here’s a link to the PDF of the invite. Since the invite says to make checks payable to “Tom Tait for Mayor 2014,” I suspect this is a whopper of a typo. His fundraiser, Phyllis Schneider (whom I have known for ...

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More On Dismissal of AUHSD Superintendent Novack

The Anaheim Union High School District’s public information officer has yet to respond to my e-mail and voice mail requesting additional information on the Board’s dismissal of AUHSD Superintendent Elizabeth Novack, but here is the OC Register article on the subject: The superintendent of Anaheim Union High School District was terminated after three years on the job, prompting the Board ...

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Charter Review Committee To Take Up Legalizing Fireworks

Among the items on tonight’s Charter Review Committee agenda is legalizing safe-and-sane fireworks, which have been illegal in Anaheim as a result of a 1986 initiative that was approved by the voters. The Charter Review Committee will be asked to approve one of the following: 1)  Amend Section 1214 of the Anaheim Charter to allow the use of fireworks and ...

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AUHSD Board Dismisses Superintendent Elizabeth Novack

The Anaheim union High School District Board of Trustees has dismissed Superintendent Elizabeth Novack. I don’t know why, and I have a call into the district PIO for any information she can provide, but the announcement was made last night. Readers who watched or were at the October 22 meeting of the Anaheim City Council will recall Ms. Novack (an ...

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AD65 Watch: Young Kim for Assembly Event on December 9

Young Kim, the energetic Republican candidate for the 65th Assembly District, is holding a campaign fundraiser at The Pacific Club on Monday, December 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Click here to download the flyer. Registration in AD65 dead even: 36.2% Democrat, 35.8% Republican, 23.7% No Party Preference.

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Eastman’s Re-Election Fundraiser Gets Her Off To Strong Start

From Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman’s most recent e-newsletter: Re-election Campaign Kickoff Smashes Expectations! More than 100 local residents, small business owners, civic leaders and state officials gathered at the Honda Center’s newly opened Grand Terrace on Monday to help re-elect Gail Eastman to the Anaheim City Council. The support was overwhelming and exceeded all expectations.  In total, close to ...

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Gadfly Group Debuts With Frivolous Brown Act Claim

Back in September, Anaheim’s notorious and fickle gadfly Cynthia Ward announced “the incorporation of the entity that will raise funds to take action against the council majority’s corporate subsidies.” Now we know the name because, according to sources, her little group has filed  a complaint with the Anaheim City Clerk alleging a Brown Act Violation by the Anaheim City Council. Her group is ...

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Gail Eastman On Civility

Anaheim Mayor pro Tem Gail Eastman penned this piece for the Orange County Register about a month ago, but it remains current and I’d like to re-post it here: The First Amendment not only protects our freedoms of speech and religion, it is the cornerstone of a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Unfortunately, an ...

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