Government & Politics

OCR Article On Crime-Clearance Informative, But Hardly An Indictment

The OC Register published an interesting article on Sunday regarding a steep decline in crimes-solved statistics during the last decade (sorry, it’s behind the OCR paywall). Predictably but prematurely, the dementors of the Anaheim politics are crowing. Cynthia Ward, in typical hyperbolic fashion, headlines her post “The Register Blows The Lid Of More Dirty Secrets of the Anaheim Police.” That’s not ...

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Massive Crowd Of 6 People Protest SOAR Fundraiser

In a telling manifestation of the massive popular groundswell building against the Anaheim City Council majority and the way the city is run, a throng of six (6) people showed up outside the private residence of Mitch and Sherry Caldwell. Over at the fever swamp of the local blogosphere, Orange Juice Blog, the mini-protest was reported by “Luke Skywalker” (who, as ...

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Drawing Moral Equivalence Between Gangs And Police? Really?

I saw this posted yesterday on the Facebook page of would-be conscience of Anaheim, Cynthia Ward: “…I wish the issue could be an April Fool’s joke, but nobody is laughing, not the grieving mothers who have buried their sons, not the neighborhoods forced to watch the violence from gangs and cops alike…” [emphasis added]. “Violence from gangs and cops alike”? ...

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Pringle Records Robo-Call Against Civilian Police Commission

Former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle recorded a robo-call urging residents to oppose the civilian police oversight commission proposed by current Mayor Tom Tait. Here’s a transcript of the call: Hello.  This is former Mayor Curt Pringle.  When it comes to keeping Anaheim safe, the City of Anaheim is at a crossroads.  Which way will we go?  You can follow the ...

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Anaheim Police Chief John Welter Announces Retirement

This came over the transom a little while ago: ANAHEIM POLICE CHIEF JOHN WELTER ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FOLLOWING A 42-YEAR CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 1, 2013) Anaheim Police Chief John Welter today announced his retirement from the Anaheim Police Department effective May 16, 2013, following a 42-year career in law enforcement, including nine years as Chief of ...

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April 2-4: Bank of America Event for Homeowners Mortgage Help

On a non-political note: The Bank of America is holding a three-day event outreaching to B of A mortgage customers. From the flyer that came over the transom: We’re here to help. Bank of America invites you to a special homeowner event designed to help our customers who are in need of assistance. If you are a Bank of America ...

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REMINDER: Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Election Meeting Tonight

The Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Public Involvement meets again tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Community Center, 250 East Center Street. On tonight’s agenda: – Presentation from Anaheim HOME-Home Owners Maintaining their Environment (that should be interesting) – City of San Jose (which has single-member districts) memo outlining the history of their electoral system – Overview, presentation, ...

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[UPDATED] Anaheim Canyon Coalition: So Much For Open Dialogue

So earlier this week, I receive and accept an invitation to join the Anaheim Canyon Community Coalition’s Facebook group. It’s a closed FB group of about 180 people. Members post information and news about Anaheim. Posted by the page administrator was this message: “Hi all, Thanks for the feedback. This ACCC page welcomes all posts from ALL sides. Some posts are emotional, ...

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