Government & Politics

Anaheim Police & Fire Join Anna Drive’s Las Posadas Celebration

[From Behind the Badge] Anaheim police, fire department join Anna Drive’s Las Posadas celebration By Joe Vargas On Saturday night, Dec. 21, I got a chance to visit Anna Drive in the City of Anaheim. It’s been a long time since I’d been in the neighborhood. I worked as an Anaheim police officer for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2010. ...

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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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Angels Deal: It’s Game Day At The Anaheim City Council

It’s game day for the proposed agreement to keep the Angels in Anaheim through at least 2050. The Anaheim City Council is holding a special meeting today at 2:00 p.m. to vote on selling Angel Stadium and the surrounding acreage for $325 million to a business partnership led by team owner Arte Moreno. The city-commissioned appraisal came up with different ...

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Lucy Dunn: A Good Deal For The Angels, Anaheim & Orange County

[Editor’s note: this originally appeared in the OC Register on December 19, 2019.] A Good Deal For The Angels, Anaheim & Orange County by Lucy Dunn We needed a good, old-fashioned grand slam home run. It’s been almost a decade since discussions began on whether or not the Angels will stay in Anaheim. Mayor Harry Sidhu and Angels owner Arte ...

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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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J. Paolo Magcalas Thinks Thanksgiving Is Racist And Must Be “De-Colonized”

In October, we examined the missionary progressive ideology underlying the birth of Ethnic Studies programs in the Anaheim Union High School District.  It’s chief apostle in AUSHD is J. Paolo Magcalas, a former Loara High School history teacher who established the district’s first Ethnic Studies program in order to “liberate” students from the “oppression” of traditional U.S. history curriculum. Magcalas ...

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Cavecche: Anaheim-Angels Stadium Deal A Win For Taxpayers

[Editor’s Note: this op-ed was originally published on December 15, 2019 in the OC Register.] Anaheim-Angels Stadium Deal A Win For Taxpayers by Carolyn Cavecche I have a confession to make right from the start. I am not an Angels fan. The Cavecche household bleeds Dodger Blue. Oh, we attend Angel games now and then. My grandmother even had session ...

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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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AUSHD Loses Its Court Battle To Withhold Public Records On Denying Transfer Requests

[Editor’s note: this article was originally published in the OC Register on December 10, 2019. It is demonstrative of the lack of transparency that is characteristic of the Anaheim Union High School District.] California Policy Center’s Bittersweet Legal Victory Over Anaheim School District by Will Swaim In 2017, the California Policy Center made what should have been a routine request ...

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