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Federal Aid Shrinks Anaheim’s Budget Gap

Significant relief is on its way to partially offset Anaheim’s budget woes stemming from the government-imposed shutdown that has dramatically reduced tax revenues from the city’s tourism and convention sector. Anaheim will receive $30.6 million under the federal CARES legislation enacted this spring. The money is intended to assist state and local governments cover costs related to COVID-19. City officials ...

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Moreno’s Anti-Business Ideology Bubbles To The Surface Again

George Orwell once said, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” I was reminded of that quote while listening to Councilman Jose F. Moreno yesterday afternoon on “The Raad Life” podcast, which unsurprisingly revolved around the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Moreno and his hosts were talking about how businesses responded as the pandemic progressed. ...

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COVID-19: Anaheim Packing House Closing Until Further Notice

From the Anaheim Packing District: Please note that as of today, the Anaheim Packing House temporarily closed its doors until further notice. We will announce a grand re-opening welcoming back our community once it is safe to do so. Currently, we are urging our community to use the food, services and goods available from the family owned businesses surrounding the ...

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County of Orange Issues Revised COVID-19 Order

After a confusing start yesterday, the County of Orange has revised the public health order issued yesterday by County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick. According to the revised order, in accordance with state-issued guidelines, in order to protect and preserve public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19: All movie theatres, gyms and health clubs must close All bars and ...

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EXHIBITOR Magazine Names Anaheim One Of America’s Top 10 Trade Show Destinations

Anaheim was named one of the nation’s most popular trade show destinations, according to EXHIBITOR Magazine’s 2018 Travel and Accommodations Survey. The survey queried 200 exhibit and event professionals, who spend an average of nearly two months traveling to trade show and corporate events in cities around the world. The survey’s aim was determining which cities those marketers are frequenting, ...

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Democrats Attacking Democrats In Anaheim Races

Overlooked in the typically one-dimensional media coverage of Anaheim campaigns is the dynamic of Democratic interest groups spending tens of thousands of dollars harshly attacking Democrat candidates for Anaheim mayor and city council. The Democratic Party of Orange County has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken for mayor and Councilman Jose F. Moreno for re-election. The Orange County Employees Association – a de ...

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Mark Lopez Running for Anaheim Elementary School Board As Ally of Pro-Union, Anti-Charter School Crowd

During the first few days of August, former city council candidate Mark Lopez – a staffer for Supervisor Shawn Nelson – snagged a job as a special education teacher at Magnolia High School, changed his party registration from Republican to No Party Preference, filed to run for the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education in Trustee Area 4 with ...

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Jason Young Re-Emerges

Halloween approaches, and like a bad horror franchise, Jason Young – the Tonya Harding of Anaheim politics – has re-emerged to sling mud in the Anaheim City Council races. Young is possessed of a simplistic idea: Disney is evil and any candidates it supports must be mindless puppets. The corollary is any candidate or elected official who criticizes Disney is a pure ...

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Cynthia Ward Campaign Raising Little Money, Dependent On Public Employee Unions

Council gadfly Cynthia Ward’s campaign reported raising only $90 between September 23 and October 10, according to her most recent periodic campaign report. According to the Ward for Mayor campaign’s Form 460 covering that critical period,  the campaign spent $3,218 – mostly on printing flyers.  Her campaign has spent a total of $17,826 to date, and reported $2,518 cash-on-hand. Yesterday, ...

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Howard Ahmanson’s Orwellian Campaign Against Trevor O’Neil

Savings and loan heir Howard Ahmanson is waging an Orwellian campaign of political doublespeak against Trevor O’Neil, the conservative Republican businessman running for Anaheim City Council from District 6. What might be termed the Robespierre faction of the OC GOP has targeted O’Neil, an independent conservative who has not bent the knee to Mayor Tom Tait. Ahmanson is a reclusive ...

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