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OC Labor Fed to OC Democratic Party: Dump Diamond

The Orange County Labor Federation voted yesterday to give the Democratic Party of OC a choice: remove Greg Diamond as Vice Chair or kiss it’s support good-bye. Such a removal of support would be crippling to the DPOC. Diamond’s opposition to a range of jobs-generating projects was cited. Diamond – resident of Brea but a fixture at Anaheim City Council ...

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Convention Center Expansion In the News

From Eric Carpenter’s “Ask Mr. Anaheim” column in the Orange County Register:  Q. A friend recently told me that the Anaheim Convention Center is about to get bigger again. I grew up around here and have always liked the shape of the arena there on Katella, but it seems underused now. Where is there room left for it to grow, ...

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Finally! Anaheim Packing District To Open on May 31

Many of us have been waiting with eager anticipation bordering on impatience for the Anaheim Packing District to open its doors, and a date has finally been set: Saturday, May 31:   It looks like it will house some very cool venues, such as The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy. According to this Facebook post, “The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy will serve up some ...

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Building Trades Council Wants Gadfly Litigator Diamond Gone from OC Democratic Party Post

Readers know Greg Diamond as the Brea resident who has taken up residence at Anaheim City Council meetings, invariably taking to the podium during public comments to hold forth about this and that. He’s also a busy litigious bee, buzzing around the City of Anaheim as the “general counsel” of Cynthia Ward’s non-profit political organization CATER. Readers may not know ...

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Council 2014: Kris Murray Re-Election Fundraiser on April 2

Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray is having a re-election fundraiser tomorrow evening at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim (1855 S. Harbor Blvd.) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:     Dear Friends, There is a great deal happening in the City of Anaheim – and a great deal to accomplish in the next few years. During my tenure on the ...

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How The Robert “Lil Clumsy” Moreno, Jr.Shooting Occured

In light of the parade of speakers who denounced the Anaheim police last night at last night’s City Council — as if it is the police who are the threat to the safety of residents — I thought it would be useful to re-post this account from the APD blog of how Robert “Lil Clumsy” Moreno, Jr. met his end ...

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Anaheim K9 Bruno’s Recovery Continues Apace

The internationally-famous Anaheim police K9 Bruno continues his recovery from being shot by documented gang member Robert “Lil Clumsy” Moreno, Jr., as Moreno fled from, and fired his pistol at, pursuing officers. According to the Anaheim PD Twitter feed, the German shepherd is walking on his own for the first time today:   Bruno’s handler, Officer RJ Young pointed out ...

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Tomorrow, March 22 – Festival of Firkins in Anaheim

I think we can all agree that beer, that ancient concoction of man, is a good thing. And tomorrow in Anaheim there will be the opportunity to appreciate beer at the FirkFest. The details: Saturday, March 22, 2014 from Noon to 4pm Farmers Park, Anaheim CA 400 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim CA 92805 Unlimited cask pours from 30 Socal craft ...

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