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Barnes, Vanderbilt To Speak, Take Questions At WAND Meeting Tonight

The West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council – commonly know as WAND – meets tonight, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Anaheim Youth Center at 320 S. Beach Boulevard.  WAND is a long-established West Anaheim civic activism group whose area of focus has been what is now Council Districts 1 and 2. District 1 Councilmember Denise ...

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Kring Calls For Up-or-Down Vote On Sanctuary City Status

At last night’s Anaheim City Council meeting, veteran Councilmember Lucille Kring – who represents District 4 – called for an up-or-down vote on sanctuary city status for Anaheim at the next council meeting, scheduled for April 25. The question of Anaheim becoming a sanctuary city has been bubbling up since the 2016 council campaign. Kring, an opponent of sanctuary cities, ...

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Let’s Not Rush To Judge In Incident Between Anaheim Homeowner/Off-Duty Cop And Group Of Teenagers

Cross-posted from OC Daily: A video of Tuesday afternoon altercation in Anaheim homeowner Kevin J. Ferguson – who is also an LAPD officer – and 13-year old Christian Dorscht and a group of about two dozen teenagers has gone viral, garnering millions of views and sparking a mini-riot in the 1960s tract home neighborhood near Loara High School. Attention is focused ...

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Democratic Socialism Is Still Socialism

Why are we featuring this Prager University video “Democratic Socialism Is Still Socialism”? Because two of the four members of the Tait Slate of city council candidates — Jose F. Moreno and Arturo Ferreras – can be fairly described as democratic socialists. This is especially true of Moreno – as anyone who has spent any time scrolling through his Facebook ...

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Controversy Continues Over Mark Lopez’s Sanctuary City Comments, Embrace of ACLU Agenda

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] The controversy surrounding Council District 5 candidate Mark Lopez has continued for more than a week, since the ideologically flexible candidate’s response to a question about whether Anaheim should be an sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. While his fellow members of the Tait Slate of council candidates (Jose Moreno and Arturo Ferreras) unequivocally supported making Anaheim ...

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Hotel Workers Union Using Referendum To Punish Hotel Developer For Not Unionizing

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Last week it was certified that the militantly leftist hotel workers union, UNITE-HERE Local 11, had turned in sufficient qualified signatures to force referendums on two agreements for the development of two 4-Diamond luxury hotels in next to Disneyland. The Anaheim City Council now has the option of calling a stand-alone special election or consolidating the ...

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OC Register Urges “Yes” Vote On Measure U

The OC Register editorial board has endorse a “Yes” vote on Measure U, the Anaheim Taxpayers Protection Act. Measure U was authored by Councilwoman Kris Murray, and would make a two-thirds majority vote necessary in order for the Anaheim City Council to place a new or increased tax on the ballot. Currently, the council can take such action by a ...

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Spitzer Seeks To Expand Kraemer Homeless Shelter; Add Drunk Tank And Detox Facility

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Less than two weeks after the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a contract to have Mercy House operate the planned 200-bed homeless shelter at 1000 N. Kraemer Place in Anaheim, Supervisor Todd Spitzer is making plans to buy neighboring buildings for additional services, including a “wet drop” and detox facility for the homeless. Spitzer recently ...

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Anaheim Council District 1: Chavez Lodge Endorsed By D.A. Rackauckas, Former Anaheim Police Chief Welter

This came over the transom today from the Steve Chavez Lodge for Anaheim City Council campaign: Commissioner Lodge Locks Up Coveted OC Public Safety Endorsements Retired Police Detective Adds District Attorney and Former Anaheim Police Chief to Growing List of Prominent Endorsements  (West Anaheim) – Today, Anaheim Budget Commissioner and retired police detective Steven Chavez Lodge announced his campaign has received ...

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