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Hypocrisy of APAC’s Newfound Allies

As we noted yesterday, a number of the local gadflies and progressive politicos opposing the Angel Stadium agreement have suddenly discovered enthusiasm for Dr. Howard Knohl’s idea of a $700 million Anaheim Performing Arts Center on 12-acres of the current stadium site. Not so long ago, Knohl’s idea was being used as a pinata by some of the same folks. ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Some Much Needed Clarity On The Angel Stadium Deal

[Editor’s note: originally published in the OC Register on January 8, 2020.] Anaheim and all of Orange County can be proud of the proposal for baseball in our city. It would keep the Angels here for decades, sell the stadium site at market value, relieve taxpayers of costs and bring money and community benefits for Anaheim neighborhoods. The years of ...

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Opinion: Angels Deal Is Good – Let’s Be Smart In Negotiating DDA

I am David Michael Klawe. I spoke at the December 20 meeting of the Anaheim City Council meeting. The Orange County Register quoted me in their article, “Anaheim Votes to Sell Angel Stadium and The Land Around It for $325 Million”: “David Klawe, an executive committee member of the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council, called the agreement the “first step” ...

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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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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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Monday, December 9: Informational Open House on Angel Stadium Sale

From the City of Anaheim: You can learn more about the proposal for the future of baseball in Anaheim at a drop-in, informational open house. When: Monday, Dec. 9 Where: ARTIC, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Address: 2626 E. Katella Ave., inside terminal Time: 4-7 p.m. Who: Anaheim staff Parking: free in lot A, main lot, accessible off Katella or Douglass Road This is a ...

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Angels To Buy Stadium, Stay In Anaheim Until At Least 2050

This morning, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu announced the city and the Angels have reached an agreement in principle under which the team will stay in Anaheim for at least another 30 years, and a partnership led by team owner Arte Moreno will buy the stadium and surrounding property at fair-market value for $325 million. According to the city-commissioned appraisal released ...

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Angels Stadium Negotiations And Apparent News Reporting

Say you own a rental house, and one day your tenant spends his own money to put in an expensive swimming pool and jacuzzi, complete with rock slide, grotto and tropical landscaping. Would your reaction to your tenant spending an enormous sum to improve your property, “Hey! You’re only doing that for your own benefit!” That’s pretty much the gist ...

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Fact Check: Did Council Direct The Simultaneous Release of Stadium Appraisal To Public?

Last year, did the Anaheim City Council direct that the Angel Stadium appraisal be released simultaneously to the city council and the public? It did, according to yesterday’s Voice of OC story on Angel Stadium negotiations: “A Nov. 20 2018 vote stipulated the appraisal would be released to the public and the City Council simultaneously, with the language in the ...

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OCCORD Staff Exodus Continues; Focus On Stadium Deal Among Reasons

The exodus of staff from OCCORD (Orange County Community Organized For Responsible Development) continues, as the once-muscular progressive political advocacy group shrinks to just four staffers from a high of more than a dozen several weeks ago.  Two more senior staffers are among the recent departures. According to recent media reporting based on interviews with departing staffers,  a leading factor ...

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