Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Moreno-Appointee Blasts Proposed Sister City With Pudong, Blames “China Virus” For Devastating Anaheim

You wouldn’t expect Anaheim’s Sister City Commission to be the occasion for charged political debate, but during the body’s February and March meetings, Commissioner Larry Larsen has taken a rhetorical blowtorch to cementing a sister city relationship between Anaheim and the Chinese city of Pudong. Pudong is basically a borough of Shanghai and home to the Shanghai Disney Resort. The ...

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Why Do Al Jabbar and Co. Insist On Keeping AUSHD Schools Closed?

Next week, Anaheim Elementary School District students will return to school for limited in-person instruction.  However, their older siblings in Anaheim Union High School District schools will still be stuck at home, trying to learn from a computer screen, for the rest of the school year. Why?  The AUHSD is an outlier among public schools, most of which – guided ...

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DisneylandForward Initiative To Pave Way For New, Immersive Theme Parks

Yesterday, Disney announced DisneylandForward, a public engagement initiative to update its existing development rights and pave the way for a significant Disneyland Resort expansion that is more integrated and immersive. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s announcement that it re-open the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on April 30. The company is recalling 10,000 of ...

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AUSHD Board President Should Call Special Meeting To Re-Open Schools

The Disneyland Resort will re-open to the public on April 30, initially at 15% capacity. Next week, the Angels will begin their season at Angel Stadium, playing in front of real, live fans. Restaurants are now able to have indoor dining again, albeit at a limited capacity. And throughout the pandemic, we have all crossed paths and shared indoor space ...

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Disneyland Resort To Re-Open on April 30

The Disneyland Resort will re-open on April 30, it was announced yesterday by Resort President Bob Chapek. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure closed on March 14 of last year as part of the statewide shutdown ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom as part of his strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19. In the case of Anaheim, Newsom’s strategy was successful ...

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Anaheim, OC Leaders Call On Newsom To Finish Job, Re-Open Conventions and Meetings

Orange County and Anaheim leaders representing business, labor and local government  held a press conference on March 11 to support Newsom Administration actions to accelerated re-opening of the Disneyland Resort and Angel Stadium, while warning that the Governor’s failure to issue meeting guidelines for convention centers and hotels undermines efforts to revive the Anaheim Resort economy and the jobs and ...

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Anaheim Union High School District Votes Against Re-Opening; Will Stay Virtual Rest of School Year

On March 4, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted 4-1 against returning to in-person on even a limited, hybrid basis, instead deciding to keep their students at home taking online classes for the remainder of the school year. The Board majority did so despite the pleas of parents and students for a return to in-person instruction, ...

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Disneyland, Other CA Theme Parks Can Re-Open After April 1

The Disneyland Resort and other major California theme parks will be able to re-open after April 1 under a Newsom Administration “refresh” of its COVID re-opening blueprint. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure have been shuttered for nearly a year, and their closure has resulted in tens of thousands of layoffs and blown a huge hole in City of Anaheim finances, ...

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AUHSD Board To Vote On Continuing “Nobody Gets An F” Grading Policy

On Thursday, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education will vote on where to continue it’s “hold harmless” grading policy, which prohibits teachers from failing a student as long as he or she engages in minimal class participation.  This easy “no Fs” grading policy has been in place since last spring. The AUSHD characterizes it as “equity-based” – ...

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