Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

More Than 23,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Administered At Disneyland Resort Super POD In First 5 Days

Since opening on Wednesday, January 13, the Disneyland Resort Super POD COVID-19 vaccination center has given coronavirus vaccinations to approximately 23,000 people as of yesterday. 9,000 vaccinations were given on Friday, January 15, alone.  When combined with vaccinations at the prior site located at the North Net Training Facility (a firefighter training center), 28,000 vaccines have been done. The vaccinations ...

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Medical Experts Speak On Lockdown Efficacy At Re-OpenCal Conference, January 8-10

Do Governor Newsom’s constantly changing lockdown rules and policies comport with our constitutional rights? Is there a better way to protect those vulnerable to COVID while lifting damaging restrictions on economic activity and the education of our youth? These and other pressing policy questions will be discussed by scientific and legal experts at a January 8-10 public policy conference organized ...

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Councilman Trevor O’Neil Blasts Latest Newsom COVID Lockdown Strategy

Following the swearing in of the new and re-elected councilmembers last night, District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil used the council comments portion of the meeting to take aim at the latest in Governor Newsom’s ever-changing criteria and strategies for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: We have now been subjected to another stay at home order that is just crushing our ...

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Pandemic Shutdown Forces Disney To Lay Off 4,000 More Employees – Bringing Lay-Off Total To 32,000

Disney has laid off another 4,000 cast members due to the state government imposed economic shutdown, according to company filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission.  This brings the company’s pandemic shutdown-induced layoffs to 32,000. “Due to the current climate, including COVID-19 impacts, and changing environment in which we are operating, the company has generated efficiencies in its staffing, including ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation, 1863: By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been ...

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City Council Approves Agreement To Rapidly Create 1,000+ Affordable Workforce Housing Units

Acting on the recommendation of an ad hoc committee led by Councilman Trevor O’Neil, the city council earlier this month approved that will create more than a 1,000 units of affordable workforce housing. The council voted to participate in the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA), a new state program that assists local governments in finance affordable workforce housing. Most ...

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COVID-19: Newsom Issues Statewide “Limited” Stay-At-Home Curfew

Prompted by a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Newsom Administration has issued its latest decree, imposing a “limited stay at home order,” mere days after telling the public it was not contemplating a stay-at-home order because “many Californians are fatigued and tired.” The order, issued by Acting State Public Health Officer Erica S. Pan, instructs Californians to stay indoors between ...

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Disney Announces More Furloughs On Heels Of 28,000 Layoffs, As Newsom Closure Continues

The state-imposed pandemic economic shut-down continues wreaking havoc on jobs and livelihoods, as Disney announced furloughs of cast members at the executive, salaried and hourly level. The company pointed to the Newsom Administration’s re-opening criteria and guidelines for theme parks, which have kept the Disneyland Resort closed for eight months and place it in a state of “limbo.” “We expected ...

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PYLUSD Area 2: Marilyn Anderson Defeats LaShe Rodriguez

Marilyn Anderson, a long-time Placentia resident, community and school volunteer, defeated political professional LaShe Rodriguez for the open Trustee Area 2 seat on the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Board of Education.  Joshua Correa, a local artist and preservationist activist, finished third. Anderson is a life-long resident of Placentia, where she has raised her family and sent them to the ...

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