Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Termed-Out Councilman Jose Moreno Mulling Left-Wing Primary Challenge to Either Rep. Correa or Assemblyman Daly

Termed-out Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is considering mounting a primary challenge against either Representative Lou Correa or Assemblyman Tom Daly – both of whom are traditional liberals. Appearing on September 20 on “Itz Happenin,” an online political discussion program for local progressives, Moreno was asked about any political plans in 2022 (the District 3 councilman is termed ...

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AUSHD’s “Racial Equity” Consultancy Said Asian-Americans Benefit From White Privilege

A New York City-based advocacy group hired to implement a “racial equity” program at two Anaheim high schools, came under fire in 2019 for telling NYC school parents that one of the reasons for Asian-American students’ success is “proximity to white privilege,” and further claimed they “benefit from white supremacy.” In July of this year, the Anaheim Union High School ...

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AUHSD’s Racial Justice Training For Teachers: “They Shove Stuff Down Your Throat”

The Anaheim Independent has been reporting on the Anaheim Unified High School District hiring the Center for Racial Justcie in Education – a radical New York City-based advocacy group – to implement its “Racial Justice In Organizations” (RIJO) program at Katella and Cypress high schools. You can read our previous stories here and here. A key part of this program ...

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Neighborhood Advocate & Former Commissioner Gloria Ma’ae Appointed To Anaheim City Council Vacancy

The Anaheim City Council voted tonight voted to appoint long-time resident and neighborhood advocate Gloria Sahagun Ma’ae to represent council District 2, filling the vacancy by former Councilman Jordan Brandman’s resignation in August. She will be sworn in at the September 28 council meeting. Ma’ae has lived in west Anaheim for 42 years, and has a long track-record of leadership ...

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Council Gadfly Flings Mud At Only Latina Applicant For District 2 Vacancy

There’s something about being a zealot that obliterates perspective and self-awareness. Case in point: gadfly Jeannine Robbins, who (along with her husband Mike) haunts Anaheim City Council meetings and expressing her disagreement with both councilmembers and members of the public by jeering and heckling them. The Robbins own a business that sells tobacco products and drug paraphernalia. Tonight the Anaheim ...

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Only White People Can Be Racist, According To AUSHD “Talking About Race” Training For Teachers

Only white people can be racist, according to the Talking About Race “anti-racism” training the Anaheim Union High School District is implementing at Katella and Cypress high schools. Other claims the workshop will attempt to drill into to teachers and administrators: Minorities, by definition, can’t be racist. “White supremacy culture” is everywhere There is no such thing as reverse racism ...

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AUSHD Hires Left-Wing Advocacy Group To Conduct “Racial Equity Audit” of Katella, Cypress High Schools

The Anaheim Union High School District has hired the Center for Racial Justice in Education – a left-wing advocacy group – to conduct a “Racial Equity Audit” of Katella High School and Cypress High School, as well as inculcating school staff in “anti-racist” ideology. The Center for Racial Justice in Education (CRJE) is headquartered in New York City. It’s mission ...

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Council Will Choose New District 2 Councilmember At September 14 Meeting

The Anaheim City Council last night voted unanimously to immediately open the application process for eligible District 2 residents wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacant District 2 council seat. The application process opens today and runs through September 8. The city council will vote on a choosing an applicant at its September 14 meeting. Former Councilman Jordan ...

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City Council To Decide Appointment Process for Filling District 2 Vacancy

Tomorrow night, the Anaheim City Council will decide the process to appointing someone to complete the term of District 2 Councilman Jordan Brandman, who resigned on August 5. The city charter prescribes that council vacancies be filled by appointment within 60 days of the vacancy’s creation, but is silent on the details of the process. The council could simply make ...

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State Auditor Report Misses The Mark On Anaheim

The State Auditor recently published a report claiming 12 cities – including Anaheim – are at “high risk” in terms of their municipal finances and economic future. While the State Auditor merits respectful consideration, it’s difficult to credit the alarm vis-à-vis Anaheim. The Voice of OC presented the state’s finding uncritically, when even a cursory examination of the facts undermines ...

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