Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Free, Drive-Thru COVID Testing Available At Anaheim Convention Center Beginning July 15

A free , drive-thru COVID-19 testing super-site has been set up at the Anaheim Convention Center. The super-site will offer contactless Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This is the test that determine if a person is currently infected with COVID-19. The testing will begin tomorrow, July 15 and will be available Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ...

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More COVID Sanctimony By Moreno At Tomorrow’s Council Meeting?

There’s a COVID-19 update on tomorrow night’s Anaheim City Council agenda, which virtually guarantees another bout of pontificating from Councilman Jose F. Moreno. Moreno frequently declares “public health must be our first consideration” and paints concerns with keeping businesses open as putting “dollars” ahead of health.  However, Moreno’s actions demonstrate his willingness to put political and ideological considerations ahead of ...

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Downtown Disney Re-Opens Tomorrow, July 9

The Downtown Disney retails and entertainment district will re-open tomorrow, July 9 – the first in a multi-phased re-opening of the Disneyland Resort, which closed in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. 26 storefronts will be part of the initial re-opening: Food and Beverage Asian Street Eats Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes California Churro Earl of Sandwich Jamba ...

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Angels Owner’s Proposed Redevelopment of Stadium Site Will Transform Platinum Triangle

At the end of June, SRB Management – the limited partnership led by Angels owner Arte Moreno – announced an ambitious effort to transform the 153-acre Angel Stadium site into a stunning complex of entertainment, residential, commercial, retail and hospitality uses with innovative public spaces. Once completed, the Platinum Triangle area will look radically different than today, and the new ...

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Woke Activists Seek to Cancel “Colonists” As Anaheim High School Mascot

The nationwide spirit of radical iconoclasm that has already led to toppling or removal of statues of American icons such as Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Teddy Roosevelt now has the Anaheim High School mascot in its sights. Two Anaheim High School alumni, Daniel Alatorre De-Lira and Laura Luevano, have started an online entitled “DECOLONIZE THE COLONY” REMOVAL ...

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District 1: Councilmember Denise Barnes Switches From Republican to Democrat

When she campaigned for Anaheim City Council from District 1 in 2016, Denise Barnes was a Republican. She sought and received the endorsement of the conservative, pro-life Anaheim Republican Assembly. She unsuccessfully sought the endorsement of the Republican Party of Orange County. Since then, Barnes has drifted steadily left-ward: supporting rent control, calling for new taxes, standing and clapping at ...

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Avelino Valencia Gets OC Democratic Party Endorsement For District 4

The Avelino Valencia for Anaheim City Council campaign announced the Democratic Party of Orange County has endorsed his candidacy for the District 4 council seat in the November 2020 election. District 4 is currently represented by Councilwoman Lucille Kring, who is termed out. “Our campaign received overwhelming support to secure a big endorsement. Now it’s official — the Democratic Party ...

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CVS Adds A Third Free COVID Testing Site In Anaheim

CVS is expanding the number of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites, adding 200 last week to 1,400 testing sites nation-wide. Among those added last week was a drive-thru testing site at 1676 W. Katella Avenue (the corner of Katella and Euclid). The other CVS free testing sites are located at 510 S. Beach Boulevard (across Beach from West Anaheim Medical ...

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COVID, Anaheim & The Voice of OC: Creating Controversy While Omitting Context

It’s always curious when a media outlet creates a news story when there’s so much real news to report on. Case in point: yesterday’s Voice of OC article on COVID-19 in Anaheim and Santa Ana. Reporter Spencer Custodio tried to inflate what are basically stylistic differences between Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Santa Ana Miguel Pulido into substantive policy differences, ...

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