Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Building Trades Back Re-Opening, Call Disney “Industry Leader” In Providing Safe Work Environment

Yesterday, the Los Angles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council sent a letter to Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu to “set the record straight” regarding claims by certain Resort unions about how Disney has engaged with its bargaining units over plans – now postponed – to re-open the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks on July 17. The Building Trades Council ...

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Ducks Owners Unveil Plans To Develop $3 Billion “ocVIBE!” Entertainment District Around Honda Center

The Samueli family, owners of the Anaheim Ducks, yesterday announced plans for ocV!BE: a $3 billion, 115-acre, mixed-use, live entertainment development planned for completion in 2024. The ambitious project will create an estimated 13,000 construction jobs and 3,300 permanent jobs. It will also generate $2 billion in one-time economic impact and $400 million in annual recurring economic impact. The project ...

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Disneyland Resort Delays Theme Parks Re-Opening Due To Delay State Issuing Guidelines

The Disneyland Resort announced it is delaying the planned July 17 re-opening of its Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, citing the State of California decision against issuing reopening guidelines prior to July 4.  Cast members who wanted to return to work, as well as guests who looked forward to visiting the parks, will have to wait longer. “We ...

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Jose Moreno’s Garden Of Taxation

Since he first ran for city council in 2014, Councilman Jose F. Moreno has hankered to enact more city taxes. In recent weeks, he has been exploiting the damage the COVID crisis has inflicted on city finances to push for new taxes. He has been asking the council to place new taxes on the November 2020 ballot. He is talking ...

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Dale Jr. High Asst. Principal Jose Lara Recalled From School Board

Earlier this month, Jose Lara, the assistant principal at Dale Junior High School, was recalled from the El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education by a whopping 91% of the vote. Lara is a political lightning rod and strident advocate of radical politics, including making Ethnic Studies a high school graduation requirement. The Los Cerritos News has been reporting ...

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New State Order Requiring Face Masks In Most Public Settings

State public health officials today issued updated guidelines requiring the public to wear face masks or coverings in most instances when they leave their homes. In a statement issued by the California Department of Health, Governor Gavin Newsom explained why he is issuing this order: “Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “They are critical ...

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Phased Re-Opening Of Disneyland Resort Begins In July

In what is welcome news for Anaheim’s stricken tourism and convention sector, the Disneyland Resort will begin a phased re-opening in July.  The Resort has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Downtown Disney shopping district will open first, on July 9. The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks will open approximately a week later, on July ...

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Teacher Organizer of June 1 Protest in La Palma Park Concerned About Anaheim “Police Brutality” Toward Students

Anti-police activists from all over have been flooding the Anaheim City Council with e-mails attacking the Anaheim Police Department and demanding its abolition. Two weeks ago, we reported on a group of activist Anaheim Union High School District educators who put social distancing aside and organized hundreds of students at La Palma Park to protest the murder of George Floyd, ...

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La Palma Park Protest Organizers Exempted Themselves From Social Distancing Rules

The Anaheim Union High School District, like school districts across the state, canceled in-class instruction this spring in order to protect students from the COVID-19 pandemic – shifting to distance learning for the remainder of the school year. AUSHD students weren’t allowed to gather for traditional graduations ceremonies at the end of May, because it would violate COVID-19 social distancing ...

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