Government & Politics

Magcalas & Friends: Covertly Using School Resources For Anti-Charter School Activity

A September 16, 2016 OC Register articled headlined “Celebrating Anaheim Public Schools“ gave glowing coverage to a Anaheim Union High School District (AUSHD) event called “Walk To Celebrate Our Schools” – a door-to-door public relations exercise to burnish the district’s image in the eyes of residents manned by “more than 500 hundred students, teachers, staff and parents.” It was staged ...

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We Have A New Name – But Same Great News, Commentary & Analysis

Welcome to the Anaheim Independent. Eight years ago, we launched Anaheim Blog to provide coverage of “civic affairs in OC’s largest city.” Since then, we have endeavored to provide readers with factual opinion journalism and analysis, reporting on City Hall machinations, city council actions, candidates and campaigns for city council, school boards and legislative races, as well of coverage of ...

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Hypocrisy: Moreno Urges Followers To Swarm Colleagues’ Social Media, Keeps His Closed To Critics

Yesterday, Councilman Jose F. Moreon made another appearance on “ITZ Happenin!”, a podcast co-hosted by Joese Gloria Hernandez, a former staffer for the left-wing advocacy group OCCORD and Moreno’s former campaign manager. Appearing with him was former Mayor Tom Tait. Both of them bashed the agreement negotiated with the Angels to keep them in Anaheim while selling the stadium site ...

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OC Register: No COVID-19 Outbreaks At Largest US Theme Parks Since Their Re-Opening

There have been no reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the 20 largest amusement parks in the nation, the OC Register reported yesterday. Meanwhile, California theme parks remain shuttered after six months – with devastating effects for their local economies – while waiting for Governor Gavin Newsom’s office to figure out guidelines to allow them to do what theme parks all ...

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The Paranoid Style In Progressive Anaheim Politics

Does this sound like something a reasonable person would say?: Would a reasonable person entertain seriously the possibility that when a wide swatch (and likely majority) of Orange Countians to re-open the schools, it is really a deliberate conspiracy to commit genocide? Of course not. What’s most unsettling part is this isn’t the social media ranting of some random crackpot. ...

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AUHSD Vice Principal Floats Idea Of Racially-Segregated School

A long time ago, in a political culture far, far away, progressives opposed segregation, especially in public schools. They believed the law should be color-blind and the government should not discriminate or treat individuals differently due to their race or ethnicity. Now, you have “social justice educators” – infused with the ideas of Paolo Freire, Critical Pedagogy and Critical Race ...

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Angel Stadium Agreement: $320 Million Sale Price, 7-Acre Public Park, Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units

On September 9, the Anaheim Planning Commission will take up the proposed final agreement keeping the Angels in Anaheim while selling the stadium and surrounding acreage to SRB Management, a partnership controlled by team owner Arte Moreno.  The highlights of the agreement: A final sale price of $320 million, consisting of $150 million in cash and $170 million in city-requested ...

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Santa Ana Abandons Failed Affordable Housing Policy That Moreno Wants For Anaheim

This week, the Santa Ana City Council voted to abandon the sort of stringent, but ultimately counter-productive – affordable housing policy that Councilman Jose F. Moreno wants to impose in Anaheim. Councilman Jose F. Moreno relentlessly pushes for the imposition affordable housing mandates on home builders – conditioning project approval on setting-aside a certain percentage of housing units as “low-income” ...

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UPDATED: OC Democrat Party Leader Who Praised Ho Chi Minh Quits Post Under Pressure

Jeff LeTourneau, a long-time progressive Democrat activist, resigned all leadership posts in the Democratic Party of Orange County tonight after a heated marathon meeting of the DPOC executive committee, over a Facebook post this week in which he praised the late Vietnamese Communist dictator Ho Chi Minh. LeTourneau was the DPOC Vice Chair for North Orange County. Prior to the ...

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OC Democratic Party Leader Praises Ho Chi Minh, Outrages Vietnamese Community

A top-ranking official of the Democratic Party of Orange County with a history of courting controversy has ignited a firestorm over a social media post in which he praised Ho Chi Minh, the Communist founder of North Vietnam, for defeating the “imperial” United States in the Vietnam War: So, in LeTourneau’s telling, Ho Chi Minh overcomes his social awkwardness by ...

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