Government & Politics

Petty Hypocrisy From Magcalas & Moreno Crew

Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee J. Paolo Magcalas is running for a second term. And for the first time, he has an actual opponent: Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring. Magcalas is having conniption that Kring is on a number of slate mailers: the campaign mailers sent to voters urging them to vote for certain candidates for Congress, legislature, city council, school ...

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Batiste Campaign: Food For Votes

They’re at it again. In August, it came out the Kenneth Batiste campaign was in disadvantaged neighborhoods in District 5, handing out food boxes topped with Batiste for City Council campaign flyers. Using food to appeal for votes was the brainchild of local blogger and Democrat activist Vern Nelson. A backlash prompted him to admit having the campaign use food ...

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Disney Concludes Return-To-Work Agreements With 11 Unions; UNITE-HERE Local 11 Holding Out

The Disneyland Resort has reached return-to-work agreements with 11 of its cast member unions. These agreements implement a set of COVID-19 health and safety measures and protocols that will be in place when cast members return to their jobs whenever Governor Newsom gets around to allowing the Resort to re-open. The unions in question represent the large majority of Resort ...

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Paolo Magcalas Urges Passage Of $12 Billion Property Tax Increase

Proposition 15 will partially repeal the property tax limits of landmark Proposition 13 and impose a massive increase in commercial property taxation – a tax hike that will trickle down to small business owners in the form of higher rents, to consumers in the form of higher prices, and everyone in the form of few jobs and higher cost of ...

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Disneyland Providing Multiple Methods of Free COVID-19 Testing For Cast Members

The Disneyland Resort is offering three different ways for cast members to obtain free COVID-19 tests. “We have finalized a plan for all working cast members of the Disneyland Resort to have access to free, easily accessible testing options,” Disney theme parks chief medical officer Pamela Hymel said in a statement. The Disneyland Resort includes Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and ...

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Charter Schools: “Why I’m Driving My Kids From Pasadena to Orange to Go to School”

[Editor: this was originally published by the California Policy Center on  October7. The Orange County Classical Academy was approved last year by the Orange Unified School District, which included Anaheim Hills.] Why I’m Driving my Kids from Pasadena to Orange to go to School By Michael Davis This school year, my family will be joining the throng of Southern Californians ...

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OC Health Care Agency Recommends Re-Opening Disneyland Resort

The Orange County Health Care Agency is recommending Governor Newsom allow the Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm be allowed to re-open, reported the OC Register: Local health authorities have given the green light for Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm to reopen while California theme parks await reopening guidelines from Gov. Gavin Newsom after more than six months of coronavirus ...

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Moreno Support for Prop. 15: Putting Government Profit Over People

On Tuesday, shortly before the beginning of the Anaheim City Council meeting, Councilman Jose F. Moreno shared an Anaheim Brewery Facebook post and urged people to “support local business”: A few hours later, Moreno was arguing in favor of Proposition 15 – a ballot initiative that would hurt small businesses like Anaheim Brewery by dramatically raising commercial property taxes. In ...

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Trevor O’Neil Leads City Council Majority In Opposing Prop. 15 Property Tax Hike

Last night, the Anaheim City Council approved a resolution opposing Proposition 15, the controversial, government union-backed initiative to repeal Prop. 13 limits on commercial property taxation. Currently, Proposition 13 – passed overwhelmingly by the voters in June 1978 – limits the property tax rate for both residential and commercial property to 1% of the assessed value at purchase, and limits ...

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Where Was Transparency On Angels Talks While Tait & Moreno Were In Charge?

Councilman Jose F. Moreno has been re-posting this September 29, 2020 op-ed by Wylie Aitken, an Orange County super-attorney, Democratic fundraiser and Chair of the Board of the Voice of OC.  He served as Anaheim’s lead negotiator with the Angels from 2015 until (presumably) the end of 2018. In the op-ed, Aitken outlines his reasons for opposing the recently approved ...

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