District 2

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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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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UPDATED: Councilman Jordan Brandman Resigns From City Council

Councilman Jordan Brandman, who represents west Anaheim’s District 2, has tendered his resignation. According to sources, the resignation came as Mayor Harry Sidhu prepared to agendize for August 10 consideration a resolution censuring Brandman and calling for his resignation. Brandman’s resignation comes in the wake of controversy over vulgar remarks he made in the early morning hours of February 12, ...

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J. Paolo Magcalas Thinks Thanksgiving Is Racist And Must Be “De-Colonized”

In October, we examined the missionary progressive ideology underlying the birth of Ethnic Studies programs in the Anaheim Union High School District.  It’s chief apostle in AUSHD is J. Paolo Magcalas, a former Loara High School history teacher who established the district’s first Ethnic Studies program in order to “liberate” students from the “oppression” of traditional U.S. history curriculum. Magcalas ...

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West Anaheim Residents Welcome Council Approval of “39 Commons” Project

Last week, the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to approve the long-awaited Beach Boulevard economic revitalization project now known as “39 Commons.” 39 Commons is a joint venture of Irvine-based Greenlaw Partners and Los Angeles-based Zelman Development Co. and involves purchase of a city-owned 30-acre parcel at the northeast corner of Beach Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue and developing it as ...

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Nearly 100 Residents Convene At Anaheim First Community Summit

Anaheim First kicked off the historic Anaheim Community Assessment with a packed community summit on July 10 that was attended by nearly 100 Anaheim residents of all ages, from every walk of life and every part of the city. Anaheim First is a 501(c)(3) grass-roots community organization whose mission is generating resident-driven solutions that positively transform our neighborhoods — led ...

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District 2 Update From Councilman Jordan Brandman

From District 2 Councilman Jordan Brandman: Investing in our children In April, we invested in our youth by giving them endless amounts of opportunities. I was proud to be involved in the Snap the Gap launch and the Dreamers & Doers Luminary Scholarship Awards. The Snap the Gap program launched at West Anaheim’s very own Walt Disney School. LittleBits, Disney, ...

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Council To Vote On $250 Million Neighborhood Revitalization Program, Partnership With Anaheim First

Tomorrow night the Anaheim City Council will vote on a resolution supporting Mayor Harry Sidhu’s $250 million 2030 Neighborhood Revitalization Program, and cement a partnership with community organization Anaheim First to implement the initiative. Sidhu proposed the ambitious neighborhood investment program during his inaugural State of the City speech in February – beginning with a $20 million investment in the ...

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