Government & Politics

DPOC Chair Briceno’s Shutdown Cheerleading At Odds With UNITE-HERE Members Desire To Work

Under the chairmanship of Ada Briceno, the Democratic Party of Orange County is unequivocally the Party of Shutdown. Regardless of how arbitrary Governor Newsom’s edicts may be, Briceno and the DPOC are backing the shutdown of businesses, parks, beaches, et al, to the hilt. For example, the DPOC attacks as “hyper-partisan” efforts by local elected officials for re-open beaches and ...

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Budget Commissioner Avelino Valencia Running for City Council From District 4

From the Avelino Valencia for City Council 2020 campaign: BUDGET COMMISSION CHAIR AVELINO VALENCIA ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL Anaheim, CA – Avelino Valencia stepped forward today to announce his campaign for Anaheim City Council. An Anaheim native and Chair of the city’s Budget, Investment, and Technology Commission, Valencia is running to represent the 4th Council District, currently held ...

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UNITE-HERE Tries To Extract Dues Payments From Unemployed Members

The state government-imposed COVID-19 shutdown has devastated the tourism, convention and hospitality industry. That devastation extends to UNITE-HERE Local 11, the politically radical union representing hotel workers. According news reports, 95% of Local 11 have lost their jobs. Nonetheless, the union continued trying to collect dues from its unemployed members. A UNITE-HERE Local 11 member shared with Anaheim Blog text ...

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Anaheim Eviction Moratorium Extended Through June 2020

At its May 12 meeting, the Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 to extend until June 30, 2020 the eviction moratorium it had unanimously adopted on March 24. The moratorium, which covers both residential and commercial tenants, was set to expire at the end of this month. The vote was 5-2, with Mayor Harry Sidhu, Mayor Pro Steve Faessel and Councilmembers ...

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Angel Stadium Sale: Council Approves Accelerating Stadium Development Plan, $10 Million Payment To City

The Anaheim City Council this evening voted 6-1 to accelerate development of the Angel Stadium site, in an action that will advance submittal of the stadium site development plan and put $10 million into city coffers more than year early. In December 2019, the Anaheim City Council approved an agreement under which the Angels agreed to stay in Anaheim until ...

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Anaheim Police Assoc: Legalizing Cannabis in Anaheim Helps Law Enforcement, Health & Safety Oversight

The men and women of the Anaheim Police Association who proudly work within the Anaheim Police Department, are dedicated to protecting and serving all people, families, businesses in Anaheim. Each day, they put their lives on the line to serve and protect all from crime.  Whether it is hard core with criminal acts that hurt or steal from those (especially ...

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City Working To Expand COVID-19 Testing In Anaheim

From the City of Anaheim: We are working to expand testing in Anaheim as we gradually reopen under California’s guidelines. Right now, AltaMed is providing screening and testing in line with California public health guidelines, which prioritize those with symptoms, recent exposure, first responders and other essential workers. AltaMed’s screening is open to the public after a telephone consultation available ...

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Trevor O’Neil: Relief Today, Recovery Planning for Tomorrow in Anaheim

[Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in the Orange County Register] We know Orange County is missing all that is great about Anaheim ― Disneyland, baseball, hockey, concerts, conventions, entertainment and dining. But don’t worry. Anaheim will be back. Right now, we are doing our part. And no other Orange County city has done as much to address the impacts ...

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Hearing On Jose Moreno’s Arrest Continued…Again

The pre-trial hearing on Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s two misdemeanor counts of criminal arrest was continued yet again. He and his 20 co-defendants – including Ada Briceno, the boss of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and the OC Democratic Party – were scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on April 29. But since the courts are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...

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