Government & Politics

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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Magcalas And The COVID Exemption For Protests And Politics

J. Paolo Magcalas is running for a second term on the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education from Trustee Area 3.  Readers may be familiar with Magcalas as a radical exponent of Ethnic Studies who thinks Thanksgiving is racist, supports gutting Proposition 13 and defunding the police (including school safety officers) and voted to spend nearly $1 million in ...

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OC Democratic Party Deadlocks On Endorsement In District 5 Council Race

A split Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee was unable to make an endorsement in the District 5 city council race last night, as committee members deadlocked between the two Democrat candidates, Kenneth Batiste and Sabrina Quezada. Councilman Steve Faessel, a lifelong Anaheim resident, businessman and city historian with many years of active civic and community involvement, is running ...

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OC Register Opposes “Corporate Welfare”…Except For Itself

Yesterday, the OC Register editorial board pulled out the anti-Anaheim-Chamber-template and published a boiler plate editorial criticizing the Anaheim City Council for approving an agreement with the Chamber to operate a Shop/Dine/Buy/Hire Local program to support Anaheim businesses, using federal CARES Act funding. The writer’s dismissal of the program as “corporate welfare,” indicating an ignorance of the program, how it ...

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