Government & Politics

Anaheim, OC Leaders Call On Newsom To Finish Job, Re-Open Conventions and Meetings

Orange County and Anaheim leaders representing business, labor and local government  held a press conference on March 11 to support Newsom Administration actions to accelerated re-opening of the Disneyland Resort and Angel Stadium, while warning that the Governor’s failure to issue meeting guidelines for convention centers and hotels undermines efforts to revive the Anaheim Resort economy and the jobs and ...

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Anaheim Union High School District Votes Against Re-Opening; Will Stay Virtual Rest of School Year

On March 4, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted 4-1 against returning to in-person on even a limited, hybrid basis, instead deciding to keep their students at home taking online classes for the remainder of the school year. The Board majority did so despite the pleas of parents and students for a return to in-person instruction, ...

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Disneyland, Other CA Theme Parks Can Re-Open After April 1

The Disneyland Resort and other major California theme parks will be able to re-open after April 1 under a Newsom Administration “refresh” of its COVID re-opening blueprint. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure have been shuttered for nearly a year, and their closure has resulted in tens of thousands of layoffs and blown a huge hole in City of Anaheim finances, ...

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AUHSD Board To Vote On Continuing “Nobody Gets An F” Grading Policy

On Thursday, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education will vote on where to continue it’s “hold harmless” grading policy, which prohibits teachers from failing a student as long as he or she engages in minimal class participation.  This easy “no Fs” grading policy has been in place since last spring. The AUSHD characterizes it as “equity-based” – ...

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Running To Lose: District 4 Candidate Randle-Trejo Left 60% Of Her Campaign Funds Unspent

Just as athletes are supposed to leave it all on the field, political candidates (leastways, competent ones) aren’t supposed to finish the election with full campaign treasuries. Unspent campaign funds are useless once the voting stops. Yet, according to her end-of-the-year campaign report, District 4 council candidate Annemarie Randle-Trejo still had $6,185 cash-on-hand after Election Day.  Keep in mind, she ...

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Health Policy Expert: US Will Achieve Herd Immunity By April

This article by Dr. Marty Markary, health policy expert and professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, was originally published in the Wall Street Journal on February 18, 2021. We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April Covid cases have dropped 77% in six weeks. Experts should level with the public about the good news. by ...

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AUHSD Trustee Al Jabbar On COVID School Closures: “Our Kids Are Not Losing Learning”

It’s a given that the prolonged school closures stemming from responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted students in myriad ways – including loss of learning. That loss is more severe in school districts that continue to keep their schools shuttered and students receiving instruction online. Common sense and experience tell us kids learn better in the classroom than ...

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Parents To AUHSD Board: Withholding In-Person Learning Is Failing The Students You Are Sworn To Serve

Last week, we reported how the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted on February 4 voted to further delay the reopening of schools for in-person instruction, notwithstanding appeals from parent after parent after parent in beseeched the board to let their kids back in the classroom.  These parents cited science, data and their own personal experience of ...

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Parents To AUHSD Board: We Need You Fight To Our Kids, Re-Open Schools

At the February 4 meeting of the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education, parent after parent – a number of them public school teachers – beseeched the board members to re-open their schools for in-person instruction. They pointed to the science and data – which argues powerfully against the school closure strategy pursued by the district – and ...

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