Government & Politics

UPDATED: Denise Barnes’ Supporter Quits City Post Over Sexually Demeaning Comments About Female Activist

Mark Richard Daniels, a vocal political supporters of Councilwoman Denise Barnes and her appointee to the Anaheim Cultural & Heritage Commission, resigned his position yesterday following publication of an Anaheim Independent article on sexually demeaning remarks he made on video about Jodie Mosely, a long-time advocate on crime, homelessness and other quality-of-life issue in West Anaheim. An aide to Barnes ...

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UPDATED: Denise Barnes’ City Commissioner Caught On Video Sexually Demeaning A Female Community Activist

Mark Richard Daniels, one of District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes’ most vocal political supporters and her appointee to the Cultural & Heritage Commission, has been caught on video making sexually demeaning comments about a female West Anaheim community improvement activist. Daniels is a regular speaker during public comments at council meetings, and an active member of the Anaheim Democrat Club. ...

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Anaheim Council Approves Agreement To Keep Angels, Sell Stadium Site for $320 Million, Transform Site

The Anaheim City Council early this morning approved several agreements that collectively will keep the Angels in Anaheim until at least 2025 and potentially until 2075, while selling the stadium site to partnership led by team owner Arte Moreno, which will transform the site with a mixed use development that will create 75,000 construction and permanent jobs, and ultimately generate ...

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6-Month COVID Closure Pushes Disney To Begin Laying Off 28,000 Resort Cast Members

More COVID-19 economic wreckage was visited on Southern California today as Disney announced it is beginning the process of laying off approximately 28,000 cast members more than 6-months after closing the Disneyland Resort in response to Governor Newsom’s lock-down edicts at the dawn of the pandemic. The move was precipitated by Governor Gavin Newsom’s unwillingness or inability to issue re-opening ...

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Stadium Deal Critics: Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

Opponents of the agreement to keep the Angels in Anaheim and sell the stadium site at fair market value to Arte Moreno for jobs- and revenue-creating development are resorting to increasingly frayed arguments. Unicorn Valuations From Unnamed “Experts” Councilman Jose F. Moreno and former Mayor Tom Tait continues claiming the stadium site is worth “hundreds of millions ” more than ...

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Former Mayor Curt Pringle: Anaheim Will Keep The Angels In The Outfield

In 2004 and 2005, while serving as  Mayor of Anaheim, the City of Anaheim underwent a massive revision of its General Plan.  This document represents the city’s long-term planning for land  use, development, opportunities for new housing, future  transportation, environmental issues and other important issues for the city to prepare for over a forty-year horizon. One of the most important ...

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Mayor Harry Sidhu: The Time For Recovery Is Now

{Editor: this op-ed originally appeared in the OC Register on September 18, 2020] After saving lives, the most critical part of any crisis is recovery. We have made great progress slowing the spread of coronavirus in Anaheim, Orange County and across California. But our state is failing when it comes to economic recovery. This week, we mark an unprecedented six ...

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County Of Orange Calls On Governor To Re-Open Disneyland Resort, All California Theme Parks

[Editor: Last week, County CEO Frank Kim sent this letter to Govenor Gavin Newsom. This is part of the ongoing movement to safely re-open Orange County continues pressuring Governor Newsom to expeditiously issue guidelines so that long-dormant segments of the local economy can re-open – permitting people to go back to work, tax revenues to begin flowing again, and generally ...

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Union Watchdog: Local 11 Still Grumpy About the Happiest Place On Earth

[This originally appeared on EyesOn11.com September 21, 2020.] The City of Anaheim is asking California to issue reopening safety protocols for theme parks, “citing that the city is facing unprecedented financial woes due to the closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.” The city currently has a $100 million deficit, and a 15 percent unemployment rate. Unite Here Local 11’s members aren’t ...

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Angel Stadium Agreement: Myths And Media Bias

This evening at 6:00 p.m., the Voice of OC is holding a live online discussion of the Angels agreement, featuring a panel of a dozen “professionals.” Who are these professionals? There’s Jeannine Robbins, a council gadfly and Anaheim City Council candidate who has filed a lawsuit (using her paper People’s Homeless Task Force as a cut-out) alleging the December 2019 ...

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