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Anaheim City Council Mothballs Premium Pay Ordinance

The Anaheim City Council voted on Tuesday to effectively kill a proposal to impose a $3 an hour premium pay mandate on targeted grocery stores and retailers – a proposal originated by Councilman Jose F. Moreno at the behest of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union. The UFCW has been a major donor to Councilman Moreno’s campaigns, making ...

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Declining Case Rates, Businesses’ Hiring Scramble Argue Against “Premium Pay” Ordinance

Thanks to a continued decline in its COVID-19 case rate, Orange County will lilely enter the least restrictive Yellow Tier next week. This will allow Orange County businesses their widest operating latitude to date. Theme parks such as the Disneyland Resort will be able to increase their capacity to 35% from 25%. Guests must still be either Californians or fully ...

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City Council Removes Commissioner Over “China Virus” Comments

At it’s April 27 meeting, the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to remove Larry Larsen from the Sister City Commission. The removal stemmed from comments Larsen made at the commission’s February and March meetings in opposition to pursuing sister city status with Pudong, China.  Larsen blasted the proposal, pointing to the economic havoc wreaked on Anaheim by what he termed ...

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Moreno-Appointee Blasts Proposed Sister City With Pudong, Blames “China Virus” For Devastating Anaheim

You wouldn’t expect Anaheim’s Sister City Commission to be the occasion for charged political debate, but during the body’s February and March meetings, Commissioner Larry Larsen has taken a rhetorical blowtorch to cementing a sister city relationship between Anaheim and the Chinese city of Pudong. Pudong is basically a borough of Shanghai and home to the Shanghai Disney Resort. The ...

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Moreno Support for Prop. 15: Putting Government Profit Over People

On Tuesday, shortly before the beginning of the Anaheim City Council meeting, Councilman Jose F. Moreno shared an Anaheim Brewery Facebook post and urged people to “support local business”: A few hours later, Moreno was arguing in favor of Proposition 15 – a ballot initiative that would hurt small businesses like Anaheim Brewery by dramatically raising commercial property taxes. In ...

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Where Was Transparency On Angels Talks While Tait & Moreno Were In Charge?

Councilman Jose F. Moreno has been re-posting this September 29, 2020 op-ed by Wylie Aitken, an Orange County super-attorney, Democratic fundraiser and Chair of the Board of the Voice of OC.  He served as Anaheim’s lead negotiator with the Angels from 2015 until (presumably) the end of 2018. In the op-ed, Aitken outlines his reasons for opposing the recently approved ...

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Jose Moreno’s Deceptive Angel Stadium Math

The narrative being broadcast by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and his political and media allies – in their attempt to derail the Angels agreement – is that the stadium site is being sold for less than it is worth. However, upon closer examination, Moreno’s numbers don’t add up. Last week, the Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 to approve agreements keeping ...

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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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Magcalas & Friends: Covertly Using School Resources For Anti-Charter School Activity

A September 16, 2016 OC Register articled headlined “Celebrating Anaheim Public Schools“ gave glowing coverage to a Anaheim Union High School District (AUSHD) event called “Walk To Celebrate Our Schools” – a door-to-door public relations exercise to burnish the district’s image in the eyes of residents manned by “more than 500 hundred students, teachers, staff and parents.” It was staged ...

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