Author Archives: Editorial Staff

UNITE-HERE Local 11 Membership Still 40% Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

[Originally published in Eyeson11.com] UNITE-HERE Local 11’s 2021 financial documents are out, and the results are even more damning than in 2020. Local 11’s leaders – Ada Briceño, Susan Minato, and Kurt Petersen — avoided pay cuts during the pandemic, even as most of the union’s members found themselves out of a job. This past year, they gave themselves a raise. Last ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Membership Dropped 70% In 2020, According US Labor Department

[Originally published in Eyeson11.com] In advance of its annual financial filings with the Office of Labor Management Standards, Unite Here Local 11 filed a bombshell amendment to its 2020 LM-2. (We covered last year’s filings in detail here.) The originally-reported 37 percent drop in membership in 2020 was in fact twice as large: Local 11’s membership plummeted from 28,649 members in 2019 to ...

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Star Wars Celebration: The Force Was With Anaheim This Weekend

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim wrapped up its four-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend. The globe-trotting fan event (next year it is in London). Fans got a sneak peak at “Rogue One” prequel “Andor,” in which Diego Luna returns as rebel spy Cassian Andor. “Andor” will begin streaming gone Disney+ in late summer. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” starring Ewan MacGregor ...

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Bystander Fatally Shot During Fight At Anaheim Cinco De Mayo Festival

From the Anaheim Police Department: Homicide detectives have arrested a 17-year-old, male, resident of Anaheim for the shooting death of an unidentified male adult at the annual Anaheim Cinco de Mayo Festival. On Sunday, May 1, 2022, just after 10 p.m., Anaheim Police Officers responded to gunshots on the north side of La Palma Park, in the City of Anaheim. ...

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Anaheim Man Charged With Kidnapping Junior High Student Who Was Walking Home From School

From the OC District Attorney’s Office: A 30-year-old man is facing life in prison with the possibility of parole for kidnapping a 13-year-old junior high school student off the street while she walked home from school in Anaheim last month and sexually assaulting another teenager in Riverside County.  Numerous witnesses screamed at the kidnapper that they were going to call ...

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New Townhome Community On Beach Blvd. Opens To Public

From the City of Anaheim: The rebuilding of Beach Boulevard is for real. At Beach and Lincoln Avenue, models for the 65-townhome Nolin community opened to the public on Saturday. The new community is part of changes coming to the long empty corner with plans also in the works for a shopping center known as 39 Commons. As you can ...

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Anaheim’s Budget: From Epic Downturn To Record Recovery

From the City of Anaheim: Anaheim’s rebounding economy is driving better than expected budget projections for the city. For the 12 months through June, Anaheim now is projecting about $70 million in additional revenue from hotel, sales and property taxes than initially forecast in the city’s adopted budget for fiscal year 2021-22. Hotel-stay tax, Anaheim’s largest source of revenue, is ...

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Armed Man Killed In Hours-Long Stand-Off With Anaheim Police

From the Anaheim Police Department: On March 2, 2022 at about 9:45 p.m., APD personnel responded to the 600 block of S. Resh Street regarding a male suspect who had threatened a female with a gun. It was reported the suspect had already possibly fired the gun. Officers located the female victim and the initial investigation determined the male was ...

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