Author Archives: Editorial Staff

The Anaheim Hills Annual Fourth of July Celebration Is Back

Anaheim Hills’ annual Fourth of July Celebration is back, with a theme of “Saluting Our Active Military & Veterans.” The 32nd annual Independence Day celebration is sponsored by the Anaheim Hill Community Council, and the all-day event kicks off at 7:00 a.m. with the Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk at the intersection of Santa Ana Canyon and Imperial Highway, in front of ...

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AUHSD Makes Woke “Ethnic Studies” A Graduation Requirement

On May 6, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted unanimously to require students to take Ethnic Studies in order to graduate from high school. Anaheim Independent will have more on that decision. The Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education took the same action last year, and a new state law mandates that all Cal State ...

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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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California, Florida: Different COVID Strategies, Same Results

A recent article in Britain’s Daily Mail underscores the failure of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economically devastating lockdowns as a strategy for combating COVID-19: Since the first cases of coronavirus were identified in the U.S., California and Florida have stood out for taking very different approaches to the crisis. Over the course of the last year, California Gov Gavin Newsom has ordered businesses such as bars and ...

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Q & A On Othena, The County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Platform

Othena Q+A from the OC Health Care Agency: What is Othena? The Othena.com site is where interested individuals can register for vaccinations and schedule appointments. To continue their journey with a richer experience, individuals can then download the free Othena app on their smartphones. The app can remind individuals of their appointment day, allow them to reschedule, scan a quick ...

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Disneyland To Host First COVID Vaccination “Super Pod” Center in OC

From the County of Orange: In a vital step to help battle the spread of COVID-19, the County of Orange has established the first large Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super ...

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State Launches $500 Million COVID-19 Relief Grant Fund For Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the creation of a $500 million COVID-19 Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Funds will be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of ...

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OC Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Newsom Shutdown Orders

OC Sheriff Don Barnes issued the following statement on December 5, 2020, in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest shutdown order: 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us in many ways.  The pandemic, civil unrest, and fires have affected us all. Governor Newsom announced new stay-at-home orders for much of California, including Orange County.  The ever-changing nature ...

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