Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Returns; Rod Carew Headlines Packed Event

  The Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast returned last week after a COVID-19 pandemic induced hiatus. The main ballroom at the Westin Anaheim Resort was full as the Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast returned, with former Angel and baseball great Rod Carew as the featured speaker. The event was emceed by Pastor Phil Hotsenpiller from Influence Church in Anaheim, and Orange County ...

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Former OC Union Exec Fired For Sexual Harassment Hired By CSU Long Beach’s Chicano Studies Department

Julio Perez, who was fired in 2018 as chief executive of the Orange County Labor Federation amidst sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women, has been hired by the Chicano Studies Department of Cal State Long Beach as a part-time lecturer – generating a backlash from a large number of OC Democrat elected officials who have called upon CSULB to rescind ...

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Termed-Out Councilman Jose Moreno Mulling Left-Wing Primary Challenge to Either Rep. Correa or Assemblyman Daly

Termed-out Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is considering mounting a primary challenge against either Representative Lou Correa or Assemblyman Tom Daly – both of whom are traditional liberals. Appearing on September 20 on “Itz Happenin,” an online political discussion program for local progressives, Moreno was asked about any political plans in 2022 (the District 3 councilman is termed ...

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AUSHD’s “Racial Equity” Consultancy Said Asian-Americans Benefit From White Privilege

A New York City-based advocacy group hired to implement a “racial equity” program at two Anaheim high schools, came under fire in 2019 for telling NYC school parents that one of the reasons for Asian-American students’ success is “proximity to white privilege,” and further claimed they “benefit from white supremacy.” In July of this year, the Anaheim Union High School ...

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AUHSD’s Racial Justice Training For Teachers: “They Shove Stuff Down Your Throat”

The Anaheim Independent has been reporting on the Anaheim Unified High School District hiring the Center for Racial Justcie in Education – a radical New York City-based advocacy group – to implement its “Racial Justice In Organizations” (RIJO) program at Katella and Cypress high schools. You can read our previous stories here and here. A key part of this program ...

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Neighborhood Advocate & Former Commissioner Gloria Ma’ae Appointed To Anaheim City Council Vacancy

The Anaheim City Council voted tonight voted to appoint long-time resident and neighborhood advocate Gloria Sahagun Ma’ae to represent council District 2, filling the vacancy by former Councilman Jordan Brandman’s resignation in August. She will be sworn in at the September 28 council meeting. Ma’ae has lived in west Anaheim for 42 years, and has a long track-record of leadership ...

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Council Gadfly Flings Mud At Only Latina Applicant For District 2 Vacancy

There’s something about being a zealot that obliterates perspective and self-awareness. Case in point: gadfly Jeannine Robbins, who (along with her husband Mike) haunts Anaheim City Council meetings and expressing her disagreement with both councilmembers and members of the public by jeering and heckling them. The Robbins own a business that sells tobacco products and drug paraphernalia. Tonight the Anaheim ...

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