Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

City Officials Shut Down Crime-Infested Motel In West Anaheim

A squalid West Anaheim motel that was a locus of human trafficking, prostitution, illegal drug use, and criminality has been shut down by city authorities, who described conditions at the Covered Wagon Motel as “inhumane” and “deplorable.” A team of about 20 city officials descended on the Covered Wagon on March 29. The officials came from various city departments: Planning ...

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Judge Rules 2nd Supe District Candidate Sarmiento’s Candidate Violates The Law

OC Superior Court Judge Craig Griffin has ordered 2nd Supervisor District hopeful Vince Sarmiento to delete from his candidate statement a passage boasting of his endorsement by the Democratic Party of Orange County. The judge ruled it violates long-standing state law against candidate statements including the candidate’s partisan affiliation or activity. Sarmiento it the mayor of Santa Ana and considered ...

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Sheraton Park Hotel Celebrate’s Grand Re-Opening After $33 Million Renovation

The Sheraton Park Hotel, one of the hospitality icons of the Anaheim Resort, officially commemorated its re-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration on Tuesday after a multi-million renovation. The Anaheim High School marching band was assembled in the grand ballroom to energize the event, and were followed by a welcome from General Manager Ian Gee. Mayor Harry Sidhu and ...

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Knives Out At Anaheim Democratic Club

The knives are out at the Anaheim Democratic Club. Club President Jorge Gavino – a close political ally of another club member, Councilman Jose F. Moreno – is pushing for the expulsion of council gadflies Jeannine and Mike Robbins. Earlier today, Mrs. Robbins posted about the proposed defenestration on her Facebook page, reproducing the resign-or-be-expelled e-mail sent to her by ...

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Judge Rules Against Gadfly Lawsuit To Stop Stadium Sale

A judge has issued a preliminary ruling against a local gadfly group’s Brown Act lawsuit seeking to void a deal in which Angel’s owner Arte Moreno would buy the stadium stile and keep the team in Anaheim until 2050. Judge David Hoffer unequivocally ruled against the People’s Homeless Task Force’s contention that the deal violated the Brown Act, stating that ...

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Anaheim Councilman Avelino Valencia Will Run In AD68 To Succeed Tom Daly

Things are moving quickly in Assembly District 68 as incumbent Tom Daly announces his retirement and the candidate filing deadline approaches: Anaheim Councilman Avelino Valencia has announced he is running in the heavily-Democrat AD68 with the backing of Daly, Rep. Lou Correa, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and other Democratic leaders. “I’m running for State Assembly because Orange County deserves an ...

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Assemblyman Tom Daly Won’t Seek Re-Election

In a surprise announcement this morning, Assemblyman Tom Daly announced this morning that he would not seek re-election to a final term in the state Assembly, after a decade of serving in the legislature. “After much consideration, I’ve decided not to seek a sixth term in the State Assembly. It’s been a deep honor serving the residents and businesses of ...

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