Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Dale Jr. High Asst. Principal Jose Lara Recalled From School Board

Earlier this month, Jose Lara, the assistant principal at Dale Junior High School, was recalled from the El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education by a whopping 91% of the vote. Lara is a political lightning rod and strident advocate of radical politics, including making Ethnic Studies a high school graduation requirement. The Los Cerritos News has been reporting ...

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New State Order Requiring Face Masks In Most Public Settings

State public health officials today issued updated guidelines requiring the public to wear face masks or coverings in most instances when they leave their homes. In a statement issued by the California Department of Health, Governor Gavin Newsom explained why he is issuing this order: “Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “They are critical ...

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Phased Re-Opening Of Disneyland Resort Begins In July

In what is welcome news for Anaheim’s stricken tourism and convention sector, the Disneyland Resort will begin a phased re-opening in July.  The Resort has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Downtown Disney shopping district will open first, on July 9. The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks will open approximately a week later, on July ...

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Teacher Organizer of June 1 Protest in La Palma Park Concerned About Anaheim “Police Brutality” Toward Students

Anti-police activists from all over have been flooding the Anaheim City Council with e-mails attacking the Anaheim Police Department and demanding its abolition. Two weeks ago, we reported on a group of activist Anaheim Union High School District educators who put social distancing aside and organized hundreds of students at La Palma Park to protest the murder of George Floyd, ...

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La Palma Park Protest Organizers Exempted Themselves From Social Distancing Rules

The Anaheim Union High School District, like school districts across the state, canceled in-class instruction this spring in order to protect students from the COVID-19 pandemic – shifting to distance learning for the remainder of the school year. AUSHD students weren’t allowed to gather for traditional graduations ceremonies at the end of May, because it would violate COVID-19 social distancing ...

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Housing: Will Moreno Let The Perfect Be The Enemy Of The Very Good?

Would you rather live near this?: Or this?: It should be an easy answer.  Common sense dictates the second. And when the Anaheim City Council considers this in-fill housing development on Tuesday, June 9, we’ll see which councilmembers common sense which lean on ideology and politics. The development in question is called “Lincoln At Loara.” According to the staff report, ...

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Anaheim Chamber-Led Boarding-Up Effort, Vigilant Residents, Deter Destruction In Downtown Anaheim

  Thankfully, there was an absence of serious damage by violent protesters in the wake of the largely non-violent George Floyd/police brutality protests on Monday evening in downtown Anaheim.  As we’re all aware, in city after city around the country, initially non-violent protests about the horrific murder of Mr. Floyd have degenerated into rioting and looting. This didn’t happen by ...

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June 1 Protests In Anaheim Mostly Non-Violent; Two More Planned This Week

Several hundred people, mainly youth, protested in Anaheim yesterday against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and against what they view as systemic police violence against African-Americans. While there were incidents of vandalism, hurling illegal fireworks at the police, and other instances of disorder, the protests were mostly non-violent. The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce rallied a small army ...

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