Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Natural Products Expo West Marks Return Of Convention Business To Anaheim

The Natural Products Expo West is back at the Anaheim Convention Center after a nearly three year hiatus, marking the return of large convention business to Anaheim after a state government-imposed drought due to restrictive COVID-19 mandates. The shows brings together thousands of exhibitors and buyers from the $300 billion natural and organic products industry. There will be an estimated 60,000 attendees, ...

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Mayor Sidhu Sets Re-Election Fundraising Record

Mayor Harry Sidhu’s campaign announced he has set a fundraising record for an Anaheim mayoral re-election campaign, reporting more than $325,000 raised and $310,000 cash-on-hand. Sidhu was elected mayor in 2018, edging out attorney Ashleigh Aitken, who outspent him by $60,000. An immigrant from India, he is the first person of color to serve as mayor of Anaheim. “I am ...

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Police Arrest Four Suspects In November 2021 Motel Murder

Four suspects have been arrested by Anaheim police in connection with the murder of a Garden Grove man in a motel parking lot in central Anaheim last year. Two of the suspects are adults and two are juveniles. The adults are 19-year-old Juan Ramiro Felix and 18-year-old Kevin Moreno-Aviles. Both are from the city of Placentia. They were booked into ...

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Disneyland Resort: Return Of The Trams

Even after Disneyland re-opened last year, a major missing element was the trams that shuttled excited and weary (depending on the time of day) guests between the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals parking structures and plaza connecting Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. For the last several months, guests had to trudge the two-thirds of a mile distance on foot. ...

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Servite High School President Randy Adams To Retire

Servite High School President Randy Adams will retire effective June 30 this year, the school announced earlier this week, after four years leading the all-boys Catholic preparatory high school in Anaheim. “After a great deal of discussion with my family, prayer, and discernment, I have made the decision to retire as President of Servite High School at the end of the ...

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Left-Wing Activist Sues OC Board of Education, Alleging Illegal Appointment

[Originally published in OC Independent on February 4, 2022] A long-time progressive Democrat activist has filed a lawsuit alleging Orange County Board of Education violated state law when it appointed Tim Shaw to fill the vacancy representing the 4th District on the board. The lawsuit alleges the appointment violates Section 1752 of the state Government Code stating “no person elected ...

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OC Board Of Education Fights Multi-Front Battle Against Union-Backed Foes

[Originally published in OC Independent on February 2, 2022] The Orange County Board of Education is fighting a two-front battle against union-aligned political interests seeking to displace the current board majority, which is noted for strongly supporting charter schools and a return to in-person classroom instruction, as well as for opposing mask mandates and incorporating racially-divisive academic theories into the ...

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