Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Who Is Running In District 1?

Three Anaheim City Council seats are up in November 2020: Districts 1, 4 and 5. The big question in District 1 is whether or not the incumbent, Councilwoman Denise Barnes, will run for re-election. District 1 encompasses the westernmost part of Anaheim: Councilwoman Barnes was recruited to run in 2016 by then-Mayor Tom Tait, who was trying to capture a ...

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Hypocrisy of APAC’s Newfound Allies

As we noted yesterday, a number of the local gadflies and progressive politicos opposing the Angel Stadium agreement have suddenly discovered enthusiasm for Dr. Howard Knohl’s idea of a $700 million Anaheim Performing Arts Center on 12-acres of the current stadium site. Not so long ago, Knohl’s idea was being used as a pinata by some of the same folks. ...

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Chaffee Uses Communist North Korean Flag For “Korean American Day”

Yesterday, 4th District Supervisor Doug Chaffee’s office posted this Korean American Day recognition on its social media: Yes – that is the flag of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – commonly known as North Korea, the most brutal totalitarian dictatorship on Earth. How does this happen? It’s not as if people are unfamiliar with the flag of our South ...

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One Year Later: Moreno Joined In Progressive Pile-On Against Now-Vindicated Convington Students

It was announced yesterday that CNN had agreed to pay a rumored $25 million to settle the libel suit filed against it by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann. The lawsuit was prompted by the atrociously biased and misleading coverage of Sandmann’s participation in last year’s March for Life in Washington D.C. Readers may remember the malestrom resulting from ...

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2nd Round Of Anaheim First Town Halls Start On January 15

Anaheim First is hosting a second round of council district-based as part of the Anaheim Community Assessment, which will establish a resident-driven template for the 2030 Neighborhood Investment Program – a commitment by Mayor Harry Sidhu and the city council to invest $250 million in city neighborhoods over the next 10 years. Hundreds of Anaheim residents participated energetically in the ...

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Resort Union Doublethink On Measure L & Disney

Readers of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 are familiar with the concept of doublethink: “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion ...

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Moreno Wants To Expand Library Hours? Here’s One Way.

While opining about the sale of Angel Stadium last month, Councilman Jose F. Moreno digressed and expressed his displeasure that the Anaheim public library is not open on Sundays. I think he was trying to make a point about funding for public services. Moreno is correct: the Main Library is closed on Sunday, and most of the branch libraries are ...

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AUHSD Leadership Traveling To Asia, Europe To Recruit Students From “High Net Worth” Families

The Anaheim Union High School District is sending district staff – including Superintendent Mike Matsuda and Anaheim High School teacher Ryan Ruelas – on recruiting trips to Asia and Europe to convince “high net worth families” to enroll their children in AUHSD schools. The Recruited students would pay tuition of nearly $14,000 to attend an AUHSD high school for their ...

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