Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

AUHSD Cancels Woke Anti-Racism Program, But Stonewalls On Why

The Anaheim Union High School District (AUSHD) has canceled its agreement with the Center for Racial Justice in Education (CRJE) to train teachers and staff in “anti-racism” and Critical Race Theory principles, in the wake of investigative reporting by this writer into the radical nature of the CRJE program. At the same time, the AUSHD is stonewalling further inquiries into ...

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Sen. Dave Min Takes Aim At Pro-Charter School OC Board of Education

Senator Dave Min, a left-wing Democrat and former university law professor, wants to separate the Board of Education and county superintendent elections, keeping the county superintendent on the primary ballot while moving the Board contests to the November general election. He is trying to do so over the objections of at least four of the five members of the OC ...

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New Name, Same Great Coverage and Content

We have changed our name of our publication from Anaheim Independent to Anaheim Observer. The reason: to avoid confusion with the Buena Park-Anaheim Independent, an advertising-based, print community newspaper published by Orange County Neighborhood Newspapers and distributed in Buena Park and west Anaheim. It’s a fine and venerable publication, but with a different editorial focus than ours, and so a ...

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Buena Park Mayor Sunny Park Challenging Supervisor Doug Chaffee For Re-Election

Buena Park Mayor Sunny Youngsun Park will run for the 4th Supervisor District, which is currently represented by Supervisor Doug Chaffee, who is up for re-election this year. All indications are that Chaffee will run for re-election, so Park’s candidacy sets up a Democrat-versus-Democrat contest in the June 2022 primary. While word of her supervisorial candidacy has been circulating in ...

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Former Trustee Tim Shaw Returns To OC Board of Education

Former Trustee Tim Shaw, who resigned last month from the Orange County Board of Education rather than incur the enormous expense of a politically-motivated “incompatible offices” lawsuit, was appointed this evening to fill the 4th District vacancy created by his resignation. Shaw was a long-time member of the La Habra City Council when he was elected to the OCBE in ...

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Disneyland Resort Workers Union Approves 19% Pay Increase It Rejected In November

The Master Services Council, the union organization representing thousands of Disneyland Resort cast members has approved a 19% pay increase over three years, after rejecting the identical proposal the month before. The Master Services Council unions represent 9,700 cast members who work in eateries and retail shops, and as ride operators and maintenance workers. The union had rejected an identical ...

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Anaheim To Launch Intensive Campaign To Clean Up Beach Blvd. In January 2022

In January of 2022, the City of Anaheim will launch an ambitious, comprehensive campaign to revitalize it’s section of Beach Boulevard in West Anaheim, which runs from Lincoln Avenue south to Ball Road. City staff presented to the city council during a public workshop on Tuesday. There will be an immediate focus on proactive code enforcement and crime prevention, paralleling ...

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