Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu Resigns In Wake Of FBI Corruption Probe

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu today submitted his resignation, one week after news broke that he was the subject of a corruption bribe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sidhu’s terse resignation letter was submitted by his attorney, Paul S. Meyer. “Mayor Harry Sidhu has always, as his foremost priority, acted in the best interests of the City of Anaheim, and ...

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Anaheim City Councilmembers Call On Mayor Sidhu To Resign In Wake Of Corruption Probe

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Trevor O’Neil, in a letter also signed by Councilmembers Steve Faessel and Jose Diaz, is formally calling upon Mayor Harry Sidhu to resign, following the revelation he is the target of an FBI corruption probe. In an affidavit filed last week, the FBI alleged Sidhu “shared privileged and confidential information with the Angels during stadium sale ...

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Anaheim Stadium Deal On Hold Amid FBI Corruption Probe Of Mayor Sidhu

Citing an FBI corruption probe into Mayor Harry Sidhu, the Orange County Superior Court has agreed to a request from state Attorney General Rob Bonta for a 60-day pause in taking up ratification of the stipulated agreement between the state and the City of Anaheim allowing the Angel Stadium sale agreement to go through. The AG’s office filed the request ...

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Lorri Galloway Jumps Into Mayor’s Race

Former Anaheim Councilmember Lorri Galloway has filed to run for Mayor this year, altering the landscape in what was shaping up as a two-person contest between Mayor Harry Sidhu and OC Fair Board member Ashleigh Aitken. All three were on the ballot in the 2018 mayoral election, in which Sidhu narrowly edged Aitken. “In the last 5 to 6 years, ...

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AUHSD Board of Education Gives 7% Raise To Superintendent And 3.5% Raise To Themselves

Last night, Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education members outbid each other to give Superintendent Michael Matsuda a 7% salary increase – and then voted to boost their own compensation by 3.5% because they were also giving the AUHSD’s various unions a 3.5% increase. Board Item called 10.12 called for extending Matsuda’s contract for an additional year, to ...

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Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton College Join Disney’s Aspire Tuition Program For Cast Members

During the Disneyland Resort’s annual “State of the Resort” event last week, President Ken Potrock announced Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College would be joining the Disney Aspire program, through which the company picks up the entire cost of a college education for its hourly cast members. The announcement marks a historic expansion of the Aspire program:  due to the ...

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Council Approves Agreement With State Greenlighting Deal To Keep Angels, Sell Stadium Site

The Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve an agreement with the state Attorney General that greenlight a modified $320 million deal that keeps the Angels in Anaheim until at least 2050 and sells Angel Stadium and the surrounding acreage to an Arte Moreno-led partnership. Attorney General Rob Bonta and Mayor Harry Sidhu announced the agreement on Monday ...

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Yorba Linda HS Tagged With “PYLUSD Is Racist” Graffiti Two Days In A Row, In Apparent Reaction To CRT Ban

For two days in a row, Yorba Linda High School has been hit with graffiti accusing the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District of being racist, in what appears to be a reaction against the PYLUSD’s ban on Critical Race Theory (CRT) in school curriculum. Early in the morning on April 26, Yorba Linda High School was tagged with graffiti such ...

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Voice Of OC’s Anaheim Coverage Jumped The Shark This Week

The Voice of OC’s drumbeat of narrative-crafting about Anaheim this week has been a font of shoddy reporting extending from the Angels sale settlement agreement to Anaheim First to a councilmember replacing a hold-over commissioner with one of her own choosing. When Is A Fine, Not A Fine?  The Voice of OC’s drumbeat coverage of the Angel Stadium sale settlement ...

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Anaheim, State Agency Settlement Clears Way For Deal To Sell Stadium, Keep Angels In Anaheim

The City of Anaheim and the state Housing and Community Development (HCD) department have reached a settlement agreement that clears the way for the December 2019 agreement that keeps the Angels in Anaheim until at least 2050 while selling the stadium and surrounding property to SRB Management, an Arte Moreno-led partnership. The deal was officially announced this morning in an ...

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