Government & Politics

Arte Moreno Cancels Plans To Sell The Angels

Angels owner Arte Moreno has canceled plans to sell the MLB franchise, the team announced today, saying Moreno will continue as team owner through the 2023 season and beyond. “During this process, it became clear that we have unfinished business and feel we can make a positive impact on the future of the team and the fan experience. This offseason ...

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Former OC Supervisor Bill Steiner Passes Away At 85

Former Orange County Supervisor Bill Steiner passed away yesterday at the age of 85. He was a beloved figure with a huge heart and friend to many who impacted countless lives, especially through his work helping abused and neglected children. He is survived by his five children and 12 grandchildren, to whom he was devoted, and was expecting the arrival ...

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OCTA Reaches Agreement With Bus Maintenance Workers Union

The Orange County Transportation Authority and Teamsters Local 952 – the union representing the agency’s bus maintenance workers – reached agreement on a new contract after union members voted this weekend to approve it. The contract largely follows an OCTA offer the union had been rejecting for several weeks, at one point prompting a three-day strike that immobilized Orange County ...

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Anaheim Swears In New Mayor and Three New Councilmembers

Ashleigh Aitken took the oat of office Tuesday night as Anaheim’s first woman mayor – the office that narrowly eluded her in the 2018 election. Also taking their respective oaths of office were newly-elected Councilmembers Carlos Leon from District 2, Natalie Rubalcava from District 3 and Natalie Meeks from District 6. There are now three women on the Anaheim City ...

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Councilman Jose Diaz Elected To OCTA Board of Directors

Last week, OC’s City Selection Committee met at the Orange City Council chambers and went about filling seats on regional governing bodies with little controversy, including the election of Anaheim Councilman Jose Diaz to the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors, However, the body deadlocked on electing the Orange County City Representative on the OC Local Agency Formation Commission, an ...

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District 3: Lifelong Resident Natalie Rubalcava Leading AUSHD Trustee Al Jabbar For Council Seat

Natalie Rubalcava, a lifelong resident of District 3 and chief operating officer of the Orange County Business Council, is leading Anaheim Union High School District Trustee Al Jabbar in the race to represent the open District 3 seat on the Anaheim City Council. Rubalcava, a centrist Democrat, was leading Jabbar by 582 votes when the first returns were reported around ...

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District 4 Election: Councilmember Gloria Ma’ae Leads Progressive Activist Carlos Leon

Councilwoman Gloria Ma’ae appears to be on her way to defeating her progressive Democratic challenger, Carlos Leon, and securing a full four-year term representing District 2 on the Anaheim City Council. As of midnight last night, Ma’ae was leading progressive activist Carlos Leon by 388 votes, 53.38% to 46.62%. Councilwoman Ma’ae was in front from the first vote tabulation report, ...

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva Trailing In Re-Election Bid

In what could shape up as a major upset, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a liberal Democrat, is losing her bid for a fifth term to Republican Soo Yo, a member of the ABC School Unified School District Board of Education and unapologetic conservative. The last vote tabulation report had Quirk-Silva trailing Yoo by 371 votes. Quirk-Silva began the evening ahead of ...

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Jabbar Saved Campaign Donor Planned Parenthood From Losing Contract With AUSHD

It’s Election Day in Anaheim and across the nation. The contest in Anaheim’s District 3 is between two candidates: Natalie Rubalcava and Al Jabbar. Although both are Democrats, they represent radically different strains of that party. Rubalcava comes from the moderate tradition that understands businesses and entrepreneurs are the geneses of economic growth and opportunity while supporting a vigorous labor ...

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