2022 Elections

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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Judge Rules 2nd Supe District Candidate Sarmiento’s Candidate Violates The Law

OC Superior Court Judge Craig Griffin has ordered 2nd Supervisor District hopeful Vince Sarmiento to delete from his candidate statement a passage boasting of his endorsement by the Democratic Party of Orange County. The judge ruled it violates long-standing state law against candidate statements including the candidate’s partisan affiliation or activity. Sarmiento it the mayor of Santa Ana and considered ...

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Anaheim Councilman Avelino Valencia Will Run In AD68 To Succeed Tom Daly

Things are moving quickly in Assembly District 68 as incumbent Tom Daly announces his retirement and the candidate filing deadline approaches: Anaheim Councilman Avelino Valencia has announced he is running in the heavily-Democrat AD68 with the backing of Daly, Rep. Lou Correa, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and other Democratic leaders. “I’m running for State Assembly because Orange County deserves an ...

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Assemblyman Tom Daly Won’t Seek Re-Election

In a surprise announcement this morning, Assemblyman Tom Daly announced this morning that he would not seek re-election to a final term in the state Assembly, after a decade of serving in the legislature. “After much consideration, I’ve decided not to seek a sixth term in the State Assembly. It’s been a deep honor serving the residents and businesses of ...

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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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