Government & Politics

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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Sen. Dave Min’s Nakedly Partisan Attack On The OC Board of Education

by Ken Williams and Lisa Sparks Senator Min self-importantly advances an “election reform” bill (SB 286) under a ruse of greater election participation by Orange County voters. What Min declares, however, is actually Orwellian double-speak coming from Sacramento, especially when he says this bill “would bring Orange County in line with the rest of state.”  Let’s consider the unwritten and ...

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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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Waste Collection Resuming In Anaheim

From the City of Anaheim: There is a tentative agreement to resume waste collection service in Anaheim, with Republic Services workers off the picket line this morning. Today we will continue to see limited but expanding service for scheduled pickup areas and priority sites. In coming days, we expect to see service start to normalize and get better each day ...

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Anaheim Opens Talks On Stadium After State Rejects 25% Affordable Housing Offers

From the City of Anaheim regarding state Housing and Community Development’s judgment that the Angel Stadium agreement violates the Surplus Land Act: A proposed offer to add more than 500 additional affordable apartments and bring the development plan for Angel Stadium of Anaheim to 25 percent affordable has been declined by the state of California with the city open to ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Anaheim Stands Strong With Angel Stadium Plan

Anaheim has put forth the largest expansion of affordable housing in our city’s history with our plan for the future of Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Yet, from where we stand today, that may not be enough for California. For months, Anaheim has talked with the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development about moving forward with a stadium site sale ...

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