Government & Politics

Disney Announces More Furloughs On Heels Of 28,000 Layoffs, As Newsom Closure Continues

The state-imposed pandemic economic shut-down continues wreaking havoc on jobs and livelihoods, as Disney announced furloughs of cast members at the executive, salaried and hourly level. The company pointed to the Newsom Administration’s re-opening criteria and guidelines for theme parks, which have kept the Disneyland Resort closed for eight months and place it in a state of “limbo.” “We expected ...

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PYLUSD Area 2: Marilyn Anderson Defeats LaShe Rodriguez

Marilyn Anderson, a long-time Placentia resident, community and school volunteer, defeated political professional LaShe Rodriguez for the open Trustee Area 2 seat on the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Board of Education.  Joshua Correa, a local artist and preservationist activist, finished third. Anderson is a life-long resident of Placentia, where she has raised her family and sent them to the ...

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Pro-Growth, Pro-Law Enforcement Candidates Sweep Anaheim City Council Elections

The Anaheim City Council elections were swept by candidates supportive of economic development, law enforcement, neighborhood investment and re-opening the local economy. Council seats in Districts 1, 4 and 5 were on the ballot. In Districts 1 and 5, incumbents Denise Barnes and Steve Faessel, respectively, were seeking re-election to a second four-year term.  District 4 was open, as term ...

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Shrillness From Moreno & Comrades As Election Day Arrives

Election Day is here at last. While most eyes are focused on the presidential election, there’s a lot at stake in Anaheim, with elections in three council districts that will decide whether the current council majority retains control or if District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno controls the dais for the last two years of his term. One measure of ...

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Placentia-Yorba Linda USD Board: Community Volunteers v. Carpetbagger

There are three candidates running this November to represent Trustee Area 2 of the Placentia Yorba-Linda Unified School District. Two of them are long-time residents with histories of community involvement.  The third is a political operative with no ties to the community who only moved into Orange County at the beginning of 2019. Area 2 includes parts of Placentia, Fullerton ...

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Who Is Paolo Magcalas?

This election, West Anaheim voters in Trustee Area 3 of the Anaheim Elementary School District have the opportunity election to choose who will represent them on the AESD Board of Education. They didn’t have a choice four years ago, when the current incumbent, J. Paolo Magalcas, was the only candidate who filed. Consequently, the election was cancelled, with the quirky ...

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Economist: Massive Job Losses If Disneyland Shutdown Continues

Chapman University’s Economic Forecast Conference last week fleshed out in chilling detail the Disneyland Resort shutdown is inflicting on Orange County’s economy, as well as regionally. Dr. Anil Puri, a Cal State Fullerton economist, presented the damage in black-and-white (you can view here, beginning at about the 1:02 mark).  Puri noted the state-ordered pandemic shutdown has resulted in 45% unemployment ...

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Council Candidate Randle-Trejo Supports Largest Property Tax Increase In California History

Annemarie Randle-Trejo is running for Anaheim City Council in District 4. She works part-time for the Anaheim Elementary School District and sits on the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education.  She’s also adamantly in favor of Proposition 15, which would enact the largest property tax increase in state history. Prop. 15 partially repeals the landmark Proposition 13 (passed ...

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The Anaheim Hotel Supports Wildfire Evacuees With Special Hotel Rate

To support friends and neighbors affected by the wildfires in the surrounding community, The Anaheim Hotel, a Wincome Hospitality owned and managed property, is providing special fire distressed hotel room rates of $89/night with parking for a minimum two-night stay in an executive room with two queen beds.  Guests are welcome to book online or call the hotel at 714-772-5900. ...

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