Government & Politics

Moreno’s Campaign Finance Proposal: Unwieldy, Unworkable and Unconstitutional

This evening, the Anaheim City Council will consider Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s idea of campaign finance “reform.” This is virtually the same proposal that the city council rejected in November 2019. The FBI corruption probe into Harry Sidhu that led to his resignation as mayor has sewn confusion and chaos, which Moreno is now exploiting by resurrecting this so-called reform ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Membership Still 40% Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

[Originally published in Eyeson11.com] UNITE-HERE Local 11’s 2021 financial documents are out, and the results are even more damning than in 2020. Local 11’s leaders – Ada Briceño, Susan Minato, and Kurt Petersen — avoided pay cuts during the pandemic, even as most of the union’s members found themselves out of a job. This past year, they gave themselves a raise. Last ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Membership Dropped 70% In 2020, According US Labor Department

[Originally published in Eyeson11.com] In advance of its annual financial filings with the Office of Labor Management Standards, Unite Here Local 11 filed a bombshell amendment to its 2020 LM-2. (We covered last year’s filings in detail here.) The originally-reported 37 percent drop in membership in 2020 was in fact twice as large: Local 11’s membership plummeted from 28,649 members in 2019 to ...

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Star Wars Celebration: The Force Was With Anaheim This Weekend

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim wrapped up its four-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend. The globe-trotting fan event (next year it is in London). Fans got a sneak peak at “Rogue One” prequel “Andor,” in which Diego Luna returns as rebel spy Cassian Andor. “Andor” will begin streaming gone Disney+ in late summer. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” starring Ewan MacGregor ...

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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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