Government & Politics

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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Bystander Fatally Shot During Fight At Anaheim Cinco De Mayo Festival

From the Anaheim Police Department: Homicide detectives have arrested a 17-year-old, male, resident of Anaheim for the shooting death of an unidentified male adult at the annual Anaheim Cinco de Mayo Festival. On Sunday, May 1, 2022, just after 10 p.m., Anaheim Police Officers responded to gunshots on the north side of La Palma Park, in the City of Anaheim. ...

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Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton College Join Disney’s Aspire Tuition Program For Cast Members

During the Disneyland Resort’s annual “State of the Resort” event last week, President Ken Potrock announced Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College would be joining the Disney Aspire program, through which the company picks up the entire cost of a college education for its hourly cast members. The announcement marks a historic expansion of the Aspire program:  due to the ...

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Council Approves Agreement With State Greenlighting Deal To Keep Angels, Sell Stadium Site

The Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve an agreement with the state Attorney General that greenlight a modified $320 million deal that keeps the Angels in Anaheim until at least 2050 and sells Angel Stadium and the surrounding acreage to an Arte Moreno-led partnership. Attorney General Rob Bonta and Mayor Harry Sidhu announced the agreement on Monday ...

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Yorba Linda HS Tagged With “PYLUSD Is Racist” Graffiti Two Days In A Row, In Apparent Reaction To CRT Ban

For two days in a row, Yorba Linda High School has been hit with graffiti accusing the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District of being racist, in what appears to be a reaction against the PYLUSD’s ban on Critical Race Theory (CRT) in school curriculum. Early in the morning on April 26, Yorba Linda High School was tagged with graffiti such ...

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Voice Of OC’s Anaheim Coverage Jumped The Shark This Week

The Voice of OC’s drumbeat of narrative-crafting about Anaheim this week has been a font of shoddy reporting extending from the Angels sale settlement agreement to Anaheim First to a councilmember replacing a hold-over commissioner with one of her own choosing. When Is A Fine, Not A Fine?  The Voice of OC’s drumbeat coverage of the Angel Stadium sale settlement ...

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Anaheim, State Agency Settlement Clears Way For Deal To Sell Stadium, Keep Angels In Anaheim

The City of Anaheim and the state Housing and Community Development (HCD) department have reached a settlement agreement that clears the way for the December 2019 agreement that keeps the Angels in Anaheim until at least 2050 while selling the stadium and surrounding property to SRB Management, an Arte Moreno-led partnership. The deal was officially announced this morning in an ...

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AUSHD Paying Former Loara HS Ethnic Studies Teacher $4,000 To Train 50 Teachers In Controversial Curriculum

The Anaheim Union High School District is contracting with Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee Jose Paolo Magcalas to train 50 AUSHD teachers in Ethnic Studies “pedagogy.” It was Magcalas who brought Ethnic Studies to the AUSHD in 2015 when he was a U.S. History teacher at Loara High School. Magcalas and AUSHD’s progressive Superintendent Michael Matsuda are friends and political ...

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Anaheim Man Charged With Kidnapping Junior High Student Who Was Walking Home From School

From the OC District Attorney’s Office: A 30-year-old man is facing life in prison with the possibility of parole for kidnapping a 13-year-old junior high school student off the street while she walked home from school in Anaheim last month and sexually assaulting another teenager in Riverside County.  Numerous witnesses screamed at the kidnapper that they were going to call ...

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