Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
After a delay prompted by public outcry, the Anaheim City Council will once again consider an ordinance tonight that will effectively criminalize its homeless population. Originally introduced in September, the all-hours ban on camping in public parks and spaces returns with only minor revisions, to ... More >>
After having seriously curbed yard sales last year and then laughably putting a positive spin on it in Anaheim Magazine, the Anaheim City Council is zeroing in on another pressing threat to the city's residents: public street car sales. Long the complaint of NIMBY's in Anaheim proper, the latest h ... More >>
The Anaheim Ducks have been back on the ice since the NHL lockout ended earlier this year. The Honda Center, where they play their home games, still harbors worries about the future employment of other workers. Those who run the arena's concession stands are on the edge of an expiring contract and d ... More >>
Noting 37 Anaheim officer-involved shootings in the past decade, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California is urging the Anaheim City Council to establish a civilian review board to improve public confidence that cheating cops enjoy less of a chance that their conduct will be covered up by sympathe ... More >>
Nice work if you can get it: in September of last year, OC Human Relations CEO/Executive Director Rusty Kennedy wrote an email to Anaheim Police Department Chief John Welter about invoicing their Police Community Reconciliation Program for the year to the previously agreed-upon amount of $5,000. ... More >>
SO...while a lot of good happened in Orange County politics last night, so did a lot of evil. Not just did a bunch of former councilmembers who have nothing else to do with their sorry lives except run for offices in which they were termed out years ago win last night (Lucille Kring in Anaheim, Mike ... More >>
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
A large explosion startled residents of the Rainbow Hotel in the 800 block of south Beach Boulevard in Anaheim early this morning, prompting the evacuation of three buildings and the deployment of the Orange County Sheriff's bomb squad. According to Anaheim Police Spokesman Sgt. Bob Dunn, at a ... More >>
Ember Cafe & Music Club was set to play host to the next candidates forum in the race for Anaheim City Council on Wednesday, but the event has been promptly canceled. Deeming the whole affair as ridden with conflict of interests and unethically structured, Duane Roberts had planned on boyco ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on a pet-industry lobby also having opposed the ban.See Update No. 1 on the performing animal ban proposal being pulled.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 25, 9:41 A.M.: In showbiz, timing is everything, which explains why Feld Entertainment is bringing the big guns to ton ... More >>
Can it be that the Republican Party of Orange County is finally allowing brain matter to enter their skulls?Last night, the Central Committee announced their endorsements--this following a meeting a couple of weeks back in which candidates did a song-and-dance before them about why they were the tru ... More >>
Dozens of Anaheim residents outraged by the recent spate of officer involved shootings focused their anger addressing the city council again last night. A phalanx of news vans was parked on Lincoln Avenue as hundreds of people gathered in the massive auditorium at Anaheim High School. The location w ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesEmails, tweets, and texts since Friday have been alerting me about how the Anaheim Police Department plan to confront the thousands of protestors expected to march today against police brutality and Anaheim City Council incompetence: with a armed fo ... More >>
As promised, the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held a press conference outside Anaheim City Hall yesterday announcing they were going to sue Anaheim to create council wards in the idea that such a ploy would result in a fairer political representation of th ... More >>
The Orange County Business Council--which counts former Republican legislative leader Dick Ackerman as a director, once hosted Ronald Reagan speech writer Peggy Noonan for a swanky dinner and supports every noxious project churned out in this GOP encrusted county--is supporting a Democrat for Assemb ... More >>
Forget left-wing vs. right-wing radio paradigms: a new podcast program coming from Cal State Long Beach is centered on engaging issues from both the left and right brain. The Academic & The Artist is co-hosted by Dr. José Moreno (the academic) and Sergio Muñoz (the artist) and bills itself as ... More >>
A friendly source kindly corrected me on my post yesterday on the lack of Latino representation on Anaheim's elected government entities. He pointed out that James Vanderbilt, a trustee on the Anaheim City School District board, is actually half-Latino: his mom is half-wab, and he once ran for sc ... More >>
A fascinating article appeared last week in California Watch, the news non-profit with more than a few Orange County Register alumni in it. The story focused on the California Voting Rights Act, a fascinating piece of work that essentially tells public governing entities--city councils, school di ... More >>
As expected, Anaheim City Council members Kris Murray, Gail Eastman and Harry Sidhu failed to show up to last night's special meeting regarding their votes last week approving nearly $160 million in bed-tax subsidies to the developer of two Disney Resort-area hotels.About 75 residents and communi ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 31, 10:58 A.M.: What if you threw an Occupy-type protest over $158 million in taxpayer handouts being given to a hotel developer and no one showed up to hear it? That could become a reality tonight should three Anaheim City Council members who last week approved tax subsidies to the ... More >>
Can one of the country's largest Middle Eastern neighborhoods patch up its rivalries to become OC's next famous ethnic enclave?
Bill DalatiUPDATE JAN 17, 3:38 P.M.: Anaheim Businessman Bill Dalati returned back to OC yesterday from the Liberty Convoy for Syria. As Reuters, Al Jazeera, and other news agencies reported on Thursday, the group of about 150 expatriate activists were unable to deliver food and medical supplies ... More >>
Local legends put on one last roots-rockin' extravaganza before going their separate ways
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 2:41 P.M.: After a weekend of reports claiming its unlikely the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season--if ever--Anaheim officials expressed confidence that their proposal remains the best one on the table for the NBA franchise.ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Dusty Rhodes and the River Band front man Apodaca takes his campaign seriously. Will voters?
With less than two weeks away until election time, more than a dozen candidates are vying for two open seats on the Anaheim City Council. Dustin Apodaca, frontman of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, is the only one listed as "musician" under official ballot designations. The charismatic ... More >>
The upcoming Anaheim City Council race, which has already seen the entry of a write-in candidate who impersonates Mickey Mouse, has on the official ballot an office-seeker who lists his occupation as "musician."He's Dustin Apodaca, frontman of the soon-to-be defunct, indie-folk-rock Dusty Rhodes ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano wrote and provided video earlier in the week of Micky Mouth, the costumed write-in candidate for Anaheim City Council that Mayor Curt Pringle had tossed from a recent council meeting.Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle Gets Mickey Mouse Impersonator Booted from City Council MeetingMr. MM' ... More >>
The whitest man in Orange County is scooping up an award this evening from the Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce.Tom Tait, the former Anaheim City Council member who is running in November to re-join the panel, will receive the Michael R. Jones Business Impact Award, which recognizes in ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Raising the roof at California Adventure, Dustin Apodaca's campaign poster and Steve Aoki's OC festival
Chad Sengstock / OC WeeklyJohn Mayer at Verizon in 2008.School is back in session, and that means that most local college papers have started putting out music stories again. They're in the mix below, along with news of an OC act's breakup.
Tommy Craggs is having a helluva time revealing the financial secrets of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in "MLB Confidential" on Deadspin.com, thanks to leaked documents team officials have confirmed are the real deal.Major League Baseball and Angels' VP of Communications Tim Mead are not amu ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThere's been talk of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, our favorite live act, calling it quits for a while now, but in a phone conversation yesterday, lead singer Dustin Apodaca confirmed the news. He also confirmed that he is running for a spot in the Anaheim Ci ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Andaluz Restaurant and Bakery spins a sublime shawarma
The Anaheim City Council, led by Mayor Curt Pringle, loves to crow about the luxury housing that has and (someday) will continue to pop up within and around the Platinum Triangle, the fabled area near Angel Stadium, Honda Center and the Grove of Anaheim that the city envisions blending "leading-edge ... More >>
Creative CommonsA series of ordinances before the Anaheim City Council tonight may result in the city incurring the ire of a local taxicab company that says it is being shut out of the competitive bid process.Konstantinos Roditis, President of 24/7 Yellowcab, tells the Weekly that he might sue the c ... More >>
More dirt on Debbie? Yesterday we noted that Debbie Carona was doing her darndest to wriggle her way out of a case that's mainly against her husband. Wait a second, missy. Today, Christine Hanley and Garrett Therolf at the Times report that the sheriff's wife urged Orange County Fair Board director ... More >>
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The Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has accused two politicos of smear campaigning and fear mongering in separate Orange County races. Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the CAIR office based in Anaheim, cited the remarks by former California Republican Pa ... More >>
Awwww hell. Angels owner Arte Moreno tells Bill Shaikin...
CCIR bashed immigrants, Communists, midgets
AAA Electra 99 gallery wins its battle to stay in Anaheim
Anaheim finally approves much-vaunted indoor ski park
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