A settlement on an ACLU lawsuit alleging Anaheim's at-large system violates the California Voting Rights Act was announced during this week's city council meeting, ensuring that single-member districts will be on the ballot this November. Celebrants took to the steps of city hall yesterday for a pre ... More >>
Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was
Last night, Anaheim City School District (ACSD) board members sided with new Superintendent Linda Wagner's decision to transfer Principal Roberto Baeza out of Benito Juarez Elementary, parent protests be damned! At the meeting, they also approved and announced a new hire for Juarez: current Mann Ele ... More >>
Early on during the six-hour long Anaheim city council meeting last night, retiring police chief John Welter received a formal recognition from the dais. His nine-year career as head of the force effectively ends tomorrow; deputy chief Raul Quezada--surprise, surprise: a Mexi!--will take his place o ... More >>
Dozens of parents marched down Sunkist Street early this morning in front of Anaheim's Benito Juarez Elementary School. They were angered that current principal Roberto Baeza is being transferred out at the end of the year in a move made by Linda Wagner, the brand-spanking new Superintendent of the ... More >>
The Anaheim City School District (ACSD) finally selected a new superintendent after an interim merry-go-round, but the honeymoon is already over for some parents. Linda Wagner, who only started her new position last month, has already made a move to transfer Benito Juarez Elementary School principal ... More >>
Times are definitely tough for the Anaheim Police Department when even the Orange County Register is raising critical questions! In a fine article by Keegan Kyle that ran in yesterday's paper but that you can't read online because of that whole paywall thing, the city's police department is increasi ... More >>
Last night, the Anaheim City School District (ACSD) board of trustees announced that their long search for a permanent superintendent had yet to end, but one thing was certain: not only was interim superintendent Chris King NOT a candidate to become the permanent choice, but he would also no longer ... More >>
The 'Rally for Talley' held outside the steps of Anaheim City Hall last week was the latest public display of support for former city attorney Cristina Talley. Since then, there's been a raging debate on the blogopshere as to the circumstances surrounding her sudden, forced resignation during the Ja ... More >>
In response to a lawsuit filed against the city of Anaheim and hoteliers, Judge Steven Perk voided an ultra-controversial $158 million GardenWalk hotel subsidization project in Orange County Superior Court today citing a violation of the Ralph M. Brown Act. The tax giveaway earlier this year enraged ... More >>
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
One in an occasional series on the county's craziest political races...and while we don't endorse candidates, we can sure as hell tell you who's more pendejo than others!There is no municipal election that will grab more attention this year than Anaheim. This is the city, after all, that burned th ... More >>
A week after shootings that roiled the city, Anaheim still looks like a warzone
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 >>
Orange Bits is back! In this weekly round up of all OC-related music news, band members are donating a guitar, some anti-drug voice-overs and what goes on in the life of a punk rock parent.
Courtesy of the ACSD The past three years have been wrought with difficulties for the Anaheim City School District. Feeling the pain of cuts, the District's budget has been reduced over that period of time by approximately 30 million dollars. That fiscal reality has unfortunately translated into ... More >>
High-ranking members of Orange County churches, community organizations and Anaheim public school districts join local DREAM Act activists in marching this afternoon for federal legislation providing a pathway for citizenship and higher education to college-bound immigrants and those ser ... More >>
1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>
In Santa Ana, school construction takes a backseat to aggressive campaign fund-raising
How a Green Party activist tracked an Anaheim trustee to Corona del Mar
And its one, two, threewhat are we dining for?
Anaheim high school prez Harald Martin wants Mexico to paybut he cant add