Anaheim Union High School District

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Aaron Paul Widera, Anaheim Teacher Accused of Possessing Porn, Sparks Parent Meeting

    See the update at the end of this post where a school official confirms Aaron Widera taught in Anaheim, where a community meeting is scheduled Friday. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 28, 8 A.M.: A 38-year-old math teacher who works in Orange County and resides in Long Beach pleaded not guilty at his arraignme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Canyon High's Mexi-Mocking "Dress Up Day" Scandal Grows; Concerned Students Told to Get Over It in Past

    Having a 'Señores and Señoritas' theme during a high school 'cultural dress up' day can have disastrous results, and Canyon High School learned that lesson the hard way. As the Weekly exposed over the weekend, students came to the Anaheim Hills campus on Wednesday wearing Mexi-mocking attire while ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    What We Learned

    The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Anaheim Schools Axe 'Humiliating' Color-Coded Student ID Program

    ​The Anaheim Union High School District went under fire last week for segregating kids based on color, though not in the way you may think.   Two schools, John F. Kennedy in La Palma and Cypress in Anaheim, required students to carry around identification cards and matching planners in colors ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Steele Smith: Prophet of Pot?

    C3 Patient Association's head fancies himself a truth-teller in OC's medicinal-marijuana communtiy. And because of that, he just might be its most hated member

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    School-Skipping Kids in Anaheim Get Tracked With GPS Devices

    If Molly Ringwald had one of these devices, there'd be no Breakfast Club. ​At the movies instead of pre-algebra?  They're watching you. The Anaheim Union High School District has decided to track habitual school-skippers Big Brother-style by giving them handheld GPS devices. According to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    When Anaheim Trustees Made Linus Pauling Sign a Loyalty Oath--Then Barred Him From Visiting

    Pauling: Not the right crazy for OC in the 1960s...​Over the weekend, I spoke at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Laguna Beach regarding our Sunkist memories. I mentioned the sad story of Joel Dvorman, Orange County's original conservative scapegoat, a man that more than a few people in the au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    What's With Cypress and Illegal Sex With Girls?

    ​A 42-year-old male teacher at what's been dubbed one of Orange County's best high schools pleaded innocent Wednesday to banging a 17-year-old female student in his classroom and car. Christopher John Ontiveros, of Huntington Beach, teaches history at Oxford Academy in Cypress, but if he is convic ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009
  • Columns

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    OC Diocese Hires Pedo-Protector as Assistant Superindendent for Church Schools

    Brown: Loves his pedo-anything!​About two months ago, the Catholic Diocese of Orange put out a help-wanted ad for a new position: Associate Superintendent for Finance & Advancement. The job, a description stated, entails the applicant "to offer oversight, support and professional consultation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Saddleback High Principal Previously Involved in Sex-Crime Negligence, Accused of Harrassment Herself

    Last year, Dr. Tracy Brennan (the lady addressing the crowd in this picture) took over as principal at Saddleback High School in SanTana. She replaced Esther Jones, who made international headlines in 2005 for urging teachers to change the grades of failing seniors. But Brennan hasn't proved particu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    History for sale: Items salvaged from the dismantled Pride of Newport riverboat are on eBay starting today - the proceeds will go to the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Pieces up thus far: a door to the riverboat's restaurant, the grand staircase chandelier (pictured), several smaller antique table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2007

    Gordo and Harald Sitting in a Tree...

    My colleague R. Scott Moxley loves to paint an aura of homoeroticism around Orange County Register columnist Gordon Dillow whenever the crank writes about men in uniform, but the Dillow-nator (as former Weekly managing editor Matt Coker loved to call him) also has a hard-on for Know Nothings. Yet no ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    The Martin Chronicles

    Onetime ally turns against controversial Anaheim school trustee Harald Martin

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    Harald Martin Uses District Resources To Spin His Story

    Anaheim Union High School District trustees claim that they reappointed former board member Harald Martin because he was the most qualified candidate for the job. That's bull--nothing more than political payback, as I noted in the above link. But I forgot to mention something else: AUHSD trustee Bri ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Almost Famoso

    My life as 'The Mexican'

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    'You Can't Call 911 When You're Dead'

    County officials tell a mother they can help her troubled kidbut only after he kills her

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Attention, Anaheim!

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Your guide to some of the locals in the Happiest City on Earth

  • Features

    November 10, 2005

    Border Story

    I couldve smuggled in an illegal immigrant but didnt: A tale of regret

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Board Walks

    Anaheim superintendent publicly congratulates school trustees on a job well-botched

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Why We Fall

    Getting healed with Jee-sus and Gospel Duck at the Anaheim Convention Center

  • Features

    June 16, 2005

    Goodbye, Mr. Cross

    Dennis Cross yelled all the time. He threw Kleenex boxes at students. He constantly pounded a gavel against the chalkboard. He once smacked my friend in the back with a yardstick.
    A tribute to the best damn high school teacher I ever had

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    My Favorite Martin

    Controversial cop voted off school board, but his spirit may linger

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Columns

    August 8, 2002
  • News

    April 18, 2002

    To Protect and Slur

    Police investigate one of their own: Harald Martin

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Slim Pickins

    Hold your nose and vote for these few good candidates

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Driving Miss Kathy

    Anaheims Katherine Smith hopes to become Californias next public schools chief

  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    God Loves Losers

    Anti-immigration activist Harald Martin says illegals worse than bin Laden

  • Columns

    March 29, 2001
  • News

    March 15, 2001

    Welcome to Orange County, Now Go Home

    Cops say they want to bail on INS duty

  • Columns

    February 8, 2001
  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Rude Reception

    Manners are the least of our worries in Anaheim schools

  • Features

    January 25, 2001

    Censorship With a Happy Face

    How Anaheim bans books without banning them

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Standing Up to the Mouse

    Roberts runs as a Green in Disneylands back yard

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Harald Martins Army

    The anti-immigration activist has a new plan to send Mexicans packing

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    No Apologies

    New controversy surrounds Anaheim School District prez Harald Martin

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    Subcomandante Martin

    Anaheim high school prez Harald Martin wants Mexico to paybut he cant add

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Loathe Thy Enemy

    County school board trustee Ken Williams joins the Reverend Lou Sheldon for good, old-fashioned gay-baiting