Late last week, Anaheim's 11-member citizens advisory committee (CAC) on district elections wrapped up its final meeting, and its draft report of recommendations set to be delivered to the city council by the end of this month will suggest that the issue be put before the vote.
When the previous A ... More >>
There were more empty seats and less acrimony inside the Council Chambers of Anaheim City Hall last Thursday evening. Long the scene of political turmoil over the course of last year during council meetings, the mood was lighter as the location played host for the second-to-last gathering of the cit ... 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 >>
One month ago, as small businesses near Anaheim High School's Cook Auditorium needlessly boarded themselves up, concerned residents endured hours of a special meeting of the city council to arrive at two entirely predictable 3-2 votes, one of which struck down a proposed charter amendment to put six ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting and subsequent desmadre archivesI'm far away from my beloved Anaheim right now, in the salt mines working on...something...but I couldn't help but to check in on the Kabuki theater that was last night's city council meeting held at my alma mater, Anaheim Hi ... More >>
Anaheim, oh dear, Anaheim.
You've had to endure the insufferable Curt Pringle, Harry Sidhu and the Rams.
Lately you've watched your city literally on fire as cops clash with
outraged residents alarmed over continual evidence of police brutality and hoodlum antics.
How bad are things now in Anah ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesI always knew Anaheim councilwoman Gail Eastman was a tool, or at best a deluded bat, especially after she deemed herself a historian and wrote an execrable book for children that purported to tell the history of my home town but bowdlerized everyth ... More >>
Long before the American
Civil Liberties Union of Southern California held a press conference announcing a lawsuit atop the steps of Anaheim City Hall on Thursday, a go-between requested my contact information on their behalf for something. I sent it along, followed up, it was communicated to me th ... 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 >>
As an extended subsidy to a hotelier was being blessed at city hall, the home of former Anaheim city council hopeful Belal 'Bill' Dalati played host to a fundraiser Tuesday evening for current candidate Jordan Brandman. The invitation for the event asked members of the Arab-American community to joi ... More >>
Another vote on a hotel subsidy in the Anaheim resort area came before the council yesterday evening, only this time, concerned residents were ready. Dissenting voices took to the podium arguing against the terms of a two-year extension for a planned nine-story, 252-room hotel near Disneyland. After ... More >>
Of all the concerns and issues of importance affecting Anaheim -- like transparency, officer-involved shootings, violent crime, poverty -- its latest city council meeting yesterday evening fixated around a motion to strip councilwoman Lorri Galloway of her 'Mayor Pro Tem' title. Seriously? Seri ... More >>
UPDATE FEB 29 12:31 P.M.: The clock ticked past the Friday afternoon deadline last week given by Anaheim community leaders who vowed to legally challenge the $158 million dollar tax giveaway GardenWalk hotel project. An invitation to city officials and one of the hoteliers to sit down at the tab ... More >>
Anaheim residents filed into an auditorium at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church last night for a KABC-TV Channel 7 town hall. The space in the heavily Latino neighborhood is usually situated for bingo nights, but a majority of the capacity crowd attended in order to express anger for a city coun ... More >>
Ahead of yesterday's Anaheim city council meeting, a mailer to city residents from the Orange County Employees Association and numerous news reports on recently approved tax incentives for two future GardenWalk-area hotels made sure for a packed house. Mayor Tom Tait had an idea what would domin ... 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 >>
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 >>
T-Rack & She-Riff: Together at lastSheriff Sandra Hutchens and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas may both be Republicans in Orange County but they don't necessarily agree on much. Oh, sure, there's plenty to bond over. A spooked Hutchens once killed an unarmed young minority pe ... More >>
Here are the latest, unofficial results from interesting primary races in Orange County:
29th Senate District
Bob Huff 68.4%
Dennis Mountjoy 31.6%
33rd Senate District
Mimi Walters 73.6%
Harry Sidhu 26.4%
60th Assembly District
Curt Hagman: 59.8%
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Bye for now: Harald Martin, the Anaheim school trustee everyone loves to hate (and Gustavo likes to thank for unleashing The Mexican within) handed in his resignation letter yesterday. But don't drop the balloons just yet. He says he'll be running again next year.
Ride a bus today: If you've never ... More >>