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 >>
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 >>
Next Tuesday, after much speculation, the divisive $158 million GardenWalk hotel subsidy will return before the Anaheim city council for a vote. The agenda for the meeting spells it all out as there will be "discussion and action" on a resolution for the economic assistance agreements (aka developer ... 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 >>
Last evening's "Bold Wine with Bold Leaders" fundraiser for the political action committee of Support Our Anaheim Resort (SOAR) was met with a bold protest! About a half dozen demonstrators took to the sidewalk holding signs in front of the home of event host Mitch Caldwell in the city's historic Co ... More >>
This is no April Fool's gag, but the joke's on Anaheimers: Three-time city councilwoman Lucille Kring successfully campaigned last year as an 'independent' politician. "I have...no special interest support," she told working-class Latinos at an Anna Drive candidate forum last October. "I always say ... 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 >>
Over the course of two hours, candidates vying for two open seats on the Anaheim city council fielded questions Tuesday evening from residents of Anna Drive, the neighborhood where an officer-involved shooting claimed the life of unarmed 25-year old Manuel Diaz earlier this summer. The killing and t ... 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 >>
Seven of nine candidates vying for two open seats on the Anaheim city council gathered last night for the first--and hopefully not the last--forum in the lead up to the November elections. Hosted by the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council (WAND), the event, which took place at the Magnolia ... 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 >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesWith officer-involved shootings and angry protests in Anaheim exposing its race and class divisions across national and international headlines, Duane Roberts feels that the timing is right to make a bid for city council. In taking the first step, t ... 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 >>
Since the Weekly profiled the Anaheim ethnic enclave unofficially known as 'Little Arabia' in a January cover story, hundreds of folks on Facebook have 'liked' the neighborhood page that has existed since 2010 on the social networking site, sending its total to over 1,100. Rashad Al-Dabbagh, who ... 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 >>
Whenever it's time to fill my ballot, I usually like to sprinkle my votes to the Green and Libertarian parties (with an occasional nod to the Peace and Freedom freaks)--usually because the politics of those two groups better fit my personal stances, but also because I refuse to vote for any OC-ba ... More >>
Kring: Didn't get messageWhy Republican Lucille Kring is even bothering to campaign for the state senate from central Orange County is beyond me.Didn't Kring get the message that many OC Republican establishment players back Democrat Lou Correa?Well, Lucille?
There's no denying that at least one church in Anaheim is getting help from above.
NEWS ITEM: Anaheim is considering a monorail that runs not just through Disneyland but through Anaheim to the theme park.INSTA-PUNDITRY FROM LYLE LANLEY: Well, sir, the Happiest Place on Earth . . .
True-life adventures with Richard Johnson, art provocateur
An interview with Mickey Mouse about Anaheim, apartments and Mexicans
The question of which Nguyen won is about to be answered. Or maybe not. The Los Angeles Times reports that OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley has finished the recount of the February 6 special election, and determined that Janet Nguyen is the winner. Republican Nguyen's margin of victory over Rep ... More >>
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