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Anaheim Nov. 4, 2014 General Election Voter Guide

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This voter guide addresses the Orange County local and legislative races as well as the State and Local ballot measures.

General Election, November, 2014:

Local Elections

Anaheim City Council

Mayor:

Endorsed Candidate: Tom Tait

Other Candidates: Lucille Kring, Lorri Galloway, Denis Fitzgerald,

Note: Tait has done a masterful job of guiding Anaheim while including all the residents not just those in the Anaheim Hills area.  He has steadfastly refused to support tax increases and tax giveaways and has stood up to the special interests that the other mayoral candidates are beholden too.  Read more…

 
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Janet Nguyen donors admit to laundering political contributions

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Orange County media’s two best investigative news sources are R. Scott Moxley at the OC Weekly, and the Voice of OC website.

Late this afternoon, Thy Vo at the Voice nailed SD1 County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, who is running for the 34th State Senate District against Democrat Jose Solorio, with this news about her campaign funders: Six Nguyen Donors Admit to Political Money Laundering. Their lead:

Six donors to County Supervisor Janet Nguyen have admitted to illegally receiving reimbursements for campaign contributions, according to newly obtained documents from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission by Voice of OC.

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Public update on Orange County ebola preparedness

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2014

Contact: Deanne Thompson, Orange County Health Care Agency, (714) 834 7649, dthompson@ochca.com

Public Update on Ebola Preparedness

(Santa Ana, CA) — Emergency planning is well underway in Orange County in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The risk of contracting Ebola in the United States and in Orange County is very low; there are currently no cases of Ebola in California and no suspect cases. County officials are reviewing communicable disease response plans and conducting drills to exercise those plans.

County officials have developed extensive preparedness procedures in coordination with other local, state and national partners, including the Orange County Health Care Agency, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and its Emergency Management Division, John Wayne Airport,the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Los Angeles County Public Health Lab, which is a CDC-designated site with the capability to test for Ebola. Read more…

 
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City Council – Oct 21, 2014

Published on October 22, 2014 by in News

The agenda for City Council dated Tuesday, 21 October 2014 has been archived. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1425

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Read more here:: City of Anaheim Agenda Alerts

      

 
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Attack Ads in Anaheim Being Taken to New Level

Published on October 20, 2014 by in News

By By ADAM ELMAHREK Curt Pringle controls a PAC financing an unprecedented attack ad against Mayor Tom Tait featuring District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. Meanwhile, Tait is funding his own hit pieces. …read more

Read more here:: Voice of OC

      

 
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Man who was busted in Facebook pimp sting sentenced

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release

Case# 14NF1995

October 17, 2014

MAN SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTING TO TRAFFIC “MINOR” WHOM HE CONTACTED ON FACEBOOK *“Minor” was an undercover police officer

SANTA ANA – A man was convicted and sentenced yesterday for human trafficking and attempting to pimp a minor who was actually an undercover police officer on Facebook. Melvin Eugene Winslow, 31, San Diego, pleaded guilty today to one felony count of attempted human trafficking of a minor. He was sentenced to six years in state prison. The execution of his sentence was suspended pending completion of five years formal probation. He must also register as a lifetime sex offender.

Circumstances of the Case

With the rise in popularity of social media and ease of meeting people on the Internet, many pimps and human traffickers utilize a variety of social media to locate potential victims. Read more…

 
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Anaheim Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Dec. 20

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Keep or create a timeless holiday tradition with friends and family…Anaheim Ballet presents The Nutcracker with Symphony Irvine!

The holiday season comes to life in Anaheim Ballet’s 28th annual production of The Nutcracker, the heartwarming tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Doll who changes her woeful winter into a fanciful feast in Candyland. The Nutcracker ballet is a cornerstone of seasonal family entertainment and tradition. Athletic Russian dancers, prancing Bon Bons and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful “Waltz of the Flowers” are sure to brighten your holidays.

Anaheim Ballet’s Nutcracker with the Symphony Irvine, directed by conductor Zun Hin Woo, is the production you and your family must see, a story presented with heart as only Anaheim Ballet can present it, more than dance… Experience a spectacle of towering Christmas trees, waltzing flowers, battling toy soldiers and menacing mice. The enduring theme remains unchanged-good overcomes evil-but AB’s staging of the family classic is constantly updated, which keeps the production fresh. The story is a source of inspiration for those of all ages and interests. Read more…

 
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Veterans Day to be commemorated in Anaheim on Nov. 8

Nov
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10:00 am

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile

VETERANS DAY TO BE COMMEMORATED IN ANAHEIM ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 17, 2014) The City of Anaheim will honor our nation’s veterans at a special commemorative ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Veterans Monument in downtown Anaheim. The event will take place from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. All are welcome to attend anytime to pay respects to our nation’s veterans.

Councilwoman Lucille Kring is leading this event, which will include music, the presentation of colors, guest speakers, and musical tributes to our country. Read more…

 
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Janet Nguyen campaign donors are under investigation by the FPPC

Janet Nguyen picks up bags of money in LIttle Saigon

 

Folks in Little Saigon know they have to bribe Janet Nguyen with bags of money

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating nearly a dozen people for political money laundering in connection to campaign contributions to county Supervisor and state Senate candidate Janet Nguyen according to Thy Vo and Nick Gerda at the Voice of OC.

The FPPC has issued 11 subpoenas to donors who made contributions to the political committee Friends of Supervisor Janet Nguyen between 2011 and 2012, as part of an investigation involving political contributions made in the name of persons other than the true contributor, according to court records, according to the Voice of OC. Read more…

 
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Orange County anti-gang curfew sweep results in arrest of 31 juveniles

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2014

LAW ENFORCEMENT NET 31 JUVENILES IN 6TH ANNUAL OC GRIP CURFEW SWEEP

ORANGE COUNTY – Over 180 law enforcement officers from 19 agencies netted 31 juveniles in violation of city curfew laws last night in the 6th annual curfew sweeps by the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP). OC GRIP aims to prevent juveniles from being victims of or participants in gang crimes by identifying at-risk youth, increasing school attendance, and decreasing gang activity.

Last night and early this morning, officers patrolled Orange County cities and unincorporated areas for children ages 17 and under out in public past curfew, in violation of city laws. Curfews in Orange County begin at 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m., depending on the city, and last until 5:00 a.m. the following day. Minors are prohibited from being in public during these hours unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian or are subject to circumstantial exceptions made for minors participating in employment, educational, or emergency activities. Read more…

 
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Anaheim man sentenced for killing two friends in a DUI accident

Ryan Manuel Hernandez, 24, Anaheim

Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2014

Case # 12NF0439

DRUNKEN DRIVER SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS IN PRISON FOR KILLING TWO FRIENDS BY CRASHING INTO LIGHT POLE AFTER LOSING CONTROL OF VEHICLE

SANTA ANA – A drunken driver was convicted and sentenced today to nine years and four months in state prison for killing two friends by crashing into a light pole after losing control of his vehicle. Ryan Manuel Hernandez, 24, Anaheim, was found guilty in a court trial of two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated without gross negligence.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2012, Ryan Hernandez drove under the influence of alcohol after a night of drinking at a bar in Fullerton to celebrate friend Jose Zuniga’s 24th birthday. He drove while impaired on La Mirada Boulevard in Buena Park with Jose Zuniga in the front passenger seat and 22-year-olds Everado Zuniga and Jose Hernandez in the back seat. Read more…

 
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