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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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Ximena Meza’s alleged killers facing multiple felony charges

Alfredo M. Aquino

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 14NF4644

October 28, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Alfredo Aquino, 20, Anaheim, and Ricardo Cruz, 19, Buena Park.

WHAT: Were each charged today with one felony count of special circumstances murder for committing a murder for criminal street gang purpose, one felony count of street terrorism, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and one felony count of possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet of school grounds with sentencing enhancements and allegations for criminal street gang activity, a gang member vicarious discharge of a firearm causing death. It is also alleged that Cruz and Aquino were both previously convicted of a serious and violent felony in July 2014 for one felony count each of possession of a prohibited weapon and street terrorism. Read more…

 
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Man convicted of pimping a mentally impaired young woman in Anaheim

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

October 28, 2014

Case # 14NF2647

MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR PIMPING AND TRAFFICKING 19-YEAR-OLD VICTIM WITH MENTAL IMPAIRMENT AFTER BEFRIENDING HER ON FACEBOOK

FULLERTON – A man was convicted and sentenced today to five years in state prison for pimping and trafficking a 19-year-old woman with a mental impairment after befriending the victim on Facebook. Frederick Victoralan Phillips, 26, Rialto, pleaded guilty today to one felony count each of human trafficking and pimping.

Co-defendant Jasmine De Johnette Marshall Parker, 21, Ontario, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering. Parker is scheduled for pre-trial on Dec. 18, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton. Read more…

 
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Disneyland Breaking Its Own Campaign Spending Records

Published on October 30, 2014 by in News

By By ADAM ELMAHREK and NICK GERDA

In what some say is an all-out effort to save the Anaheim City Council majority, the megaresort has so far doubled what it spent in 2012. …read more

Read more here:: Voice of OC

      

 
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Second Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day and Expo set for 11/6 at Disneyland

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Mark, third from right, with his parents at Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland 2013

On November 5th and 6th, during National Epilepsy Awareness Month, over 3,000 people will participate in the second annual Epilepsy Awareness Day and Expo at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Epilepsy is the fourth leading neurological disorder; affecting about 2.3 million adults in the U.S. One in 26 Americans will develop the condition during their lifetime.

One of the “purple shirt people” who will be in attendance is Mark, 37, of Lake Forest, who experienced his first seizure at age 15 while on a ski trip. In recent years, Mark has gained better control of his seizures after his physician, Dr. Diane Stein, prescribed Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy, a non-drug treatment for epilepsy. Dr. Stein is an event organizer and expert physician in the treatment of epilepsy. Read more…

 
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Veterans Day To Be Commemorated In Anaheim On Saturday, Nov. 8

Published on October 29, 2014 by in News

By Matt Valdez

A message from the City of Anaheim:

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.

The Anaheim Veterans Monument is located at the corner of Anaheim Blvd. and Broadway, next to the Muzeo. Parking for the event is available in the parking structure behind Anaheim City Hall (200 S. Anaheim Blvd.), or on Center Street.

The City of Anaheim is proud of its commitment to supporting its veterans as well as active military members. Anaheim’s Veterans Resource Center is available online at www.anaheim.net/veterans and offers information on City resources, the Military Banner program, the Veterans Memorial Burial Flag Flying Program, the City-adopted 13th MEU, and more.

For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.

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Read more here:: Anaheim Connected

      

 
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Anaheim Police arrest two suspects in Murder of Ximena Meza

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Anaheim Police Department

Raul Quezada, Chief of Police

PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2014

Subject: Anaheim Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of Ximena Meza – Press Conference Scheduled to Discuss the Investigation

Incident Overview

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 around 7:15 P.M. Anaheim Police Officers were called to the 2300 block of W. Greenacre Ave. to investigate the shooting of 9 year-old Anaheim resident Ximena Meza. Meza had been to the front of her apartment complex playing with her sisters when gunshots rang out. Meza was struck once in her chest by an assailant’s bullet. She was rushed to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries around 8:00 P.M. Read more…

 
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Mayor Tait endorses Holguin for the AUHSD School Board

Mayor Tom Tait and Hoagy Holguin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2014

714-984-5471

Support for Thomas Holguin Campaign Continues to Grow with Key Endorsements

ANAHEIM, CALIF – Thomas “Hoagy” Holguin, candidate for the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) Board of Trustees, announces endorsement from Honorable Tom Tait.

Thomas Holguin is the recipient of steadily increasing support from key community leaders. These are the leaders that understand the need for tough budget reductions in the right places in order to prevent cuts to programs and services which best serve the community. Two such recent supporters include County Supervisors Janet Nguyen and Shawn Nelson. While Supervisor Nguyen represents much of Central Orange County bordering AUHSD, Supervisor Nelson represents the Northern Orange County areas of AUHSD including Anaheim and Buena Park. Read more…

 
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Anaheim Police to conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight at the 1800 block of W. Ball

Anaheim Dui checkpoint

Anaheim Police Department

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn

October 24, 2014 Contact: (714) 497-6330

Subject: Anaheim Police to Conduct a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Tonight

The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Detail will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tonight, Friday, October 24, 2014, in the 1800 block of W. Ball Rd. between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely. Read more…

 
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Janet Nguyen donors admit to laundering political contributions

Janet NguyenFrom the OC Politics Blog

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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