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Officials now admit that the ARTIC transit hub will lose money from day one


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It turns out that the ARTIC transit hub might cost Anaheim residents a fortune – right from the start.  Apparently Anaheim City officials have not yet secured a corporate sponsor willing to put its name on a transit station opening Dec. 6, leading to a potential operating budget shortfall for the next seven months, according to the OC Register.

What this means is that it will cost more than $3.6 million to maintain and operate ARTIC through the end of June, but only half of that funding is secured.

The waste that is ARTIC and Measure M

The really ridiculous part of this mess is that Anaheim never needed ARTIC.  The train station at Angel Stadium was perfectly functional and user-friendly. Read more…

 
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City Council – Nov 25, 2014

Published on November 21, 2014 by in News

The agenda for City Council dated Tuesday, 25 November 2014 has been published. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=522

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November 2014 Election Results Certified by OC Registrar of Voters

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

NOVEMBER 2014 ELECTION RESULTS CERTIFIED BY ORANGE COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

Oaths of Office Ceremony to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9

ANAHEIM, Calif. (November 20, 2014) – Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley has certified the official results of the November General Election held on November 4, 2014, which included re-electing Mayor Tom Tait, re-electing Council Member Kris Murray, as well as electing Council Member Elect James Vanderbilt in the City of Anaheim. Read more…

 
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Home Hazardous Waste Center in Anaheim commemorates America Recycles Day

Published on November 18, 2014 by in Anaheim, News, Waste

America Recycles Day

Home Hazardous Waste Center in Anaheim Commemorates America Recycles Day

OC Residents Visit, Pledge & ‘Do the Right Thing’ at County Facilities

Hundreds of Orange County residents helped commemorate the 17th Annual America Recycles Day by bringing their household hazardous waste to the county’s free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Anaheim.

The center is the largest of four HHW facilities operated by OC Waste & Recycling. The other facilities—in Huntington Beach, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano—also had a strong turnout of visitors on America Recycles Day. Read more…

 
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Ruben Martinez charged with stabbing-murder of his mom’s boyfriend in Anaheim

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 14NF4890

Date: November 18, 2014

MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR STABBING-MURDER OF HIS MOTHER’S BOYFRIEND OUTSIDE OF RESIDENCE IN ANAHEIM

SANTA ANA – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for stabbing and murdering his mother’s boyfriend outside of a residence in Anaheim. Ruben Martinez, 27, Anaheim, is being charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. It is alleged that the defendant has a 2009 prior strike conviction for carjacking, as well as a 2008 prior conviction for the unlawful taking of a vehicle in Riverside County, for which he served a prison term. If convicted, Martinez faces a maximum sentence of 52 years to life in state prison. The People will be requesting he be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment today in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2014, Martinez is accused of stabbing 52-year-old Maximino F. multiple times in the torso region while they were outside a home in a neighborhood in unincorporated Anaheim. Maximino F. was the boyfriend of the defendant’s mother. The crime was reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) who arrived to the scene and discovered the victim’s body on a street near the home. The victim died as a result of his injuries. OCSD arrested the defendant at the scene. Read more…

 
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Robert Gabriel Rodgers charged with stabbing a cafe employee to death

Robert Gabriel Rodgers

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 14WF4214

Date: November 18, 2014

MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES STABBING-MURDER OF CAFÉ EMPLOYEE WHILE VICTIM WAS CLEANING BUSINESS

WESTMINSTER – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for the special circumstances stabbing-murder of a café employee while the victim was cleaning the business. Robert Gabriel Rodgers, 20, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder while lying in wait with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty. The special circumstances in this case make Rodgers eligible for the death penalty and the District Attorney will make this determination at a later date. Rodgers is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster.

On the morning of Nov. 14, 2014, Rodgers is accused of entering the Volcano Tea House in Garden Grove prior to the business opening. He is accused of stabbing 24-year-old employee Cesar Ramirez-Raphael multiple times as the victim was cleaning the business. The victim died as a result of multiple stab wound injuries. A citizen outside of the business locked the defendant inside the café until the Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD) arrived and arrested the defendant. Read more…

 
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Anaheim Police to honor ten Anaheim youths for doing the right thing

Anaheim Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2014

Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn, (714) 497-6330

Subject: Anaheim Police to Honor Ten Anaheim Youths for Doing the Right Thing

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., the Anaheim Police Department will recognize ten Anaheim youths who demonstrated they will do the right thing! As part of the “Do The Right Thing” (DTRT) Program ten youths from across Anaheim will be recognized for their selfless acts including: a second-grader who assisted a non-English speaking student during his first weeks at school; a third-grader who held a backpack drive and provided 129 of her peers with new backpacks; a sixth grader who prepares meals at a senior citizen center; and a ninth grader who creates get well cards for sick children. This first recognition ceremony, hosted by the Anaheim Police Department and the Anaheim Chapter of Do The Right Thing, is being held at the Anaheim Police Department Training Auditorium and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Read more…

 
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City Council – Nov 18, 2014

Published on November 18, 2014 by in News

The agenda for City Council dated Tuesday, 18 November 2014 has been archived. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1429

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Workshop: Regulating Smoking on Private and Public Properties – Nov 18, 2014

Published on November 18, 2014 by in News

The agenda for Workshop: Regulating Smoking on Private and Public Properties dated Tuesday, 18 November 2014 has been archived. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1428

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Victim in fatal stabbing in Anaheim identified

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NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org

Victim in Fatal Stabbing Identified

ANAHEIM, Calif. – (November 17, 2014) – On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators initiated an investigation following discovery of a male adult lying in the street suffering from multiple stab wounds. Ruben Martinez, 27, Anaheim, was detained at the scene and later arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing.

The victim, Maximino Fuentes Clara, 52, Garden Grove, was stabbed multiple times during a physical altercation with Martinez. Clara had a dating relationship with Martinez’ mother; however, investigators have yet to determine a motive for the attack. The investigation is ongoing. Read more…

 
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