Tag Archive for Anaheim

Sanchez comes through with $13 million in federal funds

HT to Martin Wisckol over at Total Buzz. Anaheim and Santa Ana, which jointly administer the county’s Urban Areas Security Initiative, will get $12.8 million in homeland security funds to develop and implement anti-terrorism strategies, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, announced today. Read the rest here.

If You’re Poor in Anaheim, You’re Probably a Criminal!

What? Tony Saavedra has an OC Watchdog report today in the Orange County Register that caught my eye. I almost missed it. Anaheim surveillance of poor may overstep federal law Anaheim police routinely scour city records of families receiving federal rental assistance to look for links to crime suspects, a practice that critics say amounts…

OC’s Motel Residents

The New York Times has a front page story on the huge numbers of families impacted by the sour Bush economic practices now forced into living in area motels in Cotsa Mesa and Anaheim. Photo, courtesy of NY Times: It’s a heartbreaking read, especially when you get to the part where school children taunt kids…

Disneyland to Sin City Express? Again, Jindal Didn’t Let Facts Get in His Way.

Why can’t our media in Southern California be more like this? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal leveled a colorful if well-worn zinger at Democrats and at Las Vegas on Tuesday in the nationally broadcast Republican response to the president’s address to Congress. Jindal repeated a favorite Republican explanation for why they voted en masse against President…

Pain in the TOT

Declines in hotel occupancy and visitors to the Disney Resort may make a projected increase in Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues zero out.  The visitors generating the TOT also drop sales tax revenue in the city.  Declining sales tax revenues directly impact the general fund.   The FY 2008/09 budget (completed in July 2008) forecast an…