August 25, 2013 |
ObamaCare, ObamaCare, you really are no fun. My employer can't afford you, and my medical plan is done. ObamaCare, ObamaCare, you surely are no joke. My working hours have been cut, my bank account is broke. ObamaCare, ObamaCare, you'll make me pay a fee. My doctor says he's going to quit. Now, who will fix my knee ? The author is a retired elementary school teacher living in Anaheim Hills. Read more: Opinion poetry by Times readers
July 17, 2013 |
Old Hickory gets a charge of anarchistic electricity in “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” at the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills. This sublimely raucous take on Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's savage emo rock evisceration of American politics via the seventh president of the United States is an in-your-face triumph. First seen at the Kirk Douglas in 2008, revised for the Public Theater, “Jackson” resembles a mash-up of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Fall Out Boy and the cast of “Nashville” on Jell-O shots.
July 14, 2013 |
It's rare for small theaters in Southern California to grow into midsize theaters because of the expense and risk that come with expanding from a storefront to a house of 100 seats or more. But the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills, among the smallest at 49 seats, is contemplating a leap that would live up to the company's name. The Chance, which started in 1998 as Spare Change Productions in wry acknowledgment of its then-minuscule resources, is thinking of tripling its seating in the near future.
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July 2, 2013 |
A sharply divided Anaheim City Council on Tuesday night voted to change the way its members are elected. Proponents say the new at-large voting proposal with residency requirements will ensure that the city's diverse population is well-represented. But many who called for reforms contend that the plan falls short of moving toward fair representation for Latinos in city government. Lack of representation was a focus of protests that rocked the city last year following the officer-involved shooting of two Latino men. PHOTOS: Anaheim police shooting protests Political representation is also the subject of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Latino residents.
June 16, 2013
Re "Anaheim's feeble democracy," Editorial, June 14 Looking at a map of Anaheim, it seems that a reasonable solution to the ongoing political challenges there might be an amicable split of the city. Affluent Anaheim Hills has little in common with largely Latino, working-class west Anaheim or even central Anaheim. Although some may say a split would amount to Anaheim Hills turning its back on the needs of the rest of the city, in fact the remaining core of Anaheim would still have a solid tax base, with Disneyland, the Honda Center and Angel Stadium remaining part of the city.
May 4, 2013 |
Area basketball coaches are seeing a lot of off-court action these days. Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, head coach Mike D'Antoni can turn his attention to moving into the house he and his wife, Laurel, just bought in Manhattan Beach for $6.9 million and working on his tan. Set on a walk street, the ocean-view home features a three-stop cherry-paneled elevator, which should come in handy for carting beverages from the...