Monday, October 27, 2008

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Sorry, have not been blogging much lately-OK not much here. If you visit Red County you certainly have seen more of me than my family lately. Over there I am Colony Rabble. Oh yeah, and over here too. I have been very involved in the Anaheim City Council campaign, primarily on the side of tossing Lorri Galloway's lying, greedy, incumbent butt out of office. On that note, please join me for a party celebrating the two candidates I beleive will take this thing.

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce

Please join us for an
Evening with the Anaheim Chamber's Endorsed Candidates

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Bella Marri's Italian Restaurant, 20 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
Serving: Delicious Appetizers and a no-host bar

This will be an opportunity to meet the candidates and learn easy ways to help them to victory in their campaigns.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Please RSVP to 714-758-0222 or call if you have any questions or need additional information.

Remember to Cast Your Vote on November 4th, 2008 in the General Election!


Following an extensive vetting process including written questionnaires, personal interviews and a voting procedure, the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed two
candidates running for positions on the Anaheim City Council. Planning Commissioner Gail Eastman and Councilman Harry Sidhu were endorsed by the Chamber for the two seats up for election in November because of their strong pro-business philosophy.

Eastman has served the last seven years on the City Planning Commission, the past three as the Chair. Sidhu is an incumbent Councilmember, having served on the Council for the past four years. Both have been active in the community of Anaheim in business and volunteer capacities for many years.

“Our Chamber chose these candidates because of their strong past record and stated commitment to continue to support the needs of the business community, promote job growth and encourage the future economic vitality of our city,” stressed Bruce Solari, Chair of the Board of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. “This dedication includes their records as champions of protecting our Anaheim Resort District, which we all know helps fund vital city services like fire and police.”

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Anaheim. In addition to candidates, the Chamber will be weighing in on the issues and propositions that have business implications. For more information you can go to

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mayor Curt Pringle Endorses Gail Eastman for City Council

This just in from Mayor Pringle;
I am pleased today to announce my endorsement of Gail Eastman for Anaheim City Council. As an Anaheim Planning Commission and co-chair of SOAR, Gail Eastman has already proven that she is a great leader for Anaheim. She was a key leader in the fight to protect the Anaheim Resort, proving her commitment to protecting Anaheim’s fiscal security. She has been an outstanding leader on the Planning Commission, proving her commitment to property rights. She cares passionately for Anaheim, its people, and its community. She embodies public service and is just what we need on the City Council.

Her election to the City Council will give her even greater opportunity to keep Anaheim moving forward, to make neighborhoods a priority, to protect public safety, to provide freedom and opportunity for our residents and businesses, and to bring jobs and prosperity to our city.

Joining with my previous endorsement of Councilman Harry Sidhu for re-election, I am proud to recommend to Anaheim voters that by electing these two candidates to the two Council seats on the ballot this November, we can keep making the kinds of positive changes and progress that will continue to make Anaheim a great city where people can make their dreams come true.

Curt Pringle

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Candidate's Forum October 22 Canyon High School

The Final Anaheim City Council Forum is Wednesday Oct. 22nd. Bring your questions. Canyon High School PTSA and East Anaheim. org are sponsoring an Anaheim City Council Candidates Forum. The Forum will take place on Wednesday,October 22, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Canyon High School in the Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room at 220 South Imperial Highway in Anaheim Hills (southeast corner of Imperial Hwy. and Santa Ana Canyon Road). All ten of the City Council Candidates have been invited to attend. The previous forum sponsored by West Anaheim Neighborhood Development group on Oct. 8th was very well attended and the Candidates shared their differing perspectives thoughtfully and respectfully. For more event and candidate information click on HYPERLINK"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Under African Skies

Some friends and I were treated to VIP tickets at the Muzeo Gala Saturday night (huge thanks to the Kabel family) and a fabulous time was had by all! The event was held in that giant, traffic stopping (literally) tent in the middle of Anaheim Blvd, and only design genius Michael Mora could figure out how to turn a landscape median into an enourmous floral arrangement! Wow! Having been on the Museum Board back when we were doing meatballs (Dean Reynolds' meat pellets) and veggie trays in the basement kitchen of the Carnegie, I have to say the City has begun a whole new chapter in supporting the arts!

Food service was glacially slow, but the meal was worth waiting for, and waiting for, and waiting for. Thankfully we had incredible entertainment while waiting, including Timothy Carney (the former US Ambassador to Sudan) a very good jazz band that I cannot recall the name of, and MC Ed Arnold. The highlight of the night was a concert by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (hubby's fave, we are now subjected to Paul Simon's cd over and over and over) Honestly, I have not seen so much money in one place in Anaheim before, much of it new, and much of it from the hills, and all of it for a good cause. I gave up counting, but the live auction raised what I estimate at $60-$70K for Muzeo! I would encourage everyone to go see the new Muzeo exhibit Under African Skies, running from October 4 to January. Ladysmith Black Mumbazo also did a 70 minute concert today, to rave reviews from husband and neighbors.