Author Archives: Editorial Staff

State of the City: Mayor Sidhu Recaps Historic Pandemic Impact, Response; Charts Anaheim ‘Second Golden Age’ Recovery

From the City of Anaheim: Anaheim is entering a second Golden Age with more than $5 billion in investment planned around the city’s sports venues and theme parks, Mayor Harry Sidhu said Wednesday in his annual State of the City address. The investment around Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and in the Anaheim Resort will lead the city’s recovery ...

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Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration Draws Record Attendance

Public response to this year’s Anaheim Hills Fourth of July Celebration is further evidence that people are anxious to be out and about after more than a year of onerous COVID-19 restrictions. After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event came roaring back this year and attracted record numbers of people. The mixed messages emanating from ...

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Disneyland Resort Ending Mask Requirement, On-Site Temp Checks Starting June June 15

The Disneyland Resort sent out this message today, announcing that beginning tomorrow, fully-vaccinated guests will not be required to wear face-masks, and on-site temperature checks will be discontinued: As more people are vaccinated and the nation is turning the corner on this pandemic, we are encouraged that COVID-19 health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and state and ...

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The Anaheim Hills Annual Fourth of July Celebration Is Back

Anaheim Hills’ annual Fourth of July Celebration is back, with a theme of “Saluting Our Active Military & Veterans.” The 32nd annual Independence Day celebration is sponsored by the Anaheim Hill Community Council, and the all-day event kicks off at 7:00 a.m. with the Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk at the intersection of Santa Ana Canyon and Imperial Highway, in front of ...

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AUHSD Makes Woke “Ethnic Studies” A Graduation Requirement

On May 6, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted unanimously to require students to take Ethnic Studies in order to graduate from high school. Anaheim Independent will have more on that decision. The Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education took the same action last year, and a new state law mandates that all Cal State ...

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Health Policy Expert: US Will Achieve Herd Immunity By April

This article by Dr. Marty Markary, health policy expert and professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, was originally published in the Wall Street Journal on February 18, 2021. We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April Covid cases have dropped 77% in six weeks. Experts should level with the public about the good news. by ...

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California, Florida: Different COVID Strategies, Same Results

A recent article in Britain’s Daily Mail underscores the failure of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economically devastating lockdowns as a strategy for combating COVID-19: Since the first cases of coronavirus were identified in the U.S., California and Florida have stood out for taking very different approaches to the crisis. Over the course of the last year, California Gov Gavin Newsom has ordered businesses such as bars and ...

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Q & A On Othena, The County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Platform

Othena Q+A from the OC Health Care Agency: What is Othena? The Othena.com site is where interested individuals can register for vaccinations and schedule appointments. To continue their journey with a richer experience, individuals can then download the free Othena app on their smartphones. The app can remind individuals of their appointment day, allow them to reschedule, scan a quick ...

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Disneyland To Host First COVID Vaccination “Super Pod” Center in OC

From the County of Orange: In a vital step to help battle the spread of COVID-19, the County of Orange has established the first large Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super ...

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State Launches $500 Million COVID-19 Relief Grant Fund For Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the creation of a $500 million COVID-19 Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Funds will be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of ...

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