Author Archives: Editorial Staff

The Anaheim Hotel Supports Wildfire Evacuees With Special Hotel Rate

To support friends and neighbors affected by the wildfires in the surrounding community, The Anaheim Hotel, a Wincome Hospitality owned and managed property, is providing special fire distressed hotel room rates of $89/night with parking for a minimum two-night stay in an executive room with two queen beds.  Guests are welcome to book online or call the hotel at 714-772-5900. ...

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Charter Schools: “Why I’m Driving My Kids From Pasadena to Orange to Go to School”

[Editor: this was originally published by the California Policy Center on  October7. The Orange County Classical Academy was approved last year by the Orange Unified School District, which included Anaheim Hills.] Why I’m Driving my Kids from Pasadena to Orange to go to School By Michael Davis This school year, my family will be joining the throng of Southern Californians ...

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OC Health Care Agency Recommends Re-Opening Disneyland Resort

The Orange County Health Care Agency is recommending Governor Newsom allow the Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm be allowed to re-open, reported the OC Register: Local health authorities have given the green light for Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm to reopen while California theme parks await reopening guidelines from Gov. Gavin Newsom after more than six months of coronavirus ...

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County Of Orange Calls On Governor To Re-Open Disneyland Resort, All California Theme Parks

[Editor: Last week, County CEO Frank Kim sent this letter to Govenor Gavin Newsom. This is part of the ongoing movement to safely re-open Orange County continues pressuring Governor Newsom to expeditiously issue guidelines so that long-dormant segments of the local economy can re-open – permitting people to go back to work, tax revenues to begin flowing again, and generally ...

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Union Watchdog: Local 11 Still Grumpy About the Happiest Place On Earth

[This originally appeared on EyesOn11.com September 21, 2020.] The City of Anaheim is asking California to issue reopening safety protocols for theme parks, “citing that the city is facing unprecedented financial woes due to the closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.” The city currently has a $100 million deficit, and a 15 percent unemployment rate. Unite Here Local 11’s members aren’t ...

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Building A Re-Opening Plan On Shifting Sand

[Editor: This op-ed originally appeared in the OC Register on September 21, 2020] by Will O’Neill, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Beth Haney, Janine Heft and Brian Goodell We need to safely re-open California – or at least Orange County – now.  We are three weeks into the new “tier” system to reopen California.  The official guidelines have changed three times and we ...

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JW Marriott Anaheim Resort Opens Today

The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, the first 4-Diamond hotel in Anaheim since the construction of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, opened for business today. The property was previously scheduled to open in March of this year, but was delayed due to the pandemic-induced statewide economic shutdown that closed the Disneyland Resort. The JW Marriott boasts 466 rooms, which include 19 suites. ...

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County of Orange Launches SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign

The County of Orange yesterday announced the launch of a new SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign to incentivize Orange County restaurants to followCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Our restaurant owners across Orange County need help right now, and we need to take steps wherever possible to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Orange County Board ...

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Modern Times’ Leisuretown Is OC’s First Brewery With A Swanky Pool

From the Anaheim Packing District: Eager Orange County craft beer enthusiasts are elated as Modern Times, the San Diego famed brewery, plunges into the heart of Anaheim. Modern Times, CFO, Chris Sarette, proudly describes the latest 33,000-square-foot Modern Times luxury island paradise, which opened on July 28, 2020. “After four years of construction and restoration, we’re thrilled to open Leisuretown ...

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October 2020 Opening Planned For Westin Anaheim Resort

The Westin Anaheim Resort, located next to the Anaheim Convention Center on the site of the old Ana Bella Hotel, is now scheduled for an October 2020 grand opening, delayed a few months by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new 4-Diamond property will feature seven restaurants, including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Puesto, offering authentic Mexican ...

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