Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Disney’s California Adventure Launching Food/Drink Experience, Bring Back 700+ Cast Members

Disneyland’s California Adventure will launch a limited-run food and beverage experience in mid-March. The ticketed event will run several days each week and feature entertainment, and Disney is bringing more than 700 cast members back to work to man the event. More details – such as the event’s official name, start and end date, DCA locations involved, ticket prices – ...

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Sidhu Recall Organizers Admit Their Campaign Has Failed

Yesterday, the ersatz spokesman/leader of the campaign to recall Mayor Harry Sidhu admitted the effort is a failure.  In a post on his Orange Juice Blog, Vern Nelson confessed “there was no way we could collect 17,000 signatures to recall the corrupt Mayor Sidhu by the deadline this weekend.” Nelson blamed the campaign’s failure on the “severity of the [COVID-19] ...

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Council Approves Increased Parking Requirements For New Homes

Last week, the city council took steps to limit the impact of new residential developments on parking by increasing the minimum parking space requirement for new homes with four or more bedrooms. Prior to the council’s vote, the city required that homes with four or more bedrooms must have at least four spaces: two in the garage and two in ...

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Outdoor Dining Returning to Downtown Disney, DCA’s Buena Vista Street

In the wake of the Governor Newsom lifting his early December 2020 stay-at-home order, outdoor dining re-opened at Downtown Disney over the weekend. Among the restaurants resuming outdoor dining are Ballast Point Brewing Co., Tortilla Jo’s, Naples Ristorante, Uva Bar & Cafe and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. Sprinkles Cupcakes is set to re-open on February. Restaurants on Buena Vista Street ...

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Newsom Lifts Stay-At-Home Order; Outdoor Dining Legal Again

Governor Gavin Newsom has lifted the stay-at-home order he imposed on December 3, in response to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in  attempt to prevent hospital ICUs from being overwhelmed.  Among other things, the stay-at-home order had banned outdoor dining – a blow to restaurants already reeling from Newsom’s on-again/off-again shutdowns and continuously changing re-opening guidelines. Lifting the order ...

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More Than 23,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Administered At Disneyland Resort Super POD In First 5 Days

Since opening on Wednesday, January 13, the Disneyland Resort Super POD COVID-19 vaccination center has given coronavirus vaccinations to approximately 23,000 people as of yesterday. 9,000 vaccinations were given on Friday, January 15, alone.  When combined with vaccinations at the prior site located at the North Net Training Facility (a firefighter training center), 28,000 vaccines have been done. The vaccinations ...

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Medical Experts Speak On Lockdown Efficacy At Re-OpenCal Conference, January 8-10

Do Governor Newsom’s constantly changing lockdown rules and policies comport with our constitutional rights? Is there a better way to protect those vulnerable to COVID while lifting damaging restrictions on economic activity and the education of our youth? These and other pressing policy questions will be discussed by scientific and legal experts at a January 8-10 public policy conference organized ...

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Councilman Trevor O’Neil Blasts Latest Newsom COVID Lockdown Strategy

Following the swearing in of the new and re-elected councilmembers last night, District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil used the council comments portion of the meeting to take aim at the latest in Governor Newsom’s ever-changing criteria and strategies for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: We have now been subjected to another stay at home order that is just crushing our ...

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Pandemic Shutdown Forces Disney To Lay Off 4,000 More Employees – Bringing Lay-Off Total To 32,000

Disney has laid off another 4,000 cast members due to the state government imposed economic shutdown, according to company filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission.  This brings the company’s pandemic shutdown-induced layoffs to 32,000. “Due to the current climate, including COVID-19 impacts, and changing environment in which we are operating, the company has generated efficiencies in its staffing, including ...

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