Business and Tourism

State Auditor Report Misses The Mark On Anaheim

The State Auditor recently published a report claiming 12 cities – including Anaheim – are at “high risk” in terms of their municipal finances and economic future. While the State Auditor merits respectful consideration, it’s difficult to credit the alarm vis-à-vis Anaheim. The Voice of OC presented the state’s finding uncritically, when even a cursory examination of the facts undermines ...

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Mayor Sidhu to Give State of the City Address On Wednesday, July 14

The traditional Anaheim State of the City address returns this Wednesday, July 14, after a two-year hiatus. Mayor Harry Sidhu headline the annual civic ritual to provide an update on where the city is and where it is headed. Last year’s State of the City event was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions imposed by the state. Mayor Sidhu’s address ...

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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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Virtual Job Fair On June 9, Presented by Anaheim Chamber of Commerce

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Anaheim, is holding a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, June 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. According to the event, “The Anaheim/OC Job Fair encourages employers and jobseekers to virtually meet and explore career opportunities during this challenging economic time.”‘ The event will provide job seekers with an ...

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Declining Case Rates, Businesses’ Hiring Scramble Argue Against “Premium Pay” Ordinance

Thanks to a continued decline in its COVID-19 case rate, Orange County will lilely enter the least restrictive Yellow Tier next week. This will allow Orange County businesses their widest operating latitude to date. Theme parks such as the Disneyland Resort will be able to increase their capacity to 35% from 25%. Guests must still be either Californians or fully ...

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Disneyland Resort’s Re-Opening Sets Stage For Anaheim Economic Recovery

After being closed for an unprecedented 14-months due to shutdown order by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Disneyland Resort admitted its first guests in more than a year on April 30 – heralding the return of the Happiest Place on Earth and the economic engine of Anaheim. According to the Newsom Administration’s ever-changing re-opening guidelines, the Disneyland Resort is allowed to ...

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Sidhu: Hope Returns To Anaheim As California Reopens

[Originally published in the OC Register on April 18, 2021] Anaheim is back. Disneyland, a place of joy and inspiration for all Californians, is about to reopen after more than a year. Fans are back in the stands cheering on Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Anaheim Ducks are closing out their season with fans ...

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DisneylandForward Initiative To Pave Way For New, Immersive Theme Parks

Yesterday, Disney announced DisneylandForward, a public engagement initiative to update its existing development rights and pave the way for a significant Disneyland Resort expansion that is more integrated and immersive. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s announcement that it re-open the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on April 30. The company is recalling 10,000 of ...

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