Business and Tourism

ART’s “Angels Express” Bus Popular With the Fans

Anaheim Resort Transportation’s “Angels Express” bus is popular with fans of the team, according to this Orange County Register article: More than 3,700 baseball fans have boarded the Angels Express bus for roundtrips so far this season, according to the head of Anaheim Resort Transportation. The free shuttle launched service for the first time in April, offering roundtrip rides from ...

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Anaheim Chamber Blasts Governor for Approving Elimination of Enterprise Zones

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce issued a statement last week from CEO Todd Ament blasting Governor Jerry Brown for signing AB 93 and SB 90: “Today, Governor Jerry Brown is signing AB 93, which abolishes the last real economic development tool available to California cities: the California Enterprise Zone program. Despite countless success stories and the creation of jobs for hundreds ...

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Is Voice of OC Reporting on the Honda Center Slanted?

I just employed the “question mark headline”, which is a tactic that is especially common in online media (especially blogs) to level an allegation (often at the behest of a pressure group) without having to actually prove the allegation. It’s a variant on that epitome of the loaded question, “When did you stop beating your wife?” It was on display ...

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Anaheim Chamber Gears Up City’s 4th of July Celebration

This came over the transom from the transom from the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Gearing Up for Fourth of July Celebration The Anaheim Hills Fourth of July Celebration is quickly approaching and the Canyon Hills Community Council and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce have a variety of events that are open to the community. The festivities begin with the ...

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Honda Center Set To Debut In-House Food Service

This came over the transom from The Honda Center: HONDA CENTER SET TO DEBUT NEW IN-HOUSE FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATION The Arena’s Newest Division Aims To Provide ‘A Great Experience’ To Guests and Staff ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 27, 2013) – Anaheim Arena Management (AAM), the management company of Honda Center in Anaheim, has announced that they have officially transitioned the ...

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Veteran Reporter Blasts Legislative Beat-Down of Honda Center

When government is only limited by the appetites and goodwill of those who run it, there are really no limits at all. Veteran political reporter Dan Morain, now an opinion columnist for the Sacramento Bee, has published a column calling out the Legislature’s tyrannical targeting of the Honda Center, done so at the behest of the militant UNITE-HERE union. Some ...

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Bringing Food Service In-House Leads to More & Better-Paying Jobs at Honda Center

The following press release came over the transom from Anaheim Arena Management (AAM), providing further proof that all the howling from UNITE-HERE Local 11, OCCORD, the OC Labor Federation (and those they’ve duped like Cynthia Ward) over AAM bringing food service in house is a lot of hooey: ANAHEIM ARENA MANAGEMENT RELEASES FOOD & BEVERAGE EMPLOYMENT FACTS New Division of ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: State Democrats Push Banana Republic Policy On Honda Center

UNITE-HERE Local 11, which represents Aramark food service workers at the Honda Center, has been pushing to impose a Los Angeles-style “retention” ordinance on Anaheim Arena Management (AAM). A retention ordinance requires that when a city changes contractors, the new contractor has to pay the old contractors employees for a period of time — usually 90 days — and provide ...

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Lots of Applications for Honda Center Jobs – Except from UNITE-HERE Members

There has been much hair-pulling and garment-rending from UNITE-HERE Local 11 and its allies over Anaheim Arena Management’s decision to let Aramark go and bring Honda Center food service in-house. Union predictions of Dickensian misery for its UNITE-HERE members who are Honda Center food service workers are heard at any available public hearing in Anaheim and reverberate in the Voice ...

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A Reader Deconstructs VOC’s “Blame Disney” Article on ARC

Last month, the Voice of OC ran an article on the Anaheim Rapid Connection project that basically made the argument that the whole reason for building ARC is to help Disney but Disney isn’t being asked to pay for it. I thought it was a silly argument, which strikes me as akin to condemning economic activity and the automobile companies ...

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