COVID-19

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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Moreno-Appointee Blasts Proposed Sister City With Pudong, Blames “China Virus” For Devastating Anaheim

You wouldn’t expect Anaheim’s Sister City Commission to be the occasion for charged political debate, but during the body’s February and March meetings, Commissioner Larry Larsen has taken a rhetorical blowtorch to cementing a sister city relationship between Anaheim and the Chinese city of Pudong. Pudong is basically a borough of Shanghai and home to the Shanghai Disney Resort. The ...

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Disneyland Resort To Re-Open on April 30

The Disneyland Resort will re-open on April 30, it was announced yesterday by Resort President Bob Chapek. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure closed on March 14 of last year as part of the statewide shutdown ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom as part of his strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19. In the case of Anaheim, Newsom’s strategy was successful ...

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Anaheim, OC Leaders Call On Newsom To Finish Job, Re-Open Conventions and Meetings

Orange County and Anaheim leaders representing business, labor and local government  held a press conference on March 11 to support Newsom Administration actions to accelerated re-opening of the Disneyland Resort and Angel Stadium, while warning that the Governor’s failure to issue meeting guidelines for convention centers and hotels undermines efforts to revive the Anaheim Resort economy and the jobs and ...

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Disneyland, Other CA Theme Parks Can Re-Open After April 1

The Disneyland Resort and other major California theme parks will be able to re-open after April 1 under a Newsom Administration “refresh” of its COVID re-opening blueprint. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure have been shuttered for nearly a year, and their closure has resulted in tens of thousands of layoffs and blown a huge hole in City of Anaheim finances, ...

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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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AUSHD Trustee Al Jabbar On COVID School Closures: “Our Kids Are Not Losing Learning”

It’s a given that the prolonged school closures stemming from responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted students in myriad ways – including loss of learning. That loss is more severe in school districts that continue to keep their schools shuttered and students receiving instruction online. Common sense and experience tell us kids learn better in the classroom than ...

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Parents To AUHSD Board: Withholding In-Person Learning Is Failing The Students You Are Sworn To Serve

Last week, we reported how the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted on February 4 voted to further delay the reopening of schools for in-person instruction, notwithstanding appeals from parent after parent after parent in beseeched the board to let their kids back in the classroom.  These parents cited science, data and their own personal experience of ...

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Parents To AUHSD Board: We Need You Fight To Our Kids, Re-Open Schools

At the February 4 meeting of the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education, parent after parent – a number of them public school teachers – beseeched the board members to re-open their schools for in-person instruction. They pointed to the science and data – which argues powerfully against the school closure strategy pursued by the district – and ...

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