Government & Politics

District 1 Candidate Ryan Balius Marking Independence Day Distributing 6,000 American Flags July 3-4

Ryan Balius, who is running for Anaheim City Council from District 1, will celebrate 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by providing American flags to more than 6,000 residences in the district. “The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays because it brings family and friends together to celebrate our country, reflect on the ...

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District 1: Councilmember Denise Barnes Switches From Republican to Democrat

When she campaigned for Anaheim City Council from District 1 in 2016, Denise Barnes was a Republican. She sought and received the endorsement of the conservative, pro-life Anaheim Republican Assembly. She unsuccessfully sought the endorsement of the Republican Party of Orange County. Since then, Barnes has drifted steadily left-ward: supporting rent control, calling for new taxes, standing and clapping at ...

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Avelino Valencia Gets OC Democratic Party Endorsement For District 4

The Avelino Valencia for Anaheim City Council campaign announced the Democratic Party of Orange County has endorsed his candidacy for the District 4 council seat in the November 2020 election. District 4 is currently represented by Councilwoman Lucille Kring, who is termed out. “Our campaign received overwhelming support to secure a big endorsement. Now it’s official — the Democratic Party ...

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COVID Update: Bars, Indoor Dining Ordered Closed For At Least 3 Weeks

From the City of Anaheim: Orange County and the state of California are out with new restrictions for restaurants, bars and other businesses here in Anaheim and across the county and state. Most involve shutting down indoor service while allowing service outdoors, where the risk of coronavirus spread is lower. The exception is for businesses that solely serve alcohol, which ...

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CVS Adds A Third Free COVID Testing Site In Anaheim

CVS is expanding the number of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites, adding 200 last week to 1,400 testing sites nation-wide. Among those added last week was a drive-thru testing site at 1676 W. Katella Avenue (the corner of Katella and Euclid). The other CVS free testing sites are located at 510 S. Beach Boulevard (across Beach from West Anaheim Medical ...

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COVID, Anaheim & The Voice of OC: Creating Controversy While Omitting Context

It’s always curious when a media outlet creates a news story when there’s so much real news to report on. Case in point: yesterday’s Voice of OC article on COVID-19 in Anaheim and Santa Ana. Reporter Spencer Custodio tried to inflate what are basically stylistic differences between Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Santa Ana Miguel Pulido into substantive policy differences, ...

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Building Trades Back Re-Opening, Call Disney “Industry Leader” In Providing Safe Work Environment

Yesterday, the Los Angles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council sent a letter to Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu to “set the record straight” regarding claims by certain Resort unions about how Disney has engaged with its bargaining units over plans – now postponed – to re-open the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks on July 17. The Building Trades Council ...

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Ducks Owners Unveil Plans To Develop $3 Billion “ocVIBE!” Entertainment District Around Honda Center

The Samueli family, owners of the Anaheim Ducks, yesterday announced plans for ocV!BE: a $3 billion, 115-acre, mixed-use, live entertainment development planned for completion in 2024. The ambitious project will create an estimated 13,000 construction jobs and 3,300 permanent jobs. It will also generate $2 billion in one-time economic impact and $400 million in annual recurring economic impact. The project ...

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Disneyland Resort Delays Theme Parks Re-Opening Due To Delay State Issuing Guidelines

The Disneyland Resort announced it is delaying the planned July 17 re-opening of its Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, citing the State of California decision against issuing reopening guidelines prior to July 4.  Cast members who wanted to return to work, as well as guests who looked forward to visiting the parks, will have to wait longer. “We ...

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