Government & Politics

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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California, Florida: Different COVID Strategies, Same Results

A recent article in Britain’s Daily Mail underscores the failure of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economically devastating lockdowns as a strategy for combating COVID-19: Since the first cases of coronavirus were identified in the U.S., California and Florida have stood out for taking very different approaches to the crisis. Over the course of the last year, California Gov Gavin Newsom has ordered businesses such as bars and ...

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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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Q & A On Othena, The County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Platform

Othena Q+A from the OC Health Care Agency: What is Othena? The Othena.com site is where interested individuals can register for vaccinations and schedule appointments. To continue their journey with a richer experience, individuals can then download the free Othena app on their smartphones. The app can remind individuals of their appointment day, allow them to reschedule, scan a quick ...

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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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Disneyland To Host First COVID Vaccination “Super Pod” Center in OC

From the County of Orange: In a vital step to help battle the spread of COVID-19, the County of Orange has established the first large Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super ...

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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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