Author Archives: Editorial Staff

OC Register: Does Disney Pay Its Fair Share? Yes.

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[This OC Register editorial was published October 15, 2017] A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times published a hit piece on Disneyland predicated on a misguided question: Is Disney paying its fair share in Anaheim? While the story raises some provocative questions about deals made between Disneyland and the city, the article had a seemingly predetermined narrative. Given Disneyland ...

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Council District 6: Trevor O’Neill Holding Two Campaign Fundraisers

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Businessman Trevor O’Neil, a Republican, is holding two campaign fundraisers next week to raise money for his candidacy for Anaheim City Council from District 6 – a campaign kick-off event on October 16 and the other on October 23. Headlining the kick-off event will be Assemblyman Steven Choi and Trustee Andrea Yamasaki, who represents Area 6 (Anaheim Hills) on the ...

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Former Mayor Tom Daly Rebuts LA Times On Disney and Anaheim

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Assemblyman and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly penned this letter to the LA Times, criticizing the newspaper’s slanted articles on the relationship between Anaheim and Disneyland. It was published on October 1: Your readers were not provided a balanced perspective on the relationship between the city of Anaheim and Walt Disney Co. I was interviewed about my years as mayor, ...

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271,396 Reminders Why Spitzer Is Unfit To Be District Attorney

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[Editorial reposted from OC Daily] “Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash!” — James Tolkan berating Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” One could apply that classic movie line to Supervisor Todd Spitzer – except that his ego is writing checks that the taxpayers have to pay for – $271,396 in the past few weeks. $121,396 of that was a check from ...

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Anaheim Mayor: Sidhu Unveils 3-Point Plan; Announces $207,000 In Fundraising

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From the Harry Sidhu for Mayor campaign: Longtime Orange County business owner and former Anaheim City Council Member Harry Sidhu is strongly positioned in his Mayoral campaign after his significant September 27th kickoff fundraiser which garnered over $207,000 in contributions and commitments. Nearly 100 prominent community, business, and government leaders attended the event featuring guest speakers State Senator Janet Nguyen, ...

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Anaheim Leaders Break Ground On New 4-Diamond Westin Hotel In Resort District

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Today, Anaheim community leaders, local government officials and tourism and business partners gathered at the site of the former Anabella Hotel in Anaheim to break ground on the 7-story, 613-room Westin Anaheim Resort, the newest four-diamond hotel in Anaheim and the first non-Disney luxury hotel in the City. The $245-million project will add new options to the area to accommodate ...

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An Open Letter From An Anaheim Resident On Homeless Crisis

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An Anaheim resident who requested anonymity asked Anaheim Blog to publish this open letter: Please Urge City Council to Address the Homeless Issue During Tuesday’s Council Meeting! Hello – Items 20 and 22 on Tuesday Night’s City Council Meeting agenda directly address our concerns about the Homeless Issues in District 5. We need your help to communicate to City Council ...

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Anaheim’s OC Fest of Ales: September 16 in Downtown Anaheim

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Anaheim’s OC Fest of Ales is back on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Fest of Ales is back! Features include a home brew competition, unlimited craft beer tastes, unlimited gourmet food tastings, and one lucky brewery will be awarded the Mayor’s Trophy. Partial proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the non-profit organizations, The Anaheim Fall Festival and ...

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Prop. 47: The Reality of Crime Statistics

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From Robert Sass, Vice President of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Recently, an editorial writer and columnist took me to task for stating that crime has increased since the 2014 passage of Prop 47. In a sloppy mishmash of statistics and time periods, proving once again the Mark Twain adage that “figures don’t lie but liars figure,” the columnist wrote I was ...

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Ways To Beat The Heat This Weekend In Anaheim

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From the City of Anaheim: ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2017) — All of Anaheim has been sweating this week, and we’re set to see a peak in the heat Friday with some relief over the holiday weekend. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to keep cool in Anaheim. Take a swim at Pearson Park Pool, with free open swim hours ...

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