Author Archives: Editorial Staff

Veteran With Successful Luxury Properties Track Record To Be General Manager Of Planned Westin Anaheim Resort

Wincome Group has announced the appointment of Carmine Iommazzo as the General Manager for The Westin Anaheim Resort, the under construction four-diamond hotel expected to open in late 2019. In this new role, Iommazzo will oversee all aspects of the luxurious new hotel, including its 613 stylish guestrooms, 101 suites, three restaurants, two bars including a rooftop lounge, and more ...

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Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey Endorses Travis Allen for Governor

From the Travis Allen for Governor campaign: Travis Allen Announces Endorsement From Taxpayer Advocate BOE Chairwoman Diane Harkey Today, the Travis Allen for Governor campaign announced the endorsement of taxpayer advocate and Board of Equalization Chairwoman Diane Harkey. “Travis Allen has long record of fighting to help taxpayers keep Sacramento politicians out of their pockets.  As Governor he will ensure ...

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

[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

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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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