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JW Marriott Hotel At GardenWalk Celebrates “Topping Off” Construction Milestone

The JW Marriott Anaheim hotel project at the GardenWalk celebrated a significant construction milestone last week with a “topping off” party for the project’s construction workers and general contracting team. “Topping Off” is what it sounds like: the point at which the general contractor is done going vertical. The 12-story luxury hotel hit that mark last week, and the project ...

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Orange County Sets Tourism Record of 50+ Million Visitors in 2018

From the Orange County Visitors Association: The Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) today announced that Orange County welcomed a record-breaking 50.16 million visitors in 2018 according to a preliminary report on visitation. This tremendous milestone brought with it impressive visitor spending of more than $13 billion county-wide. The 50+ million visitor achievement reflects a 1.6% increase in visitation over 2017 ...

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Anaheim Visitors Spent $9 Billion Throughout Orange County In 2018

Visit Anaheim, the destination organization for Anaheim, today announced its sixth consecutive record-breaking year for both spending and visitation in 2018. According to preliminary reports, the landmark year welcomed 24.4 million visitors to the Southern California city and visitor spend topped the charts at $9 billion across Orange County (Source: CIC Research, Inc.).  Visitor expenditures cascades across a variety of ...

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Echoes Of Anaheim In Amazon’s Escape From New York

Last week, Amazon walked away from a nearly $3 billion package in state and local tax incentives to build a sought after HQ2 in New York City – in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. The agreement, announced last Fall, would have brought 25,000 good paying jobs to the area and generated an estimated $27 billion in tax revenues. ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11’s Stunt Threatens Orange County Workers

This opinion article was originally published in the Orange County Register on January 25, 2019 By Reuben Franco and Kris Murray A small faction of radical left-wing unionists has been working over the past decade to establish their political dominance in Orange County. They refuse to engage in constructive dialog and regularly put their own political interests ahead of others, including ...

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UNITE-HERE, Sheraton Park Hotel Reach Contract Agreement

The Sheraton Park Hotel and the UNITE-HERE Local 11 have reportedly reached agreement on a contract. The previous agreement between the hotel and the militantly leftist union expired at the end of November 2018, and Local 11 members – primarily housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers and front-desk agents  – had been working without a contract. Although the terms haven’t been made public, ...

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Moreno: Breaking The Law OK For Me, Not For Thee

As previously reported, last Thursday District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and 20 union and left-wing activists illegally shut down the intersection of Katella Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. They were arrested by Anaheim police for loitering, cuffed and transported to a mobile command unit deployed for the purpose of booking Moreno and the other participants in the carefully choreographed “civil ...

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Councilman Moreno Arrested For Joining Illegal Union Protest Action

Last night, Councilman Jose F. Moreno joined militant UNITE-HERE Local 11 protesters in closing down the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue in the heart of the Anaheim Resort – leading to Anaheim police arresting Moreno and 20 other union and left-wing political activists in a carefully staged act of political theater. The entire episode represented “a significant drain ...

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How UNITE-HERE Stages Choreographed “Arrests” – Explained

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is organizing a protest this evening with the intent of disrupting the opening day of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. This carefully scripted protest will climax with the staged arrest of dozen or so people, including left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno. “Staged” does not mean fake: the arrests will be real but they will ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11: Anaheim’s Economic Wrecking Ball

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show is the single biggest show that comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. This year, 115,000 people will attend the show next week (January 24-27), which has a hugely positive economic impact on Anaheim’s economy – estimated at $100 million for this year’s show. NAMM has held in Anaheim for decades, and is ...

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