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District 2 Update From Councilman Jordan Brandman

From District 2 Councilman Jordan Brandman: Investing in our children In April, we invested in our youth by giving them endless amounts of opportunities. I was proud to be involved in the Snap the Gap launch and the Dreamers & Doers Luminary Scholarship Awards. The Snap the Gap program launched at West Anaheim’s very own Walt Disney School. LittleBits, Disney, ...

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Bernie Sanders’ Disney-Bashing Misses The Mark

Disney is a favorite pinata for leftist politicians – be they local or national. Last week, Bernie Sanders was once again whacking Disney – although he’s not really at it “again” since attacking successful companies that create opportunity and wealth for millions of Americans is his life mission. Last week, Sanders tweeted this:   What would be truly heroic is ...

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Avengers’ Universe Unites with $4 Million Contribution to Support Children in Anaheim/Garden Grove

From the Disneyland Resort: Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim and Garden Grove were treated to a surprise visit from several of the “Avengers: Endgame” cast, and a day at Disneyland Resort. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jermey Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson distributed “Avengers: Endgame” toys and products donated by LEGO Group, Hasbro, ...

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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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Disneyland Resort Contributes $5 Million To Local Affordable Housing Fund

A planned 102-unit affordable housing apartment complex in near the Anaheim Resort will be the beneficiary of a $5 million contribution by the Disneyland Resort to the Orange County Housing Trust. The donation was announced last week and is the down payment on an effort to revitalize the OC Housing Trust as a catalyst for affordable housing construction, guided by ...

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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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Anaheim Hilton, UNITE-HERE Reach Agreement; Falls Short Of Union’s $25 Hourly Wage Goal

The Anaheim Hilton last week settled with UNITE-HERE Local 11, which had been picketing the hotel off and on for weeks as part of its regional action against dozens of LA and OC hotels demanding a minimum wage of $25. The militantly left-wing union represents housekeepers, front desk clerks, cooks, and dishwashers. The agreement falls short of Local 11’s goal and ...

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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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Boudin Baker Pursues New Career Path with Disney’s Free Tuition Program

From the Disneyland Resort: Baker Laurel Ehrichs enjoys working closely with the bread-making equipment at Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure Park because of her interest in machinery. In fact, she often works with the Resort’s Facilities team, when they inspect the equipment to ensure it is running smoothly. So, when Laurel learned about Disney Aspire, Disney’s education investment ...

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