Business and Tourism

BREAKING: Judge Dismisses OCCORD Lawsuit Against GardenWalk Hotels Agreement

UPDATED with reaction from City of Anaheim Superior Court Judge David McEachen has dismissed the OCCORD lawsuit against the City of Anaheim’s economic assistance agreement with the GardenWalk Hotels project. The left-wing advocacy group has been represented in this suit by liberal litigator Cory Briggs (who is also CATER’s partner-in-litigation against the Anaheim Convention Center expansion). Judge McEachen ruling clears ...

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Disney Buys Carousel Inn & Suites: 131-Room Property Across Street From Theme Park’s Main Gate

Disney has purchased the 131-room Carousel Inn & Suites for $32 million; the hotel is located directly across Harbor Boulevard from the theme park’s main gate. From the OC Register: Disney, through a limited-liability corporation, Carousel Holdings EAT, purchased the 131-room Carousel Inn & Suites on 1530 S. Harbor Blvd. from Good Hope International. Messages to Good Hope representatives for ...

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CATER’s Comrade Cory Briggs Loses Again

Cory Briggs – the left-wing San  Diego litigator who works with local gadfly group CATER to fling monkey wrenches into economic development initiatives – has suffered another court room loss. At least, a tentative loss. The OTMD is funded by self-assessing hotels and promotes business and leisure travel in Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga. Brigg’s front group, the Inland Oversight Committee ...

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Excavators Power Groundbreaking Ceremony for Anaheim Convention Center Expansion

Ground was broken today on the seventh Anaheim Convention Center expansion when Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring hit the air horn and a pair of power excavators went to town on the soon-to-be-demolished surface parking area while the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” blared from the loudspeakers:   ACC Executive Director Tom Morton presided over the ceremonies, attended by Mayor ...

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Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Groundbreaking on April 21

The official groundbreaking for the Anaheim Convention Center Expansion – the seventh such expansion — will take place on Tuesday, April 21. Ground. This expansion promises to add more meeting space, more economic impact, more jobs. WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 11 a.m. WHAT: Seventh expansion to the LEED-certified Anaheim Convention Center, adding an additional 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space ...

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Faces of Tourism: Natural Products Expo West Gives Back

Natural Products Expo West partnered with Second Harvest food bank after the March 2015 trade show. More than 83,000 pounds of food donated by vendors produced 69,200 meals to feed local Anaheim and Orange County residents in need. This video is the latest installment of the Faces of Tourism video series – revealing meaningful real-life stories of individuals, families and ...

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WonderCon Going To Los Angeles For 2016

On the sad news front: It was announced at the close of WonderCon that the increasingly popular comics and sci-fi convention will be moving to the Los Angeles Convention Center for 2016. WonderCon has only signed a one-year contract, so it premature to assume the show will not return to Anaheim, where is has been since 2012. I contacted Anaheim/OC ...

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Former Skeptic Now Thinks Anaheim Could Host Comic-Con

My friend Dan Chmielewski, owner of a technology PR firm and proprietor of TheLiberalOC.com, has been skeptical that Anaheim could handle Comic-Con – which has been in San Diego for 40 years and which the Anaheim/OC Visitor and Convention Bureau is actively wooing. After attending WonderCon (Comic-Con’s smaller sister show) in Anaheim this past weekend Dan has changed his mind: ...

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#Wondercon Returns To Anaheim April 3-5!

A tsunami of sci-fi, movie and comic fans and cosplay enthusiasts returns to Anaheim for the annual Wondercon, running at the Anaheim Convention Center Friday, April 3 through Sunday April 5. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event – the younger sibling of San Diego’s Comic-Con that began in 1987 in Oakland as “The Wonderful World ...

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