Business and Tourism

Sanders’ Minimum Wage Hypocrisy Takes Center Stage

The controversy stemming from Bernie Sanders’ labor dispute with the union representing his campaign field organizers had laid bare the hypocrisy of his attacks on business, especially his fixation on Disney. A centerpiece of Sanders presidential campaign has been his call for more than doubling the federal minimum wage – from $7.25 to $15 an hour.  “There’s nothing “extreme” about ...

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Main Street Electrical Parade Returns For Limited August-September Run

Beginning on August 2 the instantly recognizable notes of the iconic “Baroque Hoedown” will waft through Disneyland as the classic Main Street Electrical Parade returns to the Disneyland Resort for an engagement scheduled of nightly performances through September 30. The Electrical Parade has been an institution at Disneyland since it debuted in 1972, and has been enjoyed by generations of ...

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VidCon Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary At Anaheim Convention Center

VidCon – the annual gathering of social media platforms, influencers, brands, industry execs and boat loads of fans – is back at the Anaheim Convention Center today through Sunday, celebrating its 10th anniversary. VidCon’s tremendous growth and influence has paralled that of the social media universe itself, and it has called the Anaheim Convention Center its home since its inception. ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Fast-Track West Anaheim Revitalization Project

I am excited to announce long-awaited economic development plans for West Anaheim! The time has come to move development forward. At our June 18 City Council meeting, I will direct staff to agendize the necessary approvals to move forward in order to have plans before the Council by our July 30 meeting. When I campaigned for Mayor, too many West ...

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UPDATE: Moreno & Rest of “Anaheim 21” Enter Not Guilty Pleas On Two Misdemeanor Counts

On May 20, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and other members of the so-called “Anaheim 21” collectively entered “not guilty” pleas on two misdemeanor counts stemming from a union “action” that brought traffic to a standstill and required a massive deployment of police resources. All 21 defendants are represented by the same lawyer, criminal defense attorney Fred Thiagarajah. This ...

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Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge: Biggest Event In Disneyland History Since Park’s 1955 Opening

It’s fair to say the Friday opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be the single biggest event in Disneyland history since Walt Disney opened the park on July 17, 1955. Disney has invested $1 billion in the 14-acre expansion land – the largest single park expansion in Disneyland’s history. “Galaxy’s Edge” has been lovingly and intensely crafted by Imagineers ...

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Disneyland Resort Announces $10 Million Child Care Program For Cast Members

Yesterday, the Disneyland Resort announced is it committing $10 million annually child care program for qualifying full- and part-time cast members with children 12 and under. “Making quality childcare more accessible and affordable is the latest addition to a growing package of innovative programs that reflect our ongoing commitment to expand opportunities and improve the lives of our Cast Members,” ...

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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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