Business and Tourism

March 2 Grand Opening For New Homes Near Packing District

From Olson Homes: Olson Homes is making way for new homes in Anaheim at their upcoming Grand Opening event! District Walk will be debuting two beautiful model homes on Saturday, March 2nd We’ll be celebrating in style with frozen treats, eats, and drinks from a few local vendors from the Anaheim Packing District. Guests are invited to have a snack ...

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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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Sixth Graders Earn Disneyland Park Tickets for Mentoring Younger Students

Sixth-grade students at Sunkist Elementary School in Anaheim provided technology, reading, and math peer tutoring services on a weekly basis to help younger students as part of Disneyland Resort’s Happiest Class on Earth program. Launched in 2016, the 10-year program recognizes Anaheim sixth-grade students with theme park tickets to Disneyland Resort when they complete projects that enrich their school or ...

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More On Agreement Between Sheraton Park, UNITE-HERE Local 11

Last week, UNITE-HERE Local 11 announced it agreed to a contract with the Sheraton Park Hotel. The agreement boosts members pay over the next few years, while also augmenting employer support for pensions and health care. Local 11 – which represents housekeepers, front desk clerks, cooks, and dishwashers – had been picketing the hotel for weeks – culminating in a ...

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Downtown Disney Grows With Opening of Ballast Point

From the Disneyland Resort: The popular San Diego-based craft brewer, Ballast Point Brewing Company, opened the first-ever brewery in the Downtown Disney District on Jan. 16. The restaurant features more than 50 styles of beer across 100 taps, and a delicious menu of Southern California favorites. The opening of Ballast Point is the latest of several new and revamped restaurants, ...

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Disneyland Resort Sponsors Anaheim’s First Ramped Playground for Children with Disabilities

From the Disneyland Resort: On Jan. 26, more than 300 volunteers from the Disneyland Resort, city of Anaheim, Anaheim Family YMCA and the community joined KaBOOM! to build a playground with accessible play features for children with disabilities in just six hours at Barton Park in Anaheim. The new playground is the 11th Disney-sponsored KaBOOM! playground in Anaheim, and Anaheim’s ...

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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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