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Anaheim Tops List of Most-Sought After Venues In Nation

Anaheim topped a list of most sought-after event destinations, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal: Anaheim and Newport Beach were among the most-sought U.S. cities for events in the past year, according to a list released by a McLean, Va.-based online database of meetings venues. Anaheim was up seven spots to No. 25 and Newport Beach ...

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The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy: “A Little Door In The Wall”

The Saturday Night Foodies blog posted a positive and comprehensive review of the atmosphere, service and drink offerings at The Blind Rabbit, the cool speakeasy on the bottom floor of the new Anaheim Packing District. My wife and I have hit The Blind Rabbit ourselves more than once, and each time are impressed by the drinks, the food and the ...

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Location, Location, Location: Proximity to Disneyland A Boon To Franchises

The OC Register published an article a couple of days ago reporting that – no surprise – that the top-performing stores in various franchises are located by Disneyland: The Cold Stone Creamery outside Disneyland’s gates, at roughly 600 square feet, is smaller than most of the chain’s locations. But don’t let that deceive you. As many as 400 customers, including ...

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Anaheim Brewery’s “Anaheim 1888” Wins Silver Medal At Statewide Competition

From the Anaheim Brewery Blog: Anaheim 1888, our flagship beer, won a Silver Medal at the 2014 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewing Competition. This competition is limited to beers brewed in the State of California. Greg Gerovac, one of the brewers and owners, says “We are thrilled that our flagship beer placed so high among such outstanding competition.” Over ...

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April 2 At Anaheim Brewery: United Pale Ale Tapping

The unifying power of beer will be in evidence tomorrow at the Anaheim Brewery. From the Anaheim Brewery Blog: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to tap Unite Pale Ale, the result of International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day! You can feel good about each pint of Unite Pale Ale, since a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Pink ...

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Who Is Heywood Sanders?

Who is Heywood Sanders? He occupied a starring role as one of two experts in the Voice of OC extremely skeptical coverage of the Anaheim Convention Center expansion; and it was largely on Sanders’ views that Mayor Tom Tait based his opposition to the proposed expansion project. It’s quickly apparent from a Google search that Sanders, a professor of public ...

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Anaheim Host to Even More Disney Fans Than Usual This Weekend

As the home of Disneyland, Anaheim is ground zero for tens of thousand of Disney fans on a daily basis. That population will spike by 45,000 this weekend as the D23 Expo comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. From the OC Register: It’s the third biennial D23 Expo, the official Disney fan club’s get-together, at the Anaheim Convention Center, running ...

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ART’s “Angels Express” Bus Popular With the Fans

Anaheim Resort Transportation’s “Angels Express” bus is popular with fans of the team, according to this Orange County Register article: More than 3,700 baseball fans have boarded the Angels Express bus for roundtrips so far this season, according to the head of Anaheim Resort Transportation. The free shuttle launched service for the first time in April, offering roundtrip rides from ...

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50th Anaheim Art Association Gallery This Week at GardenWalk

The 50th Anaheim Art Association‘s gallery runs this week through Saturday, at the GardenWalk  in — where else? — Anaheim. The gallery hours are Noon-8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. From the OC Register: The Anaheim Art Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the annual gallery, which runs through Saturday. ...

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A Reader Deconstructs VOC’s “Blame Disney” Article on ARC

Last month, the Voice of OC ran an article on the Anaheim Rapid Connection project that basically made the argument that the whole reason for building ARC is to help Disney but Disney isn’t being asked to pay for it. I thought it was a silly argument, which strikes me as akin to condemning economic activity and the automobile companies ...

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