Author Archives: Editorial Staff

Modern Times’ Leisuretown Is OC’s First Brewery With A Swanky Pool

From the Anaheim Packing District: Eager Orange County craft beer enthusiasts are elated as Modern Times, the San Diego famed brewery, plunges into the heart of Anaheim. Modern Times, CFO, Chris Sarette, proudly describes the latest 33,000-square-foot Modern Times luxury island paradise, which opened on July 28, 2020. “After four years of construction and restoration, we’re thrilled to open Leisuretown ...

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October 2020 Opening Planned For Westin Anaheim Resort

The Westin Anaheim Resort, located next to the Anaheim Convention Center on the site of the old Ana Bella Hotel, is now scheduled for an October 2020 grand opening, delayed a few months by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new 4-Diamond property will feature seven restaurants, including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Puesto, offering authentic Mexican ...

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Council Selects Buena Park’s James Vanderpool As New City Manager

From the City of Anaheim: Anaheim’s City Council has selected James Vanderpool, city manager of Buena Park, as Anaheim’s next city manager. The City Council on Tuesday voted to appoint Vanderpool as city manager, pending an employment agreement. An employment agreement could come before the Council in August, and Vanderpool could join Anaheim in early September. Vanderpool has served as ...

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Anaheim Convention Center Becomes First Convention Center on the West Coast to Receive GBAC Accreditation

Last week, the Anaheim Convention Center became the first convention center on the West Coast to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. As one of the first facilities in the U.S. to be certified in outbreak and infectious diseases preparation and response, the Anaheim Convention Center is on the forefront of creating an approved healthy and safe ...

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District 1 Candidate Ryan Balius Marking Independence Day Distributing 6,000 American Flags July 3-4

Ryan Balius, who is running for Anaheim City Council from District 1, will celebrate 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by providing American flags to more than 6,000 residences in the district. “The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays because it brings family and friends together to celebrate our country, reflect on the ...

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COVID Update: Bars, Indoor Dining Ordered Closed For At Least 3 Weeks

From the City of Anaheim: Orange County and the state of California are out with new restrictions for restaurants, bars and other businesses here in Anaheim and across the county and state. Most involve shutting down indoor service while allowing service outdoors, where the risk of coronavirus spread is lower. The exception is for businesses that solely serve alcohol, which ...

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COVID-19: Anaheim Offers Loans for Struggling Small Businesses

From the City of Anaheim: Anaheim small businesses struggling with the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis can apply for a loan of up to $10,000 from the city of Anaheim to help retain employees, create jobs or meet day-to-day operating expenses. The Small-Business Microloan program is open to Anaheim small businesses with five or fewer employees. About 100 small ...

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Budget Commissioner Avelino Valencia Running for City Council From District 4

From the Avelino Valencia for City Council 2020 campaign: BUDGET COMMISSION CHAIR AVELINO VALENCIA ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL Anaheim, CA – Avelino Valencia stepped forward today to announce his campaign for Anaheim City Council. An Anaheim native and Chair of the city’s Budget, Investment, and Technology Commission, Valencia is running to represent the 4th Council District, currently held ...

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City Working To Expand COVID-19 Testing In Anaheim

From the City of Anaheim: We are working to expand testing in Anaheim as we gradually reopen under California’s guidelines. Right now, AltaMed is providing screening and testing in line with California public health guidelines, which prioritize those with symptoms, recent exposure, first responders and other essential workers. AltaMed’s screening is open to the public after a telephone consultation available ...

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