Coronavirus

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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CVS Adds A Third Free COVID Testing Site In Anaheim

CVS is expanding the number of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites, adding 200 last week to 1,400 testing sites nation-wide. Among those added last week was a drive-thru testing site at 1676 W. Katella Avenue (the corner of Katella and Euclid). The other CVS free testing sites are located at 510 S. Beach Boulevard (across Beach from West Anaheim Medical ...

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COVID, Anaheim & The Voice of OC: Creating Controversy While Omitting Context

It’s always curious when a media outlet creates a news story when there’s so much real news to report on. Case in point: yesterday’s Voice of OC article on COVID-19 in Anaheim and Santa Ana. Reporter Spencer Custodio tried to inflate what are basically stylistic differences between Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Santa Ana Miguel Pulido into substantive policy differences, ...

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Disneyland Resort Delays Theme Parks Re-Opening Due To Delay State Issuing Guidelines

The Disneyland Resort announced it is delaying the planned July 17 re-opening of its Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, citing the State of California decision against issuing reopening guidelines prior to July 4.  Cast members who wanted to return to work, as well as guests who looked forward to visiting the parks, will have to wait longer. “We ...

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New State Order Requiring Face Masks In Most Public Settings

State public health officials today issued updated guidelines requiring the public to wear face masks or coverings in most instances when they leave their homes. In a statement issued by the California Department of Health, Governor Gavin Newsom explained why he is issuing this order: “Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “They are critical ...

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Councilman Jose Moreno Wants To Impose More Taxes In Anaheim

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno is taking advantage of the state-imposed economic shutdown and the legalized cannabis business discussion to beat the drum for more taxes in Anaheim: taxes on telecom, ticket taxes on the Disneyland Resort, the Angels and the Honda Center. Is anyone really surprised? At a Zoom townhall he hosted on May 11, Moreno signaled his ...

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DPOC Chair Briceno’s Shutdown Cheerleading At Odds With UNITE-HERE Members Desire To Work

Under the chairmanship of Ada Briceno, the Democratic Party of Orange County is unequivocally the Party of Shutdown. Regardless of how arbitrary Governor Newsom’s edicts may be, Briceno and the DPOC are backing the shutdown of businesses, parks, beaches, et al, to the hilt. For example, the DPOC attacks as “hyper-partisan” efforts by local elected officials for re-open beaches and ...

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Anaheim Eviction Moratorium Extended Through June 2020

At its May 12 meeting, the Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 to extend until June 30, 2020 the eviction moratorium it had unanimously adopted on March 24. The moratorium, which covers both residential and commercial tenants, was set to expire at the end of this month. The vote was 5-2, with Mayor Harry Sidhu, Mayor Pro Steve Faessel and Councilmembers ...

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