Tag Archive for Anaheim

OC’s Motel Residents

The New York Times has a front page story on the huge numbers of families impacted by the sour Bush economic practices now forced into living in area motels in Cotsa Mesa and Anaheim. Photo, courtesy of NY Times: It’s a heartbreaking read, especially when you get to the part where school children taunt kids…

Disneyland to Sin City Express? Again, Jindal Didn’t Let Facts Get in His Way.

Why can’t our media in Southern California be more like this? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal leveled a colorful if well-worn zinger at Democrats and at Las Vegas on Tuesday in the nationally broadcast Republican response to the president’s address to Congress. Jindal repeated a favorite Republican explanation for why they voted en masse against President…

Pain in the TOT

Declines in hotel occupancy and visitors to the Disney Resort may make a projected increase in Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues zero out.  The visitors generating the TOT also drop sales tax revenue in the city.  Declining sales tax revenues directly impact the general fund.   The FY 2008/09 budget (completed in July 2008) forecast an…

Cheer for a Day Helps Bring Woe for a Year

The OCR has reported that Anaheim has paid for its Rose parade float with Convention Center funds meant to promote tourism to the tune of $150,000*. Is this really responsible stewardship when your city is facing a budget loss of millions? As a former candidate, I must say that it’s pretty irresponsible for such a…

WDYT: Bullet Train to Sin City?

Can you imagine a train that can take you from Anaheim to Las Vegas in under 90 minutes? Believe it or not, there’s a plan to make it happen. In fact, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R) will soon come to Sacramento to discuss with Arnold the Governator on how to make it happen. Both Governors…

Roof Collapses at North OC ROP

Anaheim, CA–A portion of the roof at the North OCROP, located on Loara in Anaheim, collapsed due to the rain this morning. Early reports say that five were injured, none seriously. The area which collapsed effected the section where medical assistant classes are held. Students were evacuated to the Ganahl Lumber facility across the street. More details…