Author Archives: Editorial Staff

Q & A On Othena, The County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Platform

Othena Q+A from the OC Health Care Agency: What is Othena? The Othena.com site is where interested individuals can register for vaccinations and schedule appointments. To continue their journey with a richer experience, individuals can then download the free Othena app on their smartphones. The app can remind individuals of their appointment day, allow them to reschedule, scan a quick ...

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Disneyland To Host First COVID Vaccination “Super Pod” Center in OC

From the County of Orange: In a vital step to help battle the spread of COVID-19, the County of Orange has established the first large Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super ...

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State Launches $500 Million COVID-19 Relief Grant Fund For Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the creation of a $500 million COVID-19 Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Funds will be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of ...

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OC Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Newsom Shutdown Orders

OC Sheriff Don Barnes issued the following statement on December 5, 2020, in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest shutdown order: 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us in many ways.  The pandemic, civil unrest, and fires have affected us all. Governor Newsom announced new stay-at-home orders for much of California, including Orange County.  The ever-changing nature ...

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Gov. Newsom: New Stay-at-Home Order Mandate Based on ICU Capacity

California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a new regional stay-at-home order that triggers business shutdowns and limits on people’s movement based on hospital ICU capacity by regions. Here is a summary of pending restrictions and closures: • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds • Indoor recreational facilities • Hair salons and barbershops • Personal care services • Museums, zoos, and aquariums • Movie ...

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State Announces Assistance for COVID-Impacted Businesses, Including Tax Relief & $500 Million in Grants

California is providing tax relief during the pandemic. Billions in immediate, temporary tax relief will support businesses impacted by COVID-19, including an automatic three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax, interest-free payment agreements to larger companies with up to $5 million in sales tax and expanded interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by ...

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The Anaheim Hotel Supports Wildfire Evacuees With Special Hotel Rate

To support friends and neighbors affected by the wildfires in the surrounding community, The Anaheim Hotel, a Wincome Hospitality owned and managed property, is providing special fire distressed hotel room rates of $89/night with parking for a minimum two-night stay in an executive room with two queen beds.  Guests are welcome to book online or call the hotel at 714-772-5900. ...

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Charter Schools: “Why I’m Driving My Kids From Pasadena to Orange to Go to School”

[Editor: this was originally published by the California Policy Center on  October7. The Orange County Classical Academy was approved last year by the Orange Unified School District, which included Anaheim Hills.] Why I’m Driving my Kids from Pasadena to Orange to go to School By Michael Davis This school year, my family will be joining the throng of Southern Californians ...

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