Honda Center

City Council Unanimously Approves $4 Billion ocV!BE Project To Transform 100-acres Around Honda Center

On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to approve ocV!BE, an ambitious $4 billion development project by the owners of the Anaheim Ducks to transform the 100-acre area around the Honda Center with new entertainment, dining, residential, officce, hospitality, and lifestyle amenities. OcV!BE is an initiative of Henry and Susan Samueli, the longtime owners of the Anaheim Ducks and ...

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Where Do Anaheim Candidates Stand On Hotel Worker Union’s $25 Minimum Wage Initiative?

UNITE-HERE Local 11, the militant hospitality workers union, is circulating an initiative to impose a series of costly labor rules – including a $25 an hour minimum wage – on Anaheim hotels and event venues. Buried in the initiative is language exempting hotels and event centers from these mandates if they agree to unionize. Obviously, the numerous Garden Grove hotels ...

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Planning Commission Unanimously Approves ocV!BE Mixed Entertainment-Housing-Office-Retail District At Honda Center

On Monday, the Anaheim Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the ocV!BE project – an ambitious, 95-acre sports/entertainment/dining/residential/office mixed development project proposed by Henry and Susan Samueli that will transform the space surrounding the Honda Center. The Samueli’s own the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and Anaheim Arena Management, the entity that manages the city-owned Honda Center arena.  The Samueli’s purchased ...

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State Auditor Report Misses The Mark On Anaheim

The State Auditor recently published a report claiming 12 cities – including Anaheim – are at “high risk” in terms of their municipal finances and economic future. While the State Auditor merits respectful consideration, it’s difficult to credit the alarm vis-à-vis Anaheim. The Voice of OC presented the state’s finding uncritically, when even a cursory examination of the facts undermines ...

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Mayor Sidhu to Give State of the City Address On Wednesday, July 14

The traditional Anaheim State of the City address returns this Wednesday, July 14, after a two-year hiatus. Mayor Harry Sidhu headline the annual civic ritual to provide an update on where the city is and where it is headed. Last year’s State of the City event was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions imposed by the state. Mayor Sidhu’s address ...

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Sidhu: Hope Returns To Anaheim As California Reopens

[Originally published in the OC Register on April 18, 2021] Anaheim is back. Disneyland, a place of joy and inspiration for all Californians, is about to reopen after more than a year. Fans are back in the stands cheering on Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Anaheim Ducks are closing out their season with fans ...

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Ducks Owners Unveil Plans To Develop $3 Billion “ocVIBE!” Entertainment District Around Honda Center

The Samueli family, owners of the Anaheim Ducks, yesterday announced plans for ocV!BE: a $3 billion, 115-acre, mixed-use, live entertainment development planned for completion in 2024. The ambitious project will create an estimated 13,000 construction jobs and 3,300 permanent jobs. It will also generate $2 billion in one-time economic impact and $400 million in annual recurring economic impact. The project ...

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COVID-19 Anaheim Ducks Will Pay All Part-Time Staff Through June 30

  From Anaheim Arena Management: Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Gulls Owners Henry and Susan Samueli today informed part-time employees of their sports and event management companies that all 2,100 part-time staff members will be paid for current or future rescheduled, postponed or canceled events through June 30. This includes all programs and events at Honda Center as well as ...

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COVID-19: Anaheim Ducks Owners To Pay Honda Center Staff During Shut Down

Henry and Susan Samueli, the owners of the Anaheim Ducks and Anaheim Arena Management – which operates the city-owned Honda Center – will pay both full and part-time workers their regular wages for the duration of the event postponements created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Hockey League announced last week it is suspending the 2019-2020 season until further notice. ...

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