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Anaheim May Buy Red-Tagged Covered Wagon Motel As Part Of Beach Boulevard Improvement

Tomorrow night, the Anaheim City Council will vote on a $6.6 million proposal to purchase the red-tagged Covered Wagon Motel on Beach Boulevard as part of its ongoing efforts to revitalize the troubled corridor and West Anaheim in general. The city intends to re-develop the property as a mixed-use development. The squalid, 70-room motel was shut down by city officials ...

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Newsom Signs Bill Making It Legal To Loiter To Engage In Prostitution

Cleaning up Beach Boulevard is going to get harder, thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this week, making it legal to loiter in order to solicit or engage in prostitution. Actually soliciting or engaging in prostitution remains illegal for now, but law enforcement is being deprived of a valuable tool in combating the street prostitution that ...

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City Officials Shut Down Crime-Infested Motel In West Anaheim

A squalid West Anaheim motel that was a locus of human trafficking, prostitution, illegal drug use, and criminality has been shut down by city authorities, who described conditions at the Covered Wagon Motel as “inhumane” and “deplorable.” A team of about 20 city officials descended on the Covered Wagon on March 29. The officials came from various city departments: Planning ...

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Anaheim To Launch Intensive Campaign To Clean Up Beach Blvd. In January 2022

In January of 2022, the City of Anaheim will launch an ambitious, comprehensive campaign to revitalize it’s section of Beach Boulevard in West Anaheim, which runs from Lincoln Avenue south to Ball Road. City staff presented to the city council during a public workshop on Tuesday. There will be an immediate focus on proactive code enforcement and crime prevention, paralleling ...

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Anaheim City Council To Hold “Rebuild Beach” Workshop Tomorrow

Beach Boulevard’s journey has been long and varied: from the epitome of booming post-war Orange County, dotted with Googie architecture motor lodges, before entering a long-slide into seediness and decay. If rhetoric alone could deliver economic development and urban renewal, Beach Boulevard would have been cleaned up long ago. West Anaheim residents have heard years of promises by city officials ...

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Mayor Sidhu: Our New Council Focused On Coronavirus, Economy

We have just come through a test — and triumph — of our local democracy. As coronavirus challenged voting this year, Orange County’s democracy emerged stronger, with a smooth election and nearly 90% turnout, the highest in half a century. In Anaheim, Orange County’s largest and most prominent city, voters sent a clear message of support for our city’s ongoing ...

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Pro-Growth, Pro-Law Enforcement Candidates Sweep Anaheim City Council Elections

The Anaheim City Council elections were swept by candidates supportive of economic development, law enforcement, neighborhood investment and re-opening the local economy. Council seats in Districts 1, 4 and 5 were on the ballot. In Districts 1 and 5, incumbents Denise Barnes and Steve Faessel, respectively, were seeking re-election to a second four-year term.  District 4 was open, as term ...

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