City-Subsidized Hotel Resort in Garden Grove Moves Forward

Plans for a 769-room, three hotel resort in Garden Grove will move forward after the City Council approved a development agreement that hands over a 5.18-acre property to the developer for $852,571 in fees. The city also will pay up to $250,000 in improvements to the site and give the developer tax subsidies worth at least $17.6 million.  

Fullerton Police Chief to Take Job at Disneyland

Dan Hughes, who was promoted to chief to clean up the police department following the 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas, will retire from the department next month and become an executive overseeing security at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim.

Will Anaheim’s Luxury Hotel Subsidies Work?

Proponents of Anaheim’s $550-million subsidy program for luxury hotels say it is a win-win-win for businesses, labor and city residents. But some industry experts question whether this rosy picture will pan out.