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March 1, 1986 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
Labor talks between the Disneyland Hotel and union officials broke off Friday as a midnight strike deadline passed, but a walkout by 1,200 workers still was not imminent. "We have not called a strike yet," union president David L. Shultz said. "We're going to begin picketing at noon. . . . We think me might get it done without taking people off their work if we annoy them enough."
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March 24, 2013 | By Katrina Woznicki
Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools. Many Southern California hotels have cerulean gems that allow you to escape from it all without traveling too far or breaking the bank. Seeking pools outside Los Angeles? We have some destinations that may surprise you, but first, perch-worthy pools close to home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1996
A state prison parolee died after he jumped or fell from the 14th floor of the Disneyland Hotel, police said Sunday. The body of David Daigle, 23, who had been released from a halfway house June 30, was discovered shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said Daigle, of Anaheim, was not a guest of the hotel and had apparently climbed over several balconies at the hotel. No suicide note was discovered.
NEWS
September 26, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Legoland fans may pick among three different room themes -- kingdom, adventure or pirate -- when the hotel at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad opens in May. For those who want to be first in line, packages on sale now feature stays that come with four park-hopper passes and breakfast too. The deal: The Legoland Hotel sounds modest by mega-resort standards; it has just 250 rooms, according to the website. (By comparison, the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim has more than 950 rooms.)
BUSINESS
January 27, 1999 | E. Scott Reckard
A Peter Pan-themed face lift at the Disneyland Hotel will include a 148-seat restaurant called Hook's Pointe & Wine Cellar, the Anaheim hotel announced Tuesday. Hook's Pointe replaces the Shipyard Inn, a seafood restaurant that faced out on the hotel's central marina area. That area is being replaced with an elaborate swimming pool themed to Disney's animated version of the children's tale featuring the villainous Captain Hook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
Anaheim will use the Disneyland Hotel as the site for a pilot project that will determine how tourism affects the city's water supply and how to best encourage visitors to conserve water. City utility department officials say tourist lodgings consume a lot of water, which could be a particularly acute problem in Anaheim, where there are about 18,000 guest rooms in hotels and motels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1988
Coming from a time when such a dress code as Disneyland's was accepted in all business, I find no difficulty with it and, if I were not handicapped in a manner that keeps me from working, I would love to have one of those jobs for senior citizens that Disneyland offers. It would open up my horizons tremendously. There is also need to talk about the dress code in the context of modern standards. Disneyland is not a run-of-the-mill commercial venture. It is show business, and its employees are the cast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1986 | TED APPEL, Times Staff Writer
A meeting between management of the Disneyland Hotel and the union representing 1,200 hotel employees failed to resolve a 7 1/2-month-old contract dispute, union and management sources said Friday. Representatives on both sides said that another meeting between the union local's president, David Shultz, and the hotel's chief negotiator, Ric Morris, will take place on Tuesday, if necessary. "Nothing was accomplished," said Steven A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2010 | By Amy Senk, Times Community Newspapers
Richard S. Stevens, who had leadership roles with the Disneyland Hotel, Queen Mary and Balboa Bay Club during a wide-ranging business career, has died. He was 80. Stevens died Oct. 14 in his sleep at his Newport Beach home, said his wife, Joan. He worked more than 20 years for Wrather Corp. As president of Wrather Hotels, which included the Disneyland Hotel, he developed a plan for the company to lease the Queen Mary in Long Beach as a tourist attraction and display with it the Spruce Goose seaplane built by Howard Hughes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988
Do you mean to tell me that the Disneyland Hotel, which fired bartender Mike Farrington for wearing a beard and mustache, has a bar? A bar in which whiskey and gin are sold? Surely "to project a wholesome image," this must be a dairy or fruit juice bar--not one in which our nation's most abused chemical is served. MICHAEL A. LeBUTT Irvine
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Montage Beverly Hills and the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Truckee are the newest California hotels to score five diamonds in the 2012 AAA Awards , the Auto Club's top honor bestowed to just 126 of the more than 31,000 hotels reviewed this year in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In all, 19 California hotels past and present are on the five-diamond list for 2012. The Aria Sky Suites in Las Vegas , Mandarin Oriental Miami and the St. Regis Houston also are among the newcomers to receive the top ranking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2011 | Steve Lopez
In the basements of the Disneyland and Paradise Pier hotels in Anaheim, big flat-screen monitors hang from the walls in rooms where uniformed crews do laundry. The monitors are like scoreboards, with employees' work speeds compared to one another. Workers are listed by name, so their colleagues can see who is quickest at loading pillow cases, sheets and other items into a laundry machine. It should come as no surprise that at the happiest place on Earth, not all the employees are smiling.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2011 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Walt Disney Co. shareholders returned Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs to the entertainment company's board of directors, despite questions raised about whether his health would hamper his ability to serve. Jobs was reelected along with 12 other directors. The shareholders also rejected a proposal that would have ended the practice of allowing Disney's board to administer a retest to determine whether senior executives qualify to receive stock bonuses. Unite Here, the union that represents about 2,100 hotel workers at Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks, put forth the proposal, maintaining that the second eligibility test increases the likelihood that top Disney executives would receive their awards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2010 | By Amy Senk, Times Community Newspapers
Richard S. Stevens, who had leadership roles with the Disneyland Hotel, Queen Mary and Balboa Bay Club during a wide-ranging business career, has died. He was 80. Stevens died Oct. 14 in his sleep at his Newport Beach home, said his wife, Joan. He worked more than 20 years for Wrather Corp. As president of Wrather Hotels, which included the Disneyland Hotel, he developed a plan for the company to lease the Queen Mary in Long Beach as a tourist attraction and display with it the Spruce Goose seaplane built by Howard Hughes.
OPINION
November 16, 2009
Re "For many ill with the flu, staying home is no option," Nov. 13 Ah, the joys of the "let the marketplace take care of itself" school of government. About 22 million Americans are suffering with the H1N1 virus, and one-third of the nation's workers don't have paid sick days. In other words, the sick must come to work or lose pay and be disciplined. Thus we have a nice "How to Spread the Flu 101" program in place. Of course, we would not want any government regulation inhibiting the spread of this deadly disease.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2009 | Hugo Martin
The president of the Disneyland Resorts in Anaheim, the first African American to oversee the theme park, announced his retirement Monday. Ed Grier, 54, started his 28-year Disney career as a senior auditor. From 2004 to 2006, he was executive director of the Disney attractions in Tokyo. In 2006, he took over as head of the Anaheim operations. Grier oversees a workforce of 20,000 employees at the 506-acre resort, which includes Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure Park, the Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Paradise Pier Hotel and Downtown Disney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1985 | Roxana Kopetman \f7
Unable to reach a settlement, 16 maintenance and landscape workers expect to continue picketing against the Disneyland Hotel through the weekend, a union official said Friday. Joe Lara, of the 5,000-member Laborers and Hod Carriers Union Local 652, said other local members would join the strikers in eight-hour shifts on the picket line this weekend. The picket lines, set up at the hotel at 1150 W. Cerritos Ave.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Disneyland Hotel officials have confirmed plans for a major expansion that would add as many as 500 rooms and a new convention center to the 30-year-old facility, boosting its size by nearly 50% at a cost estimated at up to $50 million. The expansion, which has been under study for more than a year, would make the hotel one of the largest in the state. As part of the project, Wrather Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2007
Regarding the Glutton's list of theme restaurant meals (Nov. 15), you forgot to mention breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel. Where else can you feast on all the bacon you can eat while having your picture taken with favorite Disney characters? Cindy Mediavilla Culver City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2004 | Claire Luna and Mai Tran, Times Staff Writers
A Los Angeles County woman faces charges of running a brothel in a budget motel across the street from Disneyland after three immigrants told police they were smuggled into the country and forced into prostitution. The women, police said Thursday, were lured from Mexico with promises of house cleaning jobs in fancy neighborhoods and then threatened with retaliation if they didn't become prostitutes. Maria De La Luz Menjivar, 43, of Wilmington was arrested Feb.
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