October 26, 2022
Chamber News
Registrar of Voters Speaks to Chamber Government Affairs Committee
With the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 8, Orange County Registrar of Voters Bob Page came to speak to the Anaheim Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee on Friday, October 21. Page, who grew up in OC, became OC Registrar of Voters in March, taking over from 17-year OC Registrar Neal Kelley. Page worked for the County of San Bernardino for 21 years, including serving as their Registrar of Voters and as Chief of Staff to two County Supervisors: one Republican and one Democrat. He was also a reporter with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin before joining the County.

Page discussed OC voter registration data, including age, party, and language. He told the committee about OC and Anaheim voter turnout trends, voter turnout over multiple elections, voter turnout in different areas, and voter turnout by party. He shared information on vote centers, drop-off locations, drop boxes, and pop-up voting events. Page described community outreach efforts, including 75 events in the primary, postcards to voters, the County Voter Information Guide, and toolkits in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese. He spoke of voter preferences in voting methods, with vote-by-mail, ballot drop boxes, and vote centers, as well as when vote-by-mail ballots are returned.

Page also discussed the massive number of items on the ballot, necessitating 543 unique ballots in Orange County due to 186 candidate contests and 20 local ballot measures. There are 3 county supervisors’ seats, 73 city offices, and 63 school and special district offices. On all OC voters’ ballots are the top two runoff elections for federal and state offices and one Superior Court Judge race, as well as State Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and 7 statewide ballot measures. In Anaheim, all voters will vote on Mayor and Measure J (Transient Occupancy Tax update). Depending on where in Anaheim voters live, there are three City Council districts (2, 3, and 6), two County Board of Supervisor districts (2 and 4), 10 school district offices, and 1 special district office.

Discussing voting options, Page noted OC would have 181 vote centers, including 17 in Anaheim, 2 of which will be open for 11 days. OC has 121 ballot drop boxes, including 12 in Anaheim. There will also be 5 pop-up voting events. He also shared extensive information on his office’s work on ballot security and discussed how he had referred suspicious cases to the District Attorney during the Primary Election.
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Southern California Unemployment at 4%, Lowest in 33 Months
Southern California’s job market remains tight despite the Federal Reserve’s attempt to cool the national economy with steep interest-rate hikes. Low unemployment means hiring challenges for businesses. September had 7.9 million Southern Californias at work — up 328,900 in 12 months but still 7,300 below pre-pandemic February 2020.
The Anaheim Halloween Parade returns Saturday, October 29th, at 7 pm. The parade will start this year at City Hall and proceed west via Center Street and Broadway.
Anaheim Dia De Los Muertos - A Night of Community and Culture
Anaheim’s Dia De Los Muertos - A Night of Community and Culture is scheduled to take place Friday, October 28, from 5:00 to 9:30 PM at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center Street.

Anaheim’s Dia De Los Muertos event is a cultural and community showcase that provides youth and local community groups with an opportunity to create and build altars on site as a tribute and remembrance of loved ones that have passed on.

New this year, Anaheim Community Services will host a community altar for those interested in bringing a picture and placing it on this altar for the night. In addition, they will string colorful ribbons with the names of those being honored on their live "tree of life."
Member News
Congratulations to Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout
on Their 2022 Hank Aaron Award Nominations!
The Hank Aaron Award is an honor that recognizes the most outstanding regular season offensive performer in each League. Each Club nominates players to be considered for the Hank Aaron Award. A panel of MLB.com writers determined eight finalists for each league from the list of Club nominees.

Fans have the opportunity to cast their vote on who should receive this distinguished award by voting for a winner in each the American League and National League through MLB.com/aaron. Submit your pick now before voting ends tomorrow at 8:59pm PT!
Brewery X of Anaheim Wins at the Great American Beer Challenge
Brewery X of Anaheim took third place with its Slap & Tumble West Coast double India pale ale.

The winners were announced on October 7, amid the Great American Beer Festival, which attracted 40,000 people at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver the same weekend. More than 2,100 breweries participated, and judges evaluated 9,904 beers.
Congratulations, Brewery X!
It’s Ducks Season
What to Eat at the Game
If you want customary arena food at an Anaheim Ducks game, you can get it at Honda Center. But if you want sushi, salmon, or barbecue, the arena’s culinary team is prepared to supply it.

“We try to make sure we cover our bases with our guests, so if you’re in the mood for a hot dog and beer, we’ve got you covered,” said Roman Zavala, operations director for food and beverage services.

Anaheim Hills Festival Shopping Center
Hosts FREE Halloween Night Event
Spooky season is here! Anaheim Hills Festival invites the community to its annual Halloween Spooktacular event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 31st. Children will enjoy trick-or-treating at participating stores and restaurants center-wide during the event. Face painting, balloon twisting, and Halloween-themed photo opportunities will also be available. This event is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required.
Visit Anaheim
Spooky Season Treats at the Anaheim Packing House
Pop Bar
Ready for fall festivities, eerie eats, and spooky sips!? Witching hours, orange and black, an excuse to walk in someone else's shoes and pumpkin spice - The Anaheim Packing House businesses announce their Spooky treats.
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