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10 Hotel Water Parks Your Kids Will LOVE

Oyster | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel

We scoured the country for hotels that have on-site water parks that are fun for both little splashers and thrill-seeking teens. From Wisconsin to New York to Tennessee, there's a waterslide -- or surf simulator -- with your family's name on it.

Electoral System Accused Of Diluting Latino Vote May Be On The Way Out

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Anaheim voters will decide in November whether to keep an electoral system that many say has discriminated against the city’s Latino majority. A...

Anaheim Hopes To Settle Suit Over Alleged Latino Exclusion

Los Angeles Times | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices

Anaheim is in talks to settle a lawsuit filed by the ACLU accusing the city of effectively excluding Latinos from holding political office and violati...

Italian Chef and CNN Hero Bruno Serato Feeds 500 Kids Per Day

Clarissa Burt | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

It was in the "Napa Valley of Northern Italy" that Chef Bruno Serato's parents bought a humble little mom and pop Italian restaurant, and it was then that the then 14-year-old discovered his love of cooking.

Disney's D23 Expo: Richard M. Sherman & Alan Menken - Together Again... For the First Time!

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

Disney's D23 Expo, which is taking place August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, offers visitors an immersive weekend into every aspect of The Walt Disney Company.

Varrati at VidCon: One Year Later

Michael Varrati | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Michael Varrati

Over a year ago, I wrote an article that publicly revealed to the world that I have a teensy little obsession with YouTube.

Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Pens First Book - "Dream It! Do It!"

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

Whether you are a Disney fan like myself (sometimes we are called Disney Nerds) or just enjoy the various forms of entertainment Disney has to offer in many cases you can thank a Disney Imagineer. What is an Imagineer you may ask?

Anaheim's Changes Not Enough

The Los Angeles Times | Paloma Esquivel | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

It began with violence: Anaheim police firing beanbags and a police dog breaking loose and lunging into a crowd of men, women and children, some of wh...

America's Best Theme Parks

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whizzing around on a roller coaster, splashing down a rushing water slide, noshing on cotton candy and hot dogs -- the theme park might be as quintess...

Anaheim Mothers Make Plea For Their Dead Sons

Orance County Register | Art Marroquin | Posted 03.14.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTA ANA – A pair of mothers led a small demonstration on Tuesday demanding a resolution to the Orange County District Attorney's Office's ongoing ...

Millsaps and Canard Battle to the Finish at Anaheim

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 03.13.2013 | Sports
Bayo Olukotun

There are some seasons that open with a bang (hunting season comes to mind), and others that are nothing more than a bunt. For the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opener at Angel's Stadium in Anaheim, CA, fans were treated to a deafening bang.

One Ring

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Lawrence D. Elliott

The story of what happened the night the family returned home from the hospital after Grandpa Joe's death is quite amazing.

Time for a Revolution

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The only appropriate government response to mass shootings seems to be thoughts and prayers, combined with more prayers and thoughts. And the government's official response to bankers kicking families out of their homes so they could buy a newer Bentley was to not press any charges.

City Council Candidate Accused Of Using Latino Name For Political Gain

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.23.2012 | Latino Voices

The name is Steven, Steven Chavez Lodge -- or is it? A recent lawsuit filed by political blogger Cynthia Ward alleges that Lodge, a retired policeman ...

Community in the Crosshairs

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The recent, ongoing community uproar in Anaheim, CA over two police slayings of Latino males in one weekend -- and the subsequent police reaction to that outrage -- illustrates the terrifying ineffectiveness of a militarized approach to conflict.

NYT Photos Don't Do Justice to Police Presence at Anaheim Protests

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Media
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

A picture is worth a thousand words is often used as short hand for the power of an image to convey information and elicit emotion. But a snap shot in time can distort reality and mislead, as is the case of the NYT's photo of police in formation in Anaheim.

Terror in Anaheim

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Michelle Chen

It started when police shot an unarmed man while chasing him down an alley. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear, but we know the young man's name: Manuel Angel Diaz, 25. He was pronounced dead that night at a local hospital.

Janell Ross

WATCH: Police Shootings, Riots Expose Town's Fault Lines | Janell Ross | Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Manuel Diaz lay in the grass outside an Anaheim, Calif., apartment building last weekend, face-down and twitching with a police bullet in the back of ...

Tips For Saving Money At Disney Parks

Shermans Travel | Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We know what you're thinking: Between hotels, park passes, meals and souvenirs, a Disney vacation could put a significant dent in your budget.

Romance Writers and the 50 Shades of Happy Endings

Elise Sax | Posted 09.21.2012 | Books
Elise Sax

Romance writers are supportive of each other. They are the Sisterhood of the Traveling Laptops, quick to lend a hand or writing tip to an up-and-coming author. They jump at the chance to encourage their colleagues. They are also fans.

4.1 Earthquake Rocks Orange County

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Southern California has been shaken by a small earthquake centered in Orange County. A preliminary report from the U.S. G...

Should the Bay Area Be Concerned That WonderCon Is Foresaking Frisco for Anaheim?

Jim Hill | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's the rumor that makes the rounds every summer. That Comic-Con is soon going to abandon San Diego for some other convention-friendly city like Las ...

DA: Suspect In Calif. Homeless Killings Stalked Victims

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 01.17.2012 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old Iraq War veteran charged with the stabbing deaths of four homeless men in a rampage that terrorized Southern ...

Marine Veteran Expected To Face Charges For California Killing Spree

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 03.18.2012 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Iraq War veteran would carefully stalk each of his victims from among the thousands of homeless living in Southern Calif...

Police Detain Man Amid Hunt For Serial Killer Of Homeless Men

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 03.15.2012 | Crime

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Investigators are "extremely confident" a man in custody is responsible for all four recent killings of homeless men in Orange...