Tag Archives: Anaheim

Disney Half Marathon will prompt temporary road closures in Anaheim


Disney half marathon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact:  Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 cell

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN ANAHEIM AUG. 31-SEPT. 1

Annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend brings thousands of visitors to Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2013) The 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will take place in Anaheim Aug. 31-Sept. 1, and thousands of new visitors and familiar friends will be in town to participate in the family-friendly weekend as part of the runDisney event series.  Over the course of the race weekend Anaheim residents may see additional runners along City streets in preparation for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon races. Continue reading

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Former Disney machinist now faces sex crime charges for assaulting fourth victim


Bryan William Anast

Orange County District Attorney  Press Release

For Immediate Release,  Case # 13WF0931: August 29, 2013

FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK WORKER PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES AGAINST THREE YOUNG GIRLS FACES NEW CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FOURTH MINOR FEMALE VICTIM

*OCDA is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) filed new charges against a former amusement park worker for sexually assaulting a fourth minor female victim with new additional charges for the sexual assault of Jane Doe #1. The defendant was previously charged with sexually assaulting Jane Doe #1, a female relative, Jane Doe #2, the 7-year-old daughter of a family friend, and Jane Doe #3, another female relative. Bryan William Anast, 45, Corona was charged yesterday, Aug. 28, 2013, with five felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, one felony count of forcible lewd act on a child under 14, one felony count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and one felony count of producing child pornography. Continue reading

Man who molested girls at Disneyland and Knott’s to be re-committed as an SVP


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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release, Case # M-12143: August 21, 2013

CHILD MOLESTER WHO MOLESTED TWO GIRLS TO BE RE-COMMITTED AS SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR

SANTA ANA – A child molester will be re-committed to a state mental hospital as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) after a unanimous jury found today that the offender is a continued threat to children and the community. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) filed a petition to have Carlos Dominguez, 65, committed as an SVP based on his prior convictions of sexual assaults against a 10-year-old female family relative and a 10-year-old daughter of a family friend. Continue reading

2013 D23 Expo has sold out on Saturday


2013 D23 Expo has sold out on Saturday

Due to the enormous popularity of the D23 Expo, the event is sold out for Saturday, August 10, 2013; however, tickets are still available for Friday, August 9 and Sunday, August 11. Continue reading

D23 Expo coming to Anaheim from August 9-11


D23 EXPO—THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT—RETURNS TO ANAHEIM, ONCE AGAIN BRINGING ALL THE MAGICAL WORLDS OF DISNEY UNDER ONE ROOF FROM AUGUST 9–11, 2013

BURBANK, Calif. – All the magic and excitement of the past, present and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents an all-new D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 9-11, 2013. Continue reading

Star Wars Celebration coming to Anaheim in 2015


Star Wars Celebration

At the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe’s closing ceremonies this weekend, Lucasfilm officially announced the details of its next official convention: Star Wars Celebration 2015 will be held in Anaheim, California, from April 16-19, 2015. Timed with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, this promises to be a Star Wars Celebration like no other.

The move to Anaheim makes perfect sense because the Convention Center is all but attached to Disneyland. It’s also the site of the D23 Expo. Being that Disney now owns Lucasfilm, it would be surprising to see these events anywhere but Anaheim and Orlando when they take place in the U.S., according to IFilm. Continue reading

Former Disney machinist faces an additional charge of molesting a 7-year old girl


Bryan William Anast

Orange County District Attorney, Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13WF1859: July 2, 2013

FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK WORKER PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES AGAINST YOUNG GIRL RELATIVE FACES ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 7-YEAR-OLD FAMILY FRIEND

*The OCDA is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims

WESTMINSTER– Additional charges have been filed against a man for sexually assaulting the 7-year-old daughter of a family friend. The defendant was previously charged with sexually assaulting a female child relative. Bryan William Anast, 45, Corona, was charged today for Jane Doe #2 with two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement for sex crimes against multiple victims. He was previously charged for Jane Doe #1 with three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and three felony counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14. Anast is also charged with one felony count of possession and control of child pornography. If convicted on all counts, he now faces a maximum sentence of 78 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail and is expected to be arraigned on the new charges today, July 2, 2013, in Department W-1, West Justice Center, Westminster. The time is to be determined. Continue reading