Disneyland Hotel remains closed. Here are the best hotel options near Disneyland to try instead.

While Disneyland will only be open to California residents when it reopens April 30, the park opening its doors is an occasion that, for many, warrants a visit complete with a hotel stay. While the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel are closed indefinitely, Disney’s Grand Californian will reopen April 29. Here’s everything we know about staying at a Disney hotel for the Disneyland reopening and what’s going on with the hotels in Anaheim near Disneyland.

It doesn’t get more convenient than the Grand Californian Hotel, the only one of Disneyland’s three hotels to open for the park’s

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Study: Cedar Rapids could attract visitors with white-water course and recreation options on river

The Cedar River flows Tuesday at the 5-in-1 Dam in downtown Cedar Rapid. Recommendations from a River Recreation Feasibility and Impact Study include modifying the dam to create white-water and flat-water channels. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Boaters, paddlers and spectators from around the state and potentially the region may eventually enjoy an ambitious slate of recreational amenities in the Cedar River through the 5-in-1 Dam below Interstate 380.

The city is exploring a $14.6 million project to modify the dam to offer white-water and flat-water features in separate channels, with complementary amenities such as zip lining and an

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Sandy Springs Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee wants recreation options to match minority interests

Concerned that city activities may not reflect local diversity, the Recreation subcommittee of the Sandy Springs Diversity and Inclusion Task Force intends to survey residents about how they want to play.

Desmond Curry, who heads the committee, expressed concern at its first virtual meeting on March 30 that sports activities that he said are preferred by some minority communities, such as basketball, get much less support than tennis and lacrosse. 

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“The more ethnic sports, I feel like we don’t have a lot of opportunities for people,” he said.

The Sandy Springs Diversity and Inclusion

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Newsroom – American Introduces More Quarantine-Free Travel and Pre-Flight COVID-19 Testing Options

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is further streamlining and helping customers travel with confidence when they are ready to fly. Through collaboration with airport authorities in Italy and coronavirus (COVID-19) testing partner GoHealth Urgent Care, American is leading the way in safe travel.

  • Airline opens quarantine-free travel on flights from New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) and Rome (FCO).
  • Customers from several U.S. states, including the airline’s hubs in Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT), and New York City (JFK), will have convenient access to preflight testing through GoHealth Urgent Care.

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is further

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Corps of Engineers exploring commercial options for Cook Recreation Area, drawing concern from neighbors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Officials with the Corps of Engineers are exploring options to lease Cook Recreation Area, something that’s caused concerns with neighbors and people who have enjoyed the park for decades.

The park sits on the east bank of Percy Priest Lake and offers picnic areas, walking trails and boat ramps.

Anderson Clark has been enjoying Cook Recreation Area for years.

“It’s been a very special place for me,” Clark said. “I have seen this area become a paradise for people who want to get away from the congestion of the areas around the lake and come out

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