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Anaheim Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 27, 2012, Anaheim, California AN EDITION OF tni < (iirvrv REGISTER ANAHEIM BULLETIN Futuristic FOUNTAIN Coca-Cola Freestyle's state-of-the-art dispensing technology is popping up all over Orange County. THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012 OCREGISTER.COM/ANAHEIM BY ERIC CARPENTER AND DOUGLAS MORINO ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Just about every work day around 3 p.m., Elli Catalanos takes a break from her job at Disney’s administrative headquarters in Anaheim to get a little “dessert.” Not a cookie or a piece of cake. Instead, she heads straight for a bright-red machine near the cash registers at an employee cafe called The Eat Ticket. She touches a screen of buttons and out comes her dessert - a 20-ounce mix of Diet Mr. Pibb and Vanilla Diet Coke. “Nobody el.se sells diet Mr. I’ibb," Catalanos .said. “And I can get it right here at work.” The drink comes from an interactive beverage dispenser the size of a home refrigerator painted in a glossy coat of red, calling out to diners with a drink and flavor choices from 12 Coca-Cola Soda brands estimated number of fountains across Orange County SEE COLA* PAGE 4 KEVIN LARA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Jason Bertado of Orange uses the touch-screen menu of the new Coca-Cola dispensing machine at Wfngstop Sports in Orange. Disneyland adds 10K to race weekend BY SARAH TULLY ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ANAHEIM • Runners for the first time can sign up for a lOK race that will go through both Disney parks. The company is adding the Disneyland lOK to its slate of events for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, traditionally held over Labor Day weekend. The lOK race will be Aug. 31 through Disneyland, Disney (’al-ifornia Adventure and city streets. The route has yet to be finalized. Rt*gistration begins Jan. 22. This is the first lOK race at any Disney park; putting on long-distance races has become a thriving division of the company, run-Disney. Nationwide, the lOK di.s-tance - 6.2 miles ~ is the third most-popular race length, behind 6Ks and half-marathons. Hotel tax could aid aging neighborhoods MINDY SCHAUER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Cindy Lynch of San DIago Is the first-place female finisher In the 2012 Disneyland Half Marathon in Anaheim. “Now, run Disney’s got all the distances covered,” .said Hob Hitchcock, a runDisney spoke.s-man. On Labor Day weekend, runners will be able to leceive a medal the Dumbo Double Dai e - by running in tht' lOK on Sat- urday and the half-marathon on Sunday. About 23,000 people participated in last year’s Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Disney has estimati'd that the weekend brings S20 million to $30 million to the area. ERIC CARPENTER ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Mayor Tom Tail is calling for a portion of tlu‘ city’s hotel-bed tax to be .set aside spt'cifieally to help improve some of Anaheim's aging neighborhoods. Tait watits a neighborhood improvement fund established that could use Tilt some tax reve nues to upgrade neighborhoods through additional gralTiti removal, street repaving and increased community policing. Several council members have called for a similar idea. Tail sug- t gested that the improvement fund be included in discussions about the city’s 2013-14 budget. “1 know the residents of West Anaheim ha\ e specifically called for more attention to issues that they uniquely face in maintaining a belter quality of life,” Tait said. “And there are other neighborhoods that - with a little more attention - can provide a safer, more livable environment for the residents.” Newly elected Councilwoman Lucille Kring said she supported the idea; she campaigned this year on a pledge to spend 1 per-(ient of the so-called I'ransient Occupancy Tax on community SEE TAX* PAGE 3
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