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Driver backs into Anaheim hotel, injuring 3, authorities say

Anaheim police are searching for the driver of an SUV who backed into three people at the Anaheim Lodge on Thursday afternoon.

The man purposely drove a white Lexus SUV into the hotel on South Beach Boulevard around 4:30 p.m., targeting one of three people injured in the collision, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

In addition to two people outside, the impact also struck the hotel clerk, who was in the office on the other side of the wall.

The clerk’s wife, Dipa Ahir, who works in the hotel kitchen, came running when she heard the commotion. She saw her husband lying the ground and a woman pinned against the wall.

“[It was] really scary,” Ahir said. “I can’t explain. I can’t imagine this kind of [thing] happened.”

Her husband was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, chest injuries and some scratches on his hand, Ahir said. Carringer confirmed that all three victims were taken to the hospital.

He called the incident an assault with a deadly weapon.

“A hit-and-run would be an accident. The action of the crash would be not intentional,” Carringer said. “This was intentional.”

The relationship between the driver and those who were struck was not immediately clear, nor was a motive in the attack, authorities said. Ahir said neither she nor her husband had seen the driver or his vehicle.

Workers temporarily patched up the hotel’s stucco wall Thursday afternoon, Ahir said, and will finish repairing it soon. Carringer said the building was not structurally damaged.

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Judge backs downtown San Jose hotel project preservationists seek to block

SAN JOSE — The development of a downtown San Jose hotel next to the historic Hotel De Anza was approved legally by city officials, according to a judge who signaled he has decided to rule against preservations who had sought to block the project.



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At the center of the litigation is a proposed project to develop a hotel tower at 8 Almaden Blvd. adjacent to West Santa Clara Street and the Hotel De Anza. It is expected to be a Moxy hotel.

Preservation Action Council in February 2020 filed litigation seeking to block the hotel project, partly on grounds that San Jose city officials had failed to properly prepare and circulate an environmental impact report and that development of the new hotel highrise would crimp the historic aesthetics of the Hotel De Anza.

The group, which is also attempting to block the development of a game-changing tech campus at CityView Plaza just down the street, had argued that the city didn’t properly assess the environmental impacts of the hotel highrise.

The preservation council claimed that the city’s approval ran afoul of the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sunil Kulkarni disagreed with the preservationists and took the city’s side in the matter.

The judge stated in his tentative order that he had decided to deny the preservation group’s request that San Jose re-do its approval process for the hotel.

If built, the 19-story hotel would have 272 rooms and feature a rooftop restaurant, lounge, and gathering area. It would be several stories taller than the Hotel De Anza. The development site is a parking lot at present.

“The court tentatively denies the petition,” Judge Kulkarni wrote in a Nov. 3 decision. The judge said both the city and the Preservation Action Council could file further briefs with the court prior to a final decision.



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Judge backs downtown San Jose hotel project

SAN JOSE — The development of a downtown San Jose hotel next to the historic Hotel De Anza was approved legally by city officials, stated a judge who signaled he has decided to rule against preservations who had sought to block the project.

At the center of the litigation is a proposed project to develop a hotel tower expected to be a Moxy hotel that would sprout at 8 Almaden Blvd. adjacent to West Santa Clara Street and the Hotel De Anza.

Preservation Action Council in February 2020 filed litigation seeking to block the hotel project, partly on grounds that San Jose city officials had failed to properly prepare and circulate an environmental impact report and that development of the new hotel highrise would crimp the historic aesthetics of the Hotel De Anza.

The group, which is also attempting to block the development of a game-changing tech campus at CityView Plaza just down the street, had argued that the city didn’t properly assess the environmental impacts of the hotel highrise.

The preservation council claimed that the city’s approval ran afoul of the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sunil Kulkarni disagreed with the preservationists and took the city’s side in the matter.

The judge stated in his tentative order that he had decided to deny the preservation group’s request that San Jose re-do its approval process for the hotel.

If built, the 19-story would have 272 rooms and feature a rooftop restaurant, lounge, and gathering area. it would be several stories taller than the Hotel De Anza.

“The court tentatively denies the petition,” Judge Kulkarni wrote in a Nov. 3 decision. The judge said both the city and the Preservation Action Council could file further briefs with the court prior to a final decision.

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    Downtown San Jose hotel tower with 272 rooms at the corner of North Almaden Boulevard and West Santa Clara Street, with the Hotel De Anza visible to the right, concept. The development of a downtown San Jose hotel next to the historic Hotel De Anza was approved legally by city officials, stated a judge who signaled he has decided to rule against preservations who had sought to block the project.

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    Rooftop restaurant in a 19-story downtown San Jose hotel that would contain 272 rooms at the corner of North Almaden Boulevard and West Santa Clara Street, concept. The development of a downtown San Jose hotel next to the historic Hotel De Anza was approved legally by city officials, stated a judge who signaled he has decided to rule against preservations who had sought to block the project.

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    Street-level entrance of a 272-room, 19-story hotel in downtown San Jose, with a portion of the Hotel De Anza visible to the right, concept. The development of a downtown San Jose hotel next to the historic Hotel De Anza was approved legally by city officials, stated a judge who

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