May 14, 2008

The city of Anaheim, Calif., is reviewing plans to expand its 1.6 million-square-foot convention center, according to the OC Register. The addition will include 200,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, a new hotel and 1,500 parking spaces, to be open in late 2012. The plans will be presented by three different developers and considered during a public meeting this week.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health reported last week that several attendees fell ill with a norovirus while working at the JavaOne Conference at the Moscone Center on April 30. News reports estimate that approximately 70 people, mostly Moscone staff members, were sickened by the highly contagious but short-lasting virus, which causes stomach-flu-like symptoms. The SFDPH is working with the center to disinfect the building. Upcoming events at the center are expected to proceed as scheduled.