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City to Honor First Vietnamese Judge

Untitled.jpgRecently-retired Orange County Superior Court Judge John Nho Trong Nguyen, the first Vietnamese-American judge in Orange County, will be honored by the Garden Grove City Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Garden Grove Salutes Veterans Day

Banner 2.jpgBanner 1.jpgIn honor of Veterans Day, the City of Garden Grove will unveil 52 service banners, saluting veterans and current active duty personnel. The full-color tribute banners will be hung from lampposts in the Civic Center area, on Euclid Street and Garden Grove Boulevard.

50 Tons of Frozen Fun at Winterfest

2011 Winterfest 201.JPGThe Garden Grove Community Services Department presents its annual Winterfest celebration, which includes 50 tons of snow for sledding and play! The frost-filled event will take place at Atlantis Play Center on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Center is located at 13630 Atlantis Way, behind Garden Grove Park.

Free Flu Shots at Senior Center

download.jpgOn Thursday, November 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the City’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center will offer free flu shots on a first-come/first-serve basis, until supplies run out. Shots will be administered at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, B Room, at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Quantities of the flu vaccine are based on the available supply provided by the State of California.

Second Annual Speaker Series

Quang Pham Speaker_0.jpgThe Vietnam War Museum of America Foundation (VWMAF) kicks off the second annual 3-part Speaker Series by featuring Quang Pham, an award-winning author, United States Marine and Vietnamese refugee. Pham will share his uniquely spirited, yet agonizing journey from an uprooted refugee to becoming a U.S. Marine Corps combat aviator, on Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 6:30 p.m.

No Tet Fest for 2014

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Following numerous attempts by the City of Garden Grove to reach an agreement with the Union of Vietnamese Students Association (UVSA) for the UVSA’s operation of the 2014 Tet Festival, UVSA representatives today rejected the City’s final proposal. As a result, the City has terminated all negotiations with the UVSA for a 2014 Tet Festival.


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the Eastbound Euclid Street On-ramp on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the City of Garden Grove. This closure is necessary for crews to perform striping operation. Detour and warning signs will be in place to alert motorists of the closure.

For more information on this or any other project in Orange County you may contact the District 12 Public Information Office at (949) 724-2000 or log on to the Caltrans website at .

City Closures on Veterans Day

In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, Garden Grove street sweeping services will not be taking place on Monday, November 11, 2013. All other days, including Friday, November 8, 2013, streets will be swept as scheduled.

Garden Grove City Hall, the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, and the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2013, in observance of Veterans Day.

City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 15, 2013, in accordance with the regularly scheduled alternate Friday closures.

National Drug Take Back

index.jpgOn Saturday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Garden Grove Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back at the Garden Grove Police Department, located at 11301 Acacia Parkway. This is the seventh opportunity in three years for the public to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

War Museum's Golf Tournament

Save The Date••_0.jpgPractice your backswing and show your support for the Vietnam War Museum of America Foundation (VWMAF) at its inaugural fundraising Golf Tournament. The tourney takes place on Wednesday, October 23, at the Navy Golf Course Seal Beach, located at 5660 Orangewood Avenue in Cypress. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:45 p.m. A limited number of spots are still open.


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