Archived News Releases

CALTRANS COMMUTER ALERT

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 www.dot.ca.gov/dist12 .

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.

Food for Thought Luncheon

Terry Headshot 2012.jpgWhy do some people achieve great success, despite hardships, while others crumble at the slightest sign of negativity? Award-winning Australian speaker Terry Hawkins is set to answer this and other questions at this year's Food for Thought luncheon, presented by the Garden Grove Community Foundation.

Ornaments on Sale for Christmas Tree

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Garden Grove residents and businesses have a chance to be a part of the city’s holiday cheer. Personalized, oversized ornaments that will be hung on the community’s festive, 24-foot tree are on sale now. The Christmas tree will be lit on December 3, 2013 at the 7th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, in Village Green park. The tree will illuminate the Village Green’s Clock Tower throughout the holiday season.

Jack O' Lantern Jamboree

JOJ 2011 1.jpgThe Garden Grove Community Services Department presents the 12th annual Jack O' Lantern Jamboree. The spooktacular event will take place at Atlantis Play Center on Friday, October 18, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Center is located at 13630 Atlantis Way, behind Garden Grove Park.

Firefighters Fill Boots for Charity

FTB_Header.pngGarden Grove firefighters are all fired up for the upcoming "Fill the Boot" annual charity effort to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Garden Grove firefighters will stand at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue in the Grove District, with boots in hand, seeking donations for the fight against neuromuscular disease.

Board of Appeals Candidates Needed

FINAL_LOGO.jpgThe City of Garden Grove is currently seeking candidates to serve as a non-compensated commissioner for the City's Administrative Board of Appeals. Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor, serve as advisors to the City Council, providing recommendations that become part of the City's decision-making process. Meetings are called on an "as-needed" basis.

Local News Icon to be Honored

At next Tuesday's Garden Grove City Council meeting, Jim Tortolano, founder owner, editor, and publisher of the former Garden Grove Journal, will be honored with a Community Spotlight for his retirement from the newspaper industry. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

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