In response to increasingly severe drought conditions and a record low snowpack measurement, Governor Brown issued an executive order on April 1, mandating a statewide 25% reduction in water use. Garden Grove, along with a number of California cities and local water agencies must comply with the order by February 28, 2016, by adopting mandatory restrictions on water usage.
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Almost a year has passed since the removal of “Elizabeth,” an 80-year-old California Pepper Tree, so named by neighbors after its location on Elizabeth Lane and Stanford Avenue. Stricken with Cankers, a wood-decaying disease that completely destroyed the tree’s interior, Elizabeth was deemed a public safety hazard and removed last summer. In its honor, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen and the City’s Public Works Department will plant another California Pepper Tree where the original tree once stood.
Tom Schultz, Deputy Chief of Operations for the Fullerton and Brea Fire Departments, has been appointed as Garden Grove’s 13th Fire Chief. Schultz, a 30-year Fire service veteran, will assume his new position with the City of Garden Grove on April 29, 2015. The announcement was made by Garden Grove Interim City Manager Allan L. Roeder earlier today.
In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree.
Today marks the official launch of the City of Garden Grove’s new, re-designed, and re-enhanced website. A slicker look, new features, and technological enhancements allow users to easily view stories, find City services, and navigate through the website using a PC or any smart device.
For the last eight months, the City’s Information Technology team, along with an outside consultant, have focused on integrating new software upgrades for front- and back- end users, and making the site more smart device compatible.
Following a distinguished 30-year legal career, City Attorney Thomas Nixon has announced plans to retire, effective July 31, 2015, after nine years of service to the City of Garden Grove. The announcement was made to Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen and members of the Garden Grove City Council following the March 24, 2015 regular City Council meeting.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National
The City’s C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) begins a new, four-Saturday training academy, starting April 11, and ending with graduation on May 2, 2015. C.E.R.T. is a volunteer organization with the Garden Grove Fire Department that provides free community training on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster, as well as lend emergency support to first responders. Classes are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and take place at North Net Fire Training Center, 2400 E.
The opportunity to see a true American war hero and witness the official unveiling and dedication of a commissioned bronze bust, and library re-named in his honor, drew a crowd of admirers to the Garden Grove Tibor Rubin Library, Tuesday. The Garden Grove resident was awarded the nation’s most prestigious military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2005, for his heroic actions during the Korean War. The library is located at 11962 Bailey Street.