Since last August, the public has been submitting ideas and images for the Re:Imagine Downtown campaign, the City of Garden Grove’s 20-year visioning for the civic center area, through an online forum called Mindmixer. Now, feedback will come face-to-face.
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Since 2002, the “Tower on the Green” clock tower has symbolized the proud spirit of the Garden Grove community. The iconic landmark, standing at the entrance to the Village Green Park, is undergoing a much needed “make-over” which includes sanding, scraping, wire brushing, and a fresh coat of paint. The $13,500 project is being funded by Park Improvements/Park Fees.
The public is invited to join City, County, and State officials as they re-dedicate a 21.5-acre park in Garden Grove after a two-year, $25 million overhaul. On Saturday, February 15, 2014, the community will welcome Haster Basin Recreational Park, formerly known as Twin Lakes Park, located at 12952 Lampson Avenue.
For more information on the Compost Giveaway, or any of the residential collection programs, please call Republic Services at (714) 238-2444.
WHAT: Walmart will hire approximately 200 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this spring in Garden Grove. A temporary hiring center has opened at 12880 Beach Blvd. in Stanton.
At Tuesday’s State of the City luncheon, Garden Grove Mayor Bruce A. Broadwater gave a gleaming report on the City’s financial health, along with a timetable for anticipated groundbreakings and grand openings of major projects, such as the Great Wolf Lodge® water park hotel, and a new, full-service Walmart store. The event was hosted by the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce.
The wait is finally over. Today, the City of Garden Grove and the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce announced the winning name and ticket number of the City’s Buy in Garden Grove (BiGG)/Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce $500 cash giveaway. The winner is Myke Cossota. His winning ticket number was 465373.
Last Wednesday, December 4, 2013, members of the Garden Grove Fire Department filled their fire trucks with $2,850 worth of toys for their annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. The purchase, made possible by a donation from the Disneyland Resort, took place at US Toy and Constructive Playthings, located at 12372 Garden Grove Boulevard.
The Garden Grove City Council recently approved two agreements allowing for year-round use of the Festival Amphitheater, which prior, saw only seasonal productions. Beginning January 1, 2014, the co-operators, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC), and Great Reunions, Inc. (GRI), will share the 540-seat Amphitheater, boosting use of the iconic Main Street venue and enhancing cultural arts in the community.
At first glance, it looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland. Vivid, multi-colored knit and crocheted yarns covering everything from trees, statues, trash containers, and bus shelters in Civic Center Park. An international art movement known as “yarn bombing” or graffiti knitting or guerilla knitting, it’s the work of a local non-profit organization, Knots of Love, and the City’s Re:Imagine Downtown campaign.