On Saturday, November 16, the Commission on Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) presented Garden Grove Police Chief Kevin Raney and accompanying members of the Garden Grove Police Department, with the Department's eighth accreditation, and the Commission's highest honor, Accreditation with Excellence. The presentation took place during CALEA's Fall Conference, November 12 through 16, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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The City of Garden Grove is drawing new perspective for its Re:Imagine Downtown visioning plan by partnering with landscape architecture master’s students from Cal Poly Pomona’s award-winning 606 Studio.
Garden Grove firefighters are again coming to the aid of disadvantaged children in the community through the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. The campaign will run from Monday, December 2, 2013 through Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
Garden Grove TV3 continues its tradition of excellence in community and government broadcasting by gaining national recognition for its programming. Recently, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) awarded Garden Grove TV3 with three top awards and three honorable mentions at their Government Programming Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida on September 19.
Local discounts to favorite stores in Garden Grove, like Oggi’s Pizza & Brewery and Next Level Sports Complex, can be found by clicking http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/BuyInGardenGrove. Over 100 local businesses currently participate in the Buy in Garden Grove program ranging from small, mom-and-pop shops to five-star hotels.
Senior Meals and Services, Inc., providers of home-delivered meals to seniors in Garden Grove as well as surrounding communities, is in critical need of volunteer drivers and friendly visitors.
Volunteer drivers will deliver meals to homebound seniors Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Friendly visitors can donate as little as one hour a week to visit a socially- isolated senior in their home. Visiting hours are determined by the friendly visitor.
The City of Garden Grove, California announces the official re-naming and re-branding of the city’s most recognized tourist area along Harbor Boulevard, located within a mile of the Disneyland Resort. Grove District – Anaheim Resort is the result of a collaboration between the Orange County cities of Garden Grove and neighboring Anaheim to market the area as a major tourist destination.
An eight-month reconstruction project is set to get underway next month on Valley View Street, from the 22 freeway to the northerly city limit in Garden Grove, which is 1300 feet north of Chapman Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes to avoid congestion. Normal working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Garden Grove Fire Department is now using Facebook and Twitter to provide updates to local residents. The social media sites will feature significant incident reports, fire and rescue safety messages for the community, upcoming event notifications, and photos of Garden Grove firefighters in action.
The City of Garden Grove Park Patrol wants to remind visitors of Civic Center Park to refrain from feeding the ducks inhabiting the pond and the area surrounding the library and Community Meeting Center.
Feeding stale bread to the ducks at the park poses potential dangers for the animals and pollution issues for the community.