Garden Grove Participates In National Drug Take Back Initiative

On April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Garden Grove Police Department and the DEA will participate in the National Drug Take Back Initiative, giving the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Garden Grove College Graduates Invited to Attend Recognition

The City invites Garden Grove residents who are graduating this year with an undergraduate or post-graduate academic degree from any college or university to attend the 5th annual Garden Grove College Graduates’ Reception on Tuesday, May 9. To RSVP for the free event, visit the College Graduates' Submission page by April 30.

Mosquito Awareness Week Begins April 16

The California Legislature has declared April 16 to April 22 as Mosquito Awareness Week. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) joins public health agencies throughout the state to raise awareness and educate Californians about the threat mosquitoes and vectors can pose to local communities.

Found Animals Now on City’s Website

Stray animals, found within the last seven days, will now be listed on the City’s Animal Care Services webpage, from the Lost and Found Animals link. The webpage, which offers new features only available through the website, replaces listings previously posted on the City’s Public Works Facebook. All inquiries or claims must be made to the OC Humane Society.

Thousands Fill Car-Free Streets in Garden Grove

Saturday’s 3rd annual Open Streets event brought upwards of 15,000 walkers, bicyclists, skaters, and more to Garden Grove. Streets were closed to cars for nearly three miles to create a route for all forms of non-motorized active transportation. For event photos and videos, visit, or @ggopenstreets on Facebook.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In California, the Office of Traffic Safety, Garden Grove Police Department, California Highway Patrol, local law enforcement, and community partners throughout the state are working together to make the roads safer by highlighting the dangers of being distracted while driving, especially by cell phones.