Garden Grove News

Seniors Celebrate Mother's Day with Special Treats and Dance
Monday, April 20, 2015

Garden Grove seniors are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with a fun-filled event that includes dancing, food, and special treats, sponsored by Scan health plan group. The event will take place at the H. Louis Lake Senior Center on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Senior Center Dining Room, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Lunch will also be available for a suggested donation of $3.50 per person. “The Serenaders” will provide live music.

Garden Grove Seniors Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Monday, April 20, 2015

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Garden Grove’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be hosting a fiesta on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, starting from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Senior Center Dining Room, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Festivities include traditional food, dancing, and live entertainment by Armando Valencia, sponsored by Professional Health Care Services, Inc. Lunch will also be available for a suggested donation of $3.50 per person.

Community's Help Needed to Comply with Upcoming Water Restrictions
Monday, April 13, 2015

california-drought_1.pngIn 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.

Arbor Day Planting to Replace, Honor 80-Year-Old Diseased Tree
Monday, April 13, 2015

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.

New Fire Chief Named
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fire Chief.jpgTom 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.

Garden Grove Stakes its Place for Earth Day
Thursday, April 2, 2015

James Dinh 2015 Earth Day Public Art Installation(3).jpgIn 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.

New City Website Officially Launches
Thursday, April 2, 2015

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.

City Attorney Announces Retirement
Thursday, April 2, 2015

picture-tnixon_0.jpgFollowing 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.

World Autism Awareness Day
Thursday, April 2, 2015

d_200804_d_200804_WAAD7_02_180wide_0.pngFrom North America’s Niagara Falls, to London’s Trafalgar Square, to the Great Pyramid of Egypt, today, the world’s most iconic landmarks “Light It Up Blue” to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day.

Silence the Distractions
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

INWI-Logo.pngTo 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