Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen will lead a community forum to discuss the proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project, currently in the late development stages. The public forum will take place on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., in the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.
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Due to rain in the forecast, the 28th annual Call to Duty Police Memorial, scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 14, has been postponed. A new date for the memorial will be announced shortly. The City of Garden Grove apologizes for any inconveniences caused by the postponement. For additional information, please contact the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5901.
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Garden Grove City Hall and the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015. No street sweeping services will be provided on the holiday. Streets will be swept as scheduled on all other days. Also, trash pick up will be delayed by one day.
For more information on street sweeping, please call the Public Works Department at (714) 741-5375.
Garden Grove Police Department Will Show Zero Tolerance
Garden Grove's sweet celebration of senior volunteerism, the Strawberry Ball, marks its 40th anniversary this year. Hosted by the City of Garden Grove Community Services Department, the gala will be held at the Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue, on Thursday, May 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo - like St. Patrick's Day - is, for many people, just an occasion for having a good time with alcohol. Do you plan to join the fiesta on May 5? The Garden Grove Police Department has planned to deploy officers looking to identify and stop suspected drunk drivers. Additionally, every traffic and patrol officer assigned to duty will be on heightened alert to prevent a senseless tragedy due to alcohol or drugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.