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Fight crime on National Night Out

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is Tuesday in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and  Westminster (City of Garden Grove photo).

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is Tuesday in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Westminster (City of Garden Grove photo).

National Night Out will be observed locally on Tuesday in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Westminster. The event is intended to educate the community about crime prevention in general, and Neighborhood Watch in particular.

LogoforNewsBriefsIn Garden Grove, the event will be held at two locations: Eastgate Park in West Garden Grove at 12001 St. Mark St. and King of Kings Lutheran Church, 13431 Newhope St. (at Trask Avenue), both at 5-8 pm.

In Westminster, the location will be in the south parking lot of Westminster Mall (Goldenwest Street and Bolsa Avenue) near Target. In each case, there will be crime prevention, beat officers and more law enforcement resources, all from 5-8 p.m.

In Huntington Beach, the event will be held in the parking lot of the Target store at 9882 Adams (at Brookhurst Street) from 4-8 p.m. The free family event will feature entertainment, police and fire vehicles, the HBPD’s K-9 and mounted units and more.

POKER TOURNAMENT IS SET

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Garden Grove will host its quarterly Poker Cup Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Kiwanisland Park, 9840 Larson Ave. in Garden Grove. Sign-ins and food will begin at 6 p.m., with card play at 7 p.m.

Buy-ins are $40, with unlimited $20 re-buys for the first hour. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kiwanisland, a private park used by many non-profit and civic groups in the community.

For more information, call (714) 267-6974.

JON DORENBOS (in red shirt) with members of the Pacifica High football team (GGUSD photo).

JON DORENBOS (in red shirt) with members of the Pacifica High football team (GGUSD photo).

DORENBOS GOT TALENTS

Pacifica High School alumnus Jon Dorenbos received an enthusiastic hometown welcome when the “America’s Got Talent” contestant and Philadelphia Eagles long snapper paid a visit to Bolsa Grande High School and Pacifica High School last week.

Dorenbos was in town with the production crew from NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent” to film scenes from his childhood to air during the July 26 live show.  In addition to his talent on the football field, Dorenbos has advanced through the competition with his stunning magic tricks.

As a former Pacifica High School football player, Dorenbos met with current football players from Garden Grove Unified School District to offer inspiring words of encouragement around topics like perseverance and grit.

As a child, Dorenbos overcame significant home life obstacles including spending time in the foster care system.  In high school, he was a high achiever both academically and athletically.  Dorenbos was an honor roll student at Pacifica High School and earned all-league honors in football and baseball.

ELVIS ON MAIN STREET

August will be Elvis Month on Garden Grove’s historic Main Street. There will be karaoke singing competitions on four Friday nights (Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26) in conjunction with the car show. Registration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with the contest starting right after. Rhre finalists will be selected to compete during the Elvis Festival on Main Street on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3:15 p.m.

The event is presented by the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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