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Homeless helped; school bond issue seen

POLICE from Garden Grove and Westminster held an event Saturday to offer assistance to the homeless (GGPD photo).

POLICE FROM Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim held an event Saturday to offer assistance to the homeless (GGPD photo).

About 70 members of the homeless community attended the first multi-agency Homeless Outreach Program on Saturday coordinated by the Garden Grove Police Department. The event was held in LogoforNewsBriefsthe parking lot of 7861 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove, and involved law enforcement agencies from the cities of Westminster and Anaheim.

“It was a successful event. We helped more from the homeless community at this event than we did in previous homeless outreach efforts,” said Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin.

Of the people who attended, four were immediately placed into a shelter program and one person will be re-united with family members in Arizona as a result of the outreach effort.


The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education will consider placing a bond issue measure on the Nov. 8 ballot when it meets on Aug. 9. The GGUSD would be joining the Westminster School District and the Ocean View School District in asking voters to fund modernization programs for local schools.

GGUSD 50th LogoVoters in the GGUSD approved Measure A in 2012 that raised about $500 million to rehab district campuses, but school officials say that won’t be enough to finish the job, which would include bringing air conditioning to all schools, replacing some roofs and building a new athletic stadium at Bolsa Grande High School. The facility at Garden Grove High is already slated for replacement and its naming as Michael Monsoor Stadium, in honor of Medal of Honor winner who attended GGHS.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. It had originally been scheduled for Aug. 2. The GGUSD serves most of Garden Grove and parts of Westminster and other adjoining cities.





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