Across the Area

$4.1 million for local walk and bike paths

BIKE PATH in Orlando, Fla. (Flickr/Brett VA).

BIKE PATH in Orlando, Fla. (Flickr/Brett VA).

Garden Grove and Westminster will be getting upwards of $4.1 million toward better pedestrian walkways and bike paths. The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Monday voted to approve $19.5 million to13 projects across the county through its Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program. Matching funds in the amount of $2.7 million will be provided by local agencies.

LogoforNewsBriefsFor Garden Grove, bicycle corridor improvements will get a $1.1 million boost from the OCTA. The city will match $151,905 for its share. Garden Grove is involved in planning for an expanded network of bike paths, lanes and trails.

Westminster will be a chief beneficiary of the Hazard Avenue Bikeway Project to the tune of $3 million. Although centered in Westminster, the County of Orange is the lead agency, and will contribute $435,431.

Other cities getting funding for projects are Anaheim, Dana Point, Fullerton, Tustin and Santa Ana.


Demian Garcia-Monroy, a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Garden Grove City Council, will be at a meet-and-greet set for Saturday, Aug. 20 at the home of the Diaz family, 11591 Candy Lane in Garden Grove from 2-6 p.m. This is the first year that council members are elected by district, instead of at-large. District 5 is located in an eastern-northern area of the city.


Piano rockers The Kings of 88 will perform a free concert Thursday in the Civic Center Sunken Gardens in Westminster from 6-7:30 p.m. The band’s music will cover music from artists such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Concert-goers can bring a picnic dinner or buy food sold by Islands Hot Dogs and Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice. The concert will be accompanied by children’s activities and games. The gardens are located at 8200 Westminster Blvd. (one block east of Beach Boulevard).

THE KINGS OF 88 will perform a free concert on Thursday in Westminster.

THE KINGS OF 88 will perform a free concert on Thursday in Westminster.



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