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Pomeroy to be next GG city clerk

GARDEN GROVE will be getting a new city clerk to chronicle its meetings in January.

GARDEN GROVE will be getting a new city clerk to chronicle its meetings in January.

Teresa Pomeroy will be the new Garden Grove City Clerk. Pomeroy, who currently serves as Deputy City Clerk, officially begins her new position on Jan. 1, 2017, following the retirement of Kathy Bailor, on Dec. 31, 2016.



“I’m confident Terri will easily transition into her new role as city clerk, having gained the experience of working alongside our last two city clerks. The high degree of professionalism and work ethic she possesses will serve the City well,” said City Manager Scott Stiles.

Pomeroy is a 25-year veteran of the City, starting her career in the Public Works Department. She worked in several City departments, including Finance, Community Services, and the former Community Development Department before becoming Deputy City Clerk in 2007.

A 34-year Garden Grove resident, Pomeroy and her husband, Bob, have three grown children.

DA inquiry into Westminster race?

The Voice of OC website is reporting that the Orange County District Attorney’s office is looking into allegations that one candidate for mayor of Westminster sought to pay a rival to sit out the race.

LogoforNewsBriefsAccording to the post, Westminster housing coordinator Tami Piscotty, made the allegation as part of her lawsuit against the city claiming she was harassed and unfairly demoted from her post as assistant city manager.

The article says Piscotty’s claim is that Mayor Tri Ta offered to donate $10,000 to the Midway City Sanitary District campaign efforts of Anita Rice – daughter of Councilwoman Margie Rice – if the councilwoman would not run against him for the top spot.

Ta denied making any such offer.

Application deadline for jobs nears

The City of Garden Grove is currently offering several job opportunities in the Garden Grove Police and Fire departments. All police department positions close on Monday at 5 p.m.

The Garden Grove Police Department seeks candidates for police officers, reserve police officers, and police recruits, among others. The Garden Grove Police Department, a nationally-accredited GG-Logo_lglaw enforcement agency, operates under a Community Policing philosophy that recognizes the importance of working in close partnership with the community.

The Garden Grove Fire Department is looking for firefighter/paramedic applicants. The department operates seven fire stations, responding to over 14,000 calls per year.  The firefighter/paramedic application deadline is by 5 p.m., on Friday, November 18, 2016.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible, and have applied, for citizenship.  Bilingual language skills are highly desirable.

Applications may be filed online at Information on positions, application process, filing deadlines, and requirements are also available on this webpage, or by emailing the City of Garden Grove’s Human Resources Department at

Food drive for veterans on

This Veterans Day, California’s labor unions are sponsoring a food drive with a goal of collecting tons of food and supplies for veterans in need to say “thanks a ton” for their service and sacrifices. The effort is part of a FREE Veterans Day Community Celebration at the OC Fair & Event Center aimed at saying “thank you” to veterans. Last year, residents, workers and others donated almost 2,000 lbs. of food and goods for veterans in need.

The latest data from the 2016 “Hunger in America” study show that 12.5 percent of U.S. households suffer from food insecurity, with more than 20 percent of these households including a military veteran.

Requested donations include:

  • Canned and instant soups, pastas, and canned fruits and vegetables
  • Ethnic food items
  • Foods that require low heat or no heat for homeless families
  • Special-needs foods including low-sugar, no-salt, no-cholesterol, gluten-free, etc.
  • Money/gift cards to purchase food
  • Baby items including baby food, diapers, clothing, bottles, etc.
  • Non-toxic household supplies including toothpaste, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc.

Sponsored by California unions, “Veterans + Labor – Partners in Service” aims to support and raise up veterans on three fronts: providing volunteer service, opening doors to good jobs and a special Veterans Day event to honor our heroes for their service.

In addition to food, entertainment and fun, this year’s event includes a dedication ceremony for a new veterans museum, Heroes Hall, at the fairgrounds.

WHO: Union members, local leaders, other coalition partners

WHAT: Food Drive for Veterans, to raise at least one ton of donations, saying “Thanks a ton” to our nation’s heroes.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11, 2016

SPECIAL EVENT: Dedication of Heroes Hall Veterans Museum at 1 pm.

WHERE: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Food donations will be accepted at OCEA Headquarters, 830 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 through Nov. 10.


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