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Pearl Harbor memorial set for Dec. 7

THE U.S.S. Arizona in flames and sinking after being attacked on Dec. 7, 1941 (U.S. Navy photo).

THE U.S.S. Arizona in flames and sinking after being attacked on Dec. 7, 1941 (U.S. Navy photo).

A remembrance ceremony of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought America into World War II will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial in the Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

LogoforNewsBriefsThe City of Huntington Beach will be joined by members of the American Legion Post 122 to remember and honor the memory of those lost 75 years ago in the attack.

An estimated 2,400 military service personnel were killed and another 1,700 wounded. Civilian casualties were around 100 people killed and wounded. While the attack on Pearl and other military locations in and around Honolulu, Hawaii was a Japanese victory, it is considered a strategic setback because none of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers were present.


The annual Christmas Mixer of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce is set for Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Farmers & Merchants Bank, 10422 Garden Grove Blvd.

For more information, call (714) 638-7950.


The Traffic Unit of the Garden Grove Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17 at Valley View Street and Cerulean Avenue in West Garden Grove.

Hours will be from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking for proper licensing, delaying motorists only briefly, according to the GGPD.


GGUSDlogoStudents at Santiago High School in Garden Grove who are in the Army JROTC program are partnering with the OC Food Bank to hold a toy drive for needy kids. The drive will run from Dec. 2-13 and students are encouraging parents, students, staff and community members to make a toy donation.

Toys can be delivered to Santiago High, 12342 Trask Ave., Garden Grove, in front of the school library, from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. or during lunch, and any time to Room 503.


Shoppers in Garden Grove can now take part in the “BIGG” (Buy in Garden Grove) program with a chance to win up to $500. Starting on Nov. 25 and running through Dec. 16, patrons who spend $50 in Garden Grove will be eligible for a raffle drawing.

Collect $50 in total cash register receipts from any Garden Grove business and receive a raffle ticket towards the cash drawing.

Receipts must be brought to the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce, 12866 Main St., Suite 102. If you buy from a chamber member or BIGG business, you’ll get another ticket. The first 100 customers to turn in their receipts will get a free gift.

For more information, call (714) 638-7950 or go to .

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