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“Star Wars” runs to GG on Jan. 15

STAR WARS Half-Marathon will run through Garden Grove on Jan. 15 (Disney photo).

STAR WARS Half-Marathon will run through Garden Grove on Jan. 15 (Disney photo).

The 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, rain or shine. Thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers are expected to participate in the 13.1-mile event, which encompasses various streets in Anaheim and Garden Grove. Streets affected will experience temporary road closures between the hours of 4 a.m. and 10 LogoforNewsBriefsa.m.

Here are the following estimated road closures in Garden Grove. Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly.

  • Harbor Boulevard (5:30 to 8:30 a.m.): restricted access between Katella and Chapman Avenues.
  • Chapman Avenue (5:30 to 9:45 a.m.): closed eastbound between Euclid Street and Harbor Boulevard. Westbound lanes will be open.
  • Euclid Street (5 to 9:30 a.m.): closed between Chapman Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
  • At the intersection of Lampson Avenue and Euclid Street, from 4 to 10 a.m., there will be a soft closure, which will allow cars to cross the street when opportunities present themselves.
  • Main Street (5 to 9 a.m.): restricted access between College Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
  • Acacia Parkway (5:15 to 9 a.m.): closed between Grove Avenue and Euclid Street.
  • Stanford Avenue (5 to 8:45 a.m.): closed eastbound between 9th and Euclid Streets. Westbound lanes will be open.
  • 9th Street (5:15 to 8:45 a.m.): closed between Stanford Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard.
  • Garden Grove Boulevard (5:15 to 9 a.m.): closed westbound between 9th Street and Harbor Boulevard. Eastbound lanes will be open. Additionally, westbound Garden Grove Boulevard will have restricted access between Euclid Street and Century Boulevard.


The first regular meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council with a new mayor and two new council members is Monday at 6 p.m. The council meets in its chambers at 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

On the agenda will be:

  • approving appointments to city boards and commissions
  • appropriating $661,667 for improvements to the police department lobby for security purposes and access for the disabled
  • approving three water well drilling projects with a total cost of $4.7 million.
  • cancelling the Jan. 3 meeting of the council. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m.





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