An explosion and fire in an industrial building in West Garden Grove was reported Friday morning.
According to Capt. Brad Spell of the Garden Grove Fire Department, the incident began at 7:48 a.m. at 7300 Anaconda. The blaze was contained to a corner of the building that involved metal dust production. Units remained after the fire was put out to check for possible extension or re-ignition of the flammable materials involved.
NGUYEN ESCORTED FROM SENATE FLOOR
State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) was escorted from the floor of the state Senate Thursday as she attempted to speak on the Vietnam War. The Senate had honored the late Tom Hayden, who was made famous for his opposition to American participation in the war.
Nguyen started to speak in criticism of Hayden when she was ruled out of order. Her microphone was silenced and she was ordered to be seated, but she continued to speak. She was finally escorted out of the chamber by the sergeant at arms.
Republican legislators are calling an investigation of the incident, arguing that is violated Nguyen’s “First Amendment rights.”
VIGIL IN OBSERVANCE OF DEAD POLICE OFFICER SET
A vigil and prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Garden Grove in observance of the fatal shooting of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer. It will be held in front of the police headquarters in the city Public Safety building at 11301 Acacia Parkway.
Boyer was killed and his partner Patrick Hazell wounded by a gunman on Monday while investigating a traffic accident. Arrested was Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, who was shot by police and has been hospitalized.
The vigil is organized by the Garden Grove Neighborhood Association.
CONNECTOR FROM 405 TO 22 CLOSED ON SATURDAY
The carpool lane from the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway to the eastbound Garden Grove (22) Freeway will be closed on Saturday from 6 a.m. to noon for drainage cleaning.
Detour signs will be posted to alert motorists of the closure.
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