Across the Area

Sun, speeches, Ducks and “The Beast”

THE WEATHER should be sunny most of the week in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach Westminster area (Flickr.co/Elisa Baltun).

Today we are launching a new feature: Monday Briefing. At the start of each workweek, we’ll give you a brief preview of what to expect in local government, entertainment, weather, sports and more. All tailored to the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area. Here we go.

WEATHER: It’s going to be sunny all week through Thursday, then a little cloudy as we head into the weekend. Look for temperatures to be in the high 70s and low 80s. Very springlike. Go out and enjoy the California sunshine.

MEETINGS: Garden Grove City Council meets on Tuesday with the top item being a proposal to renew the city’s commitment to honoring the flag of former South Vietnam and not displaying the flag of the communist Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Also on Tuesday, the Huntington Beach Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. to consider on-site alcohol sales at two downtown eateries.

BARBARA DELGLEIZE, mayor of Huntington Beach (City of HB photo).

EVENTS: Huntington Beach’s annual State of the City shindig is Wednesday morning from 8-10 a.m. at the Senior Center in Central Park. Mayor Barbara Delgleize and others will speak on community issues.

  • On Sunday, March 19, the 4th annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in the Central Park in Huntington Beach from 11 am. to 4 p.m.

SPORTS: The Anaheim Ducks will be in action this week at Honda Center in Anaheim against the St; Louis Blues on Wednesday and the Buffalo Bills on Friday. Both games start at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT: Looking ahead to the weekend (and which of us does not?), here’s what will be happening.

  • “Beauty and the Beast,” a live-action version of the Disney version of the fairy tale will open in local cinemas on Friday. Starring Emma

    “BEAUTY and the Beast,” live-action, opens in local cinemas this week.

    Watson (“Harry Potter”) and Dan Stevens, this will be the blockbuster of the week.

  • In local live theaters, continuing are “Always Patsy Cline” (Thursday to Sunday at the Gem Theatre in Garden Grove) and “Orphans” (Thursday to Sunday at Golden West College MainStage Theater in Huntington Beach).

QUOTES WE LIKE

  • On weather: “Bad weather always looks worse through a window.” Tom Lehrer
  • On politics: : “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” Will Rogers.
  • On love: “We accept the love we think we deserve.” Stephen Chbosky.
  • On sports: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan.

AND DON’T FORGET … Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. The one time when it’s easy being green.

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