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New trails are planned for Westminster

TWO NEW bike trails are proposed for Westminster (Flickr).

Applications for grants to build two trails along the old U.S.Navy railroad right-of-way will go before the Westminster City Council when it meets on Wednesday.

At the urging of Councilmember Sergio Contreras, city staffers have written applications to the California Natural Resources Urban Greening Program to construct:

  • “The Mendez Historic Trail and Green Street Bikeway Project,” which would run along the west side of Hoover Street from Bolsa Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard. It would include a bicycle trail and educational information about the landmark Mendez v. Westminster court case which outlawed segregation in California public schools.
  • “The Westminster Nature Activity Trail” along the abandoned railroad easement from Chestnut Street and Edwards Street. It would feature an asphalt bicycle trail and decomposed granite pedestrian trail, landscaping, irrigation, lighting, outdoor exercise equipment and other park amenities.

The rest of the Navy railroad easement will be considered for future projects, in cooperation with the City of Huntington Beach.

The city council will meet in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd. at 7 p.m.


Money seized from illegal marijuana stores can be used to help close down other “pot shops” under a measure on the agenda of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Garden Grove City Council.

The council will be asked to transfer about $87,717 from a trust fund account into the city’s general fund. The money will be used to enforce the city’s ban on medicinal marijuana businesses in Garden Grove.

The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.

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