Car rally dispersed; Mendez tribute seen

WESTMINSTER police broken up an unauthorized car rally Tuesday night in and around the Westminster Mall property.

Westminster police broke up an unauthorized car rally Tuesday night in and around Westminster Mall. A group, calling itself “Krispy Kreme Tuesdays Burbank,” drew a large number of automobiles to the center at Bolsa Avenue and Goldenwest Street.

Commander Cameron Knaerhaze of the WPD used Facebook to issue a warning to the group and its actions, which reportedly including racing and loud motor noises.

“We are aware that you are hosting an unsanctioned event and trespassing at the Westminster Mall now, at 10:22 p.m.,” the post read. “Let’s be clear, citations and arrests are imminent if you don’t move on – leave now. Any cars seen racing may be impounded and drivers may be arrested.”


The creation of a permanent monument to the historic Mendez vs. Westminster school desegregation case will be on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Westminster City Council.

Councilman Sergio Contreras is proposing that the city approve such a monument, have city staff find the right location, and organize the design and fund-raising for such a tribute.

The city has already applied for funding for “The Mendez Historic Trail and Green Street Bikeway Project,” and such a monument could be located there. The monument would be similar to those currently in place and proposed for Sid Goldstein Freedom Park.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

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