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Senior center celebrates; concerts to start


After a first year of success, the Senior Center in Central Park, along with the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, will celebrate this milestone with an anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 8. The One Year Anniversary Celebration will have a barbeque theme and will include live music, food, gelato, drinks, and a variety of lawn games. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and fruit while you listen to the sounds of bluegrass band, Two Dollar Bill, or play giant jenga out on our lawn.

“This year has been an overwhelming success, and we would like everyone to celebrate with us,” states Ed Pinchiff, HBCOA Board President. The celebration will kick off at noon and go until 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and are limited to the first 350 RSVPs. For information, contact Scott Getman at 714-536-5600 or 


Thursday nights in the summer, Westminster Civic Center is the place to be. The community can enjoy a variety of free concerts held every Thursday beginning July 20 through Aug. 10 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. All concerts take place at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

Concertgoers may bring a picnic dinner or enjoy the delicious food items available through various food trucks and carts. Thank you to our sponsor, Midway City Sanitary District, for their generous donation.

For more information visit our website at or call the Community Services & Recreation Department at 714-895-2860

2017 Schedule

July 20 The Hodads Beach Boys Tribute

July 27 JB & the Big Circle Riders Country

August 3 Retro Soul Dance Band

August 10 Abbey Road Beatles Tribute


The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education approved Valerie Shedd as the new assistant superintendent of special education and student services, effective July 1.  Shedd replaces Lorraine Rae who retired after 17 years of service to the district.


Shedd brings with her a wealth of experience, having served in various leadership roles since joining the district in 2006.  Most recently, Shedd served as director of special education and was responsible for the supervision and evaluation of Pre-K to 12 special education programs, as well as the coordination of staff development for special education teachers.

In GGUSD, Shedd has served as a teacher, teacher on special assignment (TOSA), elementary school principal, and personnel director.  Shedd earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s of science degree from the University of Southern California.


Matthew Lambert was selected to replace Shedd as the new director of special education.  Lambert joined GGUSD in 2001 and most recently served as principal of Bell Intermediate School for three years.  Before serving as principal at Bell, Lambert served as assistant principal at La Quinta and Pacifica high schools, a teacher on special assignment, and a high school science teacher.

Lambert earned bachelor of science and master of secondary education degrees from Biola University, a master of educational leadership from Azusa Pacific and a doctorate degree in education from the University of Southern California.


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