Across the Area

Sandwich shop is robbed on Harbor Blvd.

A SANDWICH shop was held up Thursday night in Garden Grove.

An armed man held up a sandwich shop on Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove on Thursday night. According to police, the robbery took place at a Subway eatery at 13961 Harbor Blvd. at 10:06 p.m.

A man entered the eatery and “indicated to an employee” that he had a firearm and demanded cash. The suspect then fled on foot. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male, about 25 to 35 years old, standing 6-feet, 2-inches tall. He’s further described as having short hair and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the GGPD’s Crimes Against Persons Bureau at (714) 741-5800.

Seal Beach shootings were murder, suicide

The fatal shootings of Westminster’s city clerk and a Los Alamitos police captain in Seal Beach on Sunday appear to be a murder and suicide, according to an autopsy report by the Orange County Coroner.

Findings of the inquiry indicate that Capt. Rick Moore, 49, a Seal Beach resident, shot Amanda Jensen, 35, of Garden Grove three times with his own automatic pistol before killing himself with a single shot.

Moore and Jensen reportedly had a relationship marked by domestic violence incidents.

Student health programs expanded

As part of its ongoing efforts to expand school-based mental health services, Garden Grove Unified School District has hired Social Worker Clara D’Agostino to offer on-site support to high-need schools. D’Agostino will oversee a team of interns who are currently pursuing graduate degrees in school social work. D’Agostino and the interns will provide prevention services, on-site counseling and case management for at-risk students at targeted elementary, intermediate, and high schools.

Under the direction of Director of Student Services Dr. Arthur Cummins, D’Agostino will be collecting data to monitor the success of targeted social, behavioral and emotional interventions to help the district improve mental health services for all students.  GGUSD will continue to collaborate with local universities to expand its social work program.

Emmy award goes to Garden Grove TV

Garden Grove TV3 cable division was recently honored with its first Emmy Award, and other top state and national awards for various video productions.

MARIE MORAN and Jeff Davis with Emmy awards.

GGTV3 took home the Emmy Award in the Informational/Instructional category for its video product “District Elections in Garden Grove” at the 43rd Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards in San Diego, on June 24. GGTV3 has received five Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter over the past four years.

Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards recognize excellence in the television industry in the San Diego, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, and Bakersfield television markets, including Orange County.

Full-time senior staff, Jeff Davis and Marie Moran, produce a number of videos, news stories, and public service announcements, as well as live broadcasts of all City Council meetings through YouTube, Spectrum Cable on Channel 3, and on AT&T and Verizon Fios systems.


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