Across the Area

Heavy metal, heavy traffic for concert

TRAFFIC is expected to heavy on Saturday and Sunday in downtown Garden Grove because of the High and Mighty rock concert at the Village Green.

If you’re interested in a rocking good time, you might want to plan to attend the High and Mighty Music Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Village Green in downtown Garden Grove.

However, if you want to avoid traffic, you might want to steer around the area if you’re not headed to the music fest. Heavier traffic and road closures are on tap for the event.

These streets will be closed on Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Main Street, northbound lane from Acacia Parkway to Euclid Street
  • Acacia Parkway between Euclid and Grove streets
  • Grove Street northbound traffic

Also, “no parking” will be enforced on Saturday and Sunday in these areas:

  • Acacia Parkway from Westlake and Euclid streets
  • Main Street from Acacia to Stanford Avenue
  • Stanford from Westlake to Main
  • Grove Street.

Access will be available to area residents. For more information, go to .

GGUSD administrator Cummins honored


Garden Grove Unified School District Director of Student Services Arthur Cummins was honored last week as a recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Safe School Educator award for innovation and leadership in the field of safe school practices.  The award was presented at the state’s 8th annual Safe Schools Conference on July 19.

Under the leadership of Cummins, several GGUSD schools have implemented PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), a researched-based framework to promote positive school climates and improve student outcomes. Cummins provides leadership in innovative restorative practices to help reduce student suspensions and expulsions and provide students with the support they need to achieve success in school.

Green money light for 405 improvement

A $629 million federal loan for the Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway) has been secured by the Orange County Transportation Authority. The total cost of the project is $1.9 billion.

The loan will be repaid at an interest rate of 2.91 percent over 30 years. The project runs from State Route 73 (Corona del Mar Freeway-San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor) in the south to where the 405 intersects with the Interstate 605 (San Gabriel River Freeway) at the Orange County-Long Beach border in the north, running through several cities including Westminster and Huntington Beach.

The project will bring one general purpose lane in each direction of the 405 between Euclid Street and the 605. It will also add a second lane in each direction to be combined with existing car pool lanes to provide dual tolled lanes on the 405 between the 73 and 605, called the 405 Express Lanes.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2018 with completion by 2023.



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