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RV parking permits; Cavaliers on video

RV parking on streets in Garden Grove will soon require a city-issued permit.

Recreational vehicles parked on public and private streets in Garden Grove will have to obtain a city-issued permit. The City Council approved such a requirement at its Tuesday meeting, and it goes into effect in 30 days.

Under the new ordinance, residents may request up to 12 non-consecutive, 72-hour recreational vehicle parking permits for the sole purpose of loading or unloading before and after travel. Residents will be able to request both loading and unloading permits at the same time.

Residents requiring longer accommodations may request weekly parking permits not to exceed seven days per permit. No more than six weekly permits will be allowed per residential address per year with at least one day in between each of the six permits.

A valid permit will only allow recreational vehicles to park in front of the address of the resident applying for the permit. The ordinance will not affect private property.

The city is developing an automated system that will streamline the process of obtaining a permit. The system will be available on the city’s website, at www.garden-grove.org, in late September 2017. Until then, no parking citations will be issued to recreational vehicles parked on public and private streets.

Cavalier video getting good reviews

Santiago High School in Garden Grove is receiving positive national attention in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Back-to-School campaign.  The Foundation created a video spotlighting Santiago High School for using data to improve teaching and learning and to support student gains.  Santiago High School is featured as a “student-ready” school prepared to help all students succeed.

The video can be viewed at http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/back-to-school, as well on the district’s website, www.ggusd.us, and YouTube channel.

HB police chief gets support

Embattled police chief Robert Handy still has the support of a majority of the Huntington Beach City Council, according to a statement issued on Friday.

Handy has been the subject of criticism from the Huntington Beach Police Officers Association. Earlier this month, the HBPOA delivered a “vote of no confidence” on the chief.

“We support the men and women of the Huntington Beach Police Department, as well as our chief of police,” said Mayor Barbara Delgleize, citing a decrease in crime since 2013.

City Manager Fred Wilson also backed Handy, saying “Chief Handy’s strong record of supporting the men and women of our police department speaks for itself.”

Feeling lucky? Consider this trip

The Westminster Senior Center will be hosting an excursion to Pala Indian Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Departure is 8:30 a.m. from the center, located at 8200 Westminster Blvd. with a return at about 5:30 p.m. The cost is $22 per person with $5 back in slot play. For reservations, call (714) 895-2878.

 

 

 

 

 

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