Across the Area

HB Pier lights up for 2028 Olympic bid

HUNTINGTON BEACH Pier will be lit up Tuesday and Wednesday regarding L.A.’s bid for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

The iconic Huntington Beach Pier will be lit up Tuesday and Wednesday nights to celebrate the final announcement of Los Angeles as the host city for the 2028 Summer Olympic games.

Surf City’s most prominent landmark will be one of 50 in Southern California illuminated to greet the expected announcement. Other locations are Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Bowl and U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles.

Huntington Beach has supported L.A.’s bid for the games in hope of being a venue for open-water sports, especially as surfing has now been added to the roster of included summer athletics.

How to master aging is topic

The H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be hosting a free event on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. to celebrate National Senior Center Month. The theme for 2017 is “Masters of Aging.” The event takes place at 11300 Stanford Ave. in Garden Grove

This year’s theme highlights the many ways senior centers lead their communities and inspire individuals to master this phase of life. This includes programs that empower older generations to be confident and independent. There will be music featuring the “Serenaders,” as well as giveaways and raffle prizes.

Nguyen’s bill to help veterans becomes law

A new law boosting the job prospects of military veterans applying for jobs with the State of California has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 410 was authored by State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-


Garden Grove) who represents the 34th District.

The bill will allow veterans still in service to begin the application process before discharge. Veterans applying for state jobs receive preference in the hiring process over non-veterans.

Applicants can start the process by having their commanding officer verify their service before they receive the DD-214 form, which is issued after separation from the military.

Yoga fundraiser set for Sept. 16

The Huntington Beach Yoga Collective is holding a fund-raising event on Saturday, Sept. 16 to help fund its first-year expenses.

The evening will include food, music, a raffle and silent auction. Auction items will include art from local artists, private yoga packages and a private farm-to-table dinner for up to eight people.

It will be held at 301 Main St. #9 in Huntington Beach from 6-9 p.m. Dinner tickets are $100 per person. Call (714) 374-0810 for more information.




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