A grant worth $2.3 million for the creation of a bikeway honoring the civil rights case of Mendez v. Westminster has been awarded to the City of Westminster.
The award from the California Natural Resources Agency will create “The Historical Mendez Freedom Trail, a two-way protected bikeway along Hoover Street between Garden Grove Boulevard and Bolsa Avenue.
Westminster’s entry was chosen as one of only 39 selected out of 143 applicants and was the only one selected from Orange County. The Mendez case led to the ending racial segregation in schools in California, and presaged the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education which banned the same nationwide.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2019.
Three DUI arrests made at HBPD checkpoint
A DUI/Drivers’ License Checkpoint operated by the Huntington Beach Police Department at Main Street and Yorktown Avenue Friday night resulted in three people being arrested for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol.
According to the HBPD, the checkpoint conducted between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday resulted in:
• 693 vehicles going through
• 485 vehicles screened
• three DUI suspects arrested
• six drivers cited and/or arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended or revoked
nine citations issued for other vehicle code violation.
Oak View School gets technology grant
A $5,000 grant to bring more computers to Oak View Elementary School and the Oak View community has been obtained by the Ocean View School District.
The Barona Grant was presented to Principal Rosa Guerra by State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) at an assembly. The money will fund the purchase of nine Chromebook computers for Oak View students, along with several more Chromebooks and desktops for Oak View families who use the Family Resource Center.
The OVSD is a K-8 district primarily serving north Huntington Beach.
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