Across the Area

Nguyen gets money for local schools

STATE SEN. Janet Nguyen has directed modernization money to local schools.

State Sen. Janet Nguyen has helped direct modernization funds to two campuses in the Westminster School District. Nguyen (R-34th) serves on the State Allocation Board and participates in allocating modernization funds approved by voters in Proposition 51.

Warner and Johnson middle schools will receive funding, as will Oak Middle School and Weaver Elementary School in the Los Alamitos Unified School District. The total for the four schools is $5.5 million, with the local school systems contributing a local match of $3.7 million.

The money can be used for items such as air conditioning, plumbing, lighting, etc.

GWC theater season is announced

The Golden West College Theater Arts department has announced its season for the 2018-19 school year. Scheduled at the Mainstage Theater are:

  • “Dracula,” directed by Tom Amen, Oct. 5-14, 2018.
  • “Sister Act,” directed and choreographed by Martie Ramm, Nov. 9-18, 2018.
  • “The Great God Pan,” directed by Tom Amen, March 8-17, 2019.
  • “The Pirates of Penzance,” directed and choreographed by Martie Ramm, April 26-May 5, 2019.

Scheduled at the Stage West Theater are:

  • “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” directed by Luke Yankee, Oct. 26-28, 2019.
  • “American La Ronde,” directed by Rory Cowan, April 5-7, 2019.

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Patricia Singer appointed to OVSD board

The Ocean View School District Board of Trustees has made a provisional appointment to fill a vacant seat on the board. Patricia Singer will take the place of Joseph Gaglione, who resigned on Feb. 21.

Her term will run through Dec. 7. She will be sworn in at the April 20 meeting of the board. Other candidates who were interviewed for the post were Ralph Bauer and Ben Miles.

The OVSD is a K-8 district serving northern Huntington Beach as well as portions of Fountain Valley, Westminster and Midway City.

Youth sports offered in Westminster

A variety of sports are offered for youth ages 3-14 by the City of Westminster.

Mini Sports introduces children ages 3 to 5 years to soccer and T-ball. The program starts on Saturday, April 14 and is held at Sigler Park from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

In addition, Soccer Clinic (11-11:45 a.m.) and Basketball Clinic (12-12:45 p.m.) are offered for boys and girls ages 6-12 years old. The registration fee is $18 per participant per sport for six weeks and includes a T-shirt.

Also offered are basketball and soccer starting the week of April 16. Practices are held at Bolsa Chica, Liberty and Sigler parks. The fee is $24 per participant for this eight-week program and includes a T-shirt.

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