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53-unit project continued to Sept. 18

PLANNERS in Huntington Beach will consider a 53-home project on the site of the former Franklin School on Sept 11, and not on July 10 as originally planned.

UPDATE: The public hearing on the housing project set to go before the July 10 meeting of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission has been rescheduled to the Sept. 11, 2018 meeting of the panel.

According to Julie Toledo, public information officer for the city, the change was requited by the developer, TriPointe Homes, “in order to address numerous public comments and better prepare” for the meeting.


A proposal to build a 53-unit housing project on a former school site will go before the Huntington Beach Planning Commission on Tuesday.

What’s before the planners is a general plan amendment, tract map and other approvals to construct the project at 14422 Hammon Lane, the one-time site of Franklin school.

The planners will be asked to change the general plan for the area from public and semi-public to residential low density and open space park to allow for the development of the planned single-family homes with reduced lot sizes and “public benefits for the community.”

The commission meets in the city council chamber in the Civic Center, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue) at 7 p.m.

Movies and music in Westminster

The first of three outdoor movie nights will be held on Thursday (July 12) featuring the animated comedy “Trolls!” The film will be screened in the Sunken Gardens in the Westminster Civic Center at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

Pre-movie festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with games, face-painting and a special visit and pictures with Poppy. The movie will start shortly after sunset. Residents should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Food trucks and carts will have items for sale. Admission and parking are free.

Other films scheduled for July 19 and 26 are “Coco” and “Secret Life of Pets.”

Amelia Earhart expert to speak in GG

UPDATE: The presentation on World War I aviation planned for July 12 has been cancelled due to ill health on the part of the planned presenter, Bob Cashman. In his stead, Steve Lund, an expert on aviation legend Amelia Earhart, will male a presentation at the same place and time.


Bob Cashman, an expert on World War I military aviation will speak at the Elks Lodge #1952 in Garden Grove on Thursday, July 12 at 11:30 p.m.

There will be a lunch and then remarks by Cashman, who began flying solo at age 18 and flew as a U.S. Army artillery fire control officer during the Korean War. 

Reservations are required. Call (562) 287-4846 no later than noon on Tuesday, July 10. The cost is $18 including a buffet lunch.

The lodge is located at 11551 Trask Ave. (at Newland Street).

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