Across the Area

Candidate forums set in HB and GG

CANDIDATE forums for Huntington Beach and Garden Grove has been scheduled.

The election season is just now underway and candidate forums are already popping up on the calendar.

A city council candidates forum hosted by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce  is set for Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Hilton Waterfront Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway from 2-4 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to .

Garden Grove Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a candidate forum on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Courtyard Center, 12732 Main St. The doors will open at 11 a.m.

OVSD hosts registration, orientation

Registration and new student orientation days will be held this month in the Ocean View School District for new and returning middle school students. Classes will start on Sept. 5.

Registration day for Marine View will be held on Aug. 27. 

At Mesa View, registration day is Aug. 28, with sixth grade WEB orientation from 9-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 29.

At Spring View, registration day is Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Sparty Fest” for sixth-graders will be on Aug. 24 from 9-11 a.m. New parent orientation will be held in the gymnasium from 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 28.

New parent orientation will be held at Vista View on Aug. 23 from 6-7 p.m. Registration day is Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For questions about enrollment, transfers, vaccination requirements, transportation and more, go to .

Crackdown on drunk driving is coming

The Huntington Beach Police Department will be participating in the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign set for Aug. 17 through Sept. 3. During that time, the HBPD and other law enforcement agencies in California and the nation will be putting additional officers on the road in efforts to stop suspected drunk or drug-impaired drivers and motorcyclists.

Narcotics are playing an increasing role in fatal crashes. According to a recent study covering the years 2005 to 2015, the percentage of drivers in those mishaps with a drug other than alcohol has risen from 26.2 percent to 42.6 percent.

Motorists are urged to always designate a sober driver, use public transportation or a ride-sharing service to get home and report drunk drivers by calling 911.

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