Across the Area

GG planners approve a “new” McD’s

THE NEW LOOK McDonald’s restaurants (McDonalds Corp).

The demolition of the McDonald’s restaurant in the Promenade shopping center and its replacement with a new, modern eatery was approved at the May 2 meeting of the Garden Grove Planning Commissioners.

Planners voted 6-0 – with Christy Le absent – to approve the site plan and conditional use permit to knock down the Seventies-era McD’s at 9845 Chapman Avenue and replace it with a new one on the same site.

The new fast food restaurant will see the existing basement and kids’ play area eliminated and dual-entry drive through lanes created.

At the same meeting the commission approved a measure clearing the way for the sale of the former fire station at 12111 Chapman Ave.

Water fun just in time for summer

The Sigler Park Splash Pad will open for the season on Saturday, May 25. Hours will be 12-5 p.m. on the weekends starting on that date and continuing to June 16, and then daily starting June 22 through Labor Day (Sept. 2). The park is located at 7200 Plaza St., Westminster.

The Splash Pad is also available for private rentals, with a fee of $125: that’s $100 for Westminster residents plus a deposit. The fee includes two hours of exclusive use of the pad with two staff attendants for up to 50 guests.

For more information call (714) 895-2860 or go to (714) 895-2860.

Workshops for Parents at library

“Well Workshops For Parents” will be held on Sunday, May 12 and Sunday, May 19 at Garden Grove’s Main Library, 11200 Stanford Ave. at 2 p.m. The free workshops will be:

  • Stress Management and Self-Care, May 12;
  • Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, May 19.

Each workshop will last 1 hour followed by a half-hour 1:1 skill-building session. You can bring your children to the library’s LEGO Club and attend the workshop whilethe kids build with LEGOs.

The library’s regularly scheduled hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GGUSD Board of Education to meet

The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 7 with the regular session set for 7 p.m.

Topping the agenda will be recognition of employee groups and participants in the Bus Roadeo competition.

The board meets in the district’s Education Center at 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. The district serves most of Garden Grove and portions of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Stanton, Santa Ana and Westminster.

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