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“Once Upon A” Week in West Orange Co.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD with Brad Pitt (L) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures)

It’s a slow week for government meetings but a brisk one for community concerts and events. Here’s a look at the week ahead for the communities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster from a Monday perspective.

WEATHER: Things will be getting warmer all this week, ascending from the high 70s to the high 80s and low 90s by Wednesday, then a gradual cooling toward the end of the work-week inland (Stanton and Garden Grove). Closer to the beach, it’ll be about 10 degrees cooler (Huntington Beach).

MEETINGS: The Stanton City Council will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center at 7800 Katella Ave. On the agenda will be a proposal to place two measures on the ballot for a November special election. One will be to approve a tax on marijuana-related businesses, including cultivation and processing, and another to raise the city’s “bed tax” on guests at city motels and hotels from 8 percent to 12 percent.

Also, on Tuesday there will be a neighborhood traffic discussion at Stacey Middle School in Huntington Beach about possible changes in traffic circulation that could result from changes in the Westminster Mall specific plan. The event will be held from 6-7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT: On the film front, the big release this Friday is “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” starring Brad Pitt and Leo diCaprio. It’s set in the late 60s and connects the film industry with the Charles Manson murders.

Other movies out this weekend are “The Ground Beneath My Feet” (suspense-mystery),  “Honeyland” (a documentary about beekeeping in Macedonia, and “See You Soon” (soccer star meets single mom).

Live plays on stage this week include “West Side Story” at the Gem Theater in Garden Grove, “The Bad Seed” at the Westminster Community Playhouse and “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster.

EVENTS: Free concerts and films on the horizon this week.

“The Answer” will perform classic rock Thursday at Eastgate Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Spider-Main: Into the Spider-verse” will be screened at the Civic Center Gardens in Westminster on Thursday.

Jamie Wood & the Good Rockin’ Daddies will perform a free concert on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Central Park in Huntington Beach.

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