Across the Area

Take a new look at World War One

THE SINKING of the Lusitania helped bring America into World War I (Wikipedia).

World War I ended about a century ago, and there’s been a renewal of interest in that epic conflict. For those interested in learning more about WW I, a presentation by an author expert in that field will be made at a local library.

Colleen Fliedner, author of “In the Shadow of War: Spies, Love & the Lusitania,” will speak on “Fascinating and Little-Known Facts About WW 1.”

The presentation will be made at 1 p.m. at the Garden Grove Main Library at 11200 Stanford Ave. in Garden Grove. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Elvis comes to Westminster on Aug. 1

Elvis tribute artist Scot Bruce will perform in a free concert at Westminster’s Civic Center Sunken Garden on Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Concert-goers may bring a picnic dinner or enjoy the food items sold by various vendors. The concert will include children’s activities and games.

The Civic Center is at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

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Storm drain construction to start

Construction will start on Monday, Aug. 5 and continue through February 2020 of storm drains from Gilbert Street and Imperial Avenue to Cannery Street and Garden Grove Boulevard.  The installation will cause temporary traffic delays.

Traffic on Gilbert, Imperial to Cannery and Garden Grove Boulevard will be reduced to one lane. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be no parking allowed in the construction zone.

Access to businesses and homes along the construction area will be maintained. The storm drain improvement is intended to reduce the risk of flooding and road closures on Magnolia Street from Central Avenue to Garden Grove Boulevard.



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