Garden Grove

Armed robber holds up food truck

AN ARMED ROBBER held up a food truck Monday night on the Garden Grove-Santa Ana border Shutterstock).

A food truck was robbed at gunpoint Monday night at the edge of the Garden Grove city limits.

According to Sgt. Jeff Brown of the GGPD, the incident took place at the northwest corner of Euclid Street and Hazard Avenue at around 9:08 p.m.

Police say that a man entered the truck brandishing a semi-automatic pistol and demanding money. The suspect took about $250 in cash and fled in a silver Jeep Cherokee westbound on Hazard.

The suspect was described as a male black, 40-45 years old, about 6-feet fall. He was last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt and grey oversized shorts.

There have been other robberies with similar circumstances and a similar suspect description, according to the GGPD. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call (714) 741-5704.

Lawsuit filed on Willowick fate

A group opposed to development of the Willowick Golf Course is suing to stop converting the 101.5-acre site into commercial uses.

Willowick is located within Santa Ana city limits but owned by the City of Garden Grove. As the lease for the golfing use expires, those cities are collaborating on what to do with the land, a rare large piece of mostly vacant land in central Orange County.

According to published reports, Rise Up Willowick Coalition – with the help of another organization – will pursue legal action to ensure that the land be used for affordable housing or open space. Officials in both cities denied that there was a legal requirement for such uses.

No decisions have been made on the ultimate fate of the property, although several concepts have been advanced.

100 years of Argonaut history

Garden Grove High School will be 100 years in September of 2021, and the school’s alumni association is holding a contest for a logo commemorating a century of GGHS history.

According to Bill Crawford, president of the association, the deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. The logo that’s chosen will be featured on all merchandise and promotional material.

Entries should be submitted to the high school front office.

GGHS was established in 1921 in response to efforts by neighboring school districts to annex the area. It moved from temporary quarters to its present location on Stanford Avenue in 1923. The establishment of the Garden Grove Union High School District created the borders of what would eventually make up the Garden Grove Unified School District



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