Across the Area

Take a stroll, cast a ballot, and more


THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY is underway and voting is easier than ever (Shutterstock).

It’s looking very spring-ish.  Time to vote, take in a play or movie and perform some civic duties, or cheer for your favorite team.

WEATHER: We’ll be on a roller coaster of a ride this week, with highs climbing, then plunging. The high temperature is 72 degrees on Monday, rising to 86 by Thursday, then diving all the way to 63 by Sunday. No prospect of rain, though.

ELECTION: The primary election – including the state presidential primary ­ is set for Tuesday, March 3, but you don’t have to wait that long. Vote by mail began on Feb. 3 and you can now cast your ballot at any in-person Vote Center all around the county.  To find your best local polling place before March 3, go to

MEETINGS: Garden Grove City Council meets on Tuesday and will consider declaring the Willowick Golf Course to be surplus land. The council meets at 6:30 p.m.

The Westminster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and items on the agenda will include recognition of retiring city manager Eddie Manfro and requests for permits for “Black Friday” observations on April 26 and 30.

EVENTS:  The Garden Grove Neighborhood Association will be hosting a “Meet on Main” event Thursday at the Courtyard Center in the Village Green (Main Street at Nelson Street) at 6 p.m. The topic will be the efforts of GGPD’s Special Resource Team and the city’s Public Works Department to deal with homelessness and its effects.

ENTERTAINMENT: New releases in local cinemas will include:

  • “The Invisible Man.” He’s stalking Elizabeth Moss in this R-rated thriller.
  • “Brahms: The Boy II.” Another creepy kid horror film. Rated PG-13.

On local live stages are “Guys and Dolls” at the Gem Theatre on Main Street in Garden Grove ­– opening Thursday, with shows through Sunday – and “Mary Poppins” at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster with performances Friday through Sunday.

SPORTS: Orangewood Academy is in the CIF-SS Division 2AA girls’ basketball championship game on Saturday against Fairmont Prep. The location has not been decided, but we will post it as soon as we get it.

Anaheim Ducks will be at home at Honda Center on Tuesday to host the Edmonton Oilers at 7 p.m. and then again on Friday to host the Pittsburgh Penguins, also at 7 p.m.



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