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“Fallen Five” GG memorial event set

THE ANNUAL Fallen Five event memorializing Garden Grove police officers killed in the line of duty has been cancelled, but a “pop up” event is being organized by the Garden Grove Neighborhood Association (File photo).

A “Fallen Five Pop-Up Memorial” honoring Garden Grove police officers killed in the line of duty will be held beginning on Thursday, May 21 and continuing through Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day).

The memorial is sponsored by the Garden Grove Neighborhood Association, and has been organized because the annual police memorial has been cancelled because of the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents are asked to lay flowers, notes, small flags, signs, etc. at the statue and plaques in front of the GGPD building at 11301 Acacia Parkway (east of Euclid Street).

Further, residents are urged to follow the “six-foot” distance rule and wait for others to leave before approaching.

Contact Maureen Blackmun at .

Big project goes to Stanton planners

A large mixed-use project including 300 apartments will go before the Stanton Planning Commission on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

A LARGE mixed-use development on Beach Boulevard goes before the Stanton Planning Commission on Wednesday (City of Stanton).

Planners will consider the development, to be located at 12736 Beach Blvd. (east side, just north of Stanford Avenue, close to the new 22 and Beach development).

The project will displace two vacant restaurants and a pool supply store, with demolition “imminent” according to a staff report.

Overall the development will consist of 5- and 7-story apartment buildings with a commercial component of 6,313 square feet, and a six-story parking structure. The commercial tenant has not been identified.

The apartments are in studio, one- and two-bedroom configurations. These units will count toward the city’s numbers for the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation.

Wednesday’s meeting will be by teleconferencing. For details on that, call (714) 890-4243.

Elvis to make a “comeback” in 2021

The coronavirus may have compelled the cancellation of this year’s Elvis Festival on Main Street in downtown Garden Grove, but “The King” will be back next year.

The “Comeback Festival” is set for Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Acacia Parkway and Garden Grove Boulevard, according to Jill Lloyd, producer of the festival, which next year will be in its 21st year.

“The Comeback is always stronger than the setback,” according to Lloyd.




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