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Miss GG pageant postponed to 2021

RAENA RAMIREZ (left) and Monica Waldau will keep their titles of Miss Garden Grove and Miss Strawberry Grove until the fall of 2021 (Miss Garden Grove pageant photos).


The annual Miss Garden Grove pageant will not be held in 2020 but will instead be staged in 2021. The same will be true of the national Miss America event.

According to the Miss Garden Grove/Strawberry Grove Organization, the national organization – with which this local group is affiliated, has decided to postpone the 2020 competition planned for December to some time in 2021 because of the impact of the corona virus pandemic.

The Miss California organization will also be cancelling its 2020 event, planned for June, until 2021. All local competitions have been postponed until next year.

Garden Grove’s event is planned to be conducted in the fall of 2021.

Reigning royalty Raena Ramirez (Miss Garden Grove) and Monica Waldau (Miss Strawberry Grove) will keep their titles and roles until the new pageant next year.

APD wants help in finding suspect


Anaheim police are asking the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with allegedly committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.

Being sought is Samuel Tolentino Sanchez, 37. He is described as being 5-foot, 4-inches tall, weighing 130 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call Anaheim PD at (714) 765-1900 or OC Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Huntington Beach Pier is reopened

Surf City’s iconic pier reopened to the public on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic closed it over two months ago.

As part of the city’s Phase 2 reopening, the pier is open for strolling and fishing, but visitors are advised to wear masks, maintain social distancing and keep moving.




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