Across the Area

Target asking to re-purpose space

THE TARGET STORE at Chapman Avenue and Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove (Orange County Tribune photo).

If you’ve ever wondered what became of “garden center” areas for stores that no longer have such centers, here’s an idea.

The Garden Grove Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its June 4 meeting to consider using such a portion of the Target department store at Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue for stock area.

Applicant Kimley-Horn and Associates is asking planners for a site plan to allow the conversion of 9,292 square feet of the former garden center. That Target store – one of the most successful in the national chain – recently underwent a $2 million renovation.

Also on the agenda is a continued public hearing for a conditional use permit to allow for increased hours, activities and parking for the MAP sports facility at the southeast corner of Western Avenue and Lampson Avenue.

The meeting will be held telephonically, starting at 7 p.m.

A profitable traffic stop in Santa Ana

Responding to public concerns, Santa Ana police conducted a patrol check of the 2600 block of West Hood Avenue on Wednesday.

A traffic stop and subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a pound and a half of methamphetamine and $8,500 in cash.

Area students are honored by colleges

Three local college students have been awarded degrees this spring. They are:

  • Christian Messick of Garden Grove graduated with a bachelors’ degree in business management.
  • Brian Smith of Huntington Beach has earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering for the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
  • Erin Nighswonger of Huntington Beach graduated with a bachelor of science degree in professional nursing from the University of Vermont.


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