Across the Area

Suzy, it’s OK to hate the Astros

IT’S GONNA take a lot of beer to swallow the outcome of the Astros’ World Series success (Flickr).

Suzy Seymour, classified personnel director for the Garden Grove Unified School District, posted a message of tolerance … mostly … on Facebook. It read: “I refuse to hate police officers. I refuse to hate black people. I refuse to hate gay people. I refuse to hate  . . . Except the Houston Astros, I hate the Astros.”

At Warner Middle School in Westminster, Ryan Huynh is salutatorian for the class of 2020. Warner is part of the Westminster School District.

Four local students have been honored by their colleges:

  • Truman Fredrick Bazer of Huntington Beach graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Joelle Esposito of Garden Grove has been named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
  • Marissa Gulley of Garden Grove has been named to the dean’s list for spring 2020 at Central Methodist University in Missouri.

The “good old days” were at least less expensive. According to the June 11, 1962 edition of The (Garden Grove) News, you could buy a car – a 1961 Rambler sedan –for $2195 at Grove Rambler or purchase a new one for just $55 a month. You could dine on a  steak dinner at Slip’s Café in the Eastgate Center for $1. For entertainment, the Gem Theater was showing “G.I. Blues.” If you really wanted a bargain, you could go to the Warner Drive-In in Huntington Beach to see “King of Kings.” That was $1.50 per carload.

Two Huntington Beach residents have been awarded degrees from the University of Alabama. McKenzie Elliott and Nicholas Schroeder have each received a bachelor of science in Human Environmental Science.

The staff at Walton Intermediate School in Garden Grove have donated $1,200 to provide two $600 scholarships to former Walton students. The recipients are Santiago High School senior Carlos Cervantes, who will be attending UC Santa Cruz and Garden Grove High School senior Stephanie Tran, who will be attending UC Irvine.

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