Across the Area

Meet you at the movies … twice

“SONIC THE HEDGEHOG” will be screened outdoors in the parking lot behind the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove on June 26. It’s free.

Starved for a chance to “go out to the movies”? Here’s your chance. The City of Garden Grove is presenting its “Movie In the Park(ing Lot)” on Friday, June 26 in the lot behind the Hyatt Regency Orange County at Chapman Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. The movie is “Sonic The Hedgehog.” The parking lot will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 8:30 p.m.

Pre-register at (714) 741-5200; only 120 spaces will be available. No RVs or campers are permitted. Bring your own food or order from the NOVA restaurant. No outside food delivery will be permitted.

And wait, there’s more. There will be a drive-in movie at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge on June 26 as well. The James Bond classic “Goldfinger” starring Sean Connery will be show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m.  The fee is $30 per car, and social distancing guidelines are in place. Snacks and drinks will be available. It’s a first-come, first-served operation. The lodge is at 11551 Trask Ave. (at Newland Street). Call (714) 534-0226 or (562) 244-9217 for more information.

Here’s a blast from Orange County’s past which we are all glad (we hope) is very much in the past.  In the June 10, 1962 edition of The (Garden Grove) News, there’s an article about a housing development on Orangewood Avenue, one block east of Euclid in Anaheim.

The article about the Walnut Park Estates lists all the benefits of the new development, including an all-electric kitchen, intercoms, etc. Oh, and these homes are in a “carefully restricted residential area.”

“Restricted” means they were not available for sale to blacks, Jews, Hispanics and Asians.  The good old days weren’t all that good.

The Ocean View School District will begin its free Summer Community Meal program starting on Monday, June 22. The OVSD will provide “Grab-N-Go” breakfast and lunch meals to all children 18 and under at Oak View and Westmont elementary schools. The program runs Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. through Sept. 4. It’s closed July 3 because of Independence Day.

Get off the street! Street sweeping parking citations will resume in Westminster on Monday, June 22. Move your car from the curb or get ticketed.

It’s June and that makes it time for college graduations and other honors to local students in higher education. Here are some honorees:

  • Ramona Kreisel of Westminster has been named to the dean’s list of Emerson College of Boston. She is majoring in journalism
  • Jaeson Pham of Huntington Beach has been named to the dean’s list at Ohio University. He also graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing.
  • Julianne Gonzalez of Garden Grove has graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English, cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado.
  • Todd Nguyen of Garden Grove graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor of arts degree in nursing.
  • Trinh Pham of Huntington Beach graduated from Ohio University with a master of business administration degree.
  • Tony Zermeno of Westminster graduated from Ohio University with a master of science in recreation and sports sciences.
  • Caden Fraser of Garden Grove graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in theater and media and communication from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa.
  • Marissa Gulley of Garden Grove was named to the dean’s list for Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo.

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