Across the Area

Statesman, Viking and graduates


TATUM OSBORNE of Marina High School (HBUHSD photo).

Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, returned to his home base today (Thursday) when he delivered a speech at Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda. He was born in Orange and was graduated from Los Amigos High School in 1982. Subject matter is China and “the future of the free world.”

Tatum Osborne has completed her service as 2019-2020 student representative to the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees. She was also student body president at Marina High School for the past year.

Graduates of Kansas State University for spring 2020 included:

  • Alyssa Rocha of Huntington Beach, with a bachelor of science in family studies and human services.
  • Emma Malsy of Westminster, with a bachelor of science degree, cum laude.

Graduates of the University of Utah for spring 2020 included:

  • Leota Coyne of Huntington Beach with bachelor of science degrees in geography, urban ecology and environmental and sustainable standards.
  • Josh Matsushima of Huntington Beach with a bachelor of computer science.
  • Austin Moore of Garden Grove with a bachelor of science in economics.
  • Julio Payan Del Valle of Garden Grove with a master of education in educational psychology.
  • Grant Schwabrow of Huntington Beach with a bachelor of science in finance.

A lawsuit challenging the results of the recent Westminster city council recall election was dropped unexpectedly by plaintiff Khai Do this week. An attempt to remove from office Mayor Tri Ta and councilmembers Kimberly Ho and Chi Charlie Nguyen was rejected by voters, but Do went to court alleging irregularities sufficient to overturn the result.

One more note about the June 3 Black Lives Matter demonstration. We are told that some of the African American police officers from Garden Grove present were berated by certain protestors for allegedly siding with the “white authority,” to put it politely.

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