Across the Area

Pupils make mental health video


“AUDIENCE of One” filmmakers Keanu Hua, Brian Ly, Alexa Wright and Kayla Nguyen (GGUSD).

Students from La Quinta High School in Westminster created and produced a mental health awareness video for the OC Health Care Agency’s suicide prevention campaign to be aired as a 30-second TV commercial on Fox Sports West during Angels’ broadcasts. The video is called “An Audience of One” and was created by creative writing students Alexa Wright, Kayla Nguyen, Keanu Hua, Brian Ky and teacher Amanda LaPera. LQHS is part of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

The Huntington Beach Police Department is reminding residents and others that it will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Aug. 14 and 15 at two undisclosed locations in the city between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m.

An event to raise consciousness among members of the Cambodian community to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census is planned for Monday, Aug. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rainbow Donuts, 13812 Brookhurst St., Garden Grove.

Sarah Bielicki of Huntington Beach has been named to the dean’s list for spring 2020 at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

Journey Evangelical Church in Westminster will host a drive-up food pantry at 14614 Magnolia St. from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The food is free while supplies last. Clear space in your trunk and wear a mask.

Nova Kitchen and Bar (Chapman Avenue, west of Harbor Boulevard) in Garden Grove is offering educators 15 percent off their bill through the month of August. It’s good for four guests per party with proof of a valid school or educators ID.

The ladies at the Emblem Club in Garden Grove are having a rummage/yard/parking lot sale this Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Elks Lodge (Newhope Street and Trask Avenue). Call (714) 534-1952 for  details.

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” will be screened today (Thursday) at Orangewood Academy, 13732 Clinton St. in Garden Grove. Gates will open at 7 p.m. with the movie starting at 8 p.m. Attendees can bring in their own food, but outside food delivery isn’t permitted. Call (714) 741-5768 for availability of space. It’s limited to 125 cars.

Carolina’s Italian Restaurant, 12045 Chapman Ave., in Garden Grove donated 750 meals to the needy last Saturday, Aug. 8. Meals included pasta, salad, bread and water.

 Rodeo 39, a modern food hall located at the 22 and Beach center on Beach Boulevard north of Garden Grove Boulevard in Stanton, is expected to open soon. It will eventually have 15 eateries, four beverage bars, three entertainment venues (including a video game arcade), five “fashion”spots (including nails and tattoos) and a butcher, bakery and flower shop.

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