Across the Area

Grant $$ to curb alcohol abuse

DON’T sell that beer to underage patrons (Tembela Bohle/Pexels).

A grant of $62,302 has been received by the Huntington Beach Police Department to address alcohol-related harm in the community. The grant, provided by the Alcohol Beverage Control, will be used to put bad operators of firms that sell alcohol out of business, keep liquor away from minors and bring penalties against those merchants that violate the law and cause harm to the community.

Another “Santa Maria”-style barbecue will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge, located at Trask Avenue and Newhope Street. This drive-up/take-out only event will start at 11 a.m. and go until the food sells out. Your choice of tri-tip, chicken or ribs with sides is $15 or combo plate with three meats, sausage with sides is  $20.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is warning shoppers to be vigilant against a wave of thieves stealing the personal items of people while they are in stores.  Thieves are targeting wallets and personal property from purses. In most cases, victims are followed through a store until the theft opportunity presents itself. Shoppers are urged to hang on their personal property in the store, or at least, zip the purse closed and use the strap or clip it to your cart.

Three schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have been recognized by the California Positive Behavorial Interventions and Supports Coalition for outstanding contributions of support during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting the disruptions to school. Honored were Heritage Computer Science Academy, Stanley Elementary School, and McGarvin Intermediate School.

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