Across the Area

GG 3rd in U.S. for self-response

We’re number three.

Garden Grove’s self-response rate for the 2020 Census was the third-best in the nation among all cities of a similar size, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

It’s important that census counts be complete because they provide the data for drawing legislative districts, as well as apportioning federal funding for a variety of functions including education, community development, public safety and more.

The Big Strawberry had a 79.1 percent self-response rate, above the 73.1 figure for the 2010 census. First and second in the nation were Elk Grove, California and Cary, North Carolina.

Garden Grove is also second in the state for the population range from 151,377 and 192,730 residents.

Ethnic studies studied in GGUSD

The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education will meet tonight (Tuesday) in virtual session. The regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a study session at 5:30 p.m. on ethnic studies.

Protesters at rallies in Garden Grove over the summer urged the GGUSD to make ethnic studies mandatory in the district’s curriculum.

The GGUSD serves most of Garden Grove and portions of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

Margie Rice Park getting a refresh

As part of the (San Diego) 405 Freeway expansion project, the City of Westminster will be getting about $500,000 in funds raised through the Measure M transportation tax for the expansion and refurbishment of Margie L. Rice Park.

The park, which is located where the freeway passes over Springdale Street, will be enlarged by six-tenths of an acre by covering the cement waterway behind the park (which will be undergrounded). A new sound wall will be erected and landscaping of the hillside will be done.

Sidewalks will be added to extend both north and south to join existing sidewalks. Other new landscaping and play equipment may be added as well.

The park, formerly known as Indian Village Park, is named in honor of the long-time Westminster mayor and councilmember.



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