Across the Area

Woodbury Park’s future mulled

WOODBURY PARK in Garden Grove (City of GG photo).

A community meeting to discuss possible future renovations the Woodbury Park in Garden Grove is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. The event will be held at the park, located at 13800 Rosita Place.

Neighborhood residents and park users are invited to attend in-person or virtually. To attend the virtual meeting, go to Access to ZOOM will begin at 10:45 a.m.

The meeting is part of the city’s application for state grant money of at least $200,000 up to $8.5 million to renovate a local park. Because of the conditions of application, including park acreage per resident and median household income in the surrounding area, Woodbury is considered Garden Grove’s best opportunity for a grant.

In-person attendees must follow health protocols including wearing a face-covering and maintaining social distancing.

Lisa Kim honored by U.S. SBA

Lisa Kim, Garden Grove’s assistant city manager and director of community and economic development, has been announced


as the winner of the U.S. Small Business Association Community Excellence Award for the Orange County/Inland Empire District.

Since her start in the city in 2016, she has worked to attract the SteelCraft outdoor urban eatery and facilitated the Nova Kitchen & Bar as well as the Garden Grove Senior Village and other projects.

Her nomination was made by City Manager Scott Stiles.

OCDA clears GGPD officers in fatal shooting

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has finished its investigation of a fatal shooting of a man in August 2019 with the conclusion that the actions of Garden Grove Police Department officers was justified.

Two officers were involved an incident in Westminster that resulted in the death of Rafael Chavez-Franco, 26.



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