Orange County

Bond Fire finally extinguished

THE BOND FIRE in Silverado Canyon is officially 100 percent contained (OCFA photo).

The Bond Fire in the Silverado Canyon area of Orange County was declared 100 percent contained early Friday morning.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the blaze – which started on Dec. 2 – burned 6,686 acres.  Twenty-eight structures were destroyed and 19 damaged. The fire started in a house and winds extended it to nearby vegetation. Two firefighters were injured; they have been released from the hospital after treatment.

COVID-19 info offered in GGUSD

Garden Grove Unified School District has partnered with Latino Health Access and the OC Health Care Agency to offer free COVID-19 informational kits to GGUSD students and families.

The informational kits will be available for pick up during GGUSD Grab and Go Meal programs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec.14 at Los Amigos High School; on Dec. 16 at Santiago High School; and on Dec. 18 at Russell Elementary Language Academy.

Attendees will receive a kit of materials that includes a reusable cloth mask and information about COVID-19 symptoms, how to prevent the spread of the virus, local testing sites offering free COVID-19 tests, and phone numbers to call for resources such as mental and health services, food or rental assistance, and quarantine support.

Resource information will also be available on the GGUSD website for those parents who are unable to attend. For more information, call (714) 663-6084.

GG resident wins scholarship at Iowa State

Alexis Poor of Garden Grove, a major in apparel,merchandising and design, has been awarded the Noma Scott Lloyd Memorial Scholarship from the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences.

She was recognized for her academic performance. Her scholarship was one of the more than $1.4 million in student scholarships offered in the College of Human Sciences. Iowa State is located in Ames.




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