Across the Area

This art in the park is just a taste

STUDENT ART in the Village Green park at Main and Euclid streets in Garden Grove (Orange County Tribune photo).

If you like art, and want to what those kids in school are up to, drive or walk by Village Green park at Main and Euclid streets in Garden Grove.

There you will find some of the works being displayed as part of the 43rd annual First Impressions Student Art Exhibit. It all kicked off on Monday in person, and the other 300-plus pieces – everything from paintings to photos to ceramics – are viewable in a virtual exhibition at .

New asst. super appointed in OVSD

The Ocean View School District Board of Trustees has appointed Reagan Headrick, current director of special education, to succeed Felix Avila as assistant superintendent of human resources.

Avila will retire on June 30 after years of service. Succeeding Headrick as director of special education will Chileen Spaulding, currently coordinator of special education.

The OVSD is a K-8 district serving northern Huntington Beach and parts of adjacent communities.

Saving that catalytic converter

The high value of some of the metals in the catalytic converter in most modern cars makes those devices a prime target for thieves.

On Saturday, May 22 the Huntington Beach Police Department, along with ExperTec Automotive Inc. and other partners will hold a theft deterrent event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ExperTec staff will etch the vehicle’s license plate into the converter, free of charge, as a way to combat and deter theft.

Alas, all 100 spots available have been snapped up.

HB students honored by Belmont

Four students from Huntington Beach have been named to the spring dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

They are:

  • Marbella Bolognese
  • Faith Hopkins
  • Fiona Kweskin
  • Allison Smith

Belmont is a private Christian liberal arts college. It was the site of the Oct. 22, 2020 presidential debate.

Public hearings before planners

The Garden Grove Planning Commission will hold two public hearings when it meets on Thursday, May 20.

Planners will hold a six-month review of a conditional use permit for the MAP Sports Facility at the corner of Western and Lampson avenues, and a request for a site plan and variance to demolish an existing building at 12822 Monarch St. and replace it with a new structure.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.


DONATING food and school supplies at the International School for Science and Culture.

Helping hands at charter school

Cidney Stallworth, 16, of Garden Grove, her mother and other volunteers recently donated food and school supplies for pupils at the International School for Science and Culture, an Orange County Department of Education-authorized charter school in Costa Mesa.

Cidney is a high school senior and an aspiring future teacher.








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