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Panel studying homelessness

STANTON PUBLIC Safety Committee will consider the problem of homelessness at its July 28 meeting. (Shutterstock).

What’s being done to address the problem of homelessness is on the agenda of the Stanton Public Safety Committee.

The panel will meet at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave. on Wednesday, July 28 at 6 p.m.

Topping the agenda will be an update and discussion on efforts to curbs homelessness and what resources are available to the unsheltered.

Also, the committee will hear updates and have discussion on gambling and massage establishments in Stanton, as well as the 2021 Fourth of July holiday.

Topper Memorial Concert set Aug. 7


A memorial concert honoring musician Greg Topper is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge (Trask and Newhope) from 5-8 p.m. Donations of $20 to $40 are “strongly requested.” Contact Mary Nicoll at (714) 743-5663 (text).

Topper passed away in 2019 at the age of 73. He performed as a singer and pianist performing across Orange County in venues large and small. He specialized in early rock and roll hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and other pioneers of the genre.

Students get a “vote” on GGUSD board

Under a revised policy passed on Tuesday by the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education, student representatives to the board will get a “preferential vote” on matters before the body.

Reflecting a change in the state Education Code, a student rep to the board – chosen from among the GGUSD’s high school students – will now be able to cast a “vote” at meetings, although it won’t officially count toward the final outcome of the board’s vote.

The GGUSD is a K-12 district serving most of Garden Grove and parts of adjoining cities.





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