Across the Area

Somebody needs your clothes

HAVE CLOTHES you don’t need any more cluttering your closet? Garden Grove Lions are collecting for a clothing drive for the needy (Flickr/Denkrahm).

The Lions Club of Garden Grove is sponsoring a Clothing Drive for donation to the needy. Clean, wearable clothing (free of stains and tears) are sought for men, women, kids and infants. Also wanted are paired shoes, handbags, linens, towels and blankets.

Drop off will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Lions Club building at 9860 Larson Ave. (next to the Boys and Girls Club). Donors are asked to drop off the clothing in tall kitchen-type bags. For more information, contact Susan Lerma at (714) 925-8922 or at

Looking for a career? The City of Westminster is now hiring for the positions of accounting manager, associate engineer, code enforcement officer, community outreach coordinator, parking control officer and police records specialist.
For details, go to .

The 21st annual Elvis Festival will have a theme of “Change of Habit” when it comes to Main Street in Garden Grove on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featured will be the “King of Cadillacs” car show, with Cadillac passenger vehicles from 1977 and earlier. There’s no entry fee and the registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 30.

The annual Moon Festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 19 at Freedom Hall in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, from 6-9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, moon cakes and lanterns for children and adults. Also on hand will be food vendors, face-painting, and balloon animals. The event is hosted by Supervisor Andrew Do in collaboration with CalOptima and OC Parks.

Groundbreaking will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. for the first phase of the Bluff Top Park Improvement Project in Huntington Beach. First, wooden lodge pole fencing will be installed along the bluff tops and new metal railing along the staircases. Total cost of Phase 1 will be $1.2 million. Phase 2 will involve widening the park pathway and trail, replacing access ramps leading toward the trail and enhancing landscaping throughout. That phase will cost $2.5 million. The park is located at 19341 Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Goldenwest Street.

The Sept. 16 meeting of the Garden Grove Planning Commission has been cancelled.

Colleges and universities are announcing academic honors and recognition for area students. They include:

  • Aaron Jackobs of Garden Grove has made the spring dean’s list at Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Paige Dispalatro of Huntington Beach has been named to the summer 2021 dean’s list at Missouri State University
  • Devyn Greer of Huntington Beach is part of the most academically achieving class starting this fall in the history of the University Iowa. The average grade point average of the incoming freshmen is 3.81 (on a 4-point scale).

A “Patriot Day” 9/11 Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Pier Plaza (Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway) in Huntington Beach. The event is presented by the city and American Legion Post 133.

Leave a Reply