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$25k to Little Saigon study

ASIAN GARDEN MALL (also known as the Phouc Loc Tho shopping center) on Bolsa Avenue is in the heart of Westminster’s Little Saigon district (Chris Jepsen/Orange County Archives/Flickr).

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded the City of Westminster a $25,000 grant to support the “Little Saigon Blueprint for Investment,” a community development effort commissioned by the city in 2020.

The “Little Saigon Blueprint for Investment” aims to build upon existing assets, and identify key improvements to retain and attract diverse businesses and visitors to Little Saigon. The first implementation phase is to conduct community outreach and begin relationship building among the city, local businesses, property owners, and other community organizations.

“This will be an important step in the right direction to encourage further development from new investors and current property owners, and boost tourism potential within Little Saigon,” said Mayor Tri Ta.

The Wells Fargo Foundation grant will match city funds allocated to the community outreach and capacity building program. These funds will be used to support effective collaboration with the Little Saigon community and help in building organizational capacity.

A check will be presented to city officials on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Asian Garden Mall’s Moon Festival, 9200 Bolsa Ave., Westminster.

Cooling Center to open on Saturday

The City of Garden Grove’s public cooling center, located at the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, will open Saturday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., due to temperatures forecast to exceed 95 degrees. The center is located at   11300 Stanford Ave.

Out of courtesy to others, face masks and social distancing will be required. To protect the health and safety of the public, please do not attend if you have been sick or have been in contact with someone who is feeling sick or exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms.

For more information, please call the H. Louis Lake Senior Center at (714) 741-5253, the Community Services Department at (714) 741-5200, or visit





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