Across the Area

Commission OKs zone changes

A LARGE mixed-use development on Beach Boulevard in Stanton is an examples of changes that could be coming to Garden Grove under planned new zoning changes (City of Stanton).

A major rezoning of the City of Garden Grove was approved Thursday night on a 4-3 vote by the city planning commission.

The changes in the general plan reflect a requirement from the State of California to zone for 19,168 additional housing units under Garden Grove’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment in an effort to relieve the housing crisis in the Golden State.

Generally, the changes involve rezoning industrial and commercial land to mixed-use (retail and residential) and residential. The action by the commission now goes to the city council for final approval.

“Haunted Halloween” for seniors

The H. Louis Lake Senior Center in Garden Grove will host the “Haunted Halloween Resource Fair” on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It will be held outdoors in front of the center, located at 11300 Stanford Ave. It’s free and open to seniors, ages 55 and over.

The event will offer information about health and wellness resources, programs and services for older adults. Seniors are encouraged to dress up and collect candy and other treats from participating vendors.

A vaccination clinic will also be held. For more information, call (714) 741-5243.

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week

Did you know that teenage drivers are four times as likely to be involved in a collision as any other age group?

To emphasize the need for young motorists to drive safely, the Huntington Beach Police Department offers some tips to parents in this, National Teen Driver Safety Week.

  • Provisional Driver’s License: Learn about California’s provisional licensing law with its restrictions on passengers and driving at night during the first year a teen has a license.
  • Lead By Example: Have driving lessons with your teen. Tell – but also show – your teen how to drive safely.
  • Set Ground Rules: Be firm on issues like no phone use, being distracted by friends, following the speed limit and always buckling up.
  • Sober Driving: Emphasize the importance of never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or riding with someone else who is intoxicated.


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