“Heroes” honored by GGUSD

GGUSD Education Center on Stanford Avenue in Garden Grove (OC Tribune photo).

Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education will be acknowledging various community members for their contributions to the district during the 7 p.m. meeting on Tuesday (today).

The “Community Heroes” award is a new presentation where the school district will be honoring each of the “heroes.” Those selected community members have made a positive impact in the lives of the students and the schools, said Public Information Officer, Abby Broyles.

The board will also consider an Agreement for Provision of Educationally Related Mental Health Services Between the County of Orange Mental Health Agency and GGUSD.

The meeting will be held in-person.

GGUSD is a K-12 district serving most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

Donations sought for holiday drive

The Garden Grove community is invited to participate in an end-of-year program designed to bring joy, spirit, and hope to nearly 1,000 local children who go without a gift during the holiday season.

Through Friday, Dec. 10, the City of Garden Grove’s family resource centers are seeking donations of new board games and toys for the annual Garden Grove Holiday Drive. Donations may be dropped off at the Recreation Counter located in Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway; Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center, located at 12661 Sunswept Ave., or Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, located at 11402 Magnolia St.

Monetary donations and gift cards are also accepted, and are tax-deductible.

The Magnolia Park Family Resource Center and the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center provide residents with low or no-cost programs focused on youth enrichment, personal empowerment, counseling, family support services, and parenting education.

For over 20 years, the City has worked to bring holiday cheer to local disadvantaged families. In 2020, with assistance from the community, 135 local families, and approximately 301 children, received gifts.

For more information, visit https://ggcity.org/community-services/holiday-drive or call (714) 741-5208.

Veteran’s Day closure at city halls


In observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday, Garden Grove City Hall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11. No street sweeping services will be provided on the holiday. Streets will be swept as scheduled on all other days. Trash pickup will remain as scheduled.

For more information on street sweeping, please call the Public Works Department at (714) 741-5375.

Closures are also planned in Huntington Beach and Stanton.





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