Garden Grove

Buy local, get cash or Wolf visit

THE BUY IN GARDEN GROVE campaign offers a chance to win a one-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove (Great Wolf photo).

The City of Garden Grove and Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce encourage the community to participate in the end-of-year Buy in Garden Grove campaign, Black Friday Goes BiGG, for chances to win $500, $250, or a one-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge Southern California. The deadline to participate is Thursday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m.

When shoppers collect $50 in total register receipts from any Garden Grove business, they’ll receive one raffle ticket towards a cash and prize drawing.

Receipts must be brought to the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce, located at 12866 Main St., Suite 102, by 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. Raffle tickets will not be available at business establishments.

If purchases were made from a BiGG business, Foods of Garden Grove restaurant, or Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce member, shoppers will receive an additional raffle ticket. For business lists, visit

On Monday, Dec. 20, four winners will be announced on the city and chamber’s websites and social platforms. One winner will receive $500, two winners will receive $250, and one winner will receive a one-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge Southern California.

For information, visit or call (714) 741-5280.

Mental health issues are discussed

The City of Garden Grove, in collaboration with Mind OC, is hosting a free virtual Garden Grove Community Conversation Series on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., via Zoom or by phone, to provide information and answer questions about mental health, and to discuss and explore experiences with health care systems and providers in Orange County. To register online, visit

Topics to be discussed are: Community Mental Health Care Services Experience; Community Mental Health Needs; Effective Self-Advocacy Skills Development; Taking Ownership of Our Healing and Recovery Process; and We Have HOPE (Be Well OC in Garden Grove).

Be Well OC in Garden Grove is a mobile mental health program that provides immediate in-community assessment and stabilization to residents experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse, and homelessness. For more information on Be Well OC in Garden Grove, visit Mind OC is a nonprofit organization that supports the Be Well OC community of caregivers to positively impact the mental health and wellbeing of all residents in Orange County. For more information on Mind OC and Be Well OC, visit

For more information, contact Nate Robbins, Community and Economic Development Department at (714) 741-5206 or Anthony Delgado, director of mobile response services at (949) 749-2500.

Mayor Steve Jones speaks to chamber

MAYOR STEVE JONES (OC Tribune photo).

Mayor Steve Jones will be the featured speaker at the next Government Affairs Committee meeting of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 10 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. via Zoom. Jones will discuss issues related to city government and how it interacts with residents and businesses. He was first elected as mayor of Garden Grove in 2016.

For more information, call (714) 638-7950.

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