Across the Area

Degrees, honors and parades

COLLEGE students from the West Orange County area are honored.

Luke Payton of Huntington Beach has earned a Master of Public Health degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta during the fall 2021 semester.

Chloe Riederich of Huntington Beach has been named to the dean’s list at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia for the fall 2021 semester.

Sarah Yang of Westminster has been named to the dean’s list at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennylvania.

GGUSD honors February employees

Employees of the Month for February in the Garden Grove Unified School District are La’Keisha Armstrong, IBI assistant at Newhope Elementary School and Jose Maramillo, school psychologist at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove.

Aztec marching band bound for D.C.?

The marching band at La Quinta High School in Westminster has been nominated to perform in the 2023 Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. A certificate was presented to the school by Rep. Michelle Steel (R-Huntington Beach).

Chamber speaker subject is info tech

Julie Gutierrez-Farley of Integrity IT Solutions will be guest speaker for the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast program on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Anaheim Marriott Suites, 12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove.

The breakfast is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

Is that car seat safe? How to be sure

The Huntington Beach Police Department will be hosting a free Car Seat Check-up Event on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the HBPD parking lot, 2000 Main St., (at Yorktown Avenue).

Bring that child car seat with you for a checkup.

Appointments are required. Register at

Eastwood Day at Angel Stadium

Friends, staff and families of Eastwood School – part of the Westminster School District – are invited to a special Angels game fund-raiser on June 8 at 6:30 pm.

The discounted tickets are $15 and $6 of that is donated back to Eastwood.

Spring into gardening Stanton

The Stanton Community Garden is hosting an “Open Garden Event” on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The garden is located at 11111 Cedar St. (south of Katella Avenue).

The event will showcase the gardens that members have been cultivating. Gardening basics will be taught and there will be live music. It’s family friendly, but no pets. For more information, send an e-mail to  or call 510-8-GARDEN.

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