Across the Area

Traffic stop nets loaded gun


LOADED PISTOL taken at a traffic stop in Westminster (WPD photo).

A motorist pulled over in a traffic stop Sunday night in Westminster ended up in jail.

According to the Westminster Police Department, a car was pulled over in the area of Magnolia Street and Hazard Avenue.

The driver was “uncooperative” and was “removed” from his vehicle. Officers found a loaded Glock pistol in the waistband of his pants. Upon further investigation, he was discovered to be a gang member and the firearm in his possession was not registered to him.

He was taken to Orange County Jail in Santa Ana for a variety of charges.

Job Fair is planned for March 10

Garden Grove Unified School District is hosting a Job Fair on March 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to promote in-demand job opportunities at the school district.  The Job Fair will be held at Lincoln Education Center, 11262 Garden Grove Blvd. in Garden Grove.

Job seekers can learn about existing opportunities to work in GGUSD, speak one-on-one with hiring managers, and complete applications on site. Some of the opportunities include food service workers, bilingual community liaisons, Bilingual Instructional Aides, Special Education Instructional Assistants, and the district’s top-notch School Bus Driver Training Program. Those interested in instructional aide and assistant positions may be able to participate in on-site testing and interviews.

The district hopes to attract members of its own communities, GGUSD graduates, and area parents who may want to work in their local neighborhood school and enjoy the flexibility of positions like Food Service Workers and School Liaisons.

All job seekers are encouraged to bring their driver’s license or California ID.

Dispose of that big junk Saturday

On Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the City of Garden Grove, in partnership with Republic Services, will host a community cleanup day, offering residents the opportunity to properly dispose of bulky items for free. The drop-off location will be at Garden Grove Park, at 9301 Westminster Ave., in the parking lot between Deodara Drive and Atlantis Way. Vehicles must enter from Deodara Drive and exit Atlantis Way. The event is open to Garden Grove residents only.

Residents may bring unwanted household items, including bulky items and electronic waste, such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, televisions, printers, and computers. This will be a self-service event in which residents will be unloading their own items, on a first-come, first-served basis, until bins are full.

Items not accepted include hazardous waste, including paint and oil; and green waste, such as grass clippings and leaves. For a complete list of banned items, visit

For more information about the city’s community cleanup days, visit


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