Across the Area

Bus driver is a county finalist

SHANNON LAURICELLA with GGUSD Superintendent Gabriela Mafi (GGUSD photo).

Shannon Lauricella, a bus driver in the Garden Grove Unified School District who has been transporting students with special needs in the GGUSD for eight years has been named a finalist for the Orange County Department of Education’s 2022 Classified Employee of the Year program.

She’s one of nine classified employees across the county to be so recognized.

Highway named for HBPD officer?

Assemblymember Janet Nguyen (72nd District) and colleagues have introduced a resolution to designate a section of State Highway 39 – also known as Beach Boulevard – in the City of Huntington Beach as the Officer Nicholas Vella Memorial Highway.

Vella was killed in a police helicopter crash on Feb. 19 while en route to assist Newport Beach police.

Also serving as a co-author is State Sen. Tom Umberg (34th District).

Rain forces dedication delay

Because of today’s rain, the dedication of Tony Lam Park (formerly Park West) at 8301 McFadden Ave. in Westninster has been postponed to a date to be determined. An announcement will be made of the new schedule.

Summer rec signups in Stanton

Registration for summer recreation classes in Stanton will open on Tuesday, April 12. Classes will begin on April 25. To register, visit or in person at City Hall or Stanton Central Park.

For more information, call (714) 890-4270.

Senior Resource Fair on April 2

A Resource Fair for Senior Citizens and Mobile Home Park Residents will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 18041 Goldenwest St. (at Talbert Avenue) in Huntington Beach.

Featured will be visits and/or information from elected representatives, non-profit groups, housing and community resources, health screenings, city services and free refreshments.

For more information call (714) 536-5600.

Chapman VP to address GG Kiwanis

Chapman University Vice President David Moore will be the guest speaker when Garden Grove Kiwanis Club meets on Thursday at 7 p.m.

He will talk about how Chapman University encourages the notion of community volunteers.

Also on the agenda will be a report on the Kiwanis table to be set up on Main Street during the Open Streets event on Saturday, April 2 from 2-6 p.m.

Blood drive set for Wednesday

Concorde Career College’s Garden Grove campus and the American Red Cross are partnering to host a blood drive on Wednesday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the Concorde parking lot at Euclid Street and Garden Grove Boulevard.  There are a total of 26 donation lots available. Donors will receive a $10 e-gift from Fanatics and be entered into a raffle to win a trip to the 2022 MLB All-Star Game.

To schedule an appointment, visit and enter the sponsor code – concordecc – or contact Brittney Henderson at .

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