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Spindle retires from Chamber

CINDY SPINDLE has retired from her position as president and CEO of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce (Chamber photo).

Cindy Spindle retired on June 30 from her post as CEO/President of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce after eight and a half years of service.

“A great big thank you goes out to my assistant, Sunny Ruvalcaba-Medel, who is the sweetest person to work with,” she said.

“Our chamber is the best in Orange County because of our board of directors who volunteer many hours to the business community. The City of Garden Grove staff has been wonderful to work with together to help make Garden Grove the best place to live, work, and play.

“I will miss you all but cherish the many friendships I have made and I look forward to my next chapter in life as my husband, Paul, and I travel in our RV the next couple of months.”

WSD gets another accolade

The Westminster School District was recently recognized as a California Pivotal Practice Award Program. CAPP districts are honored for implementing “an innovative practice” during the school year.

Additionally, 13 WSD schools were honored: Anderson, Clegg, DeMille, Eastwood, Fryberger, Stacey. Johnson, Meairs, Schmitt, Schroeder, Sequoia, Webber and Willmore.

The WSD is a K-8 district serving most of Westminster and portions of surrounding communities.

Recreation scholarships in Stanton

Scholarships for recreation activities are now available for those in need of financial assistance for fee-based classes and programs held by the City of Stanton.

For qualification information and to apply, visit or call (714) 890-4270.

Donations to fund this program came from Frontier Real Estate Investments, W Power, Townsend Public Affairs, Culture Stanton Store and Catalyst Cannabis.

Be safe on that bicycle in HB

The Huntington Beach Police Department will be holding a free “Bicycle Rodeo” on Tuesday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Jax Bicycle Center, 410 Main St. in Huntington Beach.

Bring your bikes and learn about bicycle and pedestrian safety. There will be an obstacle course, coloring books and free helmets and safety gear for the kids.

Honors and degrees for local students

Colleges and universities have been honoring these local students with degrees and academic recognition. These are for those from Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster.

University of Utah spring 2022 dean’s list

  • Emilee Joyce Carter of Huntington Beach
  • Ainsley E. Lane (Huntington Beach)
  • Elizabeth M. Stickley (Huntington Beach)
  • Elizabeth Emma Saccacio (Huntington Beach)
  • Kimberly Ashlynn Willingham (Huntington Beach)
  • Ryan Long Na (Westminster)
  • Lauren Nicole Hanscom (Huntington Beach)
  • Timothy Withers (Huntington Beach)
  • Kirstin Noelani Sallstrom (Huntington Beach)
  • Allison Barry (Huntington Beach)
  • William Steven Campregher (Huntington Beach)
  • Austin James Pariseau (Huntington Beach)
  • Alexandra Marie Faubert (Huntington Beach)
  • Adon Elijah Yoder (Garden Grove)
  • Natalee Ann Patterson (Garden Grove)
  • Portia Diavolina Roberts (Huntington Beach)
  • Emilee Joyce Carter (Huntington Beach).

Hamilton College (N.Y.) spring 2022 dean’s list

  • Ngoc Le (Huntington Beach).

University of Tennessee spring 2022 dean’s list

  • Connor McMahan (Huntington Beach)

Bryant University (R.I.) spring 2022 dean’s list

  • Ella Davison (Huntington Beach)

Hollins University (Va.) spring 2022 dean’s list

  • Chloe Riederich (Huntington Beach)

Siena College (N.Y.) 2022 spring 2022 dean’s list

  • Danie Ghanem (Huntington Beach)
  • Kaitlyn Govea (Garden Grove)

Milwaukee School of Engineering spring 2022 dean’s list

  • Madisen Penna (Huntington Beach)

William James College (Mass.) graduates

  • Dana Borkum (Huntington Beach) with the doctor of clinical psychology degree.

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