Across the Area

Freshmen Fiesta at Bolsa HS

BOLSA GRANDE HIGH hosted an event for incoming ninth-graders (GGUSD).

Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove held a “Freshman Fiesta” last week to introduce incoming ninth graders to the campus.

Throughout the week, new students got to meet teachers, administrators and counselors. They learned some mindfulness with Project Kinship staff teaching some tips and tricks. There was yoga, the making of Rice Crispy treats and more.

It all concluded with a carnival attended by over 200 students who enjoyed food, treats, games and music.

Bolsa is part of the Garden Grove Unified School District. The first day of classes is Monday, Aug. 15.

Get connected in HB

The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring another “AM Connect” on Thursday, Aug. 11. The topic is “Using Social Media to Gain Exposure for Your Business.” Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the event runs from 8-9 a.m. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Breakfast will be provided by Denny’s. The location is 15744 Goldenwest St., Building A, Room 137-138 (Golden West College campus). Here’s the link:…/am-connect-thursday…

Ride the bicycle rodeo

A free bicycle safety event will be held by the Huntington Beach Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. 16. This Bicycle Rodeo is for all ages and will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Jax Bicycle Center, 410 Main St., Huntington Beach. Bring your bikes and try the obstacle course. Events are free and interactive. There will be coloring books and free helmets and safety gear.

College and university honors

Local students honored by colleges and universities include:

Tufts University (Medford, Mass.)

  • Giang Le of Huntington Beach was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester.

Missouri State University (Springfield)

  • Jaleah Brown of Huntington Beach graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general studies
  • Paige Dispalatro of Huntington Beach graduated with a bachelor of science degree, summa cum laude

Adelphi University (Garden City, N.Y.)

  • Tu Khoi Diep of Garden Grove earned a master of business adminstration in management.

Good (and big) dog!

The final Movie Night of 2022 sponsored by the City of Westminster is Thursday, Aug. 11 in the Civic Center Sunken Gardens, 8200 Westminster Blvd.  The film is “Clifford The Big Red Dog.”  Pre-show activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the movie showing at dusk. It’s free and don’t forget to bring a chair, blankets and a picnic dinner.

Be a good citizen

Stanton’s Citizen’s Academy is coming up, with an application deadline of Sept. 19. It’s a four-week program – Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Oct. 5-26 – in which community members can learn about their city, the departments and the services they provide. To apply, go to

New GG Rotary Club president

Garden Grove Rotary Club’s new president Robert Emanuel presided over his first official meeting recently. Guests included Westminster City Councilmember Tai Do and fellow Rotarian Bob Hirsch from the Sebastopol Rotary Club.

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