Across the Area

Art blooms in downtown GG

UTILITY boxes recall Garden Grove’s agricultural history (City of GG photo).

In a continuing effort to focus attention on Garden Grove’s downtown and civic center area, two utility boxes have been decorated with paintings referring to the coming Cottage Industries project (9th and Garden Grove Boulevard) and the historic Pacific Electric right-of-way … carrier of the legendary Red Car trolley system.

Other utility boxes honoring Garden Grove’s agricultural past have been decorated in the central area of the community by Girl Scouts.

Meet Westminster hopefuls

A community event to “Meet Your Candidates for Westminster City Council and Mayor and Learn About Measure Y” (the sales tax) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bolsa Chica Park, 13660 University St., Westminster.

That Mike is all right

Rancho Alamitos High School’s football coach Mike Enright was recently named as high school “Coach of the Week” by the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Vaqueros have won four straight Garden Grove League titles and are favored to win a fifth.

And maybe a croissant …

The Huntington Beach Police Department is holding a “Coffee With a Cop” event on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 1-3 pm. at the Starbucks at 18922 Beach Blvd. (north of Garfield Avenue).

Members of the public are invited to join your neighbors for police officers and coffee and conversation.

A big no-parking zone

There’s been an increase of illegal parking on the shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway, south of Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach. Police remind motorists that there is no stopping or parking of vehicles outside of marked parking areas.

Motor officers are patrolling the area and vehicles illegally parked on the shoulder will be cited or towed.

Want to see my etchings?

A free “Catalyctic Converter Etching” event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Westminster Corporate Yard, 14381 Olive St. Enter through Maple Street.

Catalyctic converters are prized by thieves because of the resale value of some of the metals used to manufacture the device. Etching identification information can be effective in deterring thieves.

The event is sponsored by the Westminster Police Department in partnership with the city’s public works and the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster.

“Ski” – not really – at the beach

The Kimpton Shorebreak Resort in Huntington Beach is sponsoring “Pier Summer Ski Lodge,” an 80s-themed pop-up event featuring neon-hued decor, retro-ski outfits, etc. in an “authentic winter chalet experience,” to be opened in late October.

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