Across the Area

Highway sign honors Ofc. Vella

LAW ENFORCEMENT colleagues gathered at Honda Center in Anaheim for services for Nicholas Vella in 2022 (HBPD photo).

An unveiling ceremony for a memorial highway sign  honoring Officer Nicolas Vella of the Huntington Beach Police Department is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Vella died on duty in a helicopter crash on Feb. 19, 2022. The aircraft crashed into the water between Lido Isle and the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach while on a mission to assist Newport Beach police.

The unveiling will take place at Huntington City Beach, 21501 Pacific Coast Highway, at the south Beach Boulevard entrance. The event is held in partnership with State Sen. Janet Nguyen, the HBPD, the HBPD Police Officers Association and others.

Members of the public are invited to attend.

Valentine’s Day luncheon set for Feb. 13

The Westminster Senior Center is scheduling a Valentine’s Day luncheon on Feb. 13  at the Westminster Community Services building.

Called “the Sweetest Lunch in Town,” it will include  a menu of baked ziti, mixed salad, garlic bread and dessert. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Professor D.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, call (714) 895-2878.

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