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Big Blue Gorilla A Casualty of Auto Dealer Closures

Garden Grove – Union Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which is widely known for its iconic giant blue gorilla on its roof, is slated for closure only months after the Garden Grove City Council gave the dealership $270,000 in January to try to save the troubled dealer. Commuters on the 22 may no longer see the inflatable area landmark as…

Play the “Name The Garden Grove Water Park” Game

Garden Grove OKs resort over residents’ objections Council votes unanimously for 6-acre development From The Orange County Register: GARDEN GROVE – City Council members unanimously voted in favor of a 6-acre water park hotel development on Harbor Boulevard over the objections of residents who live in an RV park, which will have to be eliminated…

A GOP Primary for CD-48?

Trusted tipsters are emailing me that State Senator Mimi Walters is gauging interest in challenging for the Republican nomination for CD-48, Rep. John Campbell’s seat.  I ignored the first three emails, but when the eighth email (from different tipsters)came in this morning, I contacted the Senator’s office and got a firm denial.  “The rumor is…

Editing Jon Fleischman

FlashReport publisher Jon Fleischman has moments when he reminds me of a school yard bully.  The kind of person who watches a kid trip, spill his backpack and then steps all over his homework to make his buddies laugh rather than help the kid up.  Fleischman has a post on the FlashReport going after Gray…