Tag Archive for Garden Grove

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…

Garden Grove Loses Medical Marijuana Appeal

Yet one more example of elected officials challenging laws they don’t like with taxpayer money. While the costs to the taxpayers of Garden Grove are small compared to the fortune that the OC Board of Supes is spending to challenge the lawful contract agreement with Sheriff deputies regarding thier pension benefits, it still amounts to…

Recount? In Garden Grove?

Just when you thought the election was over the specter of a recount is hanging over at least one race in Garden Grove. The surprise is that it is a recount not for Council or mayor but on the initiative Measure Q to modify terms limits for city councilmembers. As of Friday the count stands the…

Garden Grove’s Term Limit Initiative Only 35 Votes Shy of Passage

Three Close Races in Central Orange County Still Undecided For voters in Garden Grove, the election is apparently not quite over yet. Initiative Q, which would reduce the amount of time which a termed-out council person would have to wait before they could run for city office again to two years. Currently, a termed-out mayor…

Ballot Counts Narrow in Westminster and SAUSD

In the latest ballot count update Roman Reyna has pulled to within 16 votes of Valerie Amezcua, 9,741 to 9,757 in the race for third place in the Santa Ana Unified School District. In Westminster, Truong Diep has narrowed Penny Loomer’s lead to only 58 votes, 9,875 to 9,933. In Garden Grove Andrew Do, has…