Monthly Archives: February 2014

Citizens of the Year named

Two Garden Grove residents were named “Citizens of the Year” at the 39th annual Cypress Americana Awards held at Cypress College on Saturday (Feb. 22).

Congratulations Bill and Sue Catlin

The duo give 100 percent of their effort to whatever they are involved in, some of which includes the Garden Grove Elks Lodge and annual Strawberry Festival.

“Helping others is rewarding and it’s giving back to the community that we have enjoyed for 55 years,” said Bill Catlin.

Check out Loreen Berlin’s full story in this week’s Orange County News.

–Brady Rhoades

A fatal turn of events

A 25-year-old Garden Grove resident was fatally stabbed recently.

And it might have been by a friend.

Cesar Bravo, 25, died from a single knife wound at UCI Medical Center on Feb. 17. Ubalda Gutierrez of Tustin was arrested in connection with the killing. Police suspect the two might have been friends and gotten into an argument at Bravo’s home on Mount Drive.

Gutierrez is being held at Orange County Jail.

Check out the Orange County News in coming weeks for updates on this story.

–Brady Rhoades



You’re beautiful, baby

Memo to merchants: Is your business a beauty? A sight to behold?

Clean, aesthetically pleasing, eye-catching?

Well, soon enough a panel of citizens will vote on the most beautiful business in Garden Grove as part of the city’s Business Beautification Program.

The winning businesses and volunteer judges will be honored at the Garden Grove Pride Awards on June 9, hosted by Mayor Bruce Broadwater and the Garden Grove City Council.

For more information, view the city’s Business Beautification Awards page at

–Brady Rhoades

Lady Vaqs victors… again

The Rancho Alamitos High girls basketball team is in the midst of a special season.

The Lady Vaqs are undefeated in Garden Grove League play.

Last week, their latest victim was Santiago High. The Cavaliers gave it their all, but the Lady Vaqs prevailed by a score of 69-37, improving their league record to 6-0.

Check out this week’s Orange County News for photos of star Justis Zimmerman and other gals in action.

–Brady Rhoades