Monthly Archives: July 2015

Honeymee comes to Garden Grove

Honeymee, a Korean-style ice cream parlor known for its honey-infused soft serve ice cream, will soon set up shop in Garden Grove.

With shops in LA, Buena Park, and Rowland Heights, Honeymee is quickly expanding with its upcoming Garden Grove and Irvine locations.

The official address and opening day of the Garden Grove location has not yet been announced, but for more information, visit Honeymee’s Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.

– Justine Banal

GG at the OC Fair

Mark down Aug. 7 on your calendar.

Because it’s “Garden Grove Day” at the Orange County Fair at the Fairgounds in Costa Mesa. That’s right. All things Garden Grove will be featured. Or at least some things.

–Brady Rhoades

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam visits Little Saigon

Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius spent three days in Garden Grove to visit the city’s strong Vietnamese population.

Osius, the U.S.’s first openly-gay ambassador to serve in East Asia, participated in a Q and A during a town hall meeting and was greeted by members of the Vietnamese-American community, the City Council, and Mayor Bao Nguyen.

For photos and more information about Osius’s visit, visit Mayor Bao Nguyen’s Twitter, @OfficialBao.

– Justine Banal

GG Fire Department fights fire and disease to boot

The Garden Grove Fire Department proved that it can save lives in multiple respects by participating in “Fill The Boot,” an international campaign to fund the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) continuous efforts to eradicate neuromuscular diseases, on Saturday, July 4.

Firefighters took to the streets around the Grove District-Anaheim Resort with their boots in hand and asked for donations from local motorists and passers-by.

This year’s “Fill The Boot” event raised over $9,000 in donations, surpassing last year’s total of $7,000.

Seventy-seven cents of every dollar donated goes directly to MDA research and programs, including summer camps for children and professional and public health education.

Read the full story in this week’s Orange County News.

– Justine Banal


Will column create bad Karma?

This one could create bad Karma.

OCN’s popular columnist, in her column this week, takes on none other than… the Dalai Lama.

Granted, it’s a humorous column. And she gives him kudos for visiting Garden Grove. But she tweaks him a bit for not visiting Little Saigon in Westminster, which, to her, is a no brainer.

Read about it in Wednesday’s OCN.

–Brady Rhoades