Monthly Archives: October 2015

Eastgate Park gets new equipment

Mayor Bao Nguyen and the Garden Grove City Council last week officiated a ribbon cutting for the newly-installed fitness equipment at Eastgate Park, 12001 St. Mark St.

The outdoor gym equipment employs the body’s mass for resistance regardless of the user’s fitness level. The fitness equipment is made up of various equipment such as combo bars, plyometric, also known as “jump training,” in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, parallel dip station and lat pull-down.

Funding for the $52,000 cost of the fitness equipment was provided by the Orange County Partnerships to Improve Community Health with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information, call the Community Services Department at 714-741-5200.

–Brady Rhoades

What are your top five scary movies?

Confession: I’m not one for scary movies.

Here we are, in the midst of Halloween month, and horror flicks are all over the tube.

I saw “The Shining” and that was it for me.

Columnist Tony Cheong (Tony on the Town) sees it differently. Check out her column this week, in which she recommends her top five most terrifying movies.

I mean, if you’re into that kind of thing…

–Brady Rhoades

Meeting my childhood hero

I met former Dodgers great Steve Garvey recently at the 50th anniversary celebration of Rowntree Gardens, a retirement community in Stanton.


Garvey, who was one of my childhood heroes, along with Laker Jerry West and Ram Jack Youngblood, signed baseballs for fans and was the guest speaker.

He opened his 15 minute talk by announcing he was running for president on the Republican ticket.

“Everyone else is so why not an old Dodger?” he joked.

Read my story in Friday’s Orange County News.

–Brady Rhoades