Monthly Archives: November 2015

Two straight for GG High?

Two more to go.

The Garden Grove High football team is in the CIF semifinals after beating Santa Ana Valley High at Santa Ana Valley last week, 24-19.

If you recall, the Argonauts beat Rancho Alamitos in the CIF finals last season.

Can you say dynasty?

The Argonauts will host Brea High on Friday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Garden Grove High.

–Brady Rhoades

Tax measure gets second look

Measure GG, the one-cent sales tax increase approved by Stanton voters last year, is headed back to the ballot.

After opponents procured the required amount of signatures, the City Council agreed to put the measure on the ballot in November of 2016.

For full story, see this week’s Orange County News.

–Brady Rhoades

Reader takes issue with sales tax increase

A Garden Grove resident wrote a letter this week to columnist Tony Cheong (Tony on the Town) regarding her support of Measure GG, the one-cent sales tax in Stanton.

Stanton voters passed Measure GG last year. Funds from the tax have been used to beef up badly-needed public safety.

But the measure also gave Stanton an ignominious distinction: It has the highest sales tax in Orange County at 9 percent.

The letter writer wrote, in part: Will a Garden Grove resident shop for a big-ticket item at Home Depot in Stanton or Home Depot in Garden Grove? Shop in Stanton, pay more, NO WAY!

–Brady Rhoades

Hispanic Woman of the Year named

Congratulations to Gabriela Mafi, Ed.D., for being named 2015 Orange County Hispanic Woman of the Year for education by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Santa Ana Council #147.

Mafi is the superintendent for the Garden Grove Unified School District.

–Brady Rhoades