The police departments of Garden Grove and Santa Ana hold separate DUI/drivers license checkpoints from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.
The Garden Grove Police Department is reaching out to the public in hopes of finding the killer or killers of a 20-year-old Orange man who was stabbed to death last year.
I've heard of Vietnamese restaurants renaming bún as "fideo" and goi cuon as "taquitos" to get Mexican clienteles inside their doors. I've heard Mexican restaurants rename their fideo as pho and burritos as goi cuon to get Mexicans in. Then you have Dos Chinos, who mashes the two cuisines into glor ... More >>
It's that festival time of year. And this weekend Garden Grove is hosting one of the big ones: The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival starts Friday at 1 p.m. and continues through the weekend. There will be a parade, strawberry-related food, carnival rides, entertainment, and appearances from celebrit ... More >>
To hear authorities tell it, Cam Da Le's Garden Grove nail salon buffed more than just toenails and fingernails, as the 47-year-old is accused of pimping out a female worker there.
A 55-year-old Garden Grove man pleaded guilty to attempted murder for stabbing his estranged wife in the neck. After the plea by Tai Trieu on Monday, the foamy-mouthed looker at right was immediately sentenced to eight years in state prison.
The Garden Grove and Long Beach police departments hold DUI/drivers license checkpoints in their respective cities Saturday night. No exact location for either operation was initially released.
See the update at the end of this post identifying the two men in the pick-up truck after a police chase that started in Santa Ana and ended with an officer-involved shooting in Garden Grove. ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 13, 12:33 P.M.: The Garden Grove Police Department asked the local media this afternoo ... More >>
Anaheim councilwomen Lucille Kring and Kris Murray have made a sport of bashing Mayor Tom Tait over his private hotel-related business dealings in Garden Grove. The animosity stems back to the Mayor's dissenting vote opposing the $158 million mega-subsidy given to the now-infamous GardenWalk hotel p ... More >>
See update at the end about possible alternate locations for the 2014 Tet Festival. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 25, 8:30 A.M.: Negotiations between Garden Grove and the United Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California (UVSA) over the organization of the annual Tet Festival ended abruptly yes ... More >>
The overlapping rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender immigrants has come up time and time again during the current push for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. Whether it was the Senate's proposal dismissing gay couples' concerns to sponsor their binational significant other, or ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department's Traffic Unit is conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoints from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday near Brookhurst Street and Garden Grove Boulevard. But wait, there's another one in the city where I do not recall stumbling upon gardens or groves during the sa ... More >>
R. Scott Moxley last year brought us "The Execution of Andy Tran," which detailed how Garden Grove police officers used a Taser to kill a mentally disabled Vietnamese man who was complying with their commands. Garden Grove settled the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the 32-year-old's family ... More >>
For the past year-and-half, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has positioned himself as a maverick voice of reason for an otherwise developer subsidy-loving city council. The distinction came publicly when he voted against the notorious $158 million GardenWalk hotel giveaway back on January 24, 2012. Since tha ... More >>
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 with results from the first weekend of the "Avoid the 38" campaign against drunken driving through Labor Day, plus Costa Mesa's checkpoint plans. Update Nos. 1 and 2 were on past sobriety stops in Irvine and Seal Beach. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 16, 8 A.M.: There was a brief lu ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with the I.D. of the dead man and the person (with photo) police are seeking for questioning. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 10, 12:14 P.M.: Garden Grove homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death after the body of a male turned up on the other end of a pol ... More >>
Look for orange cones, flashing lights and, if necessary, a ride in Irvine and Garden Grove tonight as police departments in both cities run DUI checkpoints tonight. Over in Laguna Beach, saturation patrols will be deployed Saturday night in areas known for drunken driving arrests, collisions and f ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Next time you try to shove your girlfriend, you might not get away
See Update No. 2 on page 2 where Robert Joseph Prince's lawyer claims his client acted in self defense. Update No. 1 on the next page is on the murder counts against Prince and the possible sentence he faces with a conviction.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 21, 12:19 P.M.: A long-simmering dispute between neigh ... More >>
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival starts Friday at 1 p.m. and continues through the weekend. There will be a parade, strawberry-related food, carnival rides, entertainment, and appearances from the Grand Marshal and local newswoman Christine Devine.
Scroll down to the end of the post for updates. Original Post, May 8, 10:42 a.m.: For the past few years, Garden Grove has been one of the most reliably 420-friendly cities in California. It remains the last bastion of the movement in Orange County, where city-wide pot-shop bans and federal crackd ... More >>
You never want anyone to get hurt out there, but the chain of events that led a cement truck to become embedded into a Garden Grove residential garage would have been as fascinating to watch as that old Mouse Trap game they used to hawk on the teevee. The marble dropped around 2:10 p.m. Wednesday wh ... More >>
A guy places a craigslist personal ad for another guy on Tuesday. The ad placer quickly receives a response for a fellow who sends photos of himself. A meeting is set up at 11:30 a.m. that same day in the ad placer's home in the 13000 Block of Blue Spruce Avenue in Garden Grove.And that's when thing ... More >>
See Update Nos. 1 and 2 at the end of this post on the jury finding the wife guilty.A verdict has been reached in the trial of Catherine Kieu Becker, the Garden Grove wife accused of dosing her husband's tofu dinner, tying his arms and legs to bed posts, slicing off his penis, throwing the member in ... More >>
The driver of a minivan drew the attention of undercover cops in another vehicle in Garden Grove Thursday night, leading to uniformed officers being called in to question the man, the minivan charging at the approaching police and a lawman firing at and wounding the driver, authorities say. By the t ... More >>
An Anaheim man was sentenced today to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for stabbing a 31-year-old Garden Grove man to death over a drug-deal dispute.Johnathan Allen Kincaid, 23, who had fled to Las Vegas after the July 29, 2009, murder, was convicted in February of felony speci ... More >>
Gokhan Kucuk of Huntington Beach, John Giang Ly of Westminster and Garden Grove shoe shop owner Joon Heung Son are facing felony charges stemming from "Operation Fashion Faux Pas," an Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation of Orange County retailers suspected of dealing in counterfeit des ... More >>
Eight students have been rushed by ambulance to a local hospital after falling sick from mysterious fumes at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove this afternoon.First responders got the call around 12:40 p.m. about the outbreak, which had 30 students complaining about nausea, coughing and dizziness.
The Garden Grove Police Department is scheduled to hold a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.Your guess is as good as mine as to where exactly vehicles will be stopped as the agency isn't disclosing the location.
See the update at the end of this post about the jury reaching a guilty verdict.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 19, 9:11 A.M.: A murder trial is scheduled to begin in Santa Ana this morning for an Anaheim man accused of stabbing another man over a drug deal gone bad in Garden Grove before hiding out in Las Vega ... More >>
Anyone taking that weird Laguna Niguel to Costa Mesa route this evening, with an overnight stop before heading on to Garden Grove Saturday night, will want to take extra care as three law enforcement agencies are running sobriety checkpoints in those towns those nights. Tonight's locations are undis ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This North County chain is ready to go countywide
The Garden Grove staple's Korean-style Chinese noodle dishes remain old-school Little Seoul
Far be it for you to suggest we're watching waaay too much Breaking Bad, but a string of recent residential burglaries in Garden Grove has us thinking about the last two episodes of AMC's methtacular drama.Caught-up viewers can probably guess why only certain OC homes are being targeted. For the un- ... More >>
There was a freaky incident in Garden Grove this past weekend when two sisters, ages 15 and 23, were electrocuted in a backyard swimming pool for reasons so far unknown.After being pulled out of the pool in the 11400 block of Rainer Court, the unresponsive teen underwent life-saving efforts from her ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 8, 11:11 A.M.: In addition to the sheriff's department's DUI patrols in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Ranch Santa Margarita, city police agencies hold sobriety checkpoints tonight in Westminster, Santa Ana and Garden Grove.The Westminster and Garden Grove police departments did not ann ... More >>
A 24-year-old Garden Grove man won a 32 years to life in prison term today following his March convictions for forcing women to orally copulate him on two dates in November 2009 and for attempting evil deeds on a third ambushed woman two years earlier.One of Rulin Hernandez Loaeza's victims said in ... More >>
Thomas House Shelter, a Garden Grove facility that provides temporary housing to homeless families, opens its doors to everyone this evening to celebrate its next 25 years.The 25th anniversary "Open House" for the shelter, which boasts a 84 percent success rate at moving its clients from shelters to ... More >>
California's Board of Registered Nursing wants to revoke the licenses of five nurses for running an unaccredited Garden Grove nursing school from 2007 to 2010. Students at Nightingale California International took nursing pre-licensure classes in Garden Grove and completed clinical training in the P ... More >>
To herald the arrival of Stinko de Drinko weekend, the CHP, Garden Grove Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department are deploying saturation patrols tonight.Saturation in this case does not define the human pickling that will take place in bars, pubs and house parties across Orange Cou ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 27, 11:58 A.M.: If you believe sobriety checkpoints cost cities too much for the inconvenience and scant arrests they generate, the Costa Mesa Police Department counters with this: you're wrong.Funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway ... More >>
Sloppy roadways should keep you from getting your drinky-winky on before climbing behind the wheel tonight, Friday the 13th. If you're in Garden Grove, here's another reason you and Sailor Jerry should stay inside: Police will saturate the streets like raindrops beginning at 7 tonight. "If you drive ... More >>
A Garden Grove man was convicted today of threatening two women with a weapon to receive oral and of assaulting a third woman. Rulin Hernandez Loaeza could get 15-to-life at his May 4 sentencing in Santa Ana. That's courtesy of the jury finding the 24-year-old guilty of two felony counts each o ... More >>
[Hey, You!] A ballin' woman, a German shepherd and the poor pooch they left injured
UPDATE, DEC. 15, 4:45 P.M.: Santa Ana 29-year-old Oscar David Duenas pleaded guilty today to one felony count of sexual battery in the case where prosecutors accused him forcibly raping three prostitutes he'd threatened with a gun. A jury on Dec. 2 found him guilty of two counts of misdemeanor ba ... More >>
Seventeen of the 19 people swept up in last spring's crackdown on illegal gambling machines in Little Saigon have reportedly pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.Charges were dismissed against an 18th arrestee, California Café manager Anh Viet Quach, 34, of Westminster, while Cafe Miss Cutie owner Ha ... More >>
PabelloTwo Garden Grove roommates are accused of stealing a check from a Newport Beach law firm and changing the value to more than $285,000 that they spent on a lavish trip to New York that included private jet travel, multiple hotel rooms, and a shopping spree at Tiffany & Co. and Montbla ... More >>
There has been a lot of talk around the country about homes being illegally foreclosed upon. For instance, the word on the streets of Oakland right now is that greedy banks are specifically targeting the houses of African Americans. But such stories have gone from rumors to, well, legitimate stor ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 21, 2:42 P.M.: A man who was reportedly chasing people down a street with knives before being shot and killed by at least one Garden Grove police officer has been identified as 31-year-old Jason Nuñez.Police say an argument escalated into Nuñez giving chase to people who were not i ... More >>
About a few months ago, a reader named Steve tipped us off that Wong's in Garden Grove, an OC staple since 1972 (though they began in LA in 1952), would finally close and be sold to new owners.I said in that post that if there's a category for restaurants such as Wong's in Garden Grove, it's old ... More >>