CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1991 |
From the front window of his family-owned market on Main Street, Leo Zlaket has watched Garden Grove grow from an unincorporated town filled with orange groves and strawberry fields to a sea of houses and apartment buildings. "We had a nice little community," said Zlaket, who was 14 at the time of the city's incorporation in 1956. "There were orange groves as far as you could see. When we were kids, we used to play hide and seek in the groves. There were only about 2,000 residents at that time."