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November 19, 1985 | AMALIA DUARTE and ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writers
The Garden Grove City Council voted Monday to spend $62,000 to bring a Florida slum-busting team to Buena Clinton. The team is from Fort Lauderdale's Oasis project, which attempts to reward landlords and tenants who are "constructive" forces in a neighborhood and to target those who contribute to slum conditions, crime and other problems. Councilman Milton Krieger said: "This is a real people project. It will make them (Buena Clinton residents) feel more important about themselves.
August 11, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
Vowing to protect homes on the south side of Katella Avenue from the bulldozer, Garden Grove City Council members said they will go along with county plans to widen the street, but only if land for the expansion comes from the north side of Katella, which is in the city of Anaheim.
July 12, 1988 | JESS BRAVIN, Times Staff Writer
After declaring last month that its "hard-hat community" had little use for the decade-old Grove Shakespeare Festival, a majority of the Garden Grove City Council decided Monday night to appoint a committee to study the issue. The council, which has been bitterly divided over the role of publicly supported theater in their city, voted 4 to 1 to create an advisory committee to determine whether to continue supporting the festival, which has received municipal subsidies since its inception.
October 30, 1990
The woman who anonymously contributed $10,000 recently to the Grove Shakespeare Festival--half the money needed to save its current season--isn't wealthy. She just loves the theater, describing it as "you and the actors on the stage and the darkness." And she was furious at the Garden Grove City Council, and especially at Councilman Raymond T. Littrell, who amid debate on whether the city should help the Grove continue its season, dismissed the Bard as "not American."
October 13, 1990
In the Sept. 26 Calendar there is a rather sad story titled "Council Rejects Grove Festival Bailout," in which Jan Herman writes about the Garden Grove City Council denying emergency funds to the Grove Shakespeare Festival. Councilman Raymond T. Littrell says Shakespeare is un-American. This is not the first time he has tried to eliminate the Shakespearean festival. The last time, he claimed that Garden Grove was a "hard hat" city and that hard hats didn't appreciate Shakespeare (many objected by wearing hard hats to the next performance)
February 4, 1990
The other night I attended the Garden Grove City Council meeting and had the opportunity to observe firsthand the presentation of reams of conflicting data concerning the use of malathion in an attempt to eradicate the pesky and dangerous Mediterranean fruit fly. One side introduced a doctor, an eloquent and learned man, who pronounced the population safe from the effects of the pesticide in the doses being administered as long as one does not...
After more than four months of negotiations with the city's firefighter union, the Garden Grove City Council has voted to declare an impasse in talks and impose a contract covering the Fire Department. The vote was 4 to 1 Monday night in favor of the city proposal, which calls for a one-year contract with a 4% wage increase and a $58 monthly increase in the city's contribution to medical benefits. Councilman Frank Kessler voted against the pact.
December 21, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
The City Council has commissioned studies of two topics suggested by new council members: creation of an international center and a review of the business operations tax. Ho Chung, who became the first Asian-American to serve on the Garden Grove City Council, won approval from colleagues last week to form a committee to study the feasibility of establishing an international trade and cultural center on vacant land in the downtown area, near Garden Grove Boulevard and Main Street.
September 4, 1989 | JAMES TOROLANO
The Garden Grove City Council will face a trio of controversial topics Tuesday night, when it considers a ban on "safe and sane" fireworks, renewal of peep show permits and an increase in water rates. The city decided to consider the fireworks ban after the Orange County Grand Jury and the city's Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission recommended that fireworks be outlawed. Garden Grove is one of six Orange County cities that allow them.
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