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🌱 Nickelodeon-Themed Luxury Hotel + 4th of July Specials + Scam Detected

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Hello again OC! It’s me, Paula Constance, your hostess of the Orange County Journal. Let’s start this weekend with a quick review of the biggest things happening in our area.


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and nice. High: 78 Low: 61.

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Here’s today’s top news from Orange County:

  1. Planned Nickelodeon-themed Garden Grove luxury hotel and resort on Harbor Boulevard is back on track! The Kam Sang Company will appear before the Garden Grove Planning Commission next Thursday for the proposed 500-room hotel and resort. Is it so seeking approval for a 3.72-acre development next to the Sheraton Hotel. Nickelodeon-themed luxury hotel and resort proposal includes a themed poll with a “lazy” river, event space, a 600-seat theater and ballroom, retail space and a hotel restaurant, and a game room 7.00 square feet. (Orange County Court)
  2. A “dead aunt” scam to raise money by playing on the sympathies of the good-hearted in Orange County backfired. The Garden Grove Police Department broke up begging for money for “a nonexistent funeral.” Garden Grove Police, IIn the area of ​​Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue, he saw several men holding signs asking for donations to pay for the funeral expenses of his aunt who recently passed away in Mexico., but eagle-eyed officers recognized the photo as one that has been circulating online and detained the beggars. (Orange County Court)
  3. Looking for 4th of July restaurant specials, deals and excitement? Orange County Patch has you covered! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the great deals and specials you’ll find at OC restaurants this weekend: Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina is partying 4th of July all day with $3 house margaritas (on ice only); Applebees Grill and Bar has $5 “Star-Spangled Sips” on the menu, and in Newport Beach, A+ O Restaurant & Bar Balboa Bay has its “California-inspired cuisine on the patio” with live music and a view from the Newport Beach fireworks — and those are just the restaurants that make the “A” section of the list. You can get more information here: (Orange County Patch)

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Today in Orange County:

  • All-American Brew Works 5th Anniversary Party. (Midday)
  • Ballet Project OC at The Barclay: arts and cultural events in Orange County. (3 p.m.)
  • Free: Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk — Arts and Culture Events in Orange County. (6 p.m.)
  • Free: Live Music at The Cliff: Arts and Cultural Events in Orange County. (6 p.m.)
  • Free: Live Music at Metro Pointe: Arts and Cultural Events in Orange County. (6:30 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Orange County Fire Authority: “I will never forget, 9 years ago today, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots tragically lost their lives while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.” (Orange County Fire Authority via Facebook)
  • Orange County Guide OC Events: “30 Years of CHOC Walk, CHOC and the Disneyland® Resort are throwing a 30th anniversary party like no other!” (Orange County Guide OC Events via Instagram)
  • Orange County Parks: “Join us for the 2022 OC Parks Summer Concert Series! See photos from the June 23rd concert at Craig Regional Park with Ozomatli.” (Orange County Parks via Facebook)
  • Orange County, CA Sheriff’s Department: “Report a crime tip and remain anonymous through OC Crime Stoppers. All tips are handled by a third-party service provider, meaning you never have physical contact with any law enforcement agency.” (Orange County, CA Sheriff’s Department via Facebook)

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Paula Constance

About me: Paula is an award-winning freelance writer, author, and media producer. She is committed to media projects that empower, engage and help make the world a better place. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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