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Encyclopedia > Garden Grove, California
City of Garden Grove, California
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Government
 - Mayor William Dalton
Area
 - City 18 sq mi (46.7 km²)
 - Land 18 sq mi (46.6 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 165,196
 - Density 9,168.6/sq mi (3,540/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/
Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove
Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove

Garden Grove is a city centrally located in northern Orange County, California, United States. As of 2004, the city population was 170,000 people. California State Route 22, also known as the Garden Grove Freeway, passes through the city from east to west. Garden Grove is home to a substantial Vietnamese American population, forming the northern edge of Orange County's Little Saigon, and also to a large Korean American population centered along Garden Grove Boulevard west of Brookhurst Street. The city is known outside the Southern California area for being the home of Robert H. Schuller's Crystal Cathedral, from which religious broadcasts are made. This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1162 KB) Crystal Cathedral. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1162 KB) Crystal Cathedral. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-1 LA 0. ... The Garden Grove Freeway is a freeway in southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County, California. ... A Vietnamese American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Vietnamese descent. ... // Little Saigon is a name given to any of several overseas Vietnamese immigrant and descendant communities outside Vietnam, usually in the United States. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... The Reverend Dr. Robert Harold Schuller (born September 16, 1926) is an American televangelist and pastor known around the world through his weekly broadcast The Hour of Power. ... Crystal Cathedral The Crystal Cathedral is a Christian megachurch in the city of Garden Grove, in Orange County, California. ...


Garden Grove was founded by Alonzo Cook in 1874. A school district and Methodist church were organized that year. It remained a small rural crossroads until the arrival of the railroad in 1905. The rail connection helped the town prosper with crops of oranges, walnuts, chili peppers and -- later -- strawberries. In 1933, much of the town's central business district was destroyed by the Long Beach earthquake, and one person was killed. The post-World War II boom led to rapid development, and Garden Grove was incorporated as a city in 1956 with about 44,000 residents. Alonzo Cook Wife: Belle Cook Graduated from Ohio State University Graduated from Union Law School in Chicago, IL Probate Judge in Idaho Territory 1874 Sold house in Vancouver, Oregon to Charles Brown 1874 Bought 160 acres from Able Stearns - Now Garden Grove 1874 Built home 1874 Established Garden Grove School... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By 1960, population had grown to 85,000; by 1970 it was 120,000. In the late Seventies and Eighties a significant Asian population (primarily Vietnamese and Korean) began to locate in the area. In recent years, Harbor Boulevard has become a booming entertainment and tourism area, served by nine high-rise hotels. Well-known Garden Grove residents include actor Steve Martin, adventurer Steve Fossett and baseball star Lenny Dykstra. Garden Grove also lends its name to a song by the famous Southern California band Sublime, on their eponymous album. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... Steve Fossett Steve Fossett (born April 22, 1944, in Jackson, Tennessee) is a United States aviator and adventurer known for his appetite to set world records. ... Lenny on the cover of Street & Smiths Baseball Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Sublime was an American band from Long Beach, California. ...


The city has a distinct community within it, West Garden Grove, which is located in the westernmost portion of the city. West Garden Grove is a community encompassing the western portions of the city of Garden Grove, California in Orange County, California. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.7 km² (18.0 mi²). 46.7 km² (18.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.11%) is water. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 165,196 people, 45,791 households, and 36,449 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,539.5/km² (9,165.2/mi²). There were 46,703 housing units at an average density of 1,000.7/km² (2,591.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.88% White, 30.92% Asian, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.65% Pacific Islander, 15.35% from other races, and 4.12% from two or more races. 32.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...

Buddhist temple of the Vietnamese Community

There were 45,791 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.56 and the average family size was 3.90. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 475 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 475 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,754, and the median income for a family was $49,697. Males had a median income of $33,295 versus $26,709 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,209. About 10.5% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government & Politics

Of the 65,208 registered voters in Garden Grove; 38.7% are Democrats and 39.8% are Republicans. The remaining 21.5% either declined to state political affiliation or are registered with one of the many minor political parties.


As of January 2007, the city's mayor is William Dalton, and the city council members are Mayor Pro Tempore Mark Rosen, Dina Nguyen, Bruce Broadwater and Janet Nguyen. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.


The headquarters of the Government of Free Vietnam (in exile) is in Garden Grove. Official language Vietnamese Headquarters In Exile in Garden Grove, California Head of State Nguyen Khanh Provisional Government of Free Vietnam (GFVN; Vietnamese: Chính Phủ Lâm Thời Việt Nam Tự Do) is an exile government headquartered in Garden Grove, California. ...


Emergency services

Fire protection in Garden Grove is provided by the Garden Grove Fire Department with ambulance transport by Care Ambulance Service. The Garden Grove Police Department provides law enforcement. The Garden Grove Fire Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Garden Grove, California. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Arts & Culture

Garden Grove is home to three stage theaters, the Garden Grove Playhouse, Gem Theater and the Festival Amphitheater. The Amphitheater hosts Shakespeare Orange County, which presents an annual Shakespeare Festival each summer. All venues are owned by the City of Garden Grove, but operated by outside entities. The Garden Grove Playhouse is operated by a non-profit group of the same name. The Gem Theater is currently without a regular operator, but the Garden Grove Community Foundation has applied to take over the facility. The Festival Amphitheater is managed by Thomas Bradac, the producing artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County. The Garden Grove Playhouse is a non-profit community theater organization located near the western edge of the city of Garden Grove in Orange County, California. ...


Notable natives and residents

Entertainment

For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... George Walter Pearch, known as Wally George (4 December 1931 – 7 October 2003) was an American conservative radio and television commentator. ... Bryan Keith Dexter Holland (born December 29, 1965)[1] is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the punk band The Offspring and the owner of Nitro Records. ... The Offspring (sometimes referred to as simply Offspring) is a popular American band from Orange County, California which formed in 1984. ... Kevin Noodles Wasserman (born February 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead guitarist for The Offspring. ... The Offspring (sometimes referred to as simply Offspring) is a popular American band from Orange County, California which formed in 1984. ... Monique Powell was born on August 20, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. ... Save Ferris was a ska punk band formed circa 1995 in Orange County, California. ... Scott Klopfenstein (born May 31, 1977), of Garden Grove, California, is one of the longest playing members of Reel Big Fish. ... Ska punk is a fusion music genre that combines ska and punk rock. ... Reel Big Fish is an American third wave ska band, best known for the 1997 hit Sell Out. ... Eunice Irene Pringle (March 5, 1912-1996) was born in Garden Grove, California and became notoriously famous for accusing movie mogul Alexander Pantages, a Greek immigrant success story, of raping her on August 9, 1929 in his downtown Los Angeles office when she came to audition for him. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Sports

Lorrin Whitey Harrison (1913- September 3, 1993) was a legendary surfer and surf equipment innovator. ... For other persons named Norman Johnson, see Norman Johnson (disambiguation). ... Darryl Andrew Kile (December 2, 1968 – June 22, 2002) was a professional baseball player and pitcher who last played with the St. ... John Matua, was a martial artist who competed in UFC 6. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... UFC 6: Clash of the Titans was the sixth mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... Troy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Benjamin Aumua on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is an American football player who currently plays strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He is of Samoan descent. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Alan Trammells last home at-bat during the 1995 season at Tiger Stadium. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ed Templeton (born July 28, 1972 in Garden Grove, California) is a professional skateboarder who resides in Huntington Beach, California. ... Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and was best known for his curveball. ...

Politics

Robert Kenneth Bob Dornan (born April 3, 1933) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from California. ... Janet Nguyen (born 1976) is Supervisor-elect of the first District in Orange County, California. ...

Others

Rubin wears the Medal of Honor he received at the White House. ... RI may refer to any of the following: The state of Rhode Island The Rock Island railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) Raffles Institution, a school in Singapore. ... Steve Fossett Steve Fossett (born April 22, 1944, in Jackson, Tennessee) is a United States aviator and adventurer known for his appetite to set world records. ... Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was a US Navy SEAL. On September 29, 2006 Monsoor and three other SEALs were in rooftop hide out conducting a combat operation when a grenade was thrown at his chest and fell onto the floor. ... Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta Laine Bryant (born Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta May 5, 1982) is the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...

External links

  • Orangewood Academy-A Seventh-day Adventist Preparatory School

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