• Josh McIntosh

    Yep, pretty bad. We have another one, at the corner of GG Blvd and Harbor Blvd, in the Wells Fargo “lawn.” There is a 10-20 foot statue of what seems to be two naked people, groping, dripping fecal matter. It looks sort of like the Freddy Krueger imagery of the burning bodies molded together, screaming in pain, mixed with an erect turd. It’s a mysterious, iconic piece of GG.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      I believe someone at city hall had a relative who dabbled in art and needed some cash. Yet another thing this part of town has had to endure. No bueno.

  • Paul Lucas

    Ok so I havent been paying much attention to GG races, But is is Bao Nguyen running for one of the district seats if not Mayor?

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      Mayor Bao is running for Madame Sanchez’ Congressional seat against Lou Correa.

      • Josh McIntosh

        Correa seems to have bought half of Garden Grove, at least those who were for sale.

    • David Zenger

      This may be the shortest political career on record!

    • Josh McIntosh

      No, he’s moved on.

  • Josh McIntosh

    It should be noted that Marsden’s previous run for council was more of a protest statement than an actual campaign. His sole message was an to end the nepotism in the city of youth and ambition, almost completely related to then mayor Broadwater and his son Jeremy, who despite failing critical tests, was hired in as a city fireman. Marsden repeatedly only cited his anti-nepotism stance whenever given the opportunity to speak in candidate forums. It was purely to get his message across and it certainly did. I know him to be a concerned, logical Grover that has no tolerance for BS in the city government and is not afraid to call a politician out for any wrongdoing. Whether Jones has done wrong or just made a kind gesture is up to your interpretation but it is going to be examined. He is running unchallenged so it’s not like he needed any new voter support. I hope that he can continue to open the park to residents more often. I have suggested a program in conjunction with the GGUSD to reward top students with day passes. I have asked for some type of community benefit agreement since the hotel was still in negotiations and the subsidies were revealed. I think it was a nice gesture on Jone’s behalf and I think residents like Marsden are vital to keep politicians in line and held accountable to regulations. Thank you for sharing this story, Thy. I am going to suggest we erect a Thy statue outside of city hall.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      A “super fancy” statue one!
      I’m planting a Thy tree! It’s roots will run deep.

  • David Zenger

    “The hotel was almost entirely booked on the night of the event, said Jones.”

    Um…wanna bet?

    • Cynthia Ward

      Hotel almost entirely booked, which is the only way to use the water park, but the park was made available to the public after park hours. So they close the water park to their paying guests at an hour early enough for invited guests to come use it, and paying hotel guests were not griping? Something is not adding up here, maybe just my inability to do government formula math problems.

      Now if they said most of the hotel was OCCUPIED and instead someone believed “booked” I can see THAT scenario pretty easily.