EVENTS: Local city councils in Garden Grove and Stanton will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. See articles on page one for details. The Westminster City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled; the next meeting is set for July 25.
Not local exactly, but still of wide interest is the Orange County Fair, which opens this Friday and continues through Aug. 12.
The theme this year is “Home Sweet Home” for the event at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. Hours are Wednesday to Friday from 12 noon to 12 midnight; and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. The fair is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
ANGELS: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim roared into the All-Star break with a flourish, posting two impressive shutouts in Anahim of a pretty good Baltimore Orioles team and moving back to 10 games over .500.
Sunday’s 6-0 win over the O’s, keyed by four Halo home runs, put the Anaheimers at 48-38 and trailing the Texas Rangers by four games in the American League West. Perhaps almost as important is the fact that the Angels are in first in the wild card race. This season, the two teams with the best record (excluding division champs) will advance to post-season play.
Homers were hit by Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo in support of rookie spot starter Brad Mills, who pitched five innings of three-hit baseball. He took the mound in place of the injured Dan Haren.
The shutout win came after Saturday’s impressive three-hit shutout when the Angels blanked the Orioles 3-0. Jered Weaver (left) picked up his 10th win, yielding just three hits over eight innings and reducing his ERA to 1.96, best in the major leagues.
The Angels, who have now won three of their last four games, will be idle as a team until Friday when they open a three-game series in Yankee Stadium. Four members of the Halos squad, however, will be busy in Kansas City on the American League All-Star roster. They are Trumbo, Trout, Weaver and C.J. Wilson.
ENTERTAINMENT: A lot going locally this week.
“My Fair Lady” opens Friday at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster and continues Friday through Sunday. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The theater is at 14140 All-American Way.
Free concerts in the park in Garden Grove and Westminster start this Thursday. At Eastgate Park in Garden Grove, the Answer (classic rock to today’s hits) will play 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
From 6-7:30 p.m.. De Nada (classic rock and Latin music) will perform in the Sunken Gardens at the Westminster Civic Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd.
On the cinema front, the top release this week is “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” continuing the animated stories of animal pals dealing with climate change. Rated PG. Voiced by Ray Romano, John Leguiziamo, Dennis Leary and Queen Latifah.