Source: Los Angeles Times
On February 5, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Islamic Society of Orange County hopes to complete the new $8-million expansion of its complex in Garden Grove, CA by December 31st, 2000. The plan is for groundbreaking in mid-March to coincide with the annual Hajj, with construction lasting eight months. The new complex will feature a library, preschool, gymnasium, renovated K-8 school, mortuary, swimming pool, and a remodeled cafeteria. Haitham Bundakji, chairman of the society's public relations department stated: "We'll finally have a building that we can be proud of...It reflects the desire of our people to have a real mosque that resembles the mosques in the Muslim world."