5th Street; the other near the entrance to Huntington Harbour, he said.
Sunset Beach usually buries one whale or possibly two in a year, he said.
To have three in a month is unusual, he said.
The causes for their deaths are under investigation. One of the whales
found earlier was tangled in a fishing net; the others could have died
from hunger, he said.
The second annual Pier Plaza Presents concert series begins May 13 with
West African music.The free performances run eight weekends, through
October. Shows begin at 1 p.m. Saturdays and noon Sundays, ending around
4 p.m.The plaza is by the pier at the corner of Main Street and Pacific
Coast Highway.The following are the musical acts scheduled this year: May
13 Nze Eugene de Coque and the Igebe Band International. (West African
high life) May 14 Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra (swing) June 17 Billy K
and the Starliners (rockabilly) / West Coast Pinups (honky tonk) June 18
Gypsy Soul (Celtic folk/rock) July 15 Robert Kyle (Brazilian jazz) /
Sombra Quieta (rumba flamenco/Latin jazz) July 16 Barrelhouse and Janiva
Magness Band (blue-eyed soul) Aug. 19 Havan Sound (Cuban timba) /
Orquesta La Palabra (Afro-Cuban salsa) Aug. 20 Reggae Cowboys (reggae)
Sept. 23 Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys (Western swing) Sept. 24
Hooligans (Irish pub band) Sept. 30 Laura Coyle (folk soloist) and Larry
Horne and Small Change (blues) Oct. 1 Jazztronauts and Dale Fielder
(both jazz) Oct. 7 Burns and Toth Company (jazzgrass) / 2nd Avenue
Klezmer Ensemble (Jewish Eastern European) Oct. 8 DJ Naamdi Moweta and
Soukous Stars (Soukous) Oct. 21 Kid Ramos Band (West Coast jump) Oct. 22
Asleep At the Wheel (Western swing)For more information, call 536-5486.
Boeing employee wins logo contest
Howard Ong of Boeing won the Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade's
logo competition. His design, featuring a wave-shaped flag breaking on
the beach with the Huntington Beach Municipal Pier in the background,
will grace all parade and Fourth of July celebration materials. The
"Parade 2000 -- Celebrating the Century " design was selected from around
30 entries. Ong, a longtime graphic artist and illustrator, has worked
for Boeing for 10 years.
Lamothe makes cut in talent contest
Nicole Lamothe of Huntington Beach won the first round in the o7
NextBigStar.com f7 contest.
The 19-year-old performer competed in the Internet talent contest against
five other singers in the pop singing and dance category for females.
Lamothe sent in a videotape of her performance that Web surfers could
download and then vote for.
Lamothe won the first round, which will take her to the quarterfinals. If
she wins the quarterfinals, Lamothe will compete in the semifinals. The
finals will take place in 11 weeks and culminate in a $10,000 cash prize
for the winner.