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Task Force seeks new members Surf City is looking...

September 19, 2002

Task Force seeks new members

Surf City is looking for volunteers to serve on the Human

Relations Task Force.

The goal of the task force

is to promote and celebrate diversity in the community

through education and understanding.

"Basically, their mission is to work on cultural diversity issues

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in the city," said Elaine Kuhnke, an administrative analyst for the

city.

The task force was formed a few years ago in response to a string

of hate crimes that plagued the city, Kuhnke said.

The task force tries to create cultural awareness by sponsoring

annual community events, film symposiums and educational field trips.

Applicants must be Huntington Beach residents and be able to

attend monthly meetings. Members are appointed by the City Council

and serve four-year terms. Applications are due on Sept. 27.

For more information about the Human Relations Task Force or for

an application call Elaine Kuhnke at (714) 374-5307.

Block grants for 11 programs approved

Federal block grants have been approved for Orange County

programs, including 11 programs in Surf City.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Los Angeles

Field Office has approved the city's 2002-03 Community Development

Block Grant action plan. Federal grants totaling $2.4 million will

heading to Orange County by Oct. 1. A cool $1.6 million of that is

headed to Huntington Beach for projects such as Project Self

Sufficiency, the Oak View Community Center and the Huntington Beach

Community Clinic. The money from the federal grants is designed for

projects and activities that help low-and moderate-income city

residents.

Cleaning up the coast of Huntington Beach

Volunteers are needed to take part in the California Coastal

Cleanup Day this Saturday. The annual statewide event is organized in

coordination with the California Coastal Commission and by

Adopt-A-Beach Program Manager Tim Turner. The city of Huntington

Beach and Simple Green are sponsoring a city beach cleanup that

starts at 9 a.m. on the south side of the Huntington Beach pier.

Parking is available in the 1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway in

the beach parking lot. For more information please call (714)

536-5614.

The Bolsa Chica Wetlands will also get some attention during

California Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers are needed to clean the

wetlands from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should meet at the walk

bridge on Pacific Coast Highway, one-mile south of Warner Avenue.

Free parking is available at Bolsa Chica State Beach. For more

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