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ENTERTAINMENT
By Britney Barnes | October 15, 2009
Taking the stage for Efren Davis is a way to escape ? when he hits the first chord everything goes away ? but this concert will bring him together with a situation that brought him face to face with the realities of how precious life is. Davis is the singer-guitarist for punk rock band JunK and is playing a benefit concert for friend Jay Thomas, who was paralyzed during a surfing accident in Huntington Beach. Before Thomas? accident, Davis said he regarded life differently.
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NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 15, 2009
Ocean View High School sophomore Erik Arrincon fractured his neck in a basketball tournament in San Diego Sunday. The 15-year-old underwent one surgery Sunday and another Wednesday and doctors now think he will make a full recovery, said Susan Munro, Erik’s mother. “Erik is a miracle,” Munro said. “The doctor’s said 99 % of people [with the same injury] would not walk again.” Immediately after the accident, Erik was taken to the UC San Diego Medical Center where he has been in Intensive Care.
NEWS
September 16, 2009
A Huntington Beach man died Sunday at Long Beach Memorial Hospital after an apparent traffic collision Saturday afternoon. Kevin J. Petrimoulx, 67, was found alongside his bicycle near Warner Avenue on Greentree Lane by the Huntington Beach Police Department after a passing motorist saw him and called the authorities. Petrimoulx suffered head injuries after falling off the bike. He was not wearing a helmet, Lt. Russ Reinhart said. “We are not sure what he collided with and there are no witnesses,” Reinhart said.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | September 9, 2009
Sloshing through the mud in the freezing rain, pushing a broken down motorcycle on a trip with his two sons along the Continental Divide Trail is a memory that has become even more precious for one father since his youngest son, Léon Roach III, died Sunday. The trip was just one of the family’s usual summer adventures, but looking back on the journey across the more than 2,500 mile trail, Léon Roach II remembers when his son grabbed him as they made their way along in the miserable conditions and said, “You’re my hero.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | August 10, 2009
A 17-year-old local boy who died after falling off the roof of a moving vehicle Friday night is being remembered for his many talents and accomplishments. Christopher Michael Hernandez II, 17, of Huntington Beach, was a guitar-playing Honor Roll student at Servite High School and would have been a senior this year. “Always humble, always treating others with respect and kindness, Chris graced Servite with his intelligence, determination and musical talent. He was a young man of many accomplishments; an Eagle Scout, an excellent student, and a gifted musician.
NEWS
By Kathryn Watson | July 16, 2009
An 11-year-old girl was killed Tuesday after a lifeguard boat ran over her during a routine Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards training exercise. Authorities originally said Allyssa Squirrell of Laguna Hills was slashed by the boat?s propeller, but later backed away from the statement, saying further investigation was necessary. The girl was one of 20 to 25 11- and 12-year-olds practicing an exercise called a ?speed drop,? in which the junior guards jump off a moving boat into the water to practice reaching swimmers in distress quickly.
LOCAL
July 9, 2009
Authorities Tuesday identified a 52-year-old Huntington Beach man who died in a diving accident over the weekend. Mikhail Tkachev was “free diving” without air tanks Saturday near Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes when he died, Palos Verdes Capt. Mark Velez said. Authorities were called about 8 p.m. Saturday after the diver did not meet a friend as planned. His car was found in a parking lot with no dive gear in it, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Rescue workers searched for him until 10 p.m. Saturday and then resumed at dawn Sunday.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 26, 2009
A Huntington Beach woman is suing former Ultimate Fighting Champion title holder Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, claiming he caused her to miscarry after hitting her SUV on the 55 Freeway during a chase through Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Holli Griggs, who was more than 16 weeks pregnant last July when Jackson sped his lifted pickup truck from the 55 Freeway through Costa Mesa and Newport Beach before surrendering to police, is suing for unlimited damages and is seeking compensation for property and medical expenses and emotional distress.
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