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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 21, 2013
The Huntington Beach City Council is forming a committee to look for solutions to the chronic problems that plague Bartlett Park. Safety in the heavily wooded park off Adams Avenue and Beach Boulevard has been a concern of neighbors and city officials for years. An apparent murder-suicide there has proved to be somewhat of a tipping point. Bartlett Park is 30 acres of land heavily covered with trees and bushes. Spiderwebs line the canopy while homeless camps are scattered across the area.
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By Chris Epting | November 5, 2013
This is the second part of my column on Bartlett Park, which is located near the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach. It is also the place where two bodies were found this summer - apparently the result of a murder/suicide. For decades the residents who live near the rugged and overgrown 27-acre rectangle of a park, where homeless encampments can be found nestled in the thick underbrush, have been trying to get the city to focus on cleanup efforts. After walking the area with outspoken resident Suzanne Messina-Cervellone, I reached out to Councilman Joe Shaw to get his impressions of what is being done to help the area.
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By Chris Epting and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | October 29, 2013
On a balmy, breezy and drizzly morning, Suzanne Messina-Cervellone walked me around Bartlett Park. The 28-acre park, located just behind the Newland House along Coldwater Lane, is a hilly, rugged and densely overgrown oblong plot that occupies land once owned and farmed by some of Huntington Beach's earliest settlers. It is where the bodies of two men were discovered in July after an apparent murder-suicide. That event forced yet another examination of the park, which in recent years has become more like an apocalyptic land of the lost.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 28, 2013
What to do with the 28-acre Bartlett Park has been an issue for Huntington Beach leaders at least since the 1990s, and maybe even the '70s. The land was deeded to the city in 1971 by the developers as part of the Quimby Act, state law requiring that a percentage of land to be developed must be used for parks and recreational facilities. The land officially became the city's property in 1999 when a member of the Newland family, which owned the site, signed off on it, said Huntington Beach historian Jerry Person.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | February 21, 2008
A group of residents with concerns about crime and cleanliness in a local park pressed the City Council for solutions at its meeting this week, only to find that some efforts to help were scheduled for the very next day. Residents near unimproved Bartlett Park said a major problem with transients living in the park behind heavy overgrowth was making them worry about safety. And an overgrown, unimproved park is allowing for a lawless atmosphere, they said. Local businesses are some of the hardest hit by an unsavory atmosphere, resident Dick Anderson said.
NEWS
February 8, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Some residents are searching for a way to breathe new life into Bartlett Park, where years of neglect have killed off trees and other landscaping. Neighbors there said at least 18 trees along Coldwater Drive, which lines the park between Adams and Yorktown avenue, as well as ground-covering flora, have died and need to be replaced. "This area is important to a lot of people because they walk or ride their bikes along the berm here," said resident Fanny Hunter, who has lived in the area for 37 years.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio and Los Angeles Times Staff | July 24, 2013
One of two dead men found Tuesday in Bartlett Park in Huntington Beach has been confirmed to be Abraham Felmley, 32, who was wanted in connection with a double arson homicide near Sacramento and a carjacking in Merced, according to the Orange County Coroners office. Authorities also identified Robert Andres Duran, 49, of Huntington Beach, as the second man found in the park, according to Lt. Mitch O'Brien. Police are calling Tuesday evening's incident as an apparent murder-suicide, O'Brien wrote in an email.
NEWS
November 8, 2001
A man with a semiautomatic handgun robbed a Huntington Beach service station early Monday morning. An armed robber entered the Chevron station at the corner of Magnolia and Adams Avenues just after midnight showing the cashier the gun and demanding money. No shots were fired and there were no injuries. "The suspect entered the station via an open emergency exit, approached the cashier and lifted up his shirt, revealing a black semiautomatic handgun," said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bruce Kelly.
NEWS
March 10, 2010
. . FOR THE RECORD: A letter by Gene Axelrod in the March 4 Mailbag, ?Opinion piece was typical partisan shot,? contained an editing error that mischaracterized a quote by Sen. Tom Harman. The final sentence of the letter should have read, ?But then he couldn?t resist taking a shot ? trash-talking ?liberal do-gooders? ? and I realized it was all just partisan claptrap as usual.?. . . In regards to the coyote problem in Huntington Beach (??Never feed a coyote,?? Feb. 25): I?ve been a resident for 22 years.
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By Chris Epting | November 5, 2013
This is the second part of my column on Bartlett Park, which is located near the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach. It is also the place where two bodies were found this summer - apparently the result of a murder/suicide. For decades the residents who live near the rugged and overgrown 27-acre rectangle of a park, where homeless encampments can be found nestled in the thick underbrush, have been trying to get the city to focus on cleanup efforts. After walking the area with outspoken resident Suzanne Messina-Cervellone, I reached out to Councilman Joe Shaw to get his impressions of what is being done to help the area.
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By Chris Epting and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | October 29, 2013
On a balmy, breezy and drizzly morning, Suzanne Messina-Cervellone walked me around Bartlett Park. The 28-acre park, located just behind the Newland House along Coldwater Lane, is a hilly, rugged and densely overgrown oblong plot that occupies land once owned and farmed by some of Huntington Beach's earliest settlers. It is where the bodies of two men were discovered in July after an apparent murder-suicide. That event forced yet another examination of the park, which in recent years has become more like an apocalyptic land of the lost.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 28, 2013
What to do with the 28-acre Bartlett Park has been an issue for Huntington Beach leaders at least since the 1990s, and maybe even the '70s. The land was deeded to the city in 1971 by the developers as part of the Quimby Act, state law requiring that a percentage of land to be developed must be used for parks and recreational facilities. The land officially became the city's property in 1999 when a member of the Newland family, which owned the site, signed off on it, said Huntington Beach historian Jerry Person.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 21, 2013
The Huntington Beach City Council is forming a committee to look for solutions to the chronic problems that plague Bartlett Park. Safety in the heavily wooded park off Adams Avenue and Beach Boulevard has been a concern of neighbors and city officials for years. An apparent murder-suicide there has proved to be somewhat of a tipping point. Bartlett Park is 30 acres of land heavily covered with trees and bushes. Spiderwebs line the canopy while homeless camps are scattered across the area.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio and Los Angeles Times Staff | July 24, 2013
One of two dead men found Tuesday in Bartlett Park in Huntington Beach has been confirmed to be Abraham Felmley, 32, who was wanted in connection with a double arson homicide near Sacramento and a carjacking in Merced, according to the Orange County Coroners office. Authorities also identified Robert Andres Duran, 49, of Huntington Beach, as the second man found in the park, according to Lt. Mitch O'Brien. Police are calling Tuesday evening's incident as an apparent murder-suicide, O'Brien wrote in an email.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 3, 2013
Plans for a long-awaited new senior center that have been in limbo for nearly a decade were dusted off Monday as Huntington Beach council members and city staff discussed ways to move forward and get the project done. The council awarded contracts to four design firms to look separately at architecture, civil engineering, traffic modeling and construction. It had already set aside $300,000 to fund the contracts. Sources of funding remained the topic of conversation during the study session; the city expects construction of the facility to cost the city $15 million.
NEWS
March 10, 2010
. . FOR THE RECORD: A letter by Gene Axelrod in the March 4 Mailbag, ?Opinion piece was typical partisan shot,? contained an editing error that mischaracterized a quote by Sen. Tom Harman. The final sentence of the letter should have read, ?But then he couldn?t resist taking a shot ? trash-talking ?liberal do-gooders? ? and I realized it was all just partisan claptrap as usual.?. . . In regards to the coyote problem in Huntington Beach (??Never feed a coyote,?? Feb. 25): I?ve been a resident for 22 years.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | February 21, 2008
A group of residents with concerns about crime and cleanliness in a local park pressed the City Council for solutions at its meeting this week, only to find that some efforts to help were scheduled for the very next day. Residents near unimproved Bartlett Park said a major problem with transients living in the park behind heavy overgrowth was making them worry about safety. And an overgrown, unimproved park is allowing for a lawless atmosphere, they said. Local businesses are some of the hardest hit by an unsavory atmosphere, resident Dick Anderson said.
NEWS
November 8, 2001
A man with a semiautomatic handgun robbed a Huntington Beach service station early Monday morning. An armed robber entered the Chevron station at the corner of Magnolia and Adams Avenues just after midnight showing the cashier the gun and demanding money. No shots were fired and there were no injuries. "The suspect entered the station via an open emergency exit, approached the cashier and lifted up his shirt, revealing a black semiautomatic handgun," said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bruce Kelly.
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