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NEWS
January 13, 2011
The Huntington Beach Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint starting at 9 p.m. Saturday on Beach Boulevard. "The goal of the Huntington Beach Police Department is to prevent serious injury and fatal collisions by arresting DUI drivers before they have the chance to cause a tragedy," the department wrote in a statement. "Impaired driving puts everyone on the road in danger, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that motorists enjoy a safe, crash-free New Year. " Britney Barnes
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NEWS
December 15, 2010
The Huntington Beach Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint at 9 p.m. Friday on Beach Boulevard. The department is trying to get impaired drivers off the road before they cause a crash or fatal collision. "Impaired driving puts everyone on the road in danger, and we are doing everything we can to ensure motorists enjoy a safe, crash-free holiday season," the department said in a statement. —Britney Barnes
NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | June 23, 2010
A taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night after driving two men from Huntington Beach to Stanton, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The driver picked up the men, whom officials estimated to be in their mid-20s, in the area of Beach Boulevard and Ellis Avenue about 8 p.m. and drove them to the area of Beach and Central Avenue, said Sgt. Fritz von Rettberg. Once there, one of the men pulled a gun on the driver while the other removed about $900 in cash from his wallet.
NEWS
April 29, 2010
Parking passes will no longer be prorated in Surf City, thanks to budget cuts. The Huntington Beach Municipal Beach Parking Pass will cost the same amount all year. The city recently had to cut $4 million from its budget to fill a revenue shortfall. The pass costs $150, or $50 for those 62 and older. The pass is valid at the Promenade Parking Structure and lots along Pacific Coast Highway from Beach Boulevard to Seapoint Avenue. Passes can be bought at the Community Services Counter at City Hall on 2000 Main St., or at Beach Division Headquarters at 103 Pacific Coast Hwy. For more information, call (714)
LOCAL
April 1, 2010
AREAS 1 AND 2 No significant crimes reported. AREA 3 Alabama Street: Breaking and entering was reported in the 300 block at 9:38 p.m. Friday. Alabama Street: Credit card fraud was reported in the 1200 block at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. Alabama Street and Frankfort Avenue: Assault was reported at 9 p.m. Friday. Lake Street: Breaking and entering was reported in the 400 block at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday. Main Street: Theft was reported in the 100 block at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
March 18, 2010
This year’s HB Reads program has provided Huntington Beach with many inspiring stories. And not all of them reside between the covers of the chosen book, “They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky.” For the last month and a half, students, City Council members and others have read the incredible tale of perseverance by three Lost Boys of Sudan, who fled their country’s civil war in the 1980s and endured hardships unimaginable in...
LOCAL
February 11, 2010
Police say they found drugs, a loaded firearm and a bulletproof vest when they arrested a suspected gang member trying to evade officers during a traffic stop. Angel Villegas, 21, of Riverside and his passenger, Lorena Mercado, 28, of Tustin, were arrested Jan. 19. Villegas was booked on suspicion of transporting and possessing a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, having a loaded firearm, participating in criminal street activity and possession of a firearm during street gang activity.
NEWS
October 29, 2009
A company could have to pay $125,000 for attempting to build on its wetlands property in Huntington Beach and violating the city’s Local Coastal Program and the Coastal Act. Beachfront Village LLC, formerly known as Mills PCH LLC, could have to pay a fine for constructing a fence and berm and filling, grading and draining part of its salt marsh wetlands on its property. The issue will go before the California Coastal Commission at a public hearing Wednesday. The fine is part of an agreement between the commission and Beachfront to settle the company’s violations.
NEWS
October 27, 2009
A company could have to pay $125,000 for attempting to build on its wetlands property in Huntington Beach and violating the city’s Local Coastal Program and the Coastal Act. Beachfront Village LLC, formerly known as Mills PCH LLC, could have to pay a fine for constructing a fence and berm and filling, grading and draining part of its salt marsh wetlands on its property. The issue will go before the California Coastal Commission at a public hearing Nov. 4. The fine is part of an agreement between the commission and Beachfront to settle the company’s violations.
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