May 11, 2009
Police have arrested a man who allegedly walked out of a Huntington Beach bank earlier this afternoon with about $20,000 in cash. Police took Patrick Murphy, 53, into custody at about 2 p.m. this afternoon. Murphy was described as a transient local to the Orange County area. He entered the Comerica Bank at 17011 Beach Blvd. at 1:08 p.m. and verbally demanded for money from a bank teller, authorities said. He left the bank on foot. Police located Murphy about a block away from the bank; he was taken into custody in front of the Howard Johnson hotel on Beach Boulevard.
April 23, 2009
Neighbor offers girls CD from his band A parent called to say their 9-year-old daughter and her friend were playing in their apartment complex in an undisclosed location when a male neighbor asked the two girls to come into his apartment, where he would give them a CD by his band. The girls told a parent, who called police. The neighbor told police that his band performs frequently at middle schools, and he had no ill intentions. He was advised against offering things to juveniles when their parents weren?
March 26, 2009
The Orange County Sanitation District has begun rehabilitating a 54-inch-wide sewer line below the beach parking lot between First Street and Beach Boulevard, the state beach parking lot south of Beach Boulevard and on First Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Walnut Avenue. The pipe will be lined and three manholes will be added. Construction work on Saturdays will be discontinued on or after the Memorial Day holiday weekend; the project?s estimated completion is in July.
March 19, 2009
The West Orange County Alumnae of Sigma Kappa Sorority will hold a vintage car show from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Wilfred?s Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach (near Beach Boulevard and Ellis Avenue), to raise funds for Alzheimer?s disease research. Orange County Alzheimer?s Assn. representatives will be at the event to answer questions about the disease and offer support to families. Admission is $10; children younger than 12 admitted free. There is a $30 registration fee for those who want to showcase their vintage cars.