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May 5, 2005
Dave Brooks As many as 1,100 engineering jobs could blast off from Huntington Beach and touchdown near Denver, marking another significant shift in the city's economy. Officials with Boeing, the largest employer in the city, announced plans this week to combine its Delta rocket program with aerospace rival Lockheed Martin into the new "United Launch Alliance," following a merger agreement with government officials to lower manufacturing costs.
NEWS
March 25, 2004
Noise, dust and traffic from construction at the Huntington Beach Boeing site has sparked complaints from hundreds of Westminster Village residents. Boeing is in the process of selling parcels at the northern end of its property to other businesses. Most of the construction work involves knocking down buildings and preparing parcels of the land for sale. Larry Fairman, former president of the Westminster Village Homeowners Assn. says that sounds of grading and noisy trucks make it difficult for him to sleep late in the morning.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2009
The Boeing Co.?s Huntington Beach Command, Control and Communications Networks division will be designing and producing an information transfer system for a new $14.6-million U.S. Navy contract. The information transfer system, Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System, controls mission-critical capabilities on guided missile destroyers, according to a release from Boeing. Boeing will retrofit the system on three U.S. warships and three foreign navy vessels. This contract, awarded by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, is a continuation of Boeing?
NEWS
November 4, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda Labor peace returned to the Boeing Co. last week after one of its unions agreed to a three-year contract, a company spokeswoman said. On Oct. 29, the rank and file of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers approved the new deal negotiated during a "cooling off" period that followed a union vote authorizing a strike, she said. About 1,500 union members who work at Boeing's headquarters near Bolsa Chica Street and Bolsa Avenue will enjoy more job security, better pension and medical benefits, and higher bonuses, said Nick Bacon president of the union's local chapter, district 725. Boeing has not suffered a strike in almost 25 years.
LOCAL
September 24, 2009
A 48-year-old Santa Ana man fell to his death at Boeing’s Huntington Beach facility Monday afternoon. Angel Celaya, 48, was a sub-contractor for Boeing in Building 45 when he fell off a scissor lift at 4:10 p.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division. Celaya was 15 feet off the ground, but fell another six feet into a pit, said Martha Werth, the Huntington Beach Fire Department’s public information officer. The man was considered dead when the fire department arrived, Werth said.
NEWS
November 25, 1999
Andrew Wainer The Boeing Corp. and Huntington Beach youngsters have teamed up this holiday season to create a calendar featuring students' art and essays on what life would be like on a space station. Students from the Huntington Beach City School District are now selling the calendars for $10 to raise money for the district's Huntington Beach Education Foundation. The foundation will use funds collected from sales to promote science and technology grants for teachers in the district.
NEWS
October 28, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda The Boeing Co. reached a tentative agreement with one of its unions Tuesday evening, narrowly averting what would have been its first strike in almost 25 years. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers must still vote to ratify the three-year deal Friday, company spokeswoman Erin Lutz said. The deal offers union members more job security, better pension and medical benefits, and higher bonuses, said Nick Bacon, president of the union's local chapter, district 725. About 1,500 union members work at Boeing's headquarters near Bolsa Chica Street and Bolsa Avenue.
NEWS
January 27, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- If engineers from the Boeing Co. give the go ahead, a radar laboratory will be launched into space Monday. Plans call for the lab to spend 11 days floating beyond the clouds, collecting a trillion pieces of data to create "the most detailed topographical map ever of the Earth," said Alan D. Buis, a spokesman for the aerospace giant. During the lab's launch and mission, there will be someone constantly monitoring its progress from the company's Huntington Beach facility, which recently opened the world's newest, largest and most sophisticated private space-flight center.
NEWS
May 9, 2002
Paul Clinton Boeing Co. has given the Huntington Beach Community Clinic a $10,000 grant to provide medical services to low-income children. The aerospace company handed $10,000 to the clinic for a program that helps children who have demonstrated learning disabilities in the classroom. Funds will go to the clinic's Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder centers, a medical condition where children have trouble focusing on their school work. The clinic has set up "stop-in centers" at local elementary schools, where children can seek psychological counseling.
NEWS
November 7, 2002
Students at Harbour View Elementary School are tinkering with rockets after school. Two groups of about 70 fourth- and fifth-graders are learning the inner workings of rockets from retired Boeing engineers after school every Monday. The 10-week program, which costs $5 per student, has children excited and eager to learn, said Roni Ellis, principal at Harbour View. Two teachers volunteer to watch the students while the engineers teach their trade, Ellis said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | November 26, 2013
Now a certifiable antique, the 1962 French farce "Boeing Boeing" has been absent from local stages for the past three decades, but now several Southland theaters have cleared their runways for the Anglicized version of this popular comedy. First up is the Newport Theatre Arts Center, where Marc Camoletti's frantic tale of romance on an airline schedule is once again tickling local audiences. Director Gigi Fusco Meese has crafted a vastly entertaining evening from what, on its surface, is a one-joke wonder.
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | May 14, 2013
It was the first time the Otto family took a crack at making a water bottle rocket, and the youngest of the group was itching to get it to the launch site. The Ottos and hundreds of other families spent their Saturday morning attaching fins and cones to 2-liter bottles and launching them into the sky for the seventh Rocket Launch event at Boeing's facility in Huntington Beach. Though it was his first time building a bottle rocket from scratch, Jake Otto, 6, is no stranger to the miniature space ships.
LOCAL
February 11, 2010
A former Boeing engineer in Huntington Beach was sentenced Monday to nearly 16 years in prison for stealing aerospace secrets for China. Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 79, of Orange, spied for the People’s Republic of China for more than three decades, passing information on restricted technology and trade secrets relating to the Space Shuttle program and Delta IV rocket, officials said. Chung, a naturalized citizen originally from China, was convicted after a three-week trial of six counts of economic espionage to benefit a foreign country, conspiracy to commit economic espionage, acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China and making false statements to the FBI, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
LOCAL
September 24, 2009
A 48-year-old Santa Ana man fell to his death at Boeing’s Huntington Beach facility Monday afternoon. Angel Celaya, 48, was a sub-contractor for Boeing in Building 45 when he fell off a scissor lift at 4:10 p.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division. Celaya was 15 feet off the ground, but fell another six feet into a pit, said Martha Werth, the Huntington Beach Fire Department’s public information officer. The man was considered dead when the fire department arrived, Werth said.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2009
The Boeing Co.?s Huntington Beach Command, Control and Communications Networks division will be designing and producing an information transfer system for a new $14.6-million U.S. Navy contract. The information transfer system, Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System, controls mission-critical capabilities on guided missile destroyers, according to a release from Boeing. Boeing will retrofit the system on three U.S. warships and three foreign navy vessels. This contract, awarded by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, is a continuation of Boeing?
NEWS
July 23, 2009
Boeing has announced 1,000 layoffs nationwide from its Integrated Defense Systems department, with many of the cuts expected to come in Huntington Beach. Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems employs 4,545 people at its Huntington Beach plant. Matthew Billingsley, a spokesman for the company, said about 70 layoff notices went out Friday, mostly to Huntington Beach employees in the Future Combat Systems program, and more were expected July 31. The employees, he said, had been given 60 days notice, and the company hoped to find them jobs with another Boeing project.
NEWS
By Kathryn Watson | July 22, 2009
A former Boeing employee at the Huntington Beach plant was convicted of economic espionage and acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China last week. In his 30 years as a spy, Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 73, leaked sensitive aerospace and military information to the People’s Republic of China, which he proudly called his “motherland,” according to U.S. District Court documentation. The Orange resident faces a fine of $3.75 million and a maximum of 110 years in jail.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2009
Boeing’s Huntington Beach plant has received a $42.9-million contract from the U.S. Navy to sustain and upgrade one of its information-transfer systems. The contract supports the Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System, which helps “network or connect in a more streamlined way a lot of the basic functions of how ships operate,” said Paula Shawa, a spokesperson for Boeing. Under the contract, Boeing will also improve data system networks, regulate engineering changes, update technical documentation and devise interface design documents.
NEWS
By Kathryn Watson | July 16, 2009
Boeing has announced 1,000 layoffs nationwide from its Integrated Defense Systems department, with many of the cuts expected to come in Huntington Beach. Boeing?s Integrated Defense Systems employs 4,545 people at its Huntington Beach plant. The company didn?t have details as to exactly how many jobs will be eliminated at that site. ?At this point, we don?t have a whole lot of details,? said Dan Beck, a Boeing spokesman. Affected employees should be notified in the coming days, Beck said.
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