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June 11, 2008
More than 500 elementary school students from Anaheim, Santa Ana and Newport Beach descended on Bolsa Chica State Beach Friday morning as part of the Kids’ Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. The 15th annual event statewide had school children all along the coast cleaning up trash and getting the word out about clean beaches. In addition to clearing away garbage and other waste, the kids took time to send a message. After the work was done, they lined up to spell out “Kids Care,” the day’s theme, in the sand.
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April 18, 2002
Danette Goulet Major delays have put the overhaul of Bolsa Chica State Beach far behind schedule. With spring here and summer fast approaching, many have begun to wonder when the reconstruction will be completed. Surfers eye the signs closing the north end of the beach with trepidation, worrying that soon the south end, with its superior surf, would be next. But contractor Mark Weeger, of Weeger Bros. Inc. assures beach enthusiasts that the north end will open within weeks and the south end construction will be done lot by lot. "The north half, everything but the buildings will be open to the public," Weeger said citing April 26 as the big day. The only reason the buildings can't open, he explained, is that there is no power due to conflicts between the state and the Edison Company.
NEWS
May 22, 2003
These are the grades awarded to beaches in Huntington Beach in Heal the Bay's 13th annual beach report card. 1st column = Dry weather (April through October) 2nd column = Dry weather year-round 3rd column = Wet weather year-round -- BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH At the Lifeguard Headquarters A A F HUNTINGTON CITY BEACHES Bluffs at Seapoint Avenue A A F 17th Street A A F Jack's Snack Bar A A F HUNTINGTON STATE BEACHES AES power plant, south of Newland Street C B F Magnolia Street C C F Brookhurst Street B A F SANTA ANA RIVER MOUTH North side A A F --
FEATURES
November 16, 2006
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers free public tours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica wetlands on Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. (714) 840-1575. Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center at Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway features marine aquarium and displays about wetland plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, ecology and restoration.
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By David Carlberg | December 13, 2007
By coming to erroneous conclusions, Don Schulz and the Surfrider Foundation have done the restoration of the Bolsa Chica wetland and Bolsa Chica State Beach an injustice by their inference that the Bolsa Chica tidal inlet is somehow a threat to swimmers? health, when in fact county records clearly show that since the inlet opened, the beach has continued to be one of the cleanest beaches in the region. As Schulz correctly reports (?No warnings posted for contaminated water,? Dec. 6)
NEWS
December 5, 2002
Two Surf City men killed in car accident Two Huntington Beach men died early Tuesday morning near the Westminster Mall when their convertible rammed into a tree at high speed. A third man was seriously injured. At 3:12 a.m. Tuesday, Michael Munoz, 18, lost control of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring he was driving and jumped the curb at Edwards Street at Mar Vista Drive. The vehicle struck a tree and then flipped over in the grassy area. Munoz and Ed Rogers, 18, died as a result of their injuries.
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April 24, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; fax to (714) 965-7174; call (714) 965-7176 or e-mail hbindy@latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at www.hbindy.com. SATURDAY The Vibe Tribe Yoga and Wellness Studio will present a yoga workshop for surfers with Peggy Hall from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at 301 Main St. No. 109. Information: (714)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 16, 2014
Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at Bolsa Chica State Beach and is looking for students. California State Parks lifeguard and junior lifeguard program coordinator Chris Egan said the classes in Bolsa Chica will fill the gap that the California Junior Lifeguards program left behind. In February, members of the California Junior Lifeguards pleaded with Huntington Beach to allow the business to keep running in the Sunset Beach community after its permit to operate expired.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 18, 2013
For Huntington Beach resident Dom Maggio, spending a winter night at Bolsa Chica State Beach is the typical way for a Californian to enjoy the holidays. The 50 of so other people must have felt the same way as they joined Maggio on Friday in celebrating the second annual Christmas at the Beach, hosted by the Huntington State Beach Lifeguards Assn. State park officials and volunteers passed out free hot dogs and hot cocoa to guests. One lifeguard even dressed up as Santa Claus and took pictures with children as they sat atop a jet ski with a miniature palm tree wrapped in lights behind them.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
Calvary Chapel of the Harbour and Surfriders Academy will host their first Labour of Love Music Festival during Labor Day weekend. The one-day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the north end of Bolsa Chica State Beach. More than 50 vendors will set up shop, and eight bands will provide live music throughout the day, said Marcus Barrera, founder of Surfriders Academy and a member of Calvary Chapel of the Harbour, in Sunset Beach. Free surf lessons will be given to the first 40 children who arrive, he said.
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By Jennifer Pansini | July 7, 2010
Reluctantly waking, staring at the ceiling, trying to find the momentum or reason to get myself out of bed rather than drifting off for another hour, inspiration finally hits. I stumble out of bed and walk a less than perfect straight line to the kitchen. I prepare my habitual coffee fix, pull my ginger hair back into a ponytail, dress in my SoCal best, slip my running shoes on and dart out the door. As I drive up to my parents' house, the fluffy white head is peering out the window.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | July 7, 2010
The height of summer beach season at Bolsa Chica State Beach is also the height of nesting season at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. As you're probably aware, California least terns and Western snowy plovers like to nest on sandy beaches. But during the first part of the 20th century, their habitats were taken over by people with our parking lots and beach blankets. The populations of our locally nesting terns and plovers plummeted. The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve was created in the early 1970s in large part to protect the endangered California least tern.
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By Michael Miller and Tom Ragan | April 14, 2010
Charles Moore remembers Bolsa Chica State Beach when, in his words, it looked like “Tin Can Beach.” But the empty baked bean containers he stepped past as a young surfer didn’t worry him nearly as much as the material he now sees on the shore. “We didn’t have plastic trash,” said Moore, a Long Beach resident. “We had metal trash. It was still an eyesore. But at least it was biodegradable.” The ship captain and scientific researcher, who ran a woodworking and finishing business for 25 years, has become a crusader in recent years against the plastic that lands on the shore and in the ocean.
NEWS
January 14, 2010
The Surf City Marathon is weeks away, but the event is already selling out. Runners will cruise past the pier, through the Huntington Central Park and along Bolsa Chica State Beach on Feb. 7 for the Surf City Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Nineteen thousand runners are already signed up, and the marathon and half-marathon sold out before Christmas, the earliest sellout in the event?s 14-year history, officials said. There are still slots available for the 5K and charity positions in each division.
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By Michael Miller and Britney Barnes | December 30, 2009
Huntington Beach’s biggest newsmaker of the last 10 years was not a politician, not an activist, not a city commission or grass-roots organization, but a 1,200-acre stretch of wetlands bordering the Pacific Ocean. It was a decade of change and growth for Huntington Beach, as the city grew to more than 200,000 residents, trademarked the nickname “Surf City USA” and underwent political turmoil on and off the dais. But the name that most dominated city news from 2000 to 2009 was one that didn’t even belong to a person: Bolsa Chica.
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