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By Greer Wylder | March 14, 2012
It's one thing to adore bacon. As former members of the Bacon of the Month Club, we get it. It's another thing to call yourself the Bacon Vixen and dedicate years to perfecting handmade gourmet bacon candies. Meet Tara Simon of Costa Mesa, part-Pilates instructor, part bacon candy artist who founded The Sticky Pig candy bacon confections that will seduce any bacon lover. The next time you're considering the perfect hostess gift, party favor, or just a box of treats for the bacon aficionado in your life, you'll know where to turn.
NEWS
November 4, 2013
At least two children in Southern California have reportedly fallen ill after possibly eating Halloween candy tainted with drugs, authorities said. On Sunday, police in Huntington Beach investigated an incident where a child reportedly began showing signs of having consumed methamphetamine after eating Halloween candy. The candy was collected from a home near Beach Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue, Huntington Beach police said in a news release. Investigators said they haven't yet collected evidence directly linking the drugs to the candy.  Another incident occurred Saturday night when a 2-year-old boy got sick after eating Halloween candy at a friend's house in Moreno Valley.
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September 2, 2004
"My favorite thing was doing gymnastics because it's fun." ALISON SHUTZ, 7 Huntington Beach "I went to Sweden and ate a lot of candy and ate a lot of candy and swam in a lake." ANDREW MULLER, 6 Huntington Beach "I liked gymnastics because the coaches are really nice and we do a lot of fun things." STEPHANIE HUNT, 8 Huntington Beach "I went to Catalina. I went on a submarine trip and we went snorkeling and we went on a train and saw buffaloes."
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 21, 2014
Trystan Huynh stared intently at the field in front of him and did his best to mimic a raging bull before it charges, kicking up dirt from underneath his feet. He and hundreds of other children had the same glassy-eyed stare Saturday as they gazed at the pieces of candy scattered across a field at the Huntington Beach Central Park Sports Complex. "I like the round candy," said Trystan, 3, of Westminster, as he continued to look at the sweets in the grass and fiddle with his pail.
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November 9, 2009
Students are making sure even soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq have a bit of holiday cheer with a stocking care package. Peterson YMCA, Huntington Beach Cub Scout Pack 290 and John R. Peterson Elementary School are working together to collect items for soldiers. They are collecting items for Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise, a nonprofit military outreach organization. People can donate 7-inch-by-9-inch stocking, items to fill the stockings, or a filled stocking. The stockings can be filled with candy canes, chocolate candy, assorted Christmas candy, beef jerky, Cup Noodles, chewing gum, nuts, dried fruit, cotton socks, trail mix, Nature Valley Sweet & Salty peanut bars, Gatorade Propel, a variety pack of Quaker oatmeal breakfast bars, individually packaged cookies, small packs of baby wipes, and cards or letter of encouragement.
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April 15, 2004
Jenny Marder Smells of fresh grass mingled with the sounds of children's laughter and the taste of dark chocolate Saturday at the city's 14th annual Easter Festival. About 5,000 people celebrated Easter early at Huntington Beach Central Park. Children with faces painted and bunny ears climbed in and out of fire trucks and police cars, fraternized with Sparky the fire dog, had their pictures taken with the Easter bunny and tried their hands at a round of games.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 20, 2006
Only once in the previous 14 years has the massive Easter Egg Hunt at Huntington Beach Central Park been canceled by rain. Coordinator Dottie Hughes was confident that at least several thousand participants would attend last Saturday's event as planned, despite the forecast of rain falling Friday and into the morning of the big hunt. It rained all day Friday, and a few ominous clouds early Saturday morning threatened to release more. "I was very nervous at 6:15 a.m. when one big, dark cloud passed overhead," said Hughes, the recreation supervisor for the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department.
NEWS
October 30, 2003
Michele Marr Thanks to a half-dozen local churches, there will be no shortage of safe, sweet and entertaining alternatives to trick-or-treating door-to-door this Halloween. Just off Beach Boulevard at Ellis Avenue and Chapel Lane, Faith Lutheran Church is inviting families in the community to join it for the second annual Fun Family Halloween Festival, a coordinated effort of the congregation's outreach committee, youth group and preschool. "We had such a great turn out last year that we said, 'Why don't we do that again,'" said Barbara Olson, the church's office manager.
NEWS
November 6, 2003
Mike Swanson A thin layer of ash coating Harbour View Elementary School's jungle gym combined with the smoky air last week kept students in their classrooms all day, allowing one third-grade class to combine math with candy. Children added, subtracted and ate artificially sweetened skeletal parts called "Dem Bones," provided by their teacher, Lori Daedelow. Students first guessed how many skulls, rib cages, feet, hands, arms and legs were in their two small bags, then added and subtracted the parts in a variety of combinations.
NEWS
September 13, 2001
Vic and I have volunteered at the Oakview Police Substation at Beach Boulevard and Slater Avenue on Halloween for the last few years. It's probably the most fun that I have as a Volunteer in Police Service with the Huntington Beach Police Department. Volunteers Abbie Francis, D.J. Englert, Diane Shelton and others started this Halloween tradition several years ago by decorating the substation with lighted pumpkins, spooky skeletons, spider webs and other trappings of a perfectly ghostly evening.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 21, 2014
Trystan Huynh stared intently at the field in front of him and did his best to mimic a raging bull before it charges, kicking up dirt from underneath his feet. He and hundreds of other children had the same glassy-eyed stare Saturday as they gazed at the pieces of candy scattered across a field at the Huntington Beach Central Park Sports Complex. "I like the round candy," said Trystan, 3, of Westminster, as he continued to look at the sweets in the grass and fiddle with his pail.
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NEWS
November 4, 2013
Huntington Beach police are reminding parents to check their children's Halloween candy after a child was found to have ingested methamphetamine. According to authorities, a child was taken to an Orange County hospital Sunday afternoon after appearing to be suffering the effects of the drug. Police said the child had been eating candy received on Halloween in the residential area of Beach Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue. According to Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O'Brien, evidence indicates the child ingested methamphetamine, though it was not clear if it was from the Halloween candy.
NEWS
November 4, 2013
At least two children in Southern California have reportedly fallen ill after possibly eating Halloween candy tainted with drugs, authorities said. On Sunday, police in Huntington Beach investigated an incident where a child reportedly began showing signs of having consumed methamphetamine after eating Halloween candy. The candy was collected from a home near Beach Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue, Huntington Beach police said in a news release. Investigators said they haven't yet collected evidence directly linking the drugs to the candy.  Another incident occurred Saturday night when a 2-year-old boy got sick after eating Halloween candy at a friend's house in Moreno Valley.
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By Beau Nicolette | October 23, 2013
Carden Conservatory in Huntington Beach and Theo Lacy Jail in Orange may seem like an odd pairing, but the two have recently come together over candy wrappers and chip bags. Through a program with TerraCycle - a company that takes non-recyclable materials and turns them into products like purses and backpacks - the school receives a donation for each candy wrapper and chip bag the jail recycles. The idea was unanimously approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in August.
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By Brittany Woolsey | July 3, 2012
Reel Big Fish was a huge influence in the '90s ska scene, and with a nationwide tour and the upcoming release of its new record, the Huntington Beach band hopes to revive its popularity. In its heyday, Reel Big Fish's "Everything Sucks" peaked at No. 57 on the Billboard charts, staying on the charts for 32 weeks. Its humorous song "Sell Out" became well-known in mainstream venues, including MTV. Since "Everything Sucks," Reel Big Fish released a number of albums that didn't match its success.
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By Greer Wylder | March 14, 2012
It's one thing to adore bacon. As former members of the Bacon of the Month Club, we get it. It's another thing to call yourself the Bacon Vixen and dedicate years to perfecting handmade gourmet bacon candies. Meet Tara Simon of Costa Mesa, part-Pilates instructor, part bacon candy artist who founded The Sticky Pig candy bacon confections that will seduce any bacon lover. The next time you're considering the perfect hostess gift, party favor, or just a box of treats for the bacon aficionado in your life, you'll know where to turn.
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By Greer Wylder | October 12, 2011
Searching for sweets near the beach? Lollishop will take care of your candy fix. Owner Kim Keirstead grew up in Newport Beach and just opened the fantastic candy store across from City Hall in Newport Beach. But her mission is more than supplying lollipops, novelty candies and holiday-themed sweets to customers. She hopes to inspire other merchants to open in this area. "I have lived in Newport Beach my entire life, and I have very fond memories of riding my bike to this area and spending hours looking through all of the cute and interesting shops," Keirstead said.
NEWS
August 26, 2011
If the Ocean View Little League wins Saturday in the Little League Baseball World Series, it will likely mean celebrations around town. And one fewer box sold by a downtown candy merchant. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Friday that she and Montana Sen. Max Baucus have joined in a "friendly wager" over their states' teams, which will face off Saturday for the United States Championship. If Montana wins, Boxer's office will buy a box from Surf City Candy at 126 Main St. and ship it to Baucus.
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By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | August 9, 2010
Judging from the tributes made by fellow surfers at his induction Thursday, Rick Fignetti has been a local hero for quite some time. Now, though, it's written in stone — literally. Fignetti, a 10-time West Coast Surfing Champion and owner of the Rockin' Fig Surf Headquarters shop on Main Street, was inducted as this year's Local Hero on the Surfing Walk of Fame outside Jack's Surfboards. During the Walk of Fame's 17th annual ceremony, Fignetti joined six other inductees in receiving a shiny stone tablet with his name on it installed on the sidewalk by Main and Pacific Coast Highway.
NEWS
November 9, 2009
Students are making sure even soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq have a bit of holiday cheer with a stocking care package. Peterson YMCA, Huntington Beach Cub Scout Pack 290 and John R. Peterson Elementary School are working together to collect items for soldiers. They are collecting items for Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise, a nonprofit military outreach organization. People can donate 7-inch-by-9-inch stocking, items to fill the stockings, or a filled stocking. The stockings can be filled with candy canes, chocolate candy, assorted Christmas candy, beef jerky, Cup Noodles, chewing gum, nuts, dried fruit, cotton socks, trail mix, Nature Valley Sweet & Salty peanut bars, Gatorade Propel, a variety pack of Quaker oatmeal breakfast bars, individually packaged cookies, small packs of baby wipes, and cards or letter of encouragement.
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