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By Steve Virgen | June 3, 2010
Los Angeles Times Community News (TCN) is planning an open house at the Orange County plant in Costa Mesa. The staffs of the Huntington Beach Independent, Daily Pilot and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot are inviting readers, advertisers and community members to visit their respective operations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 10. Readers will have the chance to preview the new Los Angeles Times Community News websites for the Orange County newspapers and...
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NEWS
By Britney Barnes | May 27, 2010
The Coast Community College District has selected a new president for Coastline Community College. Loretta Adrian was unanimously approved by the district Board of Trustees on May 19. Coastline is based in Fountain Valley and has locations in Garden Grove, Westminster and Costa Mesa. Adrian, the current vice president of student services at Skyline College in San Mateo and has worked at San Diego Mesa College as the dean of student affairs and development, will take over the post on July 1. "It's a leadership dream come true to me," Adrian said.
NEWS
Staff reporter | May 17, 2010
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LOCAL
By Britney Barnes | May 6, 2010
An Anaheim police officer was sentenced to less than a year for crashing through a backyard fence in Huntington Beach while under the influence of four prescription drugs and also for two previous arrests for DUI. Kevin Noel Schlueter, 37, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced to 10 months in jail last week after pleading guilty to three counts of driving under the influence of drugs, all misdemeanors, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office....
NEWS
May 3, 2010
A registered sex offender was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for attempting to rape a 66-year-old Huntington Beach woman after breaking into her home. Costa Mesa resident Tracy William Barton, 54, was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison Friday for first-degree burglary, aggravated assault, sexual battery by restraint and assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense during a burglary. Barton was slapped with sentencing enhancements for prior felony sex convictions and being a “habitual sex offender,” according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
NEWS
April 28, 2010
An Anaheim police officer was sentenced to less than a year for crashing through a backyard fence in Huntington Beach while on four prescription drugs and two other incidents of driving under the influence. Kevin Noel Schlueter, 37, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced to 10 months in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to three counts of driving under the influence of drugs, all misdemeanors, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. Schlueter will spend six of his 10 months in a residential drug treatment center.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | April 14, 2010
A former Huntington Beach police officer who in 2008 settled a harassment lawsuit filed against the city has released a book about his experiences as a gay cop. Adam Bereki, who lives in Costa Mesa, last month released “Friendly Fire: The Illusion of Justice,” which is about “what it felt like being a young gay man in a macho, homophobic profession,” he wrote in his book. “Though California is viewed by much of the country as one of the more gay-friendly states in the union, the Huntington Beach Police Department seemingly occupies an island of its own, pinned in a period of time that runs prior to enlightenment,” Bereki wrote.
NEWS
April 8, 2010
Huntington Beach native Kelly Moran, a two-time U.S. motorcycle racing national champion , died Sunday from complications from emphysema. He was 49. A public memorial service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. It will be held prior to the Spring Classic Speedway races. Moran was a U.S. national champion in 1983 and 1984. Riding for British clubs, he previously finished fourth at the world championships in 1979 and 1982. He was nicknamed “Jelly Man” and “The Wizard of Balance” for the way he would hang off his motorcycle while cornering.
SPORTS
February 18, 2010
It was a big season for the AYSO Region 55 girls’ Under 10 Crushers. The Crushers advanced to the Area K championship game Friday before falling to the Region 56 Surf City All-Stars, 3-0, in the battle for Under-10 supremacy. The Crushers had gone 5-0 throughout the tournament to get to the final. They had also beaten Surf City, 3-1, in an earlier game two weeks prior. Area K covers west Orange County and the tournament hosted all-stars from all four Huntington Beach regions, as well as Fountain Valley, Westminster, Long Beach, Los Altos and South Garden Grove.
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