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October 14, 2004
PARKS Edison Community Center Park, Magnolia Street and Hamilton Avenue. (714) 960-8870. Includes two lighted baseball fields, four lighted basketball courts, a community building, six handball courts, a picnic area including barbecue facilities, playground, restroom facilities, four lighted tennis courts and one volleyball court. Huntington Central Park, with entrances on Edwards, Goldenwest and Gothard streets and Slater Avenue. (714) 960-8847.
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October 10, 2002
MUSEUMS International Surfing Museum of Huntington Beach, 411 Olive Ave., between 5th and Main streets. (714) 960-3483. Exhibits include artwork and a collection of antique surfboards. Open noon to 5 p.m. daily, June to September. The museum is closed Monday and Tuesday during the rest of the year. Newland House Museum, 19820 Beach Blvd. near Adams Avenue. (714) 962-5777. Stop to tour this Victorian home built in 1898. Early Huntington Beach residents William and Mary Newland lived in the house for 50 years.
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June 13, 2002
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. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust and the Sierra Club pass out information on the Bolsa Chica from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month in the parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway, one mile south of Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 27, 2013
If they listen closely, Huntington Beach residents may be able to hear plastic, hollow balls whirling through the air. The sound, similar to that of a Wiffle ball passing by your ear, is coming from an increasing number of pickleball games downtown. More could be on the way. About 30 enthusiasts want the city to increase play on regulated courts at Worthy Park. The sport, which took off in Orange County about 48 years ago, combines elements of three of the world's most recognizable racquet sports - tennis, badminton and table tennis.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 28, 2013
Huntington Beach planning commissioners and city staff on Monday discussed turning a defunct gun range into a recreational facility. Commissioners during a study session looked at the potential project's environmental impact report, which addressed the high concentration of lead found at the roughly 5-acre site next to the Sports Complex in Central Park. The gun range was opened in 1967 to provide law enforcement with a firearm training facility, but it closed in 1997 after an errant bullet broke the window of a home north of the range.
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By Adolfo Flores | February 4, 2014
Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there's enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday. Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala, 25, have been charged with murder in the death of  Kim Pham . The 23-year-old from Huntington Beach was taken off life support days after she was pronounced brain-dead following the Jan. 18 melee outside The Crosby nightclub. Video of the incident and testimony from five Santa Ana police officers are expected to be presented at Monday's preliminary hearing in Westminster.
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By Abby Sewell | January 13, 2014
A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches. The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez, a registered sex offender who was convicted of a misdemeanor for violating the county ordinance after he went to a company picnic at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley in 2011. Godinez had been convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery in 2010.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 16, 2013
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Huntington Beach's decision to deny T-Mobile permission to construct a cell tower in a city park will stand unless reversed by voters. According to the federal court ruling, the Telecommunications Act does not preempt Measure C, a charter provision mandating that leases or development to city-owned parks and beaches costing more than $100,000 be approved by voters, according to a statement by City Atty. Jennifer McGrath. The federal act was adopted to expand communication in the country, but since Huntington Beach's conditions pertained to giving constituents a say in the project and didn't affect zoning and land use, the city had the right to deny the mobile carrier its permit.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 28, 2013
Huntington Beach planning commissioners and city staff on Monday discussed turning a defunct gun range into a recreational facility. Commissioners during a study session looked at the potential project's environmental impact report, which addressed the high concentration of lead found at the roughly 5-acre site next to the Sports Complex in Central Park. The gun range was opened in 1967 to provide law enforcement with a firearm training facility, but it closed in 1997 after an errant bullet broke the window of a home north of the range.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 27, 2013
If they listen closely, Huntington Beach residents may be able to hear plastic, hollow balls whirling through the air. The sound, similar to that of a Wiffle ball passing by your ear, is coming from an increasing number of pickleball games downtown. More could be on the way. About 30 enthusiasts want the city to increase play on regulated courts at Worthy Park. The sport, which took off in Orange County about 48 years ago, combines elements of three of the world's most recognizable racquet sports - tennis, badminton and table tennis.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | May 15, 2013
After settling a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co., Robb Havassy ended up with 365 surfboards. Ever since then, he's set out to diminish that number. On Thursday, he'll be raffling off 150 of the boards in Huntington Beach. Sixteen years ago, the Costa Mesa resident painted and gifted a board to his friend - a Hollister Co. photographer who lived in Florida. When a photograph of Havassy's creation, with a purple phoenix on one side and a shield constructed from the words "peace," "love," "life" and "surf" on the other, reached the Ohio-headquartered apparel behemoth, it became a key part of the company's surf-centric ad campaign.
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By Alicia Lopez | December 3, 2012
A registered sex offender and his lawyer recently convinced the Superior Court of Orange County appellate division to reverse his conviction for unlawfully entering a county park where children regularly gather. The three-judge panel made clear its Nov. 15 unanimous decision applies only to the case filed by Hugo Godinez and not to other pending or future prosecutions, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. The court's decision has been referred to the Court of Appeal for possible review.
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By Michael Miller | November 20, 2012
The opponents of new taxes in Sunset Beach are seeking another day in court, and they have the Tea Party behind them. Not the Tea Party from 2010. The one from 1773. Attorneys for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation, which is backing the Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach, have called for a rehearing of the appellate court's decision that upheld the new taxes Sunset residents have to pay after being annexed by Huntington Beach. The petition filed Oct. 22 starts with a historical reminder of the perils of taxation without representation, which some Sunset residents feel is now the case for them.
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By Michael Miller | October 25, 2012
The appeal of a registered sex offender, who was arrested under a county ordinance when he visited a park in Fountain Valley, went to court Thursday. Hugo Godinez of Santa Ana, who was convicted Nov. 14 of a misdemeanor for entering a county park without written permission from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, is the first registered offender to appeal the county statute, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. Attorneys for both sides gave oral arguments Thursday morning at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. Godinez, who is represented by two public defenders, argued in court documents that the county ordinance is "unconstitutional on its face" and that state law preempts county law regarding treatment of sex offenders.
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By Michael Miller | October 9, 2012
An appellate court has rejected an appeal by a Sunset Beach residents' group of the coastal area's annexation by Huntington Beach, shooting down the group's argument that Sunset residents should not be forced to pay the same taxes as the rest of the city. The ruling, signed by three judges from the 4th District Court of Appeal, was issued Friday. The Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach filed a lawsuit in December 2010 demanding that the city and county negate the annexation or hold it until Sunset residents could vote on an added utility tax and retirement property tax. Orange County Superior Court Judge Frederick P. Horn ruled against the lawsuit in August, and Sunset has been part of Huntington ever since.
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