June 7, 2007
A 14-year-old boy suspected of stabbing a duck was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals, police said. The boy was not identified because of the suspect's age, but police said he was petitioned in juvenile court. The duck, named Lucky by the mallard's caregivers, is healing as expected but remains in "stable but still guarded" condition, said Debbie McGuire, the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center's wildlife director. "Because it's a stab wound, we're leaving it as an open wound" and debriding it, McGuire said.
May 17, 2007
As thousands of rubber ducks splash into the water off the Huntington Beach Pier this weekend, the staff of nonprofit clinics for the uninsured will see a different sort of wave. The annual Duck-A-Thon, which will have its 15th run this weekend, raises about $200,000 per year for the Community Care Health Centers of Orange County, which began as the Huntington Beach Community Clinic and became the county's largest network of clinics for the uninsured. That's a major figure for an organization that raises $2 to $3 million each year.
May 3, 2007
Residents should step outside and open their ears at noon this Friday, as Huntington Beach tests out its recently-upgraded emergency siren system. "People who might not have heard it in the past may be hearing it now for the first time," city spokeswoman Laurie Payne said of the sound of the beefed-up sirens. All fire stations in the city are equipped with the sirens, which are designed to warn residents of impending disasters. Examples would include hazardous chemical spills, tsunamis or a collapse of the Prado Dam on the Santa Ana River.
March 8, 2007
The Penguins posted three goals in the final period, and the late flurry resulted in a 4-2 Campbell Division victory over the Slashers at the Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. Shane Geller scored two goals, Cole Geller and Jared Nelson each scored once, and John Elliot and Shane Sandoval each had an assist for the Penguins. Ian Gibbons finished with 10 saves. Shane Begg and Scott Begg scored goals, and Tyler Beardshear had 21 saves for the Slashers.
January 11, 2007
The Rangers jumped out to a 5-0 first-quarter lead against the Jaguars and went on to record a 9-0 victory in a matchup between Adams Division teams at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. Peter Perez Jr. led the scoring with three goals. Cole Geller and Ryan Simmons each scored twice and Andrew Decarlo and Jeremy Morgan added one goal apiece. Simmons, Decarlo, Owen Barrett and Sam Truxaw each had assists. Shane Geller had 13 saves in the shutout. In other Adams Division action Kings 3, Mighty Pucks 2 The Kings held off a late charge by the Mighty Pucks to secure the victory.
August 24, 2006
The Famous Stars shot out to an 8-0 lead over the HB Psychos and rode that big advantage to a 10-2 victory in Campbell Division play at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. Casey Brecher scored three times and Brett Rudy twice during the eight-goal assault, which also included single scores by Kyle Hinojosa, Colin Brecher and Bailey Lowe. Rudy scored twice more and Lowe another time in the final quarter to complete the scoring. Chris Chen led the Famous Stars in assists with four.
May 18, 2006
Rubber ducks aren't just for bath time anymore. This weekend, thousands of the yellow toys will be thrown into the surf at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier for the 14th Annual Duck-A-Thon, which benefits the Community Care Health Centers of Huntington Beach. "We put it on because I think this is just something the community absolutely loves," said Donna Cross, a founder of the clinic and a member of the organizing committee. "It's a family weekend ? and it's just the most fun."
January 26, 2006
Three players net two goals apiece in Norris Division inline hockey game against Bruins.The Mighty Ducks had three players score multiple goals and Brandon Sizemore had 27 saves in a 7-1 victory over the Bruins in Norris Division play at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. Evan Gray, David Wellander and Austin Koss each posted two goals, and Austin Salisbury scored once. Gray and Tyler Gealy each had an assist. Mark Clifford scored an unassisted goal and Ethan Higbee had 28 saves for the Bruins.
January 19, 2006
Gruwell scores three goals in 7-0 Smythe victory.Joshua Gruwell scored three goals and Joshua Gane turned away 26 shot attempts to pace the Thunder Blades in their 7-0 shutout of the Panthers at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. Gruwell scored three consecutive goals after Evan Hess had opened the scoring in the Smythe Division match. Adam Hess and William Engelke also scored. Evan Hess also collected a pair of assists, and Brandon Albertson and Steven Landis had one assist apiece.
December 8, 2005
Paniz scores twice in 3-1 victory.The Bruins scored the final three goals of their Adams Division match against the Mighty Ducks and went on to post a 3-1 victory at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. The Mighty Ducks took a 1-0 lead after one period on a goal by Casey Rhodes, but from that point forward, the Bruins' defense and goalies Austin Heinz and Austin Heilman didn't allow another goal. The Bruins tied the score on a second-period goal by Matthew Paniz, then took the lead in the third period on a goal by Anthony Martinez.