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November 18, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda Starting in January, the weekly farmers market and craft fair will move on a trial basis off Main Street and onto Pier Plaza, the City Council decided Monday. The council voted 5-2 for the move. City Councilmen Tom Harman and Dave Sullivan dissented. The new location will be tested for three months, after which the council will decide whether to make the change permanent. Downtown merchants complain that they lose customers when streets close every Friday from the afternoon until sunset to make room for the outdoor booths, which sell everything from fruits and flowers to handcrafted merchandise.
NEWS
April 6, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The City Council agreed Monday to permanently relocate the farmers market and craft fair to Pier Plaza. Once held along Downtown streets, the weekly event's new location by the beach has worked out well since the trial period began in January, said David Biggs, the city's economic development director. The move has increased attendance and sales at the outdoor booths, which hawk everything from fruits and flowers to handcrafted merchandise, according to a city memo dated Monday.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 6, 2013
Whether it's called small or cozy, the farmer's market held Saturdays at Peter's Landing is cherished by the people who participate. It's not just the petting zoo and the pony rides that make the event in Sunset Beach more unique than the typical farmers' market, according to volunteer coordinator and vendor Chris MacDonald. "The people are what make this market special," MacDonald said. "It's seeing the same people every week and the things you can get at this market are hard to find at any other place.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
FRIDAY The Craft Fair and Farmers Market will be held from 1 p.m. to dusk Fridays at Pier Plaza. Information: Craft Fair (714) 846-5509 and Farmers Market (714) 573-0374. SATURDAY The Huntington Beach Art Center is presenting a group exhibition featuring photographers Ulla Barr and Christine Nguyen, and painters Patty Doody and Patrick Williams. The exhibit, titled "Four From the Floor" features works that capture memories or realities that are either imagined, splintered or commercialized.
NEWS
April 13, 2000
GAINS FIT AS A FIFTH- (OR SEVENTH-) GRADER Annual tests show area fifth- and seventh-graders are in good physical shape compared to others around the state. Results of the recently released 1999 spring Fitnessgram have students in the Fountain Valley and Ocean View school districts performing better than the state average. Children in the Huntington Beach City School District did better in 1999 than in 1998. The Fitnessgram assesses cardiovascular endurance, body fat percentage, abdominal strength and overall endurance.
NEWS
March 22, 2007
The debate over whether to transform downtown Main Street into a pedestrian mall must seem like watching an endless loop of the movie "Groundhog Day" for longtime residents. Every time this topic is raised, it's like watching Bill Murray knock over that alarm clock as it plays "I Got You Babe." But in the movie, Murray's character at some point at least tries to learn from his mistakes. In the Main Street debate, we hear the same complaint from merchants: It'll hurt business.
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By Kristin Stilton | March 15, 2007
My family of three plus our Huntington Beach friend were pleased at the crowd and traffic we found Tuesday night for the first Surf City Night. We chose to attend to show our support, and hope to come back and see if things improve with time. Here are some comments, pro and con, based on our experience. I've also added suggestions and potential areas for improvement: Pros: We were very impressed with the turnout; the line of cars at the parking structure showed that many visitors came out on a Tuesday.
NEWS
By VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY | August 9, 2007
Vic and I are growing a vegetable garden this year. I had envisioned an August filled with canning tomatoes, putting up pickles and giving away excess squash. But that's not what is happening. Vic and I eat our veggies as fast as they mature. It isn't that we're inexperienced gardeners. We moved onto a small farm in Connecticut in 1976, where we grew vegetables galore and even raised three lambs. Our garden helped feed us during our lean years in graduate school. After we graduated with our doctorates in 1981, we moved to Huntington Beach and bought a small tract house on Golden Gate Lane.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 6, 2013
Whether it's called small or cozy, the farmer's market held Saturdays at Peter's Landing is cherished by the people who participate. It's not just the petting zoo and the pony rides that make the event in Sunset Beach more unique than the typical farmers' market, according to volunteer coordinator and vendor Chris MacDonald. "The people are what make this market special," MacDonald said. "It's seeing the same people every week and the things you can get at this market are hard to find at any other place.
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By VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY | August 9, 2007
Vic and I are growing a vegetable garden this year. I had envisioned an August filled with canning tomatoes, putting up pickles and giving away excess squash. But that's not what is happening. Vic and I eat our veggies as fast as they mature. It isn't that we're inexperienced gardeners. We moved onto a small farm in Connecticut in 1976, where we grew vegetables galore and even raised three lambs. Our garden helped feed us during our lean years in graduate school. After we graduated with our doctorates in 1981, we moved to Huntington Beach and bought a small tract house on Golden Gate Lane.
NEWS
May 3, 2007
After more than two months of the widely popular downtown street fair Surf City Nights, nearly everyone has something good to say about the festival. Boosters say it helps make downtown a shopping and dining destination, restaurant owners say it gives sales a shot in the arm on a slow night, and the roughly 2,000 attendees each week say they love the entertainment. But when the city-funded trial period runs out after May 22, a tricky monetary situation makes an extension easier to talk about than to put into practice.
NEWS
March 22, 2007
The debate over whether to transform downtown Main Street into a pedestrian mall must seem like watching an endless loop of the movie "Groundhog Day" for longtime residents. Every time this topic is raised, it's like watching Bill Murray knock over that alarm clock as it plays "I Got You Babe." But in the movie, Murray's character at some point at least tries to learn from his mistakes. In the Main Street debate, we hear the same complaint from merchants: It'll hurt business.
NEWS
By Kristin Stilton | March 15, 2007
My family of three plus our Huntington Beach friend were pleased at the crowd and traffic we found Tuesday night for the first Surf City Night. We chose to attend to show our support, and hope to come back and see if things improve with time. Here are some comments, pro and con, based on our experience. I've also added suggestions and potential areas for improvement: Pros: We were very impressed with the turnout; the line of cars at the parking structure showed that many visitors came out on a Tuesday.
NEWS
May 8, 2003
Send DATEBOOK 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. TODAY Mann's Pierside 6 Cinemas Surf Theater will present Rip Curl's "This Way Up." If you love the surf culture, you won't want to miss this monthly event produced by Big Red Productions.
NEWS
April 18, 2002
FRIDAY Cruise for crafts. The Craft Fair and Farmers Market will be held from 1 p.m. to dusk at Pier Plaza. Information: Craft Fair (714) 846-5509 and Farmers Market (714) 573-0374. SATURDAY Save your energy for Earth Day "Earth Day Expo 2002" is planned for Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier. Golden West College is sponsoring the event, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booths set up at the event will offer helpful tips about saving energy and recycling trash.
NEWS
July 12, 2001
Send DATEBOOK items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; fax to (714) 965-7174; call (714) 965-7170 or e-mail o7 hbindy@latimes.com. f7 Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at o7 http://www.hbindy.com. f7 FRIDAY Larry Gelbart's "Sly Fox" continues on the Golden West College Mainstage, 15744 Goldewest St. The production will run today and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee set for 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale by calling (714)
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