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March 27, 2003
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK Service star banners have begun to appear in windows once again, symbols that are all too familiar to those who have lived through wars, and foreign to the fortunate young. I had not heard of service star banners -- blue star flags or gold star flags -- until this week, when a member of the American Legion in Huntington Beach called to tell me they had the flags available to the families of servicemen and women. Service star banners are flown during times of war. The flags, placed in the window of a home, indicate that a member of that family is in the armed forces serving active duty.
NEWS
July 25, 2002
Garden Grove marketing specialists, Dale and Sharon Pedersen of Star Real Estate and area youths expressed their patriotism by distributing some 3,500 flags to Garden Grove residents on July 4th. This tradition of flag planting has been taking place yearly for more than a decade. The Pedersens are residents of Garden Grove and take great pride in their community and its people. Each year, the Pedersens recruit help from the community's you, many who have helped distribute flags in past years.
NEWS
September 20, 2001
I think all of us in the United States have a right to pose one question to a country we have nurtured for more than 40 years with not only financial aid and loans, but top of the line military equipment. Israel, are you going to lead the way, especially because of your strategic geographical location and be one of the first to step up to the line and support your benefactor and protector to find the terrorist group that planned and executed a sneak attack that cost us more than 5,000 lives and collateral destruction?
NEWS
March 24, 2005
MARINE BATTALION The City Council unanimously approved a plan to adopt a Camp Pendleton Marine battalion, set to soon take on another tour of duty in Iraq. Councilman Gil Coerper introduced the plan to create a support network for the families of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines -- or the "Thundering Third" -- who were recently stationed in Fallouja. WHAT IT MEANS The city won't spend any tax dollars for the effort, but it will form a committee to fundraise and allocate money to families of Marines in need.
NEWS
December 9, 1999
Angelique Flores FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- Guy Carrozzo was sworn in as mayor on Tuesday, dedicating his year to the nation's veterans. Carrozzo has served on the City Council for the past nine years. His first turn in the mayor's seat was 1995. The only promise Carrozzo has made as mayor is to conduct himself with the same honor and dignity he demonstrated as an educator. Through the dedication of his term to veterans, he plans to bolster patriotism within the city.
NEWS
July 20, 2000
Angelique Flores HE IS Hooking you on kites KITE MAN Shenkman, 33, runs The Kite Connection on the Huntington Beach Pier. The Huntington Beach resident has been flying and selling kites, flags and spinners on the pier for three years. Before that, he ran his shop on the beach next to the pier for seven years. "I introduce people to kiting, flags and spinners," Shenkman said. There are hundreds of different kinds of kites that range in size from 6 inches wide to the size of an apartment.
NEWS
July 11, 2002
Jose Paul Corona As Huntington Beach firefighters walked into view, carrying 343 flags commemorating their comrades who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, parade-goers erupted into cheers. "USA, USA, USA," was all that could be heard over the thunderous applause of the crowd at the 98th annual Fourth of July Parade last week. This year an estimated 90,000 people lined Main Street to experience the grand parade that Surf City is famous for. But it took on even greater meaning this year in the aftermath of Sept.
NEWS
August 22, 2002
Suzie Harrison Deep in their scrimmage the young athletes worked toward the common goal of making a touchdown. The only thing that can keep a wide receiver or one of the running backs from making gains is the tearing off of one of the flags to either side of their hips. It's just like a tackle, but less painful. The camp teaches the fundamentals of flag football to kids ages 7 to 14 five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Since the players are different ages they practice throwing the ball first and partner to see who can catch and who can throw and get an idea of their skill level.
NEWS
February 24, 2000
Ron Davis It's that time of year when your mailbox will be stuffed like an elephant in a leotard with political mailers and fliers. There's nothing quite like political hucksterism -- candidates, proposition proponents and opponents hawking themselves and their positions like snake-oil peddlers in some dusty Western town. Like the "doctors" selling snake-oil, the candidates, opponents and proponents will emphasize what they think you want to hear.
NEWS
By VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY | January 18, 2007
Have you ever had one of those weeks when it didn't pay to get out of bed? This was one of them. Actually, the week didn't start out too badly. I managed to get free delivery of the 200 native plants I bought for a Thursday planting at Bolsa Chica by piggy-backing my order on the delivery truck with a larger order. Normally, I have to pick them up myself. I had to meet the truck alone because Vic was in class. I'm recovering from pneumonia I contracted after having the flu in late October, and my lungs and energy level still aren't back to normal.
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SPORTS
December 11, 2012
The Saint Bonaventure Catholic School boys' flag football team from Huntington Beach capped off an undefeated season by beating St. Hedwig, 36 - 28, bringing its record to a memorable 16-0. The team, composed of 15 sixth-graders, went 9-0 in league play, outscoring opponents, 256-111. The St. Bonaventure boys led the Parochial Athletic League Coastal 1B division in both total points scored and least points allowed. Along with being crowned league champion, St. Bonaventure also took the title in both the St. Francis of Assisi tournament and St. Norbert's tournament.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | May 30, 2012
Folks in Laguna Beach and Newport Coast won't have to journey to the Balboa Peninsula anymore to get their sensational, fresh fish tacos from Bear Flag Fish Co. This casual restaurant and seafood market has opened a location in the Crystal Cove Promenade. Just like the original, it's been packed since the day it opened. Owners Thomas and Erika Carson created the company based on "the love of the ocean and, most of all, the love and knowledge of fresh seafood. " Thomas, a Newport native, grew up working on his dad's fishing boat called Bear Flag.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | December 7, 2011
The Huntington Beach Friday Night Lights 2011 fall flag football season came to an end Friday, with seven teams claiming division championships at Marina High. More than 850 youth participated in the fall season. The teams had a nine-week regular season and the league held single-elimination playoff games Nov. 18 and Friday. For sign-up information on the spring season, visit http://www.HBFNL.com . * First/Second Grade In the Gold division, the Saints beat the Eagles, 13-6.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | December 22, 2010
Huntington Beach Friday Night Lights Flag Football League wrapped up its inaugural season Friday with championship-game action at Marina High in four divisions. Teams had to win three games Friday in order to win their division title. In the 5th/6th grade division, the Packers claimed the championship after a two-point pass attempt by the Chiefs fell incomplete with no time remaining in a 19-18 final. The Chiefs, the No. 8-seed in the division and coached by Rick Brand, scored on a screen pass as time expired to pull to within a point of the Packers.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 17, 2009
Jacob Favazza scored twice and Zachary Walker and Conner Docekal also found the end zone as the Huntington Beach Pop Warner Flag division Blue Vikings beat Garden Grove, 26-12, Saturday at Marina High. Cole Frank and Kadin Semonza played well defensively for Huntington Beach (1-2). Dylan Docekal set the tone of the game on the first play with a 50-yard run down to the 2-yard line. ?Quarterback Shane Dzwilewski threw two 10-yard touchdown passes to receiver Joey Valenta as the Huntington Beach Pop Warner Flag division White Chargers topped the Tustin Cobras, 25-12, Saturday at Edison High.
NEWS
By Tom Harman | June 12, 2008
When I see the American flag waving high above the ground, I am stirred with emotion and pride. I am reminded of the history and the patriotic call-to-duty embodied in the red, white and blue — particularly during a time when American military personnel, many of them Californians, are serving bravely both here and abroad. We celebrate Flag Day on June 14. While not an official holiday with a paid day off, it is an important time to reflect on Old Glory and its symbolic importance to the United States.
NEWS
By VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY | January 18, 2007
Have you ever had one of those weeks when it didn't pay to get out of bed? This was one of them. Actually, the week didn't start out too badly. I managed to get free delivery of the 200 native plants I bought for a Thursday planting at Bolsa Chica by piggy-backing my order on the delivery truck with a larger order. Normally, I have to pick them up myself. I had to meet the truck alone because Vic was in class. I'm recovering from pneumonia I contracted after having the flu in late October, and my lungs and energy level still aren't back to normal.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 21, 2006
Moments after what arguably was the biggest upset of the 2006 college football season, Brian Ruziecki had one shining moment on the Rose Bowl field. The Huntington Beach native emphatically waved the UCLA flag high into a dusky, twilight sky, much to the delight of the jubilant Bruins fans he played to on the west side of the Bowl, who still were wildly celebrating a 13-9 upset victory over second-ranked USC. "It was so surreal," said Ruziecki, a redshirt senior defensive tackle who played on special teams in the 76th renewal of the cross-town rivalry.
ENTERTAINMENT
By VAN NOVACK and PEGGY C. ROGERS | November 2, 2006
It is supposedly Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman who said, "War is hell." That description is particularly appropriate to the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. Iwo Jima is a small volcanic island with black sand beaches that lies in a direct line between the Marianas and Japan, thus giving it great strategic import. Iwo Jima was considered Japanese soil and would be defended to the death by the 22,000 soldiers stationed there. After three days of constant bombardment by the U.S. Air Force and Navy beginning on Feb. 16, 1945, 30,000 Marines were ferried ashore.
FEATURES
By By Lindsay Sandham | February 9, 2006
Harbour View kids write letters to soldiers in a Valentine's Day tribute to troops.Harbour View Elementary students took a few moments Friday to reflect on what it means to be an American. Every month, the school holds a flag-raising assembly out front. This tradition started after 9/11, the same time the school changed its official school colors from blue and gold to red, white and blue. The students -- most of them wearing red, white and blue -- gather by the flagpole and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a heartwarming rendition of "Proud to be an American" as all of them wave miniature flags.
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