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May 31, 2013
She Rocks Fitness will host the "Burpees for Bow Wows Challenge" event on Saturday to raise money for a pet rescue group in Mission Viejo. Members from the all-female fitness boot camp based in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley will try to do as many burpees — an exercise that involves squats and planking — in a span of 10 minutes to help the Pet Rescue Center. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the green space next to She Rocks Fitness' location in Fountain Valley at 8598 Warner Ave. There will be dogs available for adoption, raffle prizes and a fitness demo for dogs.
SPORTS
June 6, 2012
Edison High will hold its first Poker Tournament fundraiser Saturday at The Center at Founders Village, 17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley. No Limit Texas Hold 'Em will be played at the tournament, which is expected to attract more than 250 participants. Tournament proceeds benefit the following Edison programs: Educational Foundation, Grad Night, wrestling, surf team, boys' basketball, girls' volleyball, girls' soccer, football, softball, baseball, aquatics, boys' soccer and boys' volleyball.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | November 20, 2012
The Historic Wintersburg Preservation Task Force raised between $2,500 and $3,000 over the weekend with a benefit reception and four screenings of the film "Lil Tokyo Reporter. " The short film told the story of Japanese-American civil-rights activist Sei Fujii and was shown Saturday and Sunday at the Charter Centre Cinemas. The meet-and-greet reception with the directors and cast was held Saturday evening at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. "We are very pleased with this, as our goal in this very first event of our first few months as a committee was both friend-raising and fundraising," said Task Force Chair Mary Urashima, adding that money may still be coming as a result of the event.
NEWS
March 16, 2011
Huntington Beach Mayor Joe Carchio is hosting a fundraiser Sunday to benefit the victims of the Japan tsunami and earthquake. "These people are in desperate need," Carchio said. "Every time you turn on the news, it's worse and worse and worse. Your heart goes out for all of these people. " Zack Pier Plaza, 405 Pacific Coast Hwy., is hosting the event from noon to 5 p.m. Cucina Alessa and Zack's Mike Ali plan to donate food for the event, Carchio said. Spaghetti, salad and bread will be served.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | May 16, 2012
Marina High School has announced a series of fundraisers in the coming weeks for the family of Austin Brashears, the class of 2009 graduate who died Saturday in a crash in New Zealand. Principal Paul Morrow said the school has partnered with a pair of Huntington Beach eateries and plans to collect funds on campus to send to Brashears' family, which is trying to raise enough to have his body transported back to the United States. The first fundraiser began at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hot Off the Grill at 16522 Bolsa Chica St. The restaurant planned to keep the fundraiser going until 11 p.m. and donate all proceeds from interested customers to the Bring Austin Home campaign, as it's formally known on PayPal.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | August 15, 2012
Rosemary Trout doesn't know the name of the boy who promised to rally the neighborhood to help her after her club's headquarters burned down last year. All she knows is that he more than delivered on his promise. Shortly after a fire consumed the century-old home of the Woman's Club of Huntington Beach, Trout ran into a woman who lived on her block and told her what had happened. The neighbor's son asked what Trout planned to do, and she said the group would have to start raising funds.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | February 1, 2012
When Linda Vander Mey saw the Marina High School drumline students performing in the parking lot of Vons on Saturday morning, she knew exactly who they were and what they were doing. Instead of walking straight to the supermarket in Huntington Beach for a little shopping, she stopped by the table where homemade pastries were being sold to raise funds for the group. Then she wrote a check. "I just think they're a great program," she said. "The band kids never get in trouble.
SPORTS
January 22, 2009
Kickball league coming to Surf City The World Adult Kickball Assn. is taking registration for coed adult kickball divisions for individuals, small groups and full teams. The local division, CA Surf City Division, begins play Feb. 2. All games during the eight-week season will be played Monday evening at the Edison Community Center, 21377 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The cost for the season is $67. Fees include team shirts, equipment, season social events, division bar discounts and other items.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach will hold a fundraiser at Mama's on 39 to benefit the all-volunteer organization. The group offers riding opportunities to people with disabilities and is housed in the Huntington Beach Central Park Equestrian Center. Mama's is offering 30% of the proceeds for food and drinks purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 13 at the restaurant, 21022 Beach Blvd. at Atlanta Avenue. The program is designed to provide physical benefits such as improved balance, coordination and muscle relaxation.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 29, 2014
With arms outstretched and a smile on her face, 10-year-old Julia Kelly focused on staying in the saddle atop Kattie, a horse she was riding over the weekend at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. Riding without holding the reins is a feat Julia, who has Down syndrome, learned while taking classes at the Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach, a nonprofit that has provided therapy to children with physical and developmental disabilities through equine activities since 1990.
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SPORTS
April 23, 2014
The Edison High third annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, a fundraiser for Edison Athletics and Foundation, is Saturday at the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge (7711 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach). On-site registration is at 5 p.m. and first hand will be dealt at 6 p.m. The cost: $60 buy-in, $30-re-buys. Food and beverages are free and a no-host, full bar also will be available. A silent auction and drawings will be held. The tournament is limited to 250 players and all players must be 21 years of age. To register online, visit http://www.ehspoker.com . For more information, email Laurie Vandeman at vansworld7@hotmail.com . — From staff reports — AYSO Registration AYSO Region 143 Soccer has set two registration dates, May 4 and May 14, for its fall season.
SPORTS
January 8, 2014
The Huntington Beach High baseball program will hold the second Collin Balester-Hank Conger Giveback Golf Invitational next Monday. The shotgun start is 10:30 a.m. at SeaCliff Country Club (6501 Palm Ave.) in Huntington Beach. Registration for the tournament, which benefits the Huntington Beach High baseball program's "Dream Field Foundation," begins Monday at 9:30 a.m. The cost per player if $150 and includes green fees, cart and a barbecue dinner. The tournament scramble is a four-person team scramble.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | August 19, 2013
John Littlefield feared for the life of his pet, Miss Coco. The 5-year-old Maltese Shih-Tzu seemed to be allergic to everything and itched - seemingly nonstop. Her condition prompted Littlefield, co-host and designer on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," to begin researching healthy food options. Enter Canine Caviar. According to the product's website, this is the only alkaline-based dog food in the United States, meaning it increases the oxygen level in the blood and keeps at bay poor digestion and diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 19, 2013
Gisela Campagne's journey toward rescuing unwanted dogs led to a seemingly unlikely solution: wine. She has put her years of experience behind her ever-growing dog-saving wine-tasting event. Campagne worked for the Huntington Beach Planning and Community Services departments for 37 years and knows a thing to two about hosting get-togethers. "I've done a lot of fundraising for the city and event planning," the Huntington Beach retiree said. "Somehow I was always the party planner wherever I was. " When she needed to come up with a fundraiser for her dog rescue program, it didn't take Campagne much time to come up with Wags N' Wine.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013
AYSO Region 143 will conduct tryouts for its EXTRA program on Sunday. Tryouts will be held at Meadow View School (5702 Clark Drive, Huntington Beach). Boys' and girls' Under-9-U12 tryouts are from 9 to 11a.m., and U13-U14 divisions are from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to each tryout. The AYSO EXTRA program offers a more advanced level of competition. For more information, visit http://www.ayso143.org. — From staff reports * Edison poker tournament fundraiser Edison High will hold its second Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, a fundraiser to benefit the school's athletic department, on May 4 at the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge (7711 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | February 27, 2013
"I love you, and don't worry," she texted. "I love you too," he replied. Riding home on a Triumph Bonneville T100 about four hours later, Christian DaSilva was involved in a collision with a Lexus sedan. He did not survive. Those were the last words DaSilva uttered to his new, 10-week pregnant wife, Emma Goodman. "I remember crying and telling them I was having a baby, we were moving in together, and this can't be happening," said Goodman, who woke up from a nap awaiting her husband's arrival from work and instead received a call that changed the course of her life.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach will hold a fundraiser at Mama's on 39 to benefit the all-volunteer organization. The group offers riding opportunities to people with disabilities and is housed in the Huntington Beach Central Park Equestrian Center. Mama's is offering 30% of the proceeds for food and drinks purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 13 at the restaurant, 21022 Beach Blvd. at Atlanta Avenue. The program is designed to provide physical benefits such as improved balance, coordination and muscle relaxation.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013
The AYSO Region 143 (Huntington Beach) under-10 division boys' Gold All-Star team won a title and the Silver All-Star team took second place Saturday at the AYSO Region 11-K All-Star Tournament at Dan Young Field in Santa Ana. The Gold All-Star team won its division title by downing Region 177 (Long Beach), 4-2, in the final. Braeden Koch and Jared Rhone led the defense and goalie Cole Kaplan made several stops in the title game. Dane Brenton, Cooper Livingston, Damien Campos, Gavin Langer, Gareth Keeler, Wyatt David and Mason Kelly, made up a powerful offense that scored 16 goals as the team went 4-1 during the tournament.
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