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By Britney Barnes, | June 24, 2010
The chance to attend summer camp and learn to sail and swim are what drew 18-year-old Ana Munguia into a program eight years ago that would help her get into college and then help pay for it. But what was supposed to be a way to hang out with her friends over the summer changed her whole life for the better. Dressed up with a red carnation pinned over her heart, Munguia graduated Friday evening from El Viento at a small ceremony at Golden West College's amphitheatre. El Viento is an organization that takes students in the underprivileged, mostly Latino, Oak View neighborhood, between Warner and Slater avenues, and Beach Boulevard and Gothard Street, and helps them get into college by giving them academic assistance, enrichment opportunities from fourth grade through graduation and then pays for their first two years of college wherever they decide to go. Back in fourth grade, Munguia said she didn't think about going to college, she just wanted to go to summer camp.
June 23, 2010
Wide Open Tour coming to town The Corona Light Wide Open Tour is coming to the Huntington Beach Pier this weekend. The tournament, played Saturday and Sunday, will reinstate traditional beach. More than 400 beach volleyball players are expected to compete in up to 14 different divisions. The event features draws for two-person teams in men's, women's and coed divisions. Among the divisions that will be played are: Men's Open, AA, A, B and Novice; Women's Open, AA, A and Novice; Men's Masters (45+)
By Britney Barnes, | June 16, 2010
Huntington Beach will soon have the first Boys & Girls Club in the state on a college campus. The Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club held a Construction Celebration on June 10 on a child-development preschool at Golden West College. The Boys & Girls Club already held its ground breaking ceremony on the project in April, but it took longer than expected to actually dig into the ground, said Tanya Hoxsie, the chief executive of the Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club. The new facility will replace the existing child development center on a 3-acre portion of Golden West College at 15744 Goldenwest St. The facility is the first of three phases of the organization's $7-million Building Dreams campaign, which will eventually bring a gymnasium and two-story Boys & Girls Club to the campus.
June 3, 2010
Golden West College wants participants for its Summer Swim Program. The college is offering recreation swimming, water polo classes and swim lessons for all levels from Parent and Me to adult. Lessons are offered in four sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and cost $50 a session per child. Open recreation and lap swimming is offered from noon to 1 p.m. June 21 to Aug. 12. Membership is $2 a person, or individual passes for $40 and family swim passes for $80. Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. June 12 and 19 at the Golden West College pool deck at 15744 Goldenwest St. or www.gwcswim.
Tom Titus | May 20, 2010
C omedy, tragedy, drama and music — these four basic elements of the theater all will be explored, in that order, by Golden West College during its 2010-11 season. The Huntington Beach college will be leading off with "Don't Dress for Dinner," written in the 1960s by French playwright Marc Camoletti, even though it plays like a typical English farce. The cast of characters includes a husband, his wife, her lover and his mistress and a gourmet chef preparing epicurean delights for the troupe.
By Britney Barnes | May 20, 2010
Some programs at Golden West College could have to cut back after a new bookstore contract allows the district to take revenue dollars that would normally be used to fund athletic, performing arts and academic programs. The Coast Community College District, which also oversees Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa and Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, consolidated its three campus bookstores in April, changing the route of bookstore revenues from the colleges to the district with no direction as to whether the money will go back to the students.
By Britney Barnes | May 6, 2010
Huntington Beach Police said they are investigating an unauthorized leak of a photograph of UFC fighter Tito Ortiz taken in city jail after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a retired adult film star. The photo was leaked to a celebrity gossip website, apparently without permission. The photograph, taken of a video monitor, shows Ortiz sitting in the Huntington Beach Jail, said Lt. Russell Reinhart. TMZ, a celebrity-gossip news website, obtained the photograph and posted it April 27. Reinhart said the department is holding an internal investigation into the matter.
April 29, 2010
UFC fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested on suspicion of domestic dispute Monday in Huntington Beach, officials said. Ortiz, 35, was arrested just before noon in the 16700 block of Baruna Lane, officials said. He was booked in the Huntington Beach Jail and released on $25,000 bail. Authorities received a call from the victim’s father at 9:53 a.m. Monday asking police to look into a possible domestic dispute at Ortiz and Jenna Jameson’s house in Huntington Beach, according to police.
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