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July 29, 2006
Expanding present senior center is best I jog by the city's present senior center often. It is on a prime block-long lot in the heart of downtown where homes sell for upwards of $1.5 million. I have not heard mention of the intended use of the vacated center if a new one is built in Central Park, or of who stands to profit. Could expensive homes appear there someday?   Assuming, for the sake of argument, that the current center is too small, it can easily be expanded at far less cost than building a center from scratch.
NEWS
July 12, 2001
It would be even more outrageous, if it wasn't so familiar. Huntington Beach has raised the parking rates at Pier Plaza to $9, up $2 over last summer. The reason for the increase, city officials say, is to pay for the planned $6.5-million beach improvements. Plus, there are more amenities than at the less-expensive state beaches, and it's closer to the action: surf contests, free concerts and art shows. Those are familiar rationales. But they are not, and have never been, good reasons why residents and visitors should be forced to pay so much -- more, in fact, than what is charged at Disneyland, where there are even more amenities than what surrounds the Pier.
NEWS
October 11, 2001
Send AROUND TOWN 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 TODAY Free screenings for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder on National Depression Screening Day will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 6931 Edinger Ave. in Huntington Beach.
NEWS
April 8, 2004
Send AROUND TOWN 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 at hbindy@ latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY The Orange County Coastkeeper is looking for volunteers as the organization expands the number of creek sites it monitors in the Huntington Beach area. A training session for new volunteers will be arranged soon in the near future.
NEWS
By: JERRY PERSON | October 6, 2005
For this week's column, I've been asked to write about people some of our later residents of Huntington Beach would remember -- people our residents will remember, I hope, with good and fond memories. Our first person had been well known for many years as a tireless worker and a swell guy. Santa Claus could have brought Robert McReynolds Marshall as a Christmas present to his parents, for he was born on Christmas Day in 1898. During his early years in Lafayette, Tenn.
NEWS
December 9, 1999
During the course of the last year, I have been quite critical of the Huntington Beach City Council's giveaway, donation or expenditure -- or whatever noun you might wish to employ -- of public funds to outside organizations and entities. For those who have read me closely, my criticisms have focused more on the issue of o7 howf7 we do these things, rather than o7 whyf7 we do them. With regard to both the Goldenwest gala expenditure and the contribution of $10,000 to a local band, I objected because neither event appeared on the council agenda.
NEWS
December 11, 2003
As residents and taxpayers of the city of Huntington Beach for more than 20 years, we would like to bring several concerns to the attention of the City Council. These are issues that directly affect the quality of life in Huntington Beach, as well as the future well being of the city. Many longtime residents have witnessed the transformation of our city from a sleepy beach town to a major tourist destination. In its effort to market the city as a seaside "paradise," the council, in our opinions, has neglected many issues that made the city of Huntington Beach such a desirable place to live in the first place.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | April 3, 2014
We all know that Elvis has left the proverbial building. But as I learned several days ago, Elvis also left a footprint here in Huntington Beach. I've been doing research for a book on Orange County's rock 'n' roll history. As some of you might remember, Elvis Presley performed at the Anaheim Convention Center in 1973 and '76. But those are not the only times that Presley visited our area. The story begins in the late 1960s, when a Hawaiian-born martial arts instructor, Mike Stone, met Elvis and his wife, Priscilla, at a karate competition.
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NEWS
By Chris Epting | April 3, 2014
We all know that Elvis has left the proverbial building. But as I learned several days ago, Elvis also left a footprint here in Huntington Beach. I've been doing research for a book on Orange County's rock 'n' roll history. As some of you might remember, Elvis Presley performed at the Anaheim Convention Center in 1973 and '76. But those are not the only times that Presley visited our area. The story begins in the late 1960s, when a Hawaiian-born martial arts instructor, Mike Stone, met Elvis and his wife, Priscilla, at a karate competition.
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 8, 2014
Regulars can still order a venti mocha Frappuccino with a pastry at the Seacliff Village Starbucks, but starting this week, adults will be able to sip a glass of red wine from Paso Robles and munch on bacon-wrapped dates with a balsamic glaze. The coffeehouse at Yorktown Avenue and Goldenwest Street on Wednesday became the nation's 29th Starbucks Evenings store. Along with a variety of wines, the Seacliff store will serve various beers and several other food dishes starting at 2 p.m. weekdays and noon on weekends, according to Alisha Damodaran, spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company.
NEWS
March 23, 2011
Walmart has applied to open a second location in Huntington Beach. The company wants to place a store at Edinger Avenue and Goldenwest Street, where the former Home Depot and Expo Design Center were, said city Economic Development Director Stanley Smalewitz. The new location is expected to be smaller than the Walmart at Talbert Avenue and Beach Boulevard, but it will offer a full-service grocery section, he said. The new Walmart will bring about $400,000 a year in sales tax to the city, Smalewitz said.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | March 4, 2010
The City Council approved a plan Monday to revitalize a portion of Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue and create town centers with mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly designs. The Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan includes a 459-acre area along Beach and Edinger and along Edinger to Goldenwest Street, excluding Bella Terra and Golden West College. The plan dictates land use and building intensity, guides building design and aesthetics and allows mixed-land use zoning. The council approved the plan, 5 to 2, with Mayor Cathy Green and Mayor Pro Tem Jill Hardy voting against it. The plan will be forwarded to the California Coastal Commission for approval.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 19, 2009
The Planning Commission will soon vote on a plan to allow residential development and a density intensification to make a portion of Huntington Beach into a ?lifestyle center.? The Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan will allow a mixed-land use zoning to create a more pedestrian-friendly and visibly pleasing area. ?We want the [plan] to reflect the pride our citizens have and be inviting to our huge tourist population,? Associate Planner Rosemary Medel said. The project includes an 459-acre area along Beach Boulevard to Edinger Avenue and along Edinger up to Goldenwest Street.
LOCAL
February 4, 2009
Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a man who robbed a Bank of the West branch Thursday afternoon. At 3:40 p.m., a man walked into the branch near Goldenwest Street and Warner Avenue, wearing a baseball cap, brown T-shirt with a white T-shirt layered underneath, light jeans and aviator-style sunglasses, police said. The man is described as Asian, 150 to 160 pounds, 5-foot-7, possibly with a mole on his cheek. He was cleanshaven, with short brown hair. The suspect approached the teller and showed her a note stating that the bank was being robbed.
NEWS
July 19, 2007
Goldenwest Street is under construction once again, City Administrator Penelope Culbreth-Graft said at the council meeting this week. Workers are fixing the street from Warner Avenue to McFadden Avenue, and only one lane will be open in each direction from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. On evenings and weekends, two lanes on each side will be open. At some point, construction crews will have to work overnight in the intersection of Goldenwest and Edinger Avenue; city officials said notices would go out to nearby residents and businesses before that work begins.
ENTERTAINMENT
By L'Oreal Battistelli | July 12, 2007
When the U.S. Open of Surfing comes to town this year, you'll want to steer clear of PCH and Goldenwest Street. Not because of the mob of tourists and townies that will crowd the intersection on its way to see if Rob Machado will find a barrel in blown-out afternoon surf at the pier. Nor because another mob will be making its way south to the Orange County Fair that day as it launches into its final weekend. You'll want to steer clear because of the steer — corriente steer, about 100 of them.
NEWS
July 29, 2006
Expanding present senior center is best I jog by the city's present senior center often. It is on a prime block-long lot in the heart of downtown where homes sell for upwards of $1.5 million. I have not heard mention of the intended use of the vacated center if a new one is built in Central Park, or of who stands to profit. Could expensive homes appear there someday?   Assuming, for the sake of argument, that the current center is too small, it can easily be expanded at far less cost than building a center from scratch.
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