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January 12, 2011
A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for filing a false police report against her ex-husband and shooting a gun inside her house toward where children were playing out front. Westminster resident Patricia Margaret Bojorquez, 43, pleaded guilty to felony discharging a firearm with gross negligence that could have resulted in injury or death and a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting a crime. She was sentenced to a year in jail and five years of formal probation.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
A Huntington Beach man committed suicide inside a local indoor firing range the evening of Dec. 23. Gregory Escamilla, 35, used a gun he rented from the Firing Line Indoor Shooting range at 17921 Jamestown Lane, said Lt. Gary Faust of the Huntington Beach Police Department. A range employee called the police at 6:10 p.m. to report the incident. After renting a gun and purchasing ammunition, Escamilla fired several practice rounds before shooting himself in front of several witnesses, Faust said.
NEWS
August 25, 2010
An arson investigator with the Hermosa Beach Fire Department was charged for pointing his gun at a woman in a Sunset Beach bar last month. Darryl Lee Powers, 49, was charged Aug. 19 with misdemeanor brandishing a firearm in a public place while out drinking in July. He faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail if convicted, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Powers is accused of pulling out a knife and jamming it into the bar while out drinking with his cousin about 9:15 p.m. July 7 at Turc's Bar in Sunset Beach.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | November 2, 2006
A Marina del Rey man found guilty of first degree murder for the shooting of a Huntington Beach sales clerk in 2004 could face life in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced in December. John Steadman Nilsen, 49, was convicted Wednesday of shooting Shawna Wolfgram at close range at a 99 Cents Store after she struggled with him to point his gun away from customers, one of whom was holding a 1-month-old baby, Orange County prosecutors said. The jury took nearly five hours to find Nilsen guilty, prosecutors said.
FEATURES
By CINDY ARORA | January 7, 2009
The day after the New Year, while some people were home watching reruns of the Rose Parade or catching one of the latest holiday blockbusters at the theater, my friend and I decided it was a good day to handle a lethal weapon. At 17921 Jamestown Lane — in an unassuming business park in Huntington Beach — one can find Firing-Line Indoor Shooting Ranges, which is noted as one of Orange County’s first public indoor shooting ranges, since its opening in 1982. It was also personally noted that aside from the Huntington Beach Pier and Bella Terra on a Friday night, this may be one of the busiest places in the city.
NEWS
March 23, 2006
The National Professional Paintball League holds its annual Super 7 World Series 2006 event just south of the Huntington Beach Pier from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Watch 220 of the best teams from around the globe compete for up to $1 million in prize money. There will be six fields of turf flooring and netted walls set up on the beach and a large show area where vendors will hawk their wares. Spectators are encouraged to wear old clothes as the paint does splash into the crowd.
NEWS
By Josh Aden | February 13, 2008
The Woman’s Club of Huntington Beach celebrated its hundred-year anniversary Tuesday with an open house and luncheon. The luncheon filled the club’s historic facilities on 10th Street, which have also sheltered many other Huntington Beach organizations over the years. Many community members attended along with a large turnout of Woman’s Club faithful. Mayor Debbie Cook dined with the club, as did City Council members Kathy Green, Keith Bohr and Joe Carchio.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | September 11, 2012
There's a hilarious song by the Orange County folk singer Michael Ubaldini called "World Peace in 10 Easy Lessons," in which the narrator journeys from one potential guru to another in hopes of discovering the secret to a strife-free world. At one point on his quest, he listens to an actor on TV who ultimately disillusions him: "He said he wasn't racist; we must be colorblind / Then he talked of red and blue states, drew a dividing line. " Granted, separating people by the color of their state isn't as odious as separating them by the color of their skin.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 17, 2013
Prosecutors in the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday that a police officer's fatal shooting of a Huntington Beach man was justified. Huntington Beach Police Officer Doug Martin was cleared in the death of Ian Berrier, 20, whom he shot during an incident March 21 in a neighborhood near Warner Avenue and Green Lane, according to an investigation report by the district attorney's office. Martin had received a call at around 4:30 p.m. to respond to trouble at a restaurant off Warner.
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 28, 2013
Huntington Beach planning commissioners and city staff on Monday discussed turning a defunct gun range into a recreational facility. Commissioners during a study session looked at the potential project's environmental impact report, which addressed the high concentration of lead found at the roughly 5-acre site next to the Sports Complex in Central Park. The gun range was opened in 1967 to provide law enforcement with a firearm training facility, but it closed in 1997 after an errant bullet broke the window of a home north of the range.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 22, 2013
Ian Christopher Berrier, the man Huntington Beach police shot and killed Thursday night, had multiple charges prior to his death, according to court files. Over the past three years, the 20-year-old Huntington Beach resident was involved in five cases, three of which were still active. Berrier was cited for using his cell phone while driving in 2010, while a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance was dismissed in 2011. In the three active cases, he pleaded not guilty to six charges.
NEWS
By Alicia Lopez | March 21, 2013
Arguments continued Thursday in the trial of Jeremy Martin, 37, who is accused of killing his father with a shotgun at their Huntington Beach home two years ago. Martin is charged with one count of murder and, if convicted, faces 50 years to life in prison, according to a news release from the Orange County district attorney. Martin allegedly shot Frederick Martin, 62, after Huntington Beach police visited them on the morning of May 20, 2011. Martin's mother, Gerry Martin, took the stand Thursday to answer questions about her son's past behavior.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
Three firearm-related crimes were reported in Huntington Beach last weekend, with one resident suffering injuries, according to a Huntington Beach Police Department. In an incident Sunday, a shotgun was fired into an apartment window in the 2200 block of Hess Circle after an ongoing dispute between two neighbors, according to a police report. The report said the weapon was actually a BB gun. No one was injured inside the apartment, and the suspect was arrested. Earlier Sunday, police responded to a call at Seasprite Circle after a suspect struck their neighbor with a handgun during an argument, according to an incident report.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | September 11, 2012
There's a hilarious song by the Orange County folk singer Michael Ubaldini called "World Peace in 10 Easy Lessons," in which the narrator journeys from one potential guru to another in hopes of discovering the secret to a strife-free world. At one point on his quest, he listens to an actor on TV who ultimately disillusions him: "He said he wasn't racist; we must be colorblind / Then he talked of red and blue states, drew a dividing line. " Granted, separating people by the color of their state isn't as odious as separating them by the color of their skin.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | May 21, 2012
What do Teddy Roosevelt, King Gustaf of Sweden, the Prince of Wales and Pope Pius XII all have in common, as it relates to Huntington Beach? They all visited the Bolsa Chica Gun Club. Opened around 1900 on property that is now the Bolsa Chica wetlands, the club boasted a beautiful redwood and cedar hunting lodge and many amenities catering to the well-heeled duck hunters of the day. Initially, membership in the club was limited to 40 with an initial membership fee of $1,000 and annual dues of $60, making it one of the most exclusive clubs in the area.
NEWS
January 12, 2011
A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for filing a false police report against her ex-husband and shooting a gun inside her house toward where children were playing out front. Westminster resident Patricia Margaret Bojorquez, 43, pleaded guilty to felony discharging a firearm with gross negligence that could have resulted in injury or death and a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting a crime. She was sentenced to a year in jail and five years of formal probation.
NEWS
October 6, 2010
Police have closed an investigation into the death of an elderly Huntington Beach couple that appears to be a murder-suicide. Officials found the bodies of Ronald Otto Jurs, 79, and his wife, Berit Jurs, 80, in a car Sunday with a bullet in each head, said police Lt. Russell Reinhart. Police determined that Ronald Otto Jurs shot his wife through the head with a handgun and then shot himself in the head. It appears from the police investigation that the two were suffering from severe medical conditions that caused them to take their lives, Reinhart said.
NEWS
August 25, 2010
An arson investigator with the Hermosa Beach Fire Department was charged for pointing his gun at a woman in a Sunset Beach bar last month. Darryl Lee Powers, 49, was charged Aug. 19 with misdemeanor brandishing a firearm in a public place while out drinking in July. He faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail if convicted, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Powers is accused of pulling out a knife and jamming it into the bar while out drinking with his cousin about 9:15 p.m. July 7 at Turc's Bar in Sunset Beach.
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