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July 11, 2012
Huntington Beach firefighters were able to quickly contain a small fire that started Wednesday in the garage of a residence, authorities said. There were no injuries, and the fire was isolated to the garage in the 5700 block of Serene Drive, said Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Lopez. Three fire engines, two trucks and a battalion chief contained the fire within 10 minutes, he said. The authorities arrived at the scene at 3:56 p.m. Damages were limited to the contents in the garage, and the cause is being investigated, Lopez said.
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January 7, 2013
"Convicted California serial killer Rodney Alcala , a contestant on "The Dating Game" television show more than 30 years ago, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for murdering two New York women in the 1970s," according to Reuters. Alcala was convicted in 2010 for the 1979 slaying of Robin Samsoe, a 12-year-old girl who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle to an afternoon ballet class in Huntington Beach. His first and second convictions in the girl's murder were overturned.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
A 52-year-old transient was arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbing a Huntington Beach bank, police said. The Police Department received a call at 12:59 p.m. about a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Union Bank at 16141 Beach Blvd. A man entered the bank and demanded cash while threatening that he had a weapon, then made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to a news release from the department. Officers arrested David Hill, who matched the description of the suspect, in a neighboring shopping center.
NEWS
By Susan Peirce | January 18, 2012
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" raked in an impressive $15 million over the Christmas weekend and is shaping up to be a big hit for Disney/DreamWorks. The film tugs on our heartstrings by highlighting the love between a man, Albert, and his horse, Joey — a love so deep that Albert joins the service to get his horse back after it is sold to the cavalry. But "War Horse" does much more. It reminds us of the role these majestic animals have played in the history of war. Horses were first used in warfare 5,000 years ago, and the cavalry was a cornerstone of warfare during World War I, the war featured in "War Horse.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 12, 2013
This may be the year when Huntington Beach votes on what HB Reads. The organizers of the annual program, which encourages students and others to read a book with a diversity theme, have opened up the 2014 selection for public input. Between now and July 1, any member of the public can visit hbreads.org and nominate a book that's about 300 pages long, priced at $15 or less and appropriate for ages 15 and older. Of course, it's harder than that: Anyone submitting a title for consideration must also answer the question, "What makes this a book you cannot put down?"
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | July 25, 2012
The Huntington Beach Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into last week's accidental shooting of a SWAT officer by another member of the department, authorities said. The 20-year veteran officer, who was shot in the leg when another officer's gun was accidentally discharged, underwent an emergency surgery at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and is expected to make a full recovery, Capt. Russ Reinhart said last week. Doctors have recovered the bullet from his leg. The accident happened at about 10 p.m. July 18 while the SWAT team officers were cleaning their firearms at the station after a day of training, Reinhart said.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | January 25, 2012
A Huntington Beach man was sentenced Friday to 10 months in jail and three years of informal probation after pleading guilty to punching and killing a 24-year-old bar patron, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Oscar Raul Medina-Perez, 24, is expected to be deported to Mexico by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement once he completes his jail sentence. He pleaded guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter. Medina-Perez punched Leovardo Vera Bustos after getting into a verbal argument with him while both were standing in front of La Barca Night Club in Stanton on the night of July 5, prosecutors said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 14, 2012
And then there were two. When the prep football season reaches its quarterfinals stage Friday , two local teams, Edison and Huntington Beach, will be among the teams still alive in the hunt for a CIF Southern Section championship. The Chargers and Oilers both advanced to the elite eight of the Southwest Division playoffs after picking up first-round victories last week. Brethren Christian was the third local team playing in the postseason, but the Warriors had their playoff hopes dashed in the cold last Saturday against Big Bear.
NEWS
June 25, 2012
A bicyclist was killed Friday when a motorist failed to stop as the two approached the center signal on Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Street and Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach, authorities said. The man, identified as Roger Michael Lippman, 63, of Huntington Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Jerry Abrahams said. He was going northbound and was struck at 11:41 a.m. from behind by the driver of the car, who failed to stop and left the scene. A short while later, the Seal Beach Police Department responded to a call of a solo vehicle crash near Westminster Boulevard and Kitts Highway.
NEWS
February 20, 2013
[The Huntington Beach] Poseidon Desalination plan is a boondoggle plan like every one they have proposed since Tampa Bay [in Florida]. They sold the idea of a desalination plant to the Huntington Beach City Council by promising it would never cost the city rate payers because Poseidon was paying for the entire desal plant themselves. Now, they are planning on floating a bond. They blamed Tampa Bay [for operational problems] because they claimed Tampa didn't let them finish the project.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 30, 2014
Fountain Valley High baseball Coach Deric Yanagisawa called it a "huge week" for his Barons, and rightfully so: they were about to embark on a two-game swing against Huntington Beach that would have a direct impact on the Sunset League race. It turned out to be a beneficial week for the Barons who by virtue of their two wins over the Oilers, took over sole possession of first-place in a tight title chase. Fountain Valley won a wild, 9-7 contest April 23, then led the entire way Friday in defeating the visiting Oilers, 6-0. The two wins catapulted previously unranked Fountain Valley into the No. 3 slot in this week's CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 23, 2014
There is still plenty of action left in the 2014 Sunset League softball race but three games into the league season, the Huntington Beach Oilers hold the lead. Huntington picked up a key victory Tuesday at Marina in a game that featured two of the league's perennial top pitchers. The Oilers scored a run in the third inning, avoided several scoring opportunities by the Vikings, and made the run stand in a 1-0 win against the defending league champions. The win, combined with Edison's loss Tuesday at Los Alamitos, allowed the Oilers, 15-3 overall, 3-0 in league and ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, to grab sole possession of the league lead.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 23, 2014
The Sunset League boys' volleyball season resumed Tuesday, and Edison and Huntington Beach both picked up victories. Edison hosted Marina and the Chargers upended the Vikings in five sets, 25-17, 24-26, 27-29, 25-20, 15-11. The Chargers improved to 4-2 in league. Marina fell to 1-5 in league. "We played well in Game 1," Edison Coach Trent Jackson said. "We had a let-up in Game 2, and Marina played well. The momentum shifted and they took sets two and three. We were able to battle back.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 23, 2014
A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property. The proposed law, which passed 4 to 3 on a first reading Monday, is an attempt to crack down on people who flee or deny using fireworks on the Fourth of July. Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilmen Dave Sullivan and Joe Carchio dissented. The council must deliver a second approval for the proposal to become official. State-approved fireworks were recently made illegal again after the city had legalized them during a two-year trial period, 2012 and 2013.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014
Thursday Boys' Golf (2:30 p.m.) Marina vs. Edison (at SeaCliff CC) (TBA) Ocean View vs. Magnolia (at Dad Miller GC) Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Fountain Valley at Edison Huntington Beach at Los Alamitos Newport Harbor at Marina Loara at Ocean View Track and Field (3:15 p.m.) Huntington at Los Alamitos Softball (3:15 p.m.) Newport Harbor at Edison Marina at Los Alamitos Loara at Ocean View (6 p.m.) Fountain Valley at Huntington Baseball (3:15 p.m.)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 9, 2014
Three Sunset League players, seniors Paola Roa and Stephanie Louie of Huntington Beach, and senior Danielle Kennedy of Marina, have been selected to play in the Orange County North-South All-Star girls' basketball game. Roa and Louie will play for the South, and Kennedy for the North, when the teams tip Saturday at 5 p.m. at Concordia University. The North-South boys' All-Star game follows at 7:30 p.m. The North-South 12th-Grade All-Star Games, now in its 49th year, is sponsored by the Orange Coast Optimist Club Richard Yoon, head coach at Rosary, will coach the North.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014
The sixth-grade boys' Huntington Beach All-Star basketball team participated last weekend at the National Junior Basketball Invitational and earned a fifth-place finish. The national tournament included the top 30 NJB teams in the division and Huntington Beach battled against teams from northern California and Nevada in great, hard-fought games. The team was led by point guard Myles Lopez who led Huntington with a 17 assists per game average. The scoring was led by Riley Sterzer and Jason Gagnon Jr. The rebounding came from power forwards Ben Bernstein and Chase Hoglund . Jack Miller , Roman DiMaggio , Shane Matsumae , Kaleb Plewa and Jacob Hanlon , all contributed to the team's top-five finish.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 31, 2014
Three Marines who were attacked and stabbed during a downtown Huntington Beach street fight between Dodgers and Angels baseball fans were recovering Monday as police tried to piece together what triggered the violence. Six people were arrested Sunday after officers were summoned to a dispute between people fighting over the two baseball teams. Police said the 1:45 a.m. incident took place near Main and Walnut streets, a crowded intersection just blocks from the beach. Officers said the incident apparently began when a woman wearing an Angels jersey got into a dispute with two people who were talking about the Dodgers.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 31, 2014
Huntington Beach safety officials demonstrated to residents Thursday morning that getting out of a tsunami hazard zone can be as easy as heading to a local park. In conjunction with National Tsunami Preparedness week, the city organized its first tsunami walk and fair to educate the public about being prepared. About 50 residents met at Harbour View Park, which is in a tsunami inundation zone, and took a 1-mile stroll to the safe area at Wieder Park. Brevyn Mettler, Huntington Beach's emergency services coordinator, told attendees that just as Californians prepare for earthquakes, they must also be ready for tsunamis.
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This post has been corrected, as noted below. | March 27, 2014
Splashball at HB High Huntington Beach Water Polo Club is accepting registration for its 12-week Splashball program. The program is open to youth ages six to 14 and will be conducted at the Huntington Beach High pool. The cost is $175 per player and participants will be taught water and ocean safety skills and the fundamentals skills and rules of swimming and water polo. More information can be found by emailing markcanner@aol.com , visiting the website http://www.hbwaterpolo.com , or calling (203)
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