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By Dave Brooks | March 2, 2006
A Home Depot project on Magnolia Street has been brought to a near halt, frustrating developers and residents living adjacent to the retail giant's proposed store. Officials in the city's planning commission are considering requiring Home Depot to complete a more rigorous environmental review process after neighbors complained a current report on the project is inadequate. Home Depot officials argue the delays are an attempt to filibuster their project, claiming it's been 15 months since they first applied to build the store and that little progress has been made.
NEWS
December 9, 2004
Dave Brooks A Home Depot slated to replace an abandoned Kmart building on Magnolia Street could become the next big development battle in Huntington Beach, similar to unsuccessful past campaigns to halt construction of Lowes and Wal-Mart. The home improvement giant took over the Kmart location in August in a complicated 12-store grab to shore up cash for Kmart during its bankruptcy woes. Home Depot plans to tear down the old building and build a 137,000-square-foot retail store and garden center, but neighbors are preparing to fight the project.
NEWS
October 1, 2008
Though the housing market may be tough these days, Home Depot still sees opportunity in Huntington Beach. That’s why the home improvement chain plans to open a new 126,000 square foot store in the city Oct. 30, which includes 25,000 square feet for a garden center. That’s about 14,000 square feet less than the average store size, according to company spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher. The store will be the 23rd in Orange County, according to company information. The chain has cut down on new store openings, removing 50 from its pipeline for future stores, according to a company news release from earlier this year.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | October 29, 2008
Despite a teetering economy, two large chain stores — Home Depot and Trader Joe’s — are planning their second Huntington Beach openings this weekend. Home Depot, the world’s largest big-box home improvement retailer, will open a 126,000-square-foot store today at 19101 Magnolia St., at Garfield Avenue. This is the chain’s 23rd Orange County store, and the second in Huntington Beach; the first is at 7100 Warner Ave. Even with news releases indicating many scrapped plans for new store openings around the country, the Huntington Beach location was still seen as viable.
NEWS
December 23, 2004
If Houchen is guilty, it's of two crimes When government officials violate the law the way Pam Julien Houchen is accused of doing, there are always two crimes committed. The first relates to the particular offenses involved. The second relates to the abuse of public trust. It is this combination of violations that should lead to jail time for any official convicted of abusing the system in a serious manner. All too often, white collar criminals with money or connections are able to beat the system and avoid going to the slammer.
BUSINESS
By By Dave Brooks | November 24, 2005
Homeowners want big-box hardware retailer to scale back plans for southeast Huntington store.There's rarely any action at the design review board. Anyone looking for fireworks at City Hall ought to avoid this drab committee. Tucked into a small conference room beneath City Hall, most meetings pit planning staff against developers, stuck in aesthetic arguments over fence lattice or stucco texture. No one goes and even fewer care. But on Thursday, about 15 people packed into the first meeting in the city's newest development battle: the proposed Home Depot store in southeast Huntington Beach.
NEWS
May 12, 2005
Lauren Vane Many hands made light work Wednesday on the grounds of Sun View Elementary School as the community came together to build a new fitness course to accompany the school's playground. With motivational tunes blaring from loudspeakers, crews of volunteers transformed a plot of land behind the school with the joint effort of the Home Depot and KaBoom!, an organization that builds playgrounds in communities around the country. "It's just a great collaboration of the community coming together," said Kathryn Gallagher of Home Depot.
NEWS
March 2, 2000
1961 -- Crest View school opened. June 1991 -- Board of trustees for Ocean View School District approved closing campus because of decline in student enrollment. May 1992 -- Crest View officially declared surplus property for lease or sale. At this time, a district committee began the process of looking for developers and pursuing long-term lease options. June 1992 -- Crest View closed. February 1994 -- More than 20 developers submitted applications to build on property.
NEWS
August 26, 2004
With an election just two months away, Orange County is struggling to find enough poll workers to help facilitate this year's vote. Dennis White, election coordinator for Huntington Beach and surrounding areas, said he won't have exact numbers until the final poling places are established. Estimates show the city will require several hundred workers. "We're always in need, not just of poll workers, but of polling places as well," he said. "Huntington Beach has always been one of those areas that is difficult to fill."
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NEWS
February 11, 2010
Regarding “T-Mobile has until Friday to appeal city’s decision,” Feb. 4: Although the decision to deny the building of a tower by T-Mobile may be valid for the residents, I would like to support T-Mobile’s claim that there is a coverage gap, at least in our residential area near Atlanta and Greenfield avenues. I have T-Mobile, and very poor reception and dropped calls when I use my cell phone from home. I hope T-Mobile finds a suitable area to add a tower that would improve reception.
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NEWS
By Candice Baker | January 28, 2009
Several of the tens of thousands of national job cuts announced in recent days will occur here in Huntington Beach, as companies like Boeing, Quiksilver, Home Depot and Circuit City announce cutbacks and closures. According to the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification list, Boeing has laid off or will lay off 64 local employees from Jan. 1 to Feb. 19. The company’s Huntington Beach campus specializes in defense applications, following a restructuring after its long history in space aviation.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | October 29, 2008
Despite a teetering economy, two large chain stores — Home Depot and Trader Joe’s — are planning their second Huntington Beach openings this weekend. Home Depot, the world’s largest big-box home improvement retailer, will open a 126,000-square-foot store today at 19101 Magnolia St., at Garfield Avenue. This is the chain’s 23rd Orange County store, and the second in Huntington Beach; the first is at 7100 Warner Ave. Even with news releases indicating many scrapped plans for new store openings around the country, the Huntington Beach location was still seen as viable.
NEWS
October 2, 2008
Though the housing market may be tough these days, Home Depot still sees opportunity in Huntington Beach. That’s why the home improvement chain plans to open a new 126,000 square foot store at 19101 Magnolia St. Oct. 30, which includes 25,000 square feet for a garden center. That’s about 14,000 square feet less than the average store size, according to company spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher. The store will be the 23rd in Orange County, according to company information.
FEATURES
By Chris Epting | September 18, 2008
“I told them, ‘You don’t put a joggle in the drain line for the sake of a vent line!’” Henry Maag is laughing as he recounts some of the face-offs he had recently with City Hall. I don’t know exactly what Henry is talking about (it’s a plumbing reference, he explains to this novice), but then, I’m not nearly as handy as Henry. In fact, I doubt anyone is. That’s why I’m standing here in Henry’s new house. It all goes back to about seven years ago. I’d heard a story about a fellow dad at St. Bonaventure School who was starting to build a house — with his own two hands.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 7, 2006
The Edison High School football team is relishing the role of underdog. The Chargers return to the CIF Southern Section football finals for the first time in five years Saturday when they battle Orange Lutheran High in the Pac-5 Division championship game at 8:10 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Edison (11-2) earned a date with Orange Lutheran (12-1) after defeating favored Santa Margarita last Friday, 14-3, in the semifinals, also played at the Home Depot Center. In the other semifinal, Orange Lutheran rolled out to a 23-0 lead over Long Beach Poly, only to hold on in the end to edge the Jackrabbits, 23-22.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 30, 2006
Both teams are coming off underdog wins by small margins, but all that will be forgotten Friday in the CIF Pac-5 Division playoffs, when the Edison Chargers battle the Santa Margarita Eagles for the first time. Two of the county's top programs will line up at 8 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson in the semifinal-round. It's the nightcap of a Pac-5 doubleheader at the center, where Orange Lutheran and Long Beach Poly will play in the division's other semifinal game at 4:30 p.m. The winners of those semifinal games return to Carson on Dec. 9 to play in the Pac-5 championship game.
NEWS
October 12, 2006
Operators of the future Home Depot at Magnolia Street and Garfield Avenue have withdrawn plans to ask the city to revise the store's hours. "The applicant didn't provide an explanation, and we don't need an explanation," said project planner Ron Santos. The Planning Commission in July approved a permit for the project and its hours of operation. The permit allowed Home Depot to begin construction on a 99,000-square-foot store and another 25,000-square-foot garden center.
NEWS
June 22, 2006
The City Council has voted to allow Sunday deliveries at the Target department store on Adams Avenue. Council members voted 5-1 at their June 19 meeting to change the hours when deliveries could be made at the store and waived the additional one-year review of its conditional-use permit requirement. The council overrode residents' concerns about traffic and noise pollution. "Please leave the delivery hours as they are," said resident Robert Oakland, whose backyard is next to the store.
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