May 15, 2013
After settling a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co., Robb Havassy ended up with 365 surfboards. Ever since then, he's set out to diminish that number. On Thursday, he'll be raffling off 150 of the boards in Huntington Beach. Sixteen years ago, the Costa Mesa resident painted and gifted a board to his friend - a Hollister Co. photographer who lived in Florida. When a photograph of Havassy's creation, with a purple phoenix on one side and a shield constructed from the words "peace," "love," "life" and "surf" on the other, reached the Ohio-headquartered apparel behemoth, it became a key part of the company's surf-centric ad campaign.
November 29, 2001
A Huntington Beach woman was killed Friday when she was struck by a pickup truck when crossing Winward Lane, Police said. Chong Soon Kim, 83, was crossing in a crosswalk at Windward Lane in Huntington Beach at 5 p.m. Friday when she was hit by a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by Huntington Beach resident Jonathan Hart, who was traveling westbound on Yorktown Avenue, said Huntington Beach Police Sgt. Janet Perez....
August 15, 2012
Opening statements began Monday in the trial of a Huntington Beach man who is accused of shooting and killing another man at a city park, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Derek Christopher Adams, 23, is accused of shooting Gregory Heintz at Murdy Park in Huntington Beach on Oct. 22, 2010, while the victim was there with friends to retrieve a cell phone Adams had allegedly stolen. On that day, Adams is accused of going to the home of Cody Masher in Newport Beach at about 11 a.m. along with his co-defendant and friend Marissa Star Bilotti, 21, breaking down the door and confronting Masher and his girlfriend, according to prosecutors.
August 22, 2002
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK Cops aren't like regular people -- at least that's what most people seem to think. It seems that most people have a bad opinion of cops, or none at all. I have to admit that I haven't always had a very good opinion of them. That changed when I got into journalism. My first job at a newspaper put me in contact with police officers on a weekly basis and I learned a lot about them. They are just like everyone else. They have families, they have lives outside of the police department and the same things that bother us, bother them.
July 2, 2008
EDITOR’S NOTE: These people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They are considered innocent until proven guilty. David Woodall, 48, Huntington Beach Maryam Zaher, 32, Newport Beach Fred Nepolello, 48, Irvine Geoffrey L. Rudy, 39, Huntington Beach Joshua R. Mino, 27, Orange Gilbert T. Martinez, 39, Harbor City Randall G. Willard, 44, Garden Grove Gabriel A. Ramirez, 41, Riverside Tamara M. Honsaker, 50, Mission Viejo Salvador G. Mejia, 21, Santa Ana Jonathon Aguilera, 18, Foothill Ranch Tammie M. Medina, 40, Commerce City, Colo.
May 7, 2013
A 38-year-old Huntington Beach man who was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot police while barricading himself in a garage rafter in April had prior convictions for burglary, drug possession and evading arrest in a vehicle, according to Orange County Superior Court files. The suspect, Kevin Perry, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to resisting arrest of an executive officer, which includes threatening force to prevent the person from doing his or her job, and resisting arrest of a peace officer, according to the district attorney's office.
July 17, 2012
A Huntington Beach man was killed Monday after his motorcycle collided with a Lexus on Hamilton Avenue west of Brookhurst Street, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department. The 40-year-old man's black and white 2011 Triumph Bonneville T100 collided with the gray 2011 Lexus CT200h sedan, which was being driven by a 33-year-old Fountain Valley woman, at about 4:20 p.m., according to a news release from the department. The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, sustained severe injuries.
May 7, 2013
Abby is an affectionate poodle/terrier mix with a bouncy personality. When she transferred from an overcrowded regional shelter, her matted coat was shaved, but it is returning slowly to its natural fluffy appearance. Abby's actual age is unknown, but she is believed to be 2. However, she retains a delightful puppy-like enthusiasm for everything and everyone. Abby is smart and loving, which means she will be receptive to training that channels her enthusiasm. She is healthy, spayed and not a barker.
December 12, 2012
What has happened to the "Huntington Beach" in the Huntington Beach Independent? You eliminate a popular column (Natural Perspectives) written by Huntington Beach residents, on matters that concern many Huntington Beach residents, and what do we get instead? On Dec. 6, what we got instead was two columns from people who live in Newport Beach, another column from someone who lives in Costa Mesa, and a column on the Newport Beach boat parade from the Daily Pilot. Huntington Beach is also bordered by Westminster and Seal Beach — will they be represented in the Independent next week?
August 8, 2012
A man died of a gunshot wound Aug. 2 at an indoor shooting range in Huntington Beach, in what police are calling an apparent suicide. The Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the shooting at 12:16 p.m. at the Firing-Line Indoor Shooting Range, 17921 Jamestown Lane, said Lt. Chad Nichols. The shooting occurred while the gun range was crowded, said Lt. Mitch O'Brien. He would not say whether the victim used his own gun or a gun from the range. A man who answered the phone at the range declined to comment.