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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....
NEWS
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.
LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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?
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2012
A 22-year-old Huntington Beach man has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a man in his apartment, police said Tuesday. Alexandre Louis Antal was apprehended about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday on the Santa Ana River Bridge by officers who had received information from witnesses, the Huntington Beach Police Department said. Officers recovered a weapon nearby that appears to have been used in the killing of Michael Vito Urso, 32, police said. Urso was pronounced dead after he was found stabbed in his Huntington Beach apartment shortly after midnight Tuesday, police said.
NEWS
July 15, 2010
The Costa Mesa-based restaurant chain Beach Pit BBQ is taking over a downtown Huntington Beach barbecue joint. Beach Pit BBQ has acquired Smokin' Mo's BBQ, 301 Main St., and will open Tuesday. The new restaurant will the offer its signature all you can eat ribs Wednesday nights, wine night on Thursdays, Philly cheese steak Fridays and kids will eat for free Tuesdays. The Beach Pit started in Costa Mesa and has expanded to Tustin, Old Towne Orange and is expected to open locations in Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
A Huntington Beach man is facing a murder charge for allegedly stabbing his roommate with a knife, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Alexandre Louis Antal, 22, is accused of killing Michael Urso, 32, about 12:20 a.m. July 17 after the two had played a video game at their home in Huntington Beach, then leaving the scene, according to a release from the district attorney's office. Urso's other roommates heard his screaming and tried to help him, the release said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | May 2, 2014
Huntington Beach residents and police chatted over a cup of coffee this week to get to know one another on equal ground. Wednesday's Coffee with a Cop, the city's first, was similar to those Police Chief Robert Handy planned while working for the San Bernardino and Phoenix police departments, Capt. Russell Reinhart said a day before the event. "It worked very well because it provides an opportunity for residents to communicate with officers on a mutual territory, on non-critical issues," Handy said.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 30, 2014
The road to the Sunset League softball championship is never an easy one to navigate and for the Huntington Beach Oilers, consecutive road trips to the diamonds of title contenders last week could have been potential roadblocks. The Oilers, however, passed both tests. Huntington zoomed into first place in the league standings by winning both games, most recently, taking a 5-2 victory at Edison April 24. The win came on the heels of a 1-0 shutout win April 22 at defending champ Marina.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
Twelve Pegasus School students tested their debate skills against the nation's best during the Middle School Public Debate Program National Tournament at Claremont McKenna College on Saturday. The students from the independent Huntington Beach school competed against about 270 students. Three Pegasus students finished in the top 10 as individual speakers. Amanda Miskell earned the Golden Gavel as best individual speaker, narrowly edging out teammate Henry Lavacude-Cola for the highly coveted award.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 29, 2014
With arms outstretched and a smile on her face, 10-year-old Julia Kelly focused on staying in the saddle atop Kattie, a horse she was riding over the weekend at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. Riding without holding the reins is a feat Julia, who has Down syndrome, learned while taking classes at the Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach, a nonprofit that has provided therapy to children with physical and developmental disabilities through equine activities since 1990.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 26, 2014
The first two innings of Friday's Sunset League baseball game between Huntington Beach High and Fountain Valley had an eerily similar feel to it, much like the one the two teams had played two days ago. In both cases, Fountain Valley jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Unlike Wednesday's wild contest, however, this time, the Barons never relinquished the lead. Behind the standout pitching of Scott Schultz and timely hitting from its offense, Fountain Valley claimed a 6-0 shutout that put the defending champions alone in first place in the league standings.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 24, 2014
Close games seem to be the norm when Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach meet on the baseball diamond. Wednesday's Sunset League showdown at Huntington had a similar feel, only this time it was a high-scoring affair. Fountain Valley staked its way to an early, 5-0 lead, lost that advantage and fell behind two runs, but scored the game's final four runs to emerge with a scintillating, 9-7 victory. The win was big for the Barons who moved into a first-place tie with the Oilers in the league standings.
NEWS
By Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times | April 24, 2014
Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts get.   The menu at U.S. Taco Co. features fancier, fusion-style tacos, but don't expect to see any Doritos shells. There's a spin on the Philly cheesesteak with a "Brotherly Love" taco made with a flour tortilla, carne asada steak, grilled peppers and onions, roasted poblano queso, cotija cheese and cilantro and a Southern "Winner Winner" taco with a flour tortilla, home-style crispy chicken, "SOB" Southern gravy, roasted corn pico de gallo, jalapeno and cilantro.  “A year ago, we conducted an extensive study on our consumer segmentation and identified a separate consumer group that simply was not going to visit quick service restaurants, at all," Jeff Jenkins, Taco Bell senior brand manager, said in a statement.
SPORTS
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.
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