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December 30, 1999
-- ANDREW WAINER The fate of the Huntington Beach High School pool may be determined during the next year. Take the Plunge, a group of locals whose mission is to raise enough money to build a new pool, has collected more than $600,000 for the project. But the group still needs more than a million dollars, and the rest of the money is nowhere on the horizon. Some members of Take the Plunge have criticized the Huntington Beach Union High School District for not contributing to the acquisition of the pool.
By L'Oreal Battistelli | June 7, 2007
When Bill Howard retired he had 247 sick days racked up. "I just never got sick," he simply says. But four years into his retirement he got an odd feeling — he started feeling ill. It puzzled him because, "I've always been very healthy." When the 63-year-old Huntington Beach resident went to the doctors he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Then, just three weeks later, the doctors told him he had prostate cancer. A few months of chemotherapy and the removal of his prostate appears to have knocked out the disease, he says.
March 1, 2001
Vote: 4-1, Matthew Harper dissenting IN FAVOR WHAT HAPPENED: The board approved the first amendment to the joint use agreement with the city of Huntington Beach for pools at Huntington Beach and Ocean View high schools. These amendments call for the Huntington Beach High pool to be accessible to the community for at least 25 years and for the city to have the option to maintain either pool if the district determines that it is financially unable to maintain one or both of them.
October 19, 2000
Angelique Flores Michael Simons is a 30-year Huntington Beach resident. Three of his children graduated from schools in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. "The children of our communities and their education are my highest priority," Simons said. The most important issue the district faces is accountability to the students, their parents and the community, he said. "The district must continue to enable our students to become independent thinkers who are able to become successful adults," Simons said.
By Britney Barnes | May 27, 2010
Huntington Beach High School students shaved their heads at lunch Monday to help clean up the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. A line of students, mostly male, waited their turn to lose their hair to contribute to what is predicted to be the worst oil spill in history. About 60 students donated their hair at the Buzz Cut-a-Thon put on by the Huntington Beach High School student newspaper, Oiler Ink. "I think it's pretty amazing that kids are willing to go to that extreme for a good cause," said Jason Ross, the assistant principal of guidance.
August 13, 2008
Huntington Beach High School will welcome its incoming class Aug. 21. The 4th annual Huntington Beach High School Freshman Orientation includes large group activities with about 650 incoming freshmen, group breakouts with student leaders and freshmen, and campus tours. The orientation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school gymnasium, 1905 Main St. (entrance on Utica Street). The daylong event concludes with a barbecue and dance from 6 to 8 p.m. during Parent Orientation.
June 6, 2011
The following are times and locations for high school graduations in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. Brethren Christian High School 7:30 p.m. Friday Calvary Church, 1010 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana Coast High School 3 p.m. June 15 Marina High School Bowl, 15871 Springdale St., Huntington Beach Edison High School 5 p.m. June 16 Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road,...
June 18, 2008
Summer vacation is now in session, officially. Hundreds of Huntington Beach students citywide put on caps and gowns this week to celebrate earning their diplomas. All public high schools of the Huntington Beach Union High School District held their graduations in recent days as classes ended. Edison High School, Huntington Beach High School, Marina High School Ocean View High School and Fountain Valley High School all held their ceremonies this week. For each school, the ceremony took place on the last day of classes.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 1, 2014
Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized by an ambitious high school student. Hundreds of people gathered at the park Saturday were greeted by the sound of resonant taiko drums, the sight of traditional Japanese dances and the smell of various Japanese foods. Attendees had the option of buying a super-sized sushi roll or a heaping plate of nachos topped with spicy tuna from Samurai Burrito of Fountain Valley or a plate of steaming pork okonomiyaki - a Japanese pancake - from Gaja Moc in Lomita.
By Chris Epting | March 26, 2014
In honor of its Sister City program with Anjo, Japan, Huntington Beach is hosting a Japanese Cultural Festival on Saturday with all kinds of exotic foods and free family fun. Huntington Beach High School junior Natalie Anzivino came up with the idea for a festival. After she served as a student ambassador, she realized the Sister City program suffered from a lack of awareness and funding. To get more information on this fascinating event, I asked Natalie a few questions. * Q: What first gave you the idea for the festival?
By Michael Miller | January 21, 2014
The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in Huntington Beach. That's the symbolic truth as Terrence Roberts - one of the black students known as the "Little Rock Nine," who broke the color barrier at Little Rock Central High School in 1957 - prepares to visit Surf City as part of the seventh annual HB Reads program. With with death of Trayvon Martin, the controversial comments by Paula Deen, and the movie "12 Years a Slave" and other stories dominating the news, race has been a hot topic in America of late - well, not that it's ever been that cold - but a browse through "Lessons from Little Rock," Roberts' memoir of his perilous teen years, serves as a reminder of how attitudes have changed in half a century.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 14, 2014
Misha Sibiglia and Rosanna Harshman have big dreams for their newly formed Huntington Beach High School student organization, HB Voices. The two English teachers hope that the spoken word club will encourage students to enter various poetry competitions around the county and the state. They also want to start an open mic night in a location reminiscent of a hazy, coffee-aroma café in Seattle. But the educators are aware that their nascent project needs a little nurturing at this stage.
By Michael Miller | December 23, 2013
Next year will mark a major centennial in Huntington Beach - 100 years since George Freeth visited the pier for a surfing demonstration and helped brand the city as a beach-culture mecca. Count on plenty of 1910s reflections in the coming months. In 2013, though, remnants from another decade kept popping up around Surf City. Appropriately enough, it was the decade that provided the Jan and Dean song that later gave Huntington its official nickname. In July, the Munster Koach - the vehicle from the 1960s sitcom "The Munsters" - cruised down Main Street en route to "Kustom Kulture II," a car-themed exhibit at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 11, 2013
In Matthew Harper's nearly three years on the Huntington Beach City Council, he has built a reputation as conservative, pro-business and unfraid to put in his 2 cents. He always comes to the meetings prepared, whether he intends to speak for or against an item. On occasion, he'll get into a little back-and-fourth with colleagues. "He'll irritate a lot of people, and being truthful isn't something that is easy to swallow," said his father, William Harper. "He tries to be tactful, but he's got his priorities set pretty firmly.
December 10, 2013
Golden West College has been awarded a Title III grant that will give the Huntington Beach campus more than $2.23 million over a five-year period. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant, known as Access 2 Success, according to a news release. The money will help support counseling services, development of coursework and certifications that have been underway but have stalled without sufficient funding, according to the release. David Baird, the college's dean of counseling, will take the lead as project director.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 3, 2013
With a nomination from a former mayor and a second by a rookie council member, the votes were cast and a new Huntington Beach mayor was named. The City Council voted unanimously Monday, with Councilman Joe Carchio absent, to name Matthew Harper the 59th mayor of Surf City. Outgoing Mayor Connie Boardman will serve the rest of her term as a councilwoman. "Growing up here was a very special experience, and I am truly humbled and honored by my colleagues for allowing me to serve as mayor for the city of Huntington Beach," Harper said.
By Anthony Clark Carpio and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | November 13, 2013
Lifelong Huntington Beach resident Andrew Arnold, 54, died Nov. 5 after being injured while body surfing. His death marks the end of three generations of his family working as Farmer's Insurance agents at the Huntington Beach branch. Arnold died after suffering unknown injuries while body surfing on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier on Nov. 4, Interim Marine Safety Chief Michael Baumgartner said. Arnold's older brother, Tom, said his sibling suffered a neck injury, possibly from hitting a sand bar under the water.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | November 12, 2013
Andy Scott had the honor of playing "Amazing Grace" in front of more than 100 people in Pier Plaza on Monday morning. But the Huntington Beach resident, donned in a traditional Scottish piper's uniform, ran into some technical difficulties during the 13th annual Veterans Day ceremony. "This reed fell out and went down into the bag, so when I started to play I couldn't get any air," said Scott, who has played at the event for the past 11 years. "It was just a little malfunction.
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