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By Michael Miller, | June 30, 2010
When Ryan Van Tuyl first picked up a guitar in the eighth grade, the notion of a rock 'n' roll school for kids seemed pretty far-fetched. The Fountain Valley High School graduate first honed his musical chops by playing bass in a friend's punk band. At the time, rock music was already a multimillion-dollar industry, but it didn't have the prestige of, say, law or medicine. "When I was a kid and I wanted to go buy a guitar and join and band, my dad was absolutely against it," said Van Tuyl, a Huntington Beach resident.
June 10, 2010
Standout students across Huntington Beach were honored Monday at the City Council meeting for being inducted in the Youth Character Awards Wall of Fame. The Huntington Beach Children's Task Force recognized 68 students and inducted 20 of them into the Wall of Fame on May 15 at the 10th annual awards event at Bella Terra. The Children's Task Force is a City Council-appointed committee that works to identify the needs of children and make recommendations to the City Council on how to address those needs.
By Michael Miller | May 27, 2010
G reg Gilboe and his students don't have to attend school Monday. But they're not taking it as a day off. Gilboe, the band director at Huntington Beach High School, plans to bring his 75-member ensemble to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Pier Plaza. Every year, the band performs in the city's Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, which the conductor sees as valuable chances for students to get acquainted with a part of history. "I usually encourage them to go and say thanks to one of the veterans, just go up and shake their hand and say, 'Thank you,'" Gilboe 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.
By Britney Barnes | May 20, 2010
T wo Huntington Beach High School educators were honored for their work empowering Latino parents to get involved in their children's educations. Roxanna Jimenez, a bilingual parent liaison, and Kimberly McGlaughlin, an English teacher, were awarded the Community Leader Award by Orange County Human Relations, a nonprofit county agency working to end intolerance and discrimination, at the 39th annual Human Relations Gala Celebration at the Grove of Anaheim on May 6. The two were honored for their work with the Parent Latino Initiative, a group they started three years ago. The program started as a way to teach Latino parents new to the country or the school system about how to make their children more successful.
By Britney Barnes | April 8, 2010
A man from Orange who was driving under the influence of nine different drugs in 2006 when he crashed into a car driven by an 18-year-old Orange Coast College student who later died received a sentence of 35 years to life Friday. Danny Lewis Malone, 56, was found guilty Feb. 5 by an Orange County Superior Court jury of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated for killing Nicholas Russell, 18, of Huntington Beach. Superior Court Judge Karen L. Robinson invoked the so-called three-strikes law, all but ensuring that Malone will spend the rest of his life in prison.
April 8, 2010
Huntington Beach High School has won the second round of Hurley’s Walk the Walk contest. The contest, in its fourth year, is pitting students around the nation against each other for the chance to compete in a “Project Runway”-esque challenge in Huntington Beach this summer for a $25,000 grand prize. The Surf City school beat nine others in the southwest region’s second challenge to create a video selling two of Hurley’s products. The school created a movie trailer highlighting a Hurley product.
April 1, 2010
Police uncovered explosive devices in a car and in the home of a Huntington Beach High School student last week. Police received a call of a man sleeping in his vehicle in the 6500 block of Red Coach Drive about 7 a.m. March 24. Officers found 19-year-old Joshua Michael Grier, a Huntington Beach resident, and a male 17-year-old Huntington Beach resident asleep in the car. Grier, wanted on suspicion of a recent residential burglary, was...
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