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.
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.
April 15, 2013
A family of three was displaced after a fire consumed the second floor of a two-story house in Huntington Beach on Monday morning, causing about $85,000 worth of damage, according to authorities. A total of 40 firefighters from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Orange and Orange County fire departments doused the blaze, according to a news release. Firefighters arrived on scene at 12:50 a.m. and extinguished the fire in about 25 minutes, Huntington Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Lopez said.
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.
April 25, 2012
A 64-year-old man was pronounced dead late Sunday night after being hit by two vehicles, Huntington Beach police said in a release. Fred Gonzales, a Huntington resident, was crossing Beach Boulevard about 11 p.m. when he was apparently struck by a white 1988 Oldsmobile Tornado sedan, then a white 2008 Ford Ranger pickup truck. Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of both cars cooperated with police, and no arrests have been made or citations issued yet, according to the release.
August 22, 2012
Leading a large contingent of Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards, captains Ada Jasper and Matt Henry won their age divisions Aug. 11 at the fourth annual Chubascos Huntington Beach Bodysurfing Championships at 9th Street in Huntington Beach. The Juniors took home several medals and prizes in the 19-and-under age division. Henry also won the Grand Champion's heat that included male and female winners in all age divisions. Henry, who lives in Fountain Valley, advanced to the Grand Final by getting past Mustafa Hassan in the Men's 20-39 age division.
April 11, 2012
An 81-year-old man died in a one-car crash Saturday morning in Huntington Beach, police announced Tuesday. Huntington Beach police and Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley firefighters responded about 11:53 a.m. Saturday to the accident on Patterson Lane north of Ellis Avenue. A gray 2001 Suzuki Esteem had been traveling north on Patterson when it left the roadway and hit some bushes, according to a police department release. The driver apparently suffered a medical issue that may have caused the crash, police said.
July 17, 2012
Huntington Beach police said Tuesday they were questioning a "person of interest" in an overnight stabbing that left one man dead. Officers responded to a stabbing report at an apartment in the 7800 block of Newman Avenue about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Gary Faust of the Huntington Beach Police Department. The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Detectives identified another man as a person of interest and found him about 3:45 a.m. at another location in Huntington Beach, Faust said.