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By Samantha Schaefer and By Samantha Schaefer | November 19, 2013
Bear sightings have become a common occurrence in the Los Angeles foothills, but in Huntington Beach? Passersby were stopped in their tracks this week at the sight of a bear peering out the window of a yellow Lamborghini near the beach city's Main Street. Video footage shows a crowd form around the car, with spectators hesitantly running up to the window to snap a photo with the mellow ursine and give it a pat on the head. Some believed people were simply ogling the flashy sports car before noticing a furry head poking out the window.
By Chris Epting | April 9, 2013
Right after I spoke at the Air Quality Management District board meeting Friday, several people asked me if I'd noticed what happened during my discussion with Chairman William Burke. I had not. Evidently, the sergeant at arms at the meeting had appeared just behind me. A gentleman in the crowd, Randy Brown (who also spoke against the proposed beach bonfire ban) explained to me that the "enforcer" was there to potentially deal with me, I suppose, because I was speaking somewhat forcefully to the chairman, and they were nervous about that.
By Kate Mather | July 30, 2013
Consider it a case of mis-tweeted identity. After photos of a suspect in Sunday's U.S. Open of Surfing unrestĀ  went viral , many people on social media identified the man they believed was depicted smashing a store window and cheering. But on Tuesday, Huntington Beach police said the name circulating the Internet was incorrect. Officials said detectives had spoken to Illario Niko Johnson, and although charges "are expected" against the 18-year-old West Covina resident for his involvement in the disturbance, his alleged actions were "not related to the window smash.
October 16, 2003
JERRY PERSON When we picture gangsters and racketeers of the late 1920s and early 1930s, we have this image of cutthroats killing each other with machine guns in cities like Chicago or Kansas City. There may have been gangsters in Los Angeles at that time, but we never heard very much about them in the newspapers. I'm certain their ilk never thought they'd be caught in Huntington Beach, but that is just what happened to three villainous big city gangsters.
April 26, 2001
Tariq Malik While energy may be in short supply across the state, volunteers certainly aren't. In the midst of National Volunteer Week, which runs from Sunday through this weekend, officials lauded the hundreds of citizens who dedicated their time to make Huntington Beach tick smoothly. "I really cannot say enough for the people who work so hard to make this city run," Councilwoman Shirley Dettloff said. "These are people who almost fall in love with an idea and with their city."
By Mike Sciacca | December 18, 2008
In a battle Tuesday between former Sunset League rivals, Huntington Beach got the best of Fountain Valley, winning 60-49 in nonleague play. Nick Nesser scored 18 points, Zach Kimber had 16 points and Neil Negrete added 10 points for the Oilers. The victory put Huntington at 9-0 on the season as they prepare to take on Canyon of Anaheim at 7 p.m. Monday in the Orange County North-South Challenge at El Toro High. Niles Marquez topped Fountain Valley with 17 points and Nam Pham scored 10. ?
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