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By Mike Sciacca | May 30, 2013
When the field was set for the 2013 CIF Southern California Regional Division 1 boys' volleyball playoffs early last week, Huntington Beach High Coach Craig Pazanti said he asked his team to "finish things the right way. " The Oilers had just come off a title-clinching performance two days earlier, but their season, which potentially still had three matches left, was not complete. Pazanti got his wish Saturday. One week after capturing its first CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship in 19 years, Huntington returned to Santiago Canyon College in Orange and won its first CIF regional title by beating the same opponent, Los Angeles Loyola, it had defeated May 18. As was the case in that first meeting, the Oilers squeezed past the Cubs in five sets, winning by scores of 25-22, 20-25, 29-27, 20-25, 15-12.
July 13, 2000
The Huntington Beach girls 14-and-under All-Star softball team tuned up for this weekend's American Softball Association Softball Championships by winning the Torrance Summer Classic. Team work paved the way to a title run for Huntington Beach, which defeated five opponents en route to the crown. In the semifinal round, Huntington Beach defeated North Torrance, 5-1. That win put the team into the tournament final, where they routed La Habra, 10-0.
July 2, 2009
A Sunset Beach man was killed Friday in Huntington Beach after a vehicle collided with his motorcycle on Edwards Street. Mark Hampton Montgomery, 59, was riding his motorcycle westbound on Edwards at 5:20 p.m. when a gold four-door vehicle, traveling east on Garfield Avenue, made a northbound turn in front of Montgomery, police said in a release. Montgomery collided with the vehicle and was seriously injured. He died after being transported to a local hospital. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Huntington Beach Police Department Investigator Bob Barr at (714)
October 22, 2009
Artist Randy Cooper will be creating one of his shadow sculptures live at Absolutely Fabulous in Huntington Beach tonight. Cooper has exhibited around the world from Paris and New York to Jerusalem and Geneva. He is currently being commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Shadow sculptures are created by twisting wire mesh into figures and using a light to create a shadow onto a canvas. The event is free, and there will be food and refreshments. Absolutely Fabulous will donate 20% of the proceeds of the night to Breast Cancer Angels.
September 10, 2009
The fifth annual SoCal Film Festival in Huntington Beach will take place Monday to Sept. 23, and will feature more than 200 official selections, including 134 movie screenings and screenplay selections. All movie screenings will be at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave. This year, the 10-day event will feature about 20 international movies from Germany, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Peru and Poland. Event highlights include a Wednesday red carpet ribbon cutting with special guests celebrating the premiere of the feature film ?
November 4, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda ISSUE: WATERFRONT PROTEST Vote: 7-0 Summary: The council unanimously agreed to extend the deadline for the Mayer Corp. to file a lawsuit protesting the cost of inspection fees for its development of the Waterfront Hilton expansion. The statute of limitations would have required the suit be filed by Wednesday. The developer is challenging about $100,000 of the $137,000 fee the city charged for inspections. Both sides want to avoid litigation, a memo dated Monday states.
By Michael Alexander | October 22, 2007
Huntington Beach lacks the dry brush that has caught fire in at least a dozen places throughout the Southland this week, but that doesn’t mean the city isn’t feeling some effects of the flames. Huntington Beach firefighters are in the thick of the action trying to get neighboring areas’ blazes under control. And the effect of the widespread burning is felt here, as Santa Ana winds blow unhealthy smoke and ash through the air. The city has been sending firefighters out to help since Sunday morning, Battalion Chief Bob Brown said.
October 4, 2001
A strike by sanitation workers this week means garbage collection has shut down in Huntington Beach and 16 other Orange County cities with trash left to pile up in homes and city streets. There has been no residential and limited commercial and industrial garbage collection since Monday, and negotiators do not know when collection will resume. Workers, who are holding out for a 75% increase over five years, rejected a deal agreed to by their labor union, for a 33.5% pay and benefit increase over five years.
August 31, 2000
Kenneth Ma HUNTINGTON BEACH -- What Melanie Petersen thought was a minor inconvenience while she was cooking dinner Sunday afternoon turned out to be a deadly nest of 15,000 adult paper wasps and their eggs hovering above her home. Petersen, her husband, Mark, four of their children and two guests were preparing for dinner in the Jardines Drive home when up to 30 wasps appeared out of a small hole in the living room ceiling. "It was just kind of creepy that they could be in the roof so long," Petersen said.
By Matt Szabo | April 14, 2010
Clark Pitti and Brandon Loschiavo haven’t been competitive divers for all that long. But they showed they could handle it at a big-time meet over the weekend, as the pair of Surf City residents competed at the USA Diving Western Junior National Championships. Pitti, 14, is am eighth grader at Stacey Middle School. He placed 17th of 26 divers in the 14-15 year-old boys’ one-meter competition, scoring 254.30. Pitti was 16th in the three-meter competition, with a total score of 264.95.
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