September 7, 2006
When Don Rand was 8, his parents sent him across the country to live with an aunt in Idaho. It was during the long bus ride from his home in Brooklyn that he noticed something strange about the state he would soon call home. Somewhere along the borders of Idaho, young Rand noticed a sign that read: "Don't be a Guberif." Guberif, or firebug spelled backward, was part of the anti-forest fire campaign in Idaho that still marks roadways and signs to this day, although they are harder to spot than in Rand's childhood.
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."
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. ?
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.
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.
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.