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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 23, 2014
When Benji Medure first took over as head baseball coach at Huntington Beach High, he had hopes that, one day, his team would land a spot in a future Hard 9 National Classic. He has realized that invite to the annual spring break event. Not only that, the Oilers have become champions of the tournament. Huntington captured the National Classic title April 17 by defeating San Jose Valley Christian, 3-2, in the tournament final at Cal State Fullerton. The victory completed a 4-0 tourney run that started April 14 and included wins against Elsinore (6-1)
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 22, 2014
An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum. A petition drive has so far fallen short, and Councilman Dave Sullivan's attempt to place the issue on the November ballot failed Monday to garner enough votes from the City Council. Sullivan, Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio supported the measure, but it lost on a 4-3 vote after three hours of testimony from about 50 speakers. "The City Council majority took it upon themselves to mandate changes that fundamentally affect every person that lives and shops in this city," resident Frank LoGrasso said.
NEWS
April 21, 2014
A 21-year-old man was critically injured Sunday after being shot multiple times in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach, authorities said. Police received a call at about 4:33 a.m. of shots being fired near Jacquelyn Lane just north of Slater Avenue, Lt. Gary Faust said. When officers arrived, they found the victim lying the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition, Faust said.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
A bicyclist from Costa Mesa died after she was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach, authorities said. Kathy Sieberhein, 44, succumbed to her injuries at 12:47 a.m. Thursday at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, according to the Orange County coroner's office. Huntington Beach police responded to a report of an accident on Adams Avenue near Ranger Lane at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and found Sieberhein lying in the street and a red 2001 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck nearby, according to a statement from police.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014
Junior Troop 535 from Huntington Beach ran a Women in Leadership panel at Hope View School in Huntington Beach as part of aMUSE, a Girl Scout program. The Scouts wanted to understand the many roles women and girls play in the world and what leadership skills are needed for each. The troop decided to host a panel discussion featuring women in a variety of roles about what it takes to be successful. The girls came up with questions, made decorations and led the panel, which comprised a Los Angeles County firefighter, former Army officer, lawyer, ballet teacher, pharmacist, professional softball player and an executive chef for Angel Stadium.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 16, 2014
As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns. A few feet away, Carole Davis had a large grin on her face as she watched the 11-year-old girl perfecting her art at the Rodgers Seniors' Center in Huntington Beach. "Oh, look at that! That's fantastic," said Davis, who works at the senior center, as she waited for the paint on her own egg to dry. "I have to go copy some ideas from the kids. " Dozens of older adults and about 30 students from Oak View Elementary School gathered Monday for the second annual Egg Paint organized by Lake Forest resident Jack Knight.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 16, 2014
Two thorough victories to end the previous week, has left two teams tied for the top spot in the Sunset League softball race. Huntington Beach went into spring break tied with Edison for the Sunset lead, as both the Oilers and Chargers picked up double-digit wins April 10. Huntington, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, took a 12-2 win from Fountain Valley in a game that went five innings. Alyssa Horeczko had four hits and scored three runs, and Ivy Davis had three hits and three RBIs for the Oilers who racked up 16 hits.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 16, 2014
Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven years. They bit the bullet again at an April 7 study session, where they learned how much the city's contributions to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) will increase over three decades. Actuary John Bartel of Bartel Associates explained what it would take the city to pay off its unfunded liabilities - money not currently budgeted to pay toward pensions - by the 2044-45 fiscal year.
NEWS
April 16, 2014
Notables High achievement Edison High School alumnus Nic Monaco will graduate magna cum laude, with an overall grade point average of 3.7 or higher, from the USC Thornton School of Music on May 16. The 2010 Edison graduate earned a bachelor of science degree in music industry while making the dean's list each semester. Chase M. Houser recently graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a bachelor of science management degree with a minor in Chinese.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 16, 2014
Top-ranked Huntington Beach ran its Sunset League win streak to 25 straight Friday by disposing of host Los Alamitos. The Oilers, minus starter TJ DeFalco, dropped the first set, 24-26, but rose to the challenge to win the next three sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-20, to cap the first-round of league play at 5-0. Brenden Sander had 22 kills for the Oilers, ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Huntington has won 44-consecutive matches, and...
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