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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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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 9, 2014
Huntington Beach High ran its mark of consecutive boys' volleyball matches won to 42 Friday by sweeping visiting Marina in Sunset League action. The Oilers ran their league record to 3-0 by taking down the Vikings, 25-14, 25-14, 25-13. Connor Kotchnik and Alex Wolf had five kills each for the CIF Southern Section's No. 1-ranked team in Division 1, now 18-0 on the season. Huntington's 42-match win streaks dates to last season. "This was a good team effort," Huntington Coach Craig Pazanti said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 9, 2014
Through Round One of the Sunset League baseball season, the Huntington Beach Oilers sit atop the league standings. Not only that, but they entered the week atop the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings. Huntington completed the first round of league play with a 5-0 record, scoring wins last week against Los Alamitos (10-1), and Edison (3-2). The Oilers overpowered Los Alamitos Friday to earn their sixth-straight victory. Junior Tyler Murray delivered three doubles and drove in three runs, junior Daniel Amaral had a double, home run and three runs batted in, and junior Noah Davis took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 9, 2014
The Huntington Beach City Council signed off on AES' plans to give its power plant at Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street a beach motif and replace two tall steam stacks with shorter ones, but the energy provider must still receive a permit to begin construction. Council members unanimously voted to approve the redesign of the natural gas-powered electricity-generating facility and allow the company to construct steam stacks that exceed the 50-foot height limit in that area.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | April 8, 2014
W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those who sit at the oyster and cocktail bar will receive a complimentary cocktail and passed appetizers. Those who work in finance will be treated to the same offer from 4:30 to 8 p.m. April 17. Bring a business card to verify employment in the finance industry. Information: wmoysters.com . Eggcellent event: Westminster Mall will host its annual Kidgits Eggcellent Easter Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in its Target Court.
NEWS
April 8, 2014
Officials have identified the 34-year-old bicyclist killed Sunday after a hit-and-run collision in Huntington Beach as Genevieve Hall. The accident occurred about 8:25 p.m. near Beach Boulevard and Utica Avenue. Officers found Hall lying in the street, according to a statement from police. She was transported to UCI Medical Center, where she later died, the statement said. Based on evidence, authorities believe that a white sedan northbound on Beach hit Hall, who was traveling east on Utica, according to the statement.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 8, 2014
A wave of changes in the world of paintball forced organizers to put on a smaller tournament in Huntington Beach last weekend. About 200 players participated in the Surf City Paintball Open, which was reduced to one playing field and included a new format that involved fewer participants. Despite the changes, the warm weather, cool ocean breezes and scenic view of the Pacific remained a draw for players and guests. "It's exciting to see this because it's paintball on the beach.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 8, 2014
The executive producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach stuck to his word and presented to city officials last week a plan for a considerably smaller event this summer. The July surfing competition would do away with the live-music stage, significantly limit the number of vendors and disallow alcohol in the VIP areas, said James Leitz, IMG Action Sports vice president and executive producer. During a meeting April 3 of the city's Specific Events Committee, its members — from various departments including police, fire, business development, public works and community services — provided suggestions for how to make this summer's surfing competition tamer than last year's.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 7, 2014
Kat Monroe was on the verge of setting up an art gallery, but a catchy name eluded her. The Huntington Beach resident only knew that she wanted it to be unique and incorporate her lucky number, seven. Beyond that, she was at a loss. "I was speaking to my daughter, who was on her way to college, and she said, 'Well, Mom, why don't you add two v's and a space, and it'll be seven letters for seven?'" Monroe recalled. "And so I did it - I ordered all this stuff and got really excited.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | April 7, 2014
I recently went to the LeBard Park fields, where Seaview plays its Little League baseball games, and I had a chance to see the new marker that was placed this season for Greg Willard. He was the beloved Seaview Little League board member - and former NBA referee - who died last year. I wrote about Willard in this column last year, and the tribute to him at the fields was touching. While there, I also learned an interesting story about a food truck that was parked at the fields.
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