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April 3, 2014
A Huntington Beach woman remains in critical condition after she was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday night, according to authorities. Police found the 50-year-old woman around 7:40 p.m. lying in the road near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ellis Avenue, according to a Huntington Beach police statement. A 70-year-old Huntington Beach man driving a black Toyota Tacoma pickup truck remained at the scene and was interviewed and released by police. No citations or arrests were made, the statement said.
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NEWS
By Chris Epting | April 3, 2014
We all know that Elvis has left the proverbial building. But as I learned several days ago, Elvis also left a footprint here in Huntington Beach. I've been doing research for a book on Orange County's rock 'n' roll history. As some of you might remember, Elvis Presley performed at the Anaheim Convention Center in 1973 and '76. But those are not the only times that Presley visited our area. The story begins in the late 1960s, when a Hawaiian-born martial arts instructor, Mike Stone, met Elvis and his wife, Priscilla, at a karate competition.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 2, 2014
Concerns about density, infrastructure for bicyclists and the planned desalination plant were among the topics posed by residents at the Community Vision meeting held March 27 at the Huntington Beach Central Library. About 30 residents participated in live polling regarding what they like about the city and what they would change over the next 15 to 20 years. Another group was polled March 22. "This forms the basis of the vision, which is the real foundation of the general plan," said Jeff Henderson, managing director of the planning consultant firm PMC. Henderson said that the ideas brought up at both meetings will be compiled into one document and posted online, where the public can comment further.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
FUNDRAISERS Fine wine and animal care Taste some wine, save a pet, go home with an auction item. The Seal Beach Animal Care Center is hosting its eighth annual wine tasting fundraiser April 12 and has coordinated with the San Clemente Wine Co. to provide an array of fine wines. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive in Seal Beach. The $35 cost includes the tasting and a wine glass to take home. For more information or to register, visit http://www.sbacc.org , call (562)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 2, 2014
It's still in the early stages of the Sunset League baseball season, but setting the early pace, are co-league leaders Huntington Beach High and Edison. Huntington Beach , the fourth-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1, went on the road March 26 to face Fountain Valley, and won a well-played nail-biter, 2-1. The Oilers on Friday took a 9-3 home win from Marina. Senior Jarrett Anton hit a two-run triple in the top of the seventh inning to break open a scoreless tie at Fountain Valley, then held off the Barons in the bottom-half of the seventh to get the key win. Senior Sean O'Toole (2-0)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 2, 2014
Huntington Beach High and Edison both won their first two matches in Sunset League boys' volleyball competition, each winning on Tuesday. Huntington , which continues at No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings, defeated host Fountain Valley , 25-12, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17. Outside hitters TJ DeFalco (nine digs) and Sean Morrissey had 19 and 14 kills, respectively, for the Oilers (17-0), who ran their league match win streak to 22. Will Thibodeau had eight kills and Brian Martinez 13 digs for the Barons (9-4)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 1, 2014
Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized by an ambitious high school student. Hundreds of people gathered at the park Saturday were greeted by the sound of resonant taiko drums, the sight of traditional Japanese dances and the smell of various Japanese foods. Attendees had the option of buying a super-sized sushi roll or a heaping plate of nachos topped with spicy tuna from Samurai Burrito of Fountain Valley or a plate of steaming pork okonomiyaki - a Japanese pancake - from Gaja Moc in Lomita.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 31, 2014
Huntington Beach safety officials demonstrated to residents Thursday morning that getting out of a tsunami hazard zone can be as easy as heading to a local park. In conjunction with National Tsunami Preparedness week, the city organized its first tsunami walk and fair to educate the public about being prepared. About 50 residents met at Harbour View Park, which is in a tsunami inundation zone, and took a 1-mile stroll to the safe area at Wieder Park. Brevyn Mettler, Huntington Beach's emergency services coordinator, told attendees that just as Californians prepare for earthquakes, they must also be ready for tsunamis.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 26, 2014
First, they won the Best of the West Tournament boys' volleyball championship in Poway. On Monday, the Huntington Beach High Oilers added another tournament title to their 2014 resumé. Top-ranked Huntington laid claim to the Orange County Championships tournament title by sweeping Corona del Mar, 25-23, 25-17, 26-24, in the Division 1 final at Edison High. The title match pitted the top two-ranked teams in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Junior outside hitter TJ DeFalco and senior outside hitter Brenden Sander had 13 kills each, senior middle blocker Ryan Morrissey had seven kills, and junior setter Davis Gillett had 36 assists in the title-clinching victory.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 26, 2014
Opening day of the Sunset League baseball race Friday figured to be full of high quality matchups, and Day 1 did not disappoint. Defending league champion Fountain Valley and Edison went on the road for their openers, and both picked up impressive victories, the Chargers, at the expense of Marina. Huntington Beach, meanwhile, was home for its opener, and also impressed. - • Huntington scored an 8-4 victory over visiting Newport Harbor. Senior Dillon Millar went three for three and gave the Oilers the lead for good when he scored on senior Clint Jack's single in the bottom of the second inning.
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