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January 18, 2012
Authorities identified 40-year-old Sunset Beach resident Jennifer Heather as the woman who drowned after she apparently slipped off a dock and fell into Huntington Harbour. Huntington Beach police responded to a call at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday about the drowning near the 16700 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said Capt. Russell Reinhart. She was taken to Huntington Beach Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m., Reinhart said. —Mona Shadia Twitter: @MonaShadia
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From the Los Angeles Times | August 13, 2012
A sewage spill has prompted authorities to close a portion of Huntington Harbour in Orange County to swimming and diving until further notice. The restrictions, announced Saturday, apply to the area from the boat launch at Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway to the boat docks at Blue Water Lane. Orange County also posted a couple of warnings about high bacteria levels. One affected area was the east end of Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor. The other was in San Clemente, where Poche Creek discharges at Poche Beach.
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By Don Jergler | August 1, 2011
A bill to impose fees on the water beneath certain docks in Huntington Harbour is making its way through the Legislature. The bill is an unnecessary tax that could negatively affect property values in the exclusive neighborhood and cause safety issues, opponents say. But those pushing the bill say it's about fairness, bringing in line those who don't have to pay rent on the water with their neighbors who do Senate Bill 152, authored by...
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By Mona Shadia | September 28, 2011
A Hoag Hospital urgent care provider has expanded the hospital's reach to Huntington Harbour. Your Neighborhood Urgent Care opened Hoag Urgent Care, 5355 Warner Ave., Suite 102 on Monday. Dr. Robert Amster, who is board-certified in emergency and occupational medicine, has an agreement that allows him to open the urgent-care centers using the Newport Beach-based hospital's name. The new center offers a variety of services, including physical checkups for athletes, flu shots, treatment for sprains, strains and broken bones, and immunizations, said Amster, Your Neighborhood's chief medical officer.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 9, 2013
He labels himself as "Venetophile," or someone obsessed with everything dealing with Venice. No, not the city in California, but the water-locked city in Italy. When Tim Reinard, owner of Sunset Gondola in Huntington Beach, was 11 years old, he stumbled upon a book his family owned with the picture of the Piazza San Marco on it. The Long Beach native was immediately hooked and when he turned 19, he had the opportunity of visiting the city he had read about as a little boy. "I enjoyed reading about the place and its history," Reinard said.
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November 15, 2013
Anaheim Bay faces temporary closures to allow for operations by the nearby naval base. According to a statement from the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, the base was to start Monday moving barges in and around the bay, which serves as a gateway for boats and other sea vessels coming from Huntington Harbour into the Pacific Ocean. Authorities say access to Anaheim Bay may be restricted for up to 30 minutes at a time. The operation is expected to be completed by Nov. 22. Residents can contact the naval base for more information at (562)
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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.
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By Mona Shadia | January 11, 2012
State and local officials allowed nature to take its course and let the sun evaporate the estimated five gallons of diesel fuel that spilled Jan. 4 in Huntington Harbour. The Huntington Beach Fire Department, along with the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol, responded to a report of the spill around 11 p.m. at the harbor behind Peter's Landing at 16400 Pacific Coast Highway. The spill spanned an area about a quarter the size of a football field, said Huntington Beach Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Lopez.
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December 21, 2011
A snapshot of Huntington Beach 50 years ago today, Dec. 22, 1961, courtesy of the Huntington Beach News: There was a groundbreaking for the Nordlund Village Center on Beach Boulevard between Heil Avenue and Terry Drive. It was announced that soon there would be another big groundbreaking, for the Driftwood Inn on Pacific Coast Highway near Beach. At the M&M Market at 218 Main St., ground chuck was 39 cents a pound. Over at the Standard Market, at the corner of Main and Walnut Avenue, ground chuck was 38 cents a pound, yams were 10 cents a pound and "pork chops for the holidays" were 49 cents a pound.
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By Chris Epting | December 23, 2013
Norma Gibbs' soft laughter blends peacefully with the wind chimes outside her airy and cozy Huntington Harbour home, which is all decorated for Christmas, complete with fresh-baked cookies and tea on the table. She is recounting a moment from 1970, just before she became the first city councilwoman in Huntington Beach history. She and then-Mayor Don Shipley were in the process of battling developers that wanted to build high-rise buildings stretching for miles along our beachfront.
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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.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 10, 2014
Huntington Beach council members have gotten a glimpse of what it would take to dredge a portion of the channels in Huntington Harbour and whether the city could partner with the county to reduce costs. During a study session March 3, city engineer Tom Herbel put the cost of the project - aimed at ensuring that vessels do not run aground while navigating the man-made harbor - at about $2 million. However, he added that city staff has yet to identify whether the work even needs to be done.
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By Ruben Vives | January 1, 2014
Orange County health officials Wednesday closed portions of Huntington Harbour to swimmers and divers because of a sewage spill. The closures were issued for the south and west portions of the Huntington Beach community from Wayfare Lane to Warner Avenue, which includes the Humboldt and Davenport beaches. Officials said about 800 gallons of sewage spilled into the channel on  New Year's Day  from a storm drain on Heil Avenue and Algonquin Street.  Twitter:  @latvives ruben.vives@latimes.com Vives writes for the Los Angeles Times.
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By Chris Epting | December 23, 2013
Norma Gibbs' soft laughter blends peacefully with the wind chimes outside her airy and cozy Huntington Harbour home, which is all decorated for Christmas, complete with fresh-baked cookies and tea on the table. She is recounting a moment from 1970, just before she became the first city councilwoman in Huntington Beach history. She and then-Mayor Don Shipley were in the process of battling developers that wanted to build high-rise buildings stretching for miles along our beachfront.
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November 15, 2013
Anaheim Bay faces temporary closures to allow for operations by the nearby naval base. According to a statement from the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, the base was to start Monday moving barges in and around the bay, which serves as a gateway for boats and other sea vessels coming from Huntington Harbour into the Pacific Ocean. Authorities say access to Anaheim Bay may be restricted for up to 30 minutes at a time. The operation is expected to be completed by Nov. 22. Residents can contact the naval base for more information at (562)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 1, 2013
The Orange County coroner's office Tuesday identified the electrical worker killed in an underground vault in Huntington Harbour. Brandon Orozco, 28, of Whittier, died Monday when electricity suddenly began flowing through the vault he was working on as part of a five-person crew and it caught on fire, according to authorities. No other injuries were reported, Huntington Beach Fire Department Capt. Bob Culhane said Tuesday. He said Orozco's body was removed from the area about 5:15 p.m. Monday and transported to the Orange County coroner's office.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 9, 2013
He labels himself as "Venetophile," or someone obsessed with everything dealing with Venice. No, not the city in California, but the water-locked city in Italy. When Tim Reinard, owner of Sunset Gondola in Huntington Beach, was 11 years old, he stumbled upon a book his family owned with the picture of the Piazza San Marco on it. The Long Beach native was immediately hooked and when he turned 19, he had the opportunity of visiting the city he had read about as a little boy. "I enjoyed reading about the place and its history," Reinard said.
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By Michael Miller | June 20, 2012
On Saturday morning, Surf City will add a few more yards to its array of world-famous beaches. However, they won't much resemble the sandy paradise that Jan and Dean immortalized in song - not yet, anyway. The strip of shore, which runs alongside the Huntington Harbour Bay Club and faces a marina in the harbor, looks more suited for rugged camping than catching a wave. The hard ground is pocked with rodent holes and gravel, and an expanse of dried vegetation stretches out behind green pickleweed that has sprouted up alongside the water.
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January 18, 2012
Authorities identified 40-year-old Sunset Beach resident Jennifer Heather as the woman who drowned after she apparently slipped off a dock and fell into Huntington Harbour. Huntington Beach police responded to a call at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday about the drowning near the 16700 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said Capt. Russell Reinhart. She was taken to Huntington Beach Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m., Reinhart said. —Mona Shadia Twitter: @MonaShadia
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