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From the Los Angeles Times | September 24, 2012
Orange County health officials closed 1,000 feet of coastline in Huntington State Beach on Sunday due to possible contamination. On its website, the Orange County Health Care Agency said the beach was closed near Magnolia Street in Huntington Beach because of the possible presence of “disinfected treated wastewater.” The closure prohibited swimming, surfing and diving. Scott Styles, a supervisor at the park, said health officials were planning to test the water again Sunday evening.
NEWS
September 28, 2011
Police on Tuesday released the identity of a 30-year-old La Habra woman found dead this week at Huntington State Beach. Myphoung Tran's body was discovered early Monday morning. Her identity was initially withheld, pending family notification. The coroner determined that Tran had drowned, said Huntington Beach police Lt. Russell Reinhart. "There's no indication of anything criminal," Reinhart said. "It could possibly be self-inflicted, but we haven't determined that yet. " Huntington Beach police and the county coroner are working together to determine whether Tran committed suicide, Reinhart said.
NEWS
May 23, 2002
Paul Clinton The Orange County Health Care Agency has posted health warnings on an often troubled stretch of Huntington State Beach. The agency planted warnings signs in the sand 500 feet in either direction of Brookhurst Street. The area, which is near the Santa Ana River mouth, is a hot spot for beach postings. Ocean water lapping onto the beach also flows above the Orange County Sanitation District's sewage outfall pipe. The beach also lies near several channels that have been known to carry polluted urban runoff into the ocean.
LOCAL
December 10, 2007
Environmental health officials have closed a number of areas along Orange County’s coastline, including a portion of Huntington State Beach, due to a sewage spill. The closure includes 500 feet north and south of Magnolia Street. The spill was caused by a line break at a private vessel pump-out station, according to a news release from the Orange County Health Care Agency. The size of the spill has not yet been determined, officials said. Other beach closures include areas of Newport Harbor, all of Dana Point Harbor, Capistrano Beach, Capistrano Bay District and parts of San Clemente to the south.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
A helicopter made an emergency landing in the parking lot of Huntington State Beach on Monday morning after the pilot noticed smoke coming out of its electrical equipment. No one was hurt in the landing, authorities said. The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to the emergency landing at Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia Street after receiving a call from John Wayne Airport about it, said Deputy Fire Marshal Bob Culhane. Culhane originally said there was only the pilot in the helicopter but later said there were two people on board.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 21, 2014
California State Parks has added a portion of Huntington State Beach to its short list of beaches charging visitors for parking by the hour as opposed to a flat, $15 day rate. The pilot program, already in place in Crystal Cove, could one day be extended to Corona del Mar and other state beaches in Orange County. "We've done it at a couple of other locations in our districts, but we haven't done it in our North County area," said Brian Ketterer, Orange Coast District superintendent for California State Parks.
NEWS
September 6, 2001
Bryce Alderton The combination of less parking spaces at other area beaches along with a lower fee at Huntington State Beach made the summer of 2001 more crowded at Huntington State Beach than last year. Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Supervisor Joe Milligan attributed the increased attendance to the decreased parking fee, which dropped from $6 to $3 a day and the loss of about half the parking spaces at Bolsa Chica State Beach and the closure of Huntington Beach City Beach lots.
NEWS
June 7, 2007
The Heal the Bay conservation group had some good news for us in its annual Beach Report Card on coastal water quality. Huntington Beach, like its counterparts elsewhere in Orange County, racked up good grades in the report and avoided the dreaded "Beach Bummers" list of the 10 worst beaches in California. Seven of those were in Los Angeles County. Most of the city's beaches nearly scored straight A's. This is great news, because it means when you swim in the ocean or hit the surf, you can do so with a great deal more confidence.
NEWS
By By Dave Brooks | October 27, 2005
The former Edison High football star and state beach lifeguard is killed in forklift accident.The south side had lost one of its guardians. Former state lifeguard Ronald Allen Tassin died last week in a forklift accident at his Stonecenter business in Santa Ana. He was 43 years old. Born in Inglewood, Tassin grew up in Huntington Beach and was a well-known high school athlete. He was a starting wide receiver for the 1979 CIF Champion Edison Chargers and a member of the USA Lifeguard National Team.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 21, 2014
California State Parks has added a portion of Huntington State Beach to its short list of beaches charging visitors for parking by the hour as opposed to a flat, $15 day rate. The pilot program, already in place in Crystal Cove, could one day be extended to Corona del Mar and other state beaches in Orange County. "We've done it at a couple of other locations in our districts, but we haven't done it in our North County area," said Brian Ketterer, Orange Coast District superintendent for California State Parks.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | September 16, 2013
Revelers hollered, jumped and pumped their fists as a disc jockey bumped remixes of Nirvana, Macklemore and M.I.A. at one of the three stages at the Wet Electric dance party Saturday at Huntington State Beach. Contrary to the fears of many Huntington Beach residents and city officials, the electronic music festival went on without any major incidents. About 6,000 people attended the event, at Brookhurst Street and Pacific Coast Highway, according to Steve Thacher, president of event organizer Premiere Media Group.
NEWS
September 13, 2013
Alcohol will not be served at Saturday's Wet Electric event at Huntington State Beach, according to a state official. California Alcoholic Beverage Control spokesman John Carr said the music festival was denied a permit to sell alcohol because it posed a safety threat to the public. "The alcohol service plan that was submitted, along with not enough time to coordinate all effective allied law enforcement in the area created public safety concerns," he said. "We determined that we would deny the application for sales of alcohol.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 14, 2013
Last month's riot following the U.S. Open of Surfing still lingers in the minds of residents and city officials, but an upcoming event expected to draw scores of electronic dance music fans has some just as concerned. Wet Electric is set to take place from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 14, with some 10,000 revelers over the age of 21 expected to occupy Huntington State Beach at Brookhurst Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The one-day event, the first of its kind in Huntington Beach, is set to have giant inflatable water slides, a zip line, sand sculptures, a music stage with disc jockeys and a fully stocked bar, said Steve Thacher, president of Premiere Media Group, the parent company of the promotion group staging the event, Activated Events.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 9, 2013
On a breezy Saturday morning in the parking lot of Huntington State Beach, Jesus Trujillo was involved in some last-minute preparations before participating in the Huntington Beach triathlon and 5K. The 23-year-old from Rowland Heights had half of his wetsuit on as he used a pump to inflate his bicycle tires before the "Surf City Sprint" started. "I've always wanted to do a triathlon. I've been wanting to do it for years," Trujillo said. "Then one day I was in a bike ride down in Long Beach and saw their poster.
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | September 24, 2012
Orange County health officials closed 1,000 feet of coastline in Huntington State Beach on Sunday due to possible contamination. On its website, the Orange County Health Care Agency said the beach was closed near Magnolia Street in Huntington Beach because of the possible presence of “disinfected treated wastewater.” The closure prohibited swimming, surfing and diving. Scott Styles, a supervisor at the park, said health officials were planning to test the water again Sunday evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012
THURSDAY Multi-Chamber Mixer Old World Village hosts its fourth annual Multi Chamber Business Mixer at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Representatives from local businesses and chambers of commerce will be in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free; $50 to reserve a table. For more information, call (714) 895-8020. TILL AUG. 4 Bulgarian Artist "Tomorrow Belongs to Me," an exhibit by Bulgarian artist Milko Pavlov, runs at OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Unit 32, Huntington Beach.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 25, 2012
For some, living near the beach in Orange County is a priceless luxury. But actually going to the beach — by car, anyway — is about to get a little pricier. The California Dept. of Parks and Recreation announced this month that annual vehicle passes at state parks will increase from $125 to $195. Among the locations affected are six in Orange County: Crystal Cove State Park and Bolsa Chica, Huntington, Corona del Mar, San Clemente and Doheny state beaches. The department announced April 12 that it would raise the price of several annual passes, including those for vehicle use, on May 1. The cost for single-day use and camping fees will remain the same in most areas, although some regional superintendents may adjust fees for specific parks, spokesman Roy Stearns said.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
A helicopter made an emergency landing in the parking lot of Huntington State Beach on Monday morning after the pilot noticed smoke coming out of its electrical equipment. No one was hurt in the landing, authorities said. The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to the emergency landing at Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia Street after receiving a call from John Wayne Airport about it, said Deputy Fire Marshal Bob Culhane. Culhane originally said there was only the pilot in the helicopter but later said there were two people on board.
NEWS
September 28, 2011
Police on Tuesday released the identity of a 30-year-old La Habra woman found dead this week at Huntington State Beach. Myphoung Tran's body was discovered early Monday morning. Her identity was initially withheld, pending family notification. The coroner determined that Tran had drowned, said Huntington Beach police Lt. Russell Reinhart. "There's no indication of anything criminal," Reinhart said. "It could possibly be self-inflicted, but we haven't determined that yet. " Huntington Beach police and the county coroner are working together to determine whether Tran committed suicide, Reinhart said.
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