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March 11, 2010
The City Council’s decision to reduce the number of fire rings by half won’t take place until after Surf City’s busiest months. The fire pits are expected to be in place from Monday to Labor Day, and then some will be removed to help fill a $4-million revenue shortage. The city will reduce the number of rings by 50%, from 167 to 83, to reduce operating costs. The fire rings were part of a more-than-$250,000 cut the Community Services Department made. City staff cut about $3.4 million from their budget, and unions agreed to make contract changes resulting in $1.4 million in savings.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
American Legion Post 133 celebrated Labor Day with its annual picnic at Lake Park in Huntington Beach. Veterans manned the grill and played host to local representatives from Girls State, a Legion-sponsored summer program that teaches high school students about the workings of government. - Michael Miller
NEWS
By: Tom Harman | September 1, 2005
As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the smell of barbecue is in the air. Picnics and beach days are being planned. Families are packing up their tents, bikes and fishing gear and heading out of town. All over Orange County, events are being arranged for one last celebration before the kids go back to school, the weather cools down and the summer season officially ends. While the way in which the Labor Day holiday is observed has changed over the last 100 years, the reason for its existence has remained the same.
FEATURES
By Jerry Person | April 22, 2008
One of the most fondly remembered annual events that used to be in Huntington Beach was the annual twins convention. Residents would begin seeing double around Main Street a few days before the Labor Day weekend when sets of twins began arriving for the Southern California annual twins contest. Started in 1935, the popular Huntington Beach event would bring sets of twins from all over the southland to participate in our unique event that was put on well into the 1950s. This week we are going back to remember the fifth Annual Twins Convention on Labor Day in 1940 that saw more than 150 sets of twins participating for prizes.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
Fountain Valley will adjust its street-sweeping and trash-collection schedules by 24 hours to accommodate the three-day holiday weekend. To accommodate Labor Day, trash collection will be pushed to the day after it is normally collected. Trash cans still need to be on the curb by 6 a.m. and put away the following day. Street sweeping times are also being adjusted. Streets swept on Sept. 8 to 9 will be done the following day and areas done on Sept. 10 will be completed on Sept.
NEWS
September 12, 2002
SOUL FOOD Yesterday was the first anniversary of Sept. 11, the day of terror that ripped the heart and soul of this nation last year. But, as the deadlines of a weekly newspaper must have it, I am writing this a full week before. Sept. 11 is unavoidably and largely on my mind, yet so are several other days of commemoration: Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Grandparents Day and Yom Kippur. I wrote a column about Labor Day that I hoped you would read on Sept.
NEWS
August 7, 2003
I read Danette Goulet's column with pleasure. I was the city traffic engineer for the city of Huntington Beach from July 1990 to December 1997. I tried for years to get Main Street closed off as a pedestrian mall. I always thought that closing Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue would revitalize Main Street for the very reasons she gave: the sidewalks are way too congested to allow people to stroll downtown a la the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | September 10, 2005
Newport Beach lifeguards said Friday that surf conditions and crowd size did not warrant keeping a guard on duty past 6 p.m. Sunday at Tower 28, where an Anaheim man drowned in a rip current 10 minutes later. According to Capt. Eric Bauer, lifeguards had not made a single rescue all day on the beach between the guard towers at 28th Street and 36th Street. Surf was calm and crowds were unusually small for the Labor Day weekend, lifeguards said. "At some point in the day, the lifeguards have to go home," said Lt. Jim Turner.
NEWS
By: STEVE KAWARATANI | September 2, 2005
o7The summer night is like a perfection of thought. f7--Wallace Stevens o7September tries its best to have us forget summer. f7--Bern Williams We have caught a break in the weather again -- prior to the last holiday of summer. These past warm summer nights transport me from Laguna to Baja and Costa Rica by merely closing my eyes. With autumn only a few weeks away, I treasure the clear, sultry afternoons and evenings. September garden chores begin with shopping for spring-flowering bulbs and sowing sweet pea seeds for winter bloom.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | December 3, 2009
It is both a good and bad thing that Alice’s Breakfast in the Park got a stay of execution from the City Council last year. Good in the sense that we have now until Labor Day to enjoy this culinary treasure, and bad because the end will come sooner than we all realize. I have made that mistake in the past. I just assume an icon will be around forever and neglect to visit it, figuring that I will get around to it at some point. Brown Derby and the original Spago are two that immediately come to mind that I didn’t get into, and now they are gone.
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NEWS
By Candice Baker | August 28, 2013
Big buys: Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to shop for major purchases like home and patio furniture, appliances and new cars. For appliances, consider the Sears Outlet at 500 W. Warner Ave., Santa Ana, which features deep discounts on scratch-and-dent floor models. Evaluate options carefully before purchasing. For furniture, consider the sale starting this weekend at Urbanism, 660 W. 17th St., Costa Mesa, which includes discounts of 50% or more on brands like Stanley and Universal.
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NEWS
By Mona Shadia | September 5, 2012
Los Amigos High School's baseball team has received an outpouring of community support after all of the team's sports equipment was stolen from the school over the Labor Day weekend, school officials said. Someone entered the Fountain Valley campus sometime Sunday evening or early Monday morning from the back area, cut through a welded-shut gate and broke into the bin with the equipment, said Fountain Valley Police Department Sgt. Matt Sheppard. Bats, gloves and catchers equipment were among the stolen items, which are estimated to be worth between $3,500 and $4,000, said Los Amigos baseball coach Art Maltby.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
American Legion Post 133 celebrated Labor Day with its annual picnic at Lake Park in Huntington Beach. Veterans manned the grill and played host to local representatives from Girls State, a Legion-sponsored summer program that teaches high school students about the workings of government. - Michael Miller
NEWS
September 1, 2010
Fountain Valley will adjust its street-sweeping and trash-collection schedules by 24 hours to accommodate the three-day holiday weekend. To accommodate Labor Day, trash collection will be pushed to the day after it is normally collected. Trash cans still need to be on the curb by 6 a.m. and put away the following day. Street sweeping times are also being adjusted. Streets swept on Sept. 8 to 9 will be done the following day and areas done on Sept. 10 will be completed on Sept.
NEWS
March 11, 2010
The City Council’s decision to reduce the number of fire rings by half won’t take place until after Surf City’s busiest months. The fire pits are expected to be in place from Monday to Labor Day, and then some will be removed to help fill a $4-million revenue shortage. The city will reduce the number of rings by 50%, from 167 to 83, to reduce operating costs. The fire rings were part of a more-than-$250,000 cut the Community Services Department made. City staff cut about $3.4 million from their budget, and unions agreed to make contract changes resulting in $1.4 million in savings.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | December 3, 2009
It is both a good and bad thing that Alice’s Breakfast in the Park got a stay of execution from the City Council last year. Good in the sense that we have now until Labor Day to enjoy this culinary treasure, and bad because the end will come sooner than we all realize. I have made that mistake in the past. I just assume an icon will be around forever and neglect to visit it, figuring that I will get around to it at some point. Brown Derby and the original Spago are two that immediately come to mind that I didn’t get into, and now they are gone.
FEATURES
By Jerry Person | April 22, 2008
One of the most fondly remembered annual events that used to be in Huntington Beach was the annual twins convention. Residents would begin seeing double around Main Street a few days before the Labor Day weekend when sets of twins began arriving for the Southern California annual twins contest. Started in 1935, the popular Huntington Beach event would bring sets of twins from all over the southland to participate in our unique event that was put on well into the 1950s. This week we are going back to remember the fifth Annual Twins Convention on Labor Day in 1940 that saw more than 150 sets of twins participating for prizes.
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | September 6, 2007
The three-day Labor Day weekend went off at Surf City with scorching air temps that climbed into the 80s, with triple digits inland and a pumping south swell that drove a million people down to the beaches to cool off. Downtown was packed, traffic was thick on the sidewalks and in the streets, too. Part of the crowd came down to the beach to check out Boardfest, the women’s surfing event on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier....
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | September 7, 2006
  Well, the summer of 2006 has come and gone. One last big blast at the beaches was the three-day Labor Day weekend, which was pretty nice. Lots of folks took advantage of the classic beach weather as temps soared into the upper 70s with lots of sunshine and water temps warming up to the upper 60s. We did miss out on the big swell as Hurricane John slammed into the tip of Cabo and turned into a tropical storm instead of tracking out to sea west, northwest and going through our swell window.
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