June 2, 2010
If you’re in Laguna Beach on Saturday, stop by Thalia Street beach between 2 and 4:30 p.m., when I will be hosting a surf-a-thon along with pro surfer Jon Rose and other celebrity guests. While the general public is encouraged to join us in the water or just hang out on the beach and enjoy the action, this annual event will be raising money for Costa Verde International School, located in Sayulita, Mexico, and revered as Mexico’s first green and sustainable school. After the surfing event, there will be a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mozambique in Laguna Beach.
March 18, 2010
Those of you who follow us on Facebook may have noticed some inconsistencies in how frequently we update our pages. Some days we update them, some days we don’t. That changes now. We are making social media a priority for the Huntington Beach Independent, the Daily Pilot, the Coastline Pilot and O.C. Now — a site that aggregates news and sports from those three newspapers, as well as from the Los Angeles Times and our media partner, OCLNN.Com . Thanks to our talented Web editor, Jamie Wetherbe, each of the Times Community Newspapers in Orange County has a new Facebook page.
March 4, 2010
The Junior Pee Wee Green Charger cheer squad of the Huntington Beach Pop Warner Football League traveled to Las Vegas the first weekend of February to compete in the Jamz Nationals Cheer competition. The girls competed in two categories, Performance and Show. The team placed first in the Performance category to become Jamz National Champions. They also placed second in the Show category. The girls cheered from August to January and worked hard for the competition in Las Vegas. The team members are Jessalyn Alvarado, Kaylie Flowers, Charissa Martinez, Madison Moses, Alyssa Sandford, Briana Spainhour, Amanda Sprowls and Alison Steinmetz.
February 10, 2010
Genny Davis will be giddy with excitement when she hits the rink for the first time Saturday. With any luck, she’ll be conscious when she leaves. The Orange Coast College student and professional dog walker recently joined the OC Roller Girls, a roller-derby league that competes twice a month, and the danger signals were there from the start. In one of the first games she attended, one player shattered her ankle and another injured her back. Her most recent practice scrimmage sent contestants home with an injured knee, a bruised tailbone and a split lip, at least.
December 17, 2009
LAGUNA BEACH — The problem wasn’t getting the shots Tuesday afternoon for the Edison High girls’ water polo team. The problem was converting them, and against a solid opponent like Laguna Beach, that made the difference as the host Breakers captured a 6-4 nonleague win. Edison, which has been enjoying a very solid early-season run, has already beaten Long Beach Wilson and Rosary to open the season and finished third in...
September 24, 2009
Exploring the nature of memory, examining how and what a person remembers, might sound daunting for some, but Kate Buckley chose it as the theme for her second book of poems. The collection looks at how memory can heal and “lead us through the dark valley of loss to love.” “I envisioned the book as a journey for readers to examine their own humanity,” Buckley said. The Laguna Beach resident will debut her second collection of poems, “Follow Me Down,” at 8 p.m. Friday at Golden West College.
August 13, 2009
EDITOR?S NOTE: These people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They are considered innocent until proved guilty. Gustavo A. Odaz, 22, Anaheim Michael L. Foster, 32, Huntington Beach Maureen K. Hall, 63, Huntington Beach Elaine K. Hill, 46, Fountain Valley Matthew M. Bowhay, 46, Huntington Beach Lucy M. Vasquez, 59, Huntington Beach Alyssa M. Mountz, 19, Irvine John T. Batsakis, 19, Los Alamitos Darin M. Senn, 43, Fountain Valley Ruben A. Gomez, 36, Mexico Camaron S. Davis, 20, Santa Ana Matthew S. Robinson, 25, Saugus Kristopher Hendrickson, 34, Huntington Beach Tanner C. Stevens, 24, Laguna Beach Charles N. Schrieber, 37, Huntington Beach Terry G. Salahi, 46, Santa Ana Christina L. Penner, 38, Tustin Basil M. Yousef, 18, La Mirada Kyle G. Barton, 19, Huntington Beach Jason Madrid, 26, Redlands Antonio A. Penaloda, 22, Anaheim Luis Quintero, 22, Hesperia Hesham S. Al Mugbel, 41, Utah Jason R. Ball, 33, Huntington Beach Jose M. Diaz, 38, Santa Ana Paul A. Barbosa, 47, Huntington Beach Jesse Frias, 46, Paramount
August 6, 2009
Clair Babinski and Monique Wilson said they both felt shocked. Leah Trella said it didn?t sink in until the following day. A gold medal was the goal for all three local girls? water polo players, and they accomplished it Sunday at Stanford University. Each played key roles as the El Toro-based SET 18-and-under team won the Platinum Division at the Junior Olympics, topping Diablo, 7-5, in the final. ?I still feel kind of in shock,? said Babinski, a senior-to-be at Edison High and the starting goalie.