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June 27, 2002
Eight talented performers from the Beach City Stars dance studio of Huntington Beach captured first place in the Small Jazz Division at the national championships held in Las Vegas. The team, whose members range in age from 8 to 11 and have been performing together since 2001, is made up of Brittany Moya, Christina Zeltner, Katherine Zeltner, Madeline McKinley, Liza Chesbro, Angela Kim, Asia Desmito and Nicole Hendrick. The jazz squad also won its state competition in April.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- A Surf City businessman inadvertently helped authorities uncover a Las Vegas counterfeiting operation when he noticed a patron using a fake $20 bill. Henry Kwon, 52, owner of Bill's Liquor Store on Beach Boulevard, said Leroy Raffaelli, 31, of Las Vegas, came into his store Jan. 1 and purchased about $5 worth of stuff, including a bottle of water and some candy. He paid for it with a $20 bill. "I told him it was fake, and he ran out," Kwon said.
NEWS
April 8, 2010
A Fountain Valley hospital employee has been sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 over five years. Bridget Dominique Ganier, 38, of Las Vegas, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to stealing money from Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s cafeteria registers, according to a release from the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Ganier was also ordered to pay more than $306,000 in restitution. Ganier worked as the cafeteria’s executive assistant from September 2003 to June 2008 and supervised the daily revenues and deposits.
NEWS
June 9, 2005
The Huntington Beach Independent went to Perry Elementary and asked fifth-graders, "What are you most looking forward to this summer vacation?" "I'm looking forward to going to the beach." KELLY KUHN, 10 Huntington Beach "Going to Las Vegas ... I'm going to see my uncle." RICHARD PHAM, 10 Huntington Beach "Going back to golfing school. The teachers encourage you.... If you can't do it, they help you until you can!" NICKOLAS NGO, 11 Huntington Beach "I'm looking forward to going to Mexico."
SPORTS
February 26, 2009
Sisters Karlie and Katie Lou Samuelson of Huntington Beach competed last Saturday at the Elks National Regional Hoops Shoot contest in Las Vegas. Karlie, 13, won the girls? 12/13 division by sinking 23 of 25 attempts. With the win, she advances to the Hoop Shoot National Championship on April 25 at Western New England College in Springfield, Mass. Karlie previously won at the national event three years ago. Katie Lou, 11, tied for first place in the girls? 10/11 division by hitting 20 of 25 attempts but was eliminated from the title after finishing second in a shoot-out.
NEWS
April 27, 2000
Huntington Beach athlete Tito Ortiz claimed the Ultimate Fighting Championship's middleweight title Friday by defeating Vanderlei Silva in Japan. The matchup between the division's top two fighters went the distance, with the 6-foot-2, 200 Ortiz, winning by decision. Ortiz has been ranked among the top five middleweights in the world the past five years. Prior to his professional career in mixed martial arts fighting, the 25-year-old was a two-time Cal State Junior College wrestling champion and is fully trained in Jujitsu, kick boxing, and muay Thai.
NEWS
April 20, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda In one of the country's largest relay races, a group of runners from the Huntington Beach Police Department finished third place in their division, a police spokeswoman said. Twenty local officers competed last weekend in the 16th annual Challenge Cup Relay, a 120-mile desert trek from Baker, Calif., to Las Vegas, said Sgt. Janet Perez of the Huntington Beach Police Department. Each officer ran a six-mile stretch, she said. The team competed against 16 other police departments with less than 300 officers, she said.
NEWS
November 25, 1999
The Fountain Valley Clinic Jaguar cheer team garnered a first-place trophy Saturday at the 1999 JAMZ Youth Cheerleading Competition at Magic Mountain in Valencia. The Jag squad, made up of girls ages 7-10, placed first in the Youth 11 Performance Cheer category that included teams featuring performers 12 years of age and under. The trophy triumph earned the Fountain Valley squad a spot in the upcoming JAMZ National Championships, which will be held in Las Vegas Feb. 19-21, 2000.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 24, 2013
Members of the Marina High School Robotics Club used lady luck and a bit of skill when they finished first in the Las Vegas regional of the FIRST Robotics Competition on April 6. They are now headed to St. Louis for the championships April 25. The regional win was shared with two other teams: Dos Pueblos High School from Goleta, Calif., and The Waterford School from Sandy, Utah. The two top-seeded teams chose the Vikings, who were in 27th place, to complete their three-team alliance for the playoff rounds, said Brandon Pham, director of public relations for the team.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | September 1, 2010
An Alaskan sex offender is being held in custody for $1-million bail after pleading not guilty to assaulting two women in Huntington Beach and pushing a pregnant woman into the street. Las Vegas resident Kenneth Anthony Huskey, 25, pleaded not guilty Aug. 24 to two counts each of felony sexual battery by restraint and false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery, according to public records. Huskey, who listed his occupation as a rapper, is being held at the Central Jail Complex in Santa Ana, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department's records.
LOCAL
April 14, 2010
A Fountain Valley hospital employee has been sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 over five years. Bridget Dominique Ganier, 38, of Las Vegas, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to stealing money from Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s cafeteria registers, according to a release from the Orange County district attorney’s office. Ganier was also ordered to pay more than $306,000 in restitution. Ganier worked as the cafeteria’s executive assistant from September 2003 to June 2008 and supervised the daily revenues and deposits.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | October 9, 2009
It all started seven years ago for Brock Noteboom after he won some money in Las Vegas. Noteboom and some buddies went in on a pool table with the winnings. Just a hobby to pass the time — at first. “After six months, we wanted to see how good we really were,” said Noteboom, 28, a Huntington Beach resident. “We went down to a local tournament and I got third. Ever since then, I’ve loved playing tournaments. I caught the bug, started playing in leagues.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | July 24, 2009
What does a band do when it reaches its goal? Relax, and enjoy the ride. Local U2 tribute band The Joshua Tree’s biggest dream was to play at the House of Blues, or in Las Vegas. Known for its spot-on take of the boys from Dublin, from costume to attitude to sound, The Joshua Tree has well surpassed that goal — yet its members are content to enjoy their fan base and regular gigs. The Joshua Tree will perform in an arena at the Orange County Fair Friday night, followed by a smaller show at the Blue CafĂ© in Huntington Beach in August.
SPORTS
February 26, 2009
Sisters Karlie and Katie Lou Samuelson of Huntington Beach competed last Saturday at the Elks National Regional Hoops Shoot contest in Las Vegas. Karlie, 13, won the girls? 12/13 division by sinking 23 of 25 attempts. With the win, she advances to the Hoop Shoot National Championship on April 25 at Western New England College in Springfield, Mass. Karlie previously won at the national event three years ago. Katie Lou, 11, tied for first place in the girls? 10/11 division by hitting 20 of 25 attempts but was eliminated from the title after finishing second in a shoot-out.
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