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July 28, 2005
Last Thursday, the heat of an already scorching morning sun pressed unmercifully on Newport Beach as group after group of visitors lingered a few moments in the cool shade of the Salisbury-pink granite entrance of the newly completed temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There, each visitor slipped on a pair of white paper booties. With the help of one of several Latter-day Saints young women stationed at the temple entrance to assist, I put on mine.
NEWS
January 17, 2002
A longtime Huntington Beach resident was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in October to four counts of aggravated child sexual abuse in a Utah District Court. The ruling Friday by Utah Third District Court Judge Timothy R. Hanson sentenced James Denos, 73, to a minimum 20 years in a Utah state prison for sexually abusing four of his granddaughters living in Utah. Although the charges deal only with abuses that occurred in Utah, family members say that Denos did molest the girls when they visited him in Huntington Beach.
LOCAL
By Matt CampbellCommunity Correspondent | May 1, 2008
On April 25-27, more than 1,400 30-something singles from across the country, Canada, and even as far as the UK, New Zealand, and Australia attended the 2nd Annual Huntington Beach Midsingles Conference, “A More Excellent Hope”,  of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the Huntington Beach LDS Stake Center, 8702 Atlanta Avenue in Huntington Beach. Activities included workshops, devotional, dances, speed dating, and 14 different beach activities on Friday and Saturday including over 600 30-something singles participating in the Earth Day Beach Clean Up, last Saturday sponsored by the City of Huntington Beach and the Surfrider Foundation spread over Dog Beach, North of the HB Pier, and by the Santa Ana River at PCH. Sunday Services for the Conference featured sermons or talks on the Savior Jesus Christ and the hope He provides to us all.  Elder John Dalton of the Area Authority Seventy of the Church from Yorba Linda was the keynote speaker.
NEWS
March 17, 2005
Three members of Huntington Beach Boy Scout Troup 692 recently earned the honor of the Eagle Scout Award. A Court of Honor for Samuel Olive, EJ Mason and Hunter Mason was held Feb. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The boys' Eagle Scout projects included planting trees and restoring and repairing trails at the Shipley Nature Center. Olive is a senior at Huntington Beach High School. Both EJ Mason and Hunter Mason attend Fountain Valley High School, where EJ is a senior and Hunter is a junior ... Huntington Beach residents Loren J. Albeg, Duncan M. Frederick, Thien-Trang J. Nguyen and Momoko Sato were each named to the fall semester dean's list at Boston University.
NEWS
July 24, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; fax to (714) 965-7174; call (714) 965-7176 or e-mail hbindy@latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at www.hbindy.com. TODAY The 10th annual Sizzlin' Summer Celebration will run through Sunday at 5 Points Plaza from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The sidewalks of the plaza come alive with entertainment, free drawings and prizes, balloons for the kids and special offers from nearly every store.
NEWS
July 17, 2003
JULY 26 The Huntington Beach North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host "A Pioneer Country Fair" from 8 to 11 a.m. at Gibbs Park. Beginning with a breakfast at 8 a.m., festivities include a program at 9 a.m., a pioneer children's parade at 9:30 a.m. and various games, contests, face-painting, crafts, music and dancing. Information: (714) 894-2522. AUG. 2 Redeemer Lutheran School and Church will host a seminar to teach participants about stroke prevention and understanding mental illness from 9 a.m. to noon at 16351 Springdale St. Light refreshments will be served and child care is available.
NEWS
September 25, 2003
Michele Marr Much of Noble and Beverly Waite's home in south Huntington Beach is like a small museum documenting the life-long service he has given to his country, his community and his church during his 78 years. Mementos -- photographs, plaques, awards and medals -- cover walls and shelves. A fruitwood grandfather clock bearing a brass commemorative plate graces one wall. It is a gift from the Huntington Beach South Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where Waite served as the president's first counselor for 11 years.
NEWS
January 10, 2002
Bryce Alderton Against a sky painted in orange, red and yellow from the sun hiding behind clouds, nearly 1,000 devout followers of 16 different faiths joined together. They held small lights and walked along the Huntington Beach Pier singing such songs as "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace" with a bagpipe accompaniment. The candlelight vigil concluded the 2002 Procession of Lights, the third installment presented by the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Shelter to celebrate faith, hope and love in the community by recognizing all religions in one place at one time.
FEATURES
By MICHÈLE MARR | April 26, 2007
They were as good as set to produce "The Music Man" when the spirit intervened, says director Mary Storms. During a theater-in-the-round production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" she was persuaded it was the play her Huntington Beach North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should do next, too. The play's producer, Cindy Torgerson, wasn't quite as quickly convinced. But as she thought it over and prayed about it Storms' conviction began to feel right.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MICHÈLE MARR | January 28, 2009
In the days following last week’s inaugural events, I wasn’t surprised by the grumblings I heard around town or read online. Some folks had gotten miffed when Obama asked Saddleback Church’s Pastor Rick Warren to offer the inaugural invocation. Others were peeved when he asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church, to pray at the pre-inaugural “We Are One” concert Jan. 18. Still others got their hackles up when HBO failed to broadcast his prayer.
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By MICHÈLE MARR | January 28, 2009
In the days following last week’s inaugural events, I wasn’t surprised by the grumblings I heard around town or read online. Some folks had gotten miffed when Obama asked Saddleback Church’s Pastor Rick Warren to offer the inaugural invocation. Others were peeved when he asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church, to pray at the pre-inaugural “We Are One” concert Jan. 18. Still others got their hackles up when HBO failed to broadcast his prayer.
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LOCAL
By Matt CampbellCommunity Correspondent | May 1, 2008
On April 25-27, more than 1,400 30-something singles from across the country, Canada, and even as far as the UK, New Zealand, and Australia attended the 2nd Annual Huntington Beach Midsingles Conference, “A More Excellent Hope”,  of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the Huntington Beach LDS Stake Center, 8702 Atlanta Avenue in Huntington Beach. Activities included workshops, devotional, dances, speed dating, and 14 different beach activities on Friday and Saturday including over 600 30-something singles participating in the Earth Day Beach Clean Up, last Saturday sponsored by the City of Huntington Beach and the Surfrider Foundation spread over Dog Beach, North of the HB Pier, and by the Santa Ana River at PCH. Sunday Services for the Conference featured sermons or talks on the Savior Jesus Christ and the hope He provides to us all.  Elder John Dalton of the Area Authority Seventy of the Church from Yorba Linda was the keynote speaker.
FEATURES
By MICHÈLE MARR | April 26, 2007
They were as good as set to produce "The Music Man" when the spirit intervened, says director Mary Storms. During a theater-in-the-round production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" she was persuaded it was the play her Huntington Beach North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should do next, too. The play's producer, Cindy Torgerson, wasn't quite as quickly convinced. But as she thought it over and prayed about it Storms' conviction began to feel right.
FEATURES
By MICHÈLE MARR | December 1, 2005
I got the invitation late and I had other plans for Sunday night. So I had mixed feelings about going to the Thanksgiving service organized by the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council. When I pulled into the Warner Avenue parking lot of the Community United Methodist Church, I hardly expected to find every parking space with a car in it. As I drove up and down nearby residential streets looking for a spot to park my car, I was tempted to pull back onto Warner and go home.
NEWS
July 28, 2005
Last Thursday, the heat of an already scorching morning sun pressed unmercifully on Newport Beach as group after group of visitors lingered a few moments in the cool shade of the Salisbury-pink granite entrance of the newly completed temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There, each visitor slipped on a pair of white paper booties. With the help of one of several Latter-day Saints young women stationed at the temple entrance to assist, I put on mine.
NEWS
March 17, 2005
Three members of Huntington Beach Boy Scout Troup 692 recently earned the honor of the Eagle Scout Award. A Court of Honor for Samuel Olive, EJ Mason and Hunter Mason was held Feb. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The boys' Eagle Scout projects included planting trees and restoring and repairing trails at the Shipley Nature Center. Olive is a senior at Huntington Beach High School. Both EJ Mason and Hunter Mason attend Fountain Valley High School, where EJ is a senior and Hunter is a junior ... Huntington Beach residents Loren J. Albeg, Duncan M. Frederick, Thien-Trang J. Nguyen and Momoko Sato were each named to the fall semester dean's list at Boston University.
NEWS
November 6, 2003
Michele Marr Above the entry door of Gordon and Lorie Watson's single-story, ranch-style house is a sign that says, "This is the house that Joy built." It is part of what the Watsons came to call The Joy Project, named after their first granddaughter who died on Sept. 26. Joy Angelique Smith was born prematurely, weighing barely 3 pounds, on a Sunday morning in May, 26 years ago. Her mother, Elaine, gave her the name that would prove to fit her perfectly.
NEWS
September 25, 2003
Michele Marr Much of Noble and Beverly Waite's home in south Huntington Beach is like a small museum documenting the life-long service he has given to his country, his community and his church during his 78 years. Mementos -- photographs, plaques, awards and medals -- cover walls and shelves. A fruitwood grandfather clock bearing a brass commemorative plate graces one wall. It is a gift from the Huntington Beach South Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where Waite served as the president's first counselor for 11 years.
NEWS
July 24, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; fax to (714) 965-7174; call (714) 965-7176 or e-mail hbindy@latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at www.hbindy.com. TODAY The 10th annual Sizzlin' Summer Celebration will run through Sunday at 5 Points Plaza from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The sidewalks of the plaza come alive with entertainment, free drawings and prizes, balloons for the kids and special offers from nearly every store.
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