September 25, 2006
A Huntington Beach man was killed in Nevada when he lost control of his motorcycle while changing lanes and was run over by an 18-wheeler truck, according to a Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman. Terry L. Vannoy, 54, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle along with a friend eastbound on the Interstate 80 Freeway probably to attend a motorcycle event “Street Vibrations” in Reno, said Jim Link, deputy coroner in Washoe County, Nevada. The accident occurred at 3.57 p.m. on Thursday.
July 4, 2002
o7 The Huntington Beach Independent went to Huntington State Beach to ask children, 'Who is your hero?' f7 "It's my 11th birthday today and my grandmother is myhero because we go to the library, play on the computer together and do stuff around the house." Kathleen Stark, 11 "My hero is Ty Davis. He is a motorcycle racer and he is my hero because I've seen him ride and he rides real good. I am a motorcycle racer too." Kenton Stark, 7 "My mom is my hero because she never gives up."
October 10, 2007
It was a speeder’s nightmare — traffic cops from across the state, all in one place. But the motorcycle officers representing law enforcement agencies from as far away as Oxnard and Ventura were here to compete, not to give out tickets. Motorcycles roared along Huntington State Beach Wednesday as officers competed in the Orange County Traffic Officers Assn.’s annual motorcycle skills competition. For 10 hours, they showed off their chops, in teams and individually, for points and the ultimate prize of “top gun.” Different events tested a variety of skills, from riding in smooth figure-eights to weaving in and out of traffic cones.
November 7, 2002
Jose Paul Corona Motorcycle officers from across Southern California descended on Surf City and went head to head in a competition designed to test their riding skills. As they zipped through an obstacle course of orange cones, officers pumped their fists in triumph or groaned in defeat. They weaved around cones, executed sharp turns and tried not to wipe out or run over their obstacles during the annual Southern California Police Motorcycle Training Rodeo held at Huntington State Beach last week.
November 18, 1999
Even though he's a politician now, Huntington Beach city employee Robert Martinez doesn't expect any special treatment. The 45-year-old civil engineering technician won an election this month to the board of directors for the Pico Water District. His colleagues at City Hall love to rib him about his exalted status. " 'What do we call you, the honorable Robert A. Martinez?' " he recalls them teasing. "They even wonder whether they should bow when they see me."
June 4, 2009
“ Little GTO, you’re really lookin’ fine/ Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389 ” Ronnie and the Daytonas “GTO,” 1964 Although the economy has been rough, the 24th annual H.B. Concours automobile and motorcycle show will go on as planned this weekend in Huntington Beach’s Central Park — including a planned Pontiac showcase that now will pay tribute to the...
December 31, 2009
Santa Claus came early this year in Huntington Beach — and he came on a motorcycle. More than a hundred motorcyclists rode in the ninth annual Santa Ride on Dec. 24 to deliver toys to a local youth shelter. “The ride was fantastic. It was the best turnout we’ve had yet,” Greg Coleman, owner of the Huntington Beach Irish-style pub Fitzgeralds, said in an e-mail. Fitzgeralds collected donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts for Orangewood Children’s Home, an Orange County shelter for abused or neglected children.
January 2, 2014
A Huntington Beach man was killed Wednesday morning after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into several objects, including a shopping center sign, authorities said. Brandon Wenn, 29, was driving his Suzuki 750 motorcycle northbound on Goldenwest Street when he lost control of the bike south of Yorktown Avenue, according to a news release. Police arrived at the scene just after 2:30 a.m. and found Wenn near the intersection of Goldenwest Street and Yorktown Avenue.
December 7, 2011
A man was killed Tuesday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Brookhurst Street south of Adams Avenue in Huntington Beach. The motorcycle driver, whose name has not been released pending next-of-kin notification, sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. Police responded to the report about 1:50 p.m. when it is believed that the driver of the black-and-orange 2009 Yamaha motorcycle was going south on Brookhurst before colliding with a 1982 Silverado pickup truck.
July 23, 2013
A Huntington Beach man pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two other charges in the death of a woman who was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Tadashi Mizutani, 69, is accused of killing Huntington Beach resident Kelly Morehouse, 25, and injuring her boyfriend Taylor Rolfson, 24, on June 1 after their vehicles collided at Goldenwest Street and Rio Vista Drive in Huntington Beach.