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By Beau Nicolette | October 9, 2013
The party-bus service, HB2Newport, started its engines in March and recently expanded to include Costa Mesa. The shuttle service - there are actually two buses - connects the popular bar areas in downtown Huntington Beach, the peninsula in Newport Beach and the Triangle in Costa Mesa, giving passengers a chance to enjoy themselves outside their home cities for $4 per stop. It gives partiers the ability to make intercity bar crawls complete with a 4,000-watt stereo system and other party accoutrements.
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NEWS
September 18, 2013
Notables Huntington Beach resident Margo Ferris has been named chairwoman for the annual OC Baron's Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Several Huntington Beach residents have been named event committee chairs: Jeanie Gibson, invitations and membership; Karyn Sanderson, entertainment; Mark Bullock, décor; Jackie Wirta, catering; and Armida Camacho, treasury. The OC Baron's Ball attracts guests who don western attire for an evening of gourmet dining, dancing to Danny Memphis and the Extraordinaires, playing midway games, shopping in the general store, enjoying entertainment and participating in live and silent auctions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | September 17, 2013
Drive and dine: The Habit, an Irvine-based burger chain, will open its first drive-through location next week at 2200 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, in a former Burger King location in front of the Jo-Ann Fabric superstore. All proceeds raised Sunday and Monday, the restaurant's first two preview days, will benefit charity: Sales from lunch (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday) will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s greater Orange County chapter; dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) will go toward Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry; and sales at lunch on Monday will benefit the Assistance League of Irvine.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 21, 2013
Being separated by an ocean and having never met didn't stop Yvonne Vohl from offering a lifeline to Karen Castelblanco. Castelblanco, 42, of Huntington Beach, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and received a bone-marrow transplant from Vohl, 41, of Stuttgart, Germany, months after her diagnosis. Three years later, the women who didn't know one another learned they now share a blood type - and some DNA. "Before, I was A-positive, and now I'm B-positive," Castelblanco said about her changing blood type, as Vohl simultaneously finished the sentence.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | August 19, 2013
The Newport Theatre Arts Center has chosen some blasts from the past for its 2013-14 season, lining up a few mostly familiar but inviting offerings. All but one of the five NTAC productions should ring a bell with audiences. The onetime church on Newport Beach's Cliff Drive will delve into its new campaign Sept. 20 with Bernard Slade's "An Act of the Imagination. " Michael Serna is directing this tale of a mystery novelist whose new work may unveil a personal romance. This quirky play from the author of "Return Engagements" and "Same Time, Next Year" promises a bevy of surprises, culminating with the disappearance of a devious female blackmailer.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 31, 2013
Huntington Beach residents made it clear to council members on Tuesday that not only does the U.S. Open of Surfing need to change, but so does the overall atmosphere of the downtown area. Surf City's council chambers were packed to the gills for the town hall meeting city officials called for, where 51 residents addressed concerns about the disturbance after the end of the nine-day surfing competition and offered solutions to prevent such an action from happening next year. Many residents, including surfing legend Peter Townend, said the U.S. Open isn't a surfing competition anymore, but more of a place for teens and young adults to party and be seen.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | July 3, 2013
A delicious trend: Gourmet waffle restaurant chain Bruxie is offering holiday specials including a Maine lobster Bruxie (waffle sandwich), available Thursday only; Vermont apple pie Bruxie; red, white and blue shake; and black cherry cane sugar soda, available Thursday through Sunday only. The closest location is 180 5th St., Huntington Beach. Information: bruxie.com . Coastal cool: The Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 7845-8085 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, presents its first-ever Summer Music Series from 6 to 8 p.m. July 11. Acoustic classic rock will be provided by the Mark Wood Duet near Starbucks and Craig Warren Colley near the Sweet and Saucy Shop.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | June 20, 2013
As you may have heard, the South Coast Air Quality Management District is leaning toward a recommendation that would essentially allow Huntington Beach to maintain its fire rings and Newport Beach and Corona del Mar to get rid of theirs. While this is by no means a done deal, it is certainly encouraging and amplifies the need for all interested parties to attend the July 12 meeting in Diamond Bar to voice their opinions before the final vote. The AQMD apparently is leaning this way because its initial monitoring revealed what many of us have thought all along: There simply is no great health hazard being caused by the fire rings in Huntington Beach.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
Re: "On a mission to fight drunk driving," Huntington Beach Independent, June 13. Micayla Vermeeren is taking steps to make a positive change. I believe her idea will help save lives because young people will be more inclined to call a peer than a parent.   Victoria Olivadoti Fountain Valley * Hoag's stand on abortions is disingenuous I object to Hoag Hospital's decision to cease providing a full range of women's services, ostensibly because not enough procedures are performed.
NEWS
June 12, 2013
I was disappointed to see the letters in your mailbag section all held the same opinion - that Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was wrong to ban abortions at its facility. I hope you will publish other opinions as well about this matter. I, for one, applaud Hoag for its decision. If abortion supporters are worried about where they or their daughters can get their next abortion, they need only look in the yellow pages for any number of providers. I must say that the fact that one writer called abortion “a service” is unconscionable.
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