February 3, 2010
Randy Lynn, 58, beloved husband and father passed away suddenly January 30, 2010. He will be forever missed by his wife, Sharon, son Derek Lynn, and daughter Shelby Lynn. He is also survived by his mother Doris Baldwin and sisters Cathy Lynn and Mindy Lebow. Randy had worked for Calty Design in Newport Beach for 15 years where he was a master of custom color development for concept cars. Randy was a die hard car guy and #1 Donut Derelict.
January 30, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Playing a high school soccer game on a Saturday afternoon turned out to be something different for the girls of Newport Harbor and Edison. It also proved to be something special for the Chargers. For the Sailors? Not so much. Edison forwards Alyssa Duren, Nikki Fedele and Amy Hayes each scored their first goal of the season in an important 3-0 Sunset League win at Newport Harbor. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 20, but rain pushed it to Saturday.
January 22, 2010
Police arrested a Newport Beach man Tuesday on suspicion of trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in the second arrest of a possible child predator during a Craigslist sting. Gabriel Francis Preto, 27, was arrested on suspicion of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, disorderly conduct, prostitution, communication with a minor with intent to engage in lewd acts and arranging to meet to engage in lewd acts with a minor, officials said. Preto was communicating with detectives posing as a 13-year-old girl through e-mail and text messages before he agreed to pay to have sex with her, Lt. Russell Reinhart said.
January 21, 2010
Editor’s Note: Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz are the Huntington Beach Independent’s new restaurant critics. They will review Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach restaurants on a rotating basis. As your new food writers, we would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We have been writing restaurant reviews and food articles for the Coastline Pilot in Laguna Beach for the past five years, a job we love and will continue to do. Prior to that, we were the owners of A La Carte Gourmet Restaurant and Catering for 20 years.
January 14, 2010
Huntington Beach officials are working with the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach to come up with ways to connect city and county parks that surround the Santa Ana River through common trails and signage. Once completed, the three cities’ parks and some county park land would extend for 1,000 acres in what will be called the Orange Coast River Park, said Tom Hatch, Costa Mesa assistant city manager. The Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, a nonprofit organization aimed at preserving and beautifying beaches, parks and open space in the county, has formed a river park subcommittee.
December 31, 2009
Huntington Beach resident Ralph Abinader was killed Dec. 24 after the driver of the Ferrari he rode in crashed into a tow truck on East Coast Highway in Newport Beach. The driver, whose name has not been released, was going westbound on East Coast Highway, near Jamboree Road, in a Ferrari at an excessive rate of speed when he jumped the center divider and crashed head-on into the tow truck that was driving eastbound, said Newport Beach Sgt. Steve Burdette. The Ferrari split into two and caught fire.
December 24, 2009
Just before he dove into the pool, Matthew Wong said he took a quick breath and then a quick look at the scoreboard at the Cerritos Olympic Swim Center. He felt confident, he said, but knew what had to be done. “When I saw the time, I thought we were looking pretty good,” he recalled. The “we” Wong was referring to is the Irvine Aquazot Swim Club’s boys’ 11/12-year-old 400-medley relay team. The 12-year-old from Irvine swam the freestyle, the final leg of the race that included swims by teammates Thomas Smith (backstroke)
December 3, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — One last upset win just wasn’t in the cards. Three times in the past couple of weeks, the Huntington Beach High girls’ volleyball team had pulled it off. They upset Marymount and Santa Barbara to get to the CIF Southern Section Division I-A title match. Then, in the opening round of the CIF State Division I playoffs, they stormed back to shock defending state champ La Costa Canyon in five. But Saturday night, the Oilers’ season ended in a 25-16, 25-19, 25-15, in a CIF State Division I Southern California Regional semifinal loss to another higher-seeded team, Newport Harbor.
November 26, 2009
A memorial service for environmentalist Jan Vandersloot is slated for 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Castaways Park, 700 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Vandersloot died suddenly at his Newport Beach home Nov. 4. He was 64. A dermatologist with a practice in Huntington Beach, Vandersloot was one of the founding members of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a group dedicated to preserving the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach. He also helped found the Ocean Outfall group, which pushed for the Orange County Sanitation District to clean up wastewater being pumped offshore.