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July 18, 2012
The All-Star season has been a success for three Huntington Beach Girls Softball league teams, two of which are still competing in postseason action. After placing in the top bracket at the Amateur Softball Assn. Southern California "B" State Tournament in Lancaster from July 6-8, the league's 12-and-Under team — known as S.W.A.G.— qualified to play at the ASA Western National tournament July 30-Aug. 5 at Salem, Ore. The 10-and-Under team, Tsunami, finished in second place at the "B" State tournament and also qualified for its upcoming Western National tournament July 30-Aug.
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By: Sarah Hill | September 3, 2005
The deafening roar of airplanes taking off from the Bob Hope Airport will no longer interrupt students and teachers during class in Luther Burbank Middle School. The school board on Thursday approved the final payment of $5,000 to Ove Arup & Partners California LTD for its acoustic services at Luther Burbank Middle School, which is located just over a mile away from the airport. Noise abatement modifications to the building were completed in August as part of Burbank Unified School District's modernization of the school.
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January 7, 2009
I’ve been in contact with the Huntington Beach Police Department since September 2007 regarding the noise disturbance generated by the department’s air unit while patrolling during the late evening and early morning hours. I’ve been keeping and sending logs to Chief Ken Small, who has responded with a basic letter defining the policy of the air unit and the department is always concerned with the air unit (helicopter) noise but has no corrective action to my complaints.
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August 2, 2001
I've been out of town for six months and going through my mail I noticed a letter about the bridges coming across the Santa Ana River crossing Banning Avenue and Brookhurst Street. I know that there are a lot of homeowners like myself whose homes are involved with the present traffic on Brookhurst going to the beach as well as the business people. Not only that but whenever there is a building project somewhere around, we hear trucks going by at 4 a.m. making all the noise they can by hitting all the potholes in the road and speeding to get wherever.
NEWS
October 19, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- A new banquet hall will set up shop in a vacant building at Peter's Landing and Marina despite protests by some neighborhood residents who see the place as a blight. The Ocean Room, a waterfront wedding and banquet hall proposed for 16360 Pacific Coast Highway, in the Peter's Landing shopping area, slid past the City Council with a narrow 4-3 vote Monday. Council members Tom Harman, Dave Sullivan and Pam Julien, who is running for reelection, objected.
NEWS
July 5, 2001
City officials can rest assured they are on solid ground in helping residents of the Huntington-by-the-Sea beachfront mobile home park. Now, if only the residents too felt so sure of where they go to sleep at night. Instead, they say, for the past three months their lives have been filled with constant shaking, dirt-filled air and the intrusive noise caused by city construction near the AES Corp. power plant. The shaking has caused structural damage to some homes, not to mention the damage to nerves and lives, they add. The city's public works director, Robert Beardsley, rightly took responsibility for not providing the mobile home residents enough notification about the work, which is being done in connection with plans for a new beach maintenance facility near the plant on Newland Street.
NEWS
By: | September 30, 2005
Some sports noise is not acceptable In Humberto Caspa's "Latin Landscape" column Sept. 27, he asked for help in understanding the noise and trash created by adult soccer. There is acceptable sport-related noise like the cheering at kids' soccer games, and then there is the foul language and rude comments of the adult leagues, soccer as well as baseball. Cheering and positive sports noise is not the issue. Screaming four-letter words that can be heard inside my home is not acceptable -- I don't care what sport it is. Regarding his comments about trash: Since when are dirty diapers, fast food containers and empty water bottles left laying all over our athletic fields "too clean to be true"?
NEWS
April 17, 2003
Jenny Marder Location, location, location. That's what real estate agents say it's all about. That's why city planners are gearing up for a tough sell as they propose building condominiums across the street from the city's refuse plant. Although planners deny that the garbage site will hurt the quality of life for potential residents, Ron Shenkman, senior vice president of Rainbow Disposal, says he has some concerns. The proposed development, south of Warner Avenue between Beach Boulevard and Gothard Street, would consist of 53 two- and three-story condominium units around central courtyards with Mediterranean-style architecture.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
Kids moved the mess, others made it I have read your article about the Bolsa Chica wetlands and can understand that the kids have damaged some trees, but really, what they have done is cleaned up the area from what it looked like before. Trash was everywhere. These tires and things were not brought in buy these kids -- it was all there. Don't you think kids need to play some where? They really are not hurting anything. What you should be writing about is all the dog feces that is everywhere or is it that no one would read your articles if you talked about what really is hurting the environment, the dog feces.
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By Mona Shadia | August 8, 2012
Some neighbors have voiced opposition to a beachside complex owner's plans to expand the property to include a restaurant and more retail and office space. Joe Daichendt, who owns Pierside Pavilion at 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., says the expansion will improve the property, drive away the homeless and bring more business investment to the city. The expansion will increase the four-story center by 30,000 square feet, adding more retail space to the first floor, a restaurant to the second floor, office space on the third and fourth floors, and a patio on the rooftop for the new restaurant.
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SPORTS
By Chris Epting | July 25, 2012
With the Olympics starting this coming week, I wanted to point out that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the worst day in Olympic history. In 1972, at the Munich games, eight Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli athletes and took nine hostages in the Olympic village. The terrorists ordered that the Israelis release 200 Arab inmates being held in prison. As you may recall, the Israeli government would not negotiate, thus starting a tense 20-hour, televised standoff. Finally, the terrorists ordered the Germans to supply them with a plane to Egypt.
SPORTS
July 18, 2012
The All-Star season has been a success for three Huntington Beach Girls Softball league teams, two of which are still competing in postseason action. After placing in the top bracket at the Amateur Softball Assn. Southern California "B" State Tournament in Lancaster from July 6-8, the league's 12-and-Under team — known as S.W.A.G.— qualified to play at the ASA Western National tournament July 30-Aug. 5 at Salem, Ore. The 10-and-Under team, Tsunami, finished in second place at the "B" State tournament and also qualified for its upcoming Western National tournament July 30-Aug.
NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | March 2, 2011
Huntington Beach's streets may get quieter over the next few years, but it won't be for lack of cars or pedestrians. Six years ago, the city began a "green roads" program in which it repaves aging streets with a special concrete that combines asphalt with ground-up recycled tires. The material, known as rubberized asphalt concrete, or RAC, absorbs sound and can reduce road noise by 85%, according to the state. The city, which has repaved 28 stretches of road with RAC since 2005, plans to start work on its next area — Garfield Avenue between Newland and Magnolia streets — in the coming days.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | September 22, 2010
Huntington Beach on Monday greenlighted a $350-million desalination plant that would have the capacity to produce 50 million gallons of fresh water a day. The City Council gave Poseidon Resources its final approvals to build a seawater desalination plant in the southeast section of Huntington Beach. The city approved the project's coastal development permits, owner participation agreement and a pipeline franchise agreement 5-0-2 with Mayor Pro-Tem Jill Hardy and Councilman Gil Coerper absent.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | September 2, 2009
After numerous study sessions on the Downtown Specific Plan, the Huntington Beach Planning Commission has one left on the draft Environmental Impact Report before its public hearing. The Downtown Specific Plan is a long-range planning document that dictates building and parking specifications and design guidelines. The plan is being updated to increase development over the next 20 years. The draft found the plan would have a significant impact on short-term noise levels and could be a strain on the city’s public services, including fire stations, and cause an unknown impact on cultural resources over the next 20 years, according to the report.
NEWS
By Saneyee Purandare | May 27, 2009
Despite protests from neighbors, Huntington Beach City Council members this week approved plans for a 2,700-square-foot gymnasium at Brethren Christian School. The school?s request drew protests from about 50 neighbors at Monday?s council meeting. The neighbors are concerned the gym will spur more traffic and noise. About 400 neighbors signed a petition protesting the gym, according to neighbor Alicia Waterhouse. ?We can only suppose all the activity that would take place,?
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | May 7, 2009
With two weeks left in the regular season, the Edison High and Marina baseball teams are perhaps right where they should be in the Sunset League race. They’re tied for first after thrilling fans with a trio of high-quality games in front of some big crowds. One member of the crowd even brought a cowbell to Friday’s showdown. It left some other Vikings fans in the standing-room-only crowd to echo Christopher Walken’s famous line in the sketch from “Saturday Night Live.
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