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August 22, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley plans to open a new location in Huntington Beach's low-income Oak View neighborhood, the organization announced Tuesday. The after-school program, which will run until 5 p.m. on weekdays during the school year, is slated to begin Oct. 1 at the Oak View Family Resource Center at 17261 Oak Lane. The club expects to serve between 200 and 300 children the first year, according to the release. Spokeswoman Tanya Hoxsie said the club approached the community center after other children's programs moved out due to lack of funds.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 27, 2013
A quiet Saturday morning in Huntington Beach was quickly filled with the voices of nearly 400 volunteers as they moved in to help spruce up the Oak View neighborhood. Organized by OneOC, volunteers from 16 different companies from Orange County and residents of the Oak View neighborhood came out to conduct a slew of beautification projects in the square-mile community. "The secret sauce for [Saturday's] event is we have people working together as part of one community," OneOC President Dan McQuaid said.
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By Michael Miller | August 22, 2012
Elias Hakimian will do what it takes to benefit Huntington Beach's low-income Oak View neighborhood — even if the kids have really, really good aim. Hakimian, the city pastor of Rock Harbor church, is among the local church leaders setting up a back-to-school carnival to raise funds for community programs. As part of the festivities, the churches are providing a dunk tank — and it's his understanding that the pastors from each congregation will take turns in the seat. Has Hakimian, whose church launched in Huntington just over a year ago, ever been dunked before?
NEWS
May 16, 2002
Paul Clinton Bouquets of yellow and pink flowers are clustered along the brick wall at Nichols Street and Wagon Drive. Colored candles with religious images form a cross on the sidewalk. Families and friends of Oscar Gaytan, 18, and Heriberto Tapia Vasquez, 16, two Huntington Beach boys killed in a gangland shooting Saturday, have blanketed the sidewalks where their loved ones perished. Flowers, candles and framed pictures of the fallen teenagers now act as a reminder of the heartbreak and trauma that inevitably follows street violence.
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October 24, 2008
Local kids got a chance to carry away just-their-size pumpkins in a patch younger than them. Oak View preschoolers and kindergartners walked across the street Oct. 22 and 24 to tour a pumpkin patch that employees from Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc. planted last summer. “Farmer” Tony Hurtado, a 36-year Rainbow maintenance and construction employee, has made one acre of the site into a pumpkin patch and vegetable garden for the children. “I love to plant and see things grow and want the children to see all the pumpkins we have right across the street,” Hurtado said in a news release.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 13, 2013
Norbeta Rodriguez and her relatives were busy Wednesday evening, cooking up a storm in a house on Queens Lane in Huntington Beach. The 44-year-old Oak View neighborhood resident and her sisters appeared to be making an endless amount of tamales for the community that evening, the eve of the religious holiday celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe. While Rodriguez was walking back and forth from the kitchen to the warm, outdoor cooktop, dozens of residents from the community gathered in front of the house, where an altar dedicated to the female icon revered by many Latino Catholics was set up. A mariachi band serenaded and paid homage to multiple pictures of the Virgin Mary hung in front of the house as residents huddled under blankets and sipped coffee for warmth.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | December 12, 2012
Staring at a line of trophies that would be awarded to those competing in the Oak View Youth Soccer League Finals on Sunday, Jose Luis Rodriguez couldn't help but think about how far the league has come. The league founder and 17-year resident of Huntington Beach's Oak View community has seen the organization grow from the four teams it started out with in its inaugural 2003 season to about 30 teams and 700 boys and girls a year. An estimated 700 people came out to the Oak View Elementary School field Sunday to watch the league's five championship games for players 6-and-under to 14-and-under.
NEWS
By Alicia Lopez | January 22, 2013
The president of the Oak View Youth Soccer League released a statement Monday underscoring that the allegations of sex abuse by a soccer referee have only a tenuous link to the organization. Anaheim resident Jorge Serafin was arrested Jan. 15 on suspicion of molesting three children. The Orange County Sheriff's Department has said none of the boys - ages 10, 14 and 15 - were members of the Oak View league. The statement signed by league President Jose Rodriguez said they were made aware of the arrest through news reports.
NEWS
February 3, 2000
Andrew Wainer It was a quiet Friday night. Deep green lawns, well-lighted streets and tidy homes added to the sense of normalcy on Keelson Street in the Oak View community. It seemed unlikely turf for Huntington Beach's largest and oldest street gang. Slowly cruising through the neighborhood in an unmarked Chevrolet, Gary Faust and Mark Garcia, Huntington Beach Police Gang Unit detectives, encountered little gang activity during their nighttime patrol of the community that hardly covers more than half of a square mile.
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April 21, 2014
A 21-year-old man was critically injured Sunday after being shot multiple times in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach, authorities said. Police received a call at about 4:33 a.m. of shots being fired near Jacquelyn Lane just north of Slater Avenue, Lt. Gary Faust said. When officers arrived, they found the victim lying the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition, Faust said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 16, 2014
As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns. A few feet away, Carole Davis had a large grin on her face as she watched the 11-year-old girl perfecting her art at the Rodgers Seniors' Center in Huntington Beach. "Oh, look at that! That's fantastic," said Davis, who works at the senior center, as she waited for the paint on her own egg to dry. "I have to go copy some ideas from the kids. " Dozens of older adults and about 30 students from Oak View Elementary School gathered Monday for the second annual Egg Paint organized by Lake Forest resident Jack Knight.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 16, 2014
Volunteerism and selflessness do not come as a surprise to members of Huntington Beach's vast network of community groups and nonprofit service organizations. And for this reason the City Council in August recognized Huntington Beach as a "compassionate city. " Officials hoped the designation, part of a global movement, would recognize the good deeds already done and encourage more. "It's a way to highlight all the good that the people in the community do," Councilwoman Connie Boardman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 13, 2013
Norbeta Rodriguez and her relatives were busy Wednesday evening, cooking up a storm in a house on Queens Lane in Huntington Beach. The 44-year-old Oak View neighborhood resident and her sisters appeared to be making an endless amount of tamales for the community that evening, the eve of the religious holiday celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe. While Rodriguez was walking back and forth from the kitchen to the warm, outdoor cooktop, dozens of residents from the community gathered in front of the house, where an altar dedicated to the female icon revered by many Latino Catholics was set up. A mariachi band serenaded and paid homage to multiple pictures of the Virgin Mary hung in front of the house as residents huddled under blankets and sipped coffee for warmth.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 27, 2013
A quiet Saturday morning in Huntington Beach was quickly filled with the voices of nearly 400 volunteers as they moved in to help spruce up the Oak View neighborhood. Organized by OneOC, volunteers from 16 different companies from Orange County and residents of the Oak View neighborhood came out to conduct a slew of beautification projects in the square-mile community. "The secret sauce for [Saturday's] event is we have people working together as part of one community," OneOC President Dan McQuaid said.
NEWS
By Alicia Lopez | January 22, 2013
The president of the Oak View Youth Soccer League released a statement Monday underscoring that the allegations of sex abuse by a soccer referee have only a tenuous link to the organization. Anaheim resident Jorge Serafin was arrested Jan. 15 on suspicion of molesting three children. The Orange County Sheriff's Department has said none of the boys - ages 10, 14 and 15 - were members of the Oak View league. The statement signed by league President Jose Rodriguez said they were made aware of the arrest through news reports.
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By Alicia Lopez | January 15, 2013
An Oak View Youth Soccer League referee was charged Tuesday on suspicion of molesting three children, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. None of the boys — ages 10, 14 and 15 — were members of the popular soccer league, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Jorge Diosdado Serafin, 30, who lives in an unincoporated part of Anaheim, was charged with three felony counts of forcible oral copulation on a minor 14 years of age and older, one felony count of lewd act on a child, and one felony count of lewd act on a child under 14, according to a news release from the D.A. Serafin also faces enhancements for allegedly committing crimes against more than one vicitm, which could lead to additional prison time if he is convicted.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | December 12, 2012
Staring at a line of trophies that would be awarded to those competing in the Oak View Youth Soccer League Finals on Sunday, Jose Luis Rodriguez couldn't help but think about how far the league has come. The league founder and 17-year resident of Huntington Beach's Oak View community has seen the organization grow from the four teams it started out with in its inaugural 2003 season to about 30 teams and 700 boys and girls a year. An estimated 700 people came out to the Oak View Elementary School field Sunday to watch the league's five championship games for players 6-and-under to 14-and-under.
NEWS
August 22, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley plans to open a new location in Huntington Beach's low-income Oak View neighborhood, the organization announced Tuesday. The after-school program, which will run until 5 p.m. on weekdays during the school year, is slated to begin Oct. 1 at the Oak View Family Resource Center at 17261 Oak Lane. The club expects to serve between 200 and 300 children the first year, according to the release. Spokeswoman Tanya Hoxsie said the club approached the community center after other children's programs moved out due to lack of funds.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | August 22, 2012
Elias Hakimian will do what it takes to benefit Huntington Beach's low-income Oak View neighborhood — even if the kids have really, really good aim. Hakimian, the city pastor of Rock Harbor church, is among the local church leaders setting up a back-to-school carnival to raise funds for community programs. As part of the festivities, the churches are providing a dunk tank — and it's his understanding that the pastors from each congregation will take turns in the seat. Has Hakimian, whose church launched in Huntington just over a year ago, ever been dunked before?
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