March 8, 2006
There is one square mile of Huntington Beach that is quite different from the other 31. Spanish can be heard rolling off the tongues of residents as the smell of home-cooked meals tickles the taste buds. The community is called Oak View, and it's a far cry from the rest of the surf-oriented beach town. Most of Oak View's residents immigrated to the United States from Puebla, Mexico, and the culture of their home country is evident on every street. Now, a special program called El Viento is helping the community's children get a jump on life in America.
April 24, 2003
Coral Wilson "You're big," the children at Oak View preschool exclaimed as they gazed up at Rob Reiner as he entered their classroom Monday afternoon. "I'm very big," Reiner responded with a hearty laugh. While obviously impressed by Reiner's towering physique, the 4- and 5-year-olds still did not comprehend the extent of Reiner's largeness. They were too young to remember the movies "When Harry Met Sally" and "Stand By Me," directed by the actor and filmmaker in their presence.
June 9, 2005
Lauren Vane Whether it's scraping pennies together to buy candy at the corner market or going on a toy store shopping spree, it's easy to get children excited about money. But it's saving money that's the hard part. Armed with a giant, shiny red bus, balloons and juice boxes, Wells Fargo Bank set out Monday afternoon to show children at Oak View Elementary School that saving money can actually be fun. "This kind of attraction goes a long way with introducing them to financial programs," said Zayda Garcia, executive director of El Viento, an after-school program for local children that partnered with Wells Fargo to make the bus visit possible.
October 29, 2009
A local service organization raised more than $60,000 for academic and enrichment programs for the low-income Oak View community in Huntington Beach. El Viento Foundation raised the funds at its fourth annual golf classic Oct. 19. More than 100 golfers came out to support the event and participated in a round of golf, live auctions and a Chinese raffle. The organization works with students from fourth to 12th grade by providing them with college scholarships and assisting them with educational and leadership skills.
December 4, 2003
Jenny Marder "Remember, we're going to keep them quiet right now," Oak View Elementary School kindergarten teacher Margaret Friedmann said as she handed a set of jingle bells to each student. With no time to waste, the 5-year-olds immediately began ringing the bells, shaking them above their heads and smacking them against their wrists or onto the shoulder of a nearby student. Thus began the Christmas carols, sung loudly, passionately and out of tune by two kindergarten classes at a tree trimming party at Surf City's Pacific Liberty Bank on Monday.
October 30, 2003
API SCORES -- SCHOOLS 2003 2002 GROWTH HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Elementary Schools Eader 830 820 10 Hawes 864 817 47 Huntington Seacliff 880 877 3 Kettler 797 781 4 Moffett 857 796 61 Perry 737 685 52 Peterson 856 832 24 Smith 833 815 18 Middle Schools Dwyer 778 760 18 Sowers 812 812 0 HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Edison 739 750 -11...
May 8, 2003
184 students honored, 15 by the mayor St. Bonaventure School in Huntington Beach honored the academic achievements of its students during an honor roll breakfast Tuesday. In the fourth through eighth-grade, 184 students made the honor roll and 15 graduating eighth-graders received the special Huntington Beach Mayor's Award. "They are bright and they study hard -- they earn it," said Xiomara Galindo, fund-raising chair. The annual Mayor's Award was presented to students by Mayor Connie Boardman.
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.
April 10, 2003
WHAT HAPPENED: The City Council approved plans for a new storm water treatment project. WHAT IT MEANS: The city has plans install devices that will separate and remove trash and debris from the storm water runoff before the water is released into the ocean. The units will be installed 15 to 25 feet below ground at the 12 storm drain outlets that discharge onto the city beaches. The devices will be cleaned approximately three to four times per year.
May 17, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The identity of the police officer who shot and killed a Huntington Beach teen, who allegedly pointed a toy rifle at the patrolman during a recent early-morning foot chase, was released Tuesday. Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Department said Officer Mark Wersching, 26, a five-year veteran with the Huntington Beach Police Department, was the patrolman who shot Oak View resident Antonio Saldivar, 18, May 5 in the 17100 block of Ash Street.