October 5, 2000
Angelique Flores Teachers at the Oak View Child Development Center have been caring for Teresa Gomez's two daughters, 5 and 7, for three years. But the Huntington Beach family doesn't know what they're going to do when the county-run center closes down. "They're not just baby sitters, they take care of them and educate them," Gomez said. "Those who will suffer are the children. I'm very worried." The Orange County Department of Education announced last week that it will close the Huntington Beach center and the Fountain Valley Child Development Center on Dec. 15, leaving 49 employees out of jobs and causing 160 children to be relocated to other programs.
October 4, 2001
More than 700 students at Mesa View Middle School stood beside three Huntington Beach fire trucks Friday in reverent silence -- a rare scene on any middle school campus. As student trumpeter Rachel Burdette played taps, students, staff and six members of the Huntington Beach Fire Department honored the fallen firefighters of New York. The Mesa View Peer Assistance Leadership, a school service class, organized the event to celebrate the raising of more than $1,800 for the families of the fallen firefighters.
December 21, 2000
Angelique Flores Two local child development centers previously run by the county were taken over Monday by a private, nonprofit agency. The Orange County Department of Education announced in October that it would discontinue operating 13 child-care centers, including Oak View Child Development Center in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley Child Development Center. Both closed Friday but reopened two days later. With only a weekend for transition, Continuing Development Inc. took over the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley sites along with eight others.
June 23, 2010
The chance to attend summer camp and learn to sail and swim are what drew 18-year-old Ana Munguia into a program eight years ago that would help her get into college and then help pay for it. But what was supposed to be a way to hang out with her friends over the summer changed her whole life for the better. Dressed up with a red carnation pinned over her heart, Munguia graduated Friday evening from El Viento at a small ceremony at Golden West College's amphitheatre. El Viento is an organization that takes students in the underprivileged, mostly Latino, Oak View neighborhood, between Warner and Slater avenues, and Beach Boulevard and Gothard Street, and helps them get into college by giving them academic assistance, enrichment opportunities from fourth grade through graduation and then pays for their first two years of college wherever they decide to go. Back in fourth grade, Munguia said, she didn't think about going to college; she just wanted to go to summer camp.
October 19, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- City officials are beaming with pride after accepting an Affordable Housing Award for their efforts to build homes for low- and fixed-income residents. The Orange County Community Housing Corp., a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping large families with low wages find suitable housing, presented the award to the City Council last week for the city's outstanding efforts to build affordable homes. "We've been working with the city for the last 10 years," said Allen Baldwin, the agency's executive director, who presented the city award during the Oct. 2 meeting.
May 11, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- While a compromise was reached last week in a funding battle between young and old, there was no money left over to help an organization housing people suffering from AIDS. An advisory board made up of residents finalized its recommendations May 4 to the City Council on how to spend $287,400 in federal Community Development Block Grant money. The funds pay for area social services for low-income families. The board received requests totaling $483,373, officials said.
March 18, 2010
Some of Huntington Beach’s underprivileged children may be forced to stay at home this summer due to a shortfall in funding. El Viento Foundation, which helps children who come from the low-income neighborhood of Oak View, is looking for community sponsors that can help cover the $30,000 cost for the transportation needed to keep the summer program alive. For years, the Coast Community College District has worked in close partnership with El Viento by providing children with transportation.
September 2, 2004
Academic Performance Index Scores in 2003 and 2004 -- HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT School 2004 API 2004 Target 2003 API ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Eader 854 N/A 837 Hawes 864 N/A 867 Huntington Seacliff 894 N/A 885 Kettler 831 N/A 802 Moffett 867 N/A 862 Perry 744 744 741 Peterson 866 N/A 866 Smith 827 N/A 835 MIDDLE SCHOOLS Dwyer 801 777 776 Sowers 824 N/A 816 ...
February 27, 2003
2002 API RANKINGS -- HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT High Schools Base Rank State Rank Similar Edison 750 9 10 Huntington Beach 708 8 4 Marina 736 9 10 Ocean View 639 5 3 -- -- OCEAN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT Elementary Base Rank State Rank Similar Circle View 871 10 8 College View 764 8 5 Golden View 776 8 5 Harbour View 819 9 8 Hope View 815 9 2...