January 10, 2002
Danette Goulet The family of the teenager who was shot by police in the Oak View neighborhood in May say a prosecutor's decision last week not to bring criminal charges against the officer will not stop them from making him pay in a civil trial. Prosecutors for the Orange County District Attorney's Office determined that officer Mark Wersching did not act unreasonably when he shot 18-year-old Saldivar, who was allegedly holding a toy rifle. "We decided not to charge the police officer," said Tori Richard, the spokeswoman for the district attorneys office.
November 19, 2009
Traveling to Africa to climb a 19,300-foot mountain through five climatic zones might seem like a big undertaking, but after almost a year of training, Joseph Chairez says he is ready. Chairez has been eating right, hiking and getting up at 5 a.m. on weekends since January to train to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. He has climbed a volcano in Mexico, the tallest mountain in the continental U.S., and has been stockpiling climbing equipment. With his vaccinations out of the way and malaria pills ready, Chairez is ready to “Climb for our Kids,” a fundraiser for Huntington Beach students.
December 2, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Discarded shopping carts, considered eyesores, will be retrieved from streets at city expense starting in January, a city official said. On a daily basis, about 30 carts can be found along the streets, said senior planner Mike Strange said. Most come from markets that hire private companies for retrieval, but they take too long, sometimes five days, to pick them up, he said. Meanwhile, residents call City Hall to complain.
September 30, 2004
Andrew Bingham, who graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 2003, has been selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He spent the past school year at the Hill School, a Pennsylvania prep school. He was a competitive swimmer at Huntington Beach High and Hill. His parents are Surf City residents Dave and Sharman Bingham ... Huntington Beach Girl Scout Stephanie Thompson, 16, earned the Girl Scouts' Gold Award after completing a community service project over the summer.
February 7, 2002
During Tuesday's board meeting of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees, Karen Colby, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, presented the recently released Academic Performance Index scores for each of the district schools and explained the difference between the report released in January from that released in October. The purpose of the API is to measure the academic performance and progress of schools. On Jan. 15, the district received the 2000-01 API base report, which contains not only the Stanford 9 scores but also, for the first time, the California Standards Test in English Language Arts.
September 7, 2000
Angelique Flores Here's a rundown of some of the action taken at Tuesday's meetings: ISSUE: MIDDLE SCHOOL FACILITIES Vote: No vote Summary: District architects Paul Westberg and Bonnie White reported on the status of a proposal to build a gymnasium-auditorium at each of the four middle schools: Marine View, Mesa View, Spring View and Vista View. The new gyms would be available for community use and would each include two basketball courts, six practice or three full-size volleyball courts, TaraFlex sports flooring, locker rooms, bleachers, a 40-foot stage and seating to fit 1,700.
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.
June 26, 2003
Adams Street: Narcotics activity was reported when a woman thought she saw a drug deal take place in the 9000 block at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Beach Boulevard and Warner Avenue: A hit-and-run was reported at 3:25 p.m. Saturday. Bickley Street: A city ordinance violation was reported when teenagers were seen using pellet guns in the 9600 block at 4:14 p.m. Saturday. Bluewater Lane: Vandalism was reported when a woman reported that her car was keyed overnight in the 17100 block at 1:12 p.m. Saturday.
March 2, 2000
Andrew Wainer HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The Oak View Family Center is set to receive $80,000 from Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues, but the well will dry up if Proposition 28 passes Tuesday. Oak View is one of six sites in Orange County to receive Proposition 10 funds totaling more than $1 million. Proposition 10 was approved by California voters in November 1998. It added a 50-cent tax on each pack of cigarettes sold in the state to support health programs for children and infants.
January 13, 2000
Andrew Wainer OAK VIEW -- Sherri Medrano knew the Oak View community liaison job was a taxing one when she assumed the position in September. Feuding families, economic hardship and gang activity were just some of the problems Medrano expected to confront on a daily basis. Her great-aunt, Fran Andrade, who for 30 years occupied the position of providing aid to members of the largely low-income community, encouraged her to keep an emotional distance from the duties.