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By Kelly Strodl | October 12, 2006
Tony Hurtado, or "Farmer Tony," is the man in charge of the Rainbow Disposal Ranch. Working since mid-June growing pumpkins on a plot of land across the way from Oak View Elementary School, he waited and worked all summer to get his patch ready to share with the kids. The wait ended Monday. One class at a time, all grade levels at Oak View in Huntington Beach walked down to the farm, which also grows corn and reclaimed trees that had been found abandoned in other locations.
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By Amanda Pennington | 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.
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By Dave Brooks | December 22, 2005
'T was the weekend before Christmas, and all through HB Parents were scrambling on a last minute spree Surfers headed beachside, with a hope and a prayer Sean Collins at Surfline said a swell would be there. The Oak View neighborhood had its parties too, But you'd never notice if you're just driving through Bound by Gothard and Warner, Beach and then Slater Is the home of working people -- builders, nannies and waiters The children in Oak View come from Puebla, Mexico, On the way to Veracruz, beneath a big volcano They brought Christmas traditions we don't have in the States, Like posadas and pozole and tamale-filled plates So this year the Independent felt it would be only fair, To head into Oak View, and find stories to share.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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 ...
NEWS
February 26, 2004
The city has built it and you can bet they will come. Four years after Oak View teenagers pleaded with the city to build them their own skate park, it is at last complete. This afternoon, officials and community members will celebrate the opening of the 1,650-square-foot Oak View Skate Park at the Oak View Family and Community Center. "The work is done and it's ready to skate on," said Luann Brunson, a senior administrative analyst for the city, who coordinates community block grant funding.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 13, 2003
They're not messing around at Oak View Elementary School -- and the numbers prove it. Oak View improved its score by 80 points since last year on the annual Academic Performance Index, which came out a couple weeks ago. This leap was the largest in the district and most impressive because 90% of the students at the predominantly Latino school have a major handicap -- they are still learning English. The index, released annually by the California Department of Education, is the cornerstone of the 1999 Public Schools Accountability Act, which presses schools to meet state standards.
NEWS
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...
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