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.
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 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.
April 17, 2003
Handing the reigns of the Oak View Community Center to the Children's Bureau of Southern California was one of the better moves the city has made. The aim of the nonprofit group is to care for and protect children, to help them become productive adults and to give parents the tools needed to succeed in raising their children. That just sounds like someone answered an Oak View want ad. The bureau, which just finalized a deal with the city to take over the center on May 1, is much better equipped to run the center than the city was. The Oak View Community Center is an after-school program that provides sports and recreation activities for at-risk youth.
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.
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...
December 12, 2002
Of all the community centers in Surf City, the Oak View Community Center is likely the most vital. Its visitors are children and teens who are, most often, at less of an advantage than those who frequent either the Murdy or Edison community centers. Yet, it is Oak View's $140,000 annual funding that was slashed from the city budget in September -- the duty of running the center was farmed out to an outside agency. City leaders in January are expected to finish hashing out a deal with the Children's Bureau of Southern California to run the center, which serves as an after-school haven for the youth of the Oak View neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.