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By Greer Wylder | May 23, 2012
You can go to the islands of the Caribbean for the pirates, the islands of Hawaii for the waves, or even the islands of the South Pacific for the sushi - or you can make the wise decision and go to Islands Restaurants in Orange County for their new limited-time happy hour. Known for their specialty burgers, exotic drinks, and hand-cut fries, the Islands Restaurants are now offering great happy hour deals on their signature beers, cocktails, and delicious bites for under $5, from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays.
NEWS
March 14, 2002
Bryce Alderton Huntington Beach has joined forces with 10 Orange County cities to search for ways to ease the traffic congestion clogging Southern California freeways. Options being thrown around include the construction of a mass transit system such as monorails, traditional light-rails such as the Metro Blue Line used in Los Angeles and Long Beach and a new bus rapid transit system. Heading up this coalition of cities is the Orange County Transportation Authority, which has spent a year and about $1 million on a study to find ways to improve road and travel condition.
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By Chris Caesar | January 30, 2008
Less than a week remains before California’s decisive Feb. 5 primary — a day that will likely decide the respective nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties — and Orange County is abuzz with grassroots political activity. It’s the first election in many decades that sees no obvious heir apparent for either party. While momentum from New Hampshire and Iowa has thinned each party’s pool of candidates, the parties and their advocates nevertheless remain engaged in serious races for control of their party, and ultimately, the country.
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By: TOM HARMAN | October 6, 2005
When typical Orange County residents are asked what they like the most about living in Orange County, I can almost guarantee you that the answer will be that it's because of the beautiful beaches, public parks, recreational opportunities, low crime rates, good schools and excellent job opportunities. When you roll all of that up into a package and put a name on it, there is nothing else to call it but "quality of life." We have to constantly work at preserving and protecting this quality of life that all of us hold so dear.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
NATURAL PERSPECTIVES We were sick last week, and we don't mean our sense of humor. We both came down with a cold-type virus that is making its way around town. Vic came home from a meeting and reported that everyone there, including him, was coughing. Friends say that many of their co-workers have a sore throat, a cough and no voice. Some people are jokingly speculating that we coughers have severe acute respiratory syndrome -- the new worldwide virus know as SARS.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Purnima Mudnal | December 14, 2006
Holiday decorations might be the main draw for the annual "Cruise of Lights," but for the event's sponsors the main attraction is raising money for music education programs. Last year, the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee raised about $100,000 with the cruises through Huntington Harbour. This year, committee members hope to collect more than that for music education in public and private schools throughout Orange County. The proceeds help finance programs like field trips to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, lessons about orchestra make-up and playing with different instruments, said Kay Nelson, a long-time committee member.
SPORTS
February 19, 2014
It was a stellar weekend for Vanguard Aquatics competing in the Kap7 International Water Polo Tournament played at several locations in south Orange County. The 10U coed Silver team earned the third-place finish in the 10U Division. The team is composed of mostly female players, one of the few teams at the 10U level that has such a program. Ellen Hayami , former standout player at Huntington Beach High and Golden West College, coaches the team. The 10U Blue team captured third place in the 12U Gold Division.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 25, 2012
For some, living near the beach in Orange County is a priceless luxury. But actually going to the beach — by car, anyway — is about to get a little pricier. The California Dept. of Parks and Recreation announced this month that annual vehicle passes at state parks will increase from $125 to $195. Among the locations affected are six in Orange County: Crystal Cove State Park and Bolsa Chica, Huntington, Corona del Mar, San Clemente and Doheny state beaches. The department announced April 12 that it would raise the price of several annual passes, including those for vehicle use, on May 1. The cost for single-day use and camping fees will remain the same in most areas, although some regional superintendents may adjust fees for specific parks, spokesman Roy Stearns said.
NEWS
June 3, 2010
Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach, one of seven health centers overseen by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an outdoor reception May 25. The center at 19582 Beach Blvd., which broke ground in May 1990, maintains a staff of 45 physicians in 16 specialties, including family practice, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery and internal medicine. "We have always been a part of this community, and we're grateful to the city of Huntington Beach for being our partner for the past 20 years," said Richard Afable, the president and chief executive of Hoag Hospital, in a release.
NEWS
By: B.W. COOK | September 3, 2005
The 14th annual Cotton Club West: Puttin' on the Ritz gala came to Orange County, sponsored by the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County. The Grove of Anaheim was the setting for nearly 1,000 guests -- including a significant contingent of Newport-Mesa civic, community and social leaders -- who came together to raise nearly $30,000 for the Black Chamber Education Fund. Jerry Mandel, saxophonist and retiring president of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, joined the UC Irvine Jazz Orchestra and jazz great Ernie Andrews to entertain the crowd.
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By Paloma Esquivel | March 10, 2014
An Orange County prosecutor says an effort to dismiss the death penalty against alleged Seal Beach mass killer  Scott Dekraai  should be denied because the defense failed to show that prosecutors engaged in the type of egregious misconduct that could lead to dismissal. Deputy Dist. Atty. Stephan Sauer filed the reply this week to a lengthy motion made by Dekraai's attorneys in January, which accused county prosecutors and sheriff's deputies of running an illegal jailhouse informant operation that ensnared multiple inmates, including Dekraai, the Los Angeles Times reported . On Friday, Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals said he expects to start hearing testimony on the accusations on March 18. Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, who represents Dekraai, has also asked the judge to recuse the Orange County district attorney's office from prosecuting the case.
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SPORTS
February 19, 2014
It was a stellar weekend for Vanguard Aquatics competing in the Kap7 International Water Polo Tournament played at several locations in south Orange County. The 10U coed Silver team earned the third-place finish in the 10U Division. The team is composed of mostly female players, one of the few teams at the 10U level that has such a program. Ellen Hayami , former standout player at Huntington Beach High and Golden West College, coaches the team. The 10U Blue team captured third place in the 12U Gold Division.
NEWS
February 5, 2014
Fountain Valley police have linked a Cypress man arrested last month on suspicion of burglary to multiple robberies in Orange County. Brandon Bibbs, 19, was taken into custody Jan. 18 after allegedly being involved in a robbery of a liquor store on the 18000 block of Magnolia Street in Fountain Valley that night, according to a news release. Also arrested were Shakial Boulton, 20, of Cypress, and Jordan Morua, 21, of La Palma. Authorities later linked Bibbs to previous armed robberies in Huntington Beach and Anaheim and two other robberies at the same Fountain Valley liquor store, the release said.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 4, 2014
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday agreed to schedule a study session on homelessness. The decision was a compromise to Councilman Joe Carchio's proposal, which aimed to establish a homeless task force to develop solutions. "I really don't like giving in on this," he said, "but I think that if this is the only way that we can move forward, that we can save the desperation that some of these folks have and start solving this problem, I'll go along with it. " Orange County in 2010 implemented a 10-year plan developed by its Commission to End Homelessness.
NEWS
By Abby Sewell | January 13, 2014
A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches. The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez, a registered sex offender who was convicted of a misdemeanor for violating the county ordinance after he went to a company picnic at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley in 2011. Godinez had been convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery in 2010.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 8, 2014
While Huntington Beach restaurant Slapfish has endured the typical trials and tribulations of a new business, its owners are now reeling in success and ready to cast a wide net into the Middle East. On a recent afternoon, founders Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude reminisced about the days when all they had was enough money for a few food trucks and the ambition to establish a profitable and environmentally sustainable food franchise. The co-owners recalled the time in 2011 when a food truck broke down on the 405 Freeway during gridlock traffic and the day their cooks had to make sandwiches in the vehicle as they were driving to an event.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 26, 2013
Ten girls' basketball teams will play over the next four days aiming to win the title of the 2013 Larry Doyle Orange County Championships tournament. The annual late-December event is co-hosted by Marina and Edison. Thursday and Friday pool-play games will be held at the Marina gym. The tournament shifts to Edison for games Saturday and placement games next Monday . "I'm excited about the upcoming Larry Doyle O.C. Championships," Marina Coach Carol Osbrink said. "This year's lineup is very competitive and the tournament promises to showcase some excellent match-ups.
NEWS
November 26, 2013
Local restaurant Duke's Huntington Beach is hosting its annual Legacy of Aloha food drive to help less fortunate residents of Orange County. Guests who donate 10 or more non-perishable food or personal-care items will receive a $15 food and beverage certificate that can be used at the restaurant. Donation barrels can be found at Duke's, Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Donations, which will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, can be made until Dec. 15. "Our Legacy of Aloha program is our company's charitable giving arm, and through it we raise money and support local organizations doing great work in our community," Duke's general manager Brett Barnes wrote in a statement.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
If you dispose of your clothes after wearing them once and you throw out your plate at the end of each meal, then our city's new rules regarding shopping bags might seem unnecessarily burdensome. However, if you use your apparel and plates many times, then your shopping bags should be reusable too. While cleaning the items we use on a regular basis can certainly be inconvenient, it is the proper and sensible thing to do. Chris Borg Huntington Beach * Polystyrene ban would make sense Councilman Matt Harper will not support a ban on polystyrene and asks what prohibition will be next.
NEWS
By Paloma Esquivel | September 23, 2013
On a sunny September day, Christina Ayres lay on the sand near the Huntington Beach Pier, tanning in a pink bikini, and ticked off the things that identify a 909er. Bad clothing - " 'Jersey Shore' style," the 29-year-old explained. And meth addicts. "That's what you hear on the news. " Over on Main Street, Ryan Kaupang, 21, had a more specific description: "White kids that dress like bros," he said, "bros" meaning people who wear cut-off jerseys and motocross gear and "try to act like tough guys.
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