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By Michael Miller | December 28, 2011
I was about to write that this column is the Independent's Christmas wish list, but then I realized that Dec. 25 will have passed by the time the paper hits the newsstand. It will also barely miss Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, maybe? Well, never mind any particular holiday. Here's what we'd like to see happen in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley in 2012: 1. Fewer alcohol problems. This year saw several positive developments after a January report showed Huntington to have an abnormally high number of alcohol-related injury traffic collisions.
December 14, 2011
I am responding to your article regarding our local restaurant owners desiring to lead classes in training their employees on serving alcohol in a responsible manner ( "Group addresses drinking" , Dec. 8). I heartily applaud and appreciate Marco Perry's efforts in helping to find solutions to the alcohol problems that exist in the downtown area; however I must disagree with some of his statements. He states that there is an exaggerated reputation for mayhem in Huntington Beach and that it "irritates" him "when people who don't know this community that well paint Huntington Beach as three blocks of drunken kids who are out of control.
September 21, 2011
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY Surf with the Big Dogs The third annual Surf City Surf Dog event takes place in Huntington Beach, with opening ceremonies from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy. A Dog is Beachin' Fashion Show by Dog Is Good takes place at 6:30 p.m. A Hot Diggity Dog Expo takes place at the Strand outside the hotel from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, with a PAWabunga Canine Costume Contest & Owner Look-a-Like Contest...
By Michael Miller | September 7, 2011
When the Ocean View Little League All-Stars defeated Japan to emerge as 2011's world champions, they ended their season in dramatic fashion. Except that it wasn't the end of their season — not quite, anyway. The All-Stars, the first Orange County team to win the Little League Baseball World Series, are now busy making the publicity rounds. Saturday, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim honored the team in a pregame ceremony, and the Los Angeles Dodgers plan to do the same Sept.
By Britney Barnes, | August 27, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The bar and grill was humid with the number of people crammed inside. Every seat was taken and the pool tables were converted to couches for kids eating French fries. The already noisy room reached a fever pitch Saturday afternoon as Huntington Beach's Ocean View Little League secured a spot in the Little League Baseball World Series final. Kids and adults alike took to their feet at Suds Surf City Sports Grill, 5932 Warner Ave., after Ocean View defeated Big Sky Little League from Billings., Mont., 11-2, setting up a matchup against Japan at 9 a.m. PDT Sunday.
July 27, 2011
As a resident of Huntington Beach for more than 25 years, and a daily commuter on Pacific Coast Highway both north and southbound, I am appalled at the trash (especially plastic bags!) that accumulates along the entire span of Pacific Coast Highway through H.B., but predominantly the stretch between Beach Boulevard and the Santa Ana River Jetties, and also Bolsa Chica State Beach. It is obvious that plastic bags need to be banned in Huntington Beach, but especially at the state beaches, where thousands of people come every day for a day of fun and campfires at night, bringing everything in plastic bags that end up along the highway.
By Michael Miller | June 22, 2011
I got to be a celebrity once, kind of. It wasn't at Barnes & Noble or the Academy Awards or anything like that, but at Girls Inc. of Orange County. I had covered a few stories there as the Daily Pilot's education reporter, and when I arrived to write another, a pair of girls shrieked, "You're here!", then raced over and gave me a bear hug. Journalists may win Pulitzers, but they rarely get the paparazzi treatment. On the other hand, it's second nature for a man like Kelly Slater, who visited Huntington Beach on Tuesday evening to receive the key to Surf City.
By Alexandra Baird, Michael Miller and Mona Shadia, | May 18, 2011
When Sally Nobbs and her family jumped out of the windows of their Sunset Beach home to escape a five-alarm fire May 12, there was no going back: They lost everything. But almost immediately, Nobbs, who lived in the rented home with her boyfriend, his two sons and a roommate, was overwhelmed with the generosity of neighbors and friends. "When we were sitting on the beach and watching our house burn down, people were running up to us and giving us things we needed, like clothes and shoes," Nobbs said.
September 29, 2010
Huntington Beach residents can join in honoring their Native American ancestors and the earth with a pilgrimage across the Bolsa Chica Mesa. Bolsa Chica will be the location of two events Saturday at the 14th annual Pilgrimage of the Gabrielino/Tongva and Juaneno/Acjachemen people. A gathering at Bolsa Chica will happen at noon and 1:30 p.m. Participants should meet in the parking lot off Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue to walk across the Bolsa Chica Mesa to the memorial gardens.
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