September 22, 2010
YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Surf rock band the Breakaways perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall as part of the Summer Concert Series. The show is free. SATURDAY: Michael & The Lonesome Playboys, a country-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Ubaldini (pictured), performs at Fitzgeralds Pub, 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 968-4523. SUNDAY: Old World German Festival Garden, 7561 Center Ave., No. 49, Huntington Beach hosts its weekly dachshund races from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 and parking is free.
July 28, 2010
The U.S. Open of Surfing is set to descend on Huntington Beach on Saturday — and with it, one of the largest tourist crowds of the year. To the city's beachfront hotels, that means reservations filling up by May or June. To drivers, it means gridlock around Pacific Coast Highway. To restaurants, it means a bonanza of potential customers. And to the city's Marketing and Visitors Bureau, it means just that: plenty of marketing and plenty of visitors. "It brings a lot more foot traffic to the community to spend dollars in the community, including staying in the hotels," said Steve Bone, the bureau's president.
July 14, 2010
A Buena Park woman was apprehended Friday after allegedly hitting her fiancé with her car twice before attempting to run over foot officers and leading a police chase down Pacific Coast Highway, officials said. Maureen Geddie, 65, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol and was booked Friday into the Huntington Beach Jail, said Lt. Russell Reinhart in an e-mail. Geddie allegedly had an argument with her fiancé about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the beach parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway and Sixth Street and got into a 2003 silver Ford Taurus.
July 13, 2010
A Buena Park woman was apprehended Friday after allegedly hitting her fiancé with her car twice before attempting to run over foot officers and a police chase down Pacific Coast Highway, officials said. Maureen Geddie, 65, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, and driving under the influence of alcohol and was booked Friday into the Huntington Beach Jail, said Lt. Russell Reinhart, in an e-mail. Geddie allegedly had an argument with her fiancé about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the beach parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway and Sixth Street and got into the car. She allegedly reversed the car into her 60-year-old fiancé knocking him to the ground and then accelerated a second time hitting him again as he attempted to get up, Reinhart said.
June 16, 2010
Areas 1 and 2 No significant crime reported. Area 3 Lake Street: A loud party was reported at 10:35 p.m. Monday. The caller said the neighbors were partying and talking loudly from the area around Huntington Beach High School. 13th Street: Battery was reported after a transient living in a garage tried to attack the caller at 8:31 a.m. Monday. The caller said the male transient hit the caller in the head and had him in a head lock in the laundry room before leaving.
June 3, 2010
A Chino Hills man wants more than $150,000 for a broken wrist he asserts the city is responsible for. Robert Marc Sherwood, 42, filed a claim May 13 after his bicycle tire allegedly tripped over a crevice in a bike path and flipped over in Huntington Beach. Sherwood was riding Nov. 14 on a path on Pacific Coast Highway, north of Seapoint Avenue. He bike flipped when he hit a hole in the path on the right side that was covered with sand, according to the claim. Sherwood fractured his left wrist in the fall, according to the claim.
April 29, 2010
Parking passes will no longer be prorated in Surf City, thanks to budget cuts. The Huntington Beach Municipal Beach Parking Pass will cost the same amount all year. The city recently had to cut $4 million from its budget to fill a revenue shortfall. The pass costs $150, or $50 for those 62 and older. The pass is valid at the Promenade Parking Structure and lots along Pacific Coast Highway from Beach Boulevard to Seapoint Avenue. Passes can be bought at the Community Services Counter at City Hall on 2000 Main St., or at Beach Division Headquarters at 103 Pacific Coast Hwy. For more information, call (714)
April 8, 2010
Paintball players, enthusiasts and spectators are expected to descend on the beach for a national tournament this weekend. The National Professional Paintball League is holding its annual Super 7 World Series Surf City Open from Friday through Sunday on the beach at First Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The tournament will bring together 120 teams of amateur to professional players from around the U.S. and Canada. Paintball is played by two teams of up to seven players who have seven minutes to try to capture the opposing team’s flags while eliminating as much of the opposition as possible.