March 18, 2010
A 10-year-old boy from Temecula is asking for more than $500,000 after he allegedly burned the bottom of his foot in a fire pit in Huntington Beach. Chad Kanow, through his parents, filed a claim March 5 for an unknown amount. A claim is the precursor to a lawsuit. Chad was at the beach near Brookhurst Street and Pacific Coast Highway, walking to the ocean when he stepped on a fire pit covered with sand about 9:30 a.m. in September, according to the claim. He suffered second- and third-degree burns from the fire pit, which was still hot, according to the claim.
March 4, 2010
The 3/1 Marines Foundation is hosting its second annual ?3/1 Run? to support the Marines on March 13. The 5K run/walk fundraiser will support the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. Huntington Beach adopted the ?Thundering Third? in April 2005 and has supported them through the foundation with care packages, events and programs to support the Marines and their families. The fundraiser will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. Participants will head north to 10th Street and back, and medals will be awarded to the fastest runners in each age group.
March 4, 2010
The final portion of the Magnolia Marsh was reunited with the ocean after more than 100 years of separation as the final portions of the levee blocking the wetlands from the ocean were removed Friday. The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy has been working for more than a year to restore the third and final portion of the wetlands to its original state. The yellow Excavator scooped mud out of the earthen levee that used to separate the wetlands from the Huntington Beach channel, removing the last of the barrier north of Magnolia Street.
February 11, 2010
Police arrested an Anaheim man on suspicion of vehicle burglary at a beachside parking lot Tuesday morning and are urging residents not to hide their keys on the exteriors of their cars. Julius Sager, 52, was arrested at a parking lot along Pacific Coast Highway near Goldenwest Street, where officers were conducting surveillance due to recent vehicle burglaries, Det. Sgt. Sam Lopez said. Detectives saw Sager, whom they had arrested before on suspicion of burglary in the same area, drive into the parking lot and watch surfers change into their wetsuits, then attempt to enter a truck with a key that the driver had hidden on its exterior, Lopez said.
February 4, 2010
Fitting enough for a Super Bowl Sunday, the scale of the Surf City USA Marathon keeps getting bigger and bigger every year, as well. More than 20,000 runners are expected to compete in three divisions — marathon, half marathon and 5K — in the 14th annual event Sunday morning. That’s the most ever to compete in the race formerly known as the Pacific Shoreline Marathon, organizers said, and about 2,000 runners more than last year. The race sold out early, but they tried to satisfy the extra demand.
February 4, 2010
A woman fatally struck by a car while walking across Pacific Coast Highway in Sunset Beach the night of Jan. 28 has been identified by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner’s Office as 70-year-old Olga Reveles of Huntington Beach. According to dispatcher Beth Smith of the California Highway Patrol, Reveles was in a crosswalk when the vehicle struck her at about 9:20 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Coral Cay Lane. She died at the scene. A spokesman for the highway patrol said the incident was still under investigation and no charges had been filed against the driver.