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By Amanda Pennington | March 30, 2006
Ocean View High School students were among hundreds if not thousands of youths from campuses throughout Southern California who walked out of classes this week to protest a controversial immigration reform bill. About 40 students left the campus at Warner Avenue and Gothard Street after their first-period classes Monday and Tuesday. They carried signs and Mexican and American flags as they walked around the block, yelling and flashing peace signs at passing motorists, many of whom honked in response.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | August 6, 2008
Native Americans and local land preservation groups who have been protesting a Bolsa Chica housing development for two months have now brought their demonstrations into the development they oppose. A couple dozen Native Americans and other opponents of the Brightwater development on the Bolsa Chica Mesa walked through the land to register their ire. Hearthside Homes’ Brightwater, the project in question, sits on land that held at least 174 sets of ancient remains and thousands of artifacts.
BUSINESS
By Michael Alexander | May 28, 2008
American Indian groups planned to hold a demonstration from 5 to 6 p.m. today on the Bolsa Chica mesa to protest what they called disrespect for their ancestors’ remains. In addition to protesting developer Hearthside Homes’ handling of 174 sets of human remains at their Brightwater property, they planned to gather signatures for a letter to the California Coastal Commission. Members of the Gabrielino-Tongva, Juaneño and Chumash tribes were scheduled to attend the protest, along with supporters.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
Jenny Marder What at first glance appeared to be an American flag whipped feverishly back and forth in the wind across the street from Boeing Co., Huntington Beach on Saturday. Underneath it, a dozen people waved signs and banners at passing traffic. The stars on the flag were missing, replaced by corporate emblems: Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Warner Bros., General Electric, ABC and Playboy Enterprises, among others. The anti-corporate protest on Saturday at Boeing was intended to be one of nearly 100 demonstrations across the country organized to oppose war profiteering by big businesses.
NEWS
January 23, 2003
Paul Clinton Protesters touting an anti-war message showed up at Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's Surf City office at noontime Tuesday to urge the hawkish congressman to back off support for military force against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. "The main focus is wanting to put on the brakes [on military action against Hussein]," group spokesman Dayve Hind said Tuesday, shortly before the protest. "That's the central focus today." The group, known as MoveOn, staged similar protests at about 400 congressional offices across the country, Hind said.
NEWS
By Purnima Mudnal | March 30, 2006
Members of liberal activist group MoveOn trooped into U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's district office last week to protest President George Bush's proposed budget. Rohrabacher wasn't in the office during the March 23 protest, but that didn't stop the activists from delivering letters from 120 people opposed to the president's plan to cut $191 billion from Medicaid, Social Security, education and social services. The congressman later dismissed the complaints as "liberal hogwash."
NEWS
June 15, 2000
Angelique Flores HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Eleven students from Marina High School walked along Edinger Avenue carrying signs Saturday morning in protest of a Huntington Beach bagel shop they claim discriminates against kids. The teens are accusing owner Jim Cleary of JT's Bagels, across the street from Marina High, of refusing service to kids in favor of adult customers. Cleary denies the claim. "That's not true," Cleary said, upset at the protesters.
NEWS
August 1, 2008
Native Americans and local land preservation groups who have been protesting a Bolsa Chica housing development on Wednesdays will now protest on the first Saturday of every month — and plan to bring their demonstrations into the development they oppose. Hearthside Homes’ Brightwater, the project in question, sits on land that held at least 174 sets of ancient remains and thousands of artifacts. Protesters oppose both the removal of the remains and what they call a lack of proper reporting of what was dug up. Paul Moreno, on the board of the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, said the group was continuing its protest of the remains that were removed from the site.
NEWS
April 28, 2008
The Fountain Valley City Council will host a protest hearing to consider proposed hikes to city water rates May 20. The average monthly bill would rise from $25.62 to $29.83 according to a water rate analysis report commissioned by the city. The report suggests rate increases would combat rising costs in system maintenance, water, and a projected inflation rate of 4% that would put the utility’s budget in the red by the 2010/2011 fiscal year. Written protests to the increases are due to the City Clerk, 10200 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley, by the end of the May 20 meeting.
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 9, 2013
Chants of "USA!" and "Wake up, America!" joined the sound of honking horns Tuesday morning as foes of immigration reform rallied in downtown Huntington Beach. More than 20 people held signs that read "Support Homeless Vets," "Stop Illegal Immigration" and "Hire Americans" at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in front of Jack's Surfboards. "That open-door policy that the United States has, it's pathetic and sad," said Vaughn Becht, president of the Garden Grove-based California Coalition for Immigration Reform, which takes issue with the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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NEWS
By Stuart Pfeifer and Anthony Clark Carpio | September 16, 2013
A top female professional surfer wants Huntington Beach surf clothing company Roxy to stop using sexy images of its sponsored female surfers and instead focus on their athleticism. Three-time world champion surfer Cori Schumacher visited Roxy's offices Thursday to deliver more than 20,000 signatures from people who are upset about the company's focus on female surfers' bodies instead of their skills in the water. "We discussed the petition, the comments from the petition and how Roxy has the ability to be truly something different in the surf industry," she said after the meeting.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 13, 2013
A group of Huntington Beach residents protested at Mesa Water District's meeting Tuesday night, trying to stop the district from working with Poseidon Resources. To Mesa Water District President James Fisler's surprise, about 10 people were in attendance to voice their disapproval on the district's transparency of its operations and its decision to form a desalination advocacy group called CalDesal, which some from the protest group say has ties with Poseidon, which is building a plant in Huntington Beach.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | November 20, 2012
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday approved the plans of an Orange County firm to demolish and rezone two former school sites in order to construct homes at each site. Tri Pointe Homes will build 130 houses at 20 combined acres of space at the former Lamb and Wardlow elementary school sites, which the company bought from the Fountain Valley School District for $35 million last year. Both the proposals and zoning amendments — from public to residential — were passed, but by different margins.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | August 8, 2012
Some neighbors have voiced opposition to a beachside complex owner's plans to expand the property to include a restaurant and more retail and office space. Joe Daichendt, who owns Pierside Pavilion at 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., says the expansion will improve the property, drive away the homeless and bring more business investment to the city. The expansion will increase the four-story center by 30,000 square feet, adding more retail space to the first floor, a restaurant to the second floor, office space on the third and fourth floors, and a patio on the rooftop for the new restaurant.
NEWS
June 29, 2012
A flash mob and a walk for a free Syria is coming to Huntington Beach on Saturday near the pier. The Syrian American Council (SAC), a nonprofit organization formed to support the uprising of the Syrian people against the Assad regime, is hosting the walk and a flash mob from 5 to 7 p.m. The walk is scheduled to start at Goldenwest Street and Pacific Coast Highway, said SAC communications director Rashad Al-Dabbagh. “Free Syria” T-shirts will be sold at the beginning of the event, and everyone is encouraged to buy one and wear it during the walk.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | March 7, 2012
Members from the Occupy Orange County movement told the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday that they're considering Surf City for their next stop. Three Occupy members spoke during the public comments portion of the meeting, saying they would like to work with the city and police to set up camp in Huntington Beach for the betterment of the city. One of the three speakers was 20-year-old Huntington Beach resident Jacob Zerba, who said he's invested a lot of his time in Occupy.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 22, 2011
I guess it's fitting that this column will run in print on Thanksgiving Day. Every year at this time, we're supposed to reflect on what we're thankful for — which, in the United States, should include accessible schooling, lenient authorities and the right to free speech. A couple weeks ago, I covered a protest outside Huntington Beach High School, led by a core group of students who felt the school objectified learning too much and stifled their creativity. The story drew more reader comments than any I've written in years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 9, 2011
More than a dozen Huntington Beach High School students have protested in front of campus this week against what the leaders called an overemphasis on grades and assignments and a failure by teachers to encourage independent thought. The students, some of whom have skipped class for the demonstrations, gathered by the school at 1905 Main St. Juniors Rafael DeCamargo and Chris Casey and sophomore Canyon Stewart said they began the protest Monday morning and other students joined as the day progressed.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | October 19, 2011
The Fountain Valley School District's board room filled nearly to capacity Thursday night as parents, students and graduates of Fred Moiola K-8 School urged the district to stop the campus from closing. More than a dozen speakers took the microphone to protest the recommendation by the School Boundary & Closure Committee to shutter Moiola at the end of the school year. The committee in August recommended cutting Moiola to save the district about $375,000 annually. The speakers, who often drew loud applause from their peers, stressed to the trustees that the school amounted to more than numbers on a page.
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