January 28, 2009
Several of the tens of thousands of national job cuts announced in recent days will occur here in Huntington Beach, as companies like Boeing, Quiksilver, Home Depot and Circuit City announce cutbacks and closures. According to the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification list, Boeing has laid off or will lay off 64 local employees from Jan. 1 to Feb. 19. The company’s Huntington Beach campus specializes in defense applications, following a restructuring after its long history in space aviation.
May 22, 2008
Oilers earn Quiksilver scholarships Quiksilver awarded a $2,500 scholarship to both Sara Taylor and AJ Collins of the Huntington Beach High surf team. The presentation came during the team?s annual banquet May 12 at the Elks Club of Huntington Beach. Huntington won the 2008 state title of the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. High School Conference. Quiksilver is a team sponsor. The Oilers, led by head coach Andy Verdone, will compete in June for the NSSA high school national title at Lower Trestles in San Clemente.
June 30, 2005
Andrew Edwards Teenagers in Shanghai can dig Orange County surf culture as much as California dudes, Quiksilver, Inc. chairman Robert McKnight Jr. said of the local surfwear business. McKnight spoke to a full room recently at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach. During his address, McKnight touched on the potential for the teenager-centered boardsports industry to use the allure of beach culture to enhance its worldwide appeal. "Half of the world's population lives at or near the beach and the other half can't wait to get there," McKnight said.
June 14, 2007
Audiences at Edwards Big Newport had an opportunity to meet professional surfer Rob Machado twice at a Quiksilver-sponsored event on June 6 — once in human form and again as a penguin. Machado, who won last year's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, joined more than 400 people at the theater for an advanced screening of Sony Pictures' "Surf's Up," an animated action-comedy profiling a young penguin surfer as he prepares for his first pro competition. In addition to providing advice to animators, Machado lent his voice to the film, starring as a penguin version of himself, complete with his signature hair and goatee.
April 17, 2008
Lawyers for a Huntington Beach man accused of e-mailing death threats to Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach are expected to discuss plea deals in the judge’s chambers today, prosecutors said. Steven Van Arroyo, 50, was arrested after allegedly threatening Moorlach’s life and his family’s through e-mail. His pre-trial is today. “I suspect that eventually this case will get resolved before trial,” said prosecutor Andre Manssourian. There is still a possibility that Moorlach will have to testify at the preliminary hearing, but that is unlikely, Manssourian said.
March 4, 2004
RICK FIGNETTI The Assn. of Surfing Professionals 2004 World Championship Tour season has started in Australia. The trials were run in 2- to 4-foot, fun right-handers at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia. There was one wildcard slot open into the tour's $260,000 Quiksilver Pro that was won by three-time South African national champ Shaun Gossman. In the opening round of competition, a win puts you in Round 3 and a loss sets you up to battle in Round 2, where you need a victory or you're knocked out. So far, looking good and taking some wins were world champ Andy Irons, who had a slow start but came on strong in the end with a clean barrel on a set and some mean carves to back it up, earning a 9.8, almost a perfect score.
July 28, 2005
JULY 28 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Quiksilver and Balboa Performing Arts Theater present Quiksilver's Family Movie Night, a free family event featuring the premiere of "Young Guns 2," a surf film starring Kelly Slater. There will be an autograph session with Quiksilver athletes, games, prizes and more. The event opens at 6:30 p.m. for picnics; the movie starts at 8:15 p.m. at Peninsula Park Field, next to the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. Information: (949)
March 13, 2003
Barbara Purks of Huntington Beach has been selected to sit on the 2003 Susan G. Komen spring luncheon committee. The annual luncheon event is a joint effort of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and High Priority, an Orange County-based breast cancer organization. Purks, who has been on the board of directors for two years, has been active with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for 11 years, has helped to organize the Race for the Cure, spring luncheons, golf tournaments and VIP dinners.
April 5, 2007
Watching the devastating footage of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004, surf filmmakers Timmy Turner and Kristian McCue of Huntington Beach had a hard time sitting idly by. The pair, along with other surf industry heavies — including Newport resident Bill Sharp, former editor of Surfing magazine; surf writer Matt George; and surf photographer Dustin Humphrey — have spent innumerable hours taking advantage of Indonesia's epic...
August 10, 2006
Edgy surf and sports apparel company Quiksilver Inc. recalled about 9,700 hooded sweatshirts that it said can pose a strangulation risk to children. Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver voluntarily recalled the sweatshirts. There were no reports of anyone being hurt. "There are no injuries, no problem," said Barbara McAndrews, Quiksilver attorney. "But the CPSC recommends that children's upper and outer wear not have drawstrings up at the neck." The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines indicate that drawstrings should be excluded in children's clothing.