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August 22, 2002
Safety should be a priority during home repairs and improvements. Your choice of attire, management of tools and materials and use of dangerous chemicals are some of the issues to be considered. Always wear clothing that is close-fitting so that it doesn't get caught in moving machine parts and sturdy shoes with a good grip. Remove all jewelry. If possible, wear gloves to protect your hands from chemicals or other irritants Safety glasses and goggles are recommended for working in almost any area of your home and yard.
NEWS
June 22, 2000
Kenneth Ma HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Up until about eight months ago, Chris Frei could be seen walking on the pier with his 2-year-old daughter, Maggie."
NEWS
July 2, 2008
While you may be watching hamburgers sizzle on the grill or the patriotic parade down Main Street, there is one group in Surf City that will be watching a different scene. We’re talking about the Huntington Beach Police Department. All 232 members of the force will be on duty on the Fourth to ensure residents and visitors have a safe Independence Day. The Independent has said it before, and we’ll say it again: Praise is due to a department that has taken much-needed measures to squelch the violence of years past.
NEWS
November 13, 2009
John H. Eader Elementary School was put on voluntary lockdown for about 30 minutes today as a police situation occurred nearby. School officials held students inside for safety at the school on Magnolia Street and Hamilton Avenue, according to a newsletter e-mail from Principal Cynthia Guerrero. A police official said a man with several misdemeanor warrants ran from an officer and the department was conducting a perimeter check to find him. Eader officials called the Huntington Beach Police Department after helicopters began flying over the school at 2:50 p.m., according to the e-mail.
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By Heather Grow | September 8, 2010
As the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, it's important to compare our patriotic attitudes then to our attitudes today. Nine years ago, we vowed to never forget: To never forget how we felt as we collectively watched the Twin Towers collapse. To never forget that nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost. And to never forget that more than 400 brave emergency workers lost their lives trying to save others. We lit candles to memorialize the lost. We donated blood to help the survivors.
NEWS
By: Barbara Diamond | September 9, 2005
City officials pitched safety as the main reason to discourage street and driveway grades in excess of 12%. The City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday to approve a Local Coastal Plan amendment requesting California Coastal Commission certification and to adopt an ordinance amendment. "In effect, this makes undeveloped hillsides de facto open space," property owner Paul Alione said. City Manager Ken Frank said the ordinance affects only driveways on buildable lots and does not alter the status of a legal building site.
NEWS
October 5, 2000
-- Compiled by Torus Tammer; Photo by XXXXX AGE: 55 years, 7 months and proud of it FAMILY: Married 34 years to husband, Lynn, with one son, Eric, and a dog, Rowdy. EDUCATION: Associate degree from Mt. San Antonio College EXPLAIN YOUR JOB: Administrative secretary to marine safety beach parking, beach maintenance at lifeguard headquarters, city of Huntington Beach YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 11-year breast cancer survivor PERSONAL MOTTO: Life is short -- eat dessert first.
NEWS
November 9, 2000
-- Story by Torus Tammer, photo by XXXXXX SHE IS Making sure you don't fall off the indoor wall FIRST STEP Ortega, 35, learned how to climb two years ago, after enrolling in a course at Golden West College. "It was an 18-week course, and all we did for one entire semester was learn climbing techniques and safety," she said. INSPIRED TO LEARN Reading an essay about climbing by Judy Aldrich Garland was the impetus behind Ortega's decision to tackle the challenging sport.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 2, 2009
A year after Sean Guite set the Huntington Beach High single-season passing record with 2,346 yards, Coach Eric Lo said he’d like for the Oilers to run the ball a bit more this year. Guite, a senior, will be a part of that, too. “I can’t say enough great things,” said Lo of Guite, a second-team All-Sea View League selection who was fifth in the county in passing yards. “Strong arm, smart kid, and he’s a stronger runner than he was last year.
NEWS
March 29, 2001
This week we are going to look at the life of yet another past president of our local Lions Club and Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Bill Schryer. It was in the snow-covered town of Menominee in the northern part of Michigan that our man Wilfred L. 'Bill' Schryer first saw the light of day on Dec. 30, 1898. Schryer once described this hometown of Menominee as a "good place to come from, but a darn poor place to go back to." His family moved to California and settled in the little town of Olive, near Anaheim in October 1906, when Bill was 8. He received his formal education in the Olive-Olinda area before joining the navy in 1918.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 3, 2014
Monitoring kids' online activities, becoming more familiar with the various social media platforms and smartphone applications, and knowing Internet login information were some of the tips parents received to protect their children from sexual predators. Huntington Beach police detectives told parents Wednesday during an Internet safety presentation at the Central Library to be more involved in their children's social media activity. The hourlong seminar was prompted by a recent local sexual predator case . Jackson Roland Westermeyer, 18, is accused of exchanging lewd photos and soliciting sex from minors in Huntington Beach and elsewhere.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 3, 2014
The California Department of Public Health fined Fountain Valley Regional Hospital $75,000 on Friday for failing to follow policies to ensure patient safety. The facility was penalized for an incident that occurred in December 2011, when a patient died after hitting her head on the hospital floor during a procedure, according to a press statement. The Department of Public Health fined seven other hospitals in the state for noncompliance with safety policies. This is Fountain Valley Regional's fourth penalty.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 29, 2013
The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force, in its continuing effort to tackle problems in the area, focused last week on parking safety. The committee decided last Thursday to recommend that the City Council look into better security measures in the public parking structure, at Third Street and Walnut Avenue, and find a way to increase its use by downtown employees. "People tell me all the time that they don't feel safe and it smells like urine," task force member Kim Kramer said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 24, 2013
Thousands of people flocked to Huntington Beach on Monday to watch surfing legend Kelly Slater and other professionals ride the waves during the U.S. Open of Surfing. But Huntington Beach Lifeguard 3 supervisor Greg Eisele and Lifeguard 2 supervisor Sean McLaughlin were busy watching the beachgoers from the pier, radioing to ground and water units if people were too far out in the water. "It's really easy to see the rip currents [from the pier], so we can help the tower guards out," Eisele said.
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By Andrew Shortall | November 27, 2012
For seven years, developers have tried to expand Huntington Harbour. Now one company has taken a significant step toward that goal. At its Nov. 19 meeting, the Huntington Beach City Council unanimously approved the Harmony Cove Marina project, which will install a 23-boat slip marina, outdoor dining restaurant, metered parking and a kayak and paddle board rental kiosk to a 2.28-acre site. "It seems like a pretty reasonable use for this area that's under utilized," Councilman Keith Bohr said at the meeting.
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By Michael Miller | September 24, 2012
If the head negotiators from the Huntington Beach police and fire associations had had a podium of their own during Monday's night's Surf City Tea Party candidate forum, it might have turned into the free-for-all of the year. Instead, the employee groups got a spirited defense from just one man at the head of the Huntington Beach Central Library's downstairs conference room. And a fighting Irishman, at that. William "Billy" O'Connell was the only one of the five candidates in attendance to voice opposition to Measure Z, a November ballot measure that would repeal a property tax that helps to pay police and firefighter pensions.
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By Mona Shadia | September 19, 2012
The live-in boyfriend of Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath has withdrawn his initial plans to run for city clerk and instead is seeking a seat on the Huntington Beach Union High School District's board. Edward Pinchiff, an attorney, filed his candidate statement Aug. 9 and was qualified to run two days later, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. "As a long-term resident of Huntington Beach raising two future HBUHSD students, I want to ensure that our children receive a top-tier college preparatory curriculum and practical vocational training in a safe environment," he said in a statement.
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By Michael Miller | September 18, 2012
Huntington Beach's police and fire associations have endorsed the same three candidates for City Council this year, each backing Jill Hardy, Jim Katapodis and Billy O'Connell out of the field of 12 contenders. The Huntington Beach Police Officers Assn. selected the candidates last week, according to President Jason Melschau. The Huntington Beach Firefighter's Assn. endorsed the trio in an undated post on its website. Melschau said the association's committee conducted interviews with all the candidates who responded, although he declined to give an exact number.
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By Michael Miller | September 12, 2012
Tuesday evening, the concrete steps by the Huntington Beach Pier were filled with men in blue: police, firefighters and others in uniform. As Police Chief Ken Small was keen to point out, they were lucky men in blue. Each of them had lived another day to attend the ceremony. At the city's Patriot Day Ceremony, held on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden got only a brief mention, as did the War on Terror and global politics in general. The majority of the attention focused on those who gave their lives in the line of duty - for whom heroism was, before anything else, a job. That meant that, in the course of honoring the first responders on 9/11, Small also paid tribute to Kenyon Youngstrom, a California Highway Patrol officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop earlier this month.
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By Mona Shadia | July 27, 2012
The Huntington Beach city clerk has asked the proponents and opponents of a controversial property tax ballot measure to correct and clarify some of their arguments. Enough signatures were gathered to place the measure on the November ballot to revoke a pre-1978 public safety employee retirement tax, which levies $15 per $100,000 of assessed property value and brings the city's general budget $4.2 million a year, according to city records. Most of City Clerk Joan Flynn's objections targeted the pro side of the argument.
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