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By Jennifer Lane | February 19, 2014
When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling. "I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would drop at any time. It was really scary for Beth. " For about a year, the couple didn't cycle. Then they heard about electric bikes. After test riding several, they decided on Pedego, and that led them to where they are today - operating the Pedego Electric Bikes shop in Seal Beach, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
By John Canalis | February 12, 2014
The Huntington Beach Independent is expanding into Seal Beach. Los Angeles Times subscribers who live in Seal Beach will receive the Independent with their papers every Thursday. The Independent will also be inserted into copies of The Times sold in newspaper racks and at retail locations, such as grocery stores and cafes. Since the Independent already circulates in neighboring Sunset Beach, as well as Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, we found adding a neighboring beach town a natural fit for our newspaper group.
By Chris Epting | December 23, 2013
Norma Gibbs' soft laughter blends peacefully with the wind chimes outside her airy and cozy Huntington Harbour home, which is all decorated for Christmas, complete with fresh-baked cookies and tea on the table. She is recounting a moment from 1970, just before she became the first city councilwoman in Huntington Beach history. She and then-Mayor Don Shipley were in the process of battling developers that wanted to build high-rise buildings stretching for miles along our beachfront.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 3, 2013
An Orange County Transportation Authority committee this week recommended adding at least one lane to both sides of a portion of the 405 Freeway. The Regional Planning and Highways Committee voted 6 to 2, with directors Gary Miller and Matthew Harper dissenting, to suggest adding one general-purpose lane in each direction of a 14-mile stretch between Seal Beach and Costa Mesa. The recommendation slightly alters what is known as Alternative 1 by calling for the single lane to be constructed in such a way as to allow an additional lane to be built in the future, said OCTA spokesman Joel Zlotnik.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 21, 2013
The children of a woman who was killed two years ago during a mass shooting at a Seal Beach salon have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her alleged killer. Chelsea and Chad Huff are suing Scott Dekraai, of Huntington Beach, for unspecified damages in the death of their 47-year-old mother, Michelle Fournier, at her workplace in Seal Beach on Oct. 12, 2011. The Huffs are the latest complainants to file suit against the suspect. According to their lawyer, Susan Sneidmiller, a total of nine complaints have been filed against Dekraai.
October 3, 2013
The Huntington Beach office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will be closed as a result of the government shutdown, according to an announcement on his website. "The staff who would normally answer my phones have been furloughed," the announcement said. The website directs his constituents to contact him at . "I'm in Washington, D.C., working to see that this situation gets resolved as soon as possible," he said in the announcement.
June 19, 2013
Surfers will drop their boards, at least for a few hours, to help clean their local beaches during International Surfing Day. Tony Soriano, the Huntington Beach and Seal Beach chapter president of the Surfrider Foundation, will be hosting a beach cleanup and paddle-out at Huntington City Beach near Sixth Street and Pacific Coast Highway from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday. "I find that when I surf out there in the water, I find so much trash lying all over the place," he said. "I find so much debris lying all over.
By Rhea Mahbubani | June 19, 2013
Lloyd Glick has played the trumpet for almost 80 years. Forty of those have been with the Huntington Beach Concert Band, where he is the oldest player and the only remaining pioneer member. "I just love playing the trumpet and enjoy the companionship of musical groups," said Glick, 89, who has also spent time with community bands in Los Angeles, Lakewood, Long Beach and Fountain Valley. "It's second nature for me. " Starting this weekend, the 80-piece troupe will host a concert series at 5 p.m. every Sunday throughl Sept.
By Andrea Hanst | May 29, 2013
Summer is in the air and for many Huntington Beach locals that means one thing, The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Anticipation is palpable for the brand new sponsors and the community can't wait to see what they're bringing. One thing for certain, the Surfrider Foundation's second annual After the Open benefit is happening and if you didn't attend last year's spectacular event, then you missed an after party to end all others. After the Open will once again be held at the Waterfront Hilton Resort in the Driftwood Sands venue directly behind the hotel adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway.
May 21, 2013
Our wonderful Chief of Police Ken Small has announced his retirement (" Police chief to retire, May 16 "). It is a sad day for Huntington, as Ken truly cared about the safety of our residents and would often go beyond the call of duty, always answering phone calls and emails. He was approachable, which is a rare quality. Our chief supported the work of Save Our Strays of Huntington Beach and OCSPCA, also a Huntington Beach organization, even though for the most part this city views the group's goals as irrelevant — animals never generate revenue, and we are the only coastal city from Seal Beach through San Clemente that does not have our own shelter.
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