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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 9, 2013
On a breezy Saturday morning in the parking lot of Huntington State Beach, Jesus Trujillo was involved in some last-minute preparations before participating in the Huntington Beach triathlon and 5K. The 23-year-old from Rowland Heights had half of his wetsuit on as he used a pump to inflate his bicycle tires before the "Surf City Sprint" started. "I've always wanted to do a triathlon. I've been wanting to do it for years," Trujillo said. "Then one day I was in a bike ride down in Long Beach and saw their poster.
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From the Los Angeles Times | January 29, 2013
The man accused of the 2011 Seal Beach salon massacre is currently under mental evaluation in a jail medical ward after having to be subdued with pepper balls when he attempted to break the windows and furniture in a jail day room. Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County sheriff's department, said Scott Dekraai, of Huntington Beach, was alone in a jail day room used by inmates as an exercise room on Saturday about 2:30 p.m. when he began trying to break the windows, throwing objects and screaming.
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From the Los Angeles Times | January 25, 2013
An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a jailhouse informant's recordings that captured the Seal Beach salon shooting suspect talking about the October 2011 mass slaying must be turned over to the defense. Prosecutors had said that the defense was not entitled to the recordings, made shortly after Scott Dekraai, 42, of Huntington Beach, was taken into custody on suspicion of killing eight people in a mid-day 2011 shooting rampage at a hair salon. About 132 hours of secretly recorded tapes were captured between Dekraai and the informant, according to court documents.
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From the Los Angeles Times | November 19, 2012
Just over a year after a man stormed into a Seal Beach salon and began firing, killing eight people in the small coastal community's deadliest shooting, guests mingled inside a building Sunday  that looked vastly different  from the place where the tragedy unfolded. Salon Meritage has been gutted, its layout drastically altered. At its grand opening Sunday, those involved talked of renewal and of not letting the man accused of perpetrating the crime "win. " "It's a rebirth, not just for the wonderful people who work here but the community," said Fernando Dutra, the contractor on the reconstruction project.
SPORTS
October 24, 2012
Jim Harris, Bruce Belcher and Jim Staunton are three of 19 people to be honored during a luncheon Thursday as 2011-12 Distinguished Service and Hall of Fame Awardees from the CIF Southern Section. Harris, who died last October, was named to the Hall of Fame for his 33-year tenure as coach of the boys' basketball program at Ocean View. Belcher and Staunton both received the Distinguished Service award. Belcher spent 36 years at Edison and retired as athletic director in 2010. Staunton, a former principal at Huntington Beach High, retired as CIF Southern Section commissioner in July, 2011.
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By Chris Epting | October 9, 2012
It's hard to believe that this Friday marks one year. Do you remember where you were when you heard? I was driving back from Los Angeles, on my way to a vigil outside the home of beloved Ocean View High School coach Jim Harris, who would soon die from cancer. My column that next week began with, "The mercury pushed up near 100 degrees throughout the region, the sort of strange, unseasonably arid kind of day that will prompt at least a few to start wondering about 'earthquake weather.' It was a summer day that didn't happen all summer, and the odd, almost-eerie stillness that comes with such an afternoon was obliterated about 1:30 when a gunman in Seal Beach opened fire, killing eight innocent people (and injuring a ninth)
SPORTS
October 3, 2012
Fountain Valley High is hosting a poker tournament fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center, 17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley. Proceeds benefit all Fountain Valley High programs. For registration and other information, contact Glenn Grandis at (714) 457-3557. * Club volleyball tryout is Saturday Club H Volleyball of Huntington Beach will hold tryout sessions for its 2012-13 season starting Saturday at Golden West College.
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By Joe Haakenson | September 27, 2012
Nothing against the U.S. Open of Surfing, which reflects how big surfing has become on a financial level for both sponsors and the pro surfers, but if you want to go to a surfing contest and actually see some world-class surfing without sharing your view with a couple hundred thousand of your best friends, you're in luck. The American Pro Surfing Series is a three-event series, with all three contests being held on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The first event was held back in April, and event No. 2 will take place Friday and Saturday.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
An Orange County judge on Friday ordered the release of portions of grand jury testimony in the case against a former tugboat crewman accused of fatally shooting eight people in a two-minute burst of violence last October at a Seal Beach hair salon. Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals told attorneys for accused killer Scott Dekraai, a Huntington Beach resident, that releasing some of the grand jury testimony wouldn't "deny your client a fair trial. " Portions of the transcript, however, will remain sealed when the testimony is released next month, Goethals ordered.
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By Michael Miller | March 21, 2012
State and county agencies may know by the end of this summer how they intend to widen the 405 Freeway, which has been targeted for renovation to accommodate predicted increases in traffic. Niall Barrett, a program manager for the Orange County Transportation Authority, said during a presentation Thursday at the Fountain Valley Mayor's Breakfast that officials are considering three alternatives to widen the freeway for 14 miles between the 605 in Seal Beach and the 73 in Costa Mesa.
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