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October 6, 2010
Election signs linger too long on sidewalks Wouldn't it be nice to see our elected officials create and pass an ordinance in Huntington Beach regarding campaign signs that clutter our city long after an election? In fact, I think it is unthinkable that anyone wishing to become an elected official in this city, county, state or country would leave such garbage behind. The city could impose a separate fee when registering, or it could fine the local campaign office for cleanup: $1 or $2 per sign and a $10 fine to the homeowner who leaves a sign out more than seven days after an election.
NEWS
June 11, 2009
A group of residents is planning to address the City Council on Monday about the ongoing cutting of ficus trees in their neighborhood, where officials have cut a number of trees in recent weeks to protect sewer lines. Laura Du Bow, a resident of Andaman Lane near the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, said she has polled people around her neighborhood for their views on cutting the trees, and more than half have responded that they want the city to leave the trees alone. She understands the city’s concerns, she said, but believes there are ways to please both sides.
NEWS
December 6, 2001
Allen MacDonald There's nothing wrong with aspiring to greatness. Edward Burns does with his fourth film, "Sidewalks of New York," a sometimes clever, often cloying peek into the romantic lives of a group of interconnected New Yorkers as they stumble through the pitfalls of relationships. Burns has created a slick production with talented actors, but doesn't appear to have any original thought or insight into the subject. Burns is obviously emulating the master of this territory, Woody Allen.
NEWS
November 11, 1999
At issue: We asked readers what they thought should be done in the planned refurbishing of Beach Boulevard. The city should pass an ordinance [so that] if there were to be any new buildings, painting or stucco, the builders would have a theme of maybe four colors to choose from, or even a surf-related theme instead of having every building up and down the street a different theme, style or color. And if anyone were to repaint a building, they could do it in blue, green or white, and then it would be a cost-efficient way to have our own Irvine Boulevard.
NEWS
December 23, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The city's infrastructure committee said it probably won't meet its self-imposed December deadline for getting recommendations to the City Council. "The more we learn, the longer this process is going to take," committee chairman Dick Harlow said. The committee has spent more than a year studying everything from sewers and sidewalks to streets and storm drains. Because the problems are so complex, the group probably won't be able to finish its work before March, said Gary Drysard, a consultant for the city.
NEWS
May 6, 2004
My wife and I went down to Main Street one Sunday afternoon. When we first got there I met one of the merchants who was complaining about how filthy our Downtown was. I was kidding him that he must be exaggerating. We took off to inspect all of Main Street from the third block to Pacific Coast Highway. What a filthy sight -- trash in the street and all over the sidewalks, cigarette butts by the hundreds in front of Starbucks and the Sugar Shack Cafe, sidewalks that look like they haven't been cleaned for ages and trash in the shrubberies.
NEWS
By By Dave Brooks | February 2, 2006
Bob Valeski gathered signatures and convinced the city to rip out mature trees on Brush Drive. But then Theresa Chaque stepped in.Theresa Chaque just loves trees, especially the ones on Brush Drive near her home. She enjoys admiring their size, touching their trunks and occasionally giving them a nice, soft hug. Neighbor Bob Valeski is a different story. To him, the trees are a nuisance. They have roots that crack the sidewalk and leaves that litter the gutter. Tear them all down, he declares -- Brush Drive doesn't need them.
NEWS
February 10, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The time has come to educate residents about the need -- and the hefty cost -- of repairing the city's infrastructure, the City Council decided Monday. The council voted 6-0 (Councilman Ralph Bauer absent) to hire the Laguna Hills-based public relations firm of Frank Wilson & Associates to help convince the public to spend an estimated $1.3 billion over the next 20 years to fix everything from sewers and streets to sidewalks and storm drains.
NEWS
By JERRY PERSON | August 30, 2007
By chance I attended the Aug. 20 City Council meeting and one item on that night?s agenda concerned the look of Main Street. This item had been submitted by Mayor Gil Coerper concerning the ?flea market? appearance of Main Street with its array of sales tables and clothing racks on the public sidewalks. I thought Mayor Coerper and Police Chief Ken Small might be interested in the following piece of history that occurred in 1923. Chief of Police Jack Tinsley in August of 1923 ordered merchant displays and display cases of every character along the sidewalks of Main Street be removed at once, as they gave an ugly appearance to visitors who come to our city.
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
o7The following is from the Sept. 6 meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council. f7 SIDEWALK CLEANING Eleanor Henry asked that ficus trees downtown be replaced with trees that do not litter the sidewalks. She suggested that merchants might clean up the sidewalks in front of their businesses. She also asked about the drainage problem at the bottom of the Third Street hill. "They say a spring is causing the flow at the base of Third Street -- right now it's a flood and cattails are growing in the planter box," Henry said.
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NEWS
March 20, 2013
The new Bruxie to open soon in Huntington Beach will include a feature unique to the location. Known for its waffle sandwiches, the fifth Orange County Bruxie will be the first to have "Bruxie Streetside. " Patrons will be able to walk up to the curbside window at 7 a.m. and order a sandwich and a drink. During a hard hat tour Tuesday morning, Bruxie managing partner Dean Simon said the restaurant will have more than 90 indoor and outdoor seats and the same menu, where no item is more than $10. Along with the sandwiches, Bruxie is known for its old-fashioned cane sugar sodas and Wisconsin frozen custard.
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NEWS
June 20, 2012
A Tustin couple has sued Huntington Beach over a bicycle accident in which the wife was injured after her wheel became lodged in a crevice in the pavement. Darlene and Gerald Goens, who filed the lawsuit June 1, claim that she suffered injuries that prevented her from going to work after she was thrown from her bicycle in July 2011 near the Beach Hut at 21529 Pacific Coast Hwy. The lawsuit argues that the sidewalk was improperly maintained and names the state and county as additional defendants.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | January 26, 2011
Although a city tree is damaging Paul and Sherie Bastien's property, they can't get rid of it, they say. After giving up on the idea of getting the city to remove the tree, the couple who live on Newhaven Lane with their two children decided to pay for removing it themselves in hopes of reducing any further damage to their sidewalk, pool pump and block wall. "I either pay for the tree or let my property get damaged," said Paul Bastien, 43. "I'd rather save my property. I'm saving in the long run. " Dealing with the city, however, proved to be a catch-22 scenario, the Bastiens said.
NEWS
January 5, 2011
A Huntington Beach woman wants $3,000 after she tripped over a section of uneven sidewalk. Alysia Labonte, 55 , filed a claim with the city Dec. 20 alleging it is responsible for her fall, according to the public documents. Labonte's foot caught on a portion of uplifted sidewalk on Laurelhurst Street at about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, according to the claim. She broke her elbow, sprained her wrist and bruised her shoulder, knees and hands, according to the claim. Labonte has no health insurance, according to the claim.
NEWS
October 6, 2010
Election signs linger too long on sidewalks Wouldn't it be nice to see our elected officials create and pass an ordinance in Huntington Beach regarding campaign signs that clutter our city long after an election? In fact, I think it is unthinkable that anyone wishing to become an elected official in this city, county, state or country would leave such garbage behind. The city could impose a separate fee when registering, or it could fine the local campaign office for cleanup: $1 or $2 per sign and a $10 fine to the homeowner who leaves a sign out more than seven days after an election.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
Things were quite different when Randy Lewis surfed for the first time 49 years ago. There was no video, no Internet, no media hoopla surrounding surfing, the way the sport is covered from all angles today, he said. Lewis is far from complaining. In fact, he said he's more than thrilled about the exposure and coverage today's surf athletes and the sport are receiving. On Friday, Lewis will receive his just due when he steps into the limelight to be inducted into surfing lore.
NEWS
June 11, 2009
A group of residents is planning to address the City Council on Monday about the ongoing cutting of ficus trees in their neighborhood, where officials have cut a number of trees in recent weeks to protect sewer lines. Laura Du Bow, a resident of Andaman Lane near the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, said she has polled people around her neighborhood for their views on cutting the trees, and more than half have responded that they want the city to leave the trees alone. She understands the city’s concerns, she said, but believes there are ways to please both sides.
NEWS
December 17, 2008
The website of the great Makar company lists 17 very high-end properties, such as the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach, the Hilton Anaheim Hotel Convention Center and the Wyndham Orange County. All together, a great and powerful lineup of properties. Why then cannot this master developer install at least a temporary replacement sidewalk next to its Pacific City project site along Huntington Street? For many years, there was a serviceable asphalt pedestrian way extending down Huntington Street from Atlanta Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway.
NEWS
By JERRY PERSON | August 30, 2007
By chance I attended the Aug. 20 City Council meeting and one item on that night?s agenda concerned the look of Main Street. This item had been submitted by Mayor Gil Coerper concerning the ?flea market? appearance of Main Street with its array of sales tables and clothing racks on the public sidewalks. I thought Mayor Coerper and Police Chief Ken Small might be interested in the following piece of history that occurred in 1923. Chief of Police Jack Tinsley in August of 1923 ordered merchant displays and display cases of every character along the sidewalks of Main Street be removed at once, as they gave an ugly appearance to visitors who come to our city.
NEWS
By By Dave Brooks | February 2, 2006
Bob Valeski gathered signatures and convinced the city to rip out mature trees on Brush Drive. But then Theresa Chaque stepped in.Theresa Chaque just loves trees, especially the ones on Brush Drive near her home. She enjoys admiring their size, touching their trunks and occasionally giving them a nice, soft hug. Neighbor Bob Valeski is a different story. To him, the trees are a nuisance. They have roots that crack the sidewalk and leaves that litter the gutter. Tear them all down, he declares -- Brush Drive doesn't need them.
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