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By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 31, 2013
Huntington Beach police on Wednesday arrested another suspect linked to the disturbance downtown after the U.S. Open of Surfing, according to a news release. Illario Niko Johnson, 18, of Chino, was arrested and booked into Huntington Beach City Jail on suspicion of arson, inciting a riot, participating in an unlawful assembly and refusing to disperse when ordered, according to authorities. Lt. Mitch O'Brien said Johnson resides in Chino but lived in West Covina to play football at his high school during his senior year.
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August 6, 2013
Huntington Beach police arrested a second suspect linked to the U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance through the means of social media, according to a Huntington Beach police statement. The 15-year-old Huntington Beach boy, whose identity is not being release, was booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall Thursday on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, vandalism, inciting a riot and refusing to disperse when ordered, according to authorities. The teen reportedly threw glass bottles at officers on Main Street and tipped over a portable restroom, authorities said.
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By Mona Shadia | October 12, 2011
Golden West College is getting ready to offer a new small-business certificate program that would incorporate social media and the effect it has on business success. The Entrepreneurship/Small Business Ownership Certificate will consist of seven required and five elective courses, said Jeff Haig, a business instructor at Golden West who also owns two businesses. Haig said there's a demand for these types of certificates. The program will be offered in the spring semester, which starts in January.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 20, 2014
A Huntington Beach teen accused of exchanging lewd photos with and soliciting sex from minors over a one-year period pleaded not guilty Thursday to 12 criminal counts. Jackson Roland Westermeyer, 18, of Huntington Beach entered his plea at the Orange County Superior Court West Justice Center in Westminster. Police called allegations that he posed as a girl on social media to lure victims, who ranged in age from 11 to 17, "complex and unique. " The Orange County district attorney's office filed 12 counts against the defendant, including meeting a minor to conduct lewd conduct, possessing child pornography and extortion of property by force or fear.
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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 Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | May 4, 2011
Students at Dwyer Middle School are testing their will power. They have shut television, video games and social media out of their lives. But only for 10 days. "Our goal is we want them to learn how to manage their time appropriately," said Assistant Principal Michelle Buckman. School Resource Officer Derek Young brought the challenge to the administration after reading that students who completed the challenge saw higher test scores and less bullying, Buckman said. The idea is to help students, who are still developing their habits, to learn to control their appetite for the 21st century's technology and lifestyle.
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By Kate Mather | July 30, 2013
Consider it a case of mis-tweeted identity. After photos of a suspect in Sunday's U.S. Open of Surfing unrestĀ  went viral , many people on social media identified the man they believed was depicted smashing a store window and cheering. But on Tuesday, Huntington Beach police said the name circulating the Internet was incorrect. Officials said detectives had spoken to Illario Niko Johnson, and although charges "are expected" against the 18-year-old West Covina resident for his involvement in the disturbance, his alleged actions were "not related to the window smash.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 10, 2013
Die-hard Dodger fan Aaron Roberts did what he had to in order to secure a spot in the Major League Baseball Fan Cave this season. He made promotional videos, stayed active on social media, wrote an essay and interviewed third baseman Adam Kennedy (who played for the Dodgers and the Angels' World Series team) to stay alive in the MLB contest. But the 28-year-old Huntington Beach resident knew that he needed to step it up a notch to stand out from the 25,000 other contestants hoping to win a spot in the MLB Fan Cave, a building in New York where select baseball fans are asked to watch and blog about every game of the season.
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March 21, 2012
Thanks to Chris Epting for writing the article about the dog problems at Bolsa Chica, the over-the-top dog obsession in Huntington Beach and raising awareness ( "The O'Reilly factor is at Bolsa Chica," In the Pipeline, Feb. 23). I have lived in H.B. for 37 years. I have been a dog and animal person most of my life. I have had all types of farm and exotic animals. Both my wife and I have become more fans of wild animals and less fans of the huge domestic animal population.
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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 | January 20, 2014
A Huntington Beach teen accused of exchanging lewd photos with and soliciting sex from minors over a one-year period pleaded not guilty Thursday to 12 criminal counts. Jackson Roland Westermeyer, 18, of Huntington Beach entered his plea at the Orange County Superior Court West Justice Center in Westminster. Police called allegations that he posed as a girl on social media to lure victims, who ranged in age from 11 to 17, "complex and unique. " The Orange County district attorney's office filed 12 counts against the defendant, including meeting a minor to conduct lewd conduct, possessing child pornography and extortion of property by force or fear.
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August 6, 2013
Huntington Beach police arrested a second suspect linked to the U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance through the means of social media, according to a Huntington Beach police statement. The 15-year-old Huntington Beach boy, whose identity is not being release, was booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall Thursday on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, vandalism, inciting a riot and refusing to disperse when ordered, according to authorities. The teen reportedly threw glass bottles at officers on Main Street and tipped over a portable restroom, authorities said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 31, 2013
Huntington Beach police on Wednesday arrested another suspect linked to the disturbance downtown after the U.S. Open of Surfing, according to a news release. Illario Niko Johnson, 18, of Chino, was arrested and booked into Huntington Beach City Jail on suspicion of arson, inciting a riot, participating in an unlawful assembly and refusing to disperse when ordered, according to authorities. Lt. Mitch O'Brien said Johnson resides in Chino but lived in West Covina to play football at his high school during his senior year.
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By Kate Mather | July 30, 2013
Consider it a case of mis-tweeted identity. After photos of a suspect in Sunday's U.S. Open of Surfing unrestĀ  went viral , many people on social media identified the man they believed was depicted smashing a store window and cheering. But on Tuesday, Huntington Beach police said the name circulating the Internet was incorrect. Officials said detectives had spoken to Illario Niko Johnson, and although charges "are expected" against the 18-year-old West Covina resident for his involvement in the disturbance, his alleged actions were "not related to the window smash.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 10, 2013
Die-hard Dodger fan Aaron Roberts did what he had to in order to secure a spot in the Major League Baseball Fan Cave this season. He made promotional videos, stayed active on social media, wrote an essay and interviewed third baseman Adam Kennedy (who played for the Dodgers and the Angels' World Series team) to stay alive in the MLB contest. But the 28-year-old Huntington Beach resident knew that he needed to step it up a notch to stand out from the 25,000 other contestants hoping to win a spot in the MLB Fan Cave, a building in New York where select baseball fans are asked to watch and blog about every game of the season.
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By Michael Miller | April 30, 2012
When I was a wet-behind-the-ears cub reporter in high school, I once interviewed a local teacher who had held her job for more than 30 years. At one point in our conversation, I asked if she had ever been recognized by the city - my assumption being that anyone who had served her school for so long must have a plaque or key of some kind. She seemed pleasantly surprised by the question, but responded that no, the politicians hadn't come knocking. That's the story for most teachers, who, the occasional state award or newspaper article aside, leave most of their legacy in the memories of former students.
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March 21, 2012
Thanks to Chris Epting for writing the article about the dog problems at Bolsa Chica, the over-the-top dog obsession in Huntington Beach and raising awareness ( "The O'Reilly factor is at Bolsa Chica," In the Pipeline, Feb. 23). I have lived in H.B. for 37 years. I have been a dog and animal person most of my life. I have had all types of farm and exotic animals. Both my wife and I have become more fans of wild animals and less fans of the huge domestic animal population.
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By Mona Shadia | October 12, 2011
Golden West College is getting ready to offer a new small-business certificate program that would incorporate social media and the effect it has on business success. The Entrepreneurship/Small Business Ownership Certificate will consist of seven required and five elective courses, said Jeff Haig, a business instructor at Golden West who also owns two businesses. Haig said there's a demand for these types of certificates. The program will be offered in the spring semester, which starts in January.
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