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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | August 4, 2010
Our lives just get better all the time. I stopped by Orchard Supply Hardware the other day to get a new pair of garden clogs. While I was there, I picked up a small outdoor shed for storing garden tools. That will eliminate a corner of tool clutter in the garage. Vic and I made an upgrade to our patio three years ago with the addition of a fountain, outdoor rug made of recycled plastic and a table and two chairs for outdoor dining. I thought I was done with my deck makeover. But while I was in Orchard Supply, I sat down on one of their patio furniture sets and did some thinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | July 16, 2013
Curtains came down on the Munsters in 1966 - long before I was born. So imagine my surprise Friday when I noticed the Munster Koach trundling down Main Street with a full-throated rumble. The 18-foot vehicle sported a brass radiator and fenders, pearly black paint and a deep red velvet interior - blood red, if you will, to fit the theme of the 1960s sitcom. Brett Barris - the son of famed custom car designer George Barris, credited with the inception of the Batmobile as well as Drag-U-La from "The Munsters" - watched the hot rod being inched painstakingly into the Huntington Beach Art Center.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | June 10, 2010
April Ross didn't want to leave the winner's podium. The Newport Harbor High grad and Costa Mesa resident wished to relish the moment, her moment, the one that finally belonged to her and teammate Jennifer Kessy. "I'm tearing up," she told a crowd of about 3,000 at center court Sunday, site of the Assn. Volleyball Professionals Nivea Tour Huntington Beach Open, presented by Bud Light Lime. "I don't want to get down. I don't want the moment to end." What Ross and Kessy — another Orange County product from San Clemente — did end Sunday was futility in the Southland.
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By Matt Szabo | July 30, 2009
The Ocean View Little League 9- and 10-year-old All-Star team has come a long way. Now, one game is all that remains between Ocean View and the right to claim a Southern California championship. Ocean View will face Rancho San Diego at 7 tonight at the Newmark Little League fields in San Bernardino. The winner of the South Sub-Division III title game moves on to play the North Sub-Division III champion in a best-of-three series beginning Saturday night. The winner of that series can claim Southern California 9/10 supremacy; Little League Division III encompasses all of Southern California.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 20, 2008
Two club teams out of a 10-team field emerged with division championships Saturday at the 25th annual Huntington Beach Veteran?s Day Rugby Tournament at Fulton Middle School in Fountain Valley. The day long event served as the unofficial start to the rugby season in Southern California. In addition, the Southern California Rugby Referees Society used the tournament as a major training and recruitment tool for new and up-and-coming referees. The 25th anniversary of the event made the tournament the longest-running annual tournament in Southern California rugby history.
NEWS
February 11, 2010
Events like the recent earthquake in Haiti remind us how fragile our lives are in the balance of nature. At the same time, they show us how everyday men and women can rise to the occasion and become heroes. Take the example of Rob Artle, a Huntington Beach resident and Los Angeles County firefighter paramedic who went with a search-and-rescue team to Haiti to help rebuild hospitals, orphanages and lives in the shattered Caribbean nation. Artle admitted to feeling butterflies when the phone rang with his assignment, but he toughed out the mission and came back with a different view of Southern California.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | October 11, 2007
Vic and I have been so busy writing about (and eating) heritage turkey and homegrown apples that we?ve neglected some other intriguing topics. We?ve also been involved with steelhead trout and pumpkins recently. Let?s tackle the trout first. No, we weren?t fishing for them. Nor were we eating them, although they are delicious. Vic and I were working with the Southern California chapter of Trout Unlimited to help find funding to restore Trabuco Creek as habitat for the Southern California steelhead trout.
NEWS
June 7, 2001
Jacob Brodosky won two events to lead a strong contingent of Mesa View Middle School athletes at last weekend's Southern California Under-15 Regional Track Championships held at Gahr High in Cerritos. Brodosky won the 400 meters (56.6), but his biggest performance came in the mile where he set a meet, Southern California and state record time (4:44) in his age group. "The race was great, the competition was good and the crowd really helped me," Brodosky said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 27, 2013
The Golden West College women's water polo team added another award to the school's trophy case Saturday by edging host Riverside City College, 12-11, in the California Community College Women's Water Polo State Championships title game at Riverside Aquatic Complex. Orange Empire Conference and Southern California regional champion Golden West repeated as state champion and put the final touch on a perfect season. The Rustlers finished 29-0, and defeated Riverside in all five meetings this year between the teams.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 17, 2014
LONG BEACH - The California Coastal Commission will support a state bill that aims to protect beach fire pits along the coast by giving commissioners authority over the South Coast Air Quality Management District on the issue. Commissioners voted 10 to 1 on Wednesday to support the pending legislation, which would essentially negate an amended rule enacted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in July. AB 1102, authored by Assembly members Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach)
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April 9, 2014
Guess what's back? Measles. Really. This shouldn't be. The dangerous trend of not vaccinating children is leading to an uptick in a highly preventable disease that was all but eradicated in Southern California. Children are needlessly suffering from the misinformation campaigns about the supposed, and mostly denounced, dangers of vaccines. There's a real threat here in Orange County, which, as the Los Angeles Times reported, has had the biggest outbreak of measles of any county in the state.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 17, 2014
LONG BEACH - The California Coastal Commission will support a state bill that aims to protect beach fire pits along the coast by giving commissioners authority over the South Coast Air Quality Management District on the issue. Commissioners voted 10 to 1 on Wednesday to support the pending legislation, which would essentially negate an amended rule enacted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in July. AB 1102, authored by Assembly members Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 13, 2014
If someone asked Mary Urashima a decade ago about the history of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach, she probably wouldn't have had much to say. The public affairs consultant and former journalist has plenty to discuss now. She has spent seven years researching the effect the 4.4-acre site on Warner Avenue and Nichols Lane had on the city and Orange County. Much of her work is chronicled on her blog, historicwintersburg.blogspot. com, but she has also fixed her research in a more-permanent form with her first book, "Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach.
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By Shawn Dewane | January 28, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to Southern Californians, being that we live in a semi-desert region. The average rainfall in the region is 13 inches. However, rainfall in 2013 was a mere 3.6 inches, making it the driest year on record. The declaration has caused a bit of panic and rightfully so. Cities, businesses and residents rely on water for economic growth and sustainability and to preserve public health.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 8, 2014
Regulars can still order a venti mocha Frappuccino with a pastry at the Seacliff Village Starbucks, but starting this week, adults will be able to sip a glass of red wine from Paso Robles and munch on bacon-wrapped dates with a balsamic glaze. The coffeehouse at Yorktown Avenue and Goldenwest Street on Wednesday became the nation's 29th Starbucks Evenings store. Along with a variety of wines, the Seacliff store will serve various beers and several other food dishes starting at 2 p.m. weekdays and noon on weekends, according to Alisha Damodaran, spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 27, 2013
The Golden West College women's water polo team added another award to the school's trophy case Saturday by edging host Riverside City College, 12-11, in the California Community College Women's Water Polo State Championships title game at Riverside Aquatic Complex. Orange Empire Conference and Southern California regional champion Golden West repeated as state champion and put the final touch on a perfect season. The Rustlers finished 29-0, and defeated Riverside in all five meetings this year between the teams.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 20, 2013
There was plenty riding on the line Saturday, namely, the future of its season, for the Golden West College football team. The Rustlers passed that test with flying colors, and their 30-6 win in the regular-season finale earned the program two milestones. First, the victory was the ninth of the season for the Rustlers, a new school record for most wins in a regular season. The previous record had been eight wins set by the 1977 team. No Golden West team has won 10 games in a season but the Rustlers will get a shot at that mark when they travel to Riverside Community College Saturday to face Riverside at 6 p.m. in the Southern California Bowl.
NEWS
By Bettina Boxall | November 11, 2013
A proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach could significantly harm parts of the Southern California ocean environment unless substantial changes are made in its design and operation, according to the staff of the state Coastal Commission. A staff report prepared for this week's commission vote on the project highlights the potential downside of large-scale efforts to turn the salty water of the Pacific Ocean into drinking supplies for coastal California. "There are ways to do desal in a fairly environmentally benign way," said Tom Luster, an environmental scientist with the commission.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | July 16, 2013
Curtains came down on the Munsters in 1966 - long before I was born. So imagine my surprise Friday when I noticed the Munster Koach trundling down Main Street with a full-throated rumble. The 18-foot vehicle sported a brass radiator and fenders, pearly black paint and a deep red velvet interior - blood red, if you will, to fit the theme of the 1960s sitcom. Brett Barris - the son of famed custom car designer George Barris, credited with the inception of the Batmobile as well as Drag-U-La from "The Munsters" - watched the hot rod being inched painstakingly into the Huntington Beach Art Center.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | May 28, 2013
"My father worked on the takeoff mechanism for the Wright brothers back in 1906. He was a blacksmith and when Wilbur Wright came into the shop he got right to it. " Philip Hodgetts, 93, is at least as interesting as his dad. We're sitting in his quiet kitchen just off Edinger Avenue near Newland Street and he is explaining a few things to me. Like how his father also served in the honor guard for President William Taft, in addition to helping...
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