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By Britney Barnes | October 7, 2009
The idea came from a dream. Joanne Rasmussen saw herself walking through a colorful garden, where the sun was shining and people were laughing. “I woke up and thought, ‘This was a great idea. I’ve got to do something about it,’” Rasmussen said. From the dream, the idea for a community garden came to the Huntington Beach resident. Rasmussen had been looking for a way to help others during the economic crisis. Struggling after her husband lost his job, Rasmussen said, she knew other people must be going through the same thing.
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By Michael Miller | June 9, 2010
The long-awaited Huntington Beach Community Garden may soon be in bloom, as the project’s developers need only a pair of city agreements before they can break ground. David Baronfeld, the garden association’s president, said his group is ready to begin work on the site as soon as the city approves a memorandum of understanding with the garden and reaches a final agreement with Southern California Edison. The City Council approved the garden in December, and Baronfeld’s staff has been signing up prospective gardeners ever since.
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By Cristina Ramos | February 26, 2014
The Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to make it harder to open a new smoke shop and also officially defined them in city codes and banned their distant relative, the smoking lounge. Councilman Gordon Shanks said before the meeting that the new ordinance would affect only new businesses that are looking to primarily sell tobacco and cigarettes. With the vote, these smoke shops will now be required to apply for a conditional use permit. A smoking lounge is defined as an establishment that allows customers to test products or smoke indoors.
NEWS
October 2, 2013
Some items reported stolen from a Robinwood Little League storage container have been found, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. A Southern California Edison employee notified the department on Tuesday that he found an all-terrain vehicle, one of the items missing from the storage container, hidden on Edison property at Graham Street and Edinger Avenue — across the street from the Robinwood baseball fields. The property was reported missing on Sept.
NEWS
July 17, 2003
Having at last crawled out of debt, Southern California Edison is prepared to give customers the benefit of its renewed fortune in the form of rate reductions. The California Public Utilities Commission last week approved $1.2 billion in rate reductions for Southern California Edison customers, which means many Surf City residents and business owners will see a drop in their electricity rates as of Aug. 1. The reduction, the first since rates were increased during California's power crisis, are a result of the power company recovering about $3.6 billion in rates.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 1, 2013
The Orange County coroner's office Tuesday identified the electrical worker killed in an underground vault in Huntington Harbour. Brandon Orozco, 28, of Whittier, died Monday when electricity suddenly began flowing through the vault he was working on as part of a five-person crew and it caught on fire, according to authorities. No other injuries were reported, Huntington Beach Fire Department Capt. Bob Culhane said Tuesday. He said Orozco's body was removed from the area about 5:15 p.m. Monday and transported to the Orange County coroner's office.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
Torus Tammer FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- The city is poised to snatch substantial savings as the first participant in the statewide California LED Traffic Signal Rebate Program. The program was designed to reduce peak energy demand during the summer months by replacing the regular bulbs in traffic lights with more energy efficient bulbs known as light-emitting diodes. As an added incentive, Southern California Edison, which operates the program, has agreed to give the city a full rebate on the purchase price of the units.
NEWS
May 24, 2001
Torus Tammer FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- Representatives from Southern California Edison presented the city with a reimbursement check for $144,736 earlier this month as part of the Edison LED Traffic Signal Rebate Program. The program was designed to reduce peak energy demand during the summer months by replacing the regular bulbs in traffic lights with more energy-efficient bulbs known as light-emitting diodes. As an incentive, said David Ned Smith, Edison's vice president of major customers, Edison offered a full refund for the cost of the LED traffic signals under the provision that they were installed and functional prior to June 1. The city was able to take care of all the prerequisites necessary to get the rebate, and subsequently, reached the deadline a month ahead of time.
NEWS
August 30, 2001
Danette Goulet It has loomed on the Huntington Beach coastline for some 50 years. The hulking monstrosity that is the power plant at Newland Street and Pacific Coast Highway has always been an eyesore, but it has not always been controversial, its owners not always considered public enemy No. 1. So what made Southern California Edison a "good neighbor" and AES supposedly such a "bad neighbor"? While residents and city officials may not have been thrilled about the plant, it was an accepted evil under Edison, they said.
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By Tim Karpinski | April 29, 2010
The following opinion is in regards to the Ward Garfield Specific Plan: I find it extremely disturbing and deeply troubling that Southern California Edison would choose to ignore the public safety and numerous other issues regarding the Ward Garfield Specific Plan. Because Edison is the sole applicant, they can make the ultimate decision to remove their application and do what is in the best interests of public safety and the affected citizens of Huntington Beach. However, they have chosen an alternative path and choose to continue with this specific plan.
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By Cristina Ramos | February 26, 2014
The Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to make it harder to open a new smoke shop and also officially defined them in city codes and banned their distant relative, the smoking lounge. Councilman Gordon Shanks said before the meeting that the new ordinance would affect only new businesses that are looking to primarily sell tobacco and cigarettes. With the vote, these smoke shops will now be required to apply for a conditional use permit. A smoking lounge is defined as an establishment that allows customers to test products or smoke indoors.
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October 2, 2013
Some items reported stolen from a Robinwood Little League storage container have been found, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. A Southern California Edison employee notified the department on Tuesday that he found an all-terrain vehicle, one of the items missing from the storage container, hidden on Edison property at Graham Street and Edinger Avenue — across the street from the Robinwood baseball fields. The property was reported missing on Sept.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 1, 2013
The Orange County coroner's office Tuesday identified the electrical worker killed in an underground vault in Huntington Harbour. Brandon Orozco, 28, of Whittier, died Monday when electricity suddenly began flowing through the vault he was working on as part of a five-person crew and it caught on fire, according to authorities. No other injuries were reported, Huntington Beach Fire Department Capt. Bob Culhane said Tuesday. He said Orozco's body was removed from the area about 5:15 p.m. Monday and transported to the Orange County coroner's office.
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By Mona Shadia | February 22, 2012
Huntington Beach is among several cities calling on Southern California Edison to bring down the cost of street light maintenance and open its maintenance records to the public. The Coalition for Affordable Street Lights, which includes Torrance, Huntington Beach, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Yorba Linda, has complained to the California Public Utilities Commission. "The coalition was formed after we were unsuccessful in talking with Edison," said Aaron Klemm, Huntington Beach energy project manager.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 9, 2010
The long-awaited Huntington Beach Community Garden may soon be in bloom, as the project’s developers need only a pair of city agreements before they can break ground. David Baronfeld, the garden association’s president, said his group is ready to begin work on the site as soon as the city approves a memorandum of understanding with the garden and reaches a final agreement with Southern California Edison. The City Council approved the garden in December, and Baronfeld’s staff has been signing up prospective gardeners ever since.
FEATURES
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | May 13, 2010
Big Brother is now watching us. Workers from Corix Utilities, under contract to Southern California Edison, just installed what Edison calls a smart meter at our house under Edison’s new SmartConnect program. We got a mailer several weeks ago that told us the smart meter was coming, but it didn’t say when. Monday, the doorbell rang, and before I could get to the door, our power was out. They need to disconnect the power for a minute while they remove the old meter and install the new one. Fortunately, we have power backups on both computers, so we didn’t lose any work.
NEWS
By Tim Karpinski | April 29, 2010
The following opinion is in regards to the Ward Garfield Specific Plan: I find it extremely disturbing and deeply troubling that Southern California Edison would choose to ignore the public safety and numerous other issues regarding the Ward Garfield Specific Plan. Because Edison is the sole applicant, they can make the ultimate decision to remove their application and do what is in the best interests of public safety and the affected citizens of Huntington Beach. However, they have chosen an alternative path and choose to continue with this specific plan.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 7, 2009
The idea came from a dream. Joanne Rasmussen saw herself walking through a colorful garden, where the sun was shining and people were laughing. “I woke up and thought, ‘This was a great idea. I’ve got to do something about it,’” Rasmussen said. From the dream, the idea for a community garden came to the Huntington Beach resident. Rasmussen had been looking for a way to help others during the economic crisis. Struggling after her husband lost his job, Rasmussen said, she knew other people must be going through the same thing.
NEWS
March 11, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Ocean View High boys’ basketball team has already won CIF. Now, the Seahawks have taken their first step on the road to an even bigger prize. Ocean View beat Cathedral Catholic of San Diego, 67-50, at home on Tuesday night in the opening round of the CIF State Division III Southern California regional. Senior Mason Jones led the charge with 13 points, followed by sophomore Billy Keller with 12. Juniors Avery Johnson and Ryan Okwudibonye scored 10 each.
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