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March 13, 2003
The Storm racked up two victories in Huntington Beach Girls Softball 12-and-under Division play last weekend by blanking the Black Thunder, 8-0, and outscoring High Voltage, 11-9. Kelly Cuadras got the pitching win against the Black Thunder in a game played at Greer Park. Cuadras was backed by a strong defense led by Jasmine Lopez and catcher Jenny Pilecki. Offensively, Ashley McFann picked up a key RBI single and Christina Kuehn hit a three-run home run. In holding off High Voltage at Circle View School, Mariah Nogueira belted a grand slam home run and also tripled, Courtney Reise and Lindsey Steinbach each had an RBI and Julia Kurpakus laid down a bunt to trigger one Storm rally.
SPORTS
July 5, 2007
The Strom closed strong in their showdown against Philadelphia in the championship match of the Patrick Division postseason playoffs, and used that finish to post a 6-2 title-clinching victory at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. The Storm led, 2-1, after the first period but pulled away from there and sealed the win by outscoring Philadelphia, 2-0, in the final period. Dylan Miller led the Storm offense with three goals and two assists. Aaron Baca-Chavez and Eric Schilb each had a goal and assist and Tov Johnson scored once.
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | January 5, 2006
Big news: H.B.'s Timmy Turner came out of his coma last weekend -- what a way to start the new year. He's still in the intensive care unit but is not sedated anymore. Timmy's aware of what's happening, alert, can't talk yet, but is pulling through. Still lots of prayer needed, and special thanks to everyone wearing the green bracelets, Timmy's favorite color, to keep the faith. The surf-movie producer, barrel rider and Indo traveler had us worried as 2005 came to a close. The first storm of the year hit as the year ended, giving us some moderate rainfall, gusty winds and churned-up storm swell.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | June 3, 2010
Huntington Beach is waiting to hear back from the state on a $90,000 reimbursement request to cover overtime costs from the winter storms. The Fire Department's Emergency Management and Homeland Security office asked the state last month to provide the funds for emergency protection and debris removal from the January and February storms, said Brevyn Mettler, the department's emergency services coordinator. The reimbursement is part of the California Disaster Assistance Act, which allows cities to recoup costs from natural disasters when the governor declares a state of emergency.
NEWS
March 20, 2003
In a close game that wasn't decided until the final out, the Storm emerged with a 4-3 victory over the Dirt Dawgs in a Huntington Beach Girls Softball 12-and-under Division game played at Greer Park. The Storm trailed, 3-0, but scored four consecutive runs to pull out the win. The game-winner was scored when Cristina Kuehn stole home in the final inning. Other Storm highlights included a bunt single by Jenny Pilecki, a hit by Jasmine Lopez and a game-saving catch by Julia Kurpakus.
NEWS
March 30, 2000
H.B. Storm, Region 56's boys Under-12 Gold All-Star team, earned a fourth-place showing at last weekend's Tri-Sectional State Tournament in Whittier. The Storm, who won the Section 11 tournament earlier in the month with an unbeaten record, was the only team from Orange County to compete at the Tri-Sectional State finals. Team members include, top row, left to right, are Coach Craig Ciandella, Conner Sullivan, Kyle Ciandella, Latu Fangupo, Jason Hayes, Andrew Nehrig, Jeremy Brock, Vince Devany, and Coach Steve Sullivan.
FEATURES
By Michael Miller | January 28, 2010
There was a moment last week when I wasn’t sure I would live to write this column. That happened about 1 p.m. Jan. 19, as a tornado began pounding Huntington Beach while I was on my way to an interview at the Central Library. The rain wasn’t much more than a sprinkle when I left the newsroom, so I didn’t think much of driving out into it. I opted to take surface streets instead of the slick freeway, and that was that. Somewhere on Talbert Avenue, that sprinkle turned into possibly the heaviest downpour I have ever seen.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | January 20, 2010
Standing in her navy vest and white-and-blue striped shirt, the manager of Peter’s Landing Marina answered the incessantly ringing phone and talked to residents coming to assess the damage in what became a kind of ground zero. Joanie Seaton’s office overlooks Huntington Harbour, and she and her husband had front-row seats for a tornado that touched down Tuesday afternoon, causing a car to flip onto its side and a 45-foot boat to fly up into the air, according to witnesses.
NEWS
January 20, 2000
A pair of AYSO Region 56 All-Star soccer teams tasted success last weekend at the Pony Express Tournament in Corona. The Storm, a boys Under-12 team, reached the championship game before finishing second in the division. Pier Pressure, a girls Under-12 squad, placed third overall. The Storm defeated Westchester, Riverside, and Corona, then tied Belmont Shore, to reach the division final, where they fell to the same Westchester team they had defeated in the tournament's opening round.
NEWS
December 13, 2001
Huntington Beach and a slew of other Orange County cities may be forced to reduce the amount of pollutants being discharged into storm drains and rivers and eventuallyoceans. At its meeting next week the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board will conduct a public hearing prior to considering the renewal of the county's storm-water permit. The storm-water permit applies to 25 Orange County cities and sets conditions on which cities can discharge storm water and urban runoff into receiving waters such as lakes, rivers and streams.
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NEWS
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | May 11, 2011
Vic and I are back from our trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Photographic Society of Orange County. Due to Vic's teaching schedule, he arrived April 28, a day after I did. The good news is that we survived. The bad news is that it was close. I arrived in Nashville on April 27, which was the day of the main tornado outbreak that killed so many people in the Southeast. I had been worried about flying during the thunderstorms that were forecast for the area.
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NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | April 6, 2011
A Huntington Beach environmental nonprofit has partnered with the county in an attempt to block trash from flowing into the ocean through a pair of flood control channels. The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, a group dedicated to restoring the city's coastal wetlands, and the Orange County Flood Control Division hope to have permits within a year to install booms in the Huntington Beach and Talbert channels, which intersect and drain near the Santa Ana River. The conservancy approached the county last year after it finished a restoration project on the wetlands.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | February 2, 2011
In Sunset League girls' soccer action Tuesday, Huntington Beach had visiting Edison on the ropes but the Chargers rallied big in the second half to come away with a 3-2 victory. Jessica Amaral scored a pair of first-half goals for Huntington (1-6 league), which held a 2-0 halftime lead. Edison began its second-half rally on a goal by Rachael Larson and got the equalizer on a score by Brooke Lillywhite. Larson later scored the game-winning goal for Edison, which maintained its first-place standing by improving its league mark to 6-1. Nikki Fedele, Angelisa Cortez and Sierra Krenik each had an assist and Shelby Karal registered three saves for the Chargers.
NEWS
December 22, 2010
Huntington Beach received the heaviest rain of the year Tuesday night causing flooding, fallen trees and 60 tons of debris to be washed onto streets and parks. Surf City received nearly 2 inches of rain Tuesday night, adding to the more than 7 inches the city has also gotten over the last seven days, officials said. The excessive rain caused flooding on Magnolia Avenue, south of Hamilton. Officials closed off the southbound lanes at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Officials also closed off the Slater Avenue parking lot for Huntington Central Park due to flooding.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | June 3, 2010
Huntington Beach is waiting to hear back from the state on a $90,000 reimbursement request to cover overtime costs from the winter storms. The Fire Department's Emergency Management and Homeland Security office asked the state last month to provide the funds for emergency protection and debris removal from the January and February storms, said Brevyn Mettler, the department's emergency services coordinator. The reimbursement is part of the California Disaster Assistance Act, which allows cities to recoup costs from natural disasters when the governor declares a state of emergency.
FEATURES
By Britney Barnes | February 4, 2010
Gathered loosely around a nondescript door, students stood silently on the grass, leaned against the building and sat on benches clutching new notebooks and unopened textbooks as they waited for class to begin the first day of spring semester at Golden West College on Monday. Across campus, students packed themselves inside an Introduction to Biology class about noon as mother Pam Beckham waited outside. ?That class is absolutely packed out,? she said. ?There is standing room only.
NEWS
January 29, 2010
A Huntington Beach resident filed a claim with the city today citing damages to her car and demanding a new tree when one fell on her car during last week’s storms. Natalie Lowry, 24, is asking for $5,000 for vehicle repairs, a car rental and $600 for a replacement tree. A claim is the precursor to a lawsuit. Lowry’s 2008 Honda Element was parked on the street outside her house when a strong wind snapped a tree on city property in half and it fell on the hood of her car, according to the claim.
LOCAL
By Michael Miller | January 28, 2010
Cleanup crews continued to remove debris from the Huntington Beach coastline Wednesday after a series of heavy storms over the last week. Scott Smith, the city’s beach operations supervisor, said crews planned to keep busy for the next few days. Another rainstorm hit the area Tuesday, but it was much milder than the recent storms. “Given what’s out there now, and provided we don’t get any more severe storms, we should be cleaned up within a week,” Smith said.
FEATURES
By Michael Miller | January 28, 2010
There was a moment last week when I wasn’t sure I would live to write this column. That happened about 1 p.m. Jan. 19, as a tornado began pounding Huntington Beach while I was on my way to an interview at the Central Library. The rain wasn’t much more than a sprinkle when I left the newsroom, so I didn’t think much of driving out into it. I opted to take surface streets instead of the slick freeway, and that was that. Somewhere on Talbert Avenue, that sprinkle turned into possibly the heaviest downpour I have ever seen.
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