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From Staff Reports | September 15, 2010
The Wolfpack boys' Under-12 Silver team won the Hotspurs Labor Day Soccer Tournament in San Diego. In the championship game, Wolfpack edged the Hot Spurs Black, 2-1. On its way to the title, Wolfpack outscored three previous opponents, 9-4. The Wolfpack boys' U12 team is: Dominic Bair, Andrew Brummett, Blake Cass, Thiago Costa, Ryan Erickson, Adam Grigus, Ryan Hice, Sam Kemper, Cobe Mahan, Collier Maruska, Brian Piscopo, Chase Robertson, Dustin...
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | September 5, 2011
Five-year-old Toby Averill knew what to say to every adult he met on Labor Day. "Thank you for working," he said. For Toby, the day is also synonymous with the Labor Day Pool Party at the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine. His family has been attending the annual event for the past five years and look forward to it each year, said Toby's father Steve Averill. "We love coming here," Averill said. "It's the perfect environment for the kids. It's like a home away from home.
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June 24, 2004
Dave Brooks It's going to be a magical summer for Bryan Luneholm. The 11-year-old Huntington Beach student plans to fly on a dragon, learn a few spells from a young wizard and chase down a trouble-making cat -- all without leaving the comfort of his favorite reading chair. Bryan and his two younger brothers Brandon, 7, and Michael, 6, will begin their imaginary journeys this week through the Summer Reading Program at the Huntington Beach Public Library.
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July 18, 2002
The Huntington Beach Independent went to Boomer's Family Fun Center to ask children, "What summer activity do you enjoy the most?" "In the summer, I enjoy swimming at the pool. I prefer the freestyle. I can do the crawl pretty well." Evan Miller, 11 "It's my 10th birthday. I enjoy staying at my Grandma's because it's a lot of fun." Andrew Miller, 10 "I enjoy most in the summer riding scooters. I really enjoy riding with my friends."
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June 22, 2006
Summer officially started early Wednesday morning, and so before anyone gets a slash from a stingray or pulled out to sea in a rip tide, here's a reminder of a few safety tips that will keep you in action this summer instead of on the sidelines. First, if you're going out in the sun, wear sunscreen. A Mayo Clinic study just out finds that it takes just five serious sunburns to double ? yes, double ? your risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Are there many among us who have spent time along the beach and not had that many burns ?
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By: | September 22, 2005
It was quite the mixed bag this summer in Surf City. Hotels posted record numbers, including a July jump of 17% to $6.7 million. But that was in spite of an otherwise strange and even dreary summer. First off was the red tide. Rather than appearing and leaving within a few days, the red tide -- which is caused by phytoplankton blooms -- persisted nearly all summer long. A brownish, uninviting churn of sea was the result. And then there were the jellyfish, in an unprecedented number and of an unprecedented kind.
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August 28, 2003
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK The summer is about over, and I've missed it. I heard it was a great one here in Huntington Beach, though. It seems like just yesterday that we prepared our Summer Along the Coast section, which had me so excited for all I would do this season. I planned to attend the famous Fourth of July parade, which was as successful as always (although I did learn from the police this year that the 300,000 spectators number is bogus.) The largest parade west of the Mississippi (boy, I hope that's true)
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | September 18, 2008
The autumnal equinox is Monday. That’s when day and night are of equal length. It’s the beginning of fall. The sun has headed south for the winter, along with our terns and swallows. The sun reached its farthest northern point in the sky in June, at the summer solstice. It’s been tracking back south since then and is pretty much directly over the equator at the autumnal equinox. Vic tells me this isn’t a very Copernican — or is it Galilean — view.
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June 30, 2005
Lauren Vane The summer reading program at the Huntington Beach Children's Library kicked off appropriately with a celebration of reading at the annual Festival of Folktales. The library's summer reading program attracts more than 4,000 local children each year, and what better way to get them excited about reading than a cultural carnival of games, storytelling and, of course, lots and lots of books? Principal librarian Nancy Williams said seeing the happy smiles from children at events such as these is her favorite part about her job. "You just can't beat that kind of reward," Williams said.
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August 17, 2006
OK, so pull out your "summer to-do" list. Have you checked much off yet? Maybe going to the Beach Games just got crossed off. Possibly the big family vacation happened in July. But what about everything else on there? We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but check the calendar: We're midway through August, way past midway through summer, and the big event on the horizon? It isn't setting up a spot super early to catch the Fourth of July parade. It's going back to school. (That strange sound you hear is kids crying and parents rejoicing simultaneously.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 16, 2014
Volunteerism and selflessness do not come as a surprise to members of Huntington Beach's vast network of community groups and nonprofit service organizations. And for this reason the City Council in August recognized Huntington Beach as a "compassionate city. " Officials hoped the designation, part of a global movement, would recognize the good deeds already done and encourage more. "It's a way to highlight all the good that the people in the community do," Councilwoman Connie Boardman said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | September 10, 2013
Huntington Beach has one more surf event to get in before the last rays of summer have left the shore. The third annual Surf City Days is set for Sept. 14 and 15 at the pier and downtown area. Like the recent U.S. Open of Surfing, the event will include surfing contests, surf- and skateboard-related activities and live music. But Surf City Days is bound to engender a stronger sense of community, said Susan Welfringer, manager of the Huntington Beach Business Improvement District, which puts on the event.
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By Andrea Roberson | September 10, 2013
What a weird summer. The end of August and the first few weeks in September are typically the warmest in Huntington Beach, and these past few days have been no exception. It's the best time for locals to enjoy the miles of coastline before the kids go back to school. All the tourists have returned home, and once again Main Street is tolerable after the craziness of the Fourth of July and the U.S. Open of Surfing. But something has changed in Huntington Beach. What happened to us this summer?
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August 28, 2013
It's been a busy, and successful, summer on the links for Lauren LaBow. The Huntington Beach resident won three junior golf tournaments this summer while playing on the PGA Southern California Junior Tour. LaBow capped her title run with a first-place performance at the Newport Beach Summer Shootout at Newport Beach Golf Club Aug. 11. The 13-year-old started the summer by winning her age division (girls' 12-14) title at the Recreation Summer Championship July 14 at Recreation Park Golf Course in Long Beach.
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By Terry Markowitz | August 20, 2013
After months of June gloom, it was a pleasure to wake up on a Sunday morning with the sun shining and a cool breeze in the air. The day was perfect for brunch at one of our favorite spots, although it is more accurately described as "blunch," since most of the menu items are more like lunch or dinner food. Bayside Restaurant is located just across the street from an inlet of the bay in Newport Beach. This beautiful eatery serves a three-course, prix fixe Sunday brunch for $29.95, with all the mimosas or champagne you care to drink.
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By Brittany Woolsey | August 7, 2013
"Fun" was the word that Pollyanna Gorman repeated when she described Golden West Pops. "We have a lot of fun performing," said Gorman, the group's conductor and executive director. "We play fun music, and we really are a family. " Golden West Pops will play a mix of genres and songs Sunday evening as part of the Huntington Beach Concert Band's Summer Series. The band mostly plays "pops" music, Gorman said. "We usually play a lot of medleys and recognizable pieces that really engage the audience," she said, adding that Golden West Pops has pieces from "Wicked," Andrew Lloyd Webber and Queen in its repertoire.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | July 31, 2013
The toddler made a beeline for Twinkle as fast as her feet - wearing Cookie Monster shoes - would let her. Freeing herself from her father's grip, she aimed her blue eyes skyward and launched herself at a pair of legs clad in polka-dot tights, pink leg-warmers and high-tops. Standing nearby, her older sister, dressed in a printed tutu similar to Twinkle's, looked mesmerized by the painted hearts on the entertainer's cheeks. The lady in question - though not much taller than a teenager herself - responded to the children's sing-song goodbye with a flying kiss, in a blur of rainbow-colored nails and big, false eyelashes.
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June 26, 2013
The Huntington Elite (T.H.E.), the 12-and-under Gold All-Star team from Huntington Beach Girls Softball, swept its way to a division title June 14-16 at the Fountain Valley All-Star Summer Classic tournament. In this final tournament leading up to the upcoming Amateur Softball Assn. Central "B" District Championship, T.H.E. powered through a competitive field of opponents. Coach Mark Fullbright's team opened the tournament with a tie game (4-4) against Whittier folowed by a 9-0 shutout of Rancho Peñasquitos in pool play.
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By Candice Baker | June 12, 2013
The summer warehouse sale season starts off with a bang this weekend, with offerings from OC's many lifestyle brands. Note: Avoid wearing clothing by the brand whose sale you attend, to avoid being detained for presumed shoplifting. Surf on over: Jack's Surfboards is holding its famous warehouse sale and free BBQ from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at 16350 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Clothing will be 50 to 70% off, while surf accessories and bodysuits will be priced at 40 to 50% off. Information: (714)
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June 5, 2013
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley is accepting enrollment for its summer programs. The clubs are open to children of all ages and offer a full-day summer program from June 24 to Aug. 30 at the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley branches. Those programs will be from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $95 per week for full time. Part-time starts at $26 per week or $28 per day. A $15 annual membership fee is required. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly reported the cost per week.
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