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By: Alicia Robinson | August 18, 2005
As if to show the political world isn't completely revolving around the Oct. 4 election to fill the 48th District congressional seat, state Sen. John Campbell has had his fingers in several other pies lately. He signed on as co-author of state Sen. Tom McClintock's constitutional amendment to blunt the effects of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on eminent domain. The ruling allows government entities to force the sale of private property for private development that officials believe will have public benefit.
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By Alicia Lopez | November 29, 2012
I'm thrilled to be back. My first journalism job had its roots in Huntington Beach. I was living with my father at the time and former Huntington Beach Independent City Editor Tony Dodero was the first to answer my call for work. He ushered me in to meet the higher ups at Times Community News, and I got the job. After some time touring in the Southern California newspaper world, I returned to Huntington Beach, at the old office on Beach Boulevard, where I was a features editor and page designer.
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By Mona Shadia | March 7, 2012
Members from the Occupy Orange County movement told the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday that they're considering Surf City for their next stop. Three Occupy members spoke during the public comments portion of the meeting, saying they would like to work with the city and police to set up camp in Huntington Beach for the betterment of the city. One of the three speakers was 20-year-old Huntington Beach resident Jacob Zerba, who said he's invested a lot of his time in Occupy.
NEWS
March 25, 2014
Public-private partnership is a term that political types bandy about as a salve for various problems that the government cannot easily solve alone. Though we hear this term emerge from the mouths of politicians all of the time, we rarely see it executed in truly meaningful ways. That's why we must credit Huntington Beach City Hall and Vans for paying more than lip service to this noble but rarely practiced idea and partnering to deliver a world-class skate park that will serve generations of Surf City skaters.
NEWS
June 3, 2010
Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach, one of seven health centers overseen by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an outdoor reception May 25. The center at 19582 Beach Blvd., which broke ground in May 1990, maintains a staff of 45 physicians in 16 specialties, including family practice, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery and internal medicine. "We have always been a part of this community, and we're grateful to the city of Huntington Beach for being our partner for the past 20 years," Richard Afable, the president and chief executive of Hoag Hospital, stated in a release.
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By Chris Epting | June 17, 2010
"Cheaters." That's what Harmon Killebrew called the recently revealed Major League Baseball steroid users to a packed dinner crowd at SeaCliff Country Club last week at the KinderVision fundraiser. It was but one of many revealing, interesting moments in the evening. You may recall reading about KinderVision in this column two weeks ago. It is the national child safety education program dedicated to the protection of children from abduction and sexual exploitation. KinderVision plans to host an annual golf/dinner banquet in Huntington Beach, and if next year is anything like this, we're in for a treat.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | January 30, 2013
The first joke Jeff Capri played on his future partner was a practical one. In the 1980s, when Bob Perkell was producing comedy shows in Southern California, he got a phone call raving about Capri. The voice on the phone, which claimed to be that of Capri's agent, David Gladstone, praised the comic's talent and urged Perkell to book him for a night. Perkell took the bait, and Capri, sure enough, put on a show that had the crowd in stitches. Two years later, the comedian finally revealed the truth: He had posed as his own agent to get the booking.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | July 2, 2013
Huntington Beach's annual Fourth of July parade and festival will feature more than 125 participants, including floats, performers and military groups. Themed "Surf, Sun & Celebrate," this year's event will encompass the personality of Huntington Beach, said parade assistant director Stacey Newton. "Huntington Beach is all about surfing, being in the sun, and the event will celebrate the Fourth of July," she said. The celebration will welcome celebrity guests Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk")
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 23, 2010
The Automobile Club of Southern California opened a second branch June 9 in Huntington Beach, making it the only city in the county to have two branches. The new office at 19810 Beach Blvd. is expected to serve 48,000 members in its 6,000-square-foot facility and employ 19 people. The branch provides insurance, travel and automotive services and sells discounted Regal Entertainment Group movie tickets. The office can also handle most Department of Motor Vehicles issues. There is already an office at 16160 Beach Blvd.
NEWS
May 15, 2012
On May 10, the Huntington Beach Independent carried an article ( "Proposal uproots passion" on a magnificent eucalyptus tree at 1751 Main St. This tree is a true treasure that predates the city. The city has no business cutting it down. It should be preserved like the treasure it is. Dean Williams Huntington Beach * Fond memories of Mr. Atteberry Your article on Jim Atteberry brought back wonderful memories of the many years that I taught fifth grade at Eader Elementary School in the classroom next to his ( "An unlikely spotlight for teacher," City Lights, May 3)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 8, 2014
A wave of changes in the world of paintball forced organizers to put on a smaller tournament in Huntington Beach last weekend. About 200 players participated in the Surf City Paintball Open, which was reduced to one playing field and included a new format that involved fewer participants. Despite the changes, the warm weather, cool ocean breezes and scenic view of the Pacific remained a draw for players and guests. "It's exciting to see this because it's paintball on the beach.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 1, 2014
Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized by an ambitious high school student. Hundreds of people gathered at the park Saturday were greeted by the sound of resonant taiko drums, the sight of traditional Japanese dances and the smell of various Japanese foods. Attendees had the option of buying a super-sized sushi roll or a heaping plate of nachos topped with spicy tuna from Samurai Burrito of Fountain Valley or a plate of steaming pork okonomiyaki - a Japanese pancake - from Gaja Moc in Lomita.
NEWS
March 25, 2014
Public-private partnership is a term that political types bandy about as a salve for various problems that the government cannot easily solve alone. Though we hear this term emerge from the mouths of politicians all of the time, we rarely see it executed in truly meaningful ways. That's why we must credit Huntington Beach City Hall and Vans for paying more than lip service to this noble but rarely practiced idea and partnering to deliver a world-class skate park that will serve generations of Surf City skaters.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 12, 2014
Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of voters to run in the June 3 primary for higher office. Harper is vying for a place in the Assembly, while Carchio wants a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Carchio hopes to succeed John Moorlach as the supervisor for District 2, which covers Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos and Stanton, and parts of Fountain Valley and Buena Park.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 25, 2014
Natalie Kotsch, who founded the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum but never rode a wave, has died. Kotsch succumbed Thursday to a decade-long battle with cancer. She was 76. Though she never surfed herself, she deeply loved the sport and its culture. "I told the guys that are planning to do a paddle-out for her that her second time in the Pacific Ocean, she put her foot in it once and didn't like it," said Julie Holson, Kotsch's youngest daughter. "But she just liked the surf culture.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | February 10, 2014
Bob Perkell and Jeff Capri, the masterminds of Surf City Comedy Club, clowned around last week inside the venue with hard hats, a drill and a saw. The comedians may not have actually been part of the construction crew at work building the Fuzion entertainment complex, but, as Perkell explained, they sought to provide a fix of a different kind. "This town, this community needs laughter," he said. "Everybody needs laughter because life is very tough. It gives them an opportunity where they can come out and get out of their head for an hour and a half and laugh their butt off and wake up in the morning with sore abs. And people say, 'Hey, did you go to the gym?
SPORTS
February 6, 2014
Charles White of Huntington Beach won the men's marathon and Emily Gordon of Los Angeles won the women's marathon Sunday at the 18th annual Surf City USA Marathon. White, 24, ran the 26.2 mile course in 2:33:21. Gordon, 21, won with a time of 2:56.28 and broke the women's course record time by nearly 17 minutes. The Surf City USA Marathon included approximately 21,000 pre-registered runners from all 50 states and 33 countries. Men's marathon: 1. Charles White, 24, Huntington Beach (2:33:21)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 4, 2014
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday agreed to schedule a study session on homelessness. The decision was a compromise to Councilman Joe Carchio's proposal, which aimed to establish a homeless task force to develop solutions. "I really don't like giving in on this," he said, "but I think that if this is the only way that we can move forward, that we can save the desperation that some of these folks have and start solving this problem, I'll go along with it. " Orange County in 2010 implemented a 10-year plan developed by its Commission to End Homelessness.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 20, 2014
Robert Mignosa will be running his 100th marathon when he takes on Huntington Beach's 18th annual Surf City Marathon on Feb. 2. The 64-year-old Huntington Beach resident ran his first in 1964 but several years ago encountered a bump in the road. He was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in 1995, and while the race already tests a person's physical and mental endurance, he has to be extra cautious about what he eats. "I'll be looking for a bathroom real quick," he said laughing.
NEWS
January 9, 2014
We cannot allow people who have no concern for the environment reverse the progress that Surf City has made with its bag ban. Here are some things to consider. The 10 cent charge is an incentive to do the right thing, not an illegal tax or a fee for bad behavior. Bags were never really "free. " The cost for plastic or paper bags has been passed on to the consumer. Also, plastic and polystyrene are made from petroleum, from which we need to break our dependency. In addition, our discarding of plastic and polystyrene for six decades has created a man-made ecosystem in the Pacific Ocean, twice the size of Texas.
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