May 25, 2000
Angelique Flores From colors to cut, Main Street merchants know what the flow of fashion is this summer. Browns, blacks and grays are being replaced by aquas, yellows, baby blues and reds this summer. Anything that ties in the back is in. Popular bikini styles are the halter or triangles that "let it hang loose," said Debbie Ramirez from the Beach Store. For the bottoms, girls prefer the bikini styles with ties on the sides to make legs look longer.
August 15, 2002
Jose Paul Corona The same city that boasted no murders in the past two years has now seen three fatal shootings and one near-fatal shooting in the same neighborhood in the past six months. All three brutal deaths are believed to be gang related, police said. While this 300% jump in the murder rate may be alarming to Huntington Beach residents, police say it does not indicate a rise in crime in Surf City. "It's an anomaly, it really is," said Huntington Beach Police Department Lt. JB Hume, who is charge of the gang unit that patrols the Oakview neighborhood where all four young men were shot.
December 26, 2002
Surf City sewage gets a little extra treatment 1Surf City's ongoing battle with county sanitation officials to step up treatment of sewage being released off the city's coastline culminated in higher treatment standards being put in place in July. The Orange County Sanitation District's 25-member board, which includes Councilwoman Debbie Cook, voted to increase the treatment levels of the 234-million gallons of wastewater released into the ocean each day. Joined by other coastal cities and a group of tenacious activists, Surf City's leaders had lobbied hard for the stepped-up treatment.
May 5, 2005
Dave Brooks Every dog has its day. Maggie's just happens to be Monday. At the beginning of each week, Maggie heads down to Dog Beach with owner Scott Basin for an afternoon of catch and socializing. For Basin, Monday is his second day off from his job as a manager at an electronics store, but for the Staffordshire terrier, Mondays are a chance to chase her favorite inflatable soccer ball, meet other dogs and catch a few ocean waves. "I would be in huge trouble if I missed a Monday at the beach with Maggie," Basin said.
November 17, 2005
When an ordinary individual gets into trouble, he consults an attorney, but who does an attorney see when he gets into trouble? Why, a doctor, of course. This may seem odd to you, but it was natural for one attorney to do just that, as we shall see. It seems these days you can't pick up a newspaper without reading about someone suing someone else. These days, many attorneys specialize in one particular category of law, such as Huntington Beach's Joe Nappa, who specializes in workers' compensation claims.
June 19, 2013
The rest of the United States will get a musical taste of Huntington Beach this summer as three Surf City bands embark on the nationwide Vans Warped Tour. The annual festival will include Huntington Beach ska band and Warped Tour veteran Reel Big Fish, as well as the Aquabats and Pacific Dub. Since its start in 1995, Warped Tour has been a stomping ground for a variety of artists, including No Doubt, Sublime, Bad Religion, the Offspring and Katy Perry. The tour began as a skate and punk festival but has evolved into what founder Kevin Lyman calls a "musical wonderland," adding metal, electronica and other genres to the mix. This year, Lyman said, more than 100 bands will play on nine stages.
June 10, 2004
Surf City is one of the 10 safest large cities in the U.S. -- if you believe in that sort of thing. The FBI, which puts out the crime statistics used to figure out the 10 safest cities, doesn't buy into it. The Huntington Beach Police say it really doesn't mean anything, and city officials don't get excited about it. But its still nice to know and it sure looks good on paper, especially to potential tourists....
July 29, 2004
Dave Brooks Next time you're at the beach, make sure to smile -- you could be on camera. Hollister Jean company plans to install two digital cameras on the pier and transmit live images of the beach into 50 of its stores across the country. The images will be broadcast on plasma televisions made to look like windows of a beach cottage, complete with a special placard letting shoppers know they're looking at Huntington Beach. "There's no question about it, this looks very real," Hollister spokesman Tom Lennox said.
January 4, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Flames and smoke swept through a Surf City apartment early Wednesday, killing one woman and sending two would-be rescuers to the hospital. The fire scorched Apt. 102 of the Emerald Cove senior housing complex Building No. 9 in the 18200 block of Parktree Circle, where city firefighters responded at 6:22 a.m. and extinguished the flames within nine minutes, said Fire Department spokeswoman Martha Werth. Although firefighters put out the blaze quickly, the apartment's occupant, 63-year-old Helen Carmody-Lebo, was pronounced dead on arrival from a combination of burns and smoke inhalation.
July 28, 2005
Mike Sciacca The Surf City Invitational baseball tournament this weekend at Edison High will have a little something for everybody. "There's a national team to a collegiate team to a team full of Little League dads playing in this tournament," said Martin Stuka, the coach of the host team, Club California, and the tournament organizer. "You'll see players range in age from 16 to 52." In addition to the host team, the Irish National Team, a Bruin Baseball Alumni Team out of UCLA and MVP Baseball -- an Oxnard-based team -- will vie for the tournament title.