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By Michael Miller | July 25, 2012
Oh, those traumatic memories of "Toy Story 3. " For some reason, I've kept encountering playthings during my last couple of weeks covering Huntington Beach. First, there was the Course of the Force, a "Star Wars"-themed charity relay in which participants carried a plastic lightsaber — a toy I coveted myself decades back — for a quarter-mile each. Then last week, I interviewed a family who found the front piece of a Japanese electric train set on the rocks at Huntington Dog Beach.
FEATURES
December 17, 2009
Fitzgeralds is collecting donations for foster children for its ninth annual Santa Ride on Dec. 24. The Huntington Beach Irish-style pub is taking donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts to be delivered by motorcyclists dressed as Santa Claus to the Orangewood Children’s Home. The home is part of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, an Orange County shelter for abused or neglected children that assists more than 3,000 kids a year. Fitzgeralds is offering a free breakfast for anyone who brings a present.
NEWS
February 12, 2004
Gally Gally is a 1-year-old spayed female Akita/Boxer mix. She is a brindle color with a white chest and white feet. Gally absolutely loves children. She was found following children home from a park. She went home with them just like they were her family. They took her back to the park, but she once again came to their house looking for the children to play with. Sadly, they already have their own pets. Gally loves to play with toys and she knows how to fetch and bring toys back to you. She is good with other dogs and would make a wonderful addition to any family.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
Hero Hero is a 2-year-old male neutered Rat Terrier/Aussie mix. This guy is pure energy, he wants to play and he is just the biggest cuddle-bug you could ever meet. He is good with other dogs, but he does not like cats. Hero is wonderful with older children 10 and up, but he is very nervous with small children that poke and pull. Hero is very playful and loves to play with all toys, especially balls and chew toys. This guy has a special gift -- he has one blue and one brown eye. He lives with another dog named Camille, and they are great friends.
FEATURES
December 24, 2008
Brethren Christian Warriors have been collecting Transformers, Barbies, Beanie Babies and much more for the OC Firefighter’s Spark of Love Toy Drive the last two weeks. Friday morning, Brethren students delivered six cars filled with toys to ABC 7’s Garth Kemp at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Orange County Firefighters have teamed up with ABC 7 to fill Orange County Transportation Authority buses with toys for disadvantaged children. The idea of helping children in need holds a special place in the heart of Brethren Christian sophomore Anya Burkholder.
NEWS
December 21, 2000
Dear Santa, I want a bow and arrow, some Rescue Heroes, Power Ranger. Love, JACK Dear Santa, I would like to have these gifts: 1. Lego sithinfrarator 2. Megatoron Beat War 3. a bat Beany Baby 4. shirts 5. pants 6. Egyptian pharaoh costum 7. accessories for my trian 8. Hot wheels tronto trister 9. Tyco RC car "Dragonfly Thank you, RAYMOND Dear Santa,...
NEWS
December 25, 2003
Jenny Marder Workers striking at area supermarkets won't be locked out of the holidays, at least. On Sunday, members of the Huntington Beach Police Officer's Foundation, the police department's fundraising arm, filled up seven Toys R Us shopping carts with $2,000 worth of toys for children of the strikers. The toys were delivered to the union headquarters on Monday night and picked up by Orange County families Tuesday evening. "We're not taking sides in the strike, we're just taking care of the kids," said Russell Reinhart, president of the Huntington Beach Police Officers' Foundation.
NEWS
December 7, 2000
Angelique Flores FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- High school teens are already getting into the holiday spirit of giving. The Orange County Red Cross Club at Fountain Valley High School is gearing up for a number of community service projects that include donating food and toys for the needy. With 80 active members, the group does more than just Red Cross activities. As part of its latest project, the club is collecting new, unwrapped toys until Dec. 15 for the annual Red Cross Holiday Project, which gathers more than 3,000 toys for needy children in the county every year.
NEWS
August 10, 2011
King Fluff is a 4-year-old golden retriever mix. King Fluff is a gentle-spirited dog. He would probably be best in a home with older children because of his size and high energy level. King Fluff likes to play with toys and tries to get in cars he passes. Come meet our Fluff at the Orange County Humane Society, 21632 Newland St., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 536-8480 or visit http://www.ochumanesociety.com . Donations of used linen are used daily and greatly appreciated.
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December 10, 2013
Golden West College has been awarded a Title III grant that will give the Huntington Beach campus more than $2.23 million over a five-year period. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant, known as Access 2 Success, according to a news release. The money will help support counseling services, development of coursework and certifications that have been underway but have stalled without sufficient funding, according to the release. David Baird, the college's dean of counseling, will take the lead as project director.
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NEWS
December 6, 2013
The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley is organizing its annual holiday toy drive for children in need in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. The organization will be collecting new unwrapped toys at seven locations throughout the two cities until Dec. 16. The toys will be distributed Dec. 19 at the club's "On Dasher, On Dancer…" holiday party. Residents can drop of the gifts at these locations: •Mangiamo Gelato Caffe: 9430 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley. Those that donate a toy valued over $10 receive a free scoop of pumpkin spice or vanilla latte gelato.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | October 28, 2013
Growing up, Christian Tedeschi fancied getting into trouble. He didn't harm himself or others, but flaunted a short attention span and flagrant disregard for authority. And then he welcomed the punishment, be it a time-out at home or day-long suspension at school. Closed into his bedroom, away from prying eyes, he drew for hours on end. One day, he swapped the permitted pen and paper for a block of clay - and then just couldn't stop designing. In retrospect, he said, that moment altered the course of his life.
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By Mike Whitehead | November 6, 2012
Ahoy! Did it really cost the Coast Guard $50,000 to search for a boater claiming that his boat was sinking inside Newport Harbor? Apparently, this same person issued six fake mayday calls over the VHF marine band radio's distress Channel 16 last month as the Daily Pilot reported Oct. 31. Search and rescue is an important mission of the Coast Guard and the local harbor patrols, but the price tag of $50,000 seems inflated as the actual...
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By Michael Miller | July 25, 2012
Oh, those traumatic memories of "Toy Story 3. " For some reason, I've kept encountering playthings during my last couple of weeks covering Huntington Beach. First, there was the Course of the Force, a "Star Wars"-themed charity relay in which participants carried a plastic lightsaber — a toy I coveted myself decades back — for a quarter-mile each. Then last week, I interviewed a family who found the front piece of a Japanese electric train set on the rocks at Huntington Dog Beach.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | July 18, 2012
The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should go. As soon as Yuji Kaneko saw it up close at Huntington Dog Beach, though, he quickly motioned for his son, Ryan, to come take a look. When they realized what they held in their hands, they felt startled, then saddened, then hopeful that somehow they could return the train to its rightful owner.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2011
Due to the pending chance of rain on Saturday, the Surf City USA Classic Car Show will be moved to Sunday, Huntington Beach Special Events Coordinator Chris Cole announced Wednesday. The production schedule will remain the same, just one day later, Cole said. The second annual show will take place at Huntington Beach City Beach on Pacific Coast Highway west of Beach Boulevard. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes vendors, food, music, opportunity drawings and plenty of cars on display.
NEWS
August 10, 2011
King Fluff is a 4-year-old golden retriever mix. King Fluff is a gentle-spirited dog. He would probably be best in a home with older children because of his size and high energy level. King Fluff likes to play with toys and tries to get in cars he passes. Come meet our Fluff at the Orange County Humane Society, 21632 Newland St., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 536-8480 or visit http://www.ochumanesociety.com . Donations of used linen are used daily and greatly appreciated.
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By Michael Miller | December 15, 2010
"It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!" So exclaims Dr. Seuss' Grinch when he discovers that his attempt to stifle Christmas, by stealing all the presents from under the trees of Whoville, has come up short. The message of the Seuss classic is that the meaning of the holidays can't be found inside any package, but in the spirit of joy and togetherness. The trouble is, that may be a message more easily embraced by adults than by kids.
NEWS
December 1, 2010
The Automobile Club of Southern California is hosting a Toys for Tots drive at its new location at 19810 Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach. Visitors are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for all ages and leave them in bins inside the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Spokesman Cliff Lamb-Rosas said the bins would likely be set out until a few days before Christmas. "The more support we get from the community, the better," he said.
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