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By Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II | March 21, 2014
California officials on Friday announced that they were beginning to draw tsunami flood maps in Huntington Beach, Crescent City and other cities that could be used to restrict development of new buildings in areas along the coast that may be destroyed during a large tsunami. The California Geological Survey made the announcement Friday in advance of the 50th anniversary of the deadliest tsunami that has hit modern California. Fifty years ago next Thursday, a tsunami triggered by a 9.2 earthquake in Alaska killed 13 people in California alone, the Los Angeles Times reports . The new mapping efforts come after harbor officials, boaters and marina residents had no emergency plans in place when a February 2010 earthquake in Chile produced a tsunami that struck California's coast and caused millions of dollars in damage to harbors.
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By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | March 16, 2011
Huntington Beach has reopened its pier and beaches after a tsunami advisory passed without major incident. Lt. Michael Baumgartner, the city's marine safety operations supervisor, said the pier reopened at 1 p.m. and the beaches at 4 p.m. Huntington Beach closed its seaside areas early Friday morning in anticipation of waves from the tsunami in Japan striking the coast. The city was under a tsunami advisory from the National Weather Service, which is less urgent than a tsunami warning.
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October 16, 2003
Ice Age and Tsunami each put forth solid defensive efforts and their AYSO Region 55 Under-12 Division match ended in a 1-1 tie. Tsunami scored first, getting a goal when the ball deflected off Ice Age keeper Chris Gaglione late in the first period. Tsunami controlled the second and third quarters of play yet couldn't score, as Gaglione came up with three saves. After coming close to scoring on two occasions in the fourth quarter, Ice Age finally drew even when Zack Etem drove past a defender to score with 10 seconds left to play.
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By: Elia Powers | August 6, 2005
The news crews, civilian volunteers and aid workers have slowly departed from the devastated areas of Southeast Asia, where throngs of people continue to live without means after December's tsunami. Michael Simonoff and Phillip Bailey have returned from their trips, as well. But the two college friends said they are determined to stay active in relief work at a time when disaster victims need them the most. "There are so many people still without housing," said Simonoff, 21, a Costa Mesa High School graduate.
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By John Reger | November 8, 2007
My beloved Red Sox were on the television, and I wanted to grab some dinner and watch the second game of the World Series on a bigger television than my apartment’s 19-inch, which I refuse to replace. I had a hankering for sushi. What is more American than raw fish from Japan and this nation’s pastime? Because it was a weekday, I figured I had a chance to find a seat at Tsunami. If you go to this popular Japanese restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night, get there before 6. It is a victim of its own popularity, and locals such as myself grumble about never being able to get a seat.
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December 16, 1999
Facing the possibility of having their nine-game unbeaten streak come to an end, the HB Lightning struck for four goals in the game's final 10 minutes Saturday to post a come-from-behind 4-1 victory over Region 13 (Pasadena) in a girls AYSO Division 3 (Under-14) match. The Lightning trailed 1-0 throughout most of the match, with the play of goalkeeper Jessica Goud keeping her team within striking distance. In a late flurry, Caitlin McGinnis and Tori Heglar each scored two goals, as the Lightning remained unbeaten at 10-0-1 in league play.
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December 9, 1999
The HB Lightning collected their ninth victory of the season Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Region 96 (Tustin) in an AYSO girls Division 3 (Under-14) match. Aubrie Fuette scored two goals to pace the undefeated Lightning (Region 143), which improved to 9-0-1 overall. A Janet Peterson goal closed out the game's scoring, and the Lightning also received strong performances from Jessica Abdou, Megan Ball, Shauna Brown, Tara Fox, Jessica Goud, Tori Heglar, Gena Johnson, Caitlin McGinnis, Ann-Mari Osgood, Hilary Pohlman, Lindsey Rodgers, and Lauren Stimmler.
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October 28, 1999
Tsunami split a pair of weekend games in AYSO Region 56 competition by beating the Raging Raptors, 3-2, one game after suffering a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Cyclones in boys Under-10 play. Brett Webber scored two goals, Billy Sahagen scored once, and Nick Bove provided the game-winning goal in the fourth period as Tsunami pulled overcame a 2-1 deficit through three quarters of play at Peterson Elementary School in Huntington Beach. Julian Barriga's goal pulled the Raging Raptors even at 1-1 at the half, and Corey Johnston's goal in the third period gave the Raging Raptors their first and only lead of the match.
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June 16, 2005
Huntington Beach lifeguards evacuated the beach and the pier after receiving word of a tsunami warning at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, said city Emergency Services Coordinator Gloria Morrison. A lifeguard heard the warning on the radio and immediately called the police department watch commander, who is responsible for notifying the city during an emergency, Morrison said. When marine safety contacted the police, information about the tsunami warning had not yet been issued over the California law enforcement teletype system, Morrison said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 31, 2014
Huntington Beach safety officials demonstrated to residents Thursday morning that getting out of a tsunami hazard zone can be as easy as heading to a local park. In conjunction with National Tsunami Preparedness week, the city organized its first tsunami walk and fair to educate the public about being prepared. About 50 residents met at Harbour View Park, which is in a tsunami inundation zone, and took a 1-mile stroll to the safe area at Wieder Park. Brevyn Mettler, Huntington Beach's emergency services coordinator, told attendees that just as Californians prepare for earthquakes, they must also be ready for tsunamis.
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By Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II | March 21, 2014
California officials on Friday announced that they were beginning to draw tsunami flood maps in Huntington Beach, Crescent City and other cities that could be used to restrict development of new buildings in areas along the coast that may be destroyed during a large tsunami. The California Geological Survey made the announcement Friday in advance of the 50th anniversary of the deadliest tsunami that has hit modern California. Fifty years ago next Thursday, a tsunami triggered by a 9.2 earthquake in Alaska killed 13 people in California alone, the Los Angeles Times reports . The new mapping efforts come after harbor officials, boaters and marina residents had no emergency plans in place when a February 2010 earthquake in Chile produced a tsunami that struck California's coast and caused millions of dollars in damage to harbors.
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March 19, 2014
In conjunction with National Tsunami Preparedness Week, Huntington Beach will hold its first Tsunami Walk. Residents are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at Harbour View Park, at the corner of Saybrook Lane and Heil Avenue, on March 27, and will be escorted to the safe zone at Wieder Park, 16662 Lynn Lane. The city will also host a Tsunami Fair from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Wieder Park, where residents can learn how to be prepared in case of an emergency. On Monday, safety officials will test the AlertOC system, which messages or calls people registered in the system information about the location of their nearest evacuation zone.
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By Galal Kernahan | June 29, 2011
As the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of surge refugees would sweep inland. All reasonable preparatory steps should be taken. That's easy to say but daunting even to think about. We shrink from the implications of breached nuclear generation stations. Minute radioactive sparklers are now making their way into Japanese flesh, blood and bone.
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March 16, 2011
Huntington Beach Mayor Joe Carchio is hosting a fundraiser Sunday to benefit the victims of the Japan tsunami and earthquake. "These people are in desperate need," Carchio said. "Every time you turn on the news, it's worse and worse and worse. Your heart goes out for all of these people. " Zack Pier Plaza, 405 Pacific Coast Hwy., is hosting the event from noon to 5 p.m. Cucina Alessa and Zack's Mike Ali plan to donate food for the event, Carchio said. Spaghetti, salad and bread will be served.
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By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | March 16, 2011
Huntington Beach has reopened its pier and beaches after a tsunami advisory passed without major incident. Lt. Michael Baumgartner, the city's marine safety operations supervisor, said the pier reopened at 1 p.m. and the beaches at 4 p.m. Huntington Beach closed its seaside areas early Friday morning in anticipation of waves from the tsunami in Japan striking the coast. The city was under a tsunami advisory from the National Weather Service, which is less urgent than a tsunami warning.
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By Britney Barnes | April 21, 2010
The big one hit Huntington Beach. There is chaos everywhere, people are hurt and dying, and there isn’t enough emergency personnel to go around — help isn’t going to come for at least 72 hours How are you going to survive? Survival was the name of the game at the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Disaster First Aid class Saturday. More than 100 citizens came out for the second of four training classes CERT offers a year. The program is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-endorsed training series created in Huntington Beach in 1991 to teach community members how to take care of themselves, their families and their neighbors until the authorities can get to them in the event of a major disaster, said Judy Ann Morris, CERT board president.
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By John Reger | November 8, 2007
My beloved Red Sox were on the television, and I wanted to grab some dinner and watch the second game of the World Series on a bigger television than my apartment’s 19-inch, which I refuse to replace. I had a hankering for sushi. What is more American than raw fish from Japan and this nation’s pastime? Because it was a weekday, I figured I had a chance to find a seat at Tsunami. If you go to this popular Japanese restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night, get there before 6. It is a victim of its own popularity, and locals such as myself grumble about never being able to get a seat.
FEATURES
By Amanda Pennington | April 5, 2007
Watching the devastating footage of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004, surf filmmakers Timmy Turner and Kristian McCue of Huntington Beach had a hard time sitting idly by. The pair, along with other surf industry heavies — including Newport resident Bill Sharp, former editor of Surfing magazine; surf writer Matt George; and surf photographer Dustin Humphrey — have spent innumerable hours taking advantage of Indonesia's epic...
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By RICK FIGNETTI | April 5, 2007
I just saw my buddy Timmy Turner the other day at the shop, and he was looking pretty darned good. You may remember he picked up a major staph infection and gave us quite a scare when he was hospitalized for a few months in early 2006. Besides being a hot surfer, he's also a killer filmmaker. His movie "Second Thoughts" won Surfer Magazine's best movie award. It was about an Indonesian trip where Timmy, Brett Swartz and Travis Potter live in the jungle on a desolate islandfor a month.
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