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By Britney Barnes | May 4, 2010
Remote control vehicle enthusiasts may soon have to watch where they drive in city parks after the City Council approved a proposal Monday night. The proposal was approved unanimously to direct staff to draft an ordinance to restrict RC vehicles to specific areas in parks and look into designating an area for their use. The ordinance will come back to the council for approval. The proposal was brought to the council by Mayor Cathy Green after she received complaints about the destruction the miniature cars were causing to the habitat, the noise they created and the dust they kicked up. “I just kind of want to make sure we have a place for kids and parents to go that is safe, but not destructive,” Green said.
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By Britney Barnes | April 29, 2010
Mayor Cathy Green is proposing restricting where in city parks residents can drive remote control vehicles as part of an addition to an ordinance that will go before the City Council Monday. The prosal would still allow residents to drive RC vehicles, but only in specific areas, Green said. “I just kind of want to make sure we have a place for kids and parents to go that is safe, but not destructive,” Green said. Green has received about 20 complaints from residents about the destruction the toys cause to the habitat and the dust and noise problems they create.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
A Huntington Beach man died in Fontana early Sunday when he was struck on the road by as many as five vehicles, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department said. Victor Joseph Scallo, 44, died on San Bernardino Avenue near Commerce Street at 3:35 a.m. Deputy Coroner Pamela Sokolik said he was possibly hit by a semi tractor-trailer and then several other vehicles, and that the first few drivers may not have realized they had struck a person. Finally, a driver called police to report the collision, Sokolik said.
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May 11, 2000
Angelique Flores FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- After more than a decade of battling over recreational-vehicle parking on city streets, the issue may finally be put to rest. The City Council is expected to decide at Tuesday's council meeting whether to adopt an ordinance restricting RV parking, put the issue on the ballot for residents to decide or leave the issue as it is. "We just want to settle it once and for all," Mayor Guy Carrozzo said. "Something has to be done."
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By Roger Faubel | July 30, 2008
Towing service is a needed and important component of public safety. MetroPro Road Services is a towing company that assists the Huntington Beach Police Department in fulfilling its pledge, “to protect and serve.” Instead of spending the Fourth of July holiday with their families, MetroPro employees assisted the police department with tow services when the police deemed it to be necessary in the interest of public safety. In a recent letter to the editor, (“Signage needed before towing cars,” July 17)
NEWS
December 23, 2004
Dave Brooks The Huntington Beach Fire Department is getting a new set of $155,000 ambulances. Looking to update its current fleet and correct some problems with its past line, Fire Chief Duane Olsen has added two new Truck Modular Freightliners to his fleet and hopes to add an additional two in the next couple of years. "This is really about the safety of the patients," he said during a City Council tour of the ambulances Monday. The Huntington Beach Fire Department has a contract with the city to be the sole ambulance service provider within city limits, handling about 2,500 calls a year.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2009
The Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize has named Huntington Beach resident Eric Cahill as its senior director. Progressive’s X Prize is a $10-million global competition to create a new clean, consumer-ready vehicle that will exceed 100 miles per gallon. The nonprofit X Prize Foundation creates public competitions, which are sponsored by various corporations, to create better technology that can be used by all of humanity. A previous competition by the foundation saw a team backed by Microsoft’s Paul Allen create the world’s first private suborbital spaceship.
NEWS
July 15, 2004
9th Street: Illegal narcotics activity was reported in the 400 block at 6:11 p.m. Sunday. Beach Boulevard: A person reported their silver Lexus stolen in the 16200 block at 1 a.m. Sunday. Beach Boulevard: An injury involving a car and a bike was reported in the 17700 block at 5 a.m. Friday. Beach Boulevard: A person reported their bike, worth $350, stolen in the 19500 block at 8:24 p.m. Saturday. Beach Boulevard and Glencoe Avenue: An injury was reported involving two vehicles at 2:22 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
August 14, 2003
Aulnay Lane: A man reported that a vehicle he believes to be stolen was parked next to his house in the 15600 block at 11:19 a.m. Saturday. Beach Boulevard: A suspicious man was reported was talking to himself and yelling at people walking in the parking lot in the 19600 block at 4:28 p.m. Sunday. Delaware Street: A resident reported that someone threw a block or a brick at the front door in the 2200 block at 5:01 a.m. Friday. Eastport Drive: A man reported that his girlfriend had been assaulted by the neighbor in the 8100 block at 8:13 p.m. Sunday.
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February 3, 2014
Fountain Valley police arrested a Garden Grove man Tuesday after finding more than $11,000 worth of drugs and a handgun in his vehicle, authorities said. Officers arrested Dong Min, 23, on suspicion of possession and transportation of methamphetamine for sale, possession of an ounce of marijuana and possession of a firearm, according to a press statement. The suspect was being held in the West Justice Center in Westminster on $25,000 bail. Authorities stopped Min at 8:42 p.m. for traffic violations near Ward Street and Slater Avenue.
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December 19, 2013
A Fountain Valley man died Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach. Police responded to a traffic injury incident at 5:15 p.m. to the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Persimmon Street. When officers arrived, they found Jungil Lee, 82, on the street and pronounced him dead at the scene, according to a statement by police. The driver, a 52-year-old man from Fountain Valley whom police are not naming, was reportedly driving his gray 2003 Infiniti G35 westbound on Garfield and collided with the victim, who was in the street.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 28, 2013
A Huntington Beach man who died after a car crashed into a Fountain Valley tutoring center was called an inspiration to his colleagues and students. Alex Martinez, 32, was one of six people injured Aug. 19 when a 76-year-old man drove into the Tutoring Club at Brookhurst Street and Ellis Avenue, according to Fountain Valley police. Martinez died Aug. 21 from injuries sustained while he was trapped beneath the car. He had been working at the center for almost seven years and was a source of motivation for his colleagues and students, Tutoring Club owner David Hill said.
NEWS
July 19, 2013
A woman died Wednesday after a three-vehicle crash in Huntington Beach, according to a Police Department news release. The 56-year-old woman from Lake Forest was transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said. Police received a call about 6:25 p.m. reporting a three-vehicle crash collision on Warner Avenue east of Bolsa Chica Street. The Lake Forest woman was driving a blue 2000 Dodge Dakota, a 76-year-old woman from Huntington Beach was driving a gray 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer and a 58-year-old man from Huntington Beach was driving a black 2011 Audi A3, according to authorities.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
A woman suffered life-threatening head injuries Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle in Fountain Valley, according to police. Jessica Ayon, 27, of Fountain Valley, was struck by a Lexus IS350 around 10 p.m. while walking near the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Ellis Avenue. Authorities said Ayon was near the curb on Brookhurst - just outside of a crosswalk - when she was hit by the Lexus, which was traveling northbound. Ayon was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center.
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By Andrew Shortall | November 29, 2012
Dan Muraira and Eric Wilford often have their Kona Ice Trucks compared to ice cream trucks, but there's one big difference. "We don't go anywhere unless we're invited," said Wilford, who's Muraira's uncle. "We aren't an ice cream truck where we just drive around. " The San Clemente residents just purchased their third Kona Ice Truck for Huntington Beach, which has operated in the city for the past three years under two previous owners, to help meet an increasing demand for their services.
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By Michael Miller | April 25, 2012
For some, living near the beach in Orange County is a priceless luxury. But actually going to the beach — by car, anyway — is about to get a little pricier. The California Dept. of Parks and Recreation announced this month that annual vehicle passes at state parks will increase from $125 to $195. Among the locations affected are six in Orange County: Crystal Cove State Park and Bolsa Chica, Huntington, Corona del Mar, San Clemente and Doheny state beaches. The department announced April 12 that it would raise the price of several annual passes, including those for vehicle use, on May 1. The cost for single-day use and camping fees will remain the same in most areas, although some regional superintendents may adjust fees for specific parks, spokesman Roy Stearns said.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
A Huntington Beach man died in Fontana early Sunday when he was struck on the road by as many as five vehicles, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department said. Victor Joseph Scallo, 44, died on San Bernardino Avenue near Commerce Street at 3:35 a.m. Deputy Coroner Pamela Sokolik said he was possibly hit by a semi tractor-trailer and then several other vehicles, and that the first few drivers may not have realized they had struck a person. Finally, a driver called police to report the collision, Sokolik said.
NEWS
December 28, 2011
Huntington Beach police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a car and burglarizing several vehicles over the previous night. Officers were patrolling the area of Oswego Avenue and Huntington Street about 6:40 a.m. when one of them saw a vehicle run a stop sign at about 50 mph, according to a release from the department. After a pursuit, the driver crashed the vehicle in the area of Nashville Avenue and Huntington Street and fled on foot. Jason Daniel Geer, 35, of Placentia was located with the help of witnesses and taken into custody without incident, according to the release.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | November 10, 2010
Wrenched. Twisted. Stumped. Students jotted down these words and others that caught their attention as they listened to a passage of Harry Potter amid the crinkle of candy wrappers being opened around the room. The exercise was to pinpoint the action words author J.K. Rowling used to make her writing pop in a two-hour writing workshop dedicated to muscle words. "One thing that she does is repeat the word 'up,' so, as a reader, I'm going up the stairs with her, and with Harry," said Sue Welfringer, one of the workshop leaders.
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