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By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | November 24, 2010
There won't be any turkeys in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving in Huntington Beach. But as far as organizer Harvey Saarloos is concerned, thanks will be in order — and not just for the holiday meal ahead. The Seal Beach resident is a member of Causelife, a Virginia-based nonprofit dedicated to providing clean water wells in developing countries. He and other local residents plan to start Thursday with a 5- to 10-kilometer walk around Huntington Beach, with all proceeds going to wells in Uganda, Guatemala or Haiti.
NEWS
March 20, 2003
NATURAL PERSPECTIVES It sure was good weather for ducks last weekend. On Saturday, a lot of rain ran down Gothard, Goldenwest and Edwards streets and flowed into the lakes in Central Park. Now Talbert, Huntington and Sully-Miller Lakes and Blackbird Pond are full for the first time this rainy season. Water in these lakes soaks into the ground and helps to recharge the ground water basin under Huntington Beach. Unfortunately, most of the rain sheets off streets and parking lots and runs down storm drains and out to sea. The rain got us to thinking about water in the early pioneer days of Huntington Beach.
NEWS
By: Lindsay Sandham | September 2, 2005
Recognizing that many people are afflicted with a passion for the nautical lifestyle, and that there is no television programming specifically for them, Gregg Baum and his stepbrother Chip Plested created "Water on the Brain." The television show, which features boat owners exploring the waters, will premiere Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Channel 3 of Cox Communications cable systems. Two years ago, Baum asked Plested what kind of TV show he would create if he had the opportunity.
FEATURES
June 1, 2006
Who would have guessed it? All it takes to keep our beaches and oceans clean is a bit of a drought. A report released last week by Heal the Bay, a water-quality watchdog group based in Santa Monica, found that the quality of water of Huntington Beach was just fine when the weather was dry. All along Huntington's coast, from Bolsa Chica to the Santa Ana River, the water got A or A+ grades from the group in its annual Beach Report Card survey....
NEWS
May 12, 2005
The numbers are eye-popping. Pollution in the water along Huntington and Newport beaches costs people as much as $3.3 million in medical treatments each year -- anywhere from $37 to $77 per illness. That is an expensive dip in the ocean. Right? Well, maybe not. As much as the numbers--which come from a study released this month by a group led by a UC Irvine doctoral student -- seem to be yet more fodder in the battle to increase water-quality standards, they are, sadly, not nearly as shocking as they appear.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
Water ? where we get it, how much we pay, and how to use it (and save it) ? is the most timely of topics. A recent meeting lost a lot of its luster with the quick departure of the mayor early on. After introducing the staff and taking a few questions, none relating to water, the mayor beat a hasty retreat to a prior engagement. Too bad. The mayor?s influence over water policy and use in Huntington Beach is broad. Some of us had questions regarding the expiration of Poseidon?
NEWS
By: | July 31, 2005
As with most studies related to our ocean's and our harbor's safety and cleanliness, a report last week covering 2004 contained good and bad news. First the bad news from Testing the Waters, which was compiled by the Natural Resources Defense Council: There were 939 beach advisories or closures last year in Orange County and, closer to home, the water in the harbor at 33rd Street and near the intersection of Newport Boulevard and West Coast Highway was persistently unhealthy.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are in response to the Jan. 29 letter, “Construction of pipeline will be a dream realized.”   As a member of Residents for Responsible Desalination, I got a good laugh at the rosy picture Rich Kolander painted of how wonderful it will be to have the pipeline bringing all this drinkable ocean water into Huntington Beach. Does he know that the desalination plant proposed for Huntington Beach isn’t providing any water for Huntington Beach?
FEATURES
By Britney Barnes | March 4, 2010
Two Fountain Valley kids are trying to raise money, but it’s not for candy, toys or video games. It’s actually not even for them. Isaak, 6, and his 4-year-old sister, Autumn Askenaze, are trying to raise money to bring clean water to students in India. The two, with the help of their parents, are putting on a walk/run fundraiser Saturday. “Walk for Water” will raise money for Thirst Relief International to build a well, “because then they can have clean drinking water,” Isaak said.
FEATURES
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | October 22, 2009
The 14 million people living in the greater Los Angeles area put a lot of demand on our limited water resources. After all, it only rains an average of 15 inches a year along the Southern California coast. Vic and I plan to save some of the rain that falls this winter for use in our garden during dry periods. But the storm last week caught us unprepared. Vic and I had new gutters installed on most of the north side of our house and bought a rain barrel, but they’re not connected yet. I thought I had more time to get ready before the start of rainy season.
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NEWS
March 25, 2014
Retired Army Col. John V. Foley, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has died, according to a statement from the district. Foley died Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 83. Foley was one of four Municipal Water District of Orange County appointees on the regional water board and was serving his second four-year term as the chairman of the MWD, according to the district. "Col. Foley was one of the great leaders of our era and in the history of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California," district President Larry Dick said in a prepared statement.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 1, 2014
IRVINE - The CIF Southern Section Division 7 girls' water polo championship game matched the top two teams from the Golden West League and like the previous two meetings this season between Segerstrom and Ocean View, Saturday's final favored Segerstrom. Second-seeded Ocean View stayed with the Golden West League champions late into the third quarter but the top-seeded Jaguars were able to pull away to record a 7-4 victory that gave the program its first Southern Section title in the sport.
SPORTS
February 19, 2014
It was a stellar weekend for Vanguard Aquatics competing in the Kap7 International Water Polo Tournament played at several locations in south Orange County. The 10U coed Silver team earned the third-place finish in the 10U Division. The team is composed of mostly female players, one of the few teams at the 10U level that has such a program. Ellen Hayami , former standout player at Huntington Beach High and Golden West College, coaches the team. The 10U Blue team captured third place in the 12U Gold Division.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2014
The wild-card way is how the Edison High girls' water polo team has begun its postseason drive. The Chargers opened CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff action by playing a wild-card game Tuesday, and their thorough performance Tuesday at the Costa Mesa High pool has them moving on in the postseason. Edison cruised to a 12-2 victory over El Dorado. The ninth-ranked Chargers shut out the Golden Hawks (Century League No. 4) in the first quarter and the entirety of the second half.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 8, 2014
The Edison High girls' water polo team prepped for the start of the Sunset League race by competing last weekend at the Holiday Cup. The Chargers, who rose to No. 7 in this week's CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll, split four games at one of the premiere girls' water polo events in the Southland. Edison began the tournament Friday and lost, 9-8, to Riverside Poly, but bounced back to edge Carlsbad, 8-7. Sabrina Jensen scored four goals, Delaney Cleveland three goals, and Josette Santos had nine saves in the loss to Riverside Poly, the top-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 5. Jensen again led the scoring with four goals, and Cleveland scored twice, in the win against a Carlsbad team that is ranked No. 1 in CIF San Diego Section Division 1. In their third tournament game, against Coronado (No. 4, CIF San Diego Section Division 4)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 18, 2013
The Edison High girls' water polo team won some key matches to reach the semifinal round of the Villa Park Tournament, and the Chargers ended up with a fourth-place finish at the conclusion of the three-day event Saturday. Edison (5-6), ranked No. 8 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, started the tournament Dec. 12 and routed Bonita, 22-6. Sabrina Jensen scored six goals and Laurin Semmelroth had four goals in the win. In their second game, the Chargers used a game-winning goal in overtime by Delaney Cleveland, her fifth score of the match, to knock off fifth-ranked San Marcos, 12-11.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 27, 2013
The Golden West College women's water polo team added another award to the school's trophy case Saturday by edging host Riverside City College, 12-11, in the California Community College Women's Water Polo State Championships title game at Riverside Aquatic Complex. Orange Empire Conference and Southern California regional champion Golden West repeated as state champion and put the final touch on a perfect season. The Rustlers finished 29-0, and defeated Riverside in all five meetings this year between the teams.
NEWS
November 25, 2013
The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to a fire in a three-story apartment building at 8102 Ellis Ave. on Saturday, according to a news release. The fire started on the stove top of a third-floor kitchen and was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system. Residents were evacuating the building when the first fire engine responded at 7:40 a.m. One minor injury was reported, but the victim was not transported to a hospital. The sprinklers caused significant water damage in the building, including the first and second floors, according to the release.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 20, 2013
The Ocean View High boys' water polo team reached the semifinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division 7 boys' water polo playoffs by winning its first three postseason games in the past week. The Seahawks, the No. 2 team from the Golden West League and No. 5 seed in the tournament, advanced to Wednesday's semifinal round by defeating host Brentwood (Freelance), 13-8, in a quarterfinal match Saturday. Ocean View (21-10) met No. 2-seeded Yorba Linda (Empire League No. 1) in one of two division semifinal matches Wednesday.
NEWS
By Bettina Boxall | November 11, 2013
A proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach could significantly harm parts of the Southern California ocean environment unless substantial changes are made in its design and operation, according to the staff of the state Coastal Commission. A staff report prepared for this week's commission vote on the project highlights the potential downside of large-scale efforts to turn the salty water of the Pacific Ocean into drinking supplies for coastal California. "There are ways to do desal in a fairly environmentally benign way," said Tom Luster, an environmental scientist with the commission.
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