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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | June 22, 2011
A group of Muslims is looking to build a mosque on a piece of land owned by Huntington Beach that sits outside the city's jurisdictions. But building the mosque there might be difficult. The City Council reviewed bids, including one that Westminster entered after the Muslim group submitted its bids, on land Huntington owns in Westminster. The council and staff addressed prices and terms during their closed-session meeting Monday for two bids submitted for the 1.1-acre parcel the city has owned for more than 20 years, said Economic Development Director Stanley Smalewitz.
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July 27, 2000
Robinwood Little League's Senior Division All-Star won the District 62 tournament Wednesday night, beating Westminster, 9-5, in the division final at Robinwood. Winning pitcher Nick Garcia went the distance and, except for one inning in which he allowed five runs, had Westminster baffled. Garcia finished the game with five strikeouts. Westminster's five-run fourth inning narrowed Robinwood's lead to 8-5, but another Robinwood run in the sixth inning provided the margin of victory.
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By Jennifer Lane, Special to the Independent | April 3, 2014
It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art. Just ask Sheri Kavoosi, owner of California's first Painting with a Twist franchise. "It is all about entertainment, but here you aren't just a spectator," Kavoosi said. "You get to take part in your own entertainment, and at the end you get to take home something you created. " Painting with a Twist, where drinking and painting come together in an artistic way, opened its doors on March 20 on the border of Huntington Beach and Westminster, making it location No. 122. The inspiration for the company came to Louisiana residents Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney in 2007 while the area was recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | October 22, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Nothing went right for the Ocean View football team during the first half of Friday's Golden West League game against Westminster, and it was a long 24 minutes for the Seahawks. One thing the Seahawks had in their favor, though, was that there was no quit in them. Ocean View fell behind its neighboring rival by an insurmountable margin by halftime but played the Lions on even terms in the final 24 minutes. The effort wasn't enough to overcome a 40-point deficit, and it left the Seahawks saddled with a 54-14 loss in their homecoming game.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | October 1, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Huntington Beach Oilers blitzed visiting Westminster for three touchdowns in a five-minute span of the second quarter and rode a dominating first-half performance to an eventual, 31-7 victory in nonleague prep football action at Sheue Field. Huntington led the entire way, turning a 3-0 first-quarter lead into a 24-0 halftime advantage thanks to the three quick scores. The win was the third straight for the Oilers who improved to 3-1.Oiler students, alumni and fans left happy following the homecoming game triumph.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Huntington Beach police have arrested a pair of tow truck drivers after several residents complained that a Westminster-based company had illegally moved their cars. According to Lt. Mitch O'Brien, the residents called the department Saturday and Sunday and reported that drivers from Team Tow had taken their cars without reason. Law dictates that a car may be towed if its owner parks it in a customers-only lot and leaves for an hour without going into any of the businesses that the lot serves, O'Brien said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 14, 2011
The battle is just two days away. Two schools, separated by only 2.5 miles, will meet again. There's quite a history on the gridiron between Marina and Westminster, and on Friday the neighborhood rivalry heats up again with the 48th meeting between the Vikings and Lions at Bill Boswell Field. The teams, who have played each other since 1963, also share the same field when hosting games on the Westminster campus. This year, the Lions are the designated home team for the game, which is known in these circles as the Black & Blue Game.
SPORTS
January 3, 2008
Ocean View?s Kenneth Tarpley has earned a top honor on the 2007 Golden West All-League Football Team. Tarpley, a senior, was named Co-Lineman of the Year in the league along with Westminster senior Andrew Kennedy. In addition to Tarpley, Ocean View had 10 others named all-league. Golden West All-League Football Team 2007 Most Valuable Player: Aaron Garbutt, Westminster, WR/DB, Jr. Offensive Player of the Year: Adam Salinas, Santa Ana, RB, Sr. Defensive Player of the Year: Toa Tuitea, Westminster, DE, Sr. Co-Linemen of the Year: Kenneth Tarpley, Ocean View, Sr. ; Andrew Kennedy, Westminster, Sr. First Team Offense Quarterback: Dana Maley, Ocean View, Sr. Running backs: Steven Marquez, Westminster, Sr.; Alex Gomez, Westminster, Sr.; Kyle Walker, Ocean View, Jr. ; Randy Gonzalez, Santa Ana, Jr.; Akeem Christian, Segerstrom, Sr.; Reggie Vaitolo, Saddleback, Sr. Wide Receiver: Philip Rodriguez, Ocean View, Sr. Linemen: Chris Oviedo, Santa Ana, Sr.; Robert Sales, Orange, Sr.; Marcos Aguilar, Santa Ana, Sr.; Frank Robles, Westminster, Sr.; Felix Ruclas, Santa Ana, Jr. Punter: Edgar Bejarano, Orange, Soph.
NEWS
July 6, 2000
The 2000 District 62 Little League All-Star Tournament, hosted by Huntington Valley and Robinwood little leagues, begins Saturday. Huntington Valley will host both the Majors and 9-10 divisions, while Robinwood will host the Junior and Senior divisions. District 62 is comprised of the following leagues: Costa Mesa American, Costa Mesa National, Fountain Valley, Huntington Valley, Ocean View, Robinwood, Seaview, and Westminster. Following Saturday's opening round of play, the double-elimination tournament will continue July 11-16, and conclude with district championship finals July 18-20.
SPORTS
January 18, 2007
Five members of the Ocean View High football team have been named to the 2006 Golden West All-League Football Team. Senior offensive lineman Kaj Pedersen and sophomore defensive end Kenny Tarpley were named to the first team. Wide receiver Chris Katsuki, offensive lineman Jake Steele and linebacker Nhan Nguyen, all seniors, made the second team. Tarpley was just one of three sophomores to make the all-league team. Top Awards   Most Valuable Player: Rishard Matthews, Sr., Saddleback     Offensive Player of the Year: Kirk Jones, Sr., Orange     Defensive Player of the Year: Toa Tuitea, Jr., Westminster     Lineman of the Year: David Vo, Sr., Westminster   First Team Offense   Quarterbacks: Ben Chapple, Jr., Westminster; Joaquin Avalos, Sr., Saddleback.
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By Jennifer Lane, Special to the Independent | April 3, 2014
It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art. Just ask Sheri Kavoosi, owner of California's first Painting with a Twist franchise. "It is all about entertainment, but here you aren't just a spectator," Kavoosi said. "You get to take part in your own entertainment, and at the end you get to take home something you created. " Painting with a Twist, where drinking and painting come together in an artistic way, opened its doors on March 20 on the border of Huntington Beach and Westminster, making it location No. 122. The inspiration for the company came to Louisiana residents Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney in 2007 while the area was recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
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NEWS
November 19, 2013
The Westminster School District board of trustees approved Marian Kim-Phelps as the new superintendent Thursday night, according to a news release. Kim-Phelps started her tenure as superintendent Monday. She was previously an area superintendent with the San Diego Unified School District. "I am honored to have been selected as the new superintendent and look forward to being part of a high quality team and district," Kim-Phelps said in the release. "I am committed to ensuring that our children not only have the skills necessary to be college- and career-ready, but have the skills needed to be successful in life.
NEWS
September 23, 2013
Huntington Beach police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in three sexual batteries in the city, according to police. Matthew Andrew Linville, 19, of Westminster, was booked into Huntington Beach City Jail on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape and sexual battery and is being held on $100,000 bail, according to police. Plainclothes officers were monitoring the grounds of the Bella Terra mall, where Linville is believed to have groped women at a Burlington Coat Factory and a parking structure Sept.
SPORTS
July 3, 2013
District 62 championships will be on the line this weekend in three divisions as the 2013 Little League All-Stars tournament comes to a close. The double-elimination event ends with Major, 9/10, and 8/9 division championship series taking place at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. Undefeated Huntington Valley will meet once-beaten Ocean View in the Major All-Star championship series. Opening game is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Field 15 at Mile Square Park. If necessary, a second game will be played at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 19, 2013
Huntington Beach police are looking for the owners of stolen property recovered this month from a cargo box in Westminster. Police said many of the items have been identified as property stolen from ExtraSpace Storage at 7531 McFadden Ave. Residents reported burglaries from those units in late May, according to Sgt. Jerry Abrahams, adding up to at least $200,000 in missing goods. Lisa Sanford, 42, of Huntington Beach, James Hayes 47, of Westminster, and John McGowen, 45, of Seal Beach, were arrested June 1 on suspicion of possession of stolen property, Abrahams said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 23, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - The opportunities were there for the taking Friday, but the Ocean View baseball team couldn't find a way to take advantage in key situations. The Seahawks squandered scoring chances against rival Westminster in an showdown that determined the early leader in the Golden West League race. The visiting Lions, meanwhile, made the most of their opportunities and that difference gave them a 5-3 victory. The win kept Westminster perfect through the first week of league play and put the Lions at 3-0. Ocean View, which had won its first two league games, fell to 2-1. The Seahawks held a 2-1 lead through three innings but couldn't get to Westminster ace Tyler Mahle or reliever Octavio Valente the rest of the way. "We played not to lose, instead of playing to win," Ocean View Coach Shane Borowski said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | February 1, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - With the regular season coming down to its final week, the Ocean View boys' basketball team faced yet another challenger Friday that was looking to knock the Seahawks off the top perch in the Golden West League standings. Although the visiting Westminster Lions gave it their best shot, it wasn't enough to do the job. Ocean View overcame a slow start and feisty Westminster by finishing fast to grab a 57-42 victory that took the Seahawks to 8-0 in league play.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | October 22, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Nothing went right for the Ocean View football team during the first half of Friday's Golden West League game against Westminster, and it was a long 24 minutes for the Seahawks. One thing the Seahawks had in their favor, though, was that there was no quit in them. Ocean View fell behind its neighboring rival by an insurmountable margin by halftime but played the Lions on even terms in the final 24 minutes. The effort wasn't enough to overcome a 40-point deficit, and it left the Seahawks saddled with a 54-14 loss in their homecoming game.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Huntington Beach police have arrested a pair of tow truck drivers after several residents complained that a Westminster-based company had illegally moved their cars. According to Lt. Mitch O'Brien, the residents called the department Saturday and Sunday and reported that drivers from Team Tow had taken their cars without reason. Law dictates that a car may be towed if its owner parks it in a customers-only lot and leaves for an hour without going into any of the businesses that the lot serves, O'Brien said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jenny Stockdale | June 6, 2012
David and Zev Brooks discovered some recent truth in a line from the 1989 big-screen baseball classic "Field of Dreams": "If you build it, he will come. " This past Tuesday, the American film distribution company Magnolia Home Entertainment released the brothers' award-winning 2009 independent film "The Yankles" on DVD andBlu-ray, bringing their first attempt at filmmaking into the home theaters of viewers across the country. On a late-night conference call last Thursday from their New York City hotel room, the filmmakers - David, a Westminster resident, who directed the film, and his older brother Zev, a Fountain Valley resident, who was its executive producer - reflected on the gamut of their film's success with fatigued delight.
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