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  • Guinness record set for most surfers riding wave

    06/20/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 20, 2015 | Laylan Connelly
    Long-time Huntington Beach surfer Gary Sahagen had a prediction about how the world record attempt to get the most people riding one wave would go down. "It's either going to be spectacular, or a spectacle," Sahagen said, before joining 66 other surfers crammed onto a 42-foot board on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Turns out, it was a lot of both.
  • 'Surf City' singer Dean Torrence, minus Jan, still rides the wave in his adopted hometown

    06/20/2015 9:46:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 20, 2015 | David Ferrell
    Surf City was a mythical place, a paradise for the era’s restless teens in the summer of 1963, when the song became the first surfing tune to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Fame came quickly for the Los Angeles-born duo of Jan Berry and Dean Torrence, who became stars in their early 20s. They would build on their success with hits such as “Dead Man’s Curve,” “Ride the Wild Surf” and “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena,” joining with their younger friends, the Beach Boys, in writing the anthems of the California coastal lifestyle. Skip forward more than...
  • Huntington Beach (CA) repeals plastic bag ban

    04/24/2015 9:12:59 AM PDT · by fifedom · 42 replies
    KPCC ^ | 04/21/15 | Erika Aguilar
    After six minutes of discussion, the Huntington Beach City Council voted 6 to 1 on Monday night to allow stores to use plastic carryout bags, taking a step toward reversing a ban that was enacted in 2013.
  • Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

    03/02/2015 6:27:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore Monday morning.
  • Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

    12/11/2014 5:01:57 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dana Rohrabacher
    Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may well have engaged in questionable behavior toward neighboring countries, Resolution 758 was nothing more than gratuitous, needlessly provocative and shortsighted. Moreover, reasonable observers the world over can see it as tantamount to a declaration that Russia is America’s enemy. The...
  • Huntington Beach woman charged over tirade that went viral

    09/10/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Daniel Langhorne
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A woman whose tirade against her roommate was videotaped and went viral was arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday for a variety of charges. Laura Angela Cox, 47, of Huntington Beach was charged on suspicion of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, battery against a cohabitant and vandalism resulting in less than $400 in damages. Cox was in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, but information on her bail amount was not immediately available.
  • Huntington Beach Bar Fights To Save Sign That Salutes Veterans

    11/26/2013 6:42:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | November 26, 2013 12:11 AM | Staff
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Veterans are rallying around a local bar whose owners say they have been ordered to removed a sign that salutes their service. “Thank a veteran for your freedom!” says a large sign perched above Johnny’s Booze and Pool. Vets love it and make up a significant part of the establishment’s clientele. “I love this place. The sign gives me the pride back that I lost … I struggled a lot when I first came back,” an Army vet told CBS2′s Stacey Butler. But someone complained to the city about the sign, and now the bar’s owners...
  • College student, 22, JAILED for rigging school election to make himself president (California)

    07/17/2013 4:08:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | july 16, 2013 | Louise Boyle
    A 22-year-old college undergraduate has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the identities and passwords of more than 700 fellow students at his university so he could rig a campus election. Former Cal State San Marcos student Matthew Weaver rigged the election so he could become student body president, the U.S. attorney's office said on Monday. He was one of two candidates for the position at the San Diego area school in March last year. Weaver, of Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty in March to wire fraud, unauthorized access of a computer and identity theft. The third-year business...
  • Man, 25, Beaten Nearly To Death By 40 Teens Using Skateboards

    05/12/2013 10:31:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 112 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 11, 2013 8:37 PM | Tom Wait
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene in a fight between two groups of teens in Huntington Beach Saturday evening, was nearly beaten to death by the same teens who attacked him with their skateboards. Police say 40 teens attacked the 25-year-old man — about 7:50 p.m. — at Murdy park in Huntington Beach. The man is in extremely critical condition. Officials said the man’s girlfriend saw the teens involved in an altercation. After the girlfriend tried to intervene, the crowd turned on her. She got away but returned with her boyfriend. Police said...
  • Suspicious substance found in envelope at Huntington Beach City Hall (Harmless)

    04/22/2013 2:27:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Anthony Clark Carpio
    The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad found a suspicious substance in an envelope that was delivered to the Huntington Beach Fire Department on the fifth floor of City Hall, according to city Fire Capt. Bob Culhane.
  • A collision in Surf City could cost you (Huntington Beach, CA)

    08/17/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 17, 2010 | Tony Barboza
    Visiting Huntington Beach? Drive carefully or you could pay. A law approved this week will charge out-of-towners responsible for car accidents for the costs of sending firefighters to the scene. The ordinance is meant to help pay the cost of responding to car accidents that spike during the summer months when tourists and visitors flock to the beach city and cause an estimated 300 traffic accidents each year. City officials say fees that could total several thousand dollars per accident will help defray the burden on city finances. “We have a city that grows in population during the summer by...
  • Three men indicted in scheme to illegally export night vision goggles to Vietnam

    12/16/2008 6:37:10 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 569+ views
    ICE.gov ^ | December 16, 2008 | ICE.gov
    Three men indicted in scheme to illegally export night vision goggles to Vietnam Defendants ran export business out of Orange County home SANTA ANA, Calif. - Three men who operated an export business out of a Huntington Beach, Calif., residence face federal charges today for their role in a scheme to illegally export at least 55 state-of-the-art night vision goggles to Vietnam in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. The three men, all of Vietnamese descent, are named in a five-count indictment filed in federal court here earlier this month. Dan Tran Dang, 62, of Santa Ana, Calif.; Liem...
  • HUNTINGTON BEACH: H.B. police referred 262 arrestees to immigration

    09/23/2008 8:11:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 404+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 9/23/8 | ANNIE BURRIS AND CINDY CARCAMO
    HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City police have referred 262 suspected illegal immigrants arrested in connection with various crimes to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials as part of a relationship police established more than a year ago. Those who were referred to ICE for detention were arrested from March 2007 to August of this year on suspicion of endangering the public’s safety by committing crimes such as burglary, assault or driving under the influence, Huntington Beach police officials said. Huntington Beach police typically made 450 arrests a month during that same time period. ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said any local...
  • Impeach Bush group targets Huntington Beach council (SoCal, Poll!)

    09/26/2007 12:18:15 PM PDT · by TheDon · 11 replies · 68+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 26, 2007 | ANNIE BURRIS
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – For the past two months, a team of anti-Bush activists has targeted City Hall. Members of Huntington Beach Impeach can be seen every other Monday, rallying on Main Street and Yorktown Avenue and then getting in line to speak at that night's City Council meeting. Their cause: to add Surf City to a list of 87 cities nationwide that endorse the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. No cities in Orange County have signed an impeachment resolution despite similar efforts by other activists throughout the county, in Anaheim, Irvine, Laguna Beach and...
  • Huntington Beach Approves Largest U.S. Desalination Plant

    02/28/2006 2:01:51 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 70 replies · 1,575+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/28/06 | By Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
    A controversial proposal to build what would be the largest desalination plant in the nation along the Huntington Beach coastline was approved early today after months of raucous debate. The Huntington Beach City Council voted 4 to 3 to approve permits for Poseidon Resources Corp. to build a $250-million desalination facility next to the AES power station on Pacific Coast Highway at the city's southern edge. The desalination plant would produce as much as 50 million gallons of fresh water daily by tapping ocean water already pumped into the power station to cool the huge electrical facility. The plant still...
  • Huntington Beach city attorney arrested for investigation of DUI

    12/22/2005 10:27:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 446+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/22/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The city attorney was arrested for investigation of drunken driving after police spotted her driving the wrong way on a downtown street, officials said. "It's been a hard day," said Jennifer McGrath, 37, who was elected in 2002. McGrath was arrested shortly after midnight Wednesday, said Lt. Irwin Feuerstein, a spokesman for the Huntington Beach Police Department. She was booked into the city jail for investigation of misdemeanor drunken driving and was released on her own recognizance, he said. The results of a blood test are pending, Feuerstein said. McGrath declined to discuss the incident...
  • Pipe Bomber Sought in Huntington(Huntington Beach, CA : "Surf City" no less)

    09/08/2005 2:30:51 PM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 381+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 8, 2005 | JOHN McDONALD
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Three pipe bombs have exploded in the city in recent days and police warned residents today to alert officials and stay clear if any suspicious devices are spotted. The bombs are constructed with galvanized-metal pipe and contain a black-powder explosive. They are designed to cause serious injury and property damage, police said. At least one of the bombs was hidden inside another object. There were no reports of injury or serious property damage from the three explosions. The bombings occurred at Holland Drive and Marken Lane about 9:50 p.m. Aug. 31, at Pacific Coast Highway and 12th...
  • CA: Grand jury indicts former Huntington Beach mayor (and seven other people) in condo scheme

    12/01/2004 9:50:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 532+ views
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A grand jury indicted a former city councilwoman and seven other people Wednesday for an alleged real estate scheme that involved converting apartments into higher-priced condominiums without the required permits for the changes. Pamela Houchen, who resigned from the City Council in September, also was charged with corruption for allegedly concealing her ownership of an apartment building in a redevelopment district where she was prohibited from owning property under conflict-of-interest laws. The former councilwoman, a real estate broker who also has served as mayor, is charged with 11 counts of mail fraud and seven counts...
  • Rohrabacher will be staying closer to home

    02/26/2004 4:37:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 202+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/26/04 | Dena Bunis
    <p>The first question Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is asked by constituents along the campaign trail has nothing to do with tax cuts, the war in Iraq or his strong stand on illegal immigration.</p> <p>They want to know how his pregnant wife is doing.</p>
  • ..ARNOLD goes "Surfing" in Huntington Beach..

    10/06/2003 10:08:34 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 45 replies · 710+ views
    10/06/2003 | ALOHA RONNIE
    ALOHA ...On the last day of his California Gubernatorial Campaign ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER beautifully surfed his way onto the Beach at Hungtington Beach this afternoon. And what a Day for Surfing it was. ...Flanked by Congressman CHIRS COX, Surfer/Congressman & Mrs. DANA ROHRBACHER, State Asseblyman JOHN CAMPBELL, Mrs. EUNICE KENNEDY-SHRIVER and wife MARIA... ...ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER showed himself to be the inspiring leader that he has always been in every field of endeavor that he chose to enter, bringing JOY to many along the way. ...With a very happy crowd of supporters of all ages present, along with a huge contigent of...
  • City wants use of private data

    10/14/2002 10:37:02 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 2 replies · 157+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 10/14/02 | JIM HINCH
    <p>Huntington Beach proposal would allow it to mail ads to residents marketing businesses that join the credit-card program.</p> <p>Would you sign up for a city credit card if it meant you would get advertisements from participating local businesses?</p> <p>HUNTINGTON BEACH – Sign up for a library card in this coastal city and you could find yourself getting a lot more than overdue-book notices in the mail.</p>