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'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday, audiophiles will flock to their local record store to try...

 

Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

A teen from Lakewood drowned Monday off Sunset Beach, authorities said.

 

Old, young mix it up at Egg Paint

As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns.

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

A bicyclist from Costa Mesa died after she was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

 

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at Bolsa Chica State Beach and is looking for students.

 

A dose of pension fund reality

Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven years.

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Man saves neighbors from burning home

A Huntington Beach man rescued his elderly neighbors from their burning house Monday after he heard noises indicative of a fire.

Woman dies in Fountain Valley apartment fire

A Fountain Valley woman died and about six families were displaced during an apartment complex fire Thursday.

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

Officials have identified the 34-year-old bicyclist killed Sunday after a hit-and-run collision in Huntington Beach as Genevieve Hall.

Woman struck, critically injured by pickup truck

A Huntington Beach woman remains in critical condition after she was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday night, according to authorities.

U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake

U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake

The executive producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach stuck to his word and presented to city officials last week a plan...

Police seek help identifying suspects

Police seek help identifying suspects

Fountain Valley police are asking for the public's help identifying suspects involved in separate crimes.

Politics

Civic center lends itself to debate

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of...

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.

AES catches a wave

AES catches a wave

The Huntington Beach City Council signed off on AES' plans to give its power plant at Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street a beach motif...

Residents present their wish lists

Concerns about density, infrastructure for bicyclists and the planned desalination plant were among the topics posed by residents at the...

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Local preservationists tried convincing Huntington Beach council members Monday to support efforts to save the buildings on the...

So you think you can dance?

So you think you can dance?

If Edward Van Ornum's father were given an option between attending a party or cutting off his hand, he'd probably ask, "Which hand?"

Business & Real Estate

'It's a precious open space'

'It's a precious open space'

The three nonprofit groups that oversee the Bolsa Chica wetlands and mesa recently banded together to educate the public about the area's...

Sev Ven provides 'ego-free' space

Sev Ven provides 'ego-free' space

Kat Monroe was on the verge of setting up an art gallery, but a catchy name eluded her.

Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

I woke up one Saturday morning with a pain. Glancing at my left forearm, I saw a 4-inch bruise and was quickly reminded why it hurt. Then...

 Business offers painting with a twist

Business offers painting with a twist

It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art.

Paintball tournament smaller but still a blast

Paintball tournament smaller but still a blast

A wave of changes in the world of paintball forced organizers to put on a smaller tournament in Huntington Beach last weekend.

City's first Japanese festival wins high marks

City's first Japanese festival wins high marks

Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized...

Education

Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District'...

 Civil rights pioneer gives students a lesson in history

Civil rights pioneer gives students a lesson in history

A member of the Little Rock Nine fielded questions on the ongoing battle to end racism last week at a gathering of Huntington Beach middle...

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Baby goats haven't exactly made a name for themselves as household pets, but for a group of local students, the fluffy little kids are...

Briefly in Education

Fountain Valley students are putting on their second TEDx event at 7 p.m. Friday at The Center at Founder's Village.

Dangers lurk in nature's beauty

Dangers lurk in nature's beauty

The Bolsa Chica wetlands is a haven for runners, hikers and nature lovers.

Author of 'Lessons from Little Rock' visiting

Author of 'Lessons from Little Rock' visiting

Terrence Roberts, author of “Lessons from Little Rock,” will be speaking and autographing his book at 7 p.m. Thursday in the...

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