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For needy kids, big gifts come in small boxes from Huntington Beach

For needy kids, big gifts come in small boxes from Huntington Beach

For the past 10 years during the holiday season, Carol Rotta has made the nearly 500-mile trek to Huntington Beach from Lake Montezuma, Ariz., to pack hundreds of cardboard boxes with gifts for children around the world.

 

In the Pipeline: Surviving WWII to grow a new life

Last week I wrote about Bud Guillot, an Army Air Forces veteran who had been shot down over Berlin in April 1944, was captured by the Germans and spent a harrowing 13 months at the infamous Nazi prison camp Stalag 17B.

 

Coyote deterrence seminars Dec. 2 in Seal Beach

As part of efforts to curb problem coyotes in Seal Beach, where the feral canines have been blamed for several pet deaths, the Humane Society of the United States will present two local workshops Dec. 2.

Huntington boy, 6, dies after car crash

A boy was killed and several others were injured in a Thursday evening car crash in Huntington Beach, police said.

 

Huntington Beach woman stabbed, husband arrested

A Huntington Beach man stabbed his wife numerous times during a dispute on Thursday morning and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to police.

 

H.B. man suspected of sex with minor

Fountain Valley police arrested a Huntington Beach man suspected of a sex act with a boy he met on a dating app.

Education

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

There are performing arts schools for children who want to pursue a career in theater. There are club sports for those who want to improve...

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

I shared the same planet with the Beatles for one year, three months and two days. That was how old I was when John Lennon died, not that...

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High School is the alma mater of scores of notable athletes. Former Angels catcher Hank Conger, famed NFL tight end Tony...

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

It's a tradition that dates as far back as 3,000 years.

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

Mark Johnson, assistant superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, will become the new superintendent of the Fountain...

Huntington voters facing busy ballot on Election Day

Huntington Beach voters will have plenty of options to choose from when they're at their local polling places Tuesday. Eleven candidates are...

Politics

New Huntington council members, city attorney take seats Monday

Huntington Beach's four new City Council members and new city attorney will be sworn in during Monday's council meeting.

Huntington breaks ground on long-awaited new senior center

It has been eight years since Huntington Beach voters decided in November 2006 that Central Park would be the location of a new senior...

Trash franchise fee to rise to help pay city pension costs

Huntington Beach has found a way to help pay down its growing employee pension costs.

Departing city officials look back — and ahead

A new political chapter will open in Huntington Beach on Dec. 1, as four new council members and a new city attorney are ushered into place.

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

The Huntington Beach City Council took the final step Monday toward making the city's long-awaited new senior center a reality.

Lawsuit challenges H.B. plan for downtown permit parking district

A Huntington Beach resident has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging that a recently created parking district in the downtown area...

Public Safety

Wind-churned water kills fish at H.B.'s Central Park

Wind-churned water kills fish at H.B.'s Central Park

Dozens of dead carp have washed onto the shore of Lake Huntington in Central Park because of conditions created by Santa Ana winds, a...

8 H.B. police officers assigned to Oak View neighborhood

The Huntington Beach Police Department unveiled a new policing program this week to address juvenile- and gang-related crime in the Oak View...

Ex-H.B. bank teller suspected of stealing $240,000 from customers

Huntington Beach police and U.S. Secret Service agents arrested a former bank teller on suspicion of stealing hundreds of thousands of...

Police Files for Nov. 19

AREA 1: Wishingwell Lane: Burglary was reported in the 16300 block at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 15.

Police: Huntington bicyclist arrested after weapons found

Police: Huntington bicyclist arrested after weapons found

A Huntington Beach man was arrested with what police said were several weapons, including a gun, in his possession as he was riding a...

Reporter's Notebook: Citizens Academy a solid primer on H.B. police work

Reporter's Notebook: Citizens Academy a solid primer on H.B. police work

Last in a series.  I was a mix of emotions as I drove to Huntington Beach City Hall to attend the graduation ceremony for...

Business & Real Estate

Retail Therapy: Don't be blue on Black Friday

Work smarter, not harder: If the idea of poring through a stack of Black Friday newspaper ads has you breaking out in a...

Retail Therapy: It's tree-lighting time again

Disney fans, rejoice: The Fashion Island annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday....

Retail Therapy: Hello Kitty, hello holidays

As we enter the holiday warehouse sale season, heed a few tips: Many clothing sales don't offer dressing rooms, so ladies are reminded to...

Replacement plan for H.B. power plant moving ahead

The state's energy agency has unanimously approved plans to replace the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in Huntington Beach with a...

Huntington council rejects tighter alcohol restraints on new downtown restaurants

The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday night not to place additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve...

Retail Therapy: A buck for book smarts

Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from...

Obituaries

John Leo Greifendorff
November 25, 1946 - August 18, 2014

John was born in Seattle, WA & raised by Catholic Germans. He graduated from Seattle Prep, attended Gonzaga & Washington U., earning BAs...

Edna May Andre
June 3, 1922 - August 8, 2014

Edna May (Cummins) Andre, June 3rd 1922. She went to heaven on August 8th, 2014.

Janet Kittredge Shaw
July 11, 1920 - June 15, 2014

    Janet Shaw passed away peacefully on June 15 at home in Newport Beach surrounded by her family. Originally from Royal...

Nancy Estrin
December 3, 1930 - April 16, 2014

Born in New York City to Russian immigrants Sylvia and Paul Pollack (both deceased). Nancy had one brother Martin Pollack, who is also...

Dave Phillips May 30, 1935 - February 1, 2014

HB native, Dave Phillips, son of Eddie and Opal Phillips was a graduate of HBHS, Dave married Dorothy Hobbs and had two daughters, Pamela...

LARRY GALLUP

Larry Gallup, 89, died Dec. 1, 2013 at Huntington Terrace Senior Living, Huntington Beach, California.  Funeral services will be at 2...

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