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Busy weekend for beach rescues at Newport, Huntington

Busy weekend for beach rescues at Newport, Huntington

Newport Beach lifeguards over the weekend rescued a record number of beachgoers for this time of year, and Huntington Beach Marine Safety officers had their busiest weekend since last summer as warm water and big surf drew crowds to the coast.

 

O.C. grads 'embarrassed' by fellow alum's anti-gay initiative

Although the Orange County lawyer who submitted a proposed ballot measure calling for the killing of gay people appears to have gone underground, hundreds of his former classmates have stepped forward to denounce him.

 

A Pop-Tart in a doughnut? It's a hit at Fountain Valley's year-old Donut Bar

The last thing Santiago Campa has time for is sleep. In the past couple of weeks, the co-founder of Donut Bar has done interviews with Ryan Seacrest, CBS and ABC, all because of one of his doughnuts.

Was kidnapping really a hoax? Police suddenly quiet

After days of rapidly unfolding developments, the investigation into the alleged kidnapping of Denise Huskins has slowed to a crawl.

 

In the Pipeline: If kidnapping is a hoax, woe to us all

Outside the house on 19th Street there remained two news trucks and what might have been a couple of unmarked police vehicles. This was days after the crazy event that became a national news story, Huntington Beach's second in just a few weeks, after the recent hailstorm in the city.

 

Contract for asbestos work at Oak View Elementary delayed over cost concern

The Ocean View School District will pay a contractor for asbestos abatement and other work at two campuses, but removal of asbestos at another school will have to wait.

Education

Ocean View schools chief leaving for Oregon job

Ocean View schools chief leaving for Oregon job

The Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach, already contending with a multimillion-dollar budget hole linked to an asbestos scare,...

Hebrew Academy's exhibit explores Egypt

The Hebrew Academy's new Museum of Art and Culture in Huntington Beach is hosting tours for student groups and visitors this week of its...

Ocean View facing $15.8-million budget hole

The Ocean View School District faces a projected $15.8-million budget shortfall through the 2016-17 school year, and trustees learned at a...

Golden West College, H.B. group brew education center for entrepreneurs

Golden West College, H.B. group brew education center for entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs would get a boost for their business aspirations if Golden West College and the Oak View Renewal Partnership have...

Ocean View superintendent eyeing Oregon job

The cash-strapped Ocean View School District, still grappling with an asbestos scare that closed three schools, now faces the possible...

3 closed campuses unlikely to fully reopen this school year, Ocean View told

The main buildings at three Huntington Beach schools closed because of asbestos concerns are unlikely to reopen this school year, the...

Politics

O.C. Water District considers 50-year deal for desalinated water from Poseidon project

The Orange County Water District will continue talks with Poseidon Water to determine whether buying water from the company's proposed ocean...

Massage parlors to face stricter regulations in H.B.

Stricter laws are on the way for massage establishments in Huntington Beach.

Assemblyman Harper's bills target state plastic bag ban, paper bag fee for repeal

Assemblyman Harper's bills target state plastic bag ban, paper bag fee for repeal

As crowds of residents and tourists spent their morning on the warm sands of Huntington Beach, state Assemblyman Matthew Harper said...

Huntington Beach to appoint committee on homelessness

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to create a committee to look into homelessness in the city.

Huntington police chief calls for more officers

Low staffing levels in the Huntington Beach Police Department have hampered officer response times and investigations, the police chief told...

H.B. pursues nine amendments for tightening Beach/Edinger development

After months of vetting possible ways to slow development along two of Huntington Beach's busiest streets, the City Council on Monday...

Public Safety

F.V. nursing facility sued over death of former patient

A lawsuit against a Fountain Valley nursing facility claims that a former patient was injured and died because of insufficient care at the...

Man arrested in Starbucks theft, assault

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of stealing a tip jar from a Huntington Beach Starbucks and assaulting a customer who trailed...

Man gropes boy, 15, in Huntington movie theater

Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who groped a teenager in a movie theater Monday.

Two arrested after man is attacked in robbery attempt at Bella Terra

Two men were arrested Wednesday after a robbery attempt in a parking lot at the Bella Terra shopping center, Huntington Beach police said.

Man sought in Huntington bar fight

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who was reportedly involved in a bar fight in the downtown area.

Woman dies in Huntington Beach motor-home fire

Huntington Beach police are investigating the death of a woman in a motor-home fire Wednesday.

Business & Real Estate

Retail Therapy: Hunt for a pair at Prey

Fashionista catnip: Shoes of Prey, the Australian innovators of the design-it-yourself shoe, just launched an in-store...

Potential owners look for the cat's meow

Potential owners look for the cat's meow

Irish legend has it that leprechauns bury pots of gold at the end of a rainbow. For pet lovers, at least, that rainbow ends at the Seal...

Retail Therapy: Spend a little at Rascals

Forever young: The Rascals to Rebels children's boutique at 10680 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, is closing soon....

Retail Therapy: Bold moves at Bella Terra

In good fashion: Young future divas are invited to the grand opening of the Bold Girlz party place at the Bella Terra...

Revision of corridors plan on the table

A lower number of allowed residential units, increased parking requirements and larger setback minimums are among ways the Huntington...

NFL great Tony Gonzalez lists his spot in Huntington Beach

NFL great Tony Gonzalez lists his spot in Huntington Beach

Tony Gonzalez, the former Huntington Beach High School standout and decorated NFL tight end, has put his home in Huntington Beach on...

Obituaries

Kenneth Robert Brubaker
October 28, 1946 - March 21, 2015

Kenneth Robert Brubaker, "Kenny", of Huntington Beach, CA, passed away peacefully in his home on March 21, 2015. A mass in celebration of...

Velda Louise King
April 11, 1927 - November 21, 2014

Velda King died peacefully at age 87 at the Solheim Lutheran Home in Eagle Rock, CA. She was born in Riceville, Iowa along with her twin...

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...

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