Public Safety

Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

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

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.

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.

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...

Woman dies in Fountain Valley apartment fire

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

Marines attacked as Dodgers-Angels fans brawl in H.B.

Three Marines who were attacked and stabbed during a downtown Huntington Beach street fight between Dodgers and Angels baseball fans were...

H.B. focuses on tsunami awareness

Huntington Beach safety officials demonstrated to residents Thursday morning that getting out of a tsunami hazard zone can be as easy as...

City seeks input on its direction

Diversifying the business base, preparing for a possible rise in sea levels and shoring up the Huntington Beach Police Department to pre-...

Classic cars and a cause

Classic cars and a cause

About 20 classic cars and trucks lined the St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church parking lot in Huntington Beach on Saturday for the sixth...

Injured teen, family not alone in struggle

The community is rallying to help the family of a Huntington Beach teenager who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident last...

Officials: All hands needed to alleviate homelessness

Officials: All hands needed to alleviate homelessness

Huntington Beach and Orange County officials agree that it will take a lengthy, concerted effort from private- and public-sector groups to...

City to hold Tsunami Walk

In conjunction with National Tsunami Preparedness Week, Huntington Beach will hold its first Tsunami Walk.

Paintball tournament will stay in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach will remain a stop on the way to the national paintball championships, despite two council members' questions about...

H.B. council seeks to bring back compensation

The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to restore compensation for future council members.

State agency supports bill to protect fire pits

LONG BEACH — The California Coastal Commission will support a state bill that aims to protect beach fire pits along the coast by...

Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries

Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries

The trial for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon will split into two separate phases, with two different sets...

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

A Huntington Beach parents organization has asked nationwide clothing retailer Tilly's to pull merchandise featuring images of marijuana...

City looking into dredging Huntington Harbour

Huntington Beach council members have gotten a glimpse of what it would take to dredge a portion of the channels in Huntington Harbour and...

 'America's Most Wanted' fugitive from H.B. arrested in Colorado

'America's Most Wanted' fugitive from H.B. arrested in Colorado

Authorities in Colorado caught a Huntington Beach man who had been on the run from local police for about four years, according to...

Support (and empathy) for the kids

Support (and empathy) for the kids

Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.

Police Files

Glenhaven Lane: Burglary was reported in the 16700 block at 8:33 a.m. March 3.

Wetlands group seeks volunteers

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is seeking volunteers for its Eyes on Nest Sites public education and outreach program.

Firefighters respond to chemical reaction

The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to a chemical reaction at a paint manufacturing business Wednesday after two chemicals were...

Oxy ready to start up latest oil derrick

Oxy ready to start up latest oil derrick

Oxy USA Inc. is set to start up its most recent oil derrick in Huntington Beach in search of more black gold, officials said.

Industrial fire forces evacuation

A fire in an industrial oven in a Huntington Beach building injured one employee and forced an evacuation, according to authorities.

Man sentenced in motel room explosion

A Fountain Valley man was sentenced to 33 years to life in state prison for causing an explosion that started a fire in a motel room,...

Task force ready to take next step

The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force is ready to bring its recommendations to the City Council.

Downtown group pushes for permit parking

Downtown group pushes for permit parking

"Permit parking is coming to downtown. Like it. Hate it. It is happening."

Motorcyclist dies in second bike fatality in a week

A motorcyclist died Tuesday after colliding with another vehicle in Fountain Valley, according to authorities.

Police Files

Whittier Lane: Vandalism was reported in the 16300 block at 6:52 a.m. Feb. 23.

Man held in theft of $1,800 bike

Man held in theft of $1,800 bike

Huntington Beach police arrested a suspect linked to the theft of an expensive bicycle from the downtown area over the weekend.

Motorcyclist dies in collision with SUV

A motorcyclist died Friday after colliding with an SUV in Fountain Valley, authorities said.

Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy

Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy

A Fountain Valley woman was sentenced to prison Friday for having sex with a 12-year-old boy, according to the Orange County district...

City moves toward Bolsa Chica annexation

Huntington Beach is closer to filling the void on the city map known as the Bolsa Chica lowlands.

Task force proposes parking solutions

The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force offered a three-pronged approach Feb.13 to parking problems in the area.

Family seeks hit-and-run suspect

A teenager from Huntington Beach was seriously injured in a hit-and-run Monday and his family is asking the public's help to find the driver...

California maps will point to tsunami danger zones

California officials on Friday announced that they were beginning to draw tsunami flood maps in Huntington Beach, Crescent City and other...

H.B. man confesses to ATM thefts

A Huntington Beach man has admitted to stealing ATMs, containing thousands of dollars in cash, across Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Expectant mom's instincts help save child

Expectant mom's instincts help save child

Jennifer Juarez encourages women to listen to their intuition. She and her husband, Josh, discovered during her first pregnancy that...

Man sought in theft of computers

Man sought in theft of computers

Fountain Valley police are looking for a man believed to have stolen computers from a business in January.

Three arrested in Fountain Valley robbery

Fountain Valley police have linked a Cypress man arrested last month on suspicion of burglary to multiple robberies in Orange County.

Former F.V. teen dies in snowboarding accident

A teenager who recently moved from Fountain Valley to the Lake Tahoe area died Tuesday after a snowboarding accident at a ski resort.

Supervisors nix release of felons

Citing concerns about prematurely releasing criminals into the community, the Orange County Board of Supervisors refused to allow law...

Council wants to study homelessness

The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday agreed to schedule a study session on homelessness.

Police Files: Feb. 5

Connector Lane: Petty theft was reported in the 15200 block at 10:18 a.m. Feb. 3.

Police: Man had drugs, handgun in vehicle

Fountain Valley police arrested a Garden Grove man Tuesday after finding more than $11,000 worth of drugs and a handgun in his vehicle,...

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