The Surf City marathon and half-marathon had more than 21,000 runners and a crowd of more than 50,000 lining the streets to cheer them on Sunday. (Courtesy Surf City Marathon / February 6, 2013)

The 9/11 Memorial Committee is hosting a Gala to raise money for a monument at Huntington Beach Civic Center.

The event will be Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa Grand Ballroom.

It may be too late to attend — the deadline to sign up was Monday — but if you want to donate, contact Dennis Hashin of the HB Police Officers Foundation office at (714) 842-8851 or visit There are also sponsorship and underwriting opportunities.


Casino Night for H.B. High

Huntington Beach High School will host a Viva Las Vegas Casino Night fundraiser.

The event will be 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 22 at Meadowlark Country Club, 16782 Graham St. in Huntington Beach.

There will dinner, drinks, dancing, a live and silent auction and casino games.

Cost is $42.50 before Feb. 10, $50 after and $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at

The foundation is a volunteer, non-profit corporation comprised of parents, students, alumni, staff and representatives of business and the community to raise funds for the benefit of all students at HBHS.

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