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  • In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies

    In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies
    It started in 2003, in St. Louis, after a man named Patrick Van Der Tuin saw a bicyclist fatally struck by a car.
  • Woman dies in Fountain Valley apartment fire

    A Fountain Valley woman died and about six families were displaced during an apartment complex fire Thursday. The Fountain Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at a 16-unit apartment complex around 5:10 a.m. in the 10400 block of Slater Avenue....

    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 found the 50-year-old woman around 7:40 p.m. lying in the road near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and...

    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 cities that could be used to restrict development of new buildings in areas along the coast that may be destroyed...

    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 unintentionally mixed, authorities said. Firefighters monitored the venting of the mixture in the 15000 block of...