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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Marina principals injured in alleged hit-and-run crash

    Marina principals injured in alleged hit-and-run crash
    A Canyon Lake man pleaded not guilty Friday to injuring two Marina High School principals in an alleged drunken car crash. Thomas Lance Reed, 23, faces charges of felony driving under the influence causing bodily injury, driving with a blood-alcohol...
  • City asks state for $90K to cover storm expenses

    Huntington Beach is waiting to hear back from the state on a $90,000 reimbursement request to cover overtime costs from the winter storms. The Fire Department's Emergency Management and Homeland Security office asked the state last month to provide the...
  • Sounding Off: Gulf oil spill reminds us to protect our own wetlands

    The tragedy that struck the coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast raises the question: Could a similar catastrophe occur to our own wetlands like Bolsa Chica, which is still an active oil field? Over the years, a few oil spills have occurred in the wetland...
  • Contributing a piece

    Greg Guest doesn't mind being the odd man out. In fact, he doesn't mind being the only man. For nearly a decade, the retired businessman has sewn one of the squares on the annual Sunset Beach Art Festival's quilt. Las Damas, the neighborhood women's...
  • City reverses stance on car-crash fees

    The Huntington Beach City Council this week voted to revoke the portion of a recent ordinance that sticks out-of-town drivers with the bill for emergency services if they cause a car accident in Surf City. The council voted 4 to 1, with Councilman...
  • Ocean View student dies in Westminster traffic accident

    Westminster police Wednesday night were investigating whether speeding or horseplay were factors in a traffic accident that claimed the life of an 18-year-old high school student. Kody Kessler, a Westminster resident who attended Ocean View High School,...
  • Residents call for crossing signal

    A Huntington Beach woman who spoke to the City Council 25 years ago after nearly being killed while crossing an intersection, returned Monday to plead again for the council to make it safe to cross after a baby was hit at the same location earlier in...
  • Visit your neighborhood firefighters

    The Huntington Beach Fire Department is hosting an open house Saturday with live fire and vehicle extraction demonstrations. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 1 at 18311 Gothard St. The demonstrations will happen at...
  • Man pleads not guilty to stealing lotto tickets

    A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to stealing cash and lottery tickets from a Huntington Beach gas station and fleeing police. Joseph Samuel Fotia, 20, of Anaheim, pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree burglary, unlawful taking of a vehicle,...
  • Councilman wants to reconsider ordinance

    Editor's note: This corrects Councilman Devin Dwyer's vote. A Huntington Beach City Councilman said Monday he will bring an ordinance that charges out-of-town drivers to pay for emergency services if they cause a car accident back to the dais....
  • Community Commentary: After 9 years, did we forget?

    As the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, it's important to compare our patriotic attitudes then to our attitudes today. Nine years ago, we vowed to never forget: To never forget how we felt as we collectively watched the Twin...
  • 'I care about the city; I care about the people'

     'I care about the city; I care about the people'
    Fred Speaker got into politics about 20 years ago, but it wasn't until last year that he even considered running for Huntington Beach City Council. Now, Speaker is making a run of it with one of the highest campaign finance budgets in the race, along...