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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Woman's Club artifacts thought to be lost in fire

    Woman's Club artifacts thought to be lost in fire
    Editor's note: This corrects the ownership of the Woman's Club building. Two days after a fire eliminated most of the Woman's Club of Huntington Beach, the club's program chairwoman said she feared a century's worth of artifacts had burned in the blaze....
  • City Lights: Fire victim has hopeful outlook

    Monday afternoon, I walked through the house of a man who, by any right, should have been devastated. It turned out to be the most uplifting part of my day. When I arrived at work that morning, I received the startling news that the Woman's Club of...
  • Fire captain pleads not guilty

    A Long Beach fire captain and Huntington Beach resident charged with injuring a cyclist while driving drunk pleaded not guilty Tuesday at Orange County Superior Court, according to a district attorney spokeswoman. John David Hines, 38, turned himself...
  • Friends, strangers help family displaced by fire

    Friends, strangers help family displaced by fire
    When Sally Nobbs and her family jumped out of the windows of their Sunset Beach home to escape a five-alarm fire May 12, there was no going back: They lost everything. But almost immediately, Nobbs, who lived in the rented home with her boyfriend, his...
  • Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water

    Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water
    At first glance, one might see "Eco-Warrior" and think it's this summer's blockbuster with DiCaprio or Pitt or Affleck. No, it's just little ol' James Pribram trying to save the world. Don't think he can do it? Don't tell that to Maira Khan, whom...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: The Main Street Library presents a story time at 3 p.m. Fridays at 525 Main St. The library's Preschool Storytime will be 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Call (714) 375-5071. SATURDAY: Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures, photo ops are close to home

    Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to...
  • Every penny (and nickel, dime and quarter) helps

    Every penny (and nickel, dime and quarter) helps
    When Community Service Programs' Huntington Beach Youth Shelter finishes its twice-annual fundraiser this month, it will be rewarded with a small, lightweight paper check. That will be a reward for two reasons — one, because the organizers hope...
  • Walk-off homer lifts Hurricanes to title

    Jimmy Meehan hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to give the Miami Hurricanes a 7-6 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the championship game of the Majors Division tournament at Huntington Valley Little League. Both...
  • Community Commentary: Tsunami awareness needed in Orange County

    As the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
  • Briefly In Public Safety

    Fire Department frees boy trapped in boulders A teen was rescued after his leg was trapped under boulders, one weighing about 1,000 pounds, at Aliso Creek Beach on Monday. Lifeguards reported the incident to the Fire Department, who upgraded the...
  • Mayor praises good work in lean times

    Fountain Valley has adjusted to "the new normal" by making substantial budget cuts in tough economic times, Mayor Steve Nagel said Thursday during the annual State of the City address. In a PowerPoint presentation at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital'...