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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Police arrest man they say crashed into ambulance

    A suspected drunk driver was arrested last week in Huntington Beach after crashing into an ambulance transporting a patient to the hospital, officials said. Tristan Johnson, 36, of Bellflower, was arrested Nov. 4 after injuring four public safety...
  • In The Pipeline: Texting vs. drinking: Aren't they the same?

    Huntington Beach, back in the news again. From the Los Angeles Times: "Huntington Beach is considering a new tactic in its crusade against drunk driving: public shaming on Facebook. Councilman Devin Dwyer asked police Monday during a City Council meeting...
  • City Lights: Physical therapy gets hot

    City Lights: Physical therapy gets hot
    I've gotten used to the concept of art as therapy. I have friends who have led poetry workshops in homeless and battered women's shelters, and I once attended a reading in England by a woman who had been abused as a child and passed out poetry pamphlets...
  • A party for the pooches

    A party for the pooches
    The Huntington Beach Youth Shelter will honor some of the most valuable social workers in town Sunday at its annual "Light a Light of Love" celebration. Their human owners are invited, too. The shelter, which offers temporary housing to runaway and...
  • City Lights: Emotionally tied to kindness

    City Lights: Emotionally tied to kindness
    Two major leaguers were playing catch in the courtyard of the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter on Thursday, and a teenage girl stole the show. About 5 feet tall, she didn't tower above the men on the other side of the grass, but as she delivered...
  • Teens educated about suicide prevention

    He sang softly, but his rich, country-style voice filled the gymnasium, putting an eerie halt to all other sounds as his sorrow-made music washed over the audience. About 700 high school students went silent as Dennis Lockwood sat in a folding chair...
  • City Lights: Girls and boys always love their toys

    "It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!" So exclaims Dr. Seuss' Grinch when he discovers that his attempt to stifle Christmas, by stealing all the presents from under the trees of Whoville, has come up...
  • Natural Perspectives: A wet and wild weekend adventure

    Vic and I hope that your newspaper arrived dry this morning after six days of that darned pineapple express. We feel like we've been living under a big fire hose. Six solid days of rain belong in Seattle, not here in sunny Southern California. We're sure...
  • 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...
  • Resident files claim for totaled 911 Carrera Cabriolet

    A Huntington Beach public works employee driving a city truck injured a resident and totaled his Porsche last month after running a red light, according to a legal claim filed against the city. The employee, who was driving a city-owned 2005 Chevrolet...
  • 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...