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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Fountain Valley back to exploring shared services

    After opting to keep its own Fire Department intact, the loss of redevelopment funds has led Fountain Valley to reconsider sharing fire services with neighboring Huntington Beach. The potential loss of up to $1.4 million in redevelopment funds from the...
  • Mailbag: Time to cut Congress' pay

    The most basic responsibility of Congress is deciding how much money our government takes in and how much it spends, but Congress has only passed spending bills on time four times since 1952, and it has been more than 1,000 days since Congress passed a...
  • Woman claims officer hit her with car

    A Huntington Beach woman who says she was hit crossing the street by a police officer who was speeding and talking on his cell phone has filed a $500,000 claim against the city. The Police Department denied the allegations, saying the officer's car never...
  • Natural Perspectives: Prepare for three days on your own in emergency

     Natural Perspectives: Prepare for three days on your own in emergency
    While Vic was on a pelagic trip with Sea and Sage Audubon on Saturday, I attended a three-hour disaster preparedness seminar put on by Huntington Beach. I learned so many important things that it is impossible to put them all into one column....
  • Natural Perspectives: Getting prepared for disaster takes some real effort

    Preparing for emergencies is so important that Vic and I are devoting another column to the topic. After sitting in on the city's disaster preparedness seminar two weeks ago, I am more ready for emergencies. Vic and I have put many of the things that I...
  • 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'...
  • Resident says councilman sought special treatment

    A Huntington Beach woman is questioning why the police chief sent an officer to a non-injury car accident involving a councilman's wife. Budget cuts forced police to stop taking reports at most minor collisions, and 15-year resident Heather Dillard asked...
  • Truck crashes into Huntington Beach church

    Truck crashes into Huntington Beach church
    A driver suffered injuries this week when his pickup truck crashed into an unoccupied, 106-year-old Huntington Beach church, according to police and fire officials. The crash took place at Warner Avenue Baptist Church, 7360 Warner Ave., around 10:20 a.m....
  • Police identify driver who crashed into church

    The driver whose pickup truck smashed into a Huntington Beach church Tuesday morning has been cited on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said Friday. Lt. Mitch O'Brien identified the man as Robert McIntyre, 36. O'Brien said he did not know...
  • Fountain Valley sees light at end of fiscal year

    Despite the loss of $1.4 million in redevelopment funds, Fountain Valley is once again balancing its budget and is expected to end the next fiscal year with a surplus and no layoffs or major cuts of services. The City Council on Tuesday passed a $36-...
  • Driver arrested after fatal hit-and-run in H.B.

    A bicyclist was killed Friday when a motorist failed to stop as the two approached the center signal on Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Street and Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach, authorities said. The man, identified as Roger Michael Lippman,...
  • Church prepares for rebuilding after crash

    Church prepares for rebuilding after crash
    When Warner Avenue Baptist Church held its first service after June 5, it had an exceptional amount to be thankful for. That Tuesday, a pickup truck had barreled through the intersection at Warner and Gothard Street, flying into the 106-year-old church...