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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 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...
  • Bouncers going to pretrial in alleged attack

    A pretrial hearing is scheduled for two former Hurricanes Bar & Grill bouncers accused of assaulting a patron. Ivan Alvarez, 23, of Garden Grove and Jakob Taylor, 22, of Costa Mesa are charged with aggravated assault. Both defendants pleaded not...
  • Mayor, plaza host fundraiser for Japan relief effort

    Huntington Beach Mayor Joe Carchio is hosting a fundraiser Sunday to benefit the victims of the Japan tsunami and earthquake. "These people are in desperate need," Carchio said. "Every time you turn on the news, it's worse and worse and worse. Your heart...
  • Beaches, pier open after tsunami warning

    Huntington Beach has reopened its pier and beaches after a tsunami advisory passed without major incident. Lt. Michael Baumgartner, the city's marine safety operations supervisor, said the pier reopened at 1 p.m. and the beaches at 4 p.m. Huntington...
  • Conservancy, county look to block trash from wetlands

    A Huntington Beach environmental nonprofit has partnered with the county in an attempt to block trash from flowing into the ocean through a pair of flood control channels. The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, a group dedicated to restoring the...
  • Sunset group finds use for memorial fund after 24 years

    It was the $1,200 that stayed in the bank through the end of the Cold War, the Clinton impeachment, 9/11 and more than one hair-raising recession. Month after month, when the Sunset Beach Community Assn. gave its treasurer's report, the Peter Duval...
  • Judge OKs wrongful-death lawsuit's continuation

    A federal judge has ruled that the family of Allyssa Squirrell, an 11-year-old Huntington Beach girl killed two years ago in a Junior Lifeguards training accident, can proceed with its lawsuit against the city, according to media reports. Rick and Pam...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: Japan disaster reminds us to protect the ocean

    Living next to a large body of water creates an intimacy that is impossible to deny, and an innate awareness of the need for conscientious protection. As coastal dwellers, we are on the frontlines as caregivers and safe guarders. We acknowledge the...
  • Female World War II pilot 'will be sorely missed'

    Female World War II pilot 'will be sorely missed'
    Violet "Vi" Cowden, a Huntington Beach resident who served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II and recently became the subject of an award-winning documentary, died Sunday at 94. Cowden died at 8:34 p.m. at Hoag Hospital in...
  • Making his first the biggest

    Paul Morrow, principal at Marina High School, had never left the United States. That all changed last week when Morrow, 57, left to climb Mt. Everest. This journey will mark the end of reading about the world and the beginning of seeing it, he said....
  • Little League: Twins start out strong, finish with 5-0 shutout

    The Twins scored four runs in the bottom of the first and used that strong start to score an eventual, 5-0 shutout win over the Giants in Fountain Valley Little League Minor A Division action. Nathan Young brought in the first run on a single, Riley...