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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Driver wanted in hit-and-run with motorcycle

    The Huntington Beach Police Department is looking for the driver of a sedan-style black Dodge Charger or Magnum that collided with a motorcyclist about 2 p.m. Thursday. The driver fled the scene after the collision at Beach Boulevard north of Slater...
  • 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...
  • Sand bags available

    Sand bags are available for Huntington Beach residents as the rain continues. The city's Corporate Yard, 17371 Gothard St., has sand and bags for Huntington Beach residents with proof of residency. Residents can show a photo ID or a current utility bill....
  • Storm causes street closures, debris clean up, power outage

    Huntington Beach received the heaviest rain of the year Tuesday night causing flooding, fallen trees and 60 tons of debris to be washed onto streets and parks. Surf City received nearly 2 inches of rain Tuesday night, adding to the more than 7 inches the...
  • Growing by a Sunset

    Surf City, here they come. Here comes expansion, as tiny Sunset Beach, one of the last unincorporated islands of Orange County, joins the 200,000-resident fold of Huntington Beach. Here comes the culture of one of the Southland's most offbeat...
  • Fire in bed causes $60,000 in damages

    Officials responded to a fire Sunday night after a resident's bed caught fire, causing an estimated $60,000 in damages. The Huntington Beach Fire Department was called out about 8:30 p.m. to a multiunit condominium at 1320 Applecross Lane after a...
  • Notable passings of 2010

    The following notable people from the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley community passed away this year. Juergen W. Bless Bishop Juergen W. Bless did the first blessing at St. Thaddeus Jude Old Catholic Church in Old World Village and served...