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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Man arrested after vehicle chase

    Huntington Beach police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a car and burglarizing several vehicles over the previous night. Officers were patrolling the area of Oswego Avenue and Huntington Street about 6:40 a.m. when one of them saw a...
  • Taking aim at alcohol

    Taking aim at alcohol
    Huntington Beach's top newsmaker of 2011 wasn't a person or an organization, but rather a controlled substance. Throughout the year, the Independent's front page featured more drinks than a typical bachelor party. Statistics showed Huntington at the...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures in snowy Albuquerque

    Generally, Vic and I try to avoid flying into the midst of a natural disaster. But sometimes it just happens. If you recall, I was caught in a tornado in April in Tennessee, near Knoxville. Golf ball-sized hail totaled my rental car with hundreds of...
  • Mailbag: Sparks fly in fireworks debate

    It was with much disappointment that I read about the City Council lifting the ban on fireworks in last week's Independent ("Council ignites fireworks debate," Dec. 22). Despite the fact that the police and fire departments (who know a lot more about...
  • H.B.'s top stories of 2011

    Here are the Independent's other top stories of 2011: * 2. Little Leaguers go big The Ocean View Little League Majors All-Star team went on a historic journey during the summer. The Huntington Beach squad captured Section 10 and Southern California...
  • Mailbag: On the front lines with fireworks

    I am responding to your Huntington Beach City Council fireworks debate article in last week's edition of the Independent ("Council ignites fireworks debate," Dec. 22). Our family has lived downtown on 14th Street for 11 years, and I am appalled that...
  • H.B. man convicted of hit-and-run

    A Huntington Beach man was convicted Thursday of a hit-and-run accident that left a bicyclist dead. Adam Carl Garrett, 19, pleaded guilty to a court offer to one felony count of hit-and-run causing death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular...
  • Bicyclist injured in collision with SUV

    A 76-year-old man sustained serious injuries after his bicycle collided with an SUV on the late morning of Jan. 12 in Huntington Beach. Police responded to the scene of the accident on Heil Avenue, west of Goldenwest Street, about 11:40 a.m. and found...
  • Helicopter makes emergency in beach parking lot

    A helicopter made an emergency landing in the parking lot of Huntington State Beach on Monday morning after the pilot noticed smoke coming out of its electrical equipment. No one was hurt in the landing, authorities said. The Huntington Beach Fire...
  • Council OKs lifting ban on fireworks' sales

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Tuesday to lift the ban on the usage and sale of so-called "safe-and-sane fireworks" during the Fourth of July holiday for a trial period of two years, despite strong opposition from the police and fire chiefs and...
  • In The Pipeline: The bright side of fireworks

    You can't say he didn't start things off with a bang. One of Mayor Don Hansen's first orders of business after being appointed last year was to try and lift the 24-year ban on state-approved fireworks in Huntington Beach. In December, Hansen outlined...
  • 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...