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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Friends, strangers help family displaced by fire

    Friends, strangers help family displaced by fire
    When Sally Nobbs and her family jumped out of the windows of their Sunset Beach home to escape a five-alarm fire May 12, there was no going back: They lost everything. But almost immediately, Nobbs, who lived in the rented home with her boyfriend, his...
  • Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water

    Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water
    At first glance, one might see "Eco-Warrior" and think it's this summer's blockbuster with DiCaprio or Pitt or Affleck. No, it's just little ol' James Pribram trying to save the world. Don't think he can do it? Don't tell that to Maira Khan, whom...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: The Main Street Library presents a story time at 3 p.m. Fridays at 525 Main St. The library's Preschool Storytime will be 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Call (714) 375-5071. SATURDAY: Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures, photo ops are close to home

    Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to...
  • Every penny (and nickel, dime and quarter) helps

    Every penny (and nickel, dime and quarter) helps
    When Community Service Programs' Huntington Beach Youth Shelter finishes its twice-annual fundraiser this month, it will be rewarded with a small, lightweight paper check. That will be a reward for two reasons — one, because the organizers hope...
  • Walk-off homer lifts Hurricanes to title

    Jimmy Meehan hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to give the Miami Hurricanes a 7-6 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the championship game of the Majors Division tournament at Huntington Valley Little League. Both...
  • In The Pipeline: Wetlands indicate where we're headed

    In The Pipeline: Wetlands indicate where we're headed
    Recently, I was walking at the Bolsa Chica wetlands. A group of photographers on the bridge had their attention fixed not on the clusters of birds gathering to fish, but on a thin line of white smoke rising about a half-mile in the distance, near the...
  • Students work hard for the money

    Seventh-graders at the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach ended the academic year with much more than lessons from textbooks. They gave less fortunate students in another country the gift of an education. The students spent the entire academic year...
  • 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...