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Disasters and Accidents

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  • 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...
  • One fire chief for H.B., Fountain Valley?

    Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach may soon share a fire chief. Huntington Beach City Manager Fred Wilson said he's had preliminary discussions with his counterpart in Fountain Valley about giving Huntington's fire chief, Patrick McIntosh, the task...
  • Fireworks reignited by City Council

    Despite strong opposition from both the fire and police chiefs, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to draft an ordinance that would lift the ban on the sale and usage of fireworks during the Fourth of July season. "I'm your fire chief and I'm...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Tsunami awareness needed in Orange County

    As the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
  • Briefly In Public Safety

    Fire Department frees boy trapped in boulders A teen was rescued after his leg was trapped under boulders, one weighing about 1,000 pounds, at Aliso Creek Beach on Monday. Lifeguards reported the incident to the Fire Department, who upgraded the...
  • 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...