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  • Locks for leak cleanup

    Locks for leak cleanup
    Huntington Beach High School students shaved their heads at lunch Monday to help clean up the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • City asks state for $90K to cover storm expenses

    Huntington Beach is waiting to hear back from the state on a $90,000 reimbursement request to cover overtime costs from the winter storms. The Fire Department's Emergency Management and Homeland Security office asked the state last month to provide the...

    Sounding Off: Gulf oil spill reminds us to protect our own wetlands

    The tragedy that struck the coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast raises the question: Could a similar catastrophe occur to our own wetlands like Bolsa Chica, which is still an active oil field? Over the years, a few oil spills have occurred in the wetland...

    All about survival

    All about survival
    Debbie Depin deals in first aid kits, emergency water pouches and solar blankets. Survival supplies are Depin's livelihood, but that doesn't stop her from giving them away. The longtime Huntington Beach resident partnered with Giving Children Hope...

    In The Pipeline: Oil spill needs more help now

    "I've been near what I believed to be a big dirt clod in the muck. Then it blinks. And you realize: It's an oiled bird." Debbie McGuire, wildlife director at the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center here in Huntington Beach, is talking about what it's like...