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Concern America is holding its 16th annual Walk Out of Poverty on Saturday in Fountain Valley. The five-mile walk-a-thon is designed to raise funds for projects in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia and Mozambique. Concern America trains...
Beverly Findlay-Kaneko has used her memories of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago to start making a change in her new home of Huntington Beach. Findlay-Kaneko was in Japan when those natural disasters led to three...
By now, many people have seen the orange posters around town that say "No on Z." But what exactly is Measure Z? Measure Z proposes the elimination of a property tax that helps to fund the pensions of public employees. Unfortunately for the city and...
If you asked our nation's youth about the meaning of "the call of duty," they would probably answer something about a video game or a blockbuster movie. Our veterans will assign a completely different meaning to the words "call of duty." To them, it means...
The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should...
Oh, those traumatic memories of "Toy Story 3." For some reason, I've kept encountering playthings during my last couple of weeks covering Huntington Beach. First, there was the Course of the Force, a "Star Wars"-themed charity relay in which participants...
Brett Simpson was happy to move on through. Dane Reynolds was relieved to survive difficult conditions. Two of the world's top surfers were among several athletes Tuesday to win their heats and advance at the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Men's Prime...
Tags: Kelly Slater, Australia, Skateboarding, Human Interest, Brazil
Slow Fish is an attractive little storefront sushi bar and restaurant tucked away in a Huntington Beach strip mall. Its imaginative small plate menu impressed us most. The most spectacular offering seems to appear on almost every table, and it is...
What a surprise it is to walk from a Huntington Beach mini-mall parking lot into the reception area of Matsu and be immediately transported to Japan. Inside, a small but dramatic rock garden is festooned with orchids while the soft sound of trickling...
Tags: Shrimp, Sushi and Sashimi, Dining and Drinking, Salads, Steaks
Jack Butefish August 17, 1932 to January 30, 2012 Jack Butefish passed away from Parkinson’s Disease at Silverado Residence in Newport Beach California on Monday morning. Jack was raised by Clinton and Margaret Butefish who came to California from...
As I write this, it is early Sunday morning, several hours before Ocean View Little League's championship World Series game versus Japan (an interesting coincidence, give that one of our sister cities is in Japan). The teams, of course, are about 2,600...
The bar and grill was humid with the number of people crammed inside. Every seat was taken, and the pool tables were converted into couches for kids eating French fries. The already-noisy room reached a fever pitch Saturday afternoon as Huntington Beach'...
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