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  • Boards put the 'surf' in Surf City

    When George Freeth arrived in Huntington Beach a century ago, it wasn't Surf City yet. Not even close. On June 20, 1914, Freeth attended the dedication of the Huntington Beach Pier and gave a demonstration of a sport that few, if any, of those present...
  • Wyland delivers drama for a cause

    Wyland delivers drama for a cause
    It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing — an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on. But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished. Tuesday...
  • Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

    As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...
  • Commentary: Styrofoam ban doesn't make sense

    As cities in Orange County and across California discuss banning styrofoam, the debate on each side of the argument is starting to emerge. Being a lifelong surfer and a conservationist who is concerned about our environment and our oceans, I understand...
  • Resident dies after body surfing at pier

    Resident dies after body surfing at pier
    Lifelong Huntington Beach resident Andrew Arnold, 54, died Nov. 5 after being injured while body surfing. His death marks the end of three generations of his family working as Farmer's Insurance agents at the Huntington Beach branch. Arnold died after...
  • Board maker riding wave of success

    Board maker riding wave of success
    What started as a board designed to teach Peter Hamborg's children how to surf on land has turned into a hefty business for the Huntington Beach man after an appearance on the TV show "Shark Tank." The 53-year-old Orange County Fire Authority...
  • New look proposed for power plant

    New look proposed for power plant
    Huntington Beach council members gasped when shown renderings of what the AES power plant off Pacific Coast Highway could look like. City staff and an AES representative debuted a revamped facility during Monday's study session, depicting shorter...
  • Surf is still up in H.B.

    Huntington Beach has one more surf event to get in before the last rays of summer have left the shore. The third annual Surf City Days is set for Sept. 14 and 15 at the pier and downtown area. Like the recent U.S. Open of Surfing, the event will...
  • Ready for the spotlight

    Ready for the spotlight
    Broken surfboards, packaging material, styrofoam, paints, thinners and resin. These are just a few ingredients in Janessa Bookout's "green" sculptures. Although the 31-year-old Huntington Beach resident has a background in traditional fine art, she is...
  • New bike racks are more than they seem

    New bike racks are more than they seem
    About a month ago, Life Scout Mitchel Anderson installed 10 new bike racks near the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Headquarters. With help from his parents, friends, the junior guard coordinator and city employees, the 15-year-old from Huntington...
  • 'Kulture' is culture, however you spell it

    'Kulture' is culture, however you spell it
    Curtains came down on the Munsters in 1966 — long before I was born. So imagine my surprise Friday when I noticed the Munster Koach trundling down Main Street with a full-throated rumble. The 18-foot vehicle sported a brass radiator and fenders,...
  • Virgen's View: A perfect day for Surf's Up For Down Syndrome

    Virgen's View: A perfect day for Surf's Up For Down Syndrome
    Linda Beutel says her daughter, Liz, is not that much different than any other 15-year-old. Liz is boy crazy and she's into her iPhone and iPad. She'll sometimes say: "Have you seen Taylor Lautner's abs? Wow!" Liz and her family live in Irvine, not...