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February 2, 2008
Friends of Dane Williams, the Hurley International intern whose body was found in San Diego Tuesday, plan to hold a ?paddle-out? ceremony in his memory today by the Huntington Beach resident?s home. At 10 a.m. by Pacific Coast Highway and 22nd Street, the group plans to paddle off the beach on surfboards and say a group prayer with Williams? surfboard in the middle of the circle. Williams? funeral is set for 1 p.m. Monday at Hope Chapel Huntington Beach, 715 Lake St. Williams, 23, went missing after a trade show in San Diego early Saturday.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | March 26, 2008
Police said they aren’t optimistic they’ll ever find out what happened to a 23-year-old Huntington Beach surfer whose body was found in a San Diego alley, after a toxicology report released Tuesday left his cause of death undetermined. Dane Williams, a marketing intern for the Costa Mesa-based Hurley International company, was in San Diego for a convention in late January when he mysteriously disappeared. His body was found in an alley three days later. “Unexplained deaths happen from time to time,” said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney of the homicide unit.
LOCAL
February 22, 2008
Jack?s Surfboards in Huntington Beach added $9,000 to the $1,000 reward offered by nonprofit organization Crime Stoppers for any information leading to an arrest in the case of the death of a Hurley International intern. This recent donation brings the total reward to the maximum payout an organization can offer without being legally required to disclose the identity of the person who comes forward with the information. Dane Williams, who lived in Huntington Beach, was last seen Jan. 26 in San Diego?
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | December 7, 2007
COSTA MESA — Hurley International, the surf apparel company headquartered in Costa Mesa, has often made rock ’n’ roll a theme in its designs. So when the Active Ride Shop, a clothing store at The Camp alternative shopping center, set up a CD rack recently with a sign reading “Hurley Recommends,” that was no small endorsement. All Hurley outlet stores and Active retailers in California now feature the CD kiosk, which displays CDs by artists personally beloved by Hurley’s leaders.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2007
Yard House opens new location at Fashion Island Yard House, a casual dining restaurant chain based in Irvine, opened its 17th location Sunday at Fashion Island. The chain, know for its claim to have the largest selection of draft beers in the world, launched its first restaurant in 1996 along the Long Beach waterfront. Over the years, Yard House has received accolades such as the Hot Concept! award by Nation’s Restaurant News. The company also was ranked among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Full Service Chains by Restaurant Hospitality.
NEWS
February 23, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Hurley International, a popular surf and skate wear company, announced an alliance with Nike this week that officials say will allow the smaller brand to remain autonomous while reaping the benefits of big-name backing. Nike will own the sport clothing company, but Newport Beach resident Bob Hurley -- the company's founder -- will remain president. Hurley will continue to oversee design, development and distribution, he said.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2006
Hurley appoints new executive Costa Mesa-based Hurley International announced Friday that Maria Barnes will join the company as senior vice president of the brand's Women's Young Contemporary division. Barnes previously worked for Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver as the head of sales for Roxy swimwear and accessories in North America. Independently run, Hurley International is a subsidiary of Nike and focuses on surf fashion with roots in surf, skate, music and art. Satellite tech company launches in Newport A new technology company hit Newport Beach last month and is now attempting to launch mobile device global positioning systems, along with other wireless handset opportunities.
LOCAL
February 16, 2010
The San Diego man charged with the sexual assault and killing of Huntington Beach resident Dane Williams is expected to go back to court Tuesday for preliminary trial. Philong Huynh, 39, is charged with killing 23-year-old Williams after allegedly drugging and raping him. He is also charged with an additional count of sexual assault for sodomizing another man. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. Huynh began preliminary trial in San Diego in December for the other case, but the focus will turn to Williams on Tuesday, officials said.
LOCAL
By Michael Miller | January 30, 2008
A San Diego police officer said the body presumed to be that of Dane Williams, an employee for a Costa Mesa-based company who went missing Saturday, may have been moved before its discovery Tuesday morning. A passerby alerted police of a dead body, which matched the clothes and physical description of Williams, in an alley in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood. Lt. Kevin Rooney of the San Diego Police Department said the body was wrapped in a blanket with no signs of physical trauma, and officers believe someone moved it from the scene of death.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | January 26, 2009
About six months after her brother’s death, Hayley Williams felt a jolt when she saw him at a bus stop. “There he is!” she remembered thinking, nearly crashing her car at the surprise. Of course, she realized a moment later, her older brother, Dane, wasn’t there. It was just one of many posters with his picture her family and the Crime Stoppers organization had posted at bus stops around Orange and San Diego counties offering a reward to solve the mystery surrounding his death.
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LOCAL
February 16, 2010
The San Diego man charged with the sexual assault and killing of Huntington Beach resident Dane Williams is expected to go back to court Tuesday for preliminary trial. Philong Huynh, 39, is charged with killing 23-year-old Williams after allegedly drugging and raping him. He is also charged with an additional count of sexual assault for sodomizing another man. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. Huynh began preliminary trial in San Diego in December for the other case, but the focus will turn to Williams on Tuesday, officials said.
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NEWS
By Joseph Serna | January 26, 2009
About six months after her brother’s death, Hayley Williams felt a jolt when she saw him at a bus stop. “There he is!” she remembered thinking, nearly crashing her car at the surprise. Of course, she realized a moment later, her older brother, Dane, wasn’t there. It was just one of many posters with his picture her family and the Crime Stoppers organization had posted at bus stops around Orange and San Diego counties offering a reward to solve the mystery surrounding his death.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joseph Serna | November 13, 2008
They would’ve tried 50 dates in 50 states, but unfortunately, these two Aussies joked that they didn’t think they had what it takes. So they did the next best thing they could think of: They decided to surf. Yes, surf. In every state in America. “As long as you’re standing on a surfboard with momentum, you’re surfing,” said Jonno Durrant, 27, half of the Australian pair who set out, and documented, their cross-country “surfing” adventure over eight months.
LOCAL
By Jack Salisbury | July 2, 2008
The stakes have been doubled in the unsolved death of 23-year-old Huntington Beach resident Dane Williams. Hurley International ? the clothing company where Williams worked as a marketing intern ? recently doubled the reward for information leading to a felony arrest in Williams? case from $10,000 to $20,000, while San Diego County Crime Stoppers has arranged the posting of numerous poster-sized signs in bus stops in hopes of obtaining more information about Williams? death. Valen Williams, mother of the deceased Williams, announced the doubling of the monetary reward Tuesday.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | March 26, 2008
Police said they aren’t optimistic they’ll ever find out what happened to a 23-year-old Huntington Beach surfer whose body was found in a San Diego alley, after a toxicology report released Tuesday left his cause of death undetermined. Dane Williams, a marketing intern for the Costa Mesa-based Hurley International company, was in San Diego for a convention in late January when he mysteriously disappeared. His body was found in an alley three days later. “Unexplained deaths happen from time to time,” said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney of the homicide unit.
LOCAL
February 22, 2008
Jack?s Surfboards in Huntington Beach added $9,000 to the $1,000 reward offered by nonprofit organization Crime Stoppers for any information leading to an arrest in the case of the death of a Hurley International intern. This recent donation brings the total reward to the maximum payout an organization can offer without being legally required to disclose the identity of the person who comes forward with the information. Dane Williams, who lived in Huntington Beach, was last seen Jan. 26 in San Diego?
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | February 5, 2008
Shy, friendly, funny, wishes to be a leader. Dreams of traveling the world. Wants to surf for a living. Wonders what heaven is like. That’s how Dane Williams described himself in middle school. The memories brought as many smiles as they did tears Monday when hundreds of family and friends gathered at Hope Chapel in Huntington Beach to remember the 23-year-old Huntington Beach surfer who died in San Diego last week. “I’m excited. It’s kind of awkward to say,” said Zach Ifland, one of Williams’ close friends who the family chose to give the eulogy.
LOCAL
By Michael Miller | February 3, 2008
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Dane Williams’ friends gathered Saturday morning to honor his memory at one of the 23-year-old surfer’s favorite spots — off the beach by Pacific Coast Highway, just beyond the waves. Four days after Williams’ body was discovered in a San Diego alley, more than two dozen friends and family members held a “paddle-out” ceremony in his honor. The group ventured into the water near Williams’ family’s home on surfboards, carrying flowers and a wreath, and held hands in a circle as dozens of others watched from the shore.
LOCAL
February 2, 2008
Friends of Dane Williams, the Hurley International intern whose body was found in San Diego Tuesday, plan to hold a ?paddle-out? ceremony in his memory today by the Huntington Beach resident?s home. At 10 a.m. by Pacific Coast Highway and 22nd Street, the group plans to paddle off the beach on surfboards and say a group prayer with Williams? surfboard in the middle of the circle. Williams? funeral is set for 1 p.m. Monday at Hope Chapel Huntington Beach, 715 Lake St. Williams, 23, went missing after a trade show in San Diego early Saturday.
LOCAL
By Michael Miller | January 31, 2008
A Huntington Beach woman has set up a memorial fund for the family of Dane Williams, a marketing intern for Hurley International whose body was apparently found Tuesday morning in San Diego. Teresa Ifland, whose son was a schoolmate and longtime friend of Williams, set up an account at Washington Mutual Wednesday to benefit his family. The Dane Williams Memorial Fund can be accessed at any of the bank’s locations. “We just love him,” Ifland said. “He was a part of our family.
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