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By: Alicia Robinson | August 18, 2005
As if to show the political world isn't completely revolving around the Oct. 4 election to fill the 48th District congressional seat, state Sen. John Campbell has had his fingers in several other pies lately. He signed on as co-author of state Sen. Tom McClintock's constitutional amendment to blunt the effects of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on eminent domain. The ruling allows government entities to force the sale of private property for private development that officials believe will have public benefit.
NEWS
By: ROBERT GARDNER | October 9, 2005
You'd think Surf City invented surfing. No way. When Surf City consisted of a few miles of oil wells and a saltwater plunge, there was surfing in Newport Beach. One day in the early 1920s, Duke Kahanamoku, world-famous Hawaiian royalty, Olympic swimming champion and currently a movie star, was driving along the coast and saw a long sandbar that reached out from what is now the main beach at Corona del Mar. He made note of the beautiful surf that built up on that sandbar and when the Corona del Mar bath house was built in 1924, the Duke and some of his more muscular friends -- they had to be muscular to handle those 250-pound mahogany boards -- began surfing at Corona del Mar and leaving their boards at the bath house.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Jenny Marder In Huntington Beach, not everything revolves around the beach -- just most things. Any full weekend in Surf City will naturally leave sand in the shoes, but the beach is just the beginning to what the city has to offer. 6 p.m. Friday: Sit back, relax and sip on cocktails while taking in the ocean view from Duke's barefoot bar, at the foot of the Huntington Beach Pier. 7:30 p.m. Friday: Romantic sunset stroll along the surf. 8 p.m. Friday: Head to Chimayo at the Beach for a seafood dinner, where voodoo shrimp, grilled seafood and wood oven steaks are all popular favorites.
LOCAL
By Britney Barnes | April 12, 2010
A former Huntington Beach police officer who in 2008 settled a harassment lawsuit filed against the city has released a book about his experiences as a gay cop. Adam Bereki, who lives in Costa Mesa, last month released “Friendly Fire: The Illusion of Justice”, which is about “what it felt like being a young gay man in a macho, homophobic profession,” he wrote in his book. “Though California is viewed by much of the country as one of the more gay-friendly states in the union, the Huntington Beach Police Department seemingly occupies an island of its own, pinned in a period of time that runs prior to enlightenment,” Bereki wrote.
NEWS
March 22, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Surf City served as the hot zone for a discussion of mass transportation and southern California railway plans, last week. In a symposium suggested by Councilman Ralph Bauer, communities in the West Orange County Cities Assn., a group that includes Huntington Beach, converged to learn about current rail transit projects affecting not just the city or county, but southern California. Throughout the daylong program, representatives from the association's 10 west county cities heard presentations on eight rail-based transportation plans, ranging from Los Angeles' Red, Blue and Green lines in the Metro Transportation Authority to initial plans for a magnetically levitated speed train that could connect Anaheim and Las Vegas in 105 minutes.
SPORTS
By John Burton | December 3, 2009
My neighbor and I were talking about surfing and he told me about his days as a Huntington Beach local and some of the characters he knew. It occurred to me that I hadn’t spent much time in HB lately. I learned to ride waves at the pier on my belly board before I started stand-up surfing, but apart from a dog surfing contest I watched this summer, we’d been strangers for a few years. So a little road trip north sounded like a good idea. I headed out mid-morning, waiting for a big high tide to ebb, and paddled out north of the pier.
NEWS
November 23, 1999
You'd think Surf City invented surfing. No way. When Surf City consisted of a few miles of oil wells and a saltwater plunge, there was surfing in Newport Beach. One day in the early 1920s, Duke Kahanamoku, world-famous Hawaiian royalty, Olympic swimming champion and currently a movie star, was driving along the coast and saw a long sandbar that reached out from what is now the main beach at Corona del Mar. He made note of the beautiful surf that built up on that sandbar and when the Corona del Mar bath house was built in 1924, the Duke and some of his more muscular friends -- they had to be muscular to handle those 250-pound mahogany boards -- began surfing at Corona del Mar and leaving their boards at the bath house.
NEWS
June 21, 2002
Change can be a good thing. Two months ago, I was whisked away by my editors to Surf City (a.k.a., Huntington Beach). My bosses at Times Community News had bought a Laguna Beach newspaper called The Coastline and moved some of the staff at the Huntington Beach Independent down to help relaunch it as the Coastline Pilot. I was needed to cover Surf City for "a couple of weeks," until someone permanent was found. That couple of weeks stretched into more than two months, but the diversion from airport politics and Crystal Cove was a breath of fresh air. Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut in a job, and you need a change.
NEWS
September 8, 2004
Dave Brooks After months of speculation about where he'd surface, Dennis Rodman has relocated his family to Huntington Beach, just a few miles north of his old West Newport home. After Rodman sold his Seashore Drive home for $3.8 million in May, rumors about where the seven-time NBA rebound champion would move included speculation that he might return to his native Texas or to Chicago, where he won three of his five NBA championships. Instead Rodman will be living in Surf City on Horseshoe Lane off Ellis Avenue, just blocks from Wieder Regional Park and the Bolsa Chica wetlands.
FEATURES
August 2, 2006
Mail CALENDAR items to Daily Pilot Calendar, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or e-mail dpcalendar@latimes.com. TODAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES The Jan and Dean Show Featuring Dean Torrence. Hit songs include "Surf City" and "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena." Every Wednesday under the sun, moon and stars, enjoy the summer concert series beginning at 7 p.m. in Bloomingdale's Courtyard. Concerts are free to the public. Seating cannot be reserved with personal items.
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NEWS
By Carrie Slayback | May 6, 2013
It's 4 a.m. Sunday. Evie calls. Worried about street closures, she summons me to her house on Bayside Drive earlier than our 5:30 a.m. meeting time. My Saturday night had been a lovely 50th wedding anniversary party, bedtime past 11 p.m. Evie's call subtracts a precious hour of sleep. Turns out to be a day of timing. Before I met the "Serious Saturday Runners," I raced with the goal of finishing and eating. They stressed time — complete a half-marathon in under two hours.
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NEWS
By Jill Cowan | March 28, 2013
DIAMOND BAR - An ongoing fight over beach bonfires pitted the interests of two neighboring cities against each other Thursday morning, as Huntington Beach residents asked South Coast Air Quality Management District staff members to put the kibosh on a proposed rule change that would ban open burning on all beaches in the district's jurisdiction - or at least explore other alternatives. The Newport Beach City Council supports removing the fire rings in Corona del Mar and near the Balboa Pier.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey, Special to the Independent | June 20, 2012
Christian Hosoi had it all. Long before he was legally old enough to drink, the skateboarder nicknamed "Christ" was a stud on the pro circuit who was touted as an emerging rival to the legendary Tony Hawk. Hosoi's fame brought him a lot of money, parties and girls, but he also rode his board into a downward spiral of substance abuse that eventually landed him in prison. The skateboarder known for his "Christ Air" move has since reformed himself as a Huntington Beach resident and pastor at The Sanctuary church in Westminster.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | February 7, 2012
If a suspect were to take off on foot in a 26.2-mile pursuit, Paul Sarris would likely be able to catch him. The 34-year-old patrol officer for the Newport Beach Police Department won the Surf City USA Marathon in Huntington Beach, beating last year's winner by nearly five minutes at  2:30:09 in his first-ever marathon-length race. Update: This adds Paul Sarris' time. Sarris, an Aliso Viejo resident and nine-year veteran of the Newport force, competed for the University of Iowa.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | August 12, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH - A guided tour of Robert Rizzo's home Friday offered an unusual peek into the affluent lifestyle he built while running blue-collar Bell. When he lived in the house near Huntington Beach's City Hall, the former city manager - who now stands accused of public corruption - walked on travertine flooring, looked through etched glass windows, passed through leaded glass doors and ate in a formal dining room beneath a coffered ceiling. He could choose between a steam shower or bathing under a chandelier in a bathroom lined in travertine, granite and marble.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | June 8, 2011
COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa residents will still have a police helicopter overhead after July 1, thanks to a deal with neighboring Huntington Beach. The City Council voted 3 to 2 Tuesday to contract with the Huntington Beach Police Department so that Surf City's helicopter can respond to Costa Mesa calls for $700 an hour through Dec. 31. Council members Wendy Leece and Steve Mensinger dissented. Since the council voted in February to dissolve AirBorne Law Enforcement (ABLE), which it shares with Newport Beach, the program's commanders had searched for a way to keep police aerial coverage aloft.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | April 25, 2011
Stray pets from Newport Beach may soon be found in Huntington Beach, if the City Council approves a contract for a new animal shelter Tuesday. The Orange County Humane Society, a privately run facility on Newland Street in Huntington Beach, has the backing of city staff who reviewed a number of proposals from nearby shelters. OCHS already houses strays from Costa Mesa and Westminster . Newport's contract with its current shelter provider, Dover Shores Pet Care Center in Costa Mesa, will soon expire.
NEWS
December 2, 2010
This is too bad. These employees have outgoing Councilmember Katrina Foley and her band of politicos to thank ("O.C. Fair employees learn of layoffs," Dec. 2). They poisoned the city's deal with Facilities Management West to run a joint operation by complaining to Sacramento and getting the whole deal killed. The city lost out on that because of her lobbying. Now the city has no control over what happens to the employees. At least with the joint venture the city could have tried to save these jobs.
NEWS
By Andrea Roberson | August 4, 2010
Hard to imagine that anyone living in Huntington Beach, or anywhere in Orange County for that matter, could not fall victim to the seduction of the 2010 US Open of Surfing, which officially started on July 31 and runs through Sunday. There is a definitive sense of optimism and excitement in the air as surfing royalty from around the world arrive in Surf City to participate and compete in this massive sporting event. Hurley Inc. reigns supreme with towering and breathtaking structures dominating the southside of the city pier and laying claim to the entire venue, with due respect to Nike.
SPORTS
By Charlie Brande | July 7, 2010
The Volleyball Festival held at the Phoenix Convention Center hosted over 525 teams from Brazil to Canada with many teams from Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The Opening Ceremonies was held at Chase Field which is the indoor baseball stadium for the Diamondbacks baseball team. Complete with fireworks and a march-in of all the teams, it was very exciting for the Orange County Volleyball Club girls. The five-day tournament was an outstanding experience for the girls. The OCVBC 17 Blue team won the 17s championship, which was played at the US Airways Arena on the same court that the Phoenix Suns play (we were looking for Steve Nash to appear)
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