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Thursday July 24th, 2014 05:48:00 PM BY VANCE DURGIN
Al Smekal of Huntington Beach has owned his 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Sport Coupe since buying it new at Hovey-Dallas Chevrolet in Gardena. “I wanted a 1967 Camaro,” Smekal, 65, says. “But they didn’t have the 396 in it at the time I was...

Weather! Water! Whales! O.C. man paddling from Canada to Mexico is seeing it all

Thursday July 24th, 2014 03:53:00 PM BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
As Will Schmidt prepped to launch his stand-up paddleboard into the glassy waters near the south side of Huntington Beach Pier early Wednesday, he described his still-unfinished 1,400-mile paddle-board odyssey as both the most amazing and most...

Four charged with running loan modification scam

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 12:57:34 AM BY SEAN EMERY
Four people are facing conspiracy and fraud charges for what authorities described as an Orange County-based loan modification scam targeting distressed homeowners. Paul Bain of Tustin, Aminullah Sarpas of Irvine, Louis Saggiani of Huntington Beach...

Surf City Nights will expand to Fifth Street

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 11:43:21 PM BY JONATHAN WINSLOW
Huntington Beach’s street fair will spread to Fifth Street following the City Council’s decision Monday to expand Surf City Nights. Surf City Nights, started in 2007, is a weekly street fair held from 5 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday on Main Street...

Adoptive mother's heartfelt thanks to her son's unknown birth mom

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 12:57:00 AM NICOLE, ADOPTIVE MOTHER
Editor’s note: Nicole and Javier, who asked that their last name not be published for personal reasons, and their son Nathan returned to Huntington Beach Fire Station 6 on Monday, a year after Nathan was surrendered there, in a basket, shortly...

Frozen yogurt fan gives favorite shop a second chance

Monday July 21st, 2014 11:41:04 PM EVA KILGORE
Here’s what’s happening with Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley businesses. GREAT AMERICAN YOGURT For more than 20 years, Fountain Valley resident Glenn Grandis and his family regularly visited Great American Yogurt in Huntington Beach....

A year after being surrendered to H.B. firehouse, baby reunites with firefighters

Monday July 21st, 2014 09:59:00 PM BY JONATHAN WINSLOW
“Attention staff, there is a visitor at the door.” One year ago, it was in the wee hours of the morning when firefighter paramedic Chris Galbraith was awakened by the robotic voice of Huntington Beach Fire Station 6’s doorbell. After sleepily...

Golden West taps retired chief to help lead Criminal Justice Training Center

Monday July 21st, 2014 09:26:53 PM
Rick Hicks, Placentia’s former chief of police, will become the coordinator of the Criminal Justice Training Center for Golden West College on Aug. 1. Hicks brings 39 years of California law enforcement experience to the post. The coordinator of...

Corky Carroll: Local favorites to be inducted to Surfers' Hall of Fame

Monday July 21st, 2014 08:58:00 PM By CORKY CARROLL
On Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. the annual Surfers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in the famous SHF plaza, on the southeast corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in Huntington Beach. This prestigious event runs in conjunction with...

Surfside event fitting for cystic fibrosis fundraiser

Sunday July 20th, 2014 05:58:00 PM BY SHANE NEWELL
More than 800 people – including pro surfer Laird Hamilton and Green Day drummer Tre Cool – piled into the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach on Saturday in hopes of raising $600,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They outdid themselves, raising...

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