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Mobile home rent control to be decided by Huntington Beach voters

Tuesday July 29th, 2014 03:38:00 AM BY JONATHAN WINSLOW
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Following outcries from mobile home residents, a divided Huntington Beach City Council on Monday approved a ballot measure to bring the question of rent control in mobile home parks to voters. The ballot item will allow voters to...

Police taking no-nonsense approach at U.S. Open of Surfing

Monday July 28th, 2014 02:02:00 AM BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
Coyotl Tezcatlipoca had a big issue with security as he stood near the base of Huntington Beach Pier, where bikini- and boardshorts-wearing beachgoers were flooding into the main venue of the U.S. Open of Surfing. “Searching people’s bags, I...

Lifeguard: The best tough job under the sun

Sunday July 27th, 2014 04:39:00 AM BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
Jessi Deston scans the water south of the Huntington Beach Pier, where she sees a man ditch his bodyboard and try to swim back to shore. But the guy is stuck in a rip current and Deston reads a look of panic on his face. So the sun-kissed blonde from...

U.S. Open focus shifts to surfing action

Sunday July 27th, 2014 12:25:00 AM BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
Lisa Rodriguez was on a mission: Get as much free stuff as possible. The Ontario mom, 36, stood in long lines hoping to nab some swag during the first day of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, where crowds filled in through the hazy...

Teen arrested for terrorist threats toward U.S. Open

Saturday July 26th, 2014 06:18:00 PM By LAYLAN CONNELLY and SEAN EMERY
A Huntington Beach teen was arrested for “terrorist threats” Friday night after police in New York noticed a post that referenced harming the crowd at the U.S. Open of Surfing, police said on Saturday. The 16-year-old boy, not identified by...

Police arrest 16-year-old, say he threatened surf event on social media

Saturday July 26th, 2014 05:28:00 AM BY SEAN EMERY
HUNTINGTON BEACH – A 16-year-old who police say threatened to carry out violence at the upcoming Vans U.S. Open of Surfing was arrested Friday, with investigators discovering firearms at his home. The boy, who authorities did not identify due to...

Surf champ Carissa Moore rides her wave of fame

Friday July 25th, 2014 11:55:00 PM By Laylan Connelly
Carissa Moore peeled off her pink Converse high top and set her feet, then hands in the wet concrete and signed her name with hearts for future passersby to read. The 21-year-old Hawaiian surfer and two-time ASP world champion on Friday became one of...

Things to know as U.S. Open of Surfing kicks off

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:03:00 PM BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
Get ready for the madness. The annual Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, which kicks into action Saturday, can be crazy to navigate. There are mobs on the sand, hundreds of surfers to watch in the water and, this year, changes everywhere else to avert a...

O.C. man ordered '68 Chevy Chevelle new from the factory to get it just right

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...


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