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HUNTINGTON BEACH...On Tuesday night, February 09, 2016 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a patrol officer conducted a bicycle stop on an adult male for a violation in the area of Beach Blvd and Clay Ave. As the officer made contact, the man’s father came from behind and hit the officer in the head with his fist. The officer pulled out his taser and attempted to defend himself, but was unsuccessful. At that time both men began assaulting the officer and knocked him to the ground at which time they continued the assault, punching and kicking the officer in the head.

Darryl Headrick


The officer had an adult female in his car on a ride along. She got out of the car and began screaming for the two men to stop. The two men stopped their assault on the officer and left the location on their bikes. The father, Darryl Headrick, a 58 year old Huntington Beach resident was located within the immediate area and arrested.

Bryce Headrick


His son, 23 year old Huntington Beach resident, Bryce Headrick was located several hours later and arrested. The officer was transported to a local hospital and treated and released for non-life threatening injuries to the head and face. He is expected to make a full recovery. The officer is a seventeen year veteran of the department and his name is not being released at this time. The identification of the female ride along is not being released for privacy. Photos:HBPD

Both Bryce and Darryl Headrick were booked on charges of:
PC 664/187(A): Attempt Murder on a Police Officer-2nd Degree
PC 245(C): Assault with a Deadly Weapon other than a Firearm
PC 148(a)(1): Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer



HUNTINGTON BEACH...Local sign and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS® of Huntington Beach was named one of the top centers out of more than 600 locations worldwide at the 2016 FASTSIGNS International Convention, which was recently held in Orlando, Florida.

The locally owned and operated business received two recognitions including the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 in the U.S. and Canada for sales volume between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015, and the Million Dollar Award, which recognizes centers that surpass $1 million in annual sales.

Robert Riley


“It’s an honor to be recognized as a top performing center and these awards acclaim all of our team’s hard work and positive contributions in our community,” said Robert Riley, who owns FASTSIGNS of Huntington Beach. “We thank our customers for their support and trust and look forward to continuing to help local businesses and organizations tell their story using comprehensive signs, visual graphics and creative marketing solutions.”

Located at 18356 Beach Blvd., FASTSIGNS of Huntington Beach has been doing business in the area for 22 years. The Riley’s acquired the center in 2001. The center provides a wide range of visual communications solutions including wall, window and floor graphics, architectural signs, trade show displays, wayfinding solutions, vehicle wraps, digital signage and more.

“We’re so much more than a sign company; we are a visual communications provider that helps bring ideas to life and communicate messages in an effective way,” Riley said. “No matter what the visual communications challenge may be, our team is more than ready to help.”



HUNTINGTON BEACH...The following people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all crimes, are considered innocent until proven guilty.

  • Samuel G. Haworth, 25, Chino
  • David R. Lopez, 48, Huntington Beach
  • Leidi L. Tapia, 21, Stanton
  • Morgan R. Armstrong, 20, Costa Mesa
  • Audrey N. Alaghebandi, 21, Irvine
  • Jorge Luis, 26, Huntington Beach
  • Luis G. Muniz, 39, Redding
  • Brian C. Leicht, 31, Huntington Beach
  • Daniel J. Slama, 41, Huntington Beach
  • Stephanie J. Y. Han, 27, Torrance
  • Christina Rados, 27, Huntington Beach
  • Mario A. Velezcazares, 29, Huntington Beach
  • Vincent S. Kennedy, 52, Huntington Beach
  • William G.Baggott, 58, Greenville, S.C.
  • Christine M. Raykoff, 44, Huntington Beach
  • Romeo Carreracatalan, 43, Huntington Beach
  • John Motesharrei, 38, Huntington Beach
  • Shane R. Fortier, 18, Huntington Beach
  • Desmon B. Colwman, 27, Huntington Beach
  • Gustavo Garcia, 18, Huntington Beach



HUNTINGTON BEACH...There’s a reason why students love to go to Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School (OCG) on Saturday mornings. It’s because learning is fun and when there’s a Japanese cultural celebration at OCG, it usually means students can taste some Japanese food as part of the educational program.   


On January 16, 2016, over 160 students participated in the annual Mochitsuki (rice cake pounding) Festival.  The festivities began with a traditional Kakizome (first calligraphy writing of the year) demonstration by OCG Shuji (Japanese calligraphy) Instructor Akemi Tajima Sensei

Students learned about the history of Mochitsuki, which was followed by a rice cake pounding demonstration from members of the Parents Association.  All students were encouraged to “take a whack at it” (use the kine or wooden mallet to pound the sticky rice into a smooth white mass).  After pounding the mochi, it is separated into small white pieces and hand rolled into small rice cakes. 

Of course, the highlight of this event is eating these yummy white mochi by dipping them in a sweetened soy sauce wrapped in nori (seaweed sheets), or rolling them in sweetened kinako (roasted soybean powder). Either way, they are delicious. 

Orange Coast Gakuen incorporates many Japanese cultural events into their curriculum throughout the year.  The next cultural event at OCG is Setsubun/Mamemaki (Bean Throwing) Festival on February 6. 

OCG offers Japanese language classes for students of all ages and different levels and background, including ages 5 -18, high school, and adults.  Mikan Club is a pre-school age club where young children meet on Saturdays and learn Japanese songs, do crafts, listen to Japanese stories, all led by licensed Childcare Instructor, Toyomi Shigaki

In addition to language classes, OCG offers Japanese Calligraphy classes to OCG students after-school with Expert Calligraphy Instructor Akemi Tajima, as well as Japanese Flower Arrangement classes for OCG students and adults.  Flower Arrangement classes are taught by Ikenobo Instructor Sumiyo Ogawa.

For more information about Orange Coast Gakuen, visit OCG at, facebook, or twitter. You can also call (714) 235-5559 or email: and set an appointment to observe a class. Photos:OCG Story:Shoko Araki



HUNTINGTON BEACH...On December 15, 2015 at approximately 1:40 p.m., the suspects parked their vehicle (shown in the picture) in the driveway of a residence in the 6500 block of Bishop Dr. A female got out of the vehicle and went to the front door. She rang the doorbell, knocked, and then returned to the vehicle when there was no answer at the front door. At least one additional suspect exited the vehicle, kicked in the pedestrian door to the garage, and proceeded to burglarize the home. This incident is possibly related to an on-going burglary series with suspects who have ties to the Long Beach area.

Female Suspect


The female suspect is described as African-American, approximately 5’7, 200 lbs, black hair, brown eyes and wearing a blue Dodgers shirt with black pants. The male that got out of the vehicle is described as African American, no further details. There is no description on the driver of the vehicle. The suspect vehicle was a red GMC Envoy with tinted windows.

Suspect's Vehicle


Anyone who may have information regarding this incident or recognizes the suspect is asked to call the Huntington Beach Police Tip Line at (714) 375-5066. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or use the Submit a Tip link on our Facebook page. Photos:HBPD



HUNTINGTON BEACH...Amigos de Bolsa Chica is proud to invite educators, environmentalists, scientists and SoCal residents to attend the film premiere for Saving the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, an inspiring short documentary about this nonprofit organization’s 40-­‐year endeavor to save, restore and protect a very special ecosystem, which we can now call the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

The film premiere will take place at the Huntington Beach Central Library, located at 7111 Talbert Ave, in Huntington Beach, CA, on February 26th, 2016. Doors open at 6 PM and there will be a Q&A with the film producers and a wine & cheese reception with live music immediately after the screening. The event is FREE but space is limited so please RSVP and watch the film trailer at

Saving the Bolsa Chica Wetlands is a co-­‐production of Amigos de Bolsa Chica and award winning filmmakers Rita Baghdadi and Jeremiah Hammerling from Endless Eye Production Co.

The story of the Amigos de Bolsa Chica is as rich as the land itself. In 1976 a group of mothers, teachers, engineers, scientists and students banded together with a mission to protect 2,000 acres in Huntington Beach from being developed. What they didn't know is they would spend the next forty years of their lives fighting to restore the Bolsa Chica, one of the largest preserved coastal wetlands in North America. Today, with just 10% of California's coastal wetlands remaining, the Amigos look back at how, despite many obstacles, a group of ordinary citizens succeeded in carrying out an extraordinary mission. This inspiring true story raises a fundamental question -­‐ do we save nature, or does nature save us?

Saving the Bolsa Chica Wetlands is an opportunity to reflect upon the power of environmental advocacy through the portrait of real-­‐life heroes: ordinary citizens who, through altruism, hard work and determination, have accomplished something extraordinary. It is also an invitation for the local community to become more involved in the continuous effort to maintain and protect the Bolsa Chica and all the life it harbors.


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