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HUNTINGTON BEACH...Be aware of the new Three Feet for Safety Act for drivers of vehicles.

21760. (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Three Feet for Safety Act.

(b) The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway shall pass in compliance with the requirements of this article applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and shall do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaken bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, visibility, and the surface and width of the highway.

(c) A driver of a motor vehicle shall not overtake or pass a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a highway at a distance of less than three feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator.

(d) If the driver of a motor vehicle is unable to comply with subdivision (c), due to traffic or roadway conditions, the driver shall slow to a speed that is reasonable and prudent, and may pass only when doing so would not endanger the safety of the operator of the bicycle, taking into account the size and speed of the motor vehicle and bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, visibility, and surface and width of the highway.

(e) (1) A violation of subdivision (b), (c), or (d) is an infraction punishable by a fine of thirty–five dollars ($35).

(2) If a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicycle causing bodily injury to the operator of the bicycle, and the driver of the motor vehicle is found to be in violation of subdivision (b), (c), or (d), a two–hundred–twenty–dollar ($220) fine shall be imposed on that driver.

(f) This section shall become operative on September 16, 2014.

Added Sec. 3, Ch. 331, Stats. 2013. Effective September 16, 2014.


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.

  • Jami M. Beltran, 33, Huntington Beach
  • Dylan J. Hamlet, 22, Huntington Beach
  • Eleazar Pereda-Garcia, 27, Santa Ana
  • Leonides Q. Tobar, 28, Huntington Beach
  • Jonathan D. Millane, 28, Long Beach
  • Gregory R. Burne, 55, Irvine
  • Ginnean L. Perez, 34, Downey
  • Steven T. Gonzalez, 53, Huntington Beach
  • Fernando I. Gutierrez, 32, El Monte
  • Aja M. Queen, 33, Huntington Beach
  • Stephanie Myers, 32, Riverside


HUNTINGTON BEACH...In several households Saturday morning, September 20th. kids asked their parents what are we doing today? We're taking you to jail! was their answer.

Now you would think the kids would be a little upset at the thought of sitting in a cold, drab cell for being naughty to their parents. But no, they were looking forward to going to jail.

On Saturday the Huntington Beach police officers and police volunteers held an open house at the police station and parking lot in our civic center.

Children got to see up close our newest police unit, our beach horse patrol. While officers and their Sergeant explained how being on a horse helps in riotous crowd control, the kids had a chance to pet a well groomed horse. Police on horseback patrolling our beachs were a common sight in years past, but were replaced with motorized vehicles.

Police volunteer Jess Diaz lets kids sit in the back seat of a real police car

Other displays included the SWAT teams armored carrier A K-9 dog and its handler, Huntington Beach's 1948 restored police car, a restored ambulance, and a chance to see the latest police vehicles.

A youngster asks a questions at a safe distance from this K9 officer

Kid had a chance to sit inside a real police car and some lucky kid had an opportunity to sit on one of the latest Honda police motorcycles.

This young man's hand and feet may not reach the controls of this police motorcycle today, but maybe one day he may become a real motorcycle patrol officer

The police open house included 45-minute tours of the jail and other parts of the station that is usually never seen by the public.

A display of radio equipment from the 1960s and 1970s

The public had an opportunity to asked questions and receive honest answers from officers about what happens if you are arrested.


HUNTINGTON BEACH...A Band of Brothers and Sisters from the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959 assembled 62 boxes of comfort items to troops serving in Afghanistan.

The boxes included such items as toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, sanitary wipes, socks, hard candy, and pens.

The effort led by Lodge Veterans Affairs chair Linda Luft is one of several such events during the year focusing on supporting active duty troops and veterans in area centers. Photos:HBElks


HUNTINGTON BEACH...A Pomona resident should have listened to Sari, the female voice on Apple's iPhones. She could have told the burglary suspect don't be stupid and tell everyone on a social media that you were responsible for several break-ins in Huntington Beach and other Orange Country locations.

But no, you had to go and brag about the thefts on the internet that you were the one who broke in and took more that $100,000 worth of computer equipment from a Huntington Beach store on March 2013.

Steven Jay Krueger, 50, of Pomona was linked by DNA evidence found at the Huntington Beach location and was arrested last Thursday, September 18, 2014 while riding his bicycle near his home in Pomona and booked on suspicion of commercial burglary.

In 1998, Steven, you were convicted of breaking into a business and taking more that $300,000 of computer items. We guess you could claim that Apple's Sari wasn't around to advise you not to do it. She wasn't around when in 2006 or 2008 when you were convicted of parole violations and having burglary tool sin your possession.

But why did you have to go and brag about this and other burglaries on your Facebook webpage under your social media handle of the "Mission Impossible Burglar,”

I suppose you could claim in court that your iPhone battery was dead and you didn't hear Sari try and help you to not break any laws. You will have plenty of time to think about Sari has you are being held in jail without bail or be able to update your Facebook page. Just remember this, Sari knows best.


HUNTINGTON BEACH...On Sunday afternoon, September 21st, the historic Newland House Museum was visited by Eric Howarth and his mother Laura. Guided through each of the rooms, the two learned about the Newland family and interesting little known facts about the family and the city.

Eric Howarth


HUNTINGTON BEACH...On Friday, September 19th a sewage spill closed the Sunset Marina and Portofino Cove Marina by the Orange County County Health Agency. As of late Friday crews from city and county were checking where the spill originated and how long it would take to clean the water.


HUNTINGTON BEACH...Starting Monday, September 22, the Huntington Beach Central Library’s Homework Club will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the downstairs Maddy Room. There is no charge for this service. Staffed with volunteer tutors, the Homework Club offers help to all elementary students through high school. Students need to bring homework assignments and learning materials with them.

All students and parents must register with the Homework Club coordinator before tutoring begins. Registration is held at start of each Homework Club session. Children and parents only need to register once each school year. Homework Club is held during the school year and does not take place during the fall, winter or spring holiday vacations.


HUNTINGTON BEACH...Saturday, September 20th was annual California Coastal Cleanup Day in Huntington Beach. Volunteers spread out to several locations including the mouth of the Santa Ana River, Talbert Marsh, Bolsa Chica wetlands and the Bartlett Basin behind the historic Newland House Museum. Each volunteer was armed with bags and tongs to pick up trash that other people have littered our beautiful Surf City.

Stuart Goong picks up litter in Bartlett Basin Saturday morning


Huntington Beach city employees used their day off to help clean up "Hidden Valley" in Bartlett Park Basin Saturday morning.


GRANVILLE, OH...James Myers, Class of 2018, is a member of the Denison University football team. James is a native of Huntington Beach, CA, (92649) and is a graduate of Marina High School. The Denison football season is off to a 1-1 start after opening the season with a victory at Earlham College. The Big Red will open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday (Sept. 20) against Wabash College at 1 p.m. The Little Giants are currently ranked 13th in the latest Top-25 poll.

Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. Nearly one-fourth of Denison's 2,100 full-time undergraduate students compete in one of Denison's 23-varsity athletic programs. Denison is a member of NCAA Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference.


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