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HUNTINGTON BEACH...On Sunday, October 26, 2014 Pacific Coast Highway from Beach Blvd. to Warner Ave. (4:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) will be closed to traffic for the annual Surf City 10 mile races.

Thousands of runners will race along the Pacific Coast Highway for the 60th consecutive year as part of the Surf City 10 mile, 10k and 5k race in Huntington Beach, CA.

The event is California’s longest-running road race and offers runners scenic oceanfront views along the 10-mile course. Other activities include locals-only race division, Halloween costume contest, and designer Surfboard Finisher Medals for each participant who completes the course.

 


 

CARLSBAD...Army and Navy Academy is pleased to announce that Zachary Paish of Huntington Beach has been named to the Honor Roll for the first grading period of the 2014-2015 school year.

Army and Navy Academy is pleased to announce that Ian Kennedy of Huntington Beach has been named to the Dean's List for the first grading period of the 2014-2015 school year.

Students with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher are named to the Honor Roll. Paish achieved a G.P.A. of 3.75 - an impressive accomplishment, especially considering the Academy's unique curriculum that includes Leadership Education Training (LET) in addition to the core subjects.

"Congratulations on this major achievement," says Lisa Basista, Dean of Academics, "and always continue striving for the best."

Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for young men, grades 7 through 12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only private military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.

 

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.

  • Chad D. Hocking, 37, Huntington Beach
  • Tanner L. Ortiz, 23, Huntington Beach
  • Joanne McClanahan, 44, Costa Mesa
  • Stephanie K. Smith, 39, Huntington Beach
  • Katherine A. Hopkins, 24, Huntington Beach
  • Joshua I. Bryant, 24, Buena Park
  • Dixie L. Moak, 50, Costa Mesa
  • Crisantos Cuellar-Miranda, 51, Huntington Beach
  • Eugene Howard Jr., 27, Long Beach
  • Alexander G. Six, 26, Newport Beach
  • Daniel C. Mestas, 27, Westminster
  • Cory P. Reitz, 23, Sunset Beach
  • Mark E. Toyra, 55, Redlands
  • Kellen J. Harris, 29, Huntington Beach
  • Trace Walker, 21, Victorville
  • Alicia R. Campos, 37, Riverside
  • Rodrigo Garcia-Gonzalez, 25, Santa Ana
  • Manuel A. Soto, 22, Huntington Beach 
  • Ryan P. Evans, 46, Huntington Beach

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...A Huntington Beach man has been charged with hit and run, possession of a controlled substance and murder in the death of a bicyclist killed on Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Newport Beach.

Shaun Eagleson, of Fountain Valley, was riding his bicycle on Pacific Coast highway near Crystal Cove State Park when a Toyota Tacoma driven by Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach struck him from the read near the entrance east of Los Tranco at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Eagleson was riding legally in the bicycle lane when he was hit, a witness told Newport Beach police officers.

The witness said that the Tacoma driven by Stephany was traveling between 45 to 50 mph when the accident happened. Stephany didn't stop and drove away.

Newport Beach police was able to locate the vehicle and driver about an hour later near Newport Center Drive and East Coast Highway at 5:51 p.m. Stephany was arrested and is being held without bail.

Records show that Stephany has a past criminal record of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a prior DUI conviction, domestic violence, and a charge of assault with force to produce great bodily injury.

Eagleson was transported to Mission Hospital with critical injuries where he later died that night.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...The Allied Arts Board is hosting its Biennial Arts Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. The program honors outstanding contributions to the arts in Huntington Beach in a variety of categories including performing and visual arts, volunteerism ,and business support. This year the board will recognize thirteen honorees. The Allied Arts Board is a City Council appointed board that advises council on arts and cultural affairs in Huntington Beach. Photo:HBPIO

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...It was Red Ribbon week at Courreges Elementary School in Fountain Valley and the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959 distributed 120 Drug Awareness coloring books to 2nd grade students.

Ron Courreges and George Beaver distribute anti-drug coloring books to 2nd graders at Courreges School in Fountain Valley.

Led by Exalted Ruler Greg Neneman and assisted by members Ron Courreges and George Beaver the team visited five 2nd grade classes at the school for the distribution of the books.  Drug Awareness to young children is a major effort on the part of the Elks.

Courreges School is named after Roch Courreges whose great grandson participated in the event.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...Kristine Rodriguez-Quiroga came this year with her brother John to the annual Walk Like MADD 5k walk/run on Saturday, October 18th at Huntington City Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard to remember her son Ruben "Chunkie" Quiroga III, who was killed by a drunk driver.

John Rodriguez and Kristine Rodriguez-Quiroga pose in front of a photo of her son Ruben Quiroga III who was killed by a drunk driver

Many others came to this year's walk to remember friends and love ones who were injured or killed by someone who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Local teams of walkers also participated in the walk.

HB Councilman Jim Katapodis came to support the MADD walk/run

The funds from the MADD 5k walk/run event on the beach go towards funding awareness of what drunk driving does not only to the driver, victim, but to families too.

Part of the court-ordered program is the VIP (Victim Impact Panel). The purpose of the Victim Impact Panel (VIP) program is to help DWI/DUI offenders realize the lasting and long-term effects of substance impaired driving, to create an empathy and understanding of the tragedy, to leave an impression that will change thinking and behavior, and to prevent future offenses from occurring.

Pastor Bob Ewing and HB Police Chief's Assistant Karin Reed

Panels give victims a healing opportunity to share their stories in a meaningful way. At a VIP, victims and survivors of substance impaired driving crashes (or others impacted by the crime, such as law enforcement and first responders) speak briefly about the crash in which they were injured and/or in which a loved one was killed or injured, and how it impacts their lives. They do not blame or judge, they simply tell their stories, describing how their lives and the lives of their families and friends were affected by the crash.

Saturday, October 18th Huntington Beach Police reported four arrests, two persons were charged with DUI drugs. The first DUI drug arrest happened at 8:25 a.m. in the Walmart parking lot when that suspect crashed into two other vehicles.

One of the running teams pose for photos prior to the start of the walk

The second DUI drug suspect happened at 9:50 p.m. on Slater Avenue when that suspect crashed into the back end of one of our city's police cars. The police reported that no one was injured in either accidents.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...How could any red-blooded American family not want to love a new member of the family? Adopting a new member to add to the family is not easy especially if that one has four tiny legs instead of two.

Kati Winters and Kasi Koshak from The Pet Rescue Center with Local resident and hopeful adoptor Lillie Darvish holds some of the adoptees

On Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014, Kati Winters and her staff from The Pet Rescue Center was helping our local residents do just that.

Mama's on 39 restaurant held a Partida for Paws costumed pet contest for the best dressed pet costume. Pet Owners brought their pets to the restaurant's outdoor patio to be judged while the owners could sit at tables and have a late lunch or early dinner with cocktail. Money from the cocktails made with Partida tequila would benefit the Pet Rescue Center.

Along with the contest at Mama's, the Pet Rescue was taking applications for pet adoptions of some very cute little puppies.

 

SAN DIEGO...Kathryn Morton, a first-year student at the University of San Diego from Huntington Beach, was chosen for the university's prestigious Honors Program this fall.

The program is designed to provide smart, passionate and engaged students with challenges and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their intellectual goals. It emphasizes teaching excellence, small seminar-style classes, and a core curriculum of innovative courses.

Honors students have numerous opportunities for interaction with faculty, specialized course work, undergraduate research and focused academic advising. High-achieving students are invited to apply for the program after being accepted to the university.

Morton is a 2014 graduate of Huntington Beach High School. Morton plans to major in Theater and History.

The University of San Diego (USD) is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...The front of Campbell Realty on Pacific Coast Highway was turned into a pumpkin patch with hundreds of the bright orange Halloween icons.

People carried their pumpkins tightly in their arms

 

Hundreds of orange pumpkins in Campbell's Pumpkin Patch

Children searched the pumpkin patch for just the right pumpkin to take home and carve into a funny or a scary face. A guess the weight contest was part of the fun with the winner receiving a $100.

Picking the right pumpkin was not an easy task for kids or adults

Carnival games, face painting, a live auction and a raffle for prizes gave both kids and adults a chance to enjoy the holiday a little sooner. But it was an adult that had to carry one or two pumpkins to a parked vehicle some distance from the event while kids planned how they will carve and decorate them.

Heather Campbell welcomes people to their annual Pumpkin Patch event

 

"That's mine" says this youngster to his sister

All proceeds from raffle ticket sales and other sales from Saturday's event will be donated to the Huntington Beach Education Foundation by Campbell Realty.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...Honey what are you going to do with all those old flip phones and that old tube television you're saving in the garage, said a wife to her pack rat husband.

Why darling I'm going to load that tv into the van, those old phones and I guess I'll even bring that old monitor I'm not using to Marina High School electronic recycling eWaste event Saturday morning.

All Green crew Eugene Vargus, Moises Galindo and Kevin Hall stand beside some of the collected ewaste that people have brought in Saturday.

All Green's bright green truck has been a familiar sight this year at several locations around town collecting everything electronic from televisions, computers, monitors, printers fax machines, cell phones, tape cassette players and even that old 8-track player that some have sitting on a shelf in the back of the garage.

All Green's Recycling Truck

 

Marina High student Madeline Duke, Dianne Duke Marina PTSA President and Michelle O'Brien stand by All Green's truck

For every pound of eWaste collected the Marina High receives nine cents, which doesn't seem like much, but it adds up quickly as more and more vehicles pull up beside the big green truck. The money collected will go towards scholarships for seniors.

 

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