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  1. Driver was on drugs and 'had no clue that he hit a person,' ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    A driver accused of running over and killing a bicyclist in Newport Beach last year was so strung out on heroin and other drugs that he thought he had run into a parked car, not a human being, according to the man's defense attorney. "He had no clue that he hit a person," lawyer Brian Gurwitz told jurors Tuesday on the first day of trial for Neil Storm Stephany, a 24-year-old Huntington Beach resident accused of slamming his Toyota Tacoma into the cyclist on Oct. 19 and driving away.


  2. Costa Mesa man dies, boy rescued after rip current pulls them offshoreRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    A 36-year-old Costa Mesa man died Saturday after lifeguards pulled him from the ocean near the Santa Ana River jetty between Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, according to authorities. Elias Duran and a boy whom authorities have not identified were in the ocean around 4 p.m. when a rip current began pulling them way from the shore, said Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt.


  3. Parking meter rates, parking and code fines going up in H.B.Read the original story

    Oct 6, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Huntington Beach residents and tourists can expect to pay more at parking meters in the downtown area and be hit with stiffer fines for violations such as drinking in public as the city seeks to increase its general fund. City Council members voted 5 to 2 on Monday to raise meter rates from $1.50 per hour to $1.75 per hour, which is expected to increase parking meter revenue by about $380,000 during the summer.


  4. Joe Surf: Makena back on the wavesRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    A couple of local surfers in notably different places in their respective surfing careers were on the same beach, riding the same wave over the weekend in Newport Beach. The 56th Street Jetty in Newport was the site for both the City of Newport Beach Surf Championships as well as the World Surf League's RVCA Pro Junior.


  5. In the Pipeline: Local mom's breast cancer fight is an inspirationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    "So, on Friday, I learned from my oncologist that the MRI I had revealed an abnormal lymph node in the left axilla [armpit]. Yesterday, I had a diagnostic ultrasound and needle biopsy of the abnormal node.


  6. Around Town: H.B. chamber goes 'green' with forum and expoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Huntington Beach junior lifeguards get ready for Team Kids' inaugural Peer-2-Pier Challenge on Sunday in Newport Beach to help spread a message of peace and kindness. Hundreds of people gathered in an attempt to form a human chain linking the Balboa and Newport piers.


  7. Big waves create hazardous conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Huntington Beach city lifeguards made 242 beach rescues Saturday through Monday, including 135 on Labor Day, Marine Safety Lt. Mike Beuerlein said Tuesday.


  8. Expect big waves and rip currents this weekendRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Strong surf and rip currents at local beaches are expected over Labor Day weekend as crowds flock to the sand to celebrate the end of summer. The National Weather Service issued a beach hazard advisory Friday in preparation for a southwest swell, which is expected to hit Orange County's coast by Saturday morning.


  9. Reporter's Notebook: Spicy assignment too much to stomachRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Being Filipino, I've naturally tried balut, a common Philippines dish consisting of a duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. If that weren't enough, I've had a jalapeno stuffed with a Baby Ruth bar at the Orange County Fair.


  10. Hundreds of weekend beach rescues as big surf and rip currents meet crowds along O.C. coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Large crowds, big surf and rip currents combined to keep lifeguards busy making hundreds of ocean rescues over the weekend in Huntington, Newport and Laguna beaches. On Saturday, Huntington city and state beaches reported the highest number of rescues for a single day this year - 287 at Huntington State Beach and 409 at the city beach.


  11. Would-be Tarzan faces new charges, this time in a gas station holdupRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    A Huntington Beach man who was arrested last week when police say they found him swinging from trees and claiming to be Tarzan faces up to life in prison now that authorities say they've connected him to two other crimes including an armed robbery. John Williams Rodenborn, 37, was taken into custody Aug. 4 near the Santa Ana Zoo's monkey exhibit on suspicion of methamphetamine possession.


  12. Man and his dog seeing O.C. on cross-country bike tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Mike Minnick's life changed somewhere along the East Coast in 2013 as he peddled south with only his dog and a rubber chicken for company. He had planned to end their bike ride from Lubec, Maine, after a couple of thousand miles in Key West, Fla.


  13. H.B. and Fountain Valley beat water-conservation targets in JuneRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley beat their state-mandated water-use reduction targets in June, according to data released last week by the State Water Resources Control Board. The board told both cities in April to reduce local water use by 20% from June this year to February 2016, compared with those months in 2013, as their part in cutting statewide urban water consumption by 25% as California endures its fourth year of drought.


  14. Sports In BriefRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    HB Oilers Youth Football and Cheer is accepting registration for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 for the 2015 fall season. Fees are $350 for tackle football and cheer, and $175 for flag football.


  15. Lifeguards face off in surf wars at Huntington Beach contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    More than 275 ocean lifeguards from across the state competed Saturday at Huntington State Beach in the California Surf Lifesaving Association's 2015 Regional Lifeguard Championships. Participants representing nearly 30 agencies, including the Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, Long Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles County and California state lifeguards associations, contested surf swims, run-swim-runs, beach runs, rescue paddleboard races, dory races, Ironman and Ironwoman events and more.


  16. Police: Huntington cab driver suspected of raping woman might have other victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    A Huntington Beach cab driver arrested this month on suspicion of raping a woman might have other victims, police said Thursday. Police were contacted Nov. 18 by a woman who reported she was raped by a cab driver after being driven home, the Huntington Beach Police Department stated on its Facebook page.


  17. TCA Volleyball just misses medal round in national tourneyRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    TCA Volleyball Club's 16s girls' Black team competed in the 16 Open division at the recent U.S. National Junior Olympics and was just shy of reaching the medal round in New Orleans, La. The 16s Black team, which includes three athletes from Huntington Beach High and Mater Dei, two from Edison, and one from Marina, played in the Open division for the second straight year.


  18. Briefs: Bonanni wins gold in CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    Bret Bonanni scored two goals in the Pan Am Games championship game and the USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team defeated Brazil, 11-9, to win the gold medal. Team USA went undefeated in the tournament at Toronto, Canada and captured its sixth straight Pan Am Games title.


  19. OVLL All-Stars grab Section 10 crownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    The Ocean View Little League 9-10 All-Star team defeated Trabuco Canyon, 9-0, Monday to win the Little League Baseball Section 10 tournament championship. District 62 champ Ocean View claimed the Little League Baseball California Section 10 crown Monday with a 9-0 shutout of Trabuco Canyon in the tournament finale at Modjeska Park in Anaheim.


  20. Huntington leans toward policy to make labor talks more publicRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | Huntington Beach Independent

    City Council members directed staff at a study session Monday to bring forward a policy that would help shed light on the negotiation process with the city's eight employee groups, including police, firefighters and non-public safety personnel, and open the process to public review. The proposal would be discussed during a future council meeting.


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