UPDATE, NOV. 11, 7:03 A.M.: More than two weeks after a Los Angeles police officer was arrested for allegedly flashing and cranking his junk to horrified passersby on a nature trail, the Huntington Beach Police Department has released his booking photo. But authorities have an explanation for the de ... More >>
A Los Angeles Police Department officer who resides in Huntington Beach has been arrested for exposing himself near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, according to cops in Surf City.
Time flies when you're watching a well-made film, and time has flown for a now 10-year-old Huntington Beach festival that specializes in indie flicks and the people who make them.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's Technology Committee could award a contract as soon as Friday to two companies that will create propane and natural gas beach fire rings along the Orange County coast. The panel's agenda for Friday's meeting at the AQMD headquarters in Diamond Bar ... More >>
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a report identifying three California beaches with "Superstar" ratings, meaning they are among the cleanest of the clean nationwide.All three are in Orange County.The NRDC also listed three California beaches that may have you slipping into a hazma ... More >>
Despite a centuries-long campaign by Southern Californians to eradicate them, OC's remaining Gabrieleños are making a comeback
Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman and her Orange County-adjacent colleague Bob Foster in Long Beach are among 25 California mayors who have signed a Courage Campaign letter supporting gay marriage.All the other OC mayors--it seems as if there are 50 or so--apparently could not find pens with in ... More >>
A man surfers found floating in the waters off Bolsa Chica State Beach on June 9 and who died despite their life-saving efforts has been identified.He was Wilfredo Escobar, 34, of Henderson, Nevada, according to the Orange County Coroner's division.
The Mexican fast-casual chain known for light-hearted humor has a conscience. Or maybe it's a political wish bone. It might be a wannabe grassroots campaign, but it doesn't matter. They've got a deal that doesn't involve wrapping oneself in foil.70 California State Parks are scheduled to close July ... More >>
See update at end of post about the county coroner correcting the initial description of the man found floating in the Bolsa Chica surf.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 14, 2:58 P.M.: Do you recognize the man in this drawing?If so, the Coroner's Division of the Orange County Sheriff's Department would like to he ... More >>
If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages, maybe chat up a dolphin in the sea . . . Actually, when it comes to Flipper, and with apologies to Rex Harrison, scientists truly believe they are close to swapping stories with dolphins, thanks to past acoustic research into the sounds an ... More >>
Two marine mammals whose plights led to much nail biting by human mammals on shore have apparently returned to the open sea, hopefully unscathed.The bottlenose dolphin that had been swimming in circles in shallow water within the Bolsa Chica wetlands is believed to have left some time this weekend. ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 30, 9:51 A.M.: With a dolphin still swimming in circles on the inland side of PCH at the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach for a fourth day, animall rescue crews say they may step up efforts to return the mammal that's been nicknamed Freddie to the open sea.They came close to ac ... More >>
A near-unanimous California Coastal Commission and the Goodell Family Trust have agreed on a settlement that will have the property owner paying a $430,000 fine for unearthing artifacts at the Cogged Stone Site, the 9,000-year-old Native American village on the mesa overlooking the Bolsa Chica w ... More >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
UPDATE, APRIL 27, 10:08 A.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines began drinking April Fools Day morning at Schooner or Later bar in Long Beach, became heavily intoxicated and early that afternoon climbed behind the wheel of his Chevy pick-up, swerved into a bicyclist who was thrown 70 fe ... More >>
Monday morning, the Westminster Police Department received a report of another in a spate of recent coyote attacks, with a pet cat losing its life in the 6600 block of Bestel Avenue.As a result, the force is warning about increased coyote activity and the need to keep beloved house pets close.
One day at band camp, this kid was shredding at Bolsa Chica when he slipped off his board and yelled, "Jesus Christ." So, it is not without precedence that a priest from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will wade into the waters near Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning to bless the waves.
Picketers plan to be out at Warner Avenue and Bolsa Chica Road in Huntington Beach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to protest existing and planned residences on the Bolsa Chica mesa. While one developer of unsold homes and un-built lots on the land considered sacred by American Indians and overlook ... More >>
Crime sceneFour of the six most crime-infested state parks are in Orange County, and each is a state beach. Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area near Pismo Beach logged by far the highest number of crime calls in 2009 with nearly 6,000. Lake Perris State Recreation Area near Riverside ha ... More >>
Jan Vandersloot, the tireless Newport Beach environmental advocate who passed away in November at age 64, is among six people being honored Sunday in Washington, D.C., for contributing to the preservation of the country's wetlands through activism, education or restoration.Britney Barnes has the ... More >>
Photo by Russ Roca Chief Anthony Morales came up empty at November 2008 California Coastal Commission hearing. UPDATE: Jaimee Lynn Fletcher reports in Orange County Register: HUNTINGTON BEACH--The city will absorb an unincorporated county island that some environmentalists believe is an A ... More >>
UCI Biology Department A brown pelican acts all pelecanus occidentalis-y along our coast. A neighbor of yours is getting either an assist or a death sentence from the federal government. Where's your teabagger now, brown pelican?
We missed this yesterday, but still think you should know: The company that owns Brightwater -- the company that wanted to build 300-something homes on Huntington Beach wetland -- announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday.Both naturalists and Native Americans strenuously fought ... More >>
Not too many sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places have new home sale kiosks, banners and trailers full of an ancient American Indian remains, but whoever said Bolsa Chica is like anyplace else? The Orange County Register's Cindy Carcamo reports that feder ... More >>
Orange County Register: It's not the happiest place on Earth today, as Disneyland begins laying off back-office employees and telling employees of a Paradise Pier Hotel restaurant it will close. . . . Motivational speaker Gary Shawkey was booked into Orange County Jail on murder charges after s ... More >>
The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a lease Tuesday with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy for an 8,000-square-foot interpretive center at the Bolsa Chica wetlands. Gardens, classrooms, science laboratories, multipurpose exhibit halls and bird and wildlife viewing decks are included in the inc ... More >>
For Chief Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino-Tongva Band of Mission Indians, his long fight for the dignified treatment of Native American remains unearthed on the mesa overlooking the Bolsa Chica wetlands may finally be coming to an end. Healing a rift with rivals from the Juaneño Band of M ... More >>
When the California Coastal Commission meets in Huntington Beach on Thursday, panelists will be staring into at least one familiar face: that of Chief Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino-Tongva Band of Mission Indians (pictured). While the commission deals with coastal development ... More >>
"Next is another fun item," joked Chairman Bill Mungary as the California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) moved on to the controversy surrounding remains unearthed on the mesa above the Bolsa Chica wetlands after a lengthy debate over the treatment of buried remains at Miss ... More >>
This story details how the Gabrielino-Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, among others, lost a round to prevent what they consider shoddy treatment of their ancestors' remains amid home building on the Bolsa Chica mesa. As Anthony Morales (pictured), the Gabrielino-Tongva group's most likely ... More >>
In "Less is Mor" Vickie Change educates us about Hollywood nightlife mogul Anton Posniak, who set out to remake the OC scene. Now he’s got more lawsuits than restaurants here. Gustavo Arellano mocks California's fires in "The Fire All the Time: Create Your Own Inferno News Story!". And Matt Co ... More >>
Bolsa Chica Preservation
Santa Ana Pub Crawl, August 9 @ 5 p.m. Now is a great time to explore the historic downtown and its few, but fantastic bars and restaurants. santaanapubcrawl.com Decadence, August 9 @ 6 p.m. Sample food from local restaurants, dance to DJ Dennis, view art by Max Neutra and Ingrid Marrero and drink ... More >>
Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Mesa Tour
Thats whos fighting to save our last wetlands for you whippersnappers
The developers win again
As earthmovers move in, local Indians move to save their sacred land
Attempting to scuttle conservation deal, Garofalo jacks up value of Bolsa Chica mesa real estate
An open letter to HB school officials
The Register's upside-down campaign for sprawl
The Times-and the HB council-screws up on Bolsa Chica