A 57-year-old Stanton man, who was caught with his pants down and alone with a 14-year-old boy in a truck cab, was convicted last week of molestation. Mark Aime Brosseau had met the boy through Craigslist before the sexual assault in the parking structure of the Bella Terra mall in Huntington Beach ... More >>
Brandon H. Orozco has been identified as the worker killed in Monday afternoon's electrical vault explosion in Huntington Beach. The 28-year-old Whittier resident worked for CAM Construction Inc., which was contracted by Southern California Edison.
See the update on a Southern California Edison contractor presumed dead in today's blast. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 30, 1:27 P.M.: One person died this afternoon after a vault exploded in Huntington Beach. The incident was reported at 12:16 p.m. in the 16200 block of Tisbury Circle, according to Huntin ... More >>
Brookhurst and Pacific Coast Hwy.
Eliyahu Reuven Jackson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of vandalism and inciting a riot in connection with the mayhem that took over downtown Huntington Beach after the U.S. Open of Surfing on July 28. Based on the Sunset Beach 20-year-old being accused of, among other things, damaging news ... More >>
These businesses and ones like them are threatening OC's traditional taxi industry
We've been having discussions with our web and legal folks here at the Weekly about fair use of photographs on our blogs. Frankly, it's left some of us so freaked out we're now unsure of what we can and cannot post. So, to be on the safe side, we're relying on an artist's rendering (by me, the artis ... More >>
No matter how you view straight edge or straightedge bands, it's an undeniable part of punk culture. The idea of opting out of a life with drinking, drugs, and promiscuous sex has raised a lot of questions, and draws a long standing line in the sand for many in the punk community. The straight edge ... More >>
Wacally NMATV, the Taiwanese animators whose main work you know from computer-generated reenactments for news programs--but whose side hobby is skewering said news with said animation--has weighed in on the lighter side with ... how'd they put it in the email? Oh, yes ... "Surfers Go Ape Shit at Hun ... More >>
See Update No. 5 on Page 4 with the police chief saying more vandals have been identified and will soon be arrested as his department releases the names and charges against those already arrested. Update No. 4 at the bottom of Page 3 is on the U.S. Open of Surfing organizer being "saddened" by the r ... More >>
Now that the smoke and acne have cleared in downtown Huntington Beach, and eight people have been arrested for essentially being asswipes, and cops there have restored "order" the best way they know how (batons, shields, calling in Fullerton PD goons), we can take a look at how the night of rioting ... More >>
Mile Square Regional Park
The movement to preserve beach fire rings obviously caught ... wait for it ... fire. Now with endangerer Newport Beach having withdrawn its application to remove the 60 from that city and state agencies expressing willingness ranging from keeping them as is to tweaking them so they are less pollutin ... More >>
How a mild-mannered Huntington Beach columnist became OC's fiercest critic of a proposed beach fire pit ban
Call it "A Tale of Two City Takeaways:" Newport Beach and Huntington Beach's mayors, at opposite ends on whether to remove fire rings along their beaches, heard--and reacted differently to--state data indicating what's emitted from a pit over one evening equals the pollution spewed by a heavy duty d ... More >>
Ever see the movie Kids? Remember that scene where a group of idiots nearly beat a man to death with their skateboards? That's what happened Friday night at Mundy Park in Huntington Beach--but the circumstances are in dispute. Police told the media over the weekend that a brawl broke out between t ... More >>
If you're still iffy on the definition of irony, here it is: Endless Food and Fun has closed.
It must be spring, because there's another food fest to attend this weekend. Last week, the La Habra Chamber of Commerce hosted a so-called Citrus Fair. And as we said in yesterday's post, the Assistance League of Orange is having Taste of Orange event on Sunday. Turns out Huntington Beach also has ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the weird substance found in a mysterious envelope and more details.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 22, 10:15 A.M.: Huntington Beach City Hall is currently closed to the public due to a suspicious package delivered via the mail today to the Fire Department on the ... More >>
Who likes hot women? We have no issues with athletic ladies sporting purple, and you shouldn't either. Get to know a couple this month, as burger behemoth Carl's Jr hosts a series of meet-and-greets with your Los Angeles Laker Girls!And if that's not reason enough to do your laundry, we've got more ... More >>
See Update No. 4 on page 2 with the deceased's rap sheet and a photo of his replica handgun.See Update Nos. 1-3 on the next page with a police statement providing more details, Register readers contrasting this shooting with the one that sparked riots in Anaheim and the name and age of the dead man. ... More >>
I've just spent about an hour fruitlessly searching for an old clip of mine from the '90s about the OP Wintersurf competition that pitted surfers and snowboarders against one another first in the waters of Huntington Beach and then on a slalom course in Big Bear, with the overall scores determining ... More >>
Compared to other months, February seemed slow on restaurant openings, or at least that's what it felt like. Here's our monthly roundup of eateries that we noticed were new; and one restaurant we noticed closed. Do you see any we neglected to list on either front? Share them in the comments.
We drove past a sign for Avocado Cafe on Jamboree. The actual storefront is hidden behind highrises, so unless you know the 'hood, it's disorienting. Location #1 is inside the Newport Beach Athletic Club; this #2 opened last month, and a third spot is scheduled for February in Huntington Beach. That ... More >>
It's been ten years since the Poseidon Seawater Desalination Plant first came to Surf City with hopes of building its first west coast project. Now, after years of failed votes at city hall, lengthy reviews by the Coastal Commission, and clashes with environmental groups like Surfrider, the company ... More >>
Huntington Beach police officers went to do what they normally do near Main Street Public Library Friday morning--rouse homeless people who call the greenbelt home--when they found something (or someones) different huddled under a blanket on the grass.It was a 28-year-old man, a girl under 16 and, a ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Just how does our world get so littered? Exhibit A . . .
[Trendzilla] Meet four OC fellas with fabulous mustaches grown in honor of the movement
You've watched hours of presidential debates. You've endured hundreds of brain-numbing political posts on your Facebook feed. You've sat through countless sponsored commercials, suffered the wrath of relatives who don't share your views, and waited in long lines to cast your vote for the candidates ... More >>
There's something about mason jars. We stocked our first apartment with cheap drinkware from a Libbey Glass outlet in Walnut out of convenience. Today, we spot this utilitarian piece as trendy vessels for sticky toffee pudding, canning projects and Real Simple organizing examples. It's ironic, ... More >>
And you thought your neighbor was a dick: John Patrick Rogers has a court date Thursday tied to what's apparently been a career of terrorizing other residents of his Huntington Beach townhome community. Rogers pleaded not guilty at arraignment in Westminster Monday to five felony counts of stalking ... More >>
Contrary to a lot of what we write about our little county, there are times when people in OC are actually funny on purpose. Not typically thought of as a stronghold for stand-up comedy, you'd be surprised at the gloriously irreverent, local and nationally touring comedians that line up to have thei ... More >>
Over the objections of prosecutors, Huntington Beach husband and wife teachers Daniel Alma Shepard and Gay Davidson-Shepard are expected to receive no prison time for their unlawful sex together and alone with a 17-year-old male student.The Shepards, who are both in their 60s, copped to felonies to ... More >>
Boeing Huntington Beach and Johns Hopkins University are hailing technology they have developed that will allow operators with very little training to sic swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones, as they are more commonly called) on the unsuspecting.With a laptop and a military radio, the ... More >>
Following a day of training, SWAT team officers were cleaning their weapons at the Huntington Beach police station around 10 p.m. Wednesday when an officer's revolver fired.The round struck the floor and ricocheted, striking the leg of a colleague, according to police spokesmen. The unidentified sho ... More >>
Downtown Huntington Beach
Yep, they're still pretty fly for a bunch of aging white guys. To celebrate the release of their new album, Days Go By, The Offspring is partying it up with fans tonight at Chronic Tacos in Huntington Beach, the city where it all began.
As I hinted back in April, a new beer pub called TapShack (a sister of a bigger restaurant called TapHouse planned for Huntington Beach) has now opened in the space left behind by The Arches in Newport Beach.
Calling all Star Wars fans in Huntington Beach. Have you ever wanted to set sail on Jabba The Hutt's barge, you know, the one featured in Return of the Jedi? Well, a replica version of it will be docking in Huntington Beach on July 8 as part of the Course of the Force lightsaber relay that begins th ... More >>
Founder Jordan Cooper reflects on the Huntington Beach hardcore label's legacy
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) president at Sun View Elementary School in Huntington Beach is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of embezzling more than $22,000 from school fundraisers. Gail Diane Panella-Monestere, 52, of Huntington Beach, faces one felony count of grand theft b ... More >>
"Citizen complaints" about an increase in Surf City massage parlors led the fire, police and code enforcement departments to inspect 20 establishments and issue more than 70 violation notices that could shut down up to three suspected rub 'n' tug joints, according to the Huntington Beach Police Face ... More >>
After Huntington Beach police gang unit officers made a traffic stop in Westminster that resulted in John Andrew Torres, 26, of Fullerton, and Erick Catalan, 20, of Long Beach, being shot dead Nov. 1, 2011, "official" explanations for the police engagement kept changing.That's the kind of thing that ... More >>
The most anticipated new restaurant this month was Adam Fleischman's ever-growing Umami Burger, which opened its first OC outlet in Costa Mesa this past weekend. But there were other notable debuts in the past 30 days that we featured on our blogs (and a lot more that we didn't, I'm sure). B ... More >>
Huntington Beach Police Department officials must think that city residents are willing to hand them an endless supply of tax dollars even for periodic acts of juvenile bullying.That's right: Surf City residents lost their expensive police helicopter this afternoon because once again the pilots t ... More >>
Yippie! Wasting your valuable taxpayer money but everybody thinks we're actually working!Huntington Beach residents didn't have their police helicopter patrolling the sky over their city late this afternoon because the pilots decided to leave the city and take the expensive bird on a low-flying j ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 18, 3:38 P.M.: Accused mass killer Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty to eight murder counts at today's arraignment hearing in Santa Ana. If a feeling of deja vu just washed over you, fret not; Dekraai also pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing last year. Today's arraignme ... More >>