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April 15, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
The City Council agreed recently to pay $796,100 to Sempra Energy Solutions for the first of a two-phase retrofit project on the Civic Center complex and an older portion of the Central Library. The city will then ask the California Energy Commission for reimbursement. The council also accepted the construction contract submitted by Hardy & Harper Inc. to fix potholes and cracks on Edwards Street, Edinger Avenue, Heil Avenue and McFadden Avenue at a cost not to exceed $200,000.
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April 15, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
The City Council agreed recently to pay $796,100 to Sempra Energy Solutions for the first of a two-phase retrofit project on the Civic Center complex and an older portion of the Central Library. The city will then ask the California Energy Commission for reimbursement. The council also accepted the construction contract submitted by Hardy & Harper Inc. to fix potholes and cracks on Edwards Street, Edinger Avenue, Heil Avenue and McFadden Avenue at a cost not to exceed $200,000.
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August 26, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
City officials said they will try to give residents a three-dimensional view of building projects before presenting them to municipal agencies for approval. Councilman Dave Garofalo suggested last week that models of projects submitted by builders and developers be displayed publicly, giving residents a better feel for a plan before it goes before the Planning Commission or City Council. "The more exposure we give these things, the more intelligent the debate," Garofalo said.
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August 26, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
City officials said they will try to give residents a three-dimensional view of building projects before presenting them to municipal agencies for approval. Councilman Dave Garofalo suggested last week that models of projects submitted by builders and developers be displayed publicly, giving residents a better feel for a plan before it goes before the Planning Commission or City Council. "The more exposure we give these things, the more intelligent the debate," Garofalo said.
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December 28, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
The city's proposed Arts Center has received a $54,000 donation from a new civic organization, the Founders Committee. The Founders Committee is a nonprofit group dedicated to raising money for the center, said Naida Osline, a cultural affairs staff member for the city. "The money they donated to the city will be used to help renovate the building the city is providing for the new Arts Center," she said. The city has purchased the old Southern California Edison Building at 538 Main St.
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October 1, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
City Hall is scheduled for some interior building changes, and officials say the goal is to make it easier for the public to be served. A key change will be to put a public information counter, now on the second floor, on the first floor so that people have an immediate place to ask questions and seek directions. The counter will also sell city of Huntington Beach souvenirs and publications. The remodeling work also calls for small interior changes on the second and fifth floors of City Hall.
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March 29, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
The city's proposal to expand the Huntington Central Library, which six weeks ago was jeopardized by lack of funding, won unanimous City Council approval this week with the help of a resourceful financing plan. The $8.4-million expansion, which will add a resource area with books and activities tailored for children, a 320-seat theater and auditorium, and an expanded computer and media center, may open as soon as the fall of 1992, library director Ron Hayden said.
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September 9, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
City Council members last week postponed action on a proposal to convert a section of Talbert Avenue into a library parking lot while they solicit public opinion on the plan. An architect designing a $7-million Huntington Central Library expansion has proposed that the strip of Talbert running in front of the facility be replaced with an enlarged parking lot. City staff members had recommended that the council approve the parking lot plan last week so construction could begin by February.
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November 20, 1989
The City Council tonight will consider a possible addition to public parking areas at Civic Center. Under discussion will be a proposal to option about seven-tenths of an acre of land at Lake and Yorktown streets, just south of Civic Center. The proposal would allow the city to use the land for a parking lot for one year, during which time the city would also have the option to buy the site or swap land for it.
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January 18, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
With downtown undergoing pivotal renovations, Police Chief Ronald E. Lowenberg said he plans to urge the City Council to establish a police substation in the area. If the station is built, it would most likely be set up in a street-level office of the Main Promenade parking structure on Olive Avenue at Main Street, Lowenberg said.
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February 1, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY and RUSS LOAR
A bomb threat Friday at Huntington Beach City Hall forced out more than 600 workers and closed the building to the public until Monday. The threat was made at 8:30 a.m., said Richard Barnard, deputy city administrator. Police cleared the building two hours later, he said, but found nothing suspicious. "We waited to evaluate whether we thought it was a legitimate threat and how we should respond to that," Barnard said.
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December 4, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
The city jail, which now houses some County Jail inmates as well as its own local detainees, will also begin accommodating surplus prisoners from the Seal Beach jail when that facility overflows. Council members this week agreed to allow the Seal Beach Police Department to move inmates to the Huntington Beach city jail whenever necessary. On occasion, Seal Beach does not have enough officers on duty at its jail to comply with state laws on security and prisoner safety.
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September 17, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
The City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to allow the city jail to be used as a temporary holding facility for illegal immigrants being held by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The INS, in return, will pay the city $75 a night for each person being held. The illegal immigrants are usually held only a day or two and are then returned to their native countries. Last spring, the council similarly voted for another plan to use empty jail space as a moneymaker.
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September 9, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
City Council members last week postponed action on a proposal to convert a section of Talbert Avenue into a library parking lot while they solicit public opinion on the plan. An architect designing a $7-million Huntington Central Library expansion has proposed that the strip of Talbert running in front of the facility be replaced with an enlarged parking lot. City staff members had recommended that the council approve the parking lot plan last week so construction could begin by February.
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August 9, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Surrounded by vintage cars, a variety of police vehicles and a police helicopter, about 100 residents gathered downtown Thursday as Police Chief Ronald E. Lowenberg formally dedicated the city's second police substation. Lowenberg, speaking to the crowd gathered on a portion of 5th Street that was closed off for the event, promised that "this is not just a police substation, but a downtown substation that is open for community use."
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August 6, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
The Police Department will hold a public dedication ceremony Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. for its second substation, a new facility at 204 5th St. "This will be an excellent opportunity for those people who live, work or play in the downtown area to meet the officers who will be working out of this new facility," said Lt. Ed J. McErlain, a police spokesman. McErlain said there will be educational displays at the substation dedication.
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February 1, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY and RUSS LOAR
A bomb threat Friday at Huntington Beach City Hall forced out more than 600 workers and closed the building to the public until Monday. The threat was made at 8:30 a.m., said Richard Barnard, deputy city administrator. Police cleared the building two hours later, he said, but found nothing suspicious. "We waited to evaluate whether we thought it was a legitimate threat and how we should respond to that," Barnard said.
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August 6, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
The Police Department will hold a public dedication ceremony Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. for its second substation, a new facility at 204 5th St. "This will be an excellent opportunity for those people who live, work or play in the downtown area to meet the officers who will be working out of this new facility," said Lt. Ed J. McErlain, a police spokesman. McErlain said there will be educational displays at the substation dedication.
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March 29, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
The city's proposal to expand the Huntington Central Library, which six weeks ago was jeopardized by lack of funding, won unanimous City Council approval this week with the help of a resourceful financing plan. The $8.4-million expansion, which will add a resource area with books and activities tailored for children, a 320-seat theater and auditorium, and an expanded computer and media center, may open as soon as the fall of 1992, library director Ron Hayden said.
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January 18, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
With downtown undergoing pivotal renovations, Police Chief Ronald E. Lowenberg said he plans to urge the City Council to establish a police substation in the area. If the station is built, it would most likely be set up in a street-level office of the Main Promenade parking structure on Olive Avenue at Main Street, Lowenberg said.
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