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October 14, 1995
Huntington Beach wasn't the city's first name. In the late 1800s, it was Shell Beach. In 1901, a syndicate led by P.A. Stanton bought 80 acres along the coast, subdivided it and named it Pacific City. Stanton sold his stake a year later, and the town was renamed for H.E. Huntington, who helped to bring the Pacific Electric Railway to the community. Source: Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1995
Huntington Beach wasn't the city's first name. In the late 1800s, it was Shell Beach. In 1901, a syndicate led by P.A. Stanton bought 80 acres along the coast, subdivided it and named it Pacific City. Stanton sold his stake a year later, and the town was renamed for H.E. Huntington, who helped to bring the Pacific Electric Railway to the community. Source: Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau
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June 6, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
New logo: With the rebuilding of the city's famous Main Street and plans to market the city as a tourist destination, the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau decided it is time for a new logo. The new look combines a palm tree, for the city's famous beaches and more famous surf, and a bird under a palm tree, to represent the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. For some reason, the oil wells and power generation plant that are also on the coastline are not included.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1995
Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau chief Diane Baker The role of the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau is to market the city as a tourism destination and meeting site. The agency is supported by the city's bed tax--a surcharge added to guest bills at hotels and motels. Of the $1.6 million that levy is projected to bring in for fiscal 1995-96, $190,000 will go back to the bureau for operating costs.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Surfing to Ring Cash Registers: The U.S. Open of Surfing, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' first world-class event on the U.S. mainland since 1991, opens Tuesday in Huntington Beach, and local merchants can hardly wait. The city expects a wave of business from surf fans and corporate affairs hosted by the event's sponsors, including Sebastian International Inc., a Woodland Hills-based hair products company that is bringing 2,000 distributors to town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1995
Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau chief Diane Baker The role of the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau is to market the city as a tourism destination and meeting site. The agency is supported by the city's bed tax--a surcharge added to guest bills at hotels and motels. Of the $1.6 million that levy is projected to bring in for fiscal 1995-96, $190,000 will go back to the bureau for operating costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995
Huntington Beach became known as a surfing hot spot after the Jan and Dean song "Surf City" became a hit in the 1960s. Today, the city is the site of the U.S. Open of Surfing and is home to the International Surfing Museum. Last year, the city secured a trademark for its famous name: "Surf City, Huntington Beach." Source: Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Boy Scouts of Orange County's Pacifica District have received a $1,000 donation--winnings from a drawing held in conjunction with the Interstate Batteries Great American Race in June. The winners, Norm Miller, president of Interstate Batteries, and Jim Boughman, president of Corporate Motor Sports, donated their top prize to the Boy Scouts. The drawing was sponsored by the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau.
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November 5, 1996 | Marla Dickerson, Marla Dickerson covers tourism for The Times
Ecotourism and conservation will be the hot topics Nov. 13-15 when Huntington Beach hosts the fifth annual Watchable Wildlife Conference at the Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort. Wildlife viewing has become one of the nation's fastest-growing travel niches, estimated to be an $18.1-billion business in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
The Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau recently received the 1994 Western Assn. of Convention and Visitors Bureaus award for outstanding achievement. The city's tourist bureau received the recognition for its "Watercolors of the Coast" brochure promotion. The promotion was the result of a cooperative effort between Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Dana Point.
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August 1, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Surfing to Ring Cash Registers: The U.S. Open of Surfing, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' first world-class event on the U.S. mainland since 1991, opens Tuesday in Huntington Beach, and local merchants can hardly wait. The city expects a wave of business from surf fans and corporate affairs hosted by the event's sponsors, including Sebastian International Inc., a Woodland Hills-based hair products company that is bringing 2,000 distributors to town.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
New logo: With the rebuilding of the city's famous Main Street and plans to market the city as a tourist destination, the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau decided it is time for a new logo. The new look combines a palm tree, for the city's famous beaches and more famous surf, and a bird under a palm tree, to represent the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. For some reason, the oil wells and power generation plant that are also on the coastline are not included.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1996 | RENEE TAWA
Last-minute ticket sales have rescued a gala celebrating the Olympic torch's arrival in Huntington Beach on April 28, organizers said Thursday. Last week, the Orange County Torchbearers' Gala Celebration Committee said it would cancel the April 27 party at the Huntington Beach Mall's Center Court if ticket sales did not pick up by today. By April 1, only 20 tickets had been sold for the dinner party, which will feature 100 former Olympians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2000 | THERESA MOREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau voted 8 to 1 on Wednesday to terminate its visitors-guide publishing contract with a company that employs Mayor Dave Garofalo. The vote came a month after the bureau's board was advised by the city attorney that it should end the contract with Coatings Resource Corp., whose president bought the contract from Garofalo in January 1998 but kept the mayor on as a paid consultant.
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