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December 17, 1997 | JULIO V. CANO
The Huntington Beach High School Foundation this week kicked off its "Take the Plunge" campaign aimed at raising $400,000 to reopen the closed campus pool. "Our goal is to have the pool open for the kids by late 1998," foundation President Sylvia Garrett said Monday. The Huntington Beach Union High School District closed the 64-year-old pool in 1991 because of budget cutbacks.
December 6, 1997 | JULIO V. CANO
Rain or shine, the Fire Department's Community Emergency Response Team and volunteers will fill and deliver sandbags to disabled and elderly residents this weekend. Team members will train 100 volunteers from Boy Scout troops, Marina High School Key Club, Huntington Beach High School football players and others on how to fill, deliver and set up the sandbags to protect homes from storm runoff. Team member Gloria Morrison said the program aims to help about 55 elderly and handicapped residents.
Joshua Dean Hall just wanted to catch a few more waves before sundown. He had surfed especially well in practice Thursday morning and appeared to be on the verge of making the 12-man traveling squad of the Huntington Beach High School surfing team, winner of 16 national championships. But when he returned to the beach to surf on his own that afternoon, he attempted to ride a wave beneath the Huntington Beach Pier, slammed into a concrete piling and drowned.
August 19, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany Golden West College heptathlete Kim Watts (Huntington Beach High School), the Orange Empire Conference athlete of the year in women's track, has signed with UC Davis. She has two years of eligibility left.
July 4, 1997
Fireworks have come a long way since the 12th century when the Chinese set fire to bamboo stuffed with saltpeter, sulfer and charcoal. Today, the most advanced fireworks have entered the computer age. Elaborate shows--including those seen at Angels and Dodgers baseball games--use a new digital firing system that allows for precision timing. As increasing numbers of cities in recent years have outlawed backyard fireworks, people have flocked to professional holiday shows.
July 3, 1997
ALISO VIEJO What: Bike parade, food, rides, petting zoo, jazz, big band and classical concerts, fireworks. When: Parade at 5 p.m., concerts at 6, 7 and 8 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. Where: Foxborough Park, corner of Deerhurst and Foxborough. Wherewithal: Free. Where to call: (714) 362-5890, Ext. 236. What: Fireworks. When: 9 p.m. Where: Aliso Niguel High School stadium, 28000 Terrace View. Wherewithal: Free. Where to call: (714) 362-5890, Ext. 236. ANAHEIM What: Seattle Mariners vs.
June 24, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Tickets are on sale for both the 93rd annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade, billed as the largest west of the Mississippi, and for the fireworks show that will follow. Reserved bleacher seats to watch the parade from the grandstand at Main Street and Palm Avenue are $8 each.
The McFadden brothers gazed at the names etched in black granite on the new Huntington Beach veterans' memorial and recalled faces of high school classmates from 45 years ago, killed in the Korean War. "Richard Cruz of Seal Beach. Hell, we used to play basketball and football with him," said Dave McFadden, 66, who served with the Air Force in Korea. His brother, J.P.
May 22, 1997
Scott Moser of Huntington Beach High set a state high school record in the discus Wednesday at the Salinas Throwers Meet. Moser, who in March recorded the state's second-best throw at a dual meet against Edison High, threw the discus 213 feet 11 inches to break Brian Blutreich's 1985 record of 210-8. Blutreich is a former Olympian who graduated from Capistrano Valley High. According to Moser's coach, Tony Ciarelli, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior set the record on his second attempt in Salinas.
May 6, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER
One year after a name change and a major staff overhaul, Huntington Beach High School's Academy for the Performing Arts is making parents and students happy again. The 4-year-old magnet school, formerly the School for the Performing Arts, got a new staff last summer and established a partnership with the high school after its success was threatened by declines in parent support and student involvement. "It's been a year of transition," said Robert Rotenberry, director of acting.
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