Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsHuntington Harbour
IN THE NEWS

Huntington Harbour

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1993
Electrical power was cut to about 500 residences and businesses in the Huntington Harbour area Saturday morning, authorities said. Charles Wilson, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said an underground cable or transformer failed about 8:55 a.m. Power was restored to all but a few customers by 11:25 a.m., Wilson said, and those remaining were expected to be back on line later in the day.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
The 19-year-old son of a San Juan Capistrano man and woman found shot to death in their mansion was charged with their deaths Friday, as well as with the attempted murder of a sister and younger brother. Orange County authorities allege that Ashton Sachs, who was living in Seattle before the killings, entered his family's home and shot his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, as they slept. The bodies were found by authorities early on Feb. 8. Sachs is also accused of entering the bedroom of his 8-year-old brother and shooting him, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a statement.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1999 | JASON LEOPOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some people spend hours on a boat just to catch one split-second glimpse of a California gray whale. But for more than a week, some Huntington Harbour residents have seen what is believed to be a young gray whale cruising past their boat docks in water no deeper than 20 feet. "It's highly unusual," said longtime Huntington Harbour resident Steve Power, who said he saw the 18-foot whale calf at least four times in the harbor's main channel Sunday. "It must be lost."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Paloma Esquivel
The 19-year-old son of a San Juan Capistrano man and woman found shot to death in their mansion was charged with their deaths Friday, as well as the attempted murder of a sister and younger brother. Orange County authorities allege that Ashton Sachs, who was living in Seattle prior to the killings, entered his family's home and shot his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, as they slept. Sachs is also accused of entering the bedroom of his 8-year-old brother and shooting him, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a statement.
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times
After visiting Atlantic City, N.J., in 1901, land developer Philip Stanton had a dream: He envisioned his swamp property in Orange County as a kind of Atlantic City West. However, the next year Pacific Railroad owner Henry Huntington acquired control of Stanton's land and named it after himself, calling it Huntington Beach. In 1963 the Christiana Corp. created a community from part of that marshland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1995 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
George Higue has spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in the past 15 years to deck out his waterfront home for the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee's annual Cruise of Lights. Higue, 80, a dentist who practices one day a week, said stringing thousands of colored lights and creating elaborate yuletide decor takes him at least eight days and results in a $400 increase on his December electric bill. His normal bill, he said, is about $125 month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | John Spano \f7
The trial in the case of a woman who claimed that her husband convinced her that their $60-million business was worthless when they split property in a divorce settlement is scheduled to begin today. Connie L. Stewart claimed that she believed her husband, Keith, and thus decided to settle for $750,000 and signed over her rights to 2.1 million shares of Gradco Systems Inc. stock. Five weeks later, the privately held firm offered stock to the public at $18 per share.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Two New York men were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on murder and conspiracy charges after Dixie Ann Dyson had told the court that they helped her plan and carry out the fatal stabbing of her common-law husband at his Huntington Harbour home 5 years ago. Municipal Judge Michael Beecher also ordered that one of the men, George Ira Lamb, be tried for "murder for financial gain," which means he could receive a sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1987 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times County Bureau Chief
County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder on Thursday announced her opposition to taxing Huntington Harbour residents to pay for a proposed $25-million navigable channel to connect the harbor to the Bolsa Chica wetlands. Saying she was heeding the wishes of her constituents, Wieder said she would oppose a channel between Huntington Harbour and a planned Bolsa Chica marina if no other funding can be found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1987 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A Huntington Beach woman was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the 1984 murder of her husband in a case involving a love affair, insurance money, embezzled funds and a tenacious, two-year police investigation. West Orange County Municipal Court Judge William L. Mock ordered 42-year-old Dixie Dyson to appear in Orange County Superior Court on April 6 to be arraigned on murder charges in the stabbing death of Mel D. Dyson at their three-story condominium in a gated Huntington Harbour community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Orange County health officials Wednesday closed portions of Huntington Harbour to swimmers and divers because of a sewage spill. The closures were issued for the south and west portions of the Huntington Beach community from Wayfare Lane to Warner Avenue, which includes the Humboldt and Davenport beaches. Officials said about 800 gallons of sewage spilled into the channel on New Year's Day from a storm drain on Heil Avenue and Algonquin Street.    ALSO: Jahi McMath's family battles hospital over brain-dead girl 'Sunrise at the Oasis' wins Sweepstakes prize at Rose Parade Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float     Twitter: @latvives ruben.vives@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2013 | Lauren Williams, Times Community News
A man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor pleaded not guilty to murder Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Stanwood Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore, pressed against the third floor courtroom's cage to listen to his public defender, Jennifer Nicolalde, and shouted his responses to the judge. He stands accused of shooting and killing Dr. Ronald Gilbert, a urologist, at Orange Coast Urology, at 520 Superior Ave., near Hoag Hospital, on Jan. 28. He also faces sentencing enhancements for allegedly lying in wait and using a gun to cause death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Two men were killed and another seriously injured early Saturday morning when an inflatable boat crashed into a bridge in Huntington Harbour, an upscale community in coastal Orange County, authorities said. Caleb Steele, 30, and Shawn Wilson, 35, both of Huntington Beach, were killed about 1 a.m. when the 12-foot Zodiac-style boat hit the Gilbert Drive Bridge over Shelter Channel at high speed. Witnesses said the boat was turning in tight circles, or "doughnuts," shortly before crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2008
When and where to see Orange County's maritime holiday displays: DANA POINT HARBOR When: 7:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 Viewing locations: Dana Point Harbor, 34555 Golden Lantern Information: (949) 923-2255 or www.danapointharbor.com -- HUNTINGTON HARBOUR When: 5:15 p.m. tonight and Sunday Viewing locations: Sunset Aquatic Yacht Club, 2901-A Edinger Ave.; Peter's Landing, 16400 Pacific Coast Highway. Arrive early for best viewing and parking.
REAL ESTATE
November 5, 2006 | Talya Meyers, Special to The Times
Toto, there's no port like home. Huntington Harbour, a master-planned community of six islands and a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway, was built for boat lovers. With its stunning multimillion-dollar homes and an intricate system of Venetian-style canals, this is -- as Dorothy would say -- definitely not Kansas. Beginnings Huntington Harbour is almost entirely man-made. In 1974, the harbor channels were dredged and the material reused to create five artificial islands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2004
Huntington Harbour has been closed to water sports for at least 72 hours because of a sewage spill, county health officials said Tuesday. A blocked sewer line in Anaheim caused 1,800 to 2,800 gallons of raw sewage to flow out of a manhole, into a storm drain and then into Huntington Harbour, officials said. The harbor will be closed until testing shows that bacteria are back to acceptable levels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An $18-million condominium complex of $500,000 units in the Huntington Harbour area of Huntington Beach was not illegally built over a geologic fault, a state appellate court has ruled. The lawsuit was filed by three Huntington Harbour residents who live near the 36-unit Huntington Harbour Bay Club condo complex at 4165-67 Warner Ave., near Pacific Coast Highway. It alleged that the project violated state law because it was built over a fault area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2004 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Two outbreaks of the "killer algae" that once threatened much of the California coast have been quelled in Huntington Harbour in Orange County and the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad. Federal officials say underwater surveys of both areas in the past year have found no trace of the invasive seaweed, which has also caused extensive damage to fisheries and recreational waters off Europe.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|