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October 22, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
The city will hold a nostalgic "farewell salute to the old pier" Thursday. City officials said the razing of the pier will be in full swing by Thursday, and the ceremonies on that date will mark the death of the old structure. The pier has been closed since July, 1988 because of age and storm damage. The farewell ceremonies will feature live music, small pieces of the pier given away as souvenirs and an update on fund raising for the replacement pier.
August 30, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
You've heard of a German "beerfest." But are you ready for a "pierfest?" Old World Village has announced it will be launching its traditional, month-long beerfest on Sept. 8 with "a pierfest night" to raise money for a new pier for Huntington Beach. "It starts at 6:30 p.m. . . . and all proceeds from the $5 admission cost will go to the pier," said Bern Bischof, coordinator of the fund-raising event. "We're calling it a pierfest because it's the first night of our September beerfest."
February 18, 1990
Now that the TV news cameras (and oil) are rolling and focusing on our local beaches, we suddenly have concerned state representatives on hand (and camera) calling for legislation that will protect and preserve our beaches, wetlands and wildlife. Now that the TV news cameras (and oil) are rolling, Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder is on hand (and camera) to reassure her constituents that she, too, will fight to protect and preserve our beaches, wetlands and wildlife. Now that the TV news cameras (and oil)
August 31, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
About 10 gallons of oil spilled near offshore oil platform Emmy late Thursday afternoon, but it was quickly contained by booms around the platform and poses no immediate threat to city beaches, Coast Guard officials said. Details of the accident were not immediately available. Coast Guard officials had not determined if the spill came from the platform, owned by Shell Oil. "It was crude, but we don't know from where yet," Coast Guard Lt. Jim Pearson said. "All we know is it's near the platform."
December 22, 1989
Michael T. Uberuaga, city manager of Concord in Northern California since 1986, will become Huntington Beach city administrator, the City Council announced Thursday. Uberuaga, 45, will succeed Paul E. Cook, who announced several months ago that he will retire early in 1990. The council voted unanimously to hire Uberuaga after a closed-door meeting Thursday night in which members discussed the terms of his employment contract. Mayor Thomas J.
February 8, 1989
A tape-recorded conversation between a Missouri assistant basketball coach and a former player's mother allegedly reveals that the school broke National Collegiate Athletic Assn. rules by buying the player round-trip airline tickets. The Kansas City Times, which reported the alleged violation in Monday's edition, also said that the former player, P.J.
February 24, 1989
Missouri officials said they have been officially notified that the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. is investigating possible violations by the school's basketball program. That marks the first time the NCAA has formally investigated Missouri's programs, said Chancellor Haskell Monroe, who announced the investigation after a meeting of the school's Intercollegiate Athletic Committee. Monroe said he received notice from NCAA officials Wednesday.
April 15, 1990
Earth Day 1990, which falls on April 22, is being celebrated in a myriad of ways around Southern California this week. Here are some of the highlights in the Southeast; most are free to the public except where a minimal fee is noted. For information on other events, check with your local city hall or college campuses. Long Beach: Earth Week activities Monday through April 22 at Cal State Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd.
After hearing that donations for the city's proposed new pier are falling behind expectations, the City Council on Monday night narrowly voted to solicit proposals from professional fund-raisers. The motion passed 3 to 2 after spirited debate about fund-raising efforts. The debate started when Ron Shenkman, representing the city's volunteer Pier Fund-Raising Committee, told the council that there is a $3.5-million shortfall in the estimated $11-million cost of the new pier.
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