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November 8, 1992 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a map, Orange County's dozen or so unincorporated communities resemble the missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle--jagged, meandering chunks of suburbia that, for reasons ranging from fierce community loyalty to a love of horses, have remained outside any city's limits. For years, many residents fought to preserve this separateness, which they believe fosters a small-town atmosphere. To them, it is also a source of pride and comfort. But times are changing.
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August 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two men were injured Sunday when their boat overturned at the Huntington Beach Offshore Grand Prix, authorities said. Chris Carmody and Roy Schraider, both of Houston, were taken to Huntington Beach Hospital following the 12:30 p.m. accident half a mile offshore from the Sunset Beach water tower, said Jim Amormino, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1998 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
Officials of Seal Beach and Sunset Beach hope to persuade their counterparts in Huntington Beach tonight not to scrap a deal covering mutual paramedic service to Sunset Beach. Huntington Councilman Dave Sullivan proposed last month to end the agreement, by which Huntington paramedics respond when they are closer to an incident in Sunset Beach than county paramedics, and county paramedics in return respond to incidents in Huntington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers buried two whales Wednesday on Sunset County Beach after the pair of 30-foot mammals washed up nearby earlier in the day. The California gray whales, one weighing 5 tons and the other 15 tons, were hoisted into a 12-foot-deep trench dug by bulldozers as spectators stood by. The larger whale, a 33-foot male, was at least 5 years old and probably died of natural causes, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
A proposal to put parking meters in the county's last free beach side parking lot is likely to draw strong opposition from residents at a community meeting tonight. "This amounts to a new tax," said Chris Thorne, a Sunset Beach Community Assn. board member who has helped collect more than 1,000 signatures on petitions against the county proposal. "There's strong opposition to it." Unlike other beach cities, Sunset Beach has no nearby street parking, Thorne said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
More than 100 residents of this small beach community gathered at a community association meeting this week to vote on whether they wanted home delivery of mail--and only three said "yes." Sunset Beach and parts of Silverado Canyon are the only Orange County communities where residents must pick up their mail at the post office. "Most people really like it the way it is," said Pat Thies, president of the Sunset Beach Community Assn. "It's really not inconvenient for most people."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A few homeowners living on this sliver of sand tucked between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach have again proposed the unthinkable: home mail delivery. The idea doesn't sit too well with many of the unincorporated area's residents, who say their 1,300-square-foot post office on Pacific Coast Highway is more than just a place to pick up and send mail. It's a community gathering place, where friends and neighbors in the 26-block beachfront village stay in touch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are no signs marking the beginning or end of Sunset Beach. Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach on a cool afternoon in early summer, you could miss the whole town if you didn't know it was there. Most residents say they like it that way. "The place is 26 blocks long and one block wide," declares Willie Graham, 43, a salesman who began surfing here in 1959 and decided to stay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Coastal Commission, overriding a staff recommendation that "pressure be kept on" homeowners here who have illegally built on the public beach, has instead voted 6 to 4 to accept Orange County government's more lenient land-use plan for this oceanfront community. The county's plan allows "interim encroachment" while the issue is studied in more detail. The Coastal Commission staff had urged the agency to require the county to take a stricter line on beach encroachments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two men were injured Sunday when their boat overturned at the Huntington Beach Offshore Grand Prix, authorities said. Chris Carmody and Roy Schraider, both of Houston, were taken to Huntington Beach Hospital following the 12:30 p.m. accident half a mile offshore from the Sunset Beach water tower, said Jim Amormino, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1998 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
City officials are relieved that Huntington Beach is not pulling out of a paramedic agreement with the county, which would have meant diverting county paramedics stationed in Seal Beach to handle Sunset Beach calls. But they are wary of a plan by Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Sullivan to charge Sunset Beach residents when they receive Huntington ambulance service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
A proposal to put parking meters in the county's last free beach side parking lot is likely to draw strong opposition from residents at a community meeting tonight. "This amounts to a new tax," said Chris Thorne, a Sunset Beach Community Assn. board member who has helped collect more than 1,000 signatures on petitions against the county proposal. "There's strong opposition to it." Unlike other beach cities, Sunset Beach has no nearby street parking, Thorne said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
More than 100 residents of this small beach community gathered at a community association meeting this week to vote on whether they wanted home delivery of mail--and only three said "yes." Sunset Beach and parts of Silverado Canyon are the only Orange County communities where residents must pick up their mail at the post office. "Most people really like it the way it is," said Pat Thies, president of the Sunset Beach Community Assn. "It's really not inconvenient for most people."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
How far should the mail go? Some residents of this small beach community say all the way to their front doors. A call for home delivery will be debated at a community association meeting tonight. Sunset Beach and parts of Silverado Canyon are the only Orange County communities where residents have to pick up their mail at the post office. Local postmaster Dick Deyarmond said that, even if residents decide to request home delivery, the change requires approval from U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A few homeowners living on this sliver of sand tucked between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach have again proposed the unthinkable: home mail delivery. The idea doesn't sit too well with many of the unincorporated area's residents, who say their 1,300-square-foot post office on Pacific Coast Highway is more than just a place to pick up and send mail. It's a community gathering place, where friends and neighbors in the 26-block beachfront village stay in touch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1992 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a map, Orange County's dozen or so unincorporated communities resemble the missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle--jagged, meandering chunks of suburbia that, for reasons ranging from fierce community loyalty to a love of horses, have remained outside any city's limits. For years, many residents fought to preserve this separateness, which they believe fosters a small-town atmosphere. To them, it is also a source of pride and comfort. But times are changing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers buried two whales Wednesday on Sunset County Beach after the pair of 30-foot mammals washed up nearby earlier in the day. The California gray whales, one weighing 5 tons and the other 15 tons, were hoisted into a 12-foot-deep trench dug by bulldozers as spectators stood by. The larger whale, a 33-foot male, was at least 5 years old and probably died of natural causes, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
How far should the mail go? Some residents of this small beach community say all the way to their front doors. A call for home delivery will be debated at a community association meeting tonight. Sunset Beach and parts of Silverado Canyon are the only Orange County communities where residents have to pick up their mail at the post office. Local postmaster Dick Deyarmond said that, even if residents decide to request home delivery, the change requires approval from U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are no signs marking the beginning or end of Sunset Beach. Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach on a cool afternoon in early summer, you could miss the whole town if you didn't know it was there. Most residents say they like it that way. "The place is 26 blocks long and one block wide," declares Willie Graham, 43, a salesman who began surfing here in 1959 and decided to stay.
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