They live just a few miles from Huntington Beach’s iconic pier, but many children in the city’s low-income Oak View neighborhood have no experience in the ocean. A program, dubbed Reach Beyond the Beach, gives them a chance to learn the lessons of lifeguards.
While crime rates are spiking countrywide, they are going the opposite direction in Huntington Beach’s historically underserved Oak View neighborhood. The Oak View Renewal Partnership deserves much of the credit.
John Briscoe, who has been the public face of an effort to address problems stemming from a trash dump near a Huntington Beach elementary school, says he was refused the email of the county Health Care Agency’s director.
Health Care Agency leaders are refusing to formally investigate a trash dump adjacent to one of Huntington Beach’s most impoverished elementary schools despite repeated claims by school officials that bird droppings and odors from the dump are making children sick.
A pit bull that attacked a Huntington Beach woman in her ninth month of pregnancy had been declared a “vicious dog” earlier in the year, but county officials reversed that declaration, according to documents.