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.
It appeared the Garden Grove City Council would take a stand against a controversial desalination plant in Huntington Beach, but activists opposing the project were disappointed when council members quickly retreated.
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.