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I'd like to give Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman good wishes on her foot. Hope it gets fully better soon.

Also to another newsletter subscriber who has been sick Judy Buffington of Huntington Beach.

A Very Happy Birthday to the following people. They are: Former Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Devin Dwyer, Sonoma Musician Chris Hanlin, Kathy May's Lakeview Cafe Restaurant Server April May Diaz, Star Real Estate Broker Mitchell Galyean, Long Beach Straight Talk TV Host Art Levine, Golden West Moving Company Owner Peter Yoss, First Team Real Estate Realtor Cyndi Mino and Stella Magentica Jewelry Designer Alison Trowe.

Huntington Beach Police Chief Ken Small's Administrative Assistant Karin Reed Says: April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, providing the opportunity to raise awareness about sexual assault, rape, and reinforce the need for prevention/education efforts. We need to reach out to the survivors, provide them with resources, tools, or just listen to them and help them on their journey to recovery. We have a duty to remind a survivor that sexual assault and rape are crimes and they did not do anything wrong. Sexual Assault and rape is one of the least reported crimes. Although each survivor must do what they feel is best for them, by reporting this crime, hopefully we can prevent the predator from injuring someone else.

Set aside some time in April to talk to your teen or others about sexual assault awareness and prevention. Ask them to share what they have observed and/or their knowledge about sexual assault and rape. Have them talk about how this makes them feel and how they might handle a situation - or avoid one all together. Most importantly, remind them if they are ever sexually assaulted or raped, 'It is not their fault." Let them know you will be there to support them, how they can assist with the investigation by preserving evidence, and give them the following referral telephone numbers provided by CSP (Community Services Program):

Rape Crisis Hotlines - 24 Hour Counseling: 714-957-2737 or 949-831-9110
Sexual Assault Victim Services for North Orange County: 714-834-4317
Sexual Assault Victim Services for South Orange County: 949-752-1971
For more information please call one of the telephone numbers listed above or the HBPD Community Liaison Unit at 714- 536-5933.
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DID YOU KNOW?
* Teen drivers are found at fault in 66% of ALL FATAL collisions that they are involved in, although they only represent 4% of the state's licensed driver.
* The leading cause of DEATH for Americans 15 - 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions.
* 65 % of teen passenger Deaths occurs when another teenager is driving.

The California Highway Patrol's Start Smart program is a FREE driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the ages of 15 - 20 and their parents/guardians. CHP officers will discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities, and seatbelt usage. Our goal is to help young drivers and their parents/guardians understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle, show how a poor choice behind the wheel can change the lives of everyone involved, and to reduce the number of teen-related injuries and deaths due to collisions.
Please call and RSVP to reserve your seat.
WHO: Students and Parents
WHAT: Start Smart Class
WHEN: Monthly (next class: Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM)
WHERE: California Highway Patrol, 13200 Goldenwest Street, Westminster, CA 92683
For More Information or to RSVP, Contact Officer Ray Payton @ (714) 892-4426 or rpayton@chp.ca.gov

Huntington Beach Public Works Construction Manager Eric Charlonne Says:

The City of Huntington Beach Bicycle Master Plan Workshop
Yesterday, the City of Huntington Beach and our consultant team from
KTU&A hosted a Workshop at the Central Library to review the
latest recommendations developed as part of the preparation of our
Bicycle Master Plan. The workshop provided an opportunity for
residents and others interested in bicycle transportation in the City to
participate in the review and identification of potential master plan
elements, and also help to prioritize the implementation plan. This is
the second workshop conducted as part of the plan preparation. The focus of this project is to meet the needs and desires of our cycling
community and this is your best opportunity to be a part of the process.
Additional information is available on the project website at
http://huntingtonbeachbikeplan.com . You can also contact the Public Works
Department at (714) 536-5431.

If you have seen the yellow colored notice signs on growing weeds and shrubs around Huntington Beach this is what it means. These are weed abetment notices requiring the property owner to destroy the weeds within a certain time period. They go out annually to property owners who don't clear the weeds. The program is handled by the Public Works Maintenance Division (714) 960-8861 .

Use http://www.huntingtonbeachcoupon.com and http://www.sealbeachcoupon.com to save money where you shop at locally.

Tune into The Best Morning News Show in California at KTLA Channel 5 with Chris Burrous, Lu Parker and Liberte Chan on Saturday's from 5am to 7am (Burrous Bargains Segment) and Sundays from 6am to 9am (Burrous Bites Segment). They appreciate your comments which could be Facebooked to them at KTLA 5 Morning News.

Here are some suggested Events:

Friday:

The 50% off sale starts at 10am at Fiore Boutique on all items in the store. Located at 5911 Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach. I'd like to wish Dana Weaver and Larry Fiorentino well who are the owners of the store and thank them for having such a good Boutique. They'll be missed in Huntington Beach. If you have any questions call: (714) 846-3330.

Saturday Only:

Come and get the best Fruits, Vegetables, Arts from The Anderson Art Gallery, Crafts, bring the kids to the petting zoo and ponies, listen to live entertainment from Tip Jar Poets and eat delicious foods like from Sunset Bay Candy Company, Chile Boys and the new menu items at Olive Wood Pizza at The Peters Landing Local Certified Harvest Farmers Market at 16400 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. The event is on from 9AM to 2PM every Saturday year around rain/shine. Come see why this is The Best Weekly Venue in Town. If you have any questions please call: Lee Ostendorf at: (562) 449-9299. You can also look at her website which is: http://www.localharvestfarmersmarkets.com .

Celebrate Earth Day from 10am to 3pm with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. Experience free family fun for everyone, with hands-on activities for adults and kids. Located at: 3842 Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach. Questions call Grace Adams at: (714) 846-1114.

Sunday:

The Costa Mesa Historical Society and Museum is pleased to have Brian Lochrie as its speaker with a presentation on the Orange County Stormwater Program.

Orange County is a great place to live and work and is a vacation destination for people throughout the world. A lot of our County’s popularity can be attributed to our exceptional beaches, bays and creeks. It is important for us to protect these natural resources in order to continue our high quality of life and the continued growth of our economy.

You can assist the Orange County Stormwater Program, a collaborative effort between the County of Orange, the Orange County Flood Control District and all 34 cities in its efforts to protect our environment. Collectively we can make a difference – The Orange County Stormwater Program recognizes this and knows first-hand that a well-informed and active public is the front line in preventing pollution. More information can be found here: http://ocwatersheds.com/publiced

Brian Lochrie serves as President of Faubel Public Affairs. He oversees the day-to-day operations of many of Faubel Public Affairs’ top clients including the Orange County Stormwater Program.

Brian has been with Faubel Public Affairs for more than ten years. Prior to that, he spent a decade as an award-winning sports journalist with an ABC affiliate TV station in East Texas, then a CBS affiliate the Beaumont/Port Arthur area of Texas.

Brian earned his BA Degree in Communications at Cal State Fullerton and lives with his wife and two children in Orange. He is an active community volunteer serving on the Orange International Street Fair committee. Brian is an Eagle Scout and is active in Troop 241 in Orange with his two sons who are scouts, Joey and Max.

Please join us for this public service program, one in an occasional series, to help you learn how to make our community a better and safer place to live for both you and your neighbors.

Doors open at 2:00, program at 2:30. Free admission and refreshments. We are located at 1870 Anaheim Ave. in the northwest corner of the Lions Park complex. For further information call (949) 631-5918, visit www.costamesahistory.org or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society .

Next Wednesday:

Roar In The Shore in Long Beach Belmont Shore from 5pm to 8pm.
Location on: 2nd Street & Corona & Covina on the south side of the street
ADMISSION IS FREE. Experience part of the...Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Race cars on display, Driver autographs, and a racing simulator, Live Band and more... Call Dede Rossi with questions at: (562) 434-3066.

Next Thursday:

Spring Into Art Walk in Downtown Huntington Beach. Starting at The International Surfing Museum - 411 Olive Avenue from 6pm to 9pm. Log on to: http://www.hbdowntown.com for complete Information and an Artists List.

Thank you very much for reading this Newsletter. As usual

March 29, 2013


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