Huntington Beach’s City-operated Sunset Vista RV park has been a popular camping spot with the RV community. Weekends are completely booked through May 31, 2009. The camping season ends that weekend as the parking lot at Huntington City Beach south of the HB Pier converts back to parking space for beach car parking. Equiped with electricity and dump station, the prime location overlooking the Huntington Beach Pier has continued to gain popularity year after year. Opened in the fall through spring, the prices are a bit higher than Bolsa Chica State Beach, a state-operated facility in Huntington Beach. The advantage to Sunset Vista is the Main Street and Pier-close location.
A Huntington Beach woman who cared for an 85-year old is facing charges. Accused of taking fraudulent loans against the elderly lady’s Surf City home, she not only put her employer’s home at risk of foreclosure, but managed to ruin the credit and financial sercurity of the person in her charge, according to allegations. Cindi Dee Powell was charged in Orange County Superior Court with 30 counts of financial elder abuse, fraud and theft. Powell was previously on probation for a similar situation, setting up fraudulent bank accounts, purchasing cars through forgeryand stealing another individual’s identity. Powell pleaded not guilty.
Barnes & Noble March 2009 Events for Huntington Beach
7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
Store Phone: 714.897.8781 Fax: 714.897.3720
9Store Hours: Daily 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Events may change, please call to confirm.
Monday, Mar 2 at 10:00 am
Read Across America Storytime
Barnes & Noble joins with the California Teachers Association to celebrate Read Across America with a special “Reading Is Cool” storytime on Monday, March 2 at 10:00 am. Join us in the children’s department for a reading of Snowpeople by Rick and Ryan Zeeb, along with other fun stories. Parent participation welcome!
Tuesday, Mar 3 at 7:00 pm
Love Mercy by Earlene Fowler
Earlene Fowler, bestselling author of The Saddlemaker’s Wife and the award-winning Benni Harper series, will discuss and sign her new book, Love Mercy.
Thursday, Mar 5 at 7:00 pm
HB Reads One Book
Meet George Guthridge, author of the Huntington Beach Reads One Book 2009 selection, Kids From Nowhere. “Merle,” a former student of George Guthridge and featured in the book will also be in attendance. The event will be held in the gym at Huntington Beach High School. Visit hbreads.org for more information.
Thursday, Mar 12 at 6:00 pm
The Brimstone Murders By Jeff Sherratt
Jeff Sherratt, author of The Brimstone Murders: A Jimmy O’Brien Mystery Novel, joins us for a signing of his work.
Saturday, Mar 14 at 2:00 pm
Death’s Daughter by Amber Benson
Meet Amber Benson, author of Death’s Daughter, the first novel in a new series featuring Calliope Reaper-Jones. Benson starred as Tara in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series and has authored several novels.
Saturday, Mar 21 at 2:00 pm
Honolulu by Alan Brennert
Alan Brennert, author of the book club favorite Moloka’i, will discuss and sign his new release, Honolulu.
Sunday, Mar 22 at 4:00pm
High Voltage Tattoo by Kat Von D
Kat Von D, star of TLC’s LA Ink will sign her new book, High Voltage Tattoo. This is a wristband event, please call for more information.
Sunday, March 29 at 2:00pm
Fade by Lisa McMann
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Lisa McMann and Cassandra Clare will discuss and sign their books. McMann is the author of Wake and Clare is the author of City of Ashes and City of Bones.
Tuesday, Mar 3 at 7:00 pm
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group
Please join the sci-fi/fantasy book group for a discussion of Nova Swing by M. John Harrison. New members are always welcome.
Wednesday, Mar 11 at 7:00 pm
Banned Book Group
Join the banned book group for a discussion of Life of Pi by Yann Martel. New members are always welcome.
Thursday, Mar 12 at 7:00 pm
Recharge your creativity with the Artist’s Way Workshop, utilizing Finding Water by Julia Cameron.
Monday, Mar 16 at 7:00 pm
Fiction Book Group
Join the fiction book group for a discussion of Two Rivers by T. Greenwood. New members are always welcome.
Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:00 pm
Mystery Book Group
Join the mystery book group for a lively and engaging discussion of a mystery title. New members are always welcome.
Barnes & Noble, Jr.
Every Monday at 7:00 pm
Join Miss Susannah for our weekly Monday evening storytime. Start the week off with a great new book!
Every Wednesday at 10:30 am
Join us every Wednesday morning for our toddler storytime. Stories are geared toward children ages 3 to 5, and everyone is welcome.
Monday, Mar 2 at 7:00 pm
Dr. Seuss Storytime
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and join us for a special pajamarama storytime featuring Dr. Seuss titles.
Thursday, Mar 12 at 5:00 pm
Magic Tree House Young Readers Club
Join the Magic Tree House young readers club as they discuss Book 15, Viking Ships at Sunrise. RSVP to 714.897.6201 to ensure enough supplies for all.
Saturday, Mar 14 at 11:00 am
Froggy Character Storytime
Froggy joins us for storytime and a special visit in the children’s department. Parents, don’t forget your cameras!
Thursday, Mar 19 at 5:00 pm
American Girl Young Readers Club
Join the American Girl young readers club for a discussion of Chrissa. RSVP to 714.897.6201 to ensure enough supplies for all.
Monday, Mar 23 at 7:00 pm
Curious George Storytime
Join Miss Susannah for our Monday evening pajamarama storytime featuring your favorite Curious George stories.
Wednesday, Mar 25 at 10:30 am
Max and Ruby Storytime
Join Miss Lonna for storytime featuring stories about everyone’s favorite sibling bunnies, Max and Ruby.
Prosecutors seeking the death penalty against 65-year old Rodney Alcala in custody on a Huntington Beach, Calif. murder case that rocked the community when 12-year old Robin Samsoe was abducted in 1979, are considering adding New York slayings to the case. Samsoe was a young ballet student abducted while riding her bike near her home some 30 years ago in what once ranked as one of the top 10 safest cities for its size. (In 2008 Huntington Beach ranked 32nd, according to FBI crime statistics).
Detectives in Los Angeles County linked Alcala through DNA evidence to four unsolved murders and detectives are trying to piece together his DNA link to murdrs nationwide.
Now in his third trial after appeals, if a jury finds him guilty of first-degree murder with special circumstances, it could set the stage for a penalty phase to determine punishment of either life in prison without possibility of parole or the death penalty. On older victims, Alcala, investigators believe that Alcala who is reported as having an IQ of a genius, used his camera and charm as a method of approaching women and getting them to lower their guard.
When the young Huntington Beach ballet student disappeared on June 20, 1979, Alacala was allegedly seen taking photos of young girls near the Huntington Beach Pier shortly before her disappearance. Her remains were found 12 days later in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills near Alcala’s mother’s home. Alcala was additionally indicted for four murders in Southern California that put him on the seria killer list, with older victimes ranging in age from 18 to 32 and residing in L.A. to Santa Monica, Malibu and Burbank.
Surf City (HB) Police are seeking information and eyewitnesses to a stabbing of a 21-year-old man in critical condition who was jumped
and stabbed on Sunday, March 15 in Downtown Huntington Beach, according to Huntington Beach Police. Confronted after leaving Crabby’s as they waited to be picked up by a friend, a group of four guys were confronted and challenged by several men with shaved heads. Waiting for a ride in front of IHOP on the second block of Main Street, they ran from the attackers. Going past the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum on Olive and 5th Street, the made it one more block before the attackers caught up and pulled out a knife, the group said. One of the young men fleeing was stabbed in the upper body, according to a police official. The
suspects then ran away and the victim’s friends
called 911, according to reports.
Huntington Beach Police are looking for
anyone who may have seen the suspects near the IHOP possible taunting
other people late Saturday or early Sunday.
Anyone with information should call 714-375-5066.