Did the fish served in the Surf City pokey make a man sick? He says that it did. Sean Harrington, 27, of Santa Ana, alleges the mahi-mahi he was served gave him food poisoning and made him sick, probably because of improper storing, he says. A prisoner at the jail for eight months, Harrington filed a claim for the medical expenses for his illness, about $2,400. Serving time for a driving under the influence and failure to stop accident in which he pleaded guilty, Harrington cooked the mahi-mahi that allegedly gave him food
poisoning on July 23. This is supposedly nothing unusual as the City of HB has an agreement with Orange County allowing some inmates to serve their time in Huntington Beach rather than county jails. Harrington said he cooked the fish properly, and it should have been fine, but it wasn’t. The jail has a kitchen similar to a restaurant kitchen. Its areas are inspected twice a year by state officials.
Christopher Smith, A Huntington Beach resident, was killed late Tuesday night in a traffic collision in Thousand Oaks, authorities said. The 45-year-old was driving south on the Highway 23 transition to Highway 101 northbound at night when he apparently missed a curve. Witnesses reported that Smith’s car was airborne before it went into lanes, he said. Smith was taken to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, where he was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. This is the second fatal crash on Highway 101 in Thousand Oaks in less than a week.