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Encyclopedia > Huntington Beach, California
City of Huntington Beach, California
Nickname: Surf City USA
Location of Huntington Beach within Orange County, California.
Location of Huntington Beach within Orange County, California.
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Government
 - Mayor Gil Coerper
Area
 - City  31.6 sq mi (81.7 km²)
 - Land  26.4 sq mi (68.3 km²)
 - Water  5.2 sq mi (13.4 km²)
Population ((2000 US Census))
 - City 189,594
 - Density 7,184.4/sq mi (2,773.9/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 189,594. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, by Seal Beach on the north, by Costa Mesa on the south, by Westminster on the northeast, and by Fountain Valley on the east. // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links Orange_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Huntington_Beach_Highlighted. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Location of Seal Beach within Orange County, California. ... Official website: http://ci. ... Location of Westminster within Orange County, California. ... Location of Fountain Valley within Orange County, California. ...


It is known for its long 14 km (8.5 miles) beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing. The waves are a unique natural effect caused by edge-diffraction of ocean swells by the island of Catalina, and waves from distant hurricanes. Because of the curve of the coastline at Huntington Beach, the local beach actually faces southwest. In summer, the southwest-facing beach often has very strong surf from hurricanes off the Mexican coast. For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... Santa Catalina Island, location relative to the coast of Southern California Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...

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History

Huntington Beach, pre-incorporation, 1904.
Huntington Beach, pre-incorporation, 1904.

The area was originally occupied by the Tongva people. European settlement can be traced to a Spanish soldier, Manuel Nieto, who in 1784 received a Spanish land grant of 300,000 acres (1,200 km²), Rancho Los Nietos, as a reward for his military service and to encourage settlement in Alta California. Nieto's western area was reduced in 1790 because of a dispute with the Mission San Gabriel, but he retained thousands of acres stretching from the hills north of Whittier, Fullerton and Brea, south to the Pacific Ocean, and from today's Los Angeles River on the west, to the Santa Ana River on the east. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1902x540, 109 KB) Huntington Beach, California, 1904. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1902x540, 109 KB) Huntington Beach, California, 1904. ... Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Jose Manuel Nieto ,1734 - 1804, was a soldier from the Presidio of San Diego who was assigned to the Mission San Gabriel at the time his land was granted by the Spanish Empire in 1784. ... In 1784, the largest Spanish land grant in Alta California was awarded to Manuel Nieto. ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ... A view of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in April, 2005. ... Whittier may refer to: Whittier, California Whittier, Alaska Whittier, North Carolina Whittier, Minneapolis, Minnesota, neighborhood John Greenleaf Whittier was an American poet and abolitionist This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Fullerton is the name of several localities in the United States: Fullerton, California Fullerton, Nebraska Fullerton, North Dakota Fullerton, Pennsylvania In education and sports, it may refer to California State University, Fullerton or Fullerton College. ... In Irish mythology, the god Brea was one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. ... The Los Angeles River, highlighted in red (on the left). ... The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ...


Huntington Beach incorporated in 1909 under its first mayor, Ed Manning. Its original developer was the Huntington Beach Company, a real-estate development firm owned by Henry Huntington, a railroad magnate after whom the city is named. The Huntington Company is still a major land-owner in the city, and still owns most of the local mineral rights. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Henry Edwards Huntington (February 27, 1850 - May 23, 1927) was an American railroad pioneer and art collector. ...


The city's first high school, Huntington Beach High School was built in 1906. The school's team, the Oilers, are named after the city's original natural resource. Name Huntington Beach High School Address 1905 Main Street Huntington Beach, California 92648 Satellite image Established 1906 Community Suburban Type Public Students 2,544 students xxxx boys xxxx girls Ethnic Composition Statistics American Indian/Alaskan Native 6. ...


Sister Cities

Huntington Beach has the following sister city relationships, according to The Huntington Beach Sister City Association: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Sports

Surfers abound near Huntington City Pier
Surfers abound near Huntington City Pier
Huntington Beach at Sunset
Huntington Beach at Sunset
Huntington Beach during the day.
Huntington Beach during the day.
Bolsa Chica Surf
Bolsa Chica Surf

Huntington Beach is the site of the world surfing championships, held in the summer every year. The city is often referred to as "Surf City" because of this high profile event, its history, and culture of surfing. Image File history File links Huntington Beach City Pier with silhouette of surfer. ... Image File history File links Huntington Beach City Pier with silhouette of surfer. ... Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1049 KB) Sunset at Huntington Beach, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1049 KB) Sunset at Huntington Beach, California. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 572 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Huntington Beach, California User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/huntingtonbeach Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 572 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Huntington Beach, California User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/huntingtonbeach Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 630 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bolsa Chica State Beach. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 630 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bolsa Chica State Beach. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ...


Surf & Beaches

Apart from sponsored surf events, Huntington Beach has some of the best surf breaks in the State of California and that of the United States. Huntington Beach has four different facing beaches: NW, W, SW, S. North West consist of Bolsa Chica State Beach (3.3 Miles), the West consist of "The Cliffs" or "Dog Beach", South West is considered everything north of the Pier which is operated by the City of Huntington Beach. South consist in everything south of the pier which primarily focuses on Huntington State Beach (2.2 Miles), which almost faces true South. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Bolsa Chica State Beach is a public beach managed by the California state parks department. ... Huntington State Beach is a protected beach in Southern California, located in the City of Huntington Beach in Orange County. ...


Bolsa Chica State Beach is operated by the State of California, Dept. Parks & Recreation, and Bolsa Chica State Beach Lifeguards. The beach is very narrow and the sand is very coarse. Bolsa Chica tends to have better surf with NW/W swells during the winter season. During the summer months the beach picks up S/SW swells at a very steep angle. Due to the bottom of the beach, surf at Bolsa Chica tends to be slowed down and refined to soft shoulders. Longboards are the best option for surfing in the Bolsa Chica area. Bolsa Chica State Beach is a public beach managed by the California state parks department. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Look up surf on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


"The Cliffs" or "Dog Beach" is also another popular surf spot. This segment of Huntington Beach obtains these names because dogs are allowed around the cliff area. Beach is very restricted and often is submerged with high tides. Surf at this location tends to be even bigger than Bolsa Chica during the winter and often better. During the summer most of the S/SW swells slide right by and often break poorly. Best option is to take out a longboard, but shortboards will do at times. Huntington Beach is the name of a costal city in the state of California. ... Look up surf on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Just north and south of the Huntington Beach Pier are some well defined sandbars that shift throughout the year with the different swells. Southside of the Pier is often a popular destination during the summer for good surf, but the Northside can be just as well during the winter. Around the Pier it all depends on the swell and the sandbars. Shortboard is your best option for surfing around the Pier. Huntington Beach is the name of a costal city in the state of California. ...


South Huntington Beach or also known as Huntington State Beach, is where all the south swells impact the coastline. Huntington State Beach is operated by the State of California, Dept. Parks & Recreation, Huntington State Beach Lifeguards. This beach is very wide with plenty of sand. Sandbars dramatically shift during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Thus creating excellent surf conditions with a combo S/W/NW swell. Due to the Santa Ana River Jetties located at the southern most end of the beach, large sandbars extend across and upcoast, forcing swells to break extremely fast and hollow. Best seasons for surfing at this beach is the summer and fall. Best option for surfing is a shortboard. Huntington Beach is the name of a costal city in the state of California. ... Huntington State Beach is a protected beach in Southern California, located in the City of Huntington Beach in Orange County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sand (disambiguation). ... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ...


Huntington Beach is also a popular destination for kite surfing, and this sport can be viewed on the beach northwest of the pier. Kiteboarders use inflatable kites tethered to harnesses to glide through water and air. ... Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ...


Huntington Beach is the host city of the National Professional Paintball League Super 7 Paintball Championships. The NPPL holds its first event of the year traditionally between the dates of March 23rd through March 26th. The National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) is one of two American paintball national tournament series that travel throughout the United States each year. ...


Tourism

The city has the largest public pier on the west coast. Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ...


The city also has the oldest Independence Day parade in the Western United States. This is televised locally on the public access cable channel. These fireworks over the Washington Monument are typical of Fourth of July celebrations In the United States, Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. ... As defined by the Census Bureau, the western United States includes 13 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington lincoln, and Wyoming. ...


The downtown district includes an active art center, a colorful shopping district, and the International Surfing Museum. This district was also once the home of the famous restaurant and music club "The Golden Bear." In the late '60s and '70s it hosted many famous bands and acts.

  • The beaches and surfing. Major surf competitions are held here each year.
  • The pier that goes from Main Street into the Pacific Ocean. At the end of the pier is a restaurant called Ruby's.
  • Downtown, including many local surf shops, cafés, restaurants and bars.
  • The Surfing Museum in downtown Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ... Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ...

Special events

  • Annual Cruise of Lights Boat Tour: This is a 'parade' of colorful lighted boats through the Huntington Harbour bayside neighborhood for two weekends in mid-December. Each year most boats have a different theme; the other boats would have a certain theme reoccurring annually.
  • Annual Kite Festival: Where kite fliers come and show off their varied and amazing kites. Pro kite fliers do demonstrations to music. Held just north of the pier in late February.
  • Surf City Nights: The community-spirited event features a farmer's market, unique entertainment, food, kiddie rides and a carnival atmosphere, each Tuesday from 4-9PM for the immediate future. Surf City Nights is presented by the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District (HBDBID) and the City of Huntington Beach. The event takes place in the first three blocks of Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Orange Ave.
  • US Open of Surfing: Held during the summer months, the Beach Games are featured on the south side of the pier.
  • MEGA: A biathlon (Swim/Run) hosted by Bolsa Chica & Huntington State Beach Lifeguards. The event takes place every summer in the month of July, early at dawn. The race begins at the Santa Ana River Jetties and ends at Warner Avenue, Bolsa Chica State Beach. The course consist of 4 swims, adding up to 4,000 yards, and 5 runs, at a distance of 8.5 miles. There are no prizes or awards for the winner, just a true lifeguard event.
  • USLA Lifeguard Nationals: Lifeguard competition in various events. Held annually at different locations across the country. Summer 2006, Huntington State Beach Lifeguards hosted the event.
  • Junior Guards: Every summer, two separate Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard daycamps are held which teaches preadolescents and adolescents ocean swimming, running, and first-aid medical knowledge. Children 10-12 are called C's and have yellow beanies, 13-14 are called B's and wear red beanies, and at age 15, they are either an A, and wear green beanies, or a Safety Aide that helps B's and C's and wear pink beanies. Sometimes, after passing a rigorous physical test, 18-year olds can become Captains, who wear white beanies.

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City parks and amenities

Huntington Beach has a very large Central Park, located between Gothard and Edwards Streets to the east and west, and Slater and Ellis Avenues to the north and south. The park is vegetated with xeric (low water use) plants, and inhabited by native wildlife. Thick forests encircling the park are supplemented with Australian trees, particularly eucalyptus, a high water use plant. Xeriscape symbol Xeriscaping refers to landscaping in ways that do not require supplemental irrigation. ... This article is about the plant genus. ...

Huntington Central Park
Huntington Central Park

The Huntington Beach Public Library is located in Central Park in a notable building designed by Richard Neutra and Dion Neutra. It houses almost a half-million volumes, as well as a theater, gift shop and fountains. The library was founded as a Carnegie library in 1914, and has been continuously supported by the city and local activists, with new buildings and active branches at Banning, Oak View, Main Street, and Graham. The library has significant local historical materials and has a special genealogical reference collection. It is independent of the state and county library systems. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1395 KB) Huntington Beach Central Park at Huntington Beach, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1395 KB) Huntington Beach Central Park at Huntington Beach, California. ... (disambiguation: The Huntington Beach Public Library is sometimes mistaken with the Huntington Library, which is about 40 miles north in San Marino, California) The Huntington Beach Public Library and Cultural Center (HBPL) is located in Huntington Beach, California. ... Kaufman House, Palm Springs, California. ... A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ... Genealogy (from Greek: γενεα, genea, family; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ...


The park is also home of Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, a top class boarding facility that also offers horse rentals to the public, with guided trail rides through the park. The world's second oldest disc golf course is available in the park, as are two small dining areas, a Sports Complex for adult use, the Shipley Nature Center.


The Bolsa Chica Wetlands, which are diminishing rapidly due to development, contains numerous trails and scenic routes. The wetlands themselves have recently been connected with the ocean again, in effort to maintain its previous, unaltered conditions. Bolsa Chica Wetlands Reserves The Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve is a California wildlife reserve located in western Orange County, California surrounded by the city of Huntington Beach. ...


Natural resources

Bolsa Chica Wildlife Refuge
Bolsa Chica Wildlife Refuge

Construction of any kind on the beach is prohibited without a vote of the people, allowing Huntington Beach to retain its natural tie to the ocean rather than having the view obscured by residential and commercial improvements. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1129 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Huntington Beach, California Bolsa Chica State Beach ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1129 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Huntington Beach, California Bolsa Chica State Beach ...


Between Downtown Huntington Beach and Huntington Harbour lies a large marshy wetland, much of which is protected within the Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve. A $110 million restoration of the wetlands was completed in 2006.[1] The Reserve is popular with bird watchers and photographers. Bolsa Chica Wetlands Reserves The Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve is a California wildlife reserve located in western Orange County, California surrounded by the city of Huntington Beach. ...


South of Downtown, the Talbert and Magnolia Marshes lie on a strip of undeveloped land parallel to Huntington State Beach and are in the process of restoration, as well.


The northern and southern beaches (Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach, respectively) are state parks. Only the central beach (Huntington City Beach) is maintained by the city. Camping and RVs are permitted here, and popular; campsites for the 4th of July and the Surfing Championships must be reserved many months in advance. Bolsa Chica State Beach is actually a sand bar fronting the Bolsa Bay and Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve. Bolsa Chica State Beach is a public beach managed by the California state parks department. ... Huntington State Beach is a protected beach in Southern California, located in the City of Huntington Beach in Orange County. ...

Huntington Harbour from the air

The Orange County run Sunset Marina Park next to Huntington Harbour is part of Anaheim Bay.[2] It is suitable for light craft, and includes a marina, launching ramp, basic services, a picnic area and a few restaurants. The park is in Seal Beach, but is only reachable from Huntington Harbour. The Sunset/Huntington Harbour area is patrolled by the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 607 KB) Huntington Harbor, CA Source: Photo by User:Sfoskett File links The following pages link to this file: Huntington Beach, California ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 607 KB) Huntington Harbor, CA Source: Photo by User:Sfoskett File links The following pages link to this file: Huntington Beach, California ... Location of Seal Beach within Orange County, California. ... Orange County Sheriffs Department is the law enforcement agency serving Orange County, California. ...


The harbor entrance for Anaheim Bay is sometimes restricted by the US Navy, which loads ships with munitions at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station to the north of the main channel. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Concord, Fallbrook, and San Diego, all also in California. ...


Education

Huntington Beach is also the home of Golden West College, which offers two-year associates of arts degrees, and transfer programs to state universities. Golden West College or GWC, is a community college providing two-year associate of arts degrees, and lower-division classes transferable to other colleges and universities. ...


The public television station KOCE-TV operates from the Golden West College campus, in conjunction with the Golden West College Media Arts program. KOCE Channel 50 is an affilliate of the Public Broadcasting Service. ...


Huntington Beach is in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. Which includes Edison High School, Huntington Beach High School, Marina High School, and Ocean View High School in the city of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley High School in the city of Fountain Valley, and Westminster High School in the city of Westminster. The district also has an alternative school, Valley Vista High School, and an independent study school, Coast High School. The Huntington Beach Union High School District is a public school district serving portions of the Orange County cities of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Westminster. ... Edison High School is a secondary school located in Huntington Beach, California which first began operation in 1969. ... Name Huntington Beach High School Address 1905 Main Street Huntington Beach, California 92648 Satellite image Established 1906 Community Suburban Type Public Students 2,544 students xxxx boys xxxx girls Ethnic Composition Statistics American Indian/Alaskan Native 6. ... Marina High School (Marina) is a secondary school located in the northwest corner of Huntington Beach, California which first began operating in 1963. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this school-related article may require cleanup. ... Fountain Valley High Schools Crest Logo Fountain Valley High School (or FVHS) is a California Distinguished public high school located in Fountain Valley, California. ...


Huntington Beach High School, which is the district's flagship school, celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2006.


The city has two elementary school districts: Huntington Beach City with 9 schools and Ocean View with 15.


Climate

The climate is generally sunny, dry and cool, although evenings can be excessively damp. In the morning and evening, there are often strong breezes, 15 mph (25 km/h). Ocean water temperatures average 55 to 65 °F (10 to 15 °C). In the summer, temperatures rarely exceed 85 °F (25 °C). In the winter, temperatures rarely fall below 40 °F (4 °C), even on clear nights.[4] There are about 10 inches (250 mm) of rain, almost all in mid-winter. Frost occurs only rarely on the coldest winter nights.


The area is annually affected by "June Gloom", caused by the cool air of the Pacific meeting the warm air over the land. This results in overcast and foggy conditions in May and June. June Gloom (also May Gray) is a local term for a Southern California weather pattern that results in overcast skies with low to moderate temperatures during the early summer (sometimes referred to as May Gray when it occurs in late spring). ...


Economy

Huntington Beach also sits above a large natural salt dome containing oil. Although the oil is mostly depleted, extraction continues at a slow rate, and still provides significant local income. There are only two off-shore extraction facilities left, however, and the day is not far off when oil production in the city will cease and tourism will replace it as the primary revenue source for resident industry. A salt dome is formed when a thick bed of evaporite minerals (mainly salt, or halite) found at depth intrudes vertically into surrounding rock strata, forming a diapir. ...


New outdoor shopping malls are being built on either side of Main Street on PCH. These constructions will interfere with the views of some downtown residential homes and restaurants. The city is also discussing closing off Main Street to cars from PCH (Highway 1) through the retail shopping and restaurant areas, making it a pedestrian zone only.


Huntington Beach has an off-shore oil terminus for the tankers that support the Alaska Pipeline. The terminus pipes run inland to a refinery in Santa Fe Springs. Huntington Beach also has the Gothard-Talbert terminus for the Orange County portion of the pipeline running from the Chevron El Segundo refinery. Map of the pipeline The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), sometimes called the Alyeska Pipeline or Alaska Pipeline, is a major US oil pipeline connecting oil fields in northern Alaska to a sea port where the oil can be shipped to the Lower 48 states for refining. ...


Several hotels have been constructed on the inland side of Pacific Coast Highway (California Highway 1) within view of the beach, just southeast of the pier. State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ...


Huntington Beach contains a major installation of Boeing, formerly McDonnell-Douglas. A number of installations on the Boeing campus were originally constructed to service the Apollo Program, most notably the production of the S-IVB upper stage for the Saturn IB and Saturn V rockets, and some nearby telephone poles are still marked "Apollo Dedicated Mission Control Line." The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America (NASA) using the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn launch vehicle, conducted during the years 1961 – 1975. ... The S-IVB (sometimes S4b) was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company and served as the third stage on the Saturn V and second stage on the Saturn IB. It had one J-2 engine. ... The Saturn IB was an uprated version of the Saturn I, which featured a much more powerful second stage, the S-IVB. Unlike the earlier Saturn I, the IB had enough throw weight to launch the Apollo Command/Service Module or Lunar Module into Earth orbit, which made it invaluable... For the moon designated Saturn V, see Rhea. ...


Huntington Beach contains the administrative headquarters of Sea Launch, a commercial space vehicle launch enterprise whose largest stockholder is Boeing. Sea Launch command ship Sea Launch Commander Sea Launch is a spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile sea platform for equatorial launches of commercial payloads on specialized Zenit 3SL rockets. ...


Huntington Beach contains a small industrial district in its northwest corner, near the borders with Westminster and Seal Beach.


Safety

The fourth incarnation of the Huntington Beach Pier

Fire protection in Huntington Beach is provided by the Huntington Beach Fire Department. Law enforcement is provided by the Huntington Beach Police Department. Its life guards are recognized as some of the best in the world with a top notch safety record. It has an active Community Emergency Response Team training program, that trains citizens as FEMA-Certified Disaster Service Workers as a part of a free program run by the fire department's Office of Emergency Services. Image File history File links Terminus of the Huntington Beach, California Pier File links The following pages link to this file: Huntington Beach, California ... Image File history File links Terminus of the Huntington Beach, California Pier File links The following pages link to this file: Huntington Beach, California ... Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ... The Huntington Beach Fire Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Huntington Beach, California. ... In the United States a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), sometimes known as a Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), or Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET), is a group of volunteer emergency workers who have received basic training in disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue... New FEMA seal The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is an agency of the United States government dedicated to swift response in the event of disasters, both natural and man-made. ...


Emergency services are also provided at State Beach locations. Peace Officers and lifeguards can be found at Bolsa Chica & Huntington State Beach. Such services consist of: aquatic rescues, boat rescues, first aid and law enforcement. All services are provided by the State of California, Dept. Parks & Recreation. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Huntington State Beach is a protected beach in Southern California, located in the City of Huntington Beach in Orange County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Huntington Beach is also one of the most emergency-prone settled areas on the West Coast of the United States. [citation needed] This is a direct result of its attractive geographic features. The beach was naturally constructed by the Santa Ana River's delta. Some settled areas of Huntington Beach lie within the 100-year and 50-year flood zone. Some parts of the delta require powered pumping to remove water during heavy rains. Some parts do not drain effectively at all, and in these areas, local flooding is common during heavy rain (although this threat is remote and poses no danger to human life). The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ...


In 1926, the Santa Ana River dam failed, and flash-flooded its entire delta. The southern oceanic terminus of this delta is now a settled area of Huntington Beach. The distant dam is still functional, but silting up, which is expected to reduce its storage volume, and therefore its effectiveness at flood-prevention. The flood and dam-endangered areas are protected by a levee, but lenders require expensive flood insurance in the delta. There have been serious discussions to eliminate the need for flood insurance and this requirement has already been waived in some areas and may one day no longer be considered a credible threat. The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ... Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ...


Since it is a seaside city, Huntington Beach has had tsunami warnings, storm surge (its pier has been rebuilt three times), sewage spills, tornadoes and waterspouts. The cold offshore current prevents hurricanes. The Pier that was rebuilt in the 90s was engineered to withstand severe storms or earthquakes. For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... Huntington Beach Pier The Huntington Beach Pier is a publicly owned pier located in Huntington Beach, California. ...


Large fractions of the settled delta are in earthquake liquefaction zones above known active faults. Most of the local faults are named after city streets. Earthquake liquefaction, often referred to simply as liquefaction, is the process by which saturated, unconsolidated soil or sand is converted into a suspension during an earthquake. ...


Many residents (and even city hall) live within sight and sound of active oil extraction and drilling operations. These occasionally spew oil, causing expensive clean-ups. Large parts of the developed land have been contaminated by heavy metals from the water separated from oil.


The local oil has such extreme mercury contamination that metallic mercury is regularly drained from oil pipelines and equipment. Oil operations increase when the price of oil rises. Some oil fields have been approved for development. The worst-polluted areas have been reclaimed as parks. At least one Superfund site, too contaminated to be a park, is at the junction of Magnolia and Hamilton streets, near Edison High School. In town planning, brownfield land is an area of land previously used or built upon, as opposed to industry or mining and therefore may be contaminated by hazardous waste or pollution. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site CERCLA is an acronym for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675 (commonly known as the Superfund), which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11, 1980 in response to the Love Canal...


The city's Emergency Operations Coordinator has said that, in a nuclear war, the city would probably be severely damaged in a first-strike against military targets. [citation needed] Because Huntington Beach adjoins Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, and the center stores munitions (widely believed to include nuclear weapons), the Center is likely to be first-strike target for ground-burst thermonuclear weapons. Huntington Beach also includes a very large Boeing installation, which is an attractive strategic target. Nuclear War is a card game designed by Douglas Malewicki, and originally published in 1966. ... Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Concord, Fallbrook, and San Diego, all also in California. ...


"Surf City USA" Trademarks

Huntington Beach filed four applications to register the Surf City USA trademark in November of 2004. A ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released on May 12, 2006, awarded three trademark registrations to Huntington Beach; six additional trademark registrations have been granted since this time and four other Surf City USA trademarks are under consideration.[5] Huntington Beach has already introduced the Surf City USA® Beach Cruiser by Felt Bicycles[6] and other licensed products.[7] On October 12, 2006, Flotsam of California, a T-shirt vendor in Santa Cruz, CA, after receiving a cease and desist letter to stop selling t-shirts reading "Surf City USA", filed a lawsuit[8] against the nonprofit Huntington Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. “(TM)” redirects here. ... The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Downtown Santa Cruz Santa Cruz is the county seat of Santa Cruz County, California, United States. ... Cease-and-desist is a legal term meaning essentially stop: It is used in demands for a person or organization to stop doing something (to cease and desist from doing it). ... It has been suggested that civil trial be merged into this article or section. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ...


City police and government controversies

Former pro-development mayor, Pam Julien Houchen, was sentenced in September 2006 to a 37-month sentence and ordered to pay $140,000 in restitution for a scheme that illegally converted Huntington Beach apartments into condominiums.[9] There are two meanings of condominium In international law, a condominium is a territory in which two sovereign powers have equal rights. ...


Former mayor Dave Garofalo pleaded guilty to a felony and 15 misdemeanors and was sentenced to community service and probation for violating conflict-of-interest laws in January 2002.[10][11] A conflict of interest is a situation in which someone in a position of trust, such as a lawyer, a politician, or an executive or director of a corporation, has competing professional or personal interests. ...


Former mayor Jack Kelly was fined $4,000 by the Fair Political Practices Commission on two counts of improper financial disclosure in 1988.[12]


18 year old Ashley MacDonald was shot and killed by police on the early morning of August 25, 2006 in an empty park. MacDonald had an argument with her mother, grabbed a knife and slashed her mother. She then ran out of the house and went to a city park down the street. Officers found MacDonald in the park with the knife in her hand and with bloody clothes. Officers repeatedly ordered MacDonald to drop the knife, but instead she started walking towards the officers. At which time the two police officers shot her. The events surrounding the shooting are in dispute between the police department, witnesses and MacDonald's family. The family has since filed a $20 million lawsuit against the police department.[13]


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 81.7 km² (31.6 mi²). 68.3 km² (26.4 mi²) of it is land and 13.4 km² (5.2 mi²) of it (16.38%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


The entire city of Huntington Beach lies in the 714 Area Code, except for small parts of Huntington Harbour (along with Sunset Beach, the unincorporated community adjacent to Huntington Harbour), which is 562 Area Code. Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 714 in red North American area code 714 is a California telephone area code which was split from area code 213 as a flash-cut sometime during 1951. ... 562 is the telephone area code for much of the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County, California, including Long Beach and surrounding cities such as Cerritos, Lakewood, Downey, Norwalk, and Whittier. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 189,594 people, 73,657 households, and 47,729 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,773.9/km² (7,183.6/mi²). There were 75,662 housing units at an average density of 1,107.0/km² (2,866.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.22% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 9.34% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 5.81% from other races, and 3.94% from two or more races. 14.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 73,657 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $78,024, and the median income for a family was $95,378. Adult males had a median income of $52,018 versus $38,046 for adult females. The per capita income for the city was $36,964. About 4.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The unemployment rate in Huntington Beach is one of the lowest among large (over 100,000) cities in the United States at 1.9% [15]


Trivia

  • A live camera is set up at Huntington Beach and shown on a screen at Hollister, a California themed apparel store.
  • Dean Torrence, from the 1960s Pop group, Jan and Dean, who co-authored the famous song "Surf City" (#1 in 1963) said that Huntington Beach embodies the song's spirit of freedom and California fun.[14]
  • The city is mentioned in the Beach Boys song Surfin' Safari and in Surfer Joe by The Surfaris.[15]
  • It is also home of UFC fighters Tito Ortiz and David "Tank" Abbott.[citation needed]
  • The metal band Avenged Sevenfold grew up and currently reside here. Lead guitarist Synyster Gates has said he enjoys nothing more than cruising Huntington Beach on his chopper.[citation needed]
  • The members of the band hellogoodbye (named after the popular Beatles song Hello, Goodbye) originate from Huntington Beach and currently have had mainstream success with their album Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!.[citation needed]
  • Pro Skateboarder Tosh Townend grew up in Huntington Beach and still currently resides there.[citation needed]
  • Former NHL hockey player John Blue is from Huntington Beach.
  • Willie Aames attended school here.
  • New York Yankees pitcher Ian Kennedy was born in Huntington Beach.
  • Former german national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann lives in Huntington Beach. During his two years as coach, he was often critized for "sitting over there in California" instead of being in Germany and watch Bundesliga.

Hollister can refer to: Hollister Ranch, a ranch north of Santa Barbara, California, USA. Hollister, California, a place in the United States. ... Jan Berry (April 3, 1941, Los Angeles -- March 26, 2004) and Dean Torrence (born March 10, 1940, Los Angeles) were a rock and roll duo popular from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. ... Jan & Dean were a rock and roll duo, popular from the late 1950s through the mid 1960s, consisting of William Jan Berry (3 April 1941 – 26 March 2004) and Dean Ormsby Torrence (born 10 March 1940). ... First formed in 1961, The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band that gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls and cars. ... Surfin Safari is the title of a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for The Beach Boys. ... The Surfaris were an American surf music band formed in Glendora, California in 1962. ... Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz aka The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Huntington Beach, California. ... David L. Tank Abbott (born April 26, 1965 in Huntington Beach, California) is a Mixed martial arts fighter whose fighting style is self-described as Pit fighting, a style he developed fighting on the streets of Huntington Beach, California. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... Synyster Gates (born Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. ... For the song by The Beatles, see Hello, Goodbye. ... ... Tosh Townend Tosh Townend (b. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... John Stuart Blue was born in New York City on 29 August 1902, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1925. ... Willie Aames (born Albert William Upton July 15, 1960 in Orange County, California, USA) is an actor best known for the roles of Buddy Lembeck on Charles in Charge, Tommy Bradford on Eight is Enough and the voice of Hank on Dungeons & Dragons, the cartoon. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... For the British academic, lawyer and bioethicist, see Sir Ian Kennedy. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... The Bundesliga (plural: -ligen) (Federal League, meaning nation-wide league) is the name for the premier league of any sport in Austria and Germany. ...

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