Country Music Capitol of Surf City

Huntington Beach has had its share of country music but has never been known as the epi-center of the genre. More of an Indie, jazz, blues and rock kind of town, Surf City has lacked places for country fans to go. Schooner at Sunset recently has delivered steady, solid doses of contemporary country and rockabilly for […]

Ray Silver Heading for Ketchum, Idaho

Former Huntington Beach City Administrator Ray Silver has been hired as the new interim city administrator after working in California for several decades in city governments ranging from Coronado to Upland, HB, Westminster, and even the County of Orange. Silver starts his new job on March 4, 2014, in the beautiful Wood River Valley (next […]

State Beach Parking Adds Phone Pay Options in Huntington Beach

New sign at Huntington State Beach says “Hourly Parking, Pay By Phone, Enter at Beach Blvd. and Stay to Left”. The new system for Bolsa Chica State Beach will provide an entrance gate at Warner and Pacific Coast Highway. A new system allows smart phone users (an estimated 61% of U.S. adult population) to use […]

Beachcruisers Meet

People love to see shiny woodies and beaches. The two go together like  surfboards and waves, and all good things that belong to each other. Your chance to see the beachcruises at beaches happens each year in March in Surf City (Huntington Beach) at the Beachruiser Meet. Don’t miss your chance to photograph these classics. […]

Kite Party

The annual flying high event known as the Kite Party is sponsored annually by the owner of Kite Connection in Huntington Beach. If the name Dave Shenkman sounds familiar, he’s the son of the founder of Rainbow Disposal, Ron Shenkman. Dave loves selling kites, kite products and flying kites, so each year he hosts a party […]

HK Army Transforms NPPL Paintball into Surf City Paintball Open

HK Army (retailer for competitive sport gear including paintball headbands and apparel) announced that it’s taking the helm of the annual paintball challenge in Huntington Beach. Held April 4-6, 2014, at Huntington Beach Pier, in a newly-named Surf City Paintball Open. In a press release from NPPL this past week, they stated: “Founded in 1992, […]

Safest California Cities 100k-200k Population

The December 2013 crime data released by the FBI shows statistics for California cities from the previous year. Eight cities in the size range of our very own Surf City (Huntington Beach) had 0 murders, but HB wasn’t one of them. Among the tourist attractions in this size of city, Temecula performed incredibly high with 0 […]

Flower Fields Open

The famous Carlsbad Flower Fields are open March 1st through early May and there’s an added bonus to a trip to see them. Within a mile you’ll find the Carlsbad Outlets shopping mall, Legoland California with a new jellyfish exhibit opening soon, and the NAMM- affiliated Museum of Making Music. You won’t be able to […]

Surf City’s Maureen Sloan Becomes Exec. Director of OCC Golf Coast

  HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. — Marketing Orange County as a premier golf destination to visitors worldwide seems easy when you have an ace player like Maureen Sloan at the helm. After an extensive industry search Ms. Sloan was selected to direct OCC Golf Coast’s efforts to showcase Orange County as a premier, year-round golf destination […]

Celebrate Our Nation’s History in Huntington Beach

Darrel R. Rivers (pictured), has loved history all his life. In addition to being raised around the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, he attends Civil War re-enactments, and is hosting the Newland House’s President’s Day Celebration, one of many such events he and the Rivers family produce. Known for their dedication to the historic […]

Surf City Comedy is Back in Town

Bob Perkell, 20 year veteran of comedy entertainment, swore when HB’s Endless Food & Fun closed its doors that his comedy spot inside the venue would not go away forever. And true to his promise, this persevering comedian who has true passion for the craft, brought comedy back in the new Fuzion opening in the […]

Bruce Jones Gone, Never Forgotten Among Surf Community

Things started looking sad when Bruce Jones surfboard shop on Pacific Coast Highway showed no signs of life last year. Then as we drove by Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach and read a tribute to him this week (Jan 22) on their lighted marquee, we had to take a big gulp. Bruce Jones, a legend […]

See George Freeth Bust in Redondo Beach

This year the Huntington Beach surfing community is honoring 100 years of surfing in HB. One of the icons of surfing here is George Freeth. His story is incredible, and its about time that he got his just dues in Huntington. But if you really want to read the story of Freeth’s life, head for […]

Mavericks is ON for 2014 – GREEN LIGHT

Fans of big wave surfing get to watch it broadcast for the first time in 2014 on the internet or TV as Mavericks Invitational set its date for Friday, January 24. This exciting event can include waves that exceed 50 feet! So big are these waves that the event is an invitation only festival of the […]

Christmas at the Beach Was at Total Blast!

Bolsa Chica State Beach hosted their 2nd annual Christmas at the Beach last week and it was a blast! Surfing Santa arrived on a Lifeguard motorcraft and spoke to girls & boys about their Christmas wishes. Bonfires at the beach, free hot dogs and beverages, Christmas crafts for the kids and an awesome sunset in […]

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