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we’d take a moment to remind every-

one of a simple concept, especially

applicable here in Huntington Beach with

the passion and involvement many of our
residents have in our online community
forum pages. This holds

HB Named Top 100 true in most aspects of
life, but particularly
in law enforce-
Huntington Beach (known as HB to locals) is nick- ment…things are
untington Beach has been named one of the named “Surf City USA” for its 9.5-mile stretch of not always as they

Top 100 Best Places to Live 2018 by Livabil- beachfront that is ideal for watching world-class seem., outpacing more than 2,100 cities surfers catch waves. In fact, Huntington Beach hosts Yep, we know. No kid-
(with populations between 20,000 and 350,000) in the World Surfing Championships each summer, and ding, right? But in 2017, there were a
this data-driven ranking. the International Surfing Museum is part of the city’s number of cases that were tried online by
The list is an exclusive, independent, editorial rank- colorful downtown district. Huntington Beach Hospi- the public before the suspect in the case
even got to the back door of the jail. And
ing by The 2018 ranking builds on a tal provides quality healthcare, and the city scores
yes, we know everyone has a right to
process initially developed with one of the high in education with Golden West College their opinion, but truth is some of these
world’s leading urban theorists, Richard and Huntington Beach Union High School cases were put onto social media by the
Florida.’s research team District. Also, many local residents are eventual suspects in the case who
worked with the University of involved in civic causes. claimed to be the victims.
Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute Spread the good news by posting One case included an incident off PCH
and later with The Initiative for Cre- the attached badge on your website or near 1st Street when a homeless man with
ativity and Innovation in Cities at e-newsletter, and share your ranking a hatchet reportedly attacked some by-
New York University’s Schools of on social media using the hashtag standers for no reason. But after an ex-
Professional Studies a program he #BestPlaces2018. (Don’t forget to tag tensive investigation by our detectives,
directed along with Steven Pedigo. @Livability!) Also be sure to sign up which included witness statements and a
“The 2018 Best Place to Live list in- for our newsletter to stay in the loop on statement from one of the reporting
party’s own friends, turns out the person
cludes a fascinating mix of familiar all the Best Places news and updates.
claiming to have been attacked without
cities and first-timers that are starting Again, congratulations on making the provocation was actually the primary ag-
to carve out a reputation as wonderful places to List of Top 100 Best Places to gressor. The real suspect broke the vic-
live,” says Winona Dimeo-Ediger,’s Live. tim’s nose and caused a skull fracture.
managing editor. “It’s great to see these under-the- For more information about the rankings, or to The Orange County District Attorney’s
radar cities getting more attention on a national scale schedule an interview, please contact office declined to file any charges on the
— and the accolades are certainly well-deserved.” Winona Dimeo-Ediger, Livability’s Managing Edi- homeless male after determining he acted
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, tor, at in self defense.
Another incident from last year in-
cluded a case from our downtown area.
NEW Development Downtown Last March when our officers responded

to a fight downtown near the Thunder
wenty new condominiums approved in downtown will include about 5,000 square feet of retail space Burgrz Pizza restaurant, there were mul-
Huntington Beach. on the ground floor. The Peter Zehnder, listed as the tiple people involved in a fight that re-
A four-story project located on the 4th block of developer says this will be the first for-sale residential sulted in injuries and an arrest of two
Main Street on a long time vacant lot. Development project in downtown Huntington Beach in some 20 suspects based on the statements of wit-
years. The site was nesses at the scene. After the arrests, de-
tectives conducted a thorough
formerly the long time investigation, which included follow-up
Mandic Motors busi- interviews, multiple sources of other ev-
ness location. idence and independent witnesses who
were contacted after the night of the in-
At the end of their investigation, detec-
A rendering de-
picts a 20-unit con- tives discovered that the evidence contra-
dominium complex dicted the initial statements and resulted
with 5,000 square in no charges being filed on those ar-
feet of ground-floor rested.
retail space that the We have countless more examples, but
Huntington Beach this year we are asking the members of
Planning Commis- this fine community to remember that
sion approved for good police work takes time. And the first
414-424 Main St. thing you see on social media doesn’t al-
(Courtesy of city of ways mean it is the correct thing.
Huntington Beach)
Happy posting this year and let’s keep
it classy in 2018.
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Huntington Beach Police Department

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History of White House I Saw an Amazing

Football Game This
Profanity Year on TV:
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. the portrait of the first president. 1) The player's hair fit under their helmets.
Being president is so stressful, one study says, it According to Lincoln, Allen replied: 2) No tattoos could be seen.
can actually take years off a person’s life. The role There is nothing to make an Englishman shit 3) There were no outlandish end zone cel-
of commander in chief has been called “the world’s quicker than the sight of General George Washing- ebrations.
hardest job,” one so well-known for turning men’s ton.” 4) There was no taunting.
hair gray that the phenomenon even has a name: 5) Opposition players helped each other up
“the White House effect.” Lyndon B. Johnson after a play.
So it probably comes as no surprise that the LBJ was a particularly creative curser. Rolling 6) Footballs were not spiked or left for the
revered leaders of the free world have let a few four- Stone said his language was “salted with profanity” referee to retrieve; they were handed to the
letter words fly at work. and that “few if any presidents have been quite as referee.
On Thursday, President Trump managed single- coarse as Johnson.” 7) No one took a knee on the sidelines.
handedly to anger people on at least three continents Fun Johnson fact, according to the magazine: He 9) Players stood at attention during the
with his comments about immigrants from “shithole often spoke with Cabinet members while sitting on playing of the National Anthem.
countries,” remarks that U.N. human rights the toilet with the door open. 10) It's great to watch an Army / Navy
spokesman Rupert Colville called “racist.” Johnson was once asked why he didn’t take one game.

Grins &
Trump’s offending stance on immigration aside, of Richard Nixon’s speeches more seriously when
the president joins a long line of men whose filthy he was Senate majority leader and Nixon was vice
and occasionally extremely creative use of the more president.
vulgar parts of the English language would make LBJ responded:

Mitt Romney blush. “Boys, I may not know much, but I do know the
difference between
chicken shit and
chicken salad.”

Harry S. Truman John was on his deathbed and gasped piti-

According to fully, "Give me one last request, dear," he
CNN, Harry S. Tru- said.
man once told Time
Magazine why, ex- "Of course, John," his wife said softly.
actly, he fired Gen.
Douglas MacArthur: "Six months after I die," John said, "I want
“I didn’t fire him you to marry Bob."
What separates Trump and other modern presi- because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he
dents from their oil-painted predecessors is the near was, but that’s not against the law for generals. If it "But I thought you hated Bob," she said..
ubiquity of recording devices, social media and a was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail.”
21st-century public that parses a president’s every With his last breath John said, "I do!"
utterance in real time. Andrew Jackson’s parrot
But if we’re really honest, do we think Abraham Andrew Jackson once bought an African
Lincoln talked about consecrated and hallowed gray parrot named Poll for his wife, accord-
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ground all the time? Or that the worst thing Franklin ing to the Tennessean. But when the first
D. Roosevelt said about Adolf Hitler was that he lady died, the parrot spent a lot of time with
Shop Locally was a “very mean dictator”? Old Hickory, and apparently soaked up
John F. Kennedy’s soaring eloquence helped the some of the president’s choice phrases.
country make strides on school desegregation and When Jackson died in 1845, thousands of

It Help pays the Local Bill inspired an army of youths to help people in under- people gathered to pay a final tribute —
developed nations. But he was also a sailor. along with one talking parrot that was ap-
Even our most revered leaders have had the oc- parently riled up by the crowds.
casional (or in Lyndon B. Johnson’s case, routine) The Rev. William Menefee Norment, who
slip of the tongue. presided over the funeral, described the
Some examples: scene.
(Warning: The following utterances of presidents, “Before the sermon and while the crowd
and a parrot, contain offensive language) was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a
household pet got excited and commenced
Abraham Lincoln swearing so loud and long as to disturb the
On several occasions, Lincoln told a story about people,” he said.
Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen’s first trip to The bird “let loose perfect gusts of ‘cuss
England after the war: words,’” so many that people were “horri-
The British, trying to poke fun at the American, fied and awed at the bird’s lack of rever-
had put a picture of George Washington in the out- ence.”
house of the home where Allen was staying. In the end, the bird refused to shut up and
One day Allen’s hosts asked whether he had seen “had to be carried from the house.”

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Chris MacDonald Fashion Retailers
On the road in Surf City
Lauren Hamer CheatSheet the budget-friendly shoe-store chain closed
t seems like we hear reports of a retailer’s 673 stores. Now Payless is searching for a
The Local News demise every day. Even perceived main-
stay Toys R Us is down for the count.
new leader who will help them get creative
concerning a strategy for competing with on-
Many stores are in danger, and even restau- line shoe companies. The Kansas-based re-
rants aren’t immune to the stress of the un- tailer faces an uncertain future to say the
By Chris MacDonald, Writer/Photographer,
forgiving market. Many fashion retailers are least.

45th Anniversary
HB Ambassador/The Local News Columnist
Long-Time Cake Box Customer making last-ditch efforts to lure customers
back. But the fashion industry is nothing if 7. Gap
not cutthroat, and only the strong will sur- Shoppers everywhere have turned their

of Baking Excellence
vive. These 20 fashion retailers are desper- backs on Gap, as the company hasn’t posted
ately trying to attract customers but failing winning sales numbers in years. Many say
miserably. the company that owns Gap, Banana Repub-
lic, Old Navy, and Athleta is struggling to de-

in HB
1. Nike fine what Gap stands for.
Although Nike’s international sales are But the retailer’s leaders swear they are far
doing fine (China sales rose 9%), the com- from dead and that their best days are ahead.
pany’s shares ranked as the worst performing This is due in large part to Old Navy’s recent

Dow stock of 2016. Since North America success. But when a company considers suc-
makes up 40% of Nike’s sales, this is not cessful quarters to be those in which sales
good. Adidas is on the up-and-up as it sur- numbers remain flat rather than negative, the
passed Nike’s Jumpman 23 Michael Jordan trouble is still there.
hef Paul Gauweiler, whose pas- tomers ever since. Chef David of Ameri-
line to become the second-bestselling
tries have been enjoyed around the can Idol Fame has hired Paul for years,
sneaker brand this fall. Nike face a couple 8. Macy’s
world, is celebrating his 45th An- and other clients have been Disneyland’s
major hurdles: a struggling apparel industry, It’s no secret that the big department stores
niversary at The Cake Box in HB at 6054 Club 33, The Anaheim Ducks, Olympic
crowded athleisure market, and changing are hit hardest during the retail apocalypse.
Warner Avenue. Gold Medal Diver Sammy Lee, Holly-
sneaker trends. Macy’s is closing stores and laying off em-
The jovial, hard-working 80-year-old, wood Actor/Screenwriter Howard
ployees as a result of ongoing profit misfor-
who earned his Master Pastry Degree at George, Harbor House Restaurants and
2. Loft tunes. The Wall Street Journal even reported
24 in Germany, still works 12 hours a day, others all around the country and around
To be specific, pretty much all stores Macy’s fielded an offer from Hudson’s Bay
6 days a week, creating masterpieces, the world.
owned by Ascena Retail Group are strug- about a takeover.
such as his Baumkuchen (long, spiral tree He occasionally gets tips but one elated
gling. The company owns Ann Taylor, Loft, But Macy’s won’t go down without a
cakes with 8 to 20 layers baked over gas- customer blew him away recently. “She
Lane Bryant, and Dress Barn — all have fight. It’s plowing forward, luring wayward
fired flames). He ships them all over the asked me if I’d seen the spectacular pro-
seen better days. Of course, competitor suc- customers back into stores with a new loyalty
country and world. duction, Shen Yun. I said I couldn’t afford
cess only makes things worse for the fashion program allowing shoppers to accumulate
The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, it. The next day she handed me an enve-
retailers as they continue to lose customer points and other discounts depending on how
Orange County Register and KTLA-TV lope with two $100 bills in it to go see the
loyalty to stores such as T.J.Maxx and Mar- much they spend.
have featured the Hannover native’s inter- production. She said the Lord told her to
shalls. The group is scrounging for rent re-
national culinary excellence, which he de- do it!”
ductions and looking to close stores 9. Neiman Marcus
veloped in his native Germany and The humble baker said the worst thing
nationwide after profits shrunk. Iconic retailer Neiman Marcus failed its
France. to happen was long ago when he was
first attempt to sell the company in 2017, and
While he was a Pastry Chef in France, making a wedding cake. “I forgot to put
3. Eddie Bauer it faces massive debt as a result. Its CEO
the woman, who would become his wife, sugar in the strawberry filling, so I added
The outdoor clothing retailer known for blames the decline in sales on shoppers be-
Irene, was a chef preparing salads in the a scoop of salt, thinking it was sugar. Nor-
coming “far less loyal,”
same hotel. The native of Argentina helps mally I taste what I’m preparing but
thanks to internet shopping
Paul, as does his son, Eric (who labors all didn’t this time. It wasn’t funny then but
and price comparisons. To
night preparing baked goods); grandson, I can laugh about it now.”
be fair, it’s not the only re-
Brandon; friend, Vance Goodman (deliv- For many years, Paul baked cakes at
tailer struggling to keep cus-
eryman for 20 years) and Laura Jimenez, cost that were shipped to our troops in
tomers, but closing 10 Last
Afghanistan and Iraq. His good
Call stores won’t help attract
deeds were featured in television
new buyers moving for-
news shows all over.
TOP: Chef Paul Gauweiler 10. Kmart
pointing to the site where his Online retailers like Ama-
store is located now in a photo zon are killing business for
of the area in the 1960s. There many retailers, including
was a barn where his busi- this struggling company. Ac-
ness is now located; BOT- cording to Forbes, Kmart
TOM: A collage featuring Chef has closed more than 200
Paul Gauweiler with Laura stores in 2017, with plans to
Jimenez. close an additional 150 be-
heavy-duty flannels and durable jackets is at- fore the year’s end. The company, which re-
tempting to crawl out of debt. A previous at- ported a second-quarter loss of $251 million
tempt to find a buyer in 2014 flopped, so in sales, had nearly 3,400 stores in 2007.


Eddie Bauer hired an adviser to slash debt Now it’s focusing on opening smaller stores
and try again. According to USA Today, with specialties in addition to its 1,400 left-
Moody’s analyst Dan Altieri blamed the re- over retail locations.
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tailer’s decision to stay competitive by slash-

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ing prices as the primary reason for dismal 11. Quiksilver
sales and profit margins. Foot traffic was once an issue for Califor-
nia-based surfwear company Quiksilver, but
Precision hair cutting and Beautiful hair color 4. J. Crew a turnaround with a new owner and a new
J. Crew took a risk that didn’t pay off. An name — Boardrider — could help stabilize
Men, women and children welcome unfortunate rebrand from trendy and afford- the business. Boardrider also owns Roxy and
able to high-end and uninspired left cus- DC Shoes. It plans to rebrand these strug-
tomers confused and uninterested. Add a gling stores to millennials via the hotel and
Offering complimentary neck shaves and bangtrims!
multitude of C-Suite shakeups, including los- hospitality business.
ing the head designer and seasoned CEO, “It’s a way to showcase our brand and in-
Scalp massage with every service!
and it’s clear why J. Crew is struggling to crease the experience we offer our con-
stay afloat. The company has about $2.1 bil- sumers,” Quiksilver President Greg Healy
a superb cake decorator, who has worked The funniest thing to happen to me in
lion in debt, with no foreseeable relief in told The Orange County Register. “It’s not
or ! there for over 5 years. The Cake Box was when an elderly Ger-
f sight. only apparel, it also has a food and beverage
“One of the best things to ever happen man lady came in and I was showing her


da ation element and a music element. We want to use
to us was hiring Laura, who takes cake Paul’s great cookies and cakes. She

l 0
to 5. Pacific Sunwear it to turn around the business in North Amer-

Ca 4-18
in nsult decorating classes at Orange Coast Col- turned to me and said, “You are the Prop-
Once a staple in every young person’s Cal- ica.”
e lege,” said the elder cake statesman, a for- aganda Minister!”
ifornia-inspired wardrobe, surfwear retailer
Comfree co mer head pastry chef at Harvey’s Lake Brian Cizek, inventor of The Aqua Clip
PacSun is poised to fade away with the tide 12. JCPenney

Tahoe, and at the Disneyland Hotel. Beverage Bottle Holder, has been coming
after filing for bankruptcy protection in late JCPenney is going, going, and will likely

a “She’s top notch just like my wife, son to The Cake Box since it launched in

2016. Some blame its poor performance in be gone soon. By summer’s end they’ve
and grandson.” 1973. "It was the delicious go-to place for

recent years on offering styles similar to closed 14% of its locations (138 stores), end-

While he was at Mickey Mouse’s fa- our Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops," he
those from competitors. Store closings are ing in major liquidation sales that drew back

vorite hotel, where he created pastries for said. "Paul and Irene were always so nice
expected, as the chain hasn’t posted prof- some customers. Although the retailer has
many celebrities like Lionel Hampton, he and accommodating then and they still are
20% off color services
itable sales figures since 2008, according to shed its excess weight, things haven’t im-
happened to read about a bakery for sale today!"
10% off haircuts The Fashion Law. proved. JCPenney still has a net loss of $242
at Springdale and Warner in Huntington Be sure and check out his bakery for
million. The Christmas season may be the
10% off next time when you book next appt. today! Beach. yourself—in person or at thecake-
6. Payless make-or-break moment for the classic fash-
The HB resident leased the facility and You can also call him
After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, ion retailer.
6 has been creating pastries for happy cus- at: (714) 842-9132. 7
The information contained in this column does not necessarily
reflect the opinion of The Local News.
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By: Ray Schneider, PhD 38. Order to stop crime against law enforce-

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1. Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch. ment.
Other Great Locations:
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• Costa Mesa

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3. He took us out of TPP. 40. Stopped companies from moving out of
• Lake Forest
4. Illegal immigration is now down 70% America.
(the lowest in 17 years). 41. Promoted businesses to create American
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at index 125.6. 42. Encouraged country to once again — By Chad Thornburg Hunter Greene. fall.

6. Mortgage applications for new homes Buy American and hire American. COMPTON, Calif. -- When Kyle Higashioka earned his Many of them, like Higashioka, are still engaged with the "I'm hungry to get back on that squad, hopefully perma-
• Newport Beach rise to a seven year high. 43. Cutting regulations 2 for every one cre- callup with the Yankees last April, he became the latest MLB academy by making visits, assisting with clinics or instruction nently," Higashioka said. "We'll just see how it unfolds."

• Corona Del Mar

7. Arranged from 7% to 24% Tariff on lum- ated. Youth Academy alumnus to break through to the big leagues. or fundraising. They've established a culture of giving back Chad Thornburg is a reporter for based in Los
ber from Canada. 44. Review of all trade agreements to make Higashioka was among the first youth athletes to compete with each generation of athletes paying it forward to the next. Angeles.
• San Clemente 8. Bids for border wall are well underway.
9. Pulled out of the lopsided Paris accord.
sure they are America first.
45. Apprentice program.
at the Compton academy, which first opened its doors in 2006 "What's kind of interesting is

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10. Keystone pipeline approved. 46. Highest manufacturing surge in 3 years. softball talent in the Southern California area. The 27-year- said Derrell Miller, a former
11. NATO allies boost spending by 4.3% 47. $78 Billion promised reinvestment from old catcher returned to his old haunts Thursday, looking to Major Leaguer who now serves
12. Allowing VA to terminate bad employ- major businesses like Exxon, Bayer, Apple, re-establish a connection with a place that featured promi- as MLB's vice president for youth
ees. SoftBank, and Toyota. nently in his development. and facility development. "We
13. Allowing private healthcare choices for 48. Denied FBI a new building. "I figured it'd be good for me to kind of use whatever plat- never said, 'Hey, by the way, you

714.960.9696 veterans.
14. More than 600,000. Jobs created.
15. Median household income at a 7 year
49. $700 million saved with F-35 renegoti-
50. Saves $22 million by reducing white
house payroll.
form I have to give back, and this is one of the places that re-
ally made an impression on me," Higashioka said.
Higashioka, who grew up in nearby Huntington Beach,
Calif., toured the facility, which has undergone significant
guys owe us, you better come
back.' But these guys all know
what got them there.
"They're really looking to give
16. The Stock Market is at the highest ever 51. Dept. of treasury reports a $182 billion renovations and improvements in the years since he played back because they appreciate
in its history. surplus for April 2017 (2nd largest in his- there, and spoke with a few local youth teams. He hopes to what was given to them."
17. China agreed to American import of tory.) help support the Compton academy by fundraising in the fu- Higashioka, a seventh-round
beef. 52. Negotiated the release of 6 US humani- ture. Draft pick by the Yankees in
18. $89 Billion saved in regulation roll- tarian workers held captive in Egypt. The academy provides free baseball and softball instruc- 2008, has come a long
backs. 53. Gas prices lowest in more than 12 years. tion, as well as educational and vocational training for young way since his days at
19. Rollback of A Regulation to boost coal 54. Signed An Executive Order To Promote athletes in the community, many of whom may not otherwise the academy, logging
mining. Energy Independence And Economic have access to these opportunities. The success of the Comp- nine years in the Minor
20. MOAB for ISIS. Growth. ton academy eventually became the blueprint for MLB to ex- Leagues before making

21. Travel ban reinstated. 55. Has already accomplished more to stop pand its reach with additional facilities in Cincinnati, Dallas, his MLB debut on April
22. Executive order for religious freedom. government interference into people's lives Houston, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Washington. 10 last season, when
23. Jump started NASA. than any President in the history of Amer- "Me being from Huntington Beach, I didn't have to worry Gary Sanchez landed
24. $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping ica. about equipment or finding a place to play," Higashioka said. on the disabled list. Hi-

budget. 56. President Trump has worked with Con- "[For] underprivileged kids or kids that maybe baseball is a gashioka played in nine
25. Targeting of MS13 gangs. gress to pass more legislation in his first 100 tough game for them to afford, it gives them a level playing games (five starts) last
26. Deporting violent illegal immigrants. days than any President since Truman. field with kids who don't have to worry about that stuff." season, and he now has
Play it safe - never touch 27. Signed 41 bills to date. 57. Has given head executive of each Major Leaguers such as Anthony Gose, Mike Moustakas, an opportunity to con-
28. Created a commission on child traffick- branches 6 month time Frame dated march Freddie Freeman, Dominic Smith, J.P. Crawford and Higash- tribute to a team ex-
ing. 15 2017, to trim the fat. restructure and im- ioka's Yankees' teammate Aaron Hicks are alumni of the pro- pected to contend for a
anything caught in a
29. Created a commission on voter fraud. prove efficiency of their branch. (Observe gram, as is last year's No. 2 overall Draft pick, Reds prospect World Series title this
30. Created a commission for opioids addic- the push-back the leaks the lies as en-
power line.
tion. trenched POWER refuses to go silently into
31. Giving power to states to drug test un- that good night!) Surf City Optimist-
employment recipients. 58. Last, Refused his Presidential Pay
If an object gets caught in a power
line, call SCE at (800) 611-1911 to 32. Unemployment lowest since May 2007. Check, donated it to Veterans issues. OVSD Basketball Event
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35. Created an office for illegal immigrant hear Trump hadn't done a thing! COURTESY OCEAN VIEW SCHOOL Competition’ is aimed at promoting our
At Southern California Edison, an crime victims. DISTRICT middle school students’ physical fitness,
36. Reversed Dodd-Frank. THANK YOU! early 80 boys and girls from while giving them a boost of self-confi-
37. Repealed DOT ruling which would have throughout the Ocean View dence.”
Edison International Company, we
taken power away from local governments School District’s middle schools Which basketball skills will students
for infrastructure planning. have earned a slot in the Surf City Opti- have to demonstrate? Spring View Assis-
want to help you and your family
stay safe around electricity. mist Club’s “Tri-Star Basketball Finals,” tant Principal Jenna Landero coordinated
a competition hosted by the volunteer-dri- the event with Surf City Optimist Presi-
ven Optimist Club of Huntington Beach dent Bob Eastland. She explained that
and Ocean View School District. Students dribbling will include an obstacle course
from physical education classes at Marine for speed; passing will include six at-
View, Mesa View, Spring View, and Vista tempts at a designated target; and shooting
View honed their skills in dribbling, pass- will include free throws and shooting from
For more safety tips, visit ing and shooting before compet- various areas of the court, by age.
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British Class System
ways to support the ary 27, in the Spring This photograph has been fairly famous since it was originally pub-
academic and emo- View gymnasium.
tional success of our Spring View Mid- lished in The News Chronicle in 1937, with the headline “Every picture
students,” said Su- dle School is lo- tells a story.” It shows two upper-class British youths standing with an
perintendent Carol cated at 16662 air of impetuousness next to a group of three boys who had ditched

Hansen. “The ‘Tri- Trudy Lane in school for the day. Many of them ended up having troubled lives.
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Football; a New on
Trend? Sports
W hile the New England Patriots and
Philadelphia Eagles and their fans are
By Jordan Kobritz preparing for the Super Bowl on February
resonate, rather than offend, women.
The beer industry, a major advertiser during sporting events, has begun tar-
geting women to drive growth in a basically stagnant market. Anheuser-Busch
4, not everyone will be focused on the game. brands Budweiser and Bud Light once featured women in less than compli-
Viewing, analyzing and comparing the Super Bowl ads – dubbed the “Ad mentary roles. No more. Azania Andrews,
Bowl” – is a ritual almost as old as the game itself. VP of Marketing for A-B’s Michelob
One of the themes marketers have historically used Ultra told Ad Age, “We need women to
is the depiction of women as sex objects in an effort to drink beer, so it is not to our advantage to
peddle products, particularly cars, beer and food. Two portray them negatively in any way.” A-
of the worst offenders have been Carl’s Jr. and Go- B sees millennials as another potential
Daddy. market for growth. “They (millennials)
In a 2015 Super Bowl ad Carl’s Jr.’s featured model are interacting with the world in a much
Charlotte McKinney, attired in a bikini, seductively look- more gender-neutral way," says An-
ing into the camera while preparing to chomp down on drews. "It does a brand a disservice to
an enormous cheeseburger. GoDaddy’s risqué ads with play into these old tropes.”
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and supermodel Bar Re- In fairness to marketers, the recent
faeli tried to convince us we needed a website. public attention on harassment in the
In fairness to Carl’s Jr. and GoDaddy, both advertisers workplace was not the motivating factor in their
have scaled back their objectification of women in recent effort to tone down the emphasis on sex to sell products. But given the media
years. They aren’t alone. Most brands now refrain from featuring women as coverage of the #MeToo movement, advertisers should expect additional
sex objects. According to a study conducted at Villanova University, during scrutiny on how women are portrayed in this year’s Super Bowl ads.
the past decade only 6% of Super Bowl commercials contained sexual mes-
sages. One reason for the trend may be the addition of more women on the
Jordan Kobritz is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball
creative side of the camera, although men still far outnumber women.
Another reason is the Super Bowl viewership has evolved over the years. team owner and current investor in MiLB teams. He is a Professor in
According to Ad Age, less than a decade ago the television audience for the and Chair of the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland
game was 60% men and 40% women. Last year’s Super Bowl audience was and maintains the blog: The opinions
almost evenly split, 51% men and 49% women. Perhaps more importantly, contained in this column are the author’s. Jordan can be reached at
women tend to be either the primary purchasers or the primary influencers on
the purchase of a variety of products, a fact automobile manufacturers dis- The information contained in this column does not necessarily
covered years ago. Therefore, it behooves advertisers to create messages that reflect the opinion of The Local News.
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The Perfect Spring Break Destination for Your Sign Ryan Sings His
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Where's your next getaway? villages that will give this scorpion sign the chance to forget about their 9-to-5 and

pring break is the perfect excuse to take the vacation you've always dreamed just be one with the world around them.
of. Whether you're a beach lover or desperate for an adventure, there's no time
like the present to grab your bags and make your vacation goals a reality. Need Sagittarius • November 23 - December 21 • Santorini, Greece new, young and exciting vocal-
a little inspiration? Never fear, we've consulted the stars and found the most amazing Sagittarius is easy-going, but they know what they want and won't settle for less. ist will be performing regularly
destination for every sign. When it comes to spring break, this sign wants a vacation that whisks them from
their everyday reality. Nowhere does that more beautifully than Santorini. With its
at Baci's Italian Restaurant in Hunt-
ington Beach.
Aries • March 21 - April 19 • Phuket, Thailand stunning white cottages built into a mountainside overlooking the crystal blue Aegean
Ryan Christopher will be singing
Aries wants to be amazed on vacation, and there's no place more jaw-dropping Sea, Santorini feels less like the real world and more like a gorgeous painting come
than Phuket. With their soft, sandy beaches, cultural and historic buildings in town, to life. his renditions of the Jazz Standards
vibrant markets and sumptuous foods, this tourist hot spot is the perfect place for a made famous by Frank Sinatra,
ram sign with high expectations. Capricorn • December 22 - January 18 • Mission Beach, San Diego, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin,
California Michael Buble and more, in his
Taurus • April 20 - May 20 • Walt Disney World Resort, Fla. It's literally so hard for Capricorn to take a vacation. Nothing stresses them out smooth, melodic "crooner" style.
Taurus is a child at heart, and nothing will speak to their spring break soul like a more than missing work or spending excess money. This frugal, hardworking sign Ryan Christopher will be per-
trip to Walt Disney's masterpiece theme park. With its four main parks, including needs a fun vacation destination that isn't too pricey or too far away. Enter Mission forming at Baci's on Saturday, Feb-
Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom (plus the water Beach. This playful, low-budget surfside town in San Diego has tons of cheap, deli- ruary 10th from 6 to 9pm,
parks!), Disney World will give curious Taurus plenty of options to keep them giddy cious food, fun activities and beautiful views that will make taking a few days off and is scheduled to sing each first
with delight. feel totally worth it.
Monday of every month in 2018 be-
Aquarius • January 19 - February 18 • Sedona, Arizona ginning in March.
Gemini • May 21 - June 20 • Nassau, Bahamas Reservations are highly recom-
Gemini needs a grand adventure once in awhile and nowhere will give them the Aquarius is an avid traveler, but doesn't like to follow the crowds. One of the
thrill of discovery like an expedition trip to the Bahamas. Diving among mended, as the restaurant was packed when he debuted at Baci's on January
shipwrecks, coming face to face with wild marine life and having a chance 13th.
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Cancer • June 21 - July 22 • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cancer is super cool and likes to have a bit of everything on their vaca-
tion. No spring break would be complete without a gorgeous beach desti-
nation, plenty of spicy food and some of the coolest art imaginable.
Thankfully, Puerto Vallarta has it all. When this crab sign grows tired of
hitting the waves, they can snack on fresh ceviche while eyeing the im-
pressive sculptures that line this town's busiest streets and beaches.

Leo • July 23 - August 22 • Las Vegas, Nevada

Taking calculated risks is exactly how Leo likes to have fun. The best
place to put their talent to the test is in Sin City, where they can roll the
dice and stack their chips, all while sipping delicious cocktails and laughing
with friends. When casino life gets old, there are endless shops, restaurants
and shows available to pique this lion sign's interest.

Virgo • August 23 - September 22 • Myrtle Beach, S.C. coolest, out-of-the-way places for this wind sign to spend their spring break is in the
Virgo can be anxious about travel, but they're also highly social and love vacations unique vortexes of Sedona. Believed to have special energy that can heal the body
that bring them around like-minded people looking to have a good time. One of the and mind, this earthy destination might give free-spirited Aquarius some positive en-
best, not-too-out-of-the-way places in the U.S. is Myrtle Beach. Both young and old ergy to carry them through the rest of the year.
vacationers enjoy spending a week on the Carolina coast, where they can stroll the
beautiful boardwalk or soak up some sun on the warm sand. Pisces • February 19 - March 20 • San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pisces is an artistic, creative sign. These astrological fish enjoy adventures that give
Libra • September 23 - October 22 • Kauai, Hawaii them a chance to see the world through new eyes. One of the coolest places to do
As intense as Libra is, they really need a break come spring. The perfect place for that is on the island of Puerto Rico. With its vast, lush forests, aquamarine beaches
them to relax is on Kauai, one of the nine Hawaiian islands. Much more laid-back and ancient buildings preserved from eras past, Puerto Rico will give
soulful Pisces creative inspiration for years to come.

than the Big Island of Hawaii or Oahu (where all the tourists go), Kauai has the slow
pace and gorgeous offerings of paradise Libra needs to restore their minds and prepare

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• In-N-Out Burger pays its employees really well.
• Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year.
• High wages for fast-food workers can lead to increased productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits in the long run.

T here's a secret sauce to In-N-Out Burger's success. It

pays employees really well.
The West Coast burger sensation pays store managers an
about triple the industry average, according to the latest
California Sun newsletter. There is no college degree or
previous management experience required.
jobs site Indeed.
The burger chain offers benefits including 401(k) plans,
paid vacation, and dental and vision coverage for part- and
average yearly salary of more than $160,000, which is To put this into perspective, tech workers in Silicon Val-
ley earn on average $114,654 for
full-time employees — a rarefied package in the fast-food
industry. In a Glassdoor ranking of the best places to work
A little more about Ryan Christopher ~
the year, according to a survey in 2018, In-N-Out earned the No. 4 spot and beat out tech Performing the Jazz Standard genre of music, Ryan Christopher delights
from hiring platform Dice. giants like Google and Microsoft. It was the only restaurant the crowd with his powerful, melodic tenor voice and smooth style. He is
"In-N-Out is just eons above chain in the top 50. a classically trained vocalist who has appeared in numerous TV shows and
everybody else," Saru Jayaraman, Denny Warnick, vice president of operations at In-N-Out, films, and has performed live at many famous venues throughout the coun-
an advocate for restaurant work- told California Sun that paying employees well has always try including Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. He has also recorded
ers in the Bay Area and director been part of the company culture.
of the Food Labor Research Cen- In 1948, Harry and Esther Snyder opened the first In-N- with legendary performers such as Neil Young and appeared with Roger
ter at UC Berkeley, told Califor- Out in a Los Angeles suburb with quality service as a cen- Williams on the Crystal Cathedral's Hour of Power Christmas live televi-
nia Sun's Mike McPhate. "On tral focus. "Paying their associates well was just one way sion broadcast, as the featured soloist.
wages and benefits, they really to help maintain that focus, and those beliefs remain firmly For the past 3 years, Ryan has specialized in singing the Jazz Standards,
are the best large chain." in place with us today," Warnick told California Sun. and sings at various restaurants, Jazz Clubs, Senior Living facilities, Wed-
Employees start at a higher- It's not an act of charity, according to Jayaraman. Her re-
than-average salary of at least search shows that paying employees well leads to better
dings, special events and private parties in Huntington Beach and through-
$13 an hour and have the oppor- productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits. out Southern California. He also sings regularly at the Timeless Treasures
tunity to advance to six figures as In-N-Out is growing. The burger chain recently an- Boutique Craft Fair in HB, which he will be appearing at on March 8, 9
a store manager. A typical archi- nounced it's opening a distribution center in Colorado, and 10th from 11am to 2pm.
tect in California makes about which could allow it to expand beyond the West Coast. All You can reach Ryan Christopher at 714-846-7533 or email -
$112,000 a year, while a lawyer stores must be located close to these hubs because of the
rakes in $117,000, according to company's strict policy of serving food fresh, not frozen.
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sales. That is well below the esti-

We all know how fun it is to shop locally in Huntington Beach

mated 20 times sales that Diageo paid
for Casamigos, but Patron is a much

and our surrounding communities; but there's more to it:

more mature business, with estimated
sales of about $675 million per year,
versus only about $50 million for
1. Protect Local Character and Prosperity Casamigos.
Tequila sales, still largely confined
Huntington Beach is unlike any other city in the world. By choosing to support locally owned to North America, are growing faster
businesses, you help maintain our area's diversity and distinctive flavor, culture, theme than the overall alcoholic drinks mar-
and lifestyle. ket as high-end brands help tequila
shrug off its image as a party drink.
2. Community Well-Being DAVID CHO of Business Insider...offers in site..."Former ment that questioned the integrity of the election would be The acquisition marks the first
Vice President Joe Biden said that Senate Majority Leader perceived badly by the public. major deal under Bacardi’s Mahesh
Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining Mitch McConnell refused to join them in publicly condemn- "Can you imagine if the president called a press conference Madhavan, who was appointed chief
communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. ing Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. in October, with this fella, Bannon, and company, and said, executive in October.
3. Local Decision Making Biden said he believed that McConnell's refusal to sign a
bipartisan statement acknowledging Russian interference ap-
'Tell you what: Russians are trying to interfere in our elections
and we have to do something about it,'" Biden said.
It implies that Madhavan’s priori-
ties include growing in the United
Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by peared to be "all about the political play," according to He continued: "What do you think would have happened? States, in higher-growth premium
Politico. Would things have gotten better, or
people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of Speaking at a Council on Foreign Relations event on Tues- would it further look like we were trying
those decisions. day, Biden said he and President Barack Obama believed at to delegitimize the electoral process, be-
4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy the time that without bipartisan support, putting out a state- cause of our opponent?"

OC County Establishes
Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the

Newly Restructured Commission

impact on your community as dollars spent elsewhere. When
shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city

to End Homelessness
services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and
promote community development.
5. Job and Wages
An exhibitor arranges Bacardi rum bottles during the TFWA
he Orange County Board of Supervisors gagement, and beginning the process of im- End Homelessness (Tax Free World Association) exhibition in Cannes, south-
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better approved the formation of the newly re- plementing a new Homeless Management will work in collabo- eastern France, October 19, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
wages and benefits than chains do. structured Commission to End Homeless- Information System.” ration with stake-
ness, representing a transition to a regional, Nominations for voting members of the holders across Orange County to focus on brands and growing Patron distribu-
6. Entrepreneurship systems-based approach to solving home-
newly restructured Commission to End
Homelessness will be gathered for submis-
regional policy, strategies to implement so-
lutions, affordable housing development,
tion globally, said Jefferies analysts,
noting that this could “make life a lit-
Entrepreneurship fuels America's economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means The Board approved a Ten Year Plan to sion to the Board of Supervisors for final ap- using data analysis, and best practice re-
tle tougher in the United States” for
End Homelessness in 2012, and the previ- proval. The new commission will include 17 search to impact social policy 2 and sys-
for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class and keep this spiral going in ously existing commission, community part- voting members from various organizations temic change to promote an effective the publicly traded spirits companies.
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ners and governmental agencies have made including governments, nonprofits, busi- response to homelessness within the county.

7. Public Benefits and Costs

several strides in the implementation of the nesses, health care, law enforcement, the New bylaws for the commission mirror the ago, was a high-end pioneer, but now
plan’s goals. faith-based community and the affordable recommendations from the County Director competes with a range of brands in-
“While many of the core precepts of the housing development industry, in addition of Care Coordination Susan Price and the
Local stores in neighborhood shopping areas require comparatively little infra- original commission continue 2016 Assessment of Homeless
cluding Avion, Diageo’s Don Julio
and Brown-Forman’s Herradura.
structure and make more efficient use of public services and combine with larger to apply, new challenges have Services in Orange County.
emerged over the past eight “The commission changes en- Global tequila sales rose 5.2 per-
shopping experiences to give our community the total look it needs to survive. years regarding homelessness hance and improve our core mis- cent in 2016, according to research
8. Environmental Sustainability in Orange County,” said Chair-
man Andrew Do, First District
sion,” said Supervisor Todd
Spitzer, Third District. “No one is
firm IWSR, while the overall market
for alcoholic drinks fell 1.3 percent.
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town Supervisor. “The new Commis- walking away from our deep com-
sion to End Homelessness will mitment to end homelessness in Premium brands are outselling
centers - which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automo- promote better integration of Orange County.” The new Com- mass-market labels, as consumers in-
bile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. We can help build systems such as health care, mission to End Homelessness will creasingly look to “trade up” to more
this model if you support your local merchants. criminal justice, affordable meet a minimum of six times per expensive drinks.
housing and homelessness pre- year, and each meeting will be Bermuda-based Bacardi was
9. Competition vention.”
The previous commission
open and public. “We value the
input and contributions of our
founded in Cuba in 1862, selling its
namesake rum. It now owns some
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure will be dissolved effective January 31, 2018, to two non-voting members appointed by many partners participating in the commis-
200 brands including Bombay Sap-
followed by the formation of the new com- the community-driven Continuum of Care sion as well as members of the public inter-
innovation and low prices over the long-term. we are getting there...a little more patience, mission designed to better respond to current Board. ested in solving homelessness,” said phire gin and Grey Goose vodka. It
leadership and support. needs related to homelessness. “The new “We need the support of the commu- Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District. has owned a minority stake in Patron
10. Product Diversity
Commission to End Homelessness will nity—the County cannot end homelessness “Homelessness is a complex issue and re- since 2008.
build upon the foundational work of the pre- on its own,” said Supervisor Michelle Steel, quires partnership among county and city
viously existing commission,” said Vice Second District. “By including members of governments, nonprofits, faith-based organ- The deal is expected to close in the
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on Chairman Shawn Nelson, Fourth District different community organizations, the new izations, community members and busi- first half of 2018.
their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product Supervisor. “The previous commission and commission will be better equipped to iden- nesses.” Reporting by Martinne Geller in
choices...and guarantees us the consumers convenient access to what we want and need. its partners achieved a great deal, including tify innovative solutions for a broader ap- For additional information on the London and Uday Sampath in Ben-
nearly doubling the number of emergency proach to address homelessness.” County’s efforts to address homelessness, galuru; Editing by Sai Sachin
shelter beds, expanding outreach and en- Once established, the new Commission to visit
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Water Supply
Quick Peanut Butter arriet Beecher Stowe was a writer
and anti-slavery campaigner. She

Cookies is best known for her book ‘Uncle
etlands for a sustain- County’s water supply that is diverted through the Prado proximately $15 per pound, compared to about $0.85 per Tom’s Cabin‘ This was a vivid depiction
able urban future” Wetlands. Research in the early 1990s determined that pound using the natural wetlands process. The wetlands of slavery and its human cost. It was in-
was the theme for the 2018 wetlands function as an effective and natural treatment. currently remove nearly 175 tons per year from the Santa fluential in shaping public opinion about
World Wetlands Day, which This process significantly removes nitrates in the water. Ana River.
took Nitrate is one of the most The wetlands project allows OCWD to improve water
slavery in the period leading up to the
place on February 2. The Orange common and widespread con- quality beyond regulatory requirements. By taking this American civil war.
County Water District (OCWD; taminants in groundwater sup- proactive and innovative approach, OCWD improves She was born June 14, 1811 in Litch-
District) understands the value of plies. Elevated levels of groundwater quality, enhances the environment and min- field, Connecticut to a strongly religious
wetlands and their impact upon a nitrates in water supplies orig- imizes treatment costs. family. She was educated at a girls
healthy and sustainable water inate from fertilizer use, ani- In addition to water quality, the wetlands provide an op- school and received a wide ranging edu-
supply. The District owns and op- portunity for
erates the Prado Wetlands which native habitat cation. When she was 21 she moved to
play an important role in our to thrive and an Ohio where she became involved in var-
drinking water supply. They are abundance of ious literary circles and became con-
the largest constructed wetlands plant and ani- cerned with social issues of the day.
of their kind in California. mal life can be
The Orange County Water Dis- found in this
trict manages the Orange County productive and
Groundwater Basin that provides
75 percent of the drinking
water to north and central
rare ecosystem.
Limited wet-
land tours take
1 cup peanut butter A Spring Affair Cocktail
1 cup white sugar
parts of the county. OCWD place each year
during the 1 egg Ingredients
uses Santa Ana River water
as a primary source to refill spring and 1 teaspoon baking soda 50ml.Baileys®
the groundwater basin. The early summer Add all ingredients to list

C kta
river flow, especially during and are sched- Chocolat Luxe
uled upon staff 3piece(s) Sweet Violets
non-storm seasons, consists Directions
or il
primarily of highly-treated a v a i l a b i l i t y. 1piece(s) Macaroon
wastewater from upstream mal feedlots, wastewater One might see a number of American White Pelicans, Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 de- 0.9 units of alcohol per serve

communities. disposal systems, and other Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, and more. Visit grees C).
The Prado Basin, located sources. Plants and bacteria in (click on In a medium bowl, mix together the How to make
in the upstream portion of the wetlands break down ni- Specialty tours) to learn more and reserve a spot. peanut butter, sugar, egg, and baking soda Pour 50ml of Baileys Origi-
Prado Dam in Riverside trates, a process that cleans up Cathy Green represents Division 6 of the Orange until well blended. Roll dough into 1 inch
County, contains a system of surface water before it perco- County Water District, which includes parts of Huntington nal or Chocolat Luxe over ice
50 actively-managed wetland lates into groundwater. Nitrate Beach and Fountain Valley. For more information, visit
balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. into a tumbler or short glass.
ponds on a 465-acre site. removal at a conventional Contact Director Green at Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated Place sweet violets into the

A permit from the U.S treatment plant would cost ap- oven. Cool on cookie sheets until set, before serve.
Army Corps of Engineers allows the diversion of approx- transferring to wire racks to cool com-
Cathy Green was elected to OCWD in November 2010. She served two terms on the Huntington Beach
imately half of the river’s flow (about 80 cubic feet per
City Council and was Mayor twice. Huntington Beach has been home to the Green Family over 41 years
second). Downstream, this water becomes part of Orange

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Dear EarthTalk: and packaging facility before being once again just the driver.) An e-bike needs only about 10 per-

You Lose Weight

Is there any truth shipped to the grocery store shelf and finally to cent of the energy required to power a car, and is
to the assertion that e- your pantry via the way-back of your car. 13 times more energy efficient than a typical four-
bikes recharged off the fos- In fact, the average American diet produces .005 door sedan and six times more efficient than rail
sil-fuel grid actually generate fewer carbon pounds of carbon dioxide per calorie of food pro- transit.
emissions overall than conventional human-pow- duced, according to researchers from the Univer- The fact that it might be even better than riding a
ered bikes? sity of Chicago. Lemire-Elmore uses this formula conventional bike when it comes to your carbon David White

~ Sandy McClave, New York, NY to assert that a bicy- footprint might be just
It may be time to drop the dumbbells and pick up a glass
cle commute of 15 the impetus you need to
ell, actually, there could be… E-bike pioneer miles each way justify spending the extra of wine!
Justin Lemire-Elmore argues that e-bikes are would require the dollars for a new-fangled Research from Washington State University shows
better for the environment, at least if you compare rider to consume an “battery-assist” bike. If drinking wine can help with weight loss. This is
the carbon emissions associated with producing extra 800 calories everyone knew that you great news, especially if you need to shed a
enough extra food to fuel the rider of a standard bi- which in turn would were being even more few pounds after the holiday season.
cycle against the emissions from coal-derived elec- produce almost four environmentally friendly But, of course, there’s a catch. There’s a
tricity used to charge an e-bike. pounds of carbon by NOT pedaling up that two-drink maximum cut-off and you’ve got to
Better For Your Carbon Footprint Than Regular dioxide per day (or steep hill, who wouldn’t drink in the evening. Still, sounds like a good
Bikes? If you factor in the carbon emissions asso- 1,444 pounds per go for an electric bike? deal!
ciated with producing and delivering the extra food year). And if you And with municipalities Delish and Harper’s Bazaar broke down the sci-
required to feed a rider of a conventional bicycle, charge up your pouring millions of dol- ence of it. It’s all because of a substance called resver-
charging up an e-bike from your grid-based elec- bike’s battery with lars into improving in- atrol which helps convert “white fat” into “beige fat.”
trical outlet may be better for the environment. renewable energy frastructure for bikes and new routing apps making
The latter is easier to burn off, according to Woman’s Day
Credit: Joe Haupt, FlickrCC. (say, from the solar panels on your roof), fuhgedd- biking safer and more fun, now is a great time to
“Although counterintuitive that a vehicle fueled aboudit! The e-bike wins every time. embrace the idea of a two-wheeled commute. Magazine.
by something as dirty as coal can be considered Of course, there’s no question that a bicycle, Maybe it’ll even convince you to get rid of that car However, before racing to the fridge, here’s something to sober
clean and green, the fact is that food production is however it’s powered, is a far better mode of trans- you up.
much dirtier,” reports Lemire-Elmore. “All things port when it comes to environmental impact com- Earthwall® is produced by Washington State researchers add the helpful chemicals are fil-
Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a
being equal, an electric bicycle produces 8.5 times pared to any of the other choices as well—even registered trademark of
tered out when the wine is made.
less greenhouse gases than a standard bicycle.” walking. According to research by Mirjan Bouw- Earth Action Network Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Meaning, you’re better off getting your resveratrol fix
Lemire-Elmore goes on to argue that considera- man of the University of Groningen in the Nether- SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO: from fruits such as blueberries,
tions of the carbon impact of the food we eat should lands, traveling one kilometer by bike (electric or strawberries, and grapes.
take into account every step “from fork to farm” conventional) requires approximately five to 15 FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO MAKE A David White is the founder and editor of, which was named
They’re all-natural sources of Best Overall Wine Blog" at the 2013 Wine Blog Awards.
including greenhouse gas emissions from creating watt-hours (w-h) of energy, while traveling the DONATION, CHECK OUT

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fertilizers, operating farm machinery, delivering same distance by foot requires some 15 to 20 w-h. Still, we’d rather raise a glass than a
raw foodstuffs to factories for processing and then (Meanwhile, covering that kilometer in a train re- The information contained in this column does not bicep curl any day."
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transporting processed goods to a final production quires 30 to 40 w-h and over 400 w-h in a car with necessarily reflect the opinion of The Local News.

Slow Down for Three Minutes to Read This

Huntington Beach Senior
Services is seeking
group of professional people posed this question to Nikka - age 6 Clare - age 6
a group of 4 to 8 year-olds , 'What does love mean?' (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet) 'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of
volunteers for the Home
117 Main Street @ the HB Pier
The answers they got were broader, deeper, and more 'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then chicken.'
Delivered Meals program. profound than anyone could have ever imagined ! he wears it everyday.'
In their own vehicle, See what you think: Elaine-age 5
Find Out More @
volunteers deliver meals
'When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn't Noelle - age 7 'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and
bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my 'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Red-
from the Senior Outreach
Oldest Rock & Blues House
grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his who are still friends even after they know each other so ford.'
Center to older residents hands got arthritis too. That's love.' well.'
In Orange County

HAPPY HOUR one weekday between Chris - age 7

MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Rebecca- age 8 Tommy - age 6 'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after
'When someone loves you , the way they say your 'During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was you left him alone all day.'
3 PM - 6 PM name is different. You just know that your name is safe scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw
WEDNESDAYS - ALL DAY Volunteers give back to in their mouth.' Mary Ann - age 4
the community, brighten
'I know my older sister loves me be-
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• $2.00 OFF ALL LIQUOR someone’s day, have fun, 'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and and has to go out and buy new ones.'
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dedicated team of
'When you love somebody , your eye-
Karl - age 5 lashes go up and down and little stars
volunteers, Huntington 'Love is when you go out to eat and give come out of you.' (what an image)
Beach has a thriving somebody most of your French fries with-
February Line Up
senior center and out making them give you any of theirs.' Karen - age 7
outreach center with a
Chrissy - age 6 'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on
02/02 .....................Fallen Electric
'Love is what makes you smile when the toilet and she doesn't think it's
wide range of services,
02/03 .........................Those Guys
you're tired.' gross..'
activities, and classes.
02/06 .................Jake Hitt @ 8pm
Terri - age 4 Mark - age 6
'Love is when my mommy makes coffee 'You really shouldn't say 'I love you'
02/08...............Karaoke Thursday
o for my daddy and she takes a sip before unless you mean it. But if you mean it,
For more information on giving it to him , to make sure the taste is you should say it a lot. People forget.'

Home Delivered Meals or

Jessica - age 8
02/10.......................Rock Stallion
other volunteer Danny - age 8 And the final one: The winner was a
opportunities, contact
02/13 ....................Rusty Osborne
'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one four year old child whose next door neighbor was an
Teri Simonis, Volunteer you stop opening presents and just listen.' doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.' elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
02/15...............Karaoke Thursday
Upon seeing the man cry , the little boy went into the
Bobby - age 7 Cindy - age 8 old gentleman's yard , climbed onto his lap , and just sat
714-374-1544, or
02/16 ...............Eleven Dollar Bills
(Wow!) 'My mommy loves me more than anybody You don't there. 'If you want to learn to love better , you should start see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' When his Mother asked what he had said to the neigh-
02/17.......................Porcelain Hill
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Main Street Eyewear

Facts of World War II

Looks at Life Through
Moe Kanoudi
Designer Glasses
N ew • U sed

Leased • Repai r s

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otal casualties for World War II totalled between 50 - 70 million Accessori e s
people, 80 percent of which came from only four countries - Rus- I ndustr y N ews
sia, China, Germany and Poland. Over 50 percent of the casualties
were civilians, with the majority of those being women and children.

Veterans are people who, at one point in their lives, wrote a blank
Car Ownership Study Show
Rise In
check payable to the United States Of America, for an amount up
to and including their lives. Remember ALL of our Vets..

In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet in U.S. Cities U.S. Vehicle
paper a day. Americans got 22.

Per Person,
S Household
ome cities and areas of the country are much more auto-dependent than
One way to assess a city's reliance on cars is to compare shares of households
without access to vehicles. An estimated 8.7 percent of U.S. households were Anisa Jibrell Automotive News
without vehicles in 2016. Car-free households are generally much more common wnership rates for cars and light trucks have touched
in densely-populated urban areas and high poverty neighborhoods where resi- their highest levels since 2008 and 2009, according to a
dents can't afford vehicle ownership. Research also suggests younger families report from the University of Michigan Transportation
and one-person households are more likely to not own a car. Research Institute.
Another useful measure of vehicle ownership for cities is the number of vehi- The report, led by university researcher Michael Sivak, is part
cles per household. According to Census survey estimates, there were about 1.8 of an ongoing study that has zeroed in on changes in ownership
vehicles available per U.S. household in 2016. and miles driven in the U.S. since 1984.
Now in its tenth iteration, the report shows car ownership rose
to 0.766 per person in 2016 from 0.756 in 2015, while the rate
per household has increased to 1.968 from 1.95 in 2015. Per-
person rates have been on the rise for four consecutive years
while household rates have increased three years in a row.
Both rates were at their peak in 2006, when there were 2.05
cars per household and 0.79 cars per American on average.
Since then, per person rates are down 2.5 percent while house-
hold rates have slipped 4 percent.
In addition, the report looked at annual distances driven per
person and per household. Since 2004, when both rates peaked,
miles driven on a per-person basis dropped 5.3 percent in 2016
from 9,314, and miles driven per household slipped 7 percent
from 24,349.
Miles driven grew 1.9 percent to 8,819 miles in 2016 from
2015 on a per person basis, while miles driven per household
rose 1.5 percent to 22,649 miles. The rate per person for 2016
is at about the same as it was in 2003, while the rate per house-
Jurisdiction: hold is about the same as it was in 1994.
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2015 Households
Without Vehicles 2.6%
2016 Households
Without Vehicles 2.2%
2015 Vehicles
Per Household 1.98
2016 Vehicles
Per Household 1.99

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New Tax
on Refinances
Arnaud Dufour

E ffective January first, the California legislature has found a new way that California has a housing shortage, and has had one for decades, current
to tax its citizens. As of now, every homeowner who completes a re- homeowners are not excited that the burden of solving the problem fell on
finance will be charged a tax on that transaction. their shoulders. The new real estate market is extremely competitive and
Senate Bill 2, or SB2 for short, places a fee of up to $225 on mortgage homeowners will shop diligently for the lender
refinance transactions (purchase transactions are exempt). The funds raised that can give them the lowest combination of
from this fee, or tax, are earmarked to fund affordable-housing projects. rate and closing costs. And with “low cost”
Very rarely in modern politics do we see anything enacted with biparti- or “no cost” loans becoming the norm, and
san support and this bill was no exception. While the bill carried nearly additional $225 expense will not be wel-
unanimous Democratic support, only one Republican supported the meas- comed by those seeking to refinance. After
ure. Assemblyman Brian Maienschein of San Diego cited the outbreak of all, those seeking to refinance are generally
hepatitis A deaths among homeless people in San Diego as his catalyst for doing so to save money, not spend more.
breaking party lines and voting in favor of the bill. In the end, the decision to refinance is still
The state estimates that the new measure will generate between $200 an economic one. Despite the additional ex-
and $300 million per year in real-estate document fees. The state is also pense, the decision on whether or not to refi-
hoping for matching nance is still a mathematical calculation.
funds from federal, local Either it pencils out or It doesn’t. This is just
and private sources that one more variable that needs to be factored in.
will bring those funds to
over $5 billion over the
next five years. To date
there are no pledges for
those additional funds.
All in all, the Califor-
nia Legislature approved
more than a dozen hous-
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ing bills at the end of

2017. One of which,
SB35, makes it easier,
faster and cheaper for de-
velopers to build projects
that meet a city’s zoning
While there is no doubt

Arnaud Dufour is a Sr. Mortgage Banker at Irvine based Watermark Home Loans.
With nearly twenty years in the industry, Arnaud is available to answer questions in Real Estate Finance
* email: * call 714-345-7907 * CA BRE 01360217 * NMLS 335758

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FAMILY FEATURES to participate. If your income is lower than $60,000, you
ith tax season in full swing, take time to consider how can receive a credit of up to $1,000 for a contribution of up

Successfully Made It To Orbit

to get the most out of your tax return, which includes to $2,000 into an IRA or an employer-provided retirement
nding all the credits and deductions available to you. account, such as a 401(k). The credit is in addition to any

While many taxpayers claim common deductions, deduction or exclusion from income for the contribution.
such as home mortgage interest and self-employment expenses,
there are additional tax deductions that can lessen your nal tax bill Some tax deductions that allow you to reduce your taxable

'"3+25#/-00+ or increase your refund. These often-overlooked tax breaks could

potentially save you hundreds – maybe even thousands – of dollars
income include:
1. Moving Expenses

Alex Knapp , FORBES STAFF I write about the future Express, Spaceflight and the aforementioned Planet and Spire.
…a part of the greater HB Union HS District if you itemize deductions. If you moved for a job that is at least 50 miles away from your

of science, technology, and culture.

home and held this job for at least 39 weeks, you can claim
As a company, Rocket Lab is aiming to target a growing sector
To start, get to know the di erence between tax credits and tax
deductions. Tax credits reduce the amount you owe in taxes. In some your moving expenses even if you don’t itemize deductions.
Huntington Beach, California-based space startup Rocket Lab of the market - small satellites, which currently tend to be
40+ Years of Service to the
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circumstances, tax credits allow a refundable credit, meaning you 2. Tax-Preparation Fees

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has just hit a major milestone just had their second-ever rocket launched into orbit as by hitching a ride with much larger satel-
Communities of Huntington Beach, may not only reduce the amount you owe to $0, but you can also Plan for tax time. Tax laws change and so do life

test flight - and successfully delivered satellites into orbit for its lites. As a consequence, that can mean waits of months or years
Fountain Valley, and Westminster get money back. Deductions, on the other hand, simply reduce your circumstances. Using a professional to help you le your
taxable income. Both can have a potentially signi cant impact on your return may be a wise investment. For example, the tax pros
customers. for launch as small satellite providers have their schedules tied taxes and are often worth the extra e ort to include on your return. at Jackson Hewitt can help you get every deduction and credit
The company's Electron rocket (which it named "Still Test- to that of bigger customers.
We offer job training Also offered: you deserve and the biggest refund possible. Plus, the cost

ing") took off from Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 on the To help meet the needs of customers who want a steadier pace
in pharmacy •Adult English as a Some commonly overlooked credits include: of preparing your taxes can be claimed if you itemize your

Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand at 2:43pm local time on Janu- for their satellite launches, Rocket Lab is currently scaling up its
technician, computer Second Language 1. Child and Dependent Care Credit deductions. In fact, one missed credit or deduction could
You can claim a credit of up to $2,100 for day care for your more than cover the cost of having your taxes prepared by
ary 21. The rocket reached orbit 8 minutes and 31 seconds later, facilities to mass produce its Electron rocket. To that end, the
software, digital •Exercise (Yoga,
dependents so you and your spouse can work. Qualifying a tax professional.

where it successfully deployed its payload of three satellites. company raised $75 million in venture funding last Spring. The
media arts, medical Dance Aerobics, dependents include children under 13 and parents who are no 3. New Moms
Photo courtesy of Getty Images

One of the those satellites was a Dove Pioneer imaging satel- company aims to have over 50 launches a year once it reaches
assisting, and other Low Impact longer able to care for themselves. Breast pumps and lactation supplies are considered medical to deduct your gym membership as a medical expense. If a
2. Earned Income Tax Credit equipment, which means they qualify for a possible deduction.
lite, launched on behalf of Planet. The Dove satellites are used full production.
careers and a Aerobics, Zumba) doctor diagnoses you with a speci c medical condition, such as
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit 4. Career Corner obesity or hypertension, or a speci c physical or mental illness,
by Planet to provide imagery of the
full-time Counselor •Brain Fitness based on your income and the number of qualifying children Job hunting often means investing both time and money. and prescribes workouts or participation in a weight-loss

Earth's surface for the company's

who can assist you Program for living with you. Nearly 1 in 5 people who qualify fail to claim However, you may be able to deduct some of the job-search program to treat your illness, the membership dues may

flock of satellites. The other two

in planning for Older Adults the credit, worth up to $6,318. Just because you didn’t qualify expenses you incur. Costs such as preparing resumes, creating be tax-deductible.
last year doesn’t mean you won’t this year; one-third of the and maintaining websites, business cards, agency fees and 7. Road Warriors
satellites were Lemur-2 satellites,
your future. •Art, History,
EITC-eligible population changes each year based on marital, travel expenses may be eligible. If you travel for business and aren’t reimbursed by your
which are used by Rocket Lab's cus-
Personal Finance, parental and nancial status. 5. Wedding Bells employer, those costs can qualify as a deduction.

tomer Spire global to provide

$.5*1,45(1* 3& Home Arts, 3. Saver’s Credit or the Retirement Savings If you were married in a church or at a historical site during the
past year, you may be able to deduct fees paid to the venue as a
weather and ship-tracking services.
Contributions Credit Every possible tax credit and deduction can help when money
17231 Gothard St., and other Make sure you “pay yourself rst.” Even if it is only $20 charitable donation. is tight. You might qualify for at least one overlooked credit or
"Today marks the beginning of a
Leisure Classes each pay cycle, make sure you are putting some money 6. Medical Fitness
Huntington Beach •HS Diploma or deduction – and maybe more than one. Consult a tax professional
new era in commercial access to
into a retirement fund. If your company o ers a retirement While general toning and tness workouts to improve general to discuss how you can maximize your refund and learn more
space. We’re thrilled to reach this
GED program savings plan, like a 401(k), it is usually in your best interest health are considered personal expenses, you may be able at

milestone so quickly after our first

(714) 842-HBAS •Parent Education
( - 4 2 2 7 ) •Parent Smart
(located just south test launch," Rocket Lab CEO and
founder Peter Beck said in a state-
Preschool and
of Warner and Refund Advance Did You Know?
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OV High School)
Rocket Lab says its plans to launch
(Parent Education) If you’re getting a refund, you typically want it as soon as 1. The IRS, as well as many states, allows taxpayers to catch up on missed credits or
possible, but that isn’t always an option, especially if you deductions, o ering a three-year window for ling an amended tax return. You can secure
another Electron rocket in early 2018
are one of the millions of Americans who claim either the unclaimed credits and deductions by ling amended tax returns to avoid losing any
$)4) 6...,*'-4,5+36
and that it currently has 5 rockets in
Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit. unclaimed funds from as far back as 2014.

production. Customers currently

You could access up to $3,200 with a no-fee Refund
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signed to launch satellites on Elec-

professionals at Jackson Hewitt make it easy to stop in when it’s most convenient for you.
%5256"5256/126&13 o ered by MetaBank, at participating Jackson Hewitt 3. If you are a single parent, you can le as Head of Household instead of Single. This ling
tron rockets include NASA, Moon
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