November 13, 2007
1. Painting on Wood: Decorative Techniques for Your Home – Learn to sand and paint plaques to create a weathered look, and then draw, paint, or collage an image of your choice to create a one-of-a-kind, do-it-yourself artwork for your home. Taught in a fun learning environment, the class is offered on Sunday, November 25, 1 – 3 p.m., at the Huntington Beach Art Center located at 538 Main Street. The cost of the class is $25, or $20 for HBAC members. Please call 374-1650 and refer to class number HBAC/3041.403 when registering.
2. Huntington Beach Art Center Exhibition Receives Outstanding Recognition - The Orange County Register recently recognized the Huntington Beach Art Center’s current exhibition, SHELF LIFE, Mark Dutcher: Painting, Sculpture and Installation, as being one of the “top five art events” to visit in Orange and Los Angeles Counties this month. The exhibition also received excellent reviews and photographs in ArtScene, the Huntington Beach Independent, and OC Weekly. The Shelf Life exhibition runs through December 16 at the Huntington Beach Art Center located at 538 Main Street. The Art Center is open Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 4 p.m., and closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, please call 374-1650 or visit http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/Visitors/art_center/.
3. HB Cares for Seniors - The citizens of Huntington Beach truly care for the senior population. Each November for the past 10 years, an anonymous donor delivers 25 frozen turkey breasts to Huntington Beach Senior Services. Because of this generous donor, Outreach Social Workers are able to deliver the turkeys to low-income senior clients in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Another example of how this community takes care of its seniors was reported by a Senior Services driver. One of his passengers has trouble standing for lengthy periods of time. Because there are no benches in front of her doctor’s office, she must endure great discomfort while waiting for the bus to take her home from her physical therapy session. At her last treatment, she told her problem to the medical receptionist. Another lady waiting in the office abruptly rose and left. Ten minutes later, this lady returned with a $20 tripod folding stool and gave it to the passenger. Huntington Beach has a long history of taking care of its senior community. It is a great place to age.
1. City Café Holiday Hours - The City Café will be opened Monday and Tuesday for regular business hours during next week and will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
1. Coastal Commission to Review Parkside on November 14 - The Parkside Estates project is scheduled for consideration by the California Coastal Commission on November 14. In 2002, the City Council approved an Environmental Impact Report, General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, Local Coastal Program Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, Conditional Use Permit, and Coastal Development Permit for the development of approximately 50 acres on the west side of Graham Street south of Warner Avenue owned by Shea Homes. The city-approved development included 170 single-family residential homes, an 8.2 acre public park, private open space, and many public infrastructure improvements. The Commission will be meeting in San Diego at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel, 1433 Camino Del Rio South. For additional information, please check the Coastal Commission’s website at http://www.coastal.ca.gov/index.html.
2. Code Enforcement Activity for October 2007 - For the month of October 2007, Code Enforcement staff opened 314 new cases, conducted 721 inspections, and successfully resolved 355 cases. The following is a snapshot of code enforcement cases opened per month:
Twelve Month Code Enforcement Case History
Construction going on in your neighborhood? Huntington Beach City Code allows for construction with an open building permit Monday-Saturday, 7AM-8PM. Work not requiring a permit may be completed Monday-Saturday, 8AM-8PM, and Sunday, 9AM-6PM.