Seal Beach Parade Reply

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Kevin Luu

The Seal Beach Parade took place at the Seal Beach pier at December 1st. The parking lot was loaded with cars, so parking was hard to find. In the parade, there were up to one hundred and six lineups waiting to march including Cub Scouts, bands, and Santa Claus! The parade’s theme was “The Magic of Christmas.”

The parade was produced by the Seal Beach Lions Foundation with support from the City of Seal Beach. More than three thousand, five hundred people in one hundred six entries entertained approximately fifteen thousand people throughout the three block route from the pier to the Pacific Coast Highway.

The parade was in “continuous motion,” so the entries could not slow down or stop at any point during the parade. The parade started at 7 pm, and it ended at 8:30 pm. Chairs were set up for people to watch the parade.  More…

What is an Indian Summer? 5

Santa_Ana_Conditions_in_San_DiegoMia Grasse

It´s so Hot! We can all say that the week of October 23-27 was a very hot week, but, we may have some good news.

According to, an Indian summer is ¨a period of mild, dry weather, usually accompanied by a hazy atmosphere, occurring usually in late October or early November and following a period of colder weather.¨  

I think our current weather situations fits that description perfectly. Our hot weather has started in late October,  the weather was hot and dry, and we have had a hazy atmosphere. More…

Anaheim Hills Burned to the Ground 1


Avalyn Walton and Maddie Fracassa

A wind-fed wildfire roared and blazed over Anaheim Hills early morning on Oct. 9th, forcing thousands to evacuate for their own safety. At least 7,500 acres of land have been burned down as well as several homes.

Not all residents evacuated. However, some fought to stay. These citizens watched over their houses during the fire, despite the dismay of the police who had heavily advised them to evacuate.

An example of this would be Marty Temple, a resident of Anaheim Hills, who was one of the citizens who chose to stay. While he was there, a trash can caught on fire. He, at first, tried to put it out himself but realized the small garden hose was too small. He then had to run down the street and get the firemen to put it out. If he hadn’t been there, the fire would have most likely burned the house. More…

Why is it SO HOT? 10

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Alyssa Manson

It’s getting closer and closer to Halloween, and wait- isn’t it fall? When everyone brings out their boots and cozy jackets while curling up by the fire sipping a nice hot cup of Starbucks hot chocolate or hot apple cider? Well, you may want to reconsider.  Keep those sweaters tucked away because you probably won’t need them

Now, nothing says “fall” better than the sweet scent of fresh apples, cinnamon, and pumpkins. Though it’s fall, the temps missed the memo, and in some ways, that’s causing some problems for our apples.

The owner of Drazen Orchards in Cheshire states, “Things are ripening faster than you’d like them to. We’re not getting cold nights. It has slowed down business a bit, we weren’t as busy yesterday when it was almost 90.” More…

Huntington Beach Airshow 3

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Gwyn Kent and Ashley Wolf

It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s the HB Airshow! Saturday, October 29th, and Sunday, October 1st  Huntington Beach held the Breitling Air Show. This was the second time Huntington Beach has hosted the airshow. This year blew last year’s show out of the water. There were 13 performers. Here is some information about our favorites.

This Airshow, as you know, only happens twice a year. During the show, there are many planes, but there are also people who jump out of those planes. The Black Daggers are a crew of parachute jumpers. At the airshow, they are normally one of the first acts to perform, and when they do perform they jump over the crowd. In order to see them, you have to look right above you. The parachute team of the US Army Special Operations Command also perform two jumps. One is the show opening flag jump and the other is their unique combat gear jump. More…

High Desert Roundup 4


Katelyn Hooker

With about 43 on one Jeep trail, Barstow’s High Desert Roundup was a success! The level three trail rating was Achy Breaky, a trail for lifted jeeps. “Lifted jeeps” means that the jeep is more elevated than most jeeps or off-road based cars. This elevation helps the car climb over rocks and rough terrain. Almost all 43 cars had this suspension, and the cars that didn’t has a hard time tackling Achy Breaky’s hills. The group of jeeps left during Memorial Day weekend at 8:15, and returned at about 3:00 p.m.   More…

Cherry Blossom Festival! Reply


Elaine Tong

Huntington Beach held their fourth annual Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates 35 years of amity with Anjo, Japan. It was held Sunday on March 19, 2017, from 11 AM to 5 PM, at Huntington Beach Central Park with free admissions. It was a family-friendly event that had several events.

There was a large variety of fun to choose at the festival. There was Japanese music, dance, martial arts, exhibits, games, crafts, and much food. The exotic food included Japanese foods such as takoyaki, seafood, pancakes, and desserts, which could easily explain the huge lines. The food was popular creating long lines that could easily have one waiting for more than ten to even twenty minutes. More…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 2

Averi Farren

Litter is harmful to the environment and should be taken into consideration. Once school is let out, lots of students go over to the park to hang out while they wait for their parents to come get them.

Since the park is not owned by the school, staff can’t control what students do, and it’s up to each individual to decide whether they make the right choice or not. Since the mass amounts of students crowding the park every day the amount of trash and litter around the park is insanely high. More…

Who Really Did It? Reply

Denise Mena

Huntington Beach Police search for suspects involving a stabbing outside The Central Library last Thursday, Jan. 19. 

Police first received a call at approximately 12:30 am. When the police had arrived at the scene, they noticed a young man lying on the ground covered in blood. Luckily, he was still breathing.

They transported the victim to the hospital, but he ended up dying from stab wounds and blood loss. 

A few hours later they ended up arresting a 27-year-old male and a 17-year-old female which they thought were connected to the murder.

Later on, they were released. The case remains unsolved.

Man Arrested for Murder of Two Women in Westminster Reply


Mariah Escatel and Oahn Tran

On New Year’s Day, 59-year-old Yolanda Holtrey and her 49-year-old friend, Michelle Luke from Huntington Beach, were murdered. At 5:30 am, firefighters responded to the house after a reported fire.

Yolanda Holtrey was well known for her New Year parties, friendliness, and elaborate Christmas decorations. She always went all out showing her Christmas spirit. More…