Surf City Weekly - May 31, 2024

Downtown Stakeholders Public Safety Meeting: Thank you to every business and their representative who attended the Downtown Stakeholders Public Safety meeting on Wednesday, May 29.

There was an invaluable discussion on upcoming special events, public safety response, communication during major incidents, crowd control, addressing code enforcement violations, and First Amendment assemblies in public forums. The engagement and insights make our community safer and more vibrant.

Special thanks to Interim City Manager/Chief of Police Eric Parra and City Attorney Michael Gates, as well as staff from Fire, Code Enforcement, and the Downtown Business Improvement District for their participation and contributions.

Together, we’re building a safer, stronger Surf City and a community that thrives on our collective efforts!

HB Junior Guard 5K Run & Pancake Breakfast: Morning run at the beach, check! Saturday, June 1, the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard New Zealand Exchange Team is putting together an amazing 5K Run and Pancake Breakfast for their spring fundraiser. The event will feature live music from Crew 52, a delicious HB Lions Club pancake breakfast, and a Kids’ Fun Beach Run. The 5K is set for the beach path, starting from Junior Lifeguard Headquarters to Goldenwest Street. The HBJG New Zealand Team has raised over one-fifth of their goal of $125,000. 

Registration is available at and the team will be selling their awesome shirts. Parking is available at the City Beach parking lots and along the side streets. A donation of $30 is appreciated.

Aloha Fun: Senior Center Hosts Luau: Aloha! On Saturday, May 18, 220 senior center members were whisked away to a tropical paradise during a luau at the Senior Center in Central Park. Thoughtfully organized by the Senior Center team and supported by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, the event featured live music from Island Inspirations, with guests dancing the hula and participating in interactive performances while dressed in their finest Hawaiian attire. Traditional Hawaiian food was catered and enjoyed by everyone in attendance. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, Alignment Health, and MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center for their sponsorship.