Surf City Weekly - June 7, 2024

Temporary Pedestrian Path Partial Closure at Dog Beach:  A short section of the pedestrian path at Dog Beach has been narrowed in width due to coastal bluff erosion.  A small area of the coastal bluff from Goldenwest to Seapoint, between the two parking lots, recently collapsed toward the beach, resulting in a section of the beach path being broken off.  In the narrowed area, the City has placed some markers to direct pedestrians away from the area, and we are in the process of posting signs.  The beach path remains open, with only the pedestrian portion narrowed by approximately three feet.  We do not believe that the rest of the path is threatened by future failure. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Public Works at 714.536.5431.

Street Improvement Project to Start in Maintenance Zone 1: As part of the City’s ongoing effort to maintain local roadways, the Public Works Department is planning a residential pavement rehabilitation project to improve the appearance and lengthen the life of streets in Maintenance Zone One – bounded by Yorktown Avenue to the north, Magnolia Street to the east, Pacific Coast Highway to the south, and Lake Street to the west.

This $4.1 million project will rehabilitate approximately 60 residential streets. Work will include pavement repairs, sealing cracks, striping, and an asphalt overlay. The overlay process consists of grinding the streets first, and then putting down new asphalt. The asphalt overlay portion of the program grinds an inch and half of the existing pavement and puts back an inch and a half of new asphalt.

Police Volunteers Offer Vacation House Checks: Are you planning a summer vacation? Let us watch over your house while you’re away!

Whether you’re gone for a few days, a week, or longer, the Huntington Beach Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) offers a valuable service to monitor your home. Our volunteers conduct thorough exterior perimeter checks and vehicle inspections to help ensure your property stays secure.  To sign up for this FREE service, call the VIPS office at (714) 374-1507 or complete the Vacation House Check online form by clicking here. For guaranteed scheduling, please provide at least one week’s notice. When you return, notify the office using the same number. If you return earlier than expected, contact HBPD’s non-emergency line at (714) 960-8825 and inform the VIPS office.

CERT Volunteers Participate in Pelican Releases:  Recently, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers assisted with the release of rehabilitated pelicans cared for at the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The releases took place at Corona Del Mar State Beach and Huntington City Beach. In total, 33 pelicans were released back into their natural environment. The rehabilitated pelicans were banded with tracking numbers and three have small GPS devices so more information can be obtained on their migration patterns. A nice crowd was present at each event to cheer for the pelicans as they regained their freedom!

Join Us for the OC San Open House! Tomorrow, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, the City of Huntington Beach will have a booth at the OC Sanitation Open House - a family-friendly event packed with exciting activities, delicious food, and educational opportunities. Bring the whole family for a morning of fun and learning at the OC San Fountain Valley treatment plant located at 18480 Bandilier Circle, in Fountain Valley.

The event includes live entertainment by the Santa Ana High School Mariachi, Fountain Valley High School Drumline, talented children's choir, children’s martial arts demonstration and more. Enjoy local food trucks and get free ice cream just for attending the event! Explore the various departments within OC San and partnering agencies through interactive booths. In addition, you can take a guided tour of the OC San facility and get a behind-the-scenes look at how they keep water clean and safe. Admission is free. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore, learn, and have fun!