City Administrators Weekly Report

August 07, 2007


1. Friday Night Ballroom Dance – Put your dancing shoes on and swing with the Bob Warren Trio on Friday, August 10, from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., at Michael E. Rodgers Seniors’ Center, 1706 Orange Avenue.  The monthly dances are held on the second Friday of every month and are sponsored by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging.  This month, wear your Hawaiian shirts or muumuus to join in the Aloha spirit.  Refreshments will be served, and singles are welcome.  The fee is $5 at the door.  For more information, please call Rodgers Seniors’ Center at 563-9387.

2. Dog Training – Crash Course in Canine Manners – For a quick course in getting your dog’s behavioral problems under control, check out the six hour, fast-paced class at Murdy Community Center beginning Tuesday, August 14, at 6 p.m.  The cost is $62, and dogs must be five months or older with current vaccinations.

3. Surf Fest 2007 Presents “Heart of the Sea” on August 10, 7:30 p.m. - Rell Sunn, named one of Hawaii’s most influential women of the 20th century by ABC television, tells her life story in this award-winning documentary.  A talented surfer, hula dancer, spear fisher, bodysurfer, and water woman, Rell, also known as “Queen of Makaha,” embodied the spirit of aloha.  She gave her life to the children of Hawaii by sharing positive self esteem and creating the first children’s surf contest at Makaha.  She was also one of the first professional female surfers and lifeguards in Hawaii.  Jan and Tony Carrea, Rell’s daughter and son-in-law, will appear as special guests at the screening, which is free.

4. Artsy Summer Sundays Features Artist Carla Hubbart - Sponsored by Target, Artsy Summer Sundays is a series of free, drop-in art workshops for children and their parents.  Guest artists teach hands-on art to families in a comfortable setting at the HB Art Center.  On August 12, from 1 - 3 p.m., artist Carla Hubbart will share her California Snowflake project with families.  California Snowflakes combine color theory and California culture.  No registration is required.  For information, call 374-1663.



Surf City Nights1. Surf City Nights - Join us on Downtown Main Street tonight, August 7, from 5 – 9 p.m., from Pacific Coast Highway to Orange Avenue.  Verizon is the proud sponsor of this week’s Surf City Nights.  Check out the fun as there will be live entertainers, arts & crafts, specialty foods, limited finger foods, exhibitors, and more!  The farmer’s market offers roasted peanuts, kettle corn, organic veggies/fruits, fresh cut flowers, cookies, spices, and organic olive oil.  Kids’ activities include riding in a hand-crafted train, inflatable bounce houses and slides, balloon artists. and face painting.  Make a night of it and grab dinner at a downtown eatery and shop at our local stores.  The City Parking Garage offers two hours of free parking from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Due to county health regulations, dogs are not allowed.


1.  Good Samaritan - While Firefighter Paramedic (FF/PM) Kevin Prentiss and his family were at the Orlando airport in Florida for a return flight from a vacation, Kevin heard someone in the airport yell for a doctor and to call 911.  Kevin responded and found an unconscious man on the airport floor.  The person yelling for help told Kevin she witnessed the man walking and then fall face first to the ground.  As Kevin secured the C-spine and opened the man’s airway, another bystander said he was a cardiac doctor and asked if he needed help.  Kevin noticed that the man on the ground was turning blue and checked for a pulse.  When he discovered there was no pulse, he directed the doctor to start CPR.  As they were starting CPR, another bystander arrived and wanted to help.  Kevin directed this person to help with CPR as well.  Kevin remembered seeing Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the airport and asked an airport employee to direct him to the closet AED.  He took the AED and defibrillated the man on the ground once while the bystanders continued with CPR.  After one minute of CPR, the man started to respond and became combative.  The Orlando Airport Fire Department arrived on the scene and took over the incident.  After returning from his vacation, Kevin contacted the Orlando Airport Security office to follow up on the condition of the man he helped.  He was told the man was treated but went into cardiac arrest again in the hospital.  He received surgery for two blocked arteries; one was 70% blocked and the other 90% blocked.  He also received an internal pacemaker at his wife’s request.  FF/PM Prentiss responded to a call for help off duty and, because of his action’s that day, one man returned home to his wife and children.

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