Saturday, March 29, 2008

E! channel coming to Huntington Beach

And they are visiting our very own HB Skin Spa at 526 Main St. Ste 102, Friday April 4th.

You must RSVP to attend this event. One of the new stars of Sunset Tan, Jenae, will be offering spray tans for $50 that day (as opposed to her normal fee of $75). If you are interested in being 'sprayed' by Jenae and being featured on the show, call HB Skin Spa to schedule an appointment with her. She arrives at 5pm and will have appointments from 6pm to 10pm. And that is not all that is happening at HB Skin Spa that day, it is also a Spa / Botox / Filler party!! Special guest hosting this spa party is Drag Sensation Empress Jackie. this will take place from 4pm to 9pm - you get your self younger looking, leave looking fabulous! Special rates for this day only! Call for more info, 714-969-9713, and to get your reservation in.

Need to worry about sharks in Huntington Beach? OC Lifeguards say no.

Recently there have been rumors of great white sharks along the So Cal coast, leaving some beach goers worried. However, Orange County lifeguards said they have no plans to close the beach based the recent report of a great white shark attack here in Huntington Beach.

Earlier this month, Tom Larkin was convinced that a shark bumped and bit his surfboard on the back end while waiting for a wave at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Huntington Beach lifeguards dismiss this and other reports. "Even though great whites have been spotted in the area in years past as far as we know, there's not any evidence there's great whites in our vicinity," said Steve Reuter, marine safety officer, of the Huntington Beach city lifeguards.

The only shark-related incident recently was an injured 3-foot mako shark, which normally stays in deep water, which washed ashore in HB and subsequently lifeguards had to destroy it due to it's condition. Usually dolphins are easily mistaken as sharks by the untrained eye. But afterall, "It's springtime; people are saying 'shark' and they're freaking out," Reuter said.

If you want to keep abreast of eyewitness reports on shark attacks, check out - a nonprofit research website.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Paintball coming to Huntington Beach

National Professional Paintball League will be in Huntington Beach from March 28 to March 30 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The registration sells out fast but guests can watch for free. A vendor's showcase at Pier Plaza, paintball league play on the beach and activities make this one of the top-attended sporting events annually. 220 top paintball teams from around the world compete on six fields south of Pier Plaza and Huntington Beach Pier. TV celebrities expected for weekend. Grandstand seats can be purchased. Trade Expo Trade Show daily 9 a.m. to 6 pm. For ticket & information:

Monday, March 17, 2008

So just when is that restaurant going to be finished?

Recently, there was a question/answer in the "Ask Us Anything" part of the OC Register, since I had wondered about this topic myself, I thought I'd post it here.

The question was: When will the eyesore on the northwest corner of Warner Ave & Magnolia St. be cleaned up? The eyesore in mention is the old Asian restaurant Doson. It has been vacant for several years now.
Answer they provided: The site of the old Asian restaurant will be transformed into a new Asian restaurant. The building at 8901 Waner Ave in HB that was formerly the Doson Beach restaurant is the future site of the Seven Sushi Lounge, according to property manager Kathy Buchoz of Bridgecreek Realty Investment Corp. The road to the restaurant has been a long one, Buchoz said. the family that owns the business has had some personal setbacks since they bought the building about two years ago and has been plagued with problems with the contractors, she said.
Still, Buchoz said that there has been a lot of work done ion the inside of the building and the exterior will match the adjoining buildings when completed. "A lot of it is cosmetic now," Buchoz said, adding that the restaurant could open in as little as two to three months.

I've been watching this building just sit there for a very long time. It will be a relief to see it finally done, but I won't hold my breath for the 2 to 3 month range!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Special March local discount for Huntington Beach

The Surf City Store on the Huntington Beach pier is celebrating it's 15 year partnership with the city to market the city's trademark - Surf City. During those years, about 500,000 products have been sold bearing the logo. To say thank you to the Huntington Beach locals, the store is offering a 25% discount on all store purchases through the month of March - with proof of residency of course. For more info, contact them at 374-0277. Show some local support and pop on down to the pier!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New Miss Huntington Beach crowned

A new Miss Huntington Beach has been crowned. Cayce Crowder, who attends Huntington Beach High School, won the Pageant this past Saturday night. Her court is: First Place Runnerup Arroya Karian, Second Place Runnerup Lauren Guitrau, Third Place Runnerup Samantha Gallo and Fourth Place Runnerup Amber Palm. Congratulations girls!