Good morning, Huntington Beach! Let's get you started this Wednesday with everything you need to know going on today in Huntington Beach.
More details about the Sunset shooter are emerging. Also, you can ride FREE with OCTA and leave your car behind this New Year’s Eve. Finally, are you hip to the Red Table Restaurant?
First, today's weather:
Cool with periods of rain. High: 59 Low: 52.
Here are the top five stories today in Huntington Beach:
On Monday, we reported on a Sunset Beach shooting. There are now more details available. The suspected shooter is from Norwalk and targeted a bike rider near South Pacific and 7th Street. According to witness reports, the shooting was random. We learned Tuesday that, apparently, the suspect “attempted to carjack someone in the area of Pacific Avenue and 7th Street.” (HBPD, Biking in LA)
The Orange County Transportation Authority will give FREE rides for those celebrating the New Year. OCTA buses will offer the service from 6 PM on Friday to 2:30 AM on Saturday. Even though this service was temporarily suspended last year, it is scheduled this year “as more people return to regular activities.” (FB)
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris honored the Red Table Restaurant on Monday as part of the “Local Restaurant Spotlight Program.” Located in the Huntington Harbour Mall, the gastropub encourages guests to “relax, eat, drink.” “It was such a joy to visit Red Table Restaurant and recognize this wonderful restaurant,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. (HBN)
Brookhurst Street bridge closures began Monday late at night and through the early morning hours. This process will likely go on for three weeks on the weeknights. Next, the northbound I-405 off-ramp to Brookhurst Street will close around January 3. (I-405 Improvements)
Are you looking for at-home COVID-19 testing kits? While you may have a difficult time finding them on store shelves, residents can order them directly through the OC Health Care Agency. As noted in Monday’s reports, orders for the kits will be “fulfilled within 24 to 48 hours.” (Patch)
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Today in Huntington Beach:
Night of Lights OC at the OC Fair & Event Center (5 PM)
Wednesday Trivia at Four Sons Brewing (6:30 PM)
NA Meeting at 19092 Beach Boulevard (8 PM)
FREE To Play Trivia at Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill (8 PM)
From my notebook:
Check out beautiful Monarch butterflies at Gibbs Butterfly Park! In the winter time, Monarchs come to Huntington Beach and roost in eucalyptus, Monterey pines, and Monterey cypresses. (Instagram)
The January 29th, 2022 Marine Safety Division tryouts for the position of Ocean Lifeguard I are a go. (Instagram)
Do you have recommendations for a St. George neighbor who is looking for a furnace/heater repairman ASAP? It’s an old in-floor gas heater that doesn’t come on. (Nextdoor)
A Golden West Estate neighbor needs referrals for high school geometry tutors. (Nextdoor)
Can you help an Island Track neighbor who's looking for a reasonable tile guy? (Nextdoor)
Our Glen Mar - South Shores neighbor is looking for a tax prep place close by. (Nextdoor)
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— Sylvia Cochran
About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don't judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.