Huntington Beach

Body of lost swimmer is identified

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH (Visit Huntington Beach photo by Barbara Haynes).

The body of a man pulled from the water off Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach on Friday has been identified as the swimmer who went missing on Feb. 25.

According to the Orange County Coroner’s office, Shawn Lim, 18, of Long Beach, was the same person that authorities searched for when three swimmers were reported missing. Two were rescued – one of whom was hospitalized – but the third was not.

A search by boat and helicopter failed to locate the other.

Lim’s body was found 100 yards north of Tower 21, according to the coroner.


The annual Huntington Beach “State of the City” event will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at the new Senior Center, 18041 Goldenwest Street in Central Park. It’s presented by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Presentations will be made by Mayor Barbara Delgleize, Chamber President James O’Callagahan, Golden West College Vice President Omid Pourzanjani and Visit Huntington Beach President Kelly Miller.

Ticket are $70. Register at .


A new restaurant and the expansion of an existing eatery are on the agenda of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission when it meets on Tuesday, March 14 in the Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

A new restaurant tenant – HQ Gastropub – is seeking a conditional use permit to operate in an existing building at 155 Fifth St. (on the north side of Pacific Coast Highway between Fifth and Sixth Streets in The Strand building). Requested hours of operation would be Monday through Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.

An entitlement plan amendment to allow the sale of alcohol within a proposed 400- square foot new outdoor dining area at the Black Bull Chop House, 300 Pacific Coast Highway, is sought. The requested hours of operation would be 5-10 p.m. on Sunday through Wednesday and 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Thursday to Saturday.




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