Huntington Beach

Brits will soar over the July 4 parade

THE RED ARROWS, acrobatic jet planes of the British Royal Air Force, will be on hand for Huntington Beach’s July 4 parade (RAF photo).

The 115th Annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade will celebrate America’s independence from England, but the Brits will be on hand to help Surf City enjoy the event.

New this year for the holiday – as a preview of the Pacific Airshow scheduled for Oct. 4-6 over Huntington Beach’s sunny strands – there will be flyovers by the UK’s Royal Air Force Red Arrows acrobatic team, along with an appearance by an historic deHavilland trainer, “Chipmunk.”

Also included in the air show over local skies will be other planes including a World War II C-47 U.S. transport plane and a 1944 AT-6 War Dog trainer. Additionally, there will be aerial performances by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and the HBPD’s HB-1 copter.

The parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Main Street, traveling from the civic center area (Yorktown Avenue) to Pacific Coast Highway.

Facility needs on HB council agenda

A request for a detailed study session on unfunded municipal capital projects will be on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council.

Councilman Mike Posey asked that the item be placed on the agenda to schedule a session within 90 days for unfunded projects that have been identified by the city public works department.

Such projects could include improvements to the city’s water and sewer infrastructure as well as police facilities.

The council’s public session will meet at 6 p.m. in the council chamber in the Civic Center at 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

OVSD superintendent gets high marks

Carol Hansen, superintendent of the Ocean View School District, was rated as “outstanding” in her recent performance evaluation.

In her fifth year as OVSD superintendent, Hansen was said to have “done an exemplary job in many areas of district responsibility, including work on new curricular initiatives, oversight of bond-funded construction projects, and by leading her leadership team in the administration of the district,” according to John Briscoe, president of the OVSD board.

The Ocean View district is a K-8 system serving north Huntington Beach and portions of other cities.

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