Across the Area

DUI checkpoint is planned in HB

A DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is planned for Nov. 22 in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 22 by the Huntington Beach Police Department somewhere within city limits between 6 p.m. and 3 am. the next morning.

Such checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as checking drivers for proper licensing.

In 2018, HBPD arrested over 1,000 DUI drivers and others involved in traffic collisions that claimed multiple lives and injuries.

Charter schools reach out to serve community

Inspire Charter Schools in Orange County will be organizing four “Impact Day” events to allow students to serve the community through learning. The events are all set for Wednesday, Nov. 13.

In Irvine, students will show their gratitude and appreciation to members of the military to supplying and assembling packages to be shopped overseas via Operation Gratitude. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Oak Creek Community Park.

In Huntington Beach, students will work with Orange County Coast Keepers, first receiving an educational lecture about trash and then doing their part by cleaning up litter at Bolsa Chica State Beach from 9-11 a.m.

At another event in Surf City, students will learn about being good stewards of the earth by removing invasive plants while on a guided tour of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands at Warner Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In Stanton, students will visit residents at the Rountree Gardens senior living community from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a root beer social and pass out “thank you” letters to veterans, letters written by students at a previous event.

For more information, contact Gina Garland at (626)-488-9388 or

Signs for Carvana before planners

The Westminster Planning Commission on Wednesday will take up a request for two variances to allow for more and bigger signs for the Carvana auto dealership.

What’s requested is three more building signs for the facility at 13950 Springdale St. (adjacent to the San Diego (405) Freeway for a total of 312 square feet of sign area.

Currently, the municipal code allows for a maximum of two wall signs and a maximum sign area of 200 square feet for all building signs.

The planners will meet in the council chambers, 8200 Westminster Blvd. at 6:30 p.m.

Urban planning workshop for HB council

A special meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for an urban planning for public officials workshop. Council members will be joined by members of the planning commission and design review board.

The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Junior Lifeguard Headquarters, 21073 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.

Tina-Pacific development goes to council

A series of public hearings are scheduled for Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Council regarding the Tina-Pacific Neighborhood Development Plan Project.

The 10.27-acre site would be developed with 161-units of multi family affordable housing in the area at the intersection of Magnolia and Pacific avenues.

Also on Tuesday, the council consider an employment agreement with Zenia Bobadilla to serve as community services director.

The council meets in its quarters in the civic center, 7800 Katella Ave., at 6:30 p.m.

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