Across the Area

Pedestrian killed crossing street

A PEDESTRIAN crossing a street in Huntington Beach Sunday evening was fatally struck by an automobile (Shutterstock).

A pedestrian trying to cross a major thoroughfare in Huntington Beach Sunday evening was struck by a car and suffered fatal injuries.

According to Motor Sgt. Joshua Page of the HBPD, the accident took place in the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Hamilton Avenue at around 6:29 p.m.

Arriving officers found a Chrysler Sebring, driven by Melanie Benner of Laguna Woods, and a male identified only as a transient.

Investigators believe the Sebring was traveling east on Hamilton when it struck the pedestrian, who was crossing south on Brookhurst against the traffic light. He suffered “extensive injuries” and was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene and was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence. Witnesses to the incident are asked to call HBPD Traffic Investigator Doug Demetre at (714) 536-5670.

93% containment for two fires

The Silverado and Blue Ridge fires in east and north Orange County are both considered 93 percent contained as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 19 structures were damaged and four destroyed, according to the report from Cal Fire. Two firefighters suffered burns last week; no civilians have been injured.

GGUSD board meets Tuesday

The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education will meet Tuesday via telecommunications. A closed session at 5:05 p.m. is set to consider pending litigation and labor negotiations. A study session on discipline will follow at 5:30 p.m.

The regular board meeting will commence at 7 p.m.

Items on the agenda include an amendment to the conflict of interest code and the use of nonpublic schools and agencies for handicapped students.

“Holiday Gem” victim of coronavirus

The traditional staging of “The Holiday Gem” at the Gem Theatre in Garden Grove has been cancelled for this year. The Gem, located on Main Street in the downtown area, has been closed since March 15 because of concerns about the transmission of COVID-19.

However, “Divalicious! A Celebration of Women in Jazz” will be staged on Nov. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 in a live streamed ticketed performance. Debbie Ebert will star, and her special guest will be Tina Jackson.

For more information, go to (714) 741-9550, ext. 221.



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