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Edward Pinchiff Joins the Huntington Beach High School Board Race to Help the Kids

Huntington Beach Union High School District

Huntington Beach Union High School District

Huntington Beach, CA, August 11, 2012 (Press Release) – The Campaign to Elect Edward C. Pinchiff to the Huntington Beach Union High School District Governing Board announced today that Edward Pinchiff is officially a candidate.  Mr. Pinchiff successfully filed nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters for Orange County qualifying Mr. Pinchiff to be placed on the November ballot in the Cities of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Westminster.

When asked about his candidacy, Edward Pinchiff said,

I am not a career politician.  I am in this race for my family and yours.  It’s about the kids and ensuring that our High School District provides a top-tier education in a safe environment.

Education is the key to opportunity for our children, our community, and the future.  I will work to enhance the student learning experience with upgraded technology, small class sizes, challenging core curricula, and increased support for struggling students.  I will support our teachers with opportunities for professional development and skill workshops so they are more effective in the classroom.

I believe in the power of education to create opportunity for our children’s future, to make their lives more meaningful, and to help our communities prosper.

The Huntington Beach Union High School District is governed by a Board consisting of five members elected by voters within the High School District.  The Board provides citizen oversight of the schools within the District.

Edward Pinchiff for Huntington Beach High School Board

Edward Pinchiff for Huntington Beach High School Board

The Huntington Beach Union High School District includes six traditional high schools, one continuation high school, two alternative schools, and one adult school.  These schools serve about 16,000 students in the City of Huntington Beach and parts of the Cities of Westminster and Fountain Valley.

Schools within the Huntington Beach Union High School District include: Huntington Beach High School, Westminster High School, Fountain Valley High School, Marina High School, Edison High School, Ocean View High School, Valley Vista High School, Community Day School, Coast High School, and Huntington Beach Adult School.

As part of the filing of his nomination papers, Edward Pinchiff took his oath of affirmation and also filed his official Candidate Statement which states,

As a long-term resident of Huntington Beach raising two future HBHSD students, I want to ensure that our children receive a top-tier college preparatory curriculum and practical vocational training in a safe environment.

I stand for Educational Excellence, a Safe Learning Environment, Sound Fiscal Management, and Government Transparency.

Education is the key to opportunity for our children, our community, and the future.

The State is in a fiscal emergency and every dollar is precious.  I will insist on fiscally responsible oversight and protection of your tax dollars.  The District must budget responsibly.  All spending should be analyzed in terms of its contribution to student learning.

As an advocate for government transparency, I will have an open door and keep parents, students, and the community fully informed.

Our children can’t learn if they don’t feel safe.  I will promote a safe school environment with strong programs to prevent bullying, gang violence, and drug use.  Parents deserve to feel secure entrusting a school with the well-being of their child.

I ask for your vote.  For more information, go to www.edwardpinchiff.com or call 714-989-6005.

Education: B.S. Accounting, Pepperdine University; J.D., McGeorge School of Law

A campaign website has been established at www.edwardpinchiff.com where visitors can learn more about Edward Pinchiff, get involved in the Campaign to Elect Edward C. Pinchiff, and follow current campaign news.

You can help the campaign to elect Edward Pinchiff  by making a donation, hosting a meet and greet, inviting Edward to appear at your event, displaying a sign, walking precincts, and by generally spreading the word about Edward Pinchiff such as by talking to your friends and neighbors or by linking to the campaign website from your Facebook page, blog, or other website.

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Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame

Peter "PT" Townend at the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach

Peter “PT” Townend at the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach

In support of the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame, Edward Pinchiff attended the Surfing Walk of Fame induction ceremony in front of Jack’s Surfboards in downtown Huntington Beach.  The Surfing Walk of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport and culture of surfing.

The 2012 Surfing Walk of Fame inductees included Michael Peterson (Surf Pioneer), Dick Brewer (Surf Pioneer), Michael Ho (Surf Champion), George Draper (Local Hero), Sean Collins (Surf Culture), Alisa Schwarzstein-Cairns (Woman of the Year) and Stacy Wood (Honor Roll).

It was nice to see one of our local educators honored at the Surfing Walk of Fame event in early August.  Stacy Wood, a physical education teacher at Dwyer Middle School, is also the school surf club coach.  Her teams have won multiple NSSA National Interscholastic surfing titles.  She received the Duke’s Outstanding Educator Recognition Award.

See more pictures from the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame.

Surfing Walk of Fame inductees have their name engraved on a granite stone in the walkway in front of Jack’s Surfboards.

The Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame is a non-profit organization founded in 1994, the year it honored Duke Kahanamoku.  Each year, the Surfing Walk of Fame selection committee compiles a list of qualified candidates and then sends ballots out to the surfing industry to select the inductees.  The Honor Roll inductee is selected by the Surfing Walk of Fame Board of Directors.

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Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade

Huntington Beach High School Alumni at the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade

Huntington Beach High School Alumni at the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade

Edward Pinchiff was honored to participate in the 108th annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade.  The 4th of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  What better way to celebrate this day than with the biggest Fourth of July parade west of the Mississippi.  Mr. Pinchiff travelled the parade route with City Attorney Jennifer McGrath in a vintage Ford mustang convertible waving to family and friends.

The Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade is one of the top events in Huntington Beach.  The Huntington Beach Union High School District is a regular participant with bands, cheer, alumni and more.  See some past Huntington Beach High School District parade photos.

The Huntington Beach Parade also has marching bands, parade floats, celebrities, military vehicles and servicemen, vintage automobiles, community organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, dancers, clowns, horses, cheerleaders, Air Force flyovers, honor guards, and much more.

The Huntington Beach Parade Community Grand Marshal was Father Christian Mondor with Sts. Simon and Jude Church and School in Huntington Beach.

Dignitaries in attendance included Military Grand Marshal Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski Commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center with Air Force Space Command, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, California State Assemblyman Jim Silva, and Huntington Beach City Council members and officials.

Celebrities in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade included Parade Grand Marshal Patrick Warburton, Teen Grand Marshal Stefanie Scott, Sports Grand Marshal and surfer Peter “PT” Townend, Celebrity Guest Gary Bryan from KEARTH 101, Celebrity Guest Tim Conway Jr., and Celebrity Guest Darrell Sheets from the show Storage Wars.

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Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show

Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show

Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show

The Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show is a non-profit organization benefitting the Children’s Resource Center of the Huntington Beach Library.  This year’s event took place June 2-3, and Edward Pinchiff was delighted to support the event.

The Children’s Resource Center is ranked the top children’s library in the State of California.  The Children’s Resource Center provides library and learning services to all children, whether normal, gifted or disabled.  Proceeds from the Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show support a constantly expanding and upgraded book, periodical and resource collection, computers, a state-of-the-art children’s theater, study labs, facilities infrastructure and specially trained staff to help children.

The Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show has grown to be one of the outstanding auto shows in Southern California.  The car show is a family friendly event with activities for the kids including face painting, free ice cream, and balloon art.

The Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show takes place in Huntington Beach Central Park adjacent to the Huntington Beach Public Library.  This Huntington Beach auto show includes the best domestic, British, European and Asian, vintage to current automobiles and motorcycles with each day providing a different display of vehicles.

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Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony

Huntington Beach High School Band at Memorial Day Ceremony

Huntington Beach High School Band at Memorial Day Ceremony

Edward Pinchiff was honored to attend a moving Memorial Day Ceremony at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza.  This Memorial Day Ceremony was a touching tribute honoring Americans who have died in war, as well as prisoners of war and missing in action.

See more photos of the Huntington Beach Memorial Day ceremony.

The Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony included a 21 gun salute, flag raising, speeches, dignitaries, music by the Huntington Beach High School Band, and more.  Participating veterans groups included Huntington Beach American Legion Post 133, Huntington Beach Jewish War Veterans Post 595, and Huntington Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11548.

Dignitaries in attendance included US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the Huntington Beach City Council, Huntington Beach Mayor, Huntington Beach City Treasurer, and Huntington Beach City Attorney.

The Master of Ceremonies was Dr. Jim Ghormley, Lt. Col. US Army Retired.  The main speaker was Colonel Gregory D. Lautner, Brigade Commander, 6th Recruiting Brigade.

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Taste of Huntington Beach

Taste of Huntington Beach

Taste of Huntington Beach

The Taste of Huntington Beach is an annual charity fundraiser benefitting the Huntington Beach Children’s Library and Edward Pinchiff was pleased to volunteer for this year’s event.

The Friends of the Children’s Library is a volunteer group that supports the Children’s Department of the Huntington Beach Public Library.  The Friends of the Children’s Library sponsors a variety of educational and informative activities for children in the community throughout the year including monthly shows (ballets, musical performances, magic shows, and plays), an Authors Festival, a Festival of Folktales in June (which kicks off the library’s Summer Reading Program), and a Holiday Tree Trimming Party in December.

Taste of Huntington Beach guests enjoyed unlimited tastes of food from over 40 restaurants, live entertainment, raffles, and more.  Taste of Huntington Beach restaurant winners included:

Best taste – Tomgirl Baking Co.

Most enthusiastic – Shades at the Hilton

Best decorated – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on Main Street

Appetizers, snacks and small bites – 2nd Floor Sandwiches

Sandwiches/Pizza – Slaters 50-50 (peanut & jelly burger)

Salads, sides and soup – SlapFish (chowder)

Seafood – Rubio’s

Chicken – Lazy Dog Cafe

Beef, lamb, pork – Outback Steakhouse

Desserts, cakes, cookies, cupcakes – Tomgirl Baking Co.

Desserts, other – Simply Layered Cake Design

Support a worthy cause and join us next year at the Taste of Huntington Beach.

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Huntington Beach Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day Huntington Beach

Family Fun Day Huntington Beach

Edward Pinchiff was happy to help out at this year’s Huntington Beach Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the City of Huntington Beach and Kiwanis Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt is one of the most popular family events in the community and proceeds from the event go to charity.

The day included a series of Easter egg hunts that lasted throughout the morning as well as all day family activities such as carnival game booths, a live band, face painting, easter bunny photos, delicious food, displays from the Huntington Beach Police and Fire Departments, and more.  See more photos of the Huntington Beach Family Fun Day event.

Additional sponsors of this event deserving recognition include Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Apples & Oranges, The Local News, Clipper Magazine, and NuVision Federal Credit Union.

The new venue at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex worked out great with plenty of space for the Easter egg hunt, game booths, live music and more.  The Huntington Beach Fire Department was busy cooking hot dogs.  Many local organizations participated including the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, the Huntington Beach 9-11 Memorial Foundation, Kindervision (promoting child safety), Bikes Build Futures (helping homeless youth), Southern California Edison, Rainbow Environmental Services, and others.

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A Leg Up Rescue of Huntington Beach

Rotary Club of Huntington Beach Cooking at A Leg Up Rescue in Huntington Beach

Rotary Club of Huntington Beach Cooking at A Leg Up Rescue in Huntington Beach

Edward Pinchiff was pleased to support A Leg Up Rescue of Huntington Beach at their annual Rescue Roundup fundraiser at the Huntington Beach Equestrian Center.  Proceeds from this charitable event support Waggin’ Trails Transport which rescues companion animals scheduled for death due to lack of space in California shelters, as well as other neglected or abused animals.

See more photos of the Huntington Beach Leg Up Rescue event.

The Rescue Roundup fundraiser is a family friendly event with food and entertainment as well as activities for the kids including pony rides, a bounce house, and crafts.  The Rotary Club of Huntington Beach did a fine job cooking the food for the Rescue Roundup.

A Leg Up Rescue is a registered 501c(3) charitable organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from life-threatening situations.  All of these companion animals were either in danger of being euthanized in animal shelters or subjects of neglect or abuse.

A Leg Up Rescue does not have a shelter or kennel.  The organization places pets in compassionate foster homes.  Waggin’ Trails is a division of A Leg Up Rescue and assists with the transportation of animals to caring homes.

Prior to being placed in responsible homes, all of the animals receive comprehensive health examinations, spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, flea/tick treatment, heartworm medication (if age appropriate), a registered microchip, and other routine treatment.

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Greatest Save Celebrity Golf Tournament

Kindervision and Huntington Beach Ocean View Little League World Series Champions

Kindervision and Huntington Beach Ocean View Little League World Series Champions

The Greatest Save Celebrity Golf Tournament took place on January 30, 2012, at the SeaCliff Country Club.  Edward Pinchiff was pleased to volunteer and help with this worthwhile event.

Participants enjoyed a day of golf with Major League Baseball Hall of Fame host Rollie Fingers and fellow Hall of Fame member Ernie Banks, along with other MLB Celebrities including Al Downing, former Angels greats Bobby Grich, Clyde Wright, and others.

Huntington Beach Ocean View Little League World Series champions enjoyed meeting some of the legends of baseball and collecting autographs.  More than a few Major League players were spotted asking the Little League players for autographs.

See more photos from the Greatest Save Kindervision charity event.

This event supports The Greatest Save, a crime prevention program that teaches internet/personal safety via a unique community based approach that engages families, law enforcement and youth serving organizations in protecting children, teens and young adults from exploitation, molestation and abduction by empowering them to recognize risk instinctively and respond appropriately.

The Greatest Save is a division of the KinderVision Foundation.  KinderVision enjoys wide community support by families, law enforcement agencies, City and State governments, and major corporations.

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