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Top stories of 2015: Coyotes and development

Sixty-six surfers on a record-setting 42 1/4-foot-long board set a Guinness world record for the most surfers riding a wave as they pass the Huntington Beach Pier on June 20. (DREW A. KELLEY)
Huntington Beach native Denise Huskins was found safe at her father’s home in Huntington’s downtown area two days after she reportedly was abducted from her home in Vallejo in Northern California. (File photo)
A screen shot from a video taken Sept. 23 at Huntington Beach High School shows a boy preparing to hit another whom police described as visually impaired. The Huntington Beach Independent obscured their faces because they are minors. ()
City leaders’ consideration of a proposed light-emitting diode (LED) advertising sign near the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley has been postponed multiple times this year. (File illustration)
Scott Lindenblatt helps a boat shove off from the Mariners Point fuel dock in Huntington Harbour in July. The dock, which closed Oct. 1, could reopen in February under the ownership of Maxum Petroleum, a maritime diesel fuel supplier. (Scott Smeltzer / HB Independent)
Tim Gill bites into an Hombre Burrito at the newly opened Naugles in Fountain Valley, the first time he had eaten at a Naugles since 1985. The chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants had been defunct since 1995 after a merger with Del Taco, but a single location opened in July in Fountain Valley. (Brittany Woolsey)

Shoppers and visitors browsed the newly opened retail portion of the Pacific City development in Huntington Beach in November. A hotel at the development is expected to open in 2016.

 (Don Leach / HB Independent)
Orange County’s first Japanese Presbyterian church was dedicated in 1934 at Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach, which in October this year was named a “national treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (File photo)