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Hundreds of weekend beach rescues as big surf and rip currents meet crowds along O.C. coast

Hundreds of weekend beach rescues as big surf and rip currents meet crowds along O.C. coast

Large crowds, big surf and rip currents combined to keep lifeguards busy making hundreds of ocean rescues over the weekend in Huntington, Newport and Laguna beaches.

 

Faiths bless the waves in Huntington Beach

Guests who gathered for the eighth annual Blessing of the Waves on Sunday morning in Huntington Beach showed their spiritual appreciation for the ocean by doing — what else? — the wave.

 

State regulatory changes could require Poseidon to reapply for discharge permit for proposed desal plant

State water officials confirmed to environmental groups this week that the developer of a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach would need to reapply for one of its permits if state...

O.C. to take bids for $6.4 million Huntington Harbour dredging project

The Orange County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to seek bids for a Huntington Harbour dredging project.

 

Footvolley kicks in at tournament in Huntington Beach

Professional athletes from all over the world were flying feet first around the sand next to the Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday and Sunday as the city hosted the California Footvolley Tournament.

 

Car crashes into stairway at Huntington Beach hotel

A Huntington Beach hotel sustained minor damage after a vehicle crashed into the building.

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Man found dead in H.B. surf likely drowned, police say

A man whose body was found Sunday morning at Huntington City Beach is believed to have drowned, officials said.

Armed intruders leave H.B. home empty-handed

Huntington Beach police are looking for three people who tried to rob five residents in their home at gunpoint Tuesday.

H.B. rejects 3 pot dispensaries' appeals for licenses

Huntington Beach planning commissioners have denied appeals by three marijuana dispensaries seeking approval to operate in the city.

Jury: H.B. police violated man's rights with warrantless search of his home after a noise complaint

An Orange County Superior Court jury has ruled that two Huntington Beach police officers wrongfully entered a resident's apartment without a...

F.V. man arrested in phone threat at state employment office

A Fountain Valley man was arrested this week in connection with a threatening voice-mail message left at the state Employment Development...

H.B. man, 18, arrested with gun in backyard near shooting scene, police say

An 18-year-old Huntington Beach resident was arrested early Monday after police found him with a gun near a shooting scene, authorities...

Politics

Huntington Beach picks potential home developer for Rodgers senior center site

Huntington Beach picks potential home developer for Rodgers senior center site

Huntington Beach has entered negotiations with Shea Homes to possibly redevelop the Michael E. Rodgers Seniors' Center site.

Huntington moves toward more openness in city labor talks

Huntington Beach has taken its first step toward adopting rules meant to increase transparency in public employee labor negotiations.

Affordable-housing nonprofit sues H.B. over changes in Beach-Edinger plan

An Irvine-based affordable-housing advocacy group has sued Huntington Beach, alleging that the city's housing plan no longer complies with...

Higher spending and revenue expected for new Huntington Beach budget

Huntington Beach officials expect an increase in the city's general fund in the coming fiscal year, but increasing pension costs continue to...

H.B. looks to extend nonprofit's lease for youth shelter

Huntington Beach council members directed city staff Monday to negotiate a lease extension with Community Service Programs through June...

Historic Wintersburg site reverts to residential zoning, settling legal matter

Historic Wintersburg site reverts to residential zoning, settling legal matter

Following a court order issued in June, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday night to rezone the Historic Wintersburg site to...

Business & Real Estate

Foes of Arctic oil drilling protest at Fountain Valley Shell station

Foes of Arctic oil drilling protest at Fountain Valley Shell station

A small group of protesters rallied in front of a Shell gas station in Fountain Valley on Wednesday to express their disapproval of the...

Report: Beach and seafloor subsurface intakes won't work for H.B. desalination plant

A study published Monday regarding the controversial proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach determined that one type of...

When dogs needed help, their owner cooked up a solution

When dogs needed help, their owner cooked up a solution

When Michael LaRiche's chocolate cocker spaniel, Alex, developed skin problems a few years ago, he knew he had to do something.

No tasting room? No problem: Riip Beer Co. delivers to your home

No tasting room? No problem: Riip Beer Co. delivers to your home

People of a certain age may remember when the local milkman delivered right to customers' doorsteps.

Fan-favorite Naugles to reopen in Fountain Valley on Saturday for weekends only

Fan-favorite Naugles to reopen in Fountain Valley on Saturday for weekends only

After shutting down this week because demand from customers was overwhelming its ability to serve them, Naugles will reopen its new location...

Education

2 H.B. schools to reopen to all students after asbestos closure, but a third will stay shut

2 H.B. schools to reopen to all students after asbestos closure, but a third will stay shut

Hope View and Oak View elementary schools, two of the three Ocean View School District campuses that were closed last school year because of...

Woman takes on the teaching of black history

Woman takes on the teaching of black history

When Barbara Junious learned that black history was not being taught in California schools, she took up the slack, first by educating her...

New Ocean View schools leaders have their work cut out for them

Ocean View School District's two new top officials started their jobs Monday with a lot on their plates.

Children continue learning at camp at the library

As host of Oak View Library's first STEM camp, Hannah Leou didn't want the students to learn from textbooks.

Ocean View district names superintendent and deputy

Ocean View district names superintendent and deputy

The Ocean View School District has a new superintendent and deputy superintendent after a months-long search.

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

A steady stream of people flocked to 15 fireworks stands scattered throughout Huntington Beach on Wednesday, the first of four days that...

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