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For needy kids, big gifts come in small boxes from Huntington Beach

For needy kids, big gifts come in small boxes from Huntington Beach

For the past 10 years during the holiday season, Carol Rotta has made the nearly 500-mile trek to Huntington Beach from Lake Montezuma, Ariz., to pack hundreds of cardboard boxes with gifts for...

 

Wind-churned water kills fish at H.B.'s Central Park

Dozens of dead carp have washed onto the shore of Lake Huntington in Central Park because of conditions created by Santa Ana winds, a Huntington Beach official said.

 

Police: Huntington bicyclist arrested after weapons found

A Huntington Beach man was arrested with what police said were several weapons, including a gun, in his possession as he was riding a bicycle.

Coyote deterrence seminars Dec. 2 in Seal Beach

As part of efforts to curb problem coyotes in Seal Beach, where the feral canines have been blamed for several pet deaths, the Humane Society of the United States will present two local workshops Dec....

 

Huntington tree lights up for holidays

The holidays officially arrived in Huntington Beach on Sunday evening as the city presented its annual tree lighting during the "Miracle on Main Street" festival two blocks from the pier.

 

New Huntington council members, city attorney take seats Monday

Huntington Beach's four new City Council members and new city attorney will be sworn in during Monday's council meeting.

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Ex-H.B. bank teller suspected of stealing $240,000 from customers

Huntington Beach police and U.S. Secret Service agents arrested a former bank teller on suspicion of stealing hundreds of thousands of...

Reporter's Notebook: Citizens Academy a solid primer on H.B. police work

Reporter's Notebook: Citizens Academy a solid primer on H.B. police work

Last in a series.  I was a mix of emotions as I drove to Huntington Beach City Hall to attend the graduation ceremony for...

8 H.B. police officers assigned to Oak View neighborhood

The Huntington Beach Police Department unveiled a new policing program this week to address juvenile- and gang-related crime in the Oak View...

Huntington breaks ground on long-awaited new senior center

It has been eight years since Huntington Beach voters decided in November 2006 that Central Park would be the location of a new senior...

Police Files for Nov. 19

AREA 1: Wishingwell Lane: Burglary was reported in the 16300 block at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 15.

Property crimes in H.B. show sharp drop

By some measures, Huntington Beach was safer in 2013 than the year before, something the city's police force credits to a network of...

Politics

Trash franchise fee to rise to help pay city pension costs

Huntington Beach has found a way to help pay down its growing employee pension costs.

Lawsuit challenges H.B. plan for downtown permit parking district

A Huntington Beach resident has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging that a recently created parking district in the downtown area...

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

The Huntington Beach City Council took the final step Monday toward making the city's long-awaited new senior center a reality.

Incumbents voted out in H.B. council, city attorney elections

Incumbents voted out in H.B. council, city attorney elections

The third run for the Huntington Beach City Council was the charm for three candidates in Tuesday's election. But for all three incumbents...

Departing city officials look back — and ahead

A new political chapter will open in Huntington Beach on Dec. 1, as four new council members and a new city attorney are ushered into place.

Fireworks legalization measure wins in Huntington

It appears that Huntington Beach residents will be able to light their own fireworks next Fourth of July.

Business & Real Estate

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

There are performing arts schools for children who want to pursue a career in theater. There are club sports for those who want to improve...

Retail Therapy: It's tree-lighting time again

Disney fans, rejoice: The Fashion Island annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday....

Retail Therapy: Hello Kitty, hello holidays

As we enter the holiday warehouse sale season, heed a few tips: Many clothing sales don't offer dressing rooms, so ladies are reminded to...

Replacement plan for H.B. power plant moving ahead

The state's energy agency has unanimously approved plans to replace the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in Huntington Beach with a...

Huntington council rejects tighter alcohol restraints on new downtown restaurants

The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday night not to place additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve...

Retail Therapy: A buck for book smarts

Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from...

Education

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High School is the alma mater of scores of notable athletes. Former Angels catcher Hank Conger, famed NFL tight end Tony...

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

It's a tradition that dates as far back as 3,000 years.

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

Mark Johnson, assistant superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, will become the new superintendent of the Fountain...

Huntington voters facing busy ballot on Election Day

Huntington Beach voters will have plenty of options to choose from when they're at their local polling places Tuesday. Eleven candidates are...

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

I shared the same planet with the Beatles for one year, three months and two days. That was how old I was when John Lennon died, not that...

State senator helps deliver supplies, message at H.B. school

State senator helps deliver supplies, message at H.B. school

Fifth-graders at College View Elementary School in Huntington Beach got a visit last week from state Sen. Lou Correa, members of the Angels'...

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