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Toys find a little nighttime mischief at Huntington Beach Library

Toys find a little nighttime mischief at Huntington Beach Library

The Tabby Theater at the Huntington Beach Public Library echoed with children's laughter as they watched a slide show about their toys' adventures the night before.


Police: video of cop losing his cool is fake

A recent YouTube video showing a man dressed as a police officer shoving and cursing at a Huntington Beach restaurant customer is nothing more than a hoax, police officials said.


No changes to plastic-bag ban as effort to lower fee fails

Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio failed Monday to convince enough of his colleagues to cut a fee imposed on paper bags as part of the city's plastic-bag ban.

H.B. enacts stricter water usage rules

In the midst of a statewide drought, Huntington Beach unanimously voted to declare a level one water supply shortage to conserve water.


Council authorizes $16.4 million bond for new senior center facility

After months of study sessions and planning, the Huntington Beach City Council took two major steps Monday toward making a long-awaited senior center a reality.


O'Connell leads Huntington council hopefuls in campaign funding

William "Billy" O'Connell, executive director of Colette's Children's Home, led all Huntington Beach City Council candidates in amassing campaign funding in the first half of the year, according to...



Life + Arts

Election 2014

Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge.

Huntington mayor raises more than Assembly opponent, who questions expense report

After a slow start to campaigning, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has announced that he raised about $9,000 more than his opponent in...

Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of...

Seal Beach sends utility-tax cut to voters

Seal Beach will let voters decide whether the city should reduce its utility users tax while updating the list of services it could tax.

Public Safety

Police Files


New police unit saddles up

New police unit saddles up

Huntington Beach police officer Gabe Ricci was a dog handler for the Police Department for years. But he's decided to trade his canine...

Police Files for Aug. 13

AREA 1: Red Coach Drive: Burglary was reported in the 6700 block at 7:37 a.m. Aug. 9.

Man wounded in Oak View shooting

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man involved in a possibly gang-related shooting in the Oak View neighborhood that left another...

Motorcyclist killed in light-pole crash ID'd

A Chino man died when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a light pole Monday in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students

Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students

Law-enforcement officers arrested a Huntington Beach man suspected of selling heroin to high school students, authorities said.


Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know

Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know

In response to the statewide drought, Seal Beach City Council members Monday voted unanimously to implement increased restrictions on...

Huntington proposes $52.1 million for roads, parks, beaches

The Huntington Beach City Council focused on projects to improve the city's roads, parks and beaches as it continued discussions of the...

Huntington council kills ballot measure on mobile-home rent control

The Huntington Beach City Council decided during a special meeting Monday to remove a ballot measure that would have asked residents whether...

Logo chosen for Seal Beach's 100th anniversary

Seal Beach has a winner of its centennial logo contest.

Huntington council to consider taking rent-control measure off ballot

Huntington Beach's City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether to pull a rent-control measure off the November ballot.

Rising pension costs loom over new Huntington budget

Huntington Beach's finance department forecast another balanced budget for the coming fiscal year, though it reminded City Council members...

Business & Real Estate

Surf City Garage shows off classic cars

Surf City Garage shows off classic cars

Dozens of classic cars lined Engineer Drive in Huntington Beach on Saturday for the sixth annual Surf City Garage car show.

Lemonade sales raise $12,000 for cancer research

Children set up about 75 lemonade stands around Huntington Beach last weekend to help raise money for pediatric brain cancer research.

4 days of fundraisers will Tee It Up for the Troops

4 days of fundraisers will Tee It Up for the Troops

When Mark Mayes started Seacliff Tee It Up for the Troops in 2012, he had an ambition to raise $100,000 for wounded military veterans.

Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W....

Huck Finn derby is a race to the fishing line

Hundreds of children and their families were elbow to elbow on the Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday, hoping to catch the largest — or...

Huntington takes a Night Out against crime

Huntington takes a Night Out against crime

Looking menacing in its matte black paint job, Huntington Beach's armored SWAT vehicle sat in the parking lot at Target. Four-year-old Reese...


Community college gets accreditation warning

Golden West College must address concerns related to academic success and financial planning in order to remain an accredited community...

O.C. students get SELF help for legal careers

The young woman was hunkered down at a small corner desk in a back office filled with stacked boxes.

National Merit Scholars announced

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

Fundraiser to support wetlands education

The Amigos de Bolsa Chica is hosting its annual brunch fundraiser Sunday to support efforts to educate the public on the wetlands.

OCC closer to complying with accreditation requirements

Orange Coast College is no longer at risk of immediately losing its accreditation, officials announced Thursday afternoon.

Hebrew Academy goes completely solar

The Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach looked to the sun to find the inspiration for melding technology, environmental interests and...



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