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Margot Carlson, longtime head of nonprofit for struggling youths, dies at 85

Margot Carlson, co-founder of Community Service Programs, who helped change how local law enforcement and courts treat juvenile delinquents and victims of crimes, has died. She was 85.

 

Lifeguards face off in statewide surf wars at Huntington Beach contest

More than 275 ocean lifeguards from across the state competed Saturday at Huntington State Beach in the California Surf Lifesaving Association's 2015 Regional Lifeguard Championships.

Authentic tacos and a green octopus help sell Tio Flaco's

Every time Caesar Ruiz ended his work trips to Tijuana, he wished he could find tacos in Southern California like the ones he tasted in Mexico.

 

H.B. man suspected of DUI after crash that injured motorcyclist

A Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his truck collided with a motorcyclist while making a U-turn.

 

Roof fire causes $350,000 damage to Huntington Harbour home

A fire at a Huntington Harbour home caused an estimated $350,000 in damage Saturday.

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    Police: Huntington cab driver suspected of raping woman might have other victims

    Police: Huntington cab driver suspected of raping woman might have other victims

    A Huntington Beach cab driver arrested this month on suspicion of raping a woman might have other victims, police said Thursday.

    Man charged in McDonald's hit-and-run case

    A hit-and-run charge was filed Thursday against a Signal Hill man accused of fleeing after hitting an elderly woman in a McDonald's...

    Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

    Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

    The planned closure of Huntington Beach's only boat fueling dock would force about 6,000 boat owners to fuel up elsewhere, which the plan'...

    Police seek man who robbed several pharmacies and supermarkets

    Authorities are looking for a man suspected of robbing pharmacies and supermarkets in several north Orange County cities.

    Residents of H.B. apartments displaced after rain causes ceilings to collapse

    Residents of H.B. apartments displaced after rain causes ceilings to collapse

    Dozens of residents have had to leave their apartments after several ceilings collapsed in two Huntington Beach buildings because of the...

    Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

    Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

    Huntington Beach city officials and organizers of the U.S. Open of Surfing say they have found the right formula for a successful and safe...

    Politics

    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...

    Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

    Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

    Fountain Valley is welcoming the summer this weekend as it continues its four-day Summerfest through Sunday at the Recreation Center &...

    At 90, Norma Gibbs is still putting her stamp on H.B.

    At 90, Norma Gibbs is still putting her stamp on H.B.

    Norma Brandel Gibbs doesn't let people tell her how it's going to be. Whether it's city business or her personal life, Gibbs has her own...

     Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

    Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

    Like other water agencies in California, the Orange County Water District is looking at ways to encourage ratepayers to conserve. But it...

    Huntington leans toward policy to make labor talks more public

    More transparency in public employee labor negotiations may be on the horizon in Huntington Beach.

    H.B. explores making city labor talks more transparent

    The Huntington Beach City Council wants to learn more before pursuing an ordinance aimed at publicizing negotiations between employee groups...

    Business & Real Estate

    Special Olympians from Kazakhstan get glimpse of the fast lane at entrepreneur's car museum

    Special Olympians from Kazakhstan get glimpse of the fast lane at entrepreneur's car museum

    A Fountain Valley entrepreneur pulled out all the stops Thursday to give a group of Special Olympians a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    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...

    Huntington Hyatt tries to help find bone marrow donor for 8-year-old daughter of ex-GM

    Huntington Hyatt tries to help find bone marrow donor for 8-year-old daughter of ex-GM

    The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa is looking to help expand the donor registry for blood cancer patients, including the 8-...

    Man gets 13-year sentence for $2-million embezzlement scheme at luxury-car business

    A Huntington Beach man who owned and managed a Costa Mesa luxury-car dealership was sentenced Monday to 13 years in state prison for...

    Helping drivers in distress is what's it's all about for ex-Mayor Robert Mandic

    Helping drivers in distress is what's it's all about for ex-Mayor Robert Mandic

    Robert Mandic loves giving back to his hometown of Huntington Beach, through his 76-year-old business and a stint in city government.

    Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

    Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

    For the first Fourth of July since 1987, public sales of fireworks are allowed under city law in Huntington Beach and will begin Wednesday.

    Education

    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.

    Fifth-graders make, sell bracelets to raise over $600 for charities

    Fifth-graders make, sell bracelets to raise over $600 for charities

    Twenty-four fifth-graders at the Albert Einstein Academy in Huntington Beach showed they have a mind for philanthropy by raising almost $650...

    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...

    Parents, students sing for ousted music teacher's return

    Parents, students sing for ousted music teacher's return

    Current and former students at John H. Eader Elementary School played ukuleles and sang on Wednesday morning as they sought the return of...

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