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Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum.

 

In the Pipeline: A taste of boba done right

I think the Taste of Huntington Beach is my favorite event of the year and not just because of how full I am at the end of the day.

 

Day of compassion and service planned

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Huntington Beach and the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council are joining forces for a day of community service on Saturday.

Downtown task force turns over its report

After six months of brainstorming, the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force on Monday presented to the City Council its recommendations for making downtown safer.

 

H.B. council likes fireworks crackdown

A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property.

 

Webcam helps monitor area birds

Constant chirping from dozens of birds might get on some people's nerves, but the noise is music to science teacher Jayson Ruth's ears.

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Man critical with multiple gunshot wounds

A 21-year-old man was critically injured Sunday after being shot multiple times in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach,...

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at...

Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest...

Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

A teen from Lakewood drowned Monday off Sunset Beach, authorities said.

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

A bicyclist from Costa Mesa died after she was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Man saves neighbors from burning home

A Huntington Beach man rescued his elderly neighbors from their burning house Monday after he heard noises indicative of a fire.

Politics

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the...

AES catches a wave

AES catches a wave

The Huntington Beach City Council signed off on AES' plans to give its power plant at Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street a beach motif...

A dose of pension fund reality

Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven...

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Local preservationists tried convincing Huntington Beach council members Monday to support efforts to save the buildings on the...

Civic center lends itself to debate

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of...

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.

Business & Real Estate

Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them...

Old, young mix it up at Egg Paint

Old, young mix it up at Egg Paint

As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns.

Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Trystan Huynh stared intently at the field in front of him and did his best to mimic a raging bull before it charges, kicking up dirt from...

'It's a precious open space'

'It's a precious open space'

The three nonprofit groups that oversee the Bolsa Chica wetlands and mesa recently banded together to educate the public about the area's...

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday,...

Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

I woke up one Saturday morning with a pain. Glancing at my left forearm, I saw a 4-inch bruise and was quickly reminded why it hurt. Then...

Education

Coming together for peace

Coming together for peace

Forty-three years ago, John Lennon penned a lyric that has become a staple on the radio and countless bumper stickers and T-shirts: "Imagine...

City's first Japanese festival wins high marks

City's first Japanese festival wins high marks

Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized...

Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District'...

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Baby goats haven't exactly made a name for themselves as household pets, but for a group of local students, the fluffy little kids are...

Dangers lurk in nature's beauty

Dangers lurk in nature's beauty

The Bolsa Chica wetlands is a haven for runners, hikers and nature lovers.

So you think you can dance?

So you think you can dance?

If Edward Van Ornum's father were given an option between attending a party or cutting off his hand, he'd probably ask, "Which hand?"

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