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The science behind hail on Southern California beaches

Why did it 'snow'? The science behind hail on SoCal beaches

So what is the science behind the hail that fell Monday on some Southern California beaches?

 

Hail covers H.B. sand; voluntary evacuations in Newport

Hail fell along some Orange County beaches Monday, and warnings about lightning strikes prompted voluntary evacuations near the water in Newport Beach.

 

Another temporary chancellor for Coast colleges

The Coast Community College District announced its second interim chancellor since August, when the last chancellor gave two-days notice before leaving his post.

O.C. Assembly members' bill would block freeway toll lanes

As rush-hour traffic on the 405 Freeway hummed in the background, two California Assembly members introduced a bill Tuesday morning aimed at prohibiting the state transportation agency from adding...

 

Driver arrested after car flips during crash

A Huntington Beach woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol after her vehicle hit multiple objects and flipped over at a gas station, police said.

 

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Russ Newton, a senior vice president with the Los Angeles Times, has been named publisher of Times Community News.

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Huntington police officer cleared in lawsuit over child's custody

A federal jury has cleared a Huntington Beach police officer who was accused of illegally taking a boy from his mother.

Fountain Valley man arrested in H.B. home burglary

A Fountain Valley man was arrested Saturday on allegations that he tried to steal tools from a Huntington Beach house that was being...

H.B. man sentenced to 55 years to life in woman's strangulation murder

A Huntington Beach man convicted of murdering a 21-year-old woman three years ago was sentenced Friday to 55 years to life in state prison.

H.B. woman who embezzled $3.5 million gets prison term

A Huntington Beach woman was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling about $3.5 million from her employer.

H.B. restaurant gets city OK to sell alcohol, despite protests to state over license

A restaurant that moved into downtown Huntington Beach last summer received permission from the city Tuesday night to sell beer and wine,...

Fountain Valley man killed in shooting

A man died after being shot multiple times Saturday in Fountain Valley, police said.

Politics

Huntington pursuing freeze on Beach, Edinger residential projects

The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to freeze new residential developments along Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue in order to...

Pacific City apartment developer drops request for reduced parking

Pacific City apartment developer drops request for reduced parking

Much to the surprise of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission and residents, apartment developer UDR withdrew its request for fewer...

Huntington police pitch tighter rules on massage parlors

The Huntington Beach Police Department outlined proposals Tuesday for strengthening the city's regulations on massage establishments.

Huntington Beach repeals permit parking downtown

With little discussion, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to repeal a recently imposed parking-permit district in the...

Consultants pick 258 properties for H.B.'s historic sites list

A revised list of candidates for Huntington Beach's list of historic properties was reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

The Huntington Beach City Council took its first step Monday toward allowing local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks for the...

Business & Real Estate

Thieves cashing in on cardboard as waste company, city lose revenue

That cardboard box holding your newest household appliance may be more valuable than you think.

Retail Therapy: Last-minute meal suggestions for Valentine's Day

As promised, here is my annual Last Minute Valentine's Day Meal Guide, a cross section of some of the many dining options in the county,...

Business owner victimized by scam urges others to be alert

A Fountain Valley business owner who lost hundreds of dollars in an elaborate phone scam is warning others to help them prevent a similar...

Gondolas put Valentine's Day romance on the water in Huntington Harbour

Gondolas put Valentine's Day romance on the water in Huntington Harbour

Tim Reinard may not be plying the waters of Venice, Italy, but the gondolier who paddles Huntington Harbour's canals demonstrates an...

Retail Therapy: My Mickey for your Goofy

Pieces of flair: My-D Pins & Collectibles, 1215 S. Beach Blvd., Suite D, Anaheim, will host a free Disney pin and...

County told to investigate school district complaints about Rainbow waste facility

The Orange County Health Care Agency must reopen its review of a Huntington Beach waste management facility's five-year permit because of...

Education

3 closed campuses unlikely to fully reopen this school year, Ocean View told

The main buildings at three Huntington Beach schools closed because of asbestos concerns are unlikely to reopen this school year, the...

Crisis response dog knows her role: Roll over and play calm

Crisis response dog knows her role: Roll over and play calm

Draped over the top of a reporter's shoe inside a gazebo near the Huntington Beach Central Library, the golden retriever stretched out...

Some Hope View Elementary students return to school closed by asbestos fears

Some Hope View Elementary students return to school closed by asbestos fears

Four months after Hope View Elementary School was closed because of worries about asbestos, more than one-third of its students returned...

Edison High student in post-crash coma gets community's support

Edison High student in post-crash coma gets community's support

The Edison High School community is stepping up to help a student fight for his life after an accident.

Huntington High students donate 874 pairs of jeans to homeless

Huntington High students donate 874 pairs of jeans to homeless

Hundreds of used jeans that once were sprawled in teacher Gina Broesamle's classroom at Huntington Beach High School were placed in boxes...

Bond measure might be the answer for cash-strapped Ocean View schools

Trustees of the Ocean View School District decided Tuesday to take preliminary steps toward issuing a school bond measure in 2016.

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