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Pet killings spark Seal Beach-led effort to control coyotes

Huntington studies alcohol, business regulations

The Huntington Beach City Council received updates this week on key issues related to the downtown area to get a better sense of how to make it safer for residents and visitors.

 

Paddleboard tournament draws worldwide competitors

Stand-up paddleboard competitors from around the world are on the water off Huntington Beach this week for the Pro Grand Slam tournament, which runs through Sunday.

Ocean View trustee Briscoe fined over campaign signs

Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe is threatening to sue Huntington Beach after he was fined for having his reelection campaign signs up before the time allowed by a city ordinance.

 

30th Coastal Cleanup Day hits local waters Saturday

The California Coastal Commission presents California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, the 30th edition of the annual event to clean the state's beaches, lakes and waterways.

 

Huntington public light fixtures going LED

Huntington Beach gave the green light this week to upgrading the city's public light fixtures to LED.

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Election 2014

Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Throughout her career, lawyer and Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Lyn Semeta has been guided by what she thinks is a simple...

'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a...

Council candidate Delgleize, in third run, focuses on boosting police, bandwidth

Council candidate Delgleize, in third run, focuses on boosting police, bandwidth

Barbara Delgleize could almost taste victory in the Huntington Beach City Council election two years ago.

State panel rejects candidate's complaint of campaign violations by 2 incumbents

The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents...

Public Safety

Police Files for Sept. 17

AREA 1: Argosy Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 5300 block at 7:28 a.m. Sept. 15.

Police Files for Sept. 11

AREA 1: Dunn Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 6300 block at 9:14 a.m. Sept. 5.

Car involved in crash swerves, kills man; 4 hurt

A car veered into two homeless men, killing one, after a three-vehicle collision in Huntington Beach in which four other people were...

Reporter's Notebook: Police gear, jail are eye-openers

Reporter's Notebook: Police gear, jail are eye-openers

Third in a series. I was on the verge of falling asleep in my seat at the Huntington Beach Police Department Citizens...

Disaster expo to teach preparedness

Huntington Beach will present a free disaster preparedness expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Seabreeze Church.

Lawsuit alleges bullying, sexual assault at Ocean View district school

The family of an autistic student has filed a lawsuit against the Ocean View School District and several other defendants, alleging he was...

Politics

H.B. group still trying to overcome obstacles to build 9/11 memorial

Dennis Hashin thought that creating a 9/11 memorial for Huntington Beach would be as simple as removing a fountain to make room for a...

Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race

Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race

Hector Valdez has been told that he doesn't have a chance at winning a seat on the Huntington Beach City Council. But the first-time...

Forum will discuss toll-lane plan for 405 Freeway

Forum will discuss toll-lane plan for 405 Freeway

The 405 Freeway Cities Coalition will present a forum Thursday evening to gather public input about the state's proposal to add toll lanes...

Proposal to make paper bag fee optional fails

Another proposal before the Huntington Beach City Council to amend the city's plastic bag ordinance has failed.

Council members question effort to get public's opinion on updated general plan

The Huntington Beach City Council was brought up to speed Tuesday night on the city's general plan update, and some members expressed...

Huntington council candidate alleges 2 incumbents caused gift violation

A Huntington Beach City Council candidate has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, saying two incumbents' living situation...

Business & Real Estate

Upgrade plan for AES power plant advances

A committee of the state's energy agency recommended approval of changes proposed for the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in...

2 from H.B. accused in $105 million medical fraud case

Fifteen people, including a doctor and a pharmacist from Huntington Beach, are facing charges of defrauding insurance companies of more than...

Retail Therapy: Clothe the kids in bargains

Bargain babes: Save up to 90% on new and gently used infant, toddler and children's clothing, gear, toys and more at the So...

Love of beer is main ingredient in family business

Love of beer is main ingredient in family business

Different families bond over different hobbies. Some are brought together by sports, movies, music or food. But the Dufresne family unites...

Retail Therapy: Grand opening takes the cake

Sweet stuff: SusieCakes is having a grand opening celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at SOCO, 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite J,...

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.

Education

Private school official says he embezzled $2 million

A former business manager for Huntington Beach's Pegasus School has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from the...

National Merit Scholars announced

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

Coast College district sees budget increase for second year

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $243 million budget — about $5 million higher than...

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...

Smiles, tears, excitement as kindergartners begin 'long journey'

Smiles, tears, excitement as kindergartners begin 'long journey'

The only people on the quiet Hawes Elementary School campus at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday were Principal Julie Jennings and her teachers, eagerly...

OCC closer to complying with accreditation requirements

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

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