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School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

There are performing arts schools for children who want to pursue a career in theater. There are club sports for those who want to improve their chances at making it to the big leagues. But there...

 

Reporter's Notebook: Citizens Academy a solid primer on H.B. police work

Last in a series.  I was a mix of emotions as I drove to Huntington Beach City Hall to attend the graduation ceremony for the Police Department's Citizens Academy.

 

Trash franchise fee to rise to help pay city pension costs

Huntington Beach has found a way to help pay down its growing employee pension costs.

8 H.B. police officers assigned to Oak View neighborhood

The Huntington Beach Police Department unveiled a new policing program this week to address juvenile- and gang-related crime in the Oak View neighborhood.

 

Miss Fountain Valley offers take on self-image, feminism

Earlier this month, Time magazine issued an apology for including "feminist" in its poll of words that readers might like to see banned,...

 

Huntington council rejects tighter alcohol restraints on new downtown restaurants

The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday night not to place additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve alcohol despite having supported the notion months before.

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Police Files for Nov. 19

AREA 1: Wishingwell Lane: Burglary was reported in the 16300 block at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 15.

Police Files for Nov. 12

AREA 1: Gothard Street: Burglary was reported in the 16800 block at 12:02 p.m. Nov. 10.

Huntington breaks ground on long-awaited new senior center

It has been eight years since Huntington Beach voters decided in November 2006 that Central Park would be the location of a new senior...

Property crimes in H.B. show sharp drop

By some measures, Huntington Beach was safer in 2013 than the year before, something the city's police force credits to a network of...

Lawsuit challenges H.B. plan for downtown permit parking district

A Huntington Beach resident has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging that a recently created parking district in the downtown area...

Politics

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

The Huntington Beach City Council took the final step Monday toward making the city's long-awaited new senior center a reality.

Fireworks legalization measure wins in Huntington

It appears that Huntington Beach residents will be able to light their own fireworks next Fourth of July.

Departing city officials look back — and ahead

A new political chapter will open in Huntington Beach on Dec. 1, as four new council members and a new city attorney are ushered into place.

Incumbents voted out in H.B. council, city attorney elections

Incumbents voted out in H.B. council, city attorney elections

The third run for the Huntington Beach City Council was the charm for three candidates in Tuesday's election. But for all three incumbents...

Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw

Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw

Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw likes having relaxing parks around the city for families to enjoy. If he is reelected in Tuesday's...

Business & Real Estate

Retail Therapy: It's tree-lighting time again

Disney fans, rejoice: The Fashion Island annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday....

Replacement plan for H.B. power plant moving ahead

The state's energy agency has unanimously approved plans to replace the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in Huntington Beach with a...

Special Olympics athletes take their shots in floor hockey

Special Olympics athletes take their shots in floor hockey

About 200 athletes from 11 floor hockey teams across Southern California gathered at The Rinks in Huntington Beach on Saturday for the...

Retail Therapy: A buck for book smarts

Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from...

Elephant at wedding didn't have city permit, official says

Elephant at wedding didn't have city permit, official says

Huntington Beach city officials say they were unaware that an elephant was being brought into the city to participate in a wedding ceremony,...

Education

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High School is the alma mater of scores of notable athletes. Former Angels catcher Hank Conger, famed NFL tight end Tony...

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

It's a tradition that dates as far back as 3,000 years.

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

Mark Johnson, assistant superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, will become the new superintendent of the Fountain...

Huntington voters facing busy ballot on Election Day

Huntington Beach voters will have plenty of options to choose from when they're at their local polling places Tuesday. Eleven candidates are...

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

I shared the same planet with the Beatles for one year, three months and two days. That was how old I was when John Lennon died, not that...

State senator helps deliver supplies, message at H.B. school

State senator helps deliver supplies, message at H.B. school

Fifth-graders at College View Elementary School in Huntington Beach got a visit last week from state Sen. Lou Correa, members of the Angels'...

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