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Huntington State Beach gets a cleaning, courtesy of kids

Huntington State Beach gets a cleaning, courtesy of kids

More than 1,300 students descended on Huntington State Beach on Thursday for a beach cleanup as part of the 22nd annual Kids Ocean Day.

 

Memorial Day: Annual tribute at the pier honors veterans and the fallen

Huntington Beach's Memorial Day tradition continued Monday as crowds gathered at Pier Plaza to hear speakers and musicians during the annual tribute to local residents who fought and died in war.

 

Algae builds up in Central Park lake; fish might be at risk

Huntington Beach officials are investigating ways to control an unusual amount of algae buildup in Central Park's Lake Huntington.

Man sought in theft of $3,000 bicycle

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man seen in surveillance footage stealing a bicycle from the downtown area.

 

H.B. police forming nonprofit to fund community programs

Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy has said since he came onboard in late 2013 that his goal is to create a stronger bond between the department and local residents.

 

Neighbors want more parking at Little League field near LeBard Park

Residents of the neighborhood surrounding the Huntington Beach City School District headquarters pressed the city Planning Commission on Tuesday to devise a way to alleviate parking problems when...

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Man sought after girl is grabbed on way to Marina High School

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man suspected of trying to kidnap a girl who was on her way to school Wednesday.

Four arrested in suspected murder-for-hire plot

Huntington Beach police arrested four men accused of conspiring to kill a woman for monetary gain.

Rainbow announces plan to enclose disputed H.B. trash facility

Representatives of the Ocean View School District have long wanted a Huntington Beach waste-management facility to enclose its operations.

Commercial firefighter pleads guilty to trying to produce child porn in Philippines

A commercial firefighter who lives in Huntington Beach pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge that he tried to produce child...

3 freed in conspiracy-to-kill case

Three out of four men arrested by Huntington Beach police on suspicion of conspiring to kill a woman for monetary gain were released last...

Pair arrested in store robberies in Fountain Valley, 7 other cities

Police arrested two Inland Empire men suspected in a robbery spree across eight cities, including Fountain Valley.

Politics

Want to water your lawn after it rains or fill your pool? Fines could hit $600 under city's new rules

Huntington Beach has entered the second level of the city's water management plan, adding to restrictions on residents and businesses in...

Plan for homes on former school site would preserve Little League fields

Plans to build single-family homes on the former LeBard Elementary School site while keeping its baseball fields will soon be reviewed by...

Will move to rezone Historic Wintersburg halt threat of demolition?

A Huntington Beach City Council vote this week to rezone the Historic Wintersburg site back to residential use didn't allay the Ocean View...

Huntington cuts number of residences allowed on Beach, Edinger to 2,100

After an hours-long public hearing, the Huntington Beach City Council approved several changes to the city's controversial plan for...

O.C. district to work toward water-purchase deal with proposed desalination plant

O.C. district to work toward water-purchase deal with proposed desalination plant

The Orange County Water District approved a term sheet Thursday with Poseidon Water that the two agencies can use to negotiate the cost of...

Huntington finalizes repeal of city's plastic bag ban

In about four weeks, shoppers in Huntington Beach will again be able to choose plastic bags and not have to pay 10 cents if they use paper.

Business & Real Estate

Seal Beach company works to market detector of chemical used in plastics

Seal Beach company works to market detector of chemical used in plastics

A Seal Beach maker of health products believes it has found a dependable test for a potentially dangerous chemical additive used to harden...

H.B. High seniors celebrate their commitment to college

H.B. High seniors celebrate their commitment to college

Balloons and cookies made for a festive atmosphere as nearly 500 seniors of Huntington Beach High School entered the campus gym to find...

Desalination's benefits, costs draw debate amid drought

The California drought, now in its fourth year, may give a greater sense of urgency to finishing desalination projects such as the ones that...

Local author's book aims to help couples avoid financial minefields

Local author's book aims to help couples avoid financial minefields

A Huntington Beach financial planner is looking to help couples get their finances organized to save their relationships.

Is Carlsbad's desalination plant a peek at O.C.'s future?

Is Carlsbad's desalination plant a peek at O.C.'s future?

While a developer of ocean desalination plants is working to gather permits for a proposed plant in Huntington Beach, its upcoming...

Golden West College cuts ribbon on entrepreneur center

It took only minutes for budding entrepreneurs to start networking with business owners during a ribbon cutting at Golden West College on...

Education

For just $50, Edison High students find ways to feed and power the world

For just $50, Edison High students find ways to feed and power the world

For one evening each school year, Edison High School's gym turns into a miniature version of Disney's Epcot theme park in Florida.

H.B. City School District teachers rally for higher pay, lower class sizes

H.B. City School District teachers rally for higher pay, lower class sizes

The intersection of Adams Avenue and Brookhurst Street was noisier than usual during rush-hour traffic Tuesday evening as demonstrators...

Ocean View seniors sign on to higher education

Ocean View seniors sign on to higher education

Seniors at Ocean View High School showed teachers and parents their commitment to higher education by declaring the institutions they plan...

H.B. barber offers price cut to encourage testicular exams

H.B. barber offers price cut to encourage testicular exams

It seems like every weekend there's a charity event raising awareness of issues such as Alzheimer's disease, autism and various types of...

Edison High student creates track and field meet for special-needs schoolmates

Edison High student creates track and field meet for special-needs schoolmates

Edison High School junior Shane Yoshiyama is in the middle of studying and taking Advanced Placement tests, competing in track meets and...

Golden West to host peace conference

At Golden West College, once again, it's time to give peace a chance.

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