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Huntington surfers start fast in U.S. Open main event

Huntington surfers start fast in U.S. Open main event

The competition has been kicked up several notches and the field of competitors battling for titles has been whittled down at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, which reaches its climax this weekend at...


Voters to decide on mobile-home rent control

Huntington Beach will allow its voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks.


Police search for suspects in stabbing

Huntington Beach police are looking for suspects involved in an alleged stabbing in the downtown area, authorities said.

Police search for victims of suspected online sexual predator

Authorities are looking for more victims of an Orange County man suspected of using fake online profiles to lure girls as young as 12 into meeting him for sexual encounters or sending him explicit...


H.B. police arrest boy they say made threats on U.S. Open

Huntington Beach police arrested a 16-year-old boy who they say was planning to carrying out violent acts at the U.S. Open of Surfing.


A fair share of pampering

Between the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped whiskey and the stomach-churning rides, the Orange County Fair isn't really designed to do a body good.



Life + Arts

O.C. Fair

Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Bonnie Callow emerged from the Festival of Products area of the Orange County Fair, her arms straining under the weight of multiple shopping...

Beekeeper starts a buzz at the OC Fair

Beekeeper starts a buzz at the OC Fair

A bee sting once caused Amy Cripps' foot to swell to the point where she couldn't walk. Another time, while working with a hive, a stinger...

You might be a comedian if ...

You might be a comedian if ...

Plenty of fifth-graders will be present. With the July sun blazing, a few necks may turn red. And lots of food will be available, even if...

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment,...

Public Safety

Police Files for July 25

AREA 1: Goldenwest Street: Petty theft was reported in the 15700 block at 5:48 p.m. July 20.

Surf City Nights expanding to Fifth Street

Huntington Beach Surf City Nights received the green light Monday to expand its nighttime street fair onto Fifth Street.

Reward offered for information about slaying of transient

Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the May slaying of a transient in Huntington...

Man found dead on Seal Beach jetty identified

A man found dead on a Seal Beach jetty last week has been identified as 60-year-old Artesia resident Edward Manual Garcia, authorities...

For some businesses, U.S. Open is a wipeout

For some businesses, U.S. Open is a wipeout

With her hair salon set in the middle of the Main Street bustle in downtown Huntington Beach, Susie Smith has a front-row view of the...

Officials confident scaled-down U.S. Open will be violence-free

Officials confident scaled-down U.S. Open will be violence-free

Huntington Beach police, city officials and event organizers have expressed confidence that their preparations will prevent a repeat of...


City wants to put mobile-home rent control to a vote

Huntington Beach took a step this week toward protecting seniors and veterans living in mobile home parks from being priced out by rent...

City council supports memorial for Robin Samsoe

There was hardly a dry eye in the Huntington Beach council chambers Monday during a discussion of whether to create a memorial honoring a...

Voters may decide fireworks' legalization

Voters may decide whether to legalize so-called safe and sane fireworks in Huntington Beach.

Council eases stance on restaurant hours

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to ease up on a proposed zoning change focused on new downtown bars and restaurants that sell...

Will fireworks be allowed? City to consider letting voters decide

Huntington Beach will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether residents should be given the final say over whether to ban fireworks.

Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee.

Business & Real Estate

Retail Therapy: Where to? The warehouse

Whether your needs are back-to-school deals, early Christmas bargains or just because, three warehouse sales might piqued your interest:

Website brings police departments to the public

The Huntington Beach Police Department has retained a public relations firm to write feature stories and news alerts for a new public-safety...

New OC Fair judge has years of his own veggie tales

New OC Fair judge has years of his own veggie tales

For 20 years, Joe Ott's picture-perfect fruits and vegetables won blue ribbons at the Orange County Fair.

Helping dreams come true

Helping dreams come true

Laura Hernandez didn't find out that she was undocumented until she went to apply for college financial aid. Suddenly she was faced with...

Thrift store opens in Fountain Valley, brings back memories

Thrift store opens in Fountain Valley, brings back memories

The sound of wire hangers scraping metal racks filled the air during the recent grand opening of the Savers thrift store in Fountain Valley.

H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time

H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time

The Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade has been held in the city for 110 years, but Friday marked the first time the annual tradition...


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...

O.C. students get SELF help for legal careers

The young woman was hunkered down at a small corner desk in a back office filled with stacked boxes.

National Merit Scholars announced

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

Fundraiser to support wetlands education

The Amigos de Bolsa Chica is hosting its annual brunch fundraiser Sunday to support efforts to educate the public on the wetlands.

OCC closer to complying with accreditation requirements

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

Hebrew Academy goes completely solar

The Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach looked to the sun to find the inspiration for melding technology, environmental interests and...



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