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Japan's Ohhara takes U.S. Open of Surfing title; Defay women's champ

Japan's Ohhara takes U.S. Open of Surfing title; Defay women's champ

The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing took an unlikely turn Sunday when surprise winners who captured their first big championships took over center stage.

 

Surfers' Hall of Fame welcomes 3 new members in H.B.

Three surf legends were immortalized on a Huntington Beach street corner Friday during the Surfers' Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony.

 

6 new inductees join Surfing Walk of Fame

Positive vibes filled the morning of the sixth day of the U.S. Open of Surfing Thursday as six iconic figures of surfing were honored for their contributions to the sport.

Retro food fans rejoice as Naugles returns in Fountain Valley

Mel Jarnagin says he's a man of nostalgia.

 

H.B. marijuana dispensary cancels disputed fundraiser for police foundation

A marijuana dispensary in Huntington Beach that planned to hold a fundraiser Sunday for the city's Police Department foundation said Thursday that it has canceled the event as the city prepared to go to court to stop it.

 

In the Pipeline: Firefighters reunited with boy they saved

A firefighter showed the young boy how to use the hose. Then the youngster was helped into the basket of a ladder truck and hoisted with his friends high into the air. He got to wear firefighting gear, explore the engines and, in short, live the fantasy of many a 7-year-old.

Education

New Ocean View schools leaders have their work cut out for them

Ocean View School District's two new top officials started their jobs Monday with a lot on their plates.

Children continue learning at camp at the library

As host of Oak View Library's first STEM camp, Hannah Leou didn't want the students to learn from textbooks.

Ocean View district names superintendent and deputy

Ocean View district names superintendent and deputy

The Ocean View School District has a new superintendent and deputy superintendent after a months-long search.

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

A steady stream of people flocked to 15 fireworks stands scattered throughout Huntington Beach on Wednesday, the first of four days that...

Woman takes on the teaching of black history

Woman takes on the teaching of black history

When Barbara Junious learned that black history was not being taught in California schools, she took up the slack, first by educating her...

Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

Fountain Valley is welcoming the summer this weekend as it continues its four-day Summerfest through Sunday at the Recreation Center &...

Politics

Higher spending and revenue expected for new Huntington Beach budget

Huntington Beach officials expect an increase in the city's general fund in the coming fiscal year, but increasing pension costs continue to...

Huntington leans toward policy to make labor talks more public

More transparency in public employee labor negotiations may be on the horizon in Huntington Beach.

Historic Wintersburg site reverts to residential zoning, settling legal matter

Historic Wintersburg site reverts to residential zoning, settling legal matter

Following a court order issued in June, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday night to rezone the Historic Wintersburg site to...

 Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

Like other water agencies in California, the Orange County Water District is looking at ways to encourage ratepayers to conserve. But it...

At 90, Norma Gibbs is still putting her stamp on H.B.

At 90, Norma Gibbs is still putting her stamp on H.B.

Norma Brandel Gibbs doesn't let people tell her how it's going to be. Whether it's city business or her personal life, Gibbs has her own...

H.B. explores making city labor talks more transparent

The Huntington Beach City Council wants to learn more before pursuing an ordinance aimed at publicizing negotiations between employee groups...

Public Safety

At least 65 trees, infested by a tiny burrowing beetle, are being removed at Central Park

At least 65 trees, infested by a tiny burrowing beetle, are being removed at Central Park

Tiny beetles that have been wreaking havoc on trees across Southern California are now causing problems in Huntington Beach.

Police: Huntington cab driver suspected of raping woman might have other victims

Police: Huntington cab driver suspected of raping woman might have other victims

A Huntington Beach cab driver arrested this month on suspicion of raping a woman might have other victims, police said Thursday.

H.B. man suspected of DUI after crash that injured motorcyclist

A Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his truck collided with a motorcyclist while making...

Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

The planned closure of Huntington Beach's only boat fueling dock would force about 6,000 boat owners to fuel up elsewhere, which the plan'...

Roof fire causes $350,000 damage to Huntington Harbour home

A fire at a Huntington Harbour home caused an estimated $350,000 in damage Saturday.

Residents of H.B. apartments displaced after rain causes ceilings to collapse

Residents of H.B. apartments displaced after rain causes ceilings to collapse

Dozens of residents have had to leave their apartments after several ceilings collapsed in two Huntington Beach buildings because of the...

Business & Real Estate

Authentic tacos and a green octopus help sell Tio Flaco's

Authentic tacos and a green octopus help sell Tio Flaco's

Every time Caesar Ruiz ended his work trips to Tijuana, he wished he could find tacos in Southern California like the ones he tasted in...

Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

Huntington Beach city officials and organizers of the U.S. Open of Surfing say they have found the right formula for a successful and safe...

Special Olympians from Kazakhstan get glimpse of the fast lane at entrepreneur's car museum

Special Olympians from Kazakhstan get glimpse of the fast lane at entrepreneur's car museum

A Fountain Valley entrepreneur pulled out all the stops Thursday to give a group of Special Olympians a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Helping drivers in distress is what's it's all about for ex-Mayor Robert Mandic

Helping drivers in distress is what's it's all about for ex-Mayor Robert Mandic

Robert Mandic loves giving back to his hometown of Huntington Beach, through his 76-year-old business and a stint in city government.

Huntington Hyatt tries to help find bone marrow donor for 8-year-old daughter of ex-GM

Huntington Hyatt tries to help find bone marrow donor for 8-year-old daughter of ex-GM

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa is looking to help expand the donor registry for blood cancer patients, including the 8-...

Man gets 13-year sentence for $2-million embezzlement scheme at luxury-car business

A Huntington Beach man who owned and managed a Costa Mesa luxury-car dealership was sentenced Monday to 13 years in state prison for...

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