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Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts get.  

 

Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum.

 

Day of compassion and service planned

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Huntington Beach and the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council are joining forces for a day of community service on Saturday.

Downtown task force turns over its report

After six months of brainstorming, the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force on Monday presented to the City Council its recommendations for making downtown safer.

 

H.B. council likes fireworks crackdown

A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property.

 

In the Pipeline: A taste of boba done right

I think the Taste of Huntington Beach is my favorite event of the year and not just because of how full I am at the end of the day.

Education

Webcam helps monitor area birds

Constant chirping from dozens of birds might get on some people's nerves, but the noise is music to science teacher Jayson Ruth's ears.

Coming together for peace

Coming together for peace

Forty-three years ago, John Lennon penned a lyric that has become a staple on the radio and countless bumper stickers and T-shirts: "Imagine...

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at...

Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District'...

Old, young mix it up at Egg Paint

Old, young mix it up at Egg Paint

As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns.

'It's a precious open space'

'It's a precious open space'

The three nonprofit groups that oversee the Bolsa Chica wetlands and mesa recently banded together to educate the public about the area's...

Politics

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the...

AES catches a wave

AES catches a wave

The Huntington Beach City Council signed off on AES' plans to give its power plant at Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street a beach motif...

A dose of pension fund reality

Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven...

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Local preservationists tried convincing Huntington Beach council members Monday to support efforts to save the buildings on the...

Civic center lends itself to debate

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of...

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.

Public Safety

Man critical with multiple gunshot wounds

A 21-year-old man was critically injured Sunday after being shot multiple times in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach,...

Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

A teen from Lakewood drowned Monday off Sunset Beach, authorities said.

Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest...

Man saves neighbors from burning home

A Huntington Beach man rescued his elderly neighbors from their burning house Monday after he heard noises indicative of a fire.

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

A bicyclist from Costa Mesa died after she was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

Officials have identified the 34-year-old bicyclist killed Sunday after a hit-and-run collision in Huntington Beach as Genevieve Hall.

Business & Real Estate

Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Trystan Huynh stared intently at the field in front of him and did his best to mimic a raging bull before it charges, kicking up dirt from...

Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

I woke up one Saturday morning with a pain. Glancing at my left forearm, I saw a 4-inch bruise and was quickly reminded why it hurt. Then...

Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them...

Paintball tournament smaller but still a blast

Paintball tournament smaller but still a blast

A wave of changes in the world of paintball forced organizers to put on a smaller tournament in Huntington Beach last weekend.

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday,...

U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake

U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake

The executive producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach stuck to his word and presented to city officials last week a plan...

Obituaries

Nancy Estrin
December 3, 1930 - April 16, 2014

Born in New York City to Russian immigrants Sylvia and Paul Pollack (both deceased). Nancy had one brother Martin Pollack, who is also...

Dave Phillips May 30, 1935 - February 1, 2014

HB native, Dave Phillips, son of Eddie and Opal Phillips was a graduate of HBHS, Dave married Dorothy Hobbs and had two daughters, Pamela...

LARRY GALLUP

Larry Gallup, 89, died Dec. 1, 2013 at Huntington Terrace Senior Living, Huntington Beach, California.  Funeral services will be at 2...

Laurie Wylot Daisey

DAISEY, Laurie Wylot

Brett H. Foss

Brett H. Foss

William L. Hanna

William L. Hanna of Damariscotta, ME, formerly of Foxboro, MA, passed away February 9, 2013, at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his...

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