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Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction

Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction

Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe has sued the city of Huntington Beach, claiming its ordinance regarding campaign signs is unconstitutional.


Beer, bratwurst and dachshund races: Oktoberfest taps into the party spirit

Oktoberfest got into full swing Sunday at Old World in Huntington Beach as the German restaurant presented its Oktoberfest Parade at the Bella Terra shopping center.


CHP motorcycle officer clipped by commuter crashes on 405 Freeway

A California Highway Patrol officer was hurt Tuesday after a vehicle crossed into his lane and clipped his motorcycle, sending him careening onto the 405 Freeway in Seal Beach, authorities said.


School official's complaint claims possible risk of asbestos removal

Saying “staff and children could be at risk,” an Ocean View School District board member has filed an official complaint with Cal/OSHA about “possible asbestos-handling violations” after learning the potentially unhealthful material was being removed from several of the...


Motorcyclist, 23, dies after crash with U-Haul van in Huntington

A Huntington Beach man died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a moving van.


Ellis Island reenactment gives students insight on immigration

Ellis Island reenactment gives students insight on immigration

Juniors at Edison High School traded in their smartphones and other hallmarks of life in 2014 to experience what it was like to be an...

Lawsuit alleges bullying, sexual assault at Ocean View district school

The family of an autistic student has filed a lawsuit against the Ocean View School District and several other defendants, alleging he was...

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Alvin Coen struggles with Alzheimer's disease

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Alvin Coen struggles with Alzheimer's disease

Felicia Coen has been married to her husband, Alvin, for 53 years. Yet every day that passes, she feels like she's losing the love of her...

Private school official says he embezzled $2 million

A former business manager for Huntington Beach's Pegasus School has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from the...

'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection

'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection

The board of HB Reads announced Friday that Luis Carlos Montalvan's "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved...

Coast College district sees budget increase for second year

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $243 million budget — about $5 million higher than...


'Professional peacemaker' Polsky eyes H.B. council

'Professional peacemaker' Polsky eyes H.B. council

Alexander Polsky believes recycling is a good thing — except when it comes to Huntington Beach's civic leaders.

Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Throughout her career, lawyer and Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Lyn Semeta has been guided by what she thinks is a simple...

Huntington council hopefuls debate pensions, housing, bans

Pension costs, housing density and the city's plastic bag ban were among the topics discussed during a Huntington Beach City Council...

Huntington public light fixtures going LED

Huntington Beach gave the green light this week to upgrading the city's public light fixtures to LED.

Huntington studies alcohol, business regulations

The Huntington Beach City Council received updates this week on key issues related to the downtown area to get a better sense of how to make...

Ocean View trustee Briscoe fined over campaign signs

Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe is threatening to sue Huntington Beach after he was fined for having his reelection campaign...

Public Safety

Reporter's Notebook: 'Crime of the future' still plenty worrisome today

Fourth in a series. While many Huntington Beach residents are calling for more police officers on the streets, I think the...

H.B. Police Department suspended from federal weapons program over missing rifle

The Huntington Beach Police Department was among nine public safety agencies in California suspended from a federal weapons program after...

Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

Having been in the food service industry for years, Carol Lung knows what it takes to be a good waiter in a restaurant.

Fountain Valley man convicted of murder in teen's shooting

A Fountain Valley man was convicted of shooting to death a 17-year-old Santa Ana boy whom authorities described as his rival.

Suspect arrested in H.B. 'Mission Impossible' burglary

Authorities have arrested a man who law enforcement agencies believe is the "Mission Impossible burglar."

Police Files for Sept. 17

AREA 1: Argosy Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 5300 block at 7:28 a.m. Sept. 15.

Business & Real Estate

Retail Therapy: It's Mother's day again

Fresh and fun: Join more than 2,000 locals in celebrating the 36th anniversary of Mother's Market and Kitchen from 10 a.m....

Retail Therapy: A merger by Design

Better than Pinterest: Interior decorator Thomas Lavin and the Blake House showroom at the Laguna Design...

Paddleboard tournament draws worldwide competitors

Stand-up paddleboard competitors from around the world are on the water off Huntington Beach this week for the Pro Grand Slam tournament,...

H.B. group still trying to overcome obstacles to build 9/11 memorial

Dennis Hashin thought that creating a 9/11 memorial for Huntington Beach would be as simple as removing a fountain to make room for a...

30th Coastal Cleanup Day hits local waters Saturday

The California Coastal Commission presents California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, the 30th edition of the annual event to clean the...

Retail Therapy: Clothe the kids in bargains

Bargain babes: Save up to 90% on new and gently used infant, toddler and children's clothing, gear, toys and more at the So...


John Leo Greifendorff
November 25, 1946 - August 18, 2014

John was born in Seattle, WA & raised by Catholic Germans. He graduated from Seattle Prep, attended Gonzaga & Washington U., earning BAs...

Edna May Andre
June 3, 1922 - August 8, 2014

Edna May (Cummins) Andre, June 3rd 1922. She went to heaven on August 8th, 2014.

Janet Kittredge Shaw
July 11, 1920 - June 15, 2014

    Janet Shaw passed away peacefully on June 15 at home in Newport Beach surrounded by her family. Originally from Royal...

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