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7 great white sharks tagged with transmitters after sightings in O.C.

7 great white sharks tagged with transmitters after sightings off H.B.

Lifeguards and marine researchers tagged seven great white sharks Friday after more than a dozen were seen swimming and feeding in the ocean off Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach this week.

 

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 an effort to conserve.

 

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 called for a pay increase for teachers and more-equitable class sizes

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.

 

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 School District's concerns about its future.

 

Alimony is 'outdated,' businessman says, and he's got a petition to end most of it

For many, divorce is a difficult process fraught with emotional pain and financial battles, including lengthy legal disputes over things such as alimony.

Education

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Politics

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 may sell Rodgers senior center site for housing

The Huntington Beach City Council is leaning toward selling the Rodgers Seniors' Center and allowing houses to be built in its place.

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...

Huntington moves ahead on repeal of plastic bag ban

Huntington moves ahead on repeal of plastic bag ban

Huntington Beach is on track to become one of the first cities in California to repeal a ban on single-use plastic bags.

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.

Changes take root as cities, residents respond to drought

Changes take root as cities, residents respond to drought

The pressure is on for cities and water agencies in California to cut back on water use after Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order...

Public Safety

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.

Four arrested in suspected murder-for-hire plot

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

Seal Beach works to prevent new flooding amid high surf

Seal Beach works to prevent new flooding amid high surf

Seal Beach marine-safety officials are setting up a small sand berm at the beach to try to prevent a recurrence of minor flooding that hit...

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...

Man suspected in H.B. hit-and-run turns himself in

Man suspected in H.B. hit-and-run turns himself in

A man believed to be a driver seen on video backing his car into an 86-year-old woman in a McDonald's parking lot and then speeding off...

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...

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.

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...

Huntington Beach world-record hopes ride on supersize surfboard

On July 29, 2005, Huntington Beach set out to break the Guinness world record for the most people riding a surfboard. The city borrowed a...

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...

Paintball tournament called off for lack of teams, sponsors

The thunderous sound of paintballs hitting inflatable barriers will be absent from Huntington Beach this year.

Obituaries

Charles Maynard Reed Jr.
May 8, 1933 - April 19, 2015

Charles Maynard Reed Jr., 81, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Huntington Beach, CA. Born May 8, 1933 to Charles Maynard Reed and...

Kenneth Robert Brubaker
October 28, 1946 - March 21, 2015

Kenneth Robert Brubaker, "Kenny", of Huntington Beach, CA, passed away peacefully in his home on March 21, 2015. A mass in celebration of...

Velda Louise King
April 11, 1927 - November 21, 2014

Velda King died peacefully at age 87 at the Solheim Lutheran Home in Eagle Rock, CA. She was born in Riceville, Iowa along with her twin...

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...

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