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Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

For the first Fourth of July since 1987, public sales of fireworks are allowed under city law in Huntington Beach and will begin Wednesday.

 

The latest selfies: Guys and sharks off Huntington Beach

Two men on stand-up paddleboards filmed themselves in a video released Saturday purposely getting close to two sharks near Huntington Beach and photographing the experience from above and below the water.

 

H.B. Juneteenth party celebrates 150th anniversary of slavery's end

OC Learning Black History, which offers community classes at the Huntington Beach senior center, presented its first celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, on Saturday at Central Park.

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.

 

H.B. High baseball player, hurt in crash that killed his cousin, is released from hospital

Tyler Murray, starting catcher for the Huntington Beach High School baseball team, which

 

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 embezzling about $2 million in a scheme involving Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Rolls-Royces.

Education

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 &...

El Viento celebrates students' high school graduation

El Viento celebrates students' high school graduation

El Viento Foundation, a Huntington Beach-based nonprofit that provides long-term educational support for low-income students from the Oak...

Fifth-graders make, sell bracelets to raise over $600 for charities

Fifth-graders make, sell bracelets to raise over $600 for charities

Twenty-four fifth-graders at the Albert Einstein Academy in Huntington Beach showed they have a mind for philanthropy by raising almost $650...

Houses can be built on former LeBard school site, Planning Commission agrees

Houses can be built on former LeBard school site, Planning Commission agrees

The Huntington Beach City School District is a step closer to selling its headquarters to make way for single-family homes, though neighbors...

Parents, students sing for ousted music teacher's return

Parents, students sing for ousted music teacher's return

Current and former students at John H. Eader Elementary School played ukuleles and sang on Wednesday morning as they sought the return of...

H.B. High performing arts academy wins 20 National Youth Arts Awards

H.B. High performing arts academy wins 20 National Youth Arts Awards

There are two sides to 17-year-old Kelsey Kato. There's the outspoken side, and then there's the quiet, shy side.

Politics

 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...

H.B. wants to make it clear: Don't feed the wildlife

Huntington Beach wants to make it clear that feeding wildlife in the city is illegal.

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...

Judge's order would rezone Historic Wintersburg from commercial to residential

Judge's order would rezone Historic Wintersburg from commercial to residential

The day after the Huntington Beach City Council voted to kill an environmental impact report that could have allowed the buildings on the...

Seaman who died at Pearl Harbor finally remembered on H.B. monument

Seaman who died at Pearl Harbor finally remembered on H.B. monument

Dozens of people paid their respects Tuesday to a Huntington Beach World War II veteran who had been inadvertently left off the city's war...

15 H.B. police officers to try out body cameras

Some Huntington Beach police officers soon will be wearing video cameras to help the department keep pace with evolving police practices.

Public Safety

H.B. man faces heroin, meth, ID theft charges in Fountain Valley case

A Huntington Beach man has been charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine with intent to sell, identity theft and possessing...

3 arrested after shots fired during fight in parking lot

Three men were arrested in Huntington Beach after a fight Friday night in which shots were fired, authorities said.

H.B. crash kills boy, 14; one driver is arrested

A 14-year-old Trabuco Canyon boy was killed Thursday night in Huntington Beach in a car crash that police believe was caused by an...

Motorcyclist injured in H.B. crash is suspected of DUI

A man suspected of driving under the influence was injured in a solo motorcycle accident that closed part of northbound Pacific Coast...

Police: Naked man on meth runs through Huntington neighborhood

A Huntington Beach man who police said ran naked through a neighborhood while high on methamphetamine was cited and released Saturday night.

Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach

Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach

With his head covered by a beach towel, Seal Beach Marine Safety Lt. Chris Pierce focused on an iPad mounted on a remote-control console.

Business & Real Estate

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.

Neighbors want more parking at Little League field near LeBard Park

Residents of the neighborhood surrounding the Huntington Beach City School District headquarters pressed the city Planning Commission on...

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...

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...

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...

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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