Business & Real Estate

City wants to put mobile-home rent control to a vote

Huntington Beach took a step this week toward protecting seniors and veterans living in mobile home parks from being priced out by rent...

Surf City Nights expanding to Fifth Street

Huntington Beach Surf City Nights received the green light Monday to expand its nighttime street fair onto Fifth Street.

For some businesses, U.S. Open is a wipeout

For some businesses, U.S. Open is a wipeout

With her hair salon set in the middle of the Main Street bustle in downtown Huntington Beach, Susie Smith has a front-row view of the...

Retail Therapy: Big savings on Big Ideas

Scrappin' sale: Scrapbooking and paper-crafting superstar Me and My Big Ideas will host a huge sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Officials confident scaled-down U.S. Open will be violence-free

Officials confident scaled-down U.S. Open will be violence-free

Huntington Beach police, city officials and event organizers have expressed confidence that their preparations will prevent a repeat of...

Voters may decide fireworks' legalization

Voters may decide whether to legalize so-called safe and sane fireworks in Huntington Beach.

Retail Therapy: Where to? The warehouse

Whether your needs are back-to-school deals, early Christmas bargains or just because, three warehouse sales might piqued your interest:

New OC Fair judge has years of his own veggie tales

New OC Fair judge has years of his own veggie tales

For 20 years, Joe Ott's picture-perfect fruits and vegetables won blue ribbons at the Orange County Fair.

Thrift store opens in Fountain Valley, brings back memories

Thrift store opens in Fountain Valley, brings back memories

The sound of wire hangers scraping metal racks filled the air during the recent grand opening of the Savers thrift store in Fountain Valley.

Will fireworks be allowed? City to consider letting voters decide

Huntington Beach will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether residents should be given the final say over whether to ban fireworks.

H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time

H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time

The Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade has been held in the city for 110 years, but Friday marked the first time the annual tradition...

Helping dreams come true

Helping dreams come true

Laura Hernandez didn't find out that she was undocumented until she went to apply for college financial aid. Suddenly she was faced with...

Council eases stance on restaurant hours

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to ease up on a proposed zoning change focused on new downtown bars and restaurants that sell...

Website brings police departments to the public

The Huntington Beach Police Department has retained a public relations firm to write feature stories and news alerts for a new public-safety...

H.B. parade doesn't disappoint

H.B. parade doesn't disappoint

Thousands of people kicked off the Fourth of July weekend by flocking to Huntington Beach on Friday to watch the city's annual parade.

City to test ambassadors program downtown

Security guards in bright yellow shirts will soon serve as guides for tourists and extra eyes for police in downtown Huntington Beach.

Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations,...

Fundraiser to support wetlands education

The Amigos de Bolsa Chica is hosting its annual brunch fundraiser Sunday to support efforts to educate the public on the wetlands.

Wintersburg makes the endangered list

Wintersburg makes the endangered list

Efforts to save the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach took a big step forward this month when it was designated one of the most...

Huntington Beach celebrates icons' 100 years

Huntington Beach celebrates icons' 100 years

More than 100 people gathered at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza on Sunday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city's iconic pier, while...

Reporter's Notebook: In chili contest, some are hot and some not

Reporter's Notebook: In chili contest, some are hot and some not

Looking at my waistline, it's evident that I love food and eat lots of it.

H.B. ponders cap on downtown liquor licenses

In its continuing effort to crack down on downtown disturbances, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to look into restricting...

H.B. ends some funding of Poseidon studies

The Huntington Beach City Council took a defiant stance against a major water retailer Monday as Poseidon's controversial desalination...

Bolsa Chica rezoning dead for now

Minutes after California Coastal Commission staff recommended denying a request to rezone part of the Bolsa Chica mesa for residential use,...

City considers new rules on vacation rentals

The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to have staff look into the feasibility of legalizing and regulating short-term...

Retail Therapy: Leave the dogs at home

Pool play: The Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit, 20401 Sun Valley Drive, Laguna Beach, will host a pool party and open house from...

Woman used embezzled money for breast surgery, SUVs

A Huntington Beach woman who embezzled more than $750,000 from her employers was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison.

New hotel on PCH gets underway

New hotel on PCH gets underway

Construction on Huntington Beach's newest beachside hotel is underway.

Police chief meets with Oak View residents

The Huntington Beach Police Department and the Oak View neighborhood have embarked on what officials say is the beginning of a long...

Sax player likes getting in a jam

Jazz saxophonist Doug Webb doesn't play in Orange County often, but when he does, it's at a jam session in Newport Beach.

Sand soccer event to kick off

Sand soccer event to kick off

Soccer players from across the southern United States will ditch the grass and make their way to Huntington Beach to compete in the sand.

Council draws line on alcohol permit

Kathy May's Lakeview Café, in Huntington Beach Central Park, will not be able to serve alcohol.

Relay for Life takes defiant stand against cancer

After losing her mother to colon cancer about four years ago, Golboo Davari needed to do something thing to help her cope with the loss...

Exotic animals still barred from city

The circus is not coming to town.

All's fair in love at Art-A-Faire

All's fair in love at Art-A-Faire

For two months, Tara Stemper and Bill Solis were positioned about 200 feet apart yet completely unaware of each other's existence.

Retail Therapy: Glamour rules at Glamour Kills

Juniors' jam: The Glamour Kills sample sale is slated for noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa...

Huntington Beach's Pacific City complex aims to draw locals, tourists

Huntington Beach's Pacific City complex aims to draw locals, tourists

The developers of a $135-million shopping center near the famed Huntington Beach Pier face an unusual challenge — how to embrace the...

Golf tournament nets more than $50,000 for nonprofit

Golf tournament nets more than $50,000 for nonprofit

Community Service Programs, a nonprofit that helps abused and runaway children in Orange County, held its 31st annual Swing For Kids Charity...

F.V. hoping farmers market grows on people

After a few false starts, Fountain Valley's new farmers market seems to be taking hold.

Retail Therapy: Stock up on shades for summer

Seeing stars: Stop by the Kaenon Eyewear Sample Sale at 864 W. 16th St., Newport Beach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to...

Memorial Day event draws crowd, elected officials

Memorial Day event draws crowd, elected officials

Hundreds of people gathered at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza on Monday to honor the fallen during the city's annual Memorial Day ceremony,...

True loves on display at Concours d'Elegance

True loves on display at Concours d'Elegance

Eugene Case bought his motorcycle new about 38 years ago, but the two-wheel, cherry-red vehicle doesn't look a day over 1.

Americana music festival to gather locals, raise money for nonprofit

Americana music festival to gather locals, raise money for nonprofit

Having played various Americana music festivals around the United States and Europe, members of Huntington Beach band The Fallen Stars...

Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they...

Long-time employees honored by H.B. leaders

Long-time employees honored by H.B. leaders

Eric Charlonne was a meter reader for Huntington Beach when he asked his supervisor at the time how long he had been working for the...

Reporter's Notebook: Tofu makes for one stinky night at the market

Reporter's Notebook: Tofu makes for one stinky night at the market

I must have screamed like a giddy schoolgirl when I first read the news that the folks behind the popular 626 Night Market were bringing the...

Retail Therapy: Time for an outdoor open house

Patio style: This heat wave has us starting to think about outdoor (and indoor) décor; luckily, SoCo and the OC...

Endangered bird species mating in Bolsa Chica

Endangered bird species mating in Bolsa Chica

Local bird photographer Steve Smith walked around the southern entrance of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, hoping to get another glimpse...

Gamers hoping creation will aid with pet adoptions

Gamers hoping creation will aid with pet adoptions

A start-up independent gaming company in Huntington Beach is looking to release the next breakout smartphone app while giving a financial...

H.B. businessman pleads guilty to underreporting income

A Huntington Beach resident who owned a military contracting business pleaded guilty Monday for failing to report millions of dollars his...

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