Business & Real Estate

Retail Therapy: Don't be blue on Black Friday

Work smarter, not harder: If the idea of poring through a stack of Black Friday newspaper ads has you breaking out in a...

For needy kids, big gifts come in small boxes from Huntington Beach

For needy kids, big gifts come in small boxes from Huntington Beach

For the past 10 years during the holiday season, Carol Rotta has made the nearly 500-mile trek to Huntington Beach from Lake Montezuma,...

Ex-H.B. bank teller suspected of stealing $240,000 from customers

Huntington Beach police and U.S. Secret Service agents arrested a former bank teller on suspicion of stealing hundreds of thousands of...

Retail Therapy: Hello Kitty, hello holidays

As we enter the holiday warehouse sale season, heed a few tips: Many clothing sales don't offer dressing rooms, so ladies are reminded to...

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

There are performing arts schools for children who want to pursue a career in theater. There are club sports for those who want to improve...

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

The Huntington Beach City Council took the final step Monday toward making the city's long-awaited new senior center a reality.

Huntington council rejects tighter alcohol restraints on new downtown restaurants

The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday night not to place additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve...

Huntington breaks ground on long-awaited new senior center

It has been eight years since Huntington Beach voters decided in November 2006 that Central Park would be the location of a new senior...

Retail Therapy: It's tree-lighting time again

Disney fans, rejoice: The Fashion Island annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday....

Replacement plan for H.B. power plant moving ahead

The state's energy agency has unanimously approved plans to replace the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in Huntington Beach with a...

Retail Therapy: A buck for book smarts

Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from...

Elephant at wedding didn't have city permit, official says

Elephant at wedding didn't have city permit, official says

Huntington Beach city officials say they were unaware that an elephant was being brought into the city to participate in a wedding ceremony,...

Special Olympics athletes take their shots in floor hockey

Special Olympics athletes take their shots in floor hockey

About 200 athletes from 11 floor hockey teams across Southern California gathered at The Rinks in Huntington Beach on Saturday for the...

Retail Therapy: A birthday for Brewbakers

Beer blast: Brewbakers, 7242 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach, will celebrate the first anniversary of its current ownership...

H.B. to seek federal money to repair low-income apartment complex

Huntington Beach city staff got the green light from the City Council on Monday night to apply for federal funds that would help repair an...

Riders buck up as bulls hit the beach in Huntington

Riders buck up as bulls hit the beach in Huntington

Nearly 5,000 people flocked to Huntington City Beach on Saturday to see top bull riders take on some of the orneriest bulls during Surf...

Candidates for H.B. council, city attorney stake out positions at final forum

More than 100 people gathered at the Huntington Beach Central Library on Thursday evening to hear candidates for City Council and city...

Your Saturday in H.B.: Bull-riding contest at the beach

Huntington Beach is home to many surfing and volleyball tournaments, but for one day this weekend, it will host a bull-riding competition.

Retail Therapy: Join the Block party at Brea

New kid on the block: Brea Mall will host a collaborative Shopping Block party with Refinery29 from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday...

Hair salon will color you pink for breast cancer awareness

Most people can't think of anything positive about breast cancer. But when it happened to Cherie Odell about 21 years ago, it turned out...

Retail Therapy: Check your health at Hoag

Healthy dose of wisdom: Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach, 19582 Beach Blvd., will hold a free Health and Wellness Fair...

Huntington to explore ways to slow housing projects along Beach, Edinger corridor

In response to residents' concerns about rapid development growth, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to look into possible revisions...

Retail Therapy: Cut down on water consumption

Drought intolerant: The Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., will partner with NBC4's Crystal Egger,...

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...

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....

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.

Huntington public light fixtures going LED

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

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,...

Retail Therapy: A merger by Design

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Upgrade plan for AES power plant advances

A committee of the state's energy agency recommended approval of changes proposed for the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in...

Retail Therapy: Grand opening takes the cake

Sweet stuff: SusieCakes is having a grand opening celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at SOCO, 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite J,...

Council members question effort to get public's opinion on updated general plan

The Huntington Beach City Council was brought up to speed Tuesday night on the city's general plan update, and some members expressed...

Proposal to make paper bag fee optional fails

Another proposal before the Huntington Beach City Council to amend the city's plastic bag ordinance has failed.

2 from H.B. accused in $105 million medical fraud case

Fifteen people, including a doctor and a pharmacist from Huntington Beach, are facing charges of defrauding insurance companies of more than...

Love of beer is main ingredient in family business

Love of beer is main ingredient in family business

Different families bond over different hobbies. Some are brought together by sports, movies, music or food. But the Dufresne family unites...

H.B. enacts stricter water usage rules

In the midst of a statewide drought, Huntington Beach unanimously voted to declare a level one water supply shortage to conserve water.

No changes to plastic-bag ban as effort to lower fee fails

Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio failed Monday to convince enough of his colleagues to cut a fee imposed on paper bags as part of the...

Surf City Garage shows off classic cars

Surf City Garage shows off classic cars

Dozens of classic cars lined Engineer Drive in Huntington Beach on Saturday for the sixth annual Surf City Garage car show.

Council authorizes $16.4 million bond for new senior center facility

After months of study sessions and planning, the Huntington Beach City Council took two major steps Monday toward making a long-awaited...

4 days of fundraisers will Tee It Up for the Troops

4 days of fundraisers will Tee It Up for the Troops

When Mark Mayes started Seacliff Tee It Up for the Troops in 2012, he had an ambition to raise $100,000 for wounded military veterans.

Huck Finn derby is a race to the fishing line

Hundreds of children and their families were elbow to elbow on the Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday, hoping to catch the largest — or...

Lemonade sales raise $12,000 for cancer research

Children set up about 75 lemonade stands around Huntington Beach last weekend to help raise money for pediatric brain cancer research.

Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know

Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know

In response to the statewide drought, Seal Beach City Council members Monday voted unanimously to implement increased restrictions on...

Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W....

Huntington council kills ballot measure on mobile-home rent control

The Huntington Beach City Council decided during a special meeting Monday to remove a ballot measure that would have asked residents whether...

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