Business & Real Estate

Authentic tacos and a green octopus help sell Tio Flaco's

Authentic tacos and a green octopus help sell Tio Flaco's

Every time Caesar Ruiz ended his work trips to Tijuana, he wished he could find tacos in Southern California like the ones he tasted in...

Special Olympians from Kazakhstan get glimpse of the fast lane at entrepreneur's car museum

Special Olympians from Kazakhstan get glimpse of the fast lane at entrepreneur's car museum

A Fountain Valley entrepreneur pulled out all the stops Thursday to give a group of Special Olympians a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

The planned closure of Huntington Beach's only boat fueling dock would force about 6,000 boat owners to fuel up elsewhere, which the plan'...

Huntington Hyatt tries to help find bone marrow donor for 8-year-old daughter of ex-GM

Huntington Hyatt tries to help find bone marrow donor for 8-year-old daughter of ex-GM

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa is looking to help expand the donor registry for blood cancer patients, including the 8-...

Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

Huntington Beach city officials and organizers of the U.S. Open of Surfing say they have found the right formula for a successful and safe...

Helping drivers in distress is what's it's all about for ex-Mayor Robert Mandic

Helping drivers in distress is what's it's all about for ex-Mayor Robert Mandic

Robert Mandic loves giving back to his hometown of Huntington Beach, through his 76-year-old business and a stint in city government.

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

A steady stream of people flocked to 15 fireworks stands scattered throughout Huntington Beach on Wednesday, the first of four days that...

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...

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.

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 &...

 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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Irvine man, 2 others deny cheating homeowners through unlicensed H.B. business

An Irvine resident and two other men accused of being involved in a loan modification scheme through an unlicensed Huntington Beach business...

Retail Therapy: Spend Saturday in style

Live the look: Glamour, GQ and the Shops at Mission Viejo will partner for LOOKBOOK Live from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday,...

H.B. group rewards businesses that take the no-Styrofoam challenge

H.B. group rewards businesses that take the no-Styrofoam challenge

Three Huntington Beach residents are taking it upon themselves to rid the city's coast of polystyrene products.

H.B. planners can't agree on Beach, Edinger housing maximum

While approving nine amendments to the city's Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan, the Huntington Beach Planning Commission could...

Retail Therapy: Cash in at Cache

Silky sale: Pounce quickly, promgoers and bargainistas — all locations of the Cache special-occasion apparel boutique...

Property owners can opt out of historical list

The Huntington Beach City Council is willing to give residents the choice of having their properties included on a list of historical...

Pacific City, new senior center, illegal animal feeding top city's agenda

Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy and City Manager Fred Wilson briefed residents about city milestones and ongoing concerns during a...

Wintersburg owner delays demolition pending preservation study

Wintersburg owner delays demolition pending preservation study

Officials with Republic Services, owner of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach, have told local preservationists that they will...

Downtown ambassador aids visitors, watches for trouble – and he needs help

Downtown ambassador aids visitors, watches for trouble – and he needs help

The Huntington Beach visitors bureau is looking for volunteers to guide tourists around the downtown area.

A Pop-Tart in a doughnut? It's a hit at Fountain Valley's year-old Donut Bar

A Pop-Tart in a doughnut? It's a hit at Fountain Valley's year-old Donut Bar

The last thing Santiago Campa has time for is sleep. In the past couple of weeks, the co-founder of Donut Bar has done interviews with...

Retail Therapy: Hunt for a pair at Prey

Fashionista catnip: Shoes of Prey, the Australian innovators of the design-it-yourself shoe, just launched an in-store...

O.C. Water District considers 50-year deal for desalinated water from Poseidon project

The Orange County Water District will continue talks with Poseidon Water to determine whether buying water from the company's proposed ocean...

F.V. nursing facility sued over death of former patient

A lawsuit against a Fountain Valley nursing facility claims that a former patient was injured and died because of insufficient care at the...

Massage parlors to face stricter regulations in H.B.

Stricter laws are on the way for massage establishments in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach to appoint committee on homelessness

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to create a committee to look into homelessness in the city.

Retail Therapy: Spend a little at Rascals

Forever young: The Rascals to Rebels children's boutique at 10680 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, is closing soon....

H.B. pursues nine amendments for tightening Beach/Edinger development

After months of vetting possible ways to slow development along two of Huntington Beach's busiest streets, the City Council on Monday...

Revision of corridors plan on the table

A lower number of allowed residential units, increased parking requirements and larger setback minimums are among ways the Huntington...

Potential owners look for the cat's meow

Potential owners look for the cat's meow

Irish legend has it that leprechauns bury pots of gold at the end of a rainbow. For pet lovers, at least, that rainbow ends at the Seal...

Retail Therapy: Bold moves at Bella Terra

In good fashion: Young future divas are invited to the grand opening of the Bold Girlz party place at the Bella Terra...

NFL great Tony Gonzalez lists his spot in Huntington Beach

NFL great Tony Gonzalez lists his spot in Huntington Beach

Tony Gonzalez, the former Huntington Beach High School standout and decorated NFL tight end, has put his home in Huntington Beach on...

Golden West College, H.B. group brew education center for entrepreneurs

Golden West College, H.B. group brew education center for entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs would get a boost for their business aspirations if Golden West College and the Oak View Renewal Partnership have...

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