Business & Real Estate

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 to consider taking rent-control measure off ballot

Huntington Beach's City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether to pull a rent-control measure off the November ballot.

Huntington takes a Night Out against crime

Huntington takes a Night Out against crime

Looking menacing in its matte black paint job, Huntington Beach's armored SWAT vehicle sat in the parking lot at Target. Four-year-old Reese...

Hoag opens urgent care facility in Huntington

Hoag Health Center in Huntington Beach has opened an urgent care facility.

Huntington proposes $52.1 million for roads, parks, beaches

The Huntington Beach City Council focused on projects to improve the city's roads, parks and beaches as it continued discussions of the...

Logo chosen for Seal Beach's 100th anniversary

Seal Beach has a winner of its centennial logo contest.

Huntington choir 'totally overjoyed' to sing at London's St. Paul's Cathedral

Huntington choir 'totally overjoyed' to sing at London's St. Paul's Cathedral

Elaine Meigs visited St. Paul's Cathedral in London with Cal State Fullerton's choir when she was 16 and was amazed by the architecture of...

Local channel focuses on communities, strives for broadcast quality

Local channel focuses on communities, strives for broadcast quality

The Public Cable Television Authority isn't quite a household name, but its programming is in every Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley,...

U.S. Open ends calmly; police tally 152 arrests, 1,836 citations issued during event

As police Capt. Russell Reinhart stood at the entrance to the Huntington Beach Pier with Chief Robert Handy on the last day of the 2014 U.S....

Seal Beach sends utility-tax cut to voters

Seal Beach will let voters decide whether the city should reduce its utility users tax while updating the list of services it could tax.

Surfers' Hall of Fame greets newest inductees

Surfers' Hall of Fame greets newest inductees

The red carpet was rolled out on the corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach as two legends of the surfing world...

U.S. Open crowd problems better, worse, just shifting around, residents say

Huntington Beach officials and promoters of the U.S. Open of Surfing vowed to downtown residents that they would tone down the event this...

Lucky in love -- with trash

One man's trash is Lucky Day's treasure.

Retail Therapy: Rockin' at the District

Roq around the clock: KROQ will present its free, all-ages Roq N' Surf Concert Series from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and...

Veterans get a day on the waves

Veterans get a day on the waves

Dozens of veterans were able to catch a few waves at Bolsa Chica State Beach during a surfing camp presented by nonprofit Team Red, White...

Voters to decide on mobile-home rent control

Huntington Beach will allow voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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:

Voters may decide fireworks' legalization

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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