Business & Real Estate

'Rolled-up sleeves bandit' robs 2 H.B. banks; have you seen him?

'Rolled-up sleeves bandit' robs 2 H.B. banks; have you seen him?

Huntington Beach police are looking for a serial bank robber who stole money from two local banks Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Request for reduced parking at Pacific City apartments draws neighbors' concern

Request for reduced parking at Pacific City apartments draws neighbors' concern

Residents near the site of an apartment complex that will be the last portion of the long-awaited Pacific City project asked the...

H.B. programs help people buy homes

H.B. programs help people buy homes

A program in Huntington Beach is looking to help military members, safety officials, teachers and others buy homes.

Retail Therapy: Summertime treats in January

Free fro: Expect long lines at Yogurtland locations from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, as fans gather for the annual Frozen Yogurt...

Conflict-of-interest complaint against O.C. Water District board member dismissed

The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by former Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook, saying it did not show that Orange...

Development OKd to replace Huntington's first City Hall

Development OKd to replace Huntington's first City Hall

A development project approved for downtown Huntington Beach will result in the loss of the city's first City Hall.

Retail Therapy: Sofritas lives up to first two syllables

Sofritas = so free: Attention Chipotle lovers: Anyone who purchases a Sofritas entrée item on Jan. 26 at Chipotle...

Retail Therapy: Tight shopping time at Seaside

Great estates: Seaside Estate Services will host a massive warehouse sale of estate and consignment furnishings, antiques,...

Stink, grit and sea gulls: Schools argue against waste company's permit renewal

An attorney representing the Ocean View School District argued during an appeal hearing Monday that an Orange County agency incorrectly...

New councilman targets H.B. plastic bag ban for repeal

New councilman targets H.B. plastic bag ban for repeal

A newly elected Huntington Beach City Council member is looking to remove one of the most highly debated city ordinances of the past five...

Will you be drinking ocean water? O.C. Water District to discuss buying from desalination plant

Will you be drinking ocean water? O.C. Water District to discuss buying from desalination plant

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

Retail Therapy: Focus on your nest in the new year

Our "new year, new nest" focus on home furnishings continues this week, with the best places to find designer and discounted furniture,...

H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition

H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition

Amber Martin, Rebekah Woerz and Audrey Kemp were teased when their peers found out they had invested in Isis. No, not the Islamic State of...

Burglar breaks into Huntington medical offices

Burglar breaks into Huntington medical offices

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who burglarized several medical offices at Hoag Medical Center this month.

Retail Therapy: 32 and counting at Ruby's

Roll it up: Ruby's is continuing its 32nd anniversary party with a 32-cent breakfast burrito from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday at...

Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

From the Ocean View School District's asbestos problems to the groundbreaking of a long-awaited senior center, the past year has been a busy...

Coastline Community College in F.V. ranks high in enrollment growth

Coastline Community College of Fountain Valley ranked third in the nation in enrollment growth in its category between 2012 and 2013,...

H.B. furniture builder puts his skills to the test on reality show

H.B. furniture builder puts his skills to the test on reality show

There's no such thing as free time for Wesley November. If he's not making furniture, he's probably writing a short novel. If not that, he's...

4 H.B. store clerks cited in underage-alcohol sting

Four Huntington Beach convenience store clerks were cited for selling alcohol to minors during a Police Department sting operation,...

Appeal on Rainbow permit delayed amid questions about hearing officer

An appeal hearing regarding the operation permit for Rainbow Environmental Services was postponed Friday because of concerns about the...

Whistle-blower sues H.B. airplane parts company over his firing

A Huntington Beach aviation equipment manufacturer is being sued by a former employee who says he was illegally fired for whistle-blowing...

H.B. seniors 'adopt' 5 families for holiday giving

H.B. seniors 'adopt' 5 families for holiday giving

Army National Guard Sgt. James Flores found himself depressed after what he went through in the past six weeks.

Retail Therapy: A gem of a deal at Ruby's

Shooby-dooby down: Ruby's Dinette, 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will celebrate the company's 32nd anniversary by selling...

New council wavers on increasing trash franchise fee

New council wavers on increasing trash franchise fee

The Huntington Beach City Council postponed a final decision on whether to increase the franchise fee the city collects from its waste...

Historical City Hall building should be preserved, H.B. panel says

A historical building that a developer...

H.B. district school getting bullet-resistant protection for windows, doors

A Fountain Valley high school will be getting additional equipment to help protect students and staff in case of a shooting like those...

'Shark Tank' appearance ignites log sales

'Shark Tank' appearance ignites log sales

Tom Sanetti checks his iPhone to see if any of his products are back in stock on Amazon.

Retail Therapy: An action-packed time for shopping

This is the big weekend to stock up on gifts for the MMA/action sports enthusiast in your life.

Water official has H.B. desalination project conflict of interest, complaint alleges

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, alleging that an Orange County Water...

Retail Therapy: A discount for a donation

Bag a good deal: Brixton, VonZipper, Dakine, Mint Clothing and Kovey have joined forces for a holiday sample sale and...

Fans recall former Golden Bear nightclub's golden age as plaque is unveiled

Fans recall former Golden Bear nightclub's golden age as plaque is unveiled

It had almost been 30 years since the famed Golden Bear nightclub in Huntington Beach was torn down, but now loyal fans have something to...

Parade, lighted snowflakes to highlight benefit for H.B. Youth Shelter

Parade, lighted snowflakes to highlight benefit for H.B. Youth Shelter

Huntington Beach and the nonprofit Community Service Programs will present the 18th Light a Light of Love fundraiser Sunday at the...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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