Business & Real Estate

H.B. restaurant gets city OK to sell alcohol, despite protests to state over license

A restaurant that moved into downtown Huntington Beach last summer received permission from the city Tuesday night to sell beer and wine,...

Thieves cashing in on cardboard as waste company, city lose revenue

That cardboard box holding your newest household appliance may be more valuable than you think.

Business owner victimized by scam urges others to be alert

A Fountain Valley business owner who lost hundreds of dollars in an elaborate phone scam is warning others to help them prevent a similar...

Huntington police pitch tighter rules on massage parlors

The Huntington Beach Police Department outlined proposals Tuesday for strengthening the city's regulations on massage establishments.

Retail Therapy: My Mickey for your Goofy

Pieces of flair: My-D Pins & Collectibles, 1215 S. Beach Blvd., Suite D, Anaheim, will host a free Disney pin and...

Huntington pursuing freeze on Beach, Edinger residential projects

The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to freeze new residential developments along Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue in order to...

Retail Therapy: Last-minute meal suggestions for Valentine's Day

As promised, here is my annual Last Minute Valentine's Day Meal Guide, a cross section of some of the many dining options in the county,...

Consultants pick 258 properties for H.B.'s historic sites list

A revised list of candidates for Huntington Beach's list of historic properties was reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Gondolas put Valentine's Day romance on the water in Huntington Harbour

Gondolas put Valentine's Day romance on the water in Huntington Harbour

Tim Reinard may not be plying the waters of Venice, Italy, but the gondolier who paddles Huntington Harbour's canals demonstrates an...

Pacific City apartment developer drops request for reduced parking

Pacific City apartment developer drops request for reduced parking

Much to the surprise of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission and residents, apartment developer UDR withdrew its request for fewer...

County told to investigate school district complaints about Rainbow waste facility

The Orange County Health Care Agency must reopen its review of a Huntington Beach waste management facility's five-year permit because of...

Retail Therapy: A book bonanza with Friends

Literary spree: Newport Beach's Friends of the Library will host their next quarterly book sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and...

Huntington Beach repeals permit parking downtown

With little discussion, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to repeal a recently imposed parking-permit district in the...

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

The Huntington Beach City Council took its first step Monday toward allowing local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks for the...

Rainbow trash company's odors near school: Ruling due Wednesday

The hearing officer in the Ocean View School District's appeal of the renewal of Rainbow Environmental Services' operation permit has...

'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...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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