Business & Real Estate

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...

Council wants H.B. law to leave no doubt: Pot dispensaries are illegal

The Huntington Beach City Council wants to make something clear: Medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal in the city.

Huntington slaps 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors

Huntington slaps 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors

The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday imposed a 45-day moratorium on new massage establishments in the city.

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Russ Newton, a senior vice president with the Los Angeles Times, has been named publisher of Times Community News.

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...

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