It appears that Huntington Beach residents will be able to light their own fireworks next Fourth of July.
The third run for the Huntington Beach City Council was the charm for three candidates in Tuesday's election. But for all three incumbents in the council and city attorney races, it wasn't a good day.
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Huntington Beach voters will have plenty of options to choose from when they're at their local polling places Tuesday. Eleven candidates are vying for four available seats on the seven-member City Council.
Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw likes having relaxing parks around the city for families to enjoy. If he is reelected in Tuesday's City Council election, he will make green space a priority, he says.
Huntington Beach Councilwoman Connie Boardman has worked with residents to address problems downtown. Now she says she's looking to do the same for residents concerned about recent housing developments in another area of town.
Two incumbents and nine challengers are running for four spots on the seven-member Huntington Beach City Council. The Huntington Beach Independent asked each candidate the same three questions:
When Brendon Kenney was younger, he didn't want anything to do with politics.
Huntington Beach City Council candidate Michael Posey says he's had enough of the council banning consumer items — from plastic bags to sales of cats and dogs.
More than 100 people gathered at the Huntington Beach Central Library on Thursday evening to hear candidates for City Council and city attorney make their case one more time before the public hits the polls Nov. 4.
The League of Women Voters of Huntington Beach and the American Assn. of University Women of Westminster/Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach will present a Huntington Beach City Council candidate forum Thursday night.
It all started with a flier that landed on the doorstep of his Huntington Beach home in 2001.
William "Billy" O'Connell thinks his third run for the Huntington Beach City Council will be the charm.
Huntington Beach City Council candidate Erik Peterson, a punk rocker back in his teenage days, still enjoys a TSOL concert every now and then.
Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe has sued the city of Huntington Beach, claiming its ordinance regarding campaign signs is unconstitutional.
Alexander Polsky believes recycling is a good thing — except when it comes to Huntington Beach's civic leaders.
Pension costs, housing density and the city's plastic bag ban were among the topics discussed during a Huntington Beach City Council candidates forum Wednesday night.
Throughout her career, lawyer and Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Lyn Semeta has been guided by what she thinks is a simple principle.
Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe is threatening to sue Huntington Beach after he was fined for having his reelection campaign signs up before the time allowed by a city ordinance.
Barbara Delgleize could almost taste victory in the Huntington Beach City Council election two years ago.
Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a bigger question: What makes an endorsement?
The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents of violating conflict-of-interest and gift-limitation laws.
Hector Valdez has been told that he doesn't have a chance at winning a seat on the Huntington Beach City Council. But the first-time candidate welcomes such comments.
A Huntington Beach City Council candidate has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, saying two incumbents' living situation resulted in one receiving illegal gifts from the other.
Potential legal challenges and the relationship between local and state governments were among the topics debated at a recent Huntington Beach city attorney candidates forum.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) used a recent appearance at the monthly gathering of the Newport Mesa Tea Party to implore like-minded members to help "take back the Senate" from Democratic Party control.
William "Billy" O'Connell, executive director of Colette's Children's Home, led all Huntington Beach City Council candidates in amassing campaign funding in the first half of the year, according to finance statements filed with the city clerk's office.
Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge.
The Huntington Beach City Council decided during a special meeting Monday to remove a ballot measure that would have asked residents whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks.
Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of Directors.
After a slow start to campaigning, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has announced that he raised about $9,000 more than his opponent in the race for a state Assembly seat during the most recent filing period.
Huntington Beach's City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether to pull a rent-control measure off the November ballot.
Seal Beach will let voters decide whether the city should reduce its utility users tax while updating the list of services it could tax.
Voters may decide whether to legalize so-called safe and sane fireworks in Huntington Beach.
As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election ballot — though one contest was a bit tighter than expected.
An influential conservative group in Orange County has pulled its endorsement of an Assembly candidate, saying he broke a pledge to reject political donations from public employees unions.
Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno was re-elected this week to a policymaking board that represents all 72 California community college districts.
The Los Angeles Clippers of Orange County?
Candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors' 2nd District seat sparred over pensions, problem-solving and their community ties Monday night in a debate that took on something of a wonkish tone.
Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.
When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of touch with the people it represented.
A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.
In a win for her opponent, Orange County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Steel will have to change her official occupation from "taxpayer advocate/businesswoman" to "Board of Equalization member" on the ballot, a judge has ruled.
What do the words "taxpayer advocate" mean to Orange County voters?
The filing deadline has passed for the 74th Assembly District candidates, setting the stage for a run between five contenders in the June 3 primary.
Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of voters to run in the June 3 primary for higher office.
Saying he'd like to focus on finishing out his current job, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach is dropping his congressional campaign, he announced Monday night.
The California Republican Assembly has endorsed Michelle Steel for Orange County supervisor.