Politics

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well with fellow representatives in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014...

A dose of pension fund reality

Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven...

Civic center lends itself to debate

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of...

AES catches a wave

AES catches a wave

The Huntington Beach City Council signed off on AES' plans to give its power plant at Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street a beach motif...

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Council rejects effort to save Wintersburg

Local preservationists tried convincing Huntington Beach council members Monday to support efforts to save the buildings on the...

U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake

U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake

The executive producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach stuck to his word and presented to city officials last week a plan...

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.

Residents present their wish lists

Concerns about density, infrastructure for bicyclists and the planned desalination plant were among the topics posed by residents at the...

So you think you can dance?

So you think you can dance?

If Edward Van Ornum's father were given an option between attending a party or cutting off his hand, he'd probably ask, "Which hand?"

Candidate for county clerk cannot appear on ballot

A Los Alamitos city councilman who was disqualified from a race for Orange County clerk-recorder because he was seen gathering nomination...

County reaches agreement with employee union

After two years of negotiations marked by back-and-forth accusations of political chicanery, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved...

City seeks input on its direction

Diversifying the business base, preparing for a possible rise in sea levels and shoring up the Huntington Beach Police Department to pre-...

 Water district chairman John Foley dies at 83

Water district chairman John Foley dies at 83

Retired Army Col. John V. Foley, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has died, according to a statement from...

Conservancy takes aim at Banning Ranch

Conservancy takes aim at Banning Ranch

More than 125 residents and community activists gathered in Costa Mesa to discuss Banning Ranch, a proposed development in West Newport that...

F.V. gives guidance to cottage food businesses

Cottage food operators now have a few more guidelines to follow when cooking or baking in Fountain Valley.

Mansoor sues Steel over ballot designation

What do the words "taxpayer advocate" mean to Orange County voters?

Officials: All hands needed to alleviate homelessness

Officials: All hands needed to alleviate homelessness

Huntington Beach and Orange County officials agree that it will take a lengthy, concerted effort from private- and public-sector groups to...

H.B. council seeks to bring back compensation

The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to restore compensation for future council members.

Paintball tournament will stay in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach will remain a stop on the way to the national paintball championships, despite two council members' questions about...

Injured teen, family not alone in struggle

The community is rallying to help the family of a Huntington Beach teenager who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident last...

State agency supports bill to protect fire pits

LONG BEACH — The California Coastal Commission will support a state bill that aims to protect beach fire pits along the coast by...

Passion for Wintersburg yields book

Passion for Wintersburg yields book

If someone asked Mary Urashima a decade ago about the history of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach, she probably wouldn't have had...

Harper, Carchio file campaign papers

Harper, Carchio file campaign papers

Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of...

Mayor, council clash over legal fees

The Seal Beach City Council debated Monday whether it makes sense to continue outsourcing legal services or hire in-house counsel.

Moorlach drops out of congressional race

Moorlach drops out of congressional race

Saying he'd like to focus on finishing out his current job, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach is dropping his congressional campaign,...

City looking into dredging Huntington Harbour

Huntington Beach council members have gotten a glimpse of what it would take to dredge a portion of the channels in Huntington Harbour and...

Fountain Valley to extend anti-scavenging law to public places

A new law in Fountain Valley that aims to clean up parks and other public spaces by cutting down on scavenging is closer to adoption.

Council moves ahead with ordinance to keep senior mobile home parks

More than 50 mobile home residents stood in solidarity in Huntington Beach City Council chambers Monday, many of them holding signs that...

GOP group backs Steel for supervisor

The California Republican Assembly has endorsed Michelle Steel for Orange County supervisor.

Michelle Steel files campaign papers

Michelle Steel raised her right hand Monday afternoon and over Top 40 radio music vowed to uphold the laws of the United States.

Task force ready to take next step

The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force is ready to bring its recommendations to the City Council.

Steel picks up support of supervisors

Orange County Board of Supervisors hopeful Michelle Steel announced Friday that she has received endorsements from three current members.

Seal Beach makes it hard to open smoke shop

The Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to make it harder to open a new smoke shop and also officially defined them in city...

Expediting of gun permits sought

Expediting of gun permits sought

The Orange County Sheriff's Department may hire temporary staff to help process a flood of concealed-weapons permit applications in the wake...

Task force proposes parking solutions

The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force offered a three-pronged approach Feb.13 to parking problems in the area.

City moves toward Bolsa Chica annexation

Huntington Beach is closer to filling the void on the city map known as the Bolsa Chica lowlands.

Costa Mesa leaders back Curry

Costa Mesa leaders back Curry

Several Costa Mesa leaders have endorsed Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly.

Democrat enters Assembly race

Democrat enters Assembly race

A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.

Mansoor, Steel trade conservative credentials

Mansoor, Steel trade conservative credentials

Two candidates for county supervisor met in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening to debate issues ranging from taxation to immigration law.

Former PIMCO executive running for governor

Former PIMCO executive running for governor

Neel Kashkari recently hit a campaign milestone: raising $1 million in his bid for governor.

Planners approve Pacific City hotel plans

A developer is ready to go ahead with construction of its hotel on a portion of the long-awaited Pacific City project on Pacific Coast...

Supervisors nix release of felons

Citing concerns about prematurely releasing criminals into the community, the Orange County Board of Supervisors refused to allow law...

Curry's war chest reaches $160,000

Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry raised $127,690 last year for his upcoming campaign for the 74th Assembly District seat, according...

Council wants to study homelessness

The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday agreed to schedule a study session on homelessness.

Union objects to COO over elections

Leaders of Orange County's largest labor union are calling for the reassignment of the county's chief operating officer, who they say can'...

Planners give senior mobile home parks shelter

A Huntington Beach Planning Commission vote Tuesday moves senior mobile home park proponents a step closer to keeping that age-restricted...

Council mulls annexing Bolsa Chica lowlands

Huntington Beach City Council members were updated last week on the feasibility of annexing the Bolsa Chica lowlands.

Downtown task force suggests more cameras

The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force on Thursday recommended increasing surveillance cameras, improving streets signs and — with...

Supervisors opt for continuity

The Orange County Board of Supervisors was facing a changing of the guard Tuesday, with the body expected to choose a new chair and vice...

H.B. votes to improve Adams, Brookhurst

Huntington Beach officials want to get moving on a plan to alleviate traffic at one of the city's most congested intersections: Brookhurst...

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