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Historic Wintersburg site reverts to residential zoning, settling legal matter

Historic Wintersburg site reverts to residential zoning, settling legal matter

Following a court order issued in June, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday night to rezone the Historic Wintersburg site to...

At 90, Norma Gibbs is still putting her stamp on H.B.

At 90, Norma Gibbs is still putting her stamp on H.B.

Norma Brandel Gibbs doesn't let people tell her how it's going to be. Whether it's city business or her personal life, Gibbs has her own...

Huntington leans toward policy to make labor talks more public

More transparency in public employee labor negotiations may be on the horizon in Huntington Beach.

Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

Fountain Valley is welcoming the summer this weekend as it continues its four-day Summerfest through Sunday at the Recreation Center &...

 Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

Like other water agencies in California, the Orange County Water District is looking at ways to encourage ratepayers to conserve. But it...

H.B. explores making city labor talks more transparent

The Huntington Beach City Council wants to learn more before pursuing an ordinance aimed at publicizing negotiations between employee groups...

Seaman who died at Pearl Harbor finally remembered on H.B. monument

Seaman who died at Pearl Harbor finally remembered on H.B. monument

Dozens of people paid their respects Tuesday to a Huntington Beach World War II veteran who had been inadvertently left off the city's war...

Houses can be built on former LeBard school site, Planning Commission agrees

Houses can be built on former LeBard school site, Planning Commission agrees

The Huntington Beach City School District is a step closer to selling its headquarters to make way for single-family homes, though neighbors...

H.B. wants to make it clear: Don't feed the wildlife

Huntington Beach wants to make it clear that feeding wildlife in the city is illegal.

Judge's order would rezone Historic Wintersburg from commercial to residential

Judge's order would rezone Historic Wintersburg from commercial to residential

The day after the Huntington Beach City Council voted to kill an environmental impact report that could have allowed the buildings on the...

15 H.B. police officers to try out body cameras

Some Huntington Beach police officers soon will be wearing video cameras to help the department keep pace with evolving police practices.

Lawsuit aims to put permit-parking district back in downtown H.B.

Residents of Huntington Beach have sued the city, alleging that officials did not lawfully repeal a downtown parking-permit district that...

Neighbors want more parking at Little League field near LeBard Park

Residents of the neighborhood surrounding the Huntington Beach City School District headquarters pressed the city Planning Commission on...

Want to water your lawn after it rains or fill your pool? Fines could hit $600 under city's new rules

Huntington Beach has entered the second level of the city's water management plan, adding to restrictions on residents and businesses in...

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...

Plan for homes on former school site would preserve Little League fields

Plans to build single-family homes on the former LeBard Elementary School site while keeping its baseball fields will soon be reviewed by...

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...

Huntington finalizes repeal of city's plastic bag ban

In about four weeks, shoppers in Huntington Beach will again be able to choose plastic bags and not have to pay 10 cents if they use paper.

Huntington may sell Rodgers senior center site for housing

The Huntington Beach City Council is leaning toward selling the Rodgers Seniors' Center and allowing houses to be built in its place.

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.

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...

15 nonprofits win lottery to sell fireworks in Huntington Beach

15 nonprofits win lottery to sell fireworks in Huntington Beach

Fifteen nonprofit groups have won the lottery to be fireworks vendors in Huntington Beach for the Fourth of July.

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...

Moratorium on Huntington Beach massage parlors extended as new rules are approved

A moratorium on new massage establishments in Huntington Beach has been extended for 30 days as the city prepares for new regulations to...

Huntington won't annex Bolsa Chica wetlands, council decides

After about six years of discussions among city officials, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to forgo further talk of...

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...

Contract for asbestos work at Oak View Elementary delayed over cost concern

The Ocean View School District will pay a contractor for asbestos abatement and other work at two campuses, but removal of asbestos at...

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...

Assemblyman Harper's bills target state plastic bag ban, paper bag fee for repeal

Assemblyman Harper's bills target state plastic bag ban, paper bag fee for repeal

As crowds of residents and tourists spent their morning on the warm sands of Huntington Beach, state Assemblyman Matthew Harper said...

Huntington police chief calls for more officers

Low staffing levels in the Huntington Beach Police Department have hampered officer response times and investigations, the police chief told...

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.

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Free-speech supporters in H.B. draw on Charlie Hebdo attack for inspiration

Free-speech supporters in H.B. draw on Charlie Hebdo attack for inspiration

About a dozen people answered a call to demonstrate for free speech Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier.

New Assemblyman Harper pursues residents' ideas: global-warming, bag-ban repeals

New Assemblyman Harper pursues residents' ideas: global-warming, bag-ban repeals

Since leaving the Huntington Beach City Council after his election to the state Assembly in November, Matthew Harper has been asking his...

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.

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