Politics

City wants to put mobile-home rent control to a vote

Huntington Beach took a step this week toward protecting seniors and veterans living in mobile home parks from being priced out by rent...

Surf City Nights expanding to Fifth Street

Huntington Beach Surf City Nights received the green light Monday to expand its nighttime street fair onto Fifth Street.

Voters may decide fireworks' legalization

Voters may decide whether to legalize so-called safe and sane fireworks in Huntington Beach.

Will fireworks be allowed? City to consider letting voters decide

Huntington Beach will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether residents should be given the final say over whether to ban fireworks.

Council eases stance on restaurant hours

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to ease up on a proposed zoning change focused on new downtown bars and restaurants that sell...

City council supports memorial for Robin Samsoe

There was hardly a dry eye in the Huntington Beach council chambers Monday during a discussion of whether to create a memorial honoring a...

Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee.

Wintersburg makes the endangered list

Wintersburg makes the endangered list

Efforts to save the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach took a big step forward this month when it was designated one of the most...

H.B. ends some funding of Poseidon studies

The Huntington Beach City Council took a defiant stance against a major water retailer Monday as Poseidon's controversial desalination...

H.B. ponders cap on downtown liquor licenses

In its continuing effort to crack down on downtown disturbances, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to look into restricting...

City considers new rules on vacation rentals

The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to have staff look into the feasibility of legalizing and regulating short-term...

Bolsa Chica rezoning dead for now

Minutes after California Coastal Commission staff recommended denying a request to rezone part of the Bolsa Chica mesa for residential use,...

OCWD to look into desalination

The Orange County Water District will look into the cost of buying water from a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

Council draws line on alcohol permit

Kathy May's Lakeview Café, in Huntington Beach Central Park, will not be able to serve alcohol.

Exotic animals still barred from city

The circus is not coming to town.

Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in...

Memorial Day event draws crowd, elected officials

Memorial Day event draws crowd, elected officials

Hundreds of people gathered at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza on Monday to honor the fallen during the city's annual Memorial Day ceremony,...

Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they...

H.B. rejects plan to directly elect mayor

The Huntington Beach City Council opted Monday to continue to rotate the mayor's seat yearly and keep the positions of city attorney,...

Harper wants city to vote on chance to elect the mayor

Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper announced late Tuesday that he is seeking a charter amendment to allow Surf City residents to directly...

Rohrabacher tours 3-D printing plant

Rohrabacher tours 3-D printing plant

At a Costa Mesa-based 3-D printer manufacturer, humans help in the process, but otherwise it's a scene where machines make machines.

County could charge more for dog licenses

The Orange County Board of Supervisors this week voted to consider fee hikes to bridge a budget shortfall in what staff members and...

City says funding will be available for senior center

Piece by piece, Huntington Beach's city staff has worked meticulously to find the funding to build the long-awaited senior center in Central...

State and city agree to discuss future beach events

State and city agree to discuss future beach events

In the wake of a rave the city tried to stop at the 11th hour, Huntington Beach and the state have signed a letter of agreement to...

Council members discuss details of reimbursements

The Huntington Beach City Council is still fleshing out the details on how to restore its reimbursement pay.

LeBard school site to have 15 homes

The city of Huntington Beach has entered into an agreement that will limit the number of single-family homes planned for the former LeBard...

City leaders kill proposed fireworks ordinance

City leaders kill proposed fireworks ordinance

The debate on whether Huntington Beach should continue to ban state-legal fireworks continues to burn brightly in the city's council...

Political Landscape: Assembly veterans committee supports O.C. cemetery

A bill that would allow the establishment of a state veterans cemetery in Orange County earned unanimous support in the Assembly's...

Residents oppose garden plots at Irby Park

Huntington Beach residents made it clear Monday that they don't want a community garden in the heart of Irby Park.

Supervisorial candidates spar at Feet to the Fire forum

Supervisorial candidates spar at Feet to the Fire forum

Candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors' 2nd District seat sparred over pensions, problem-solving and their community ties...

Downtown task force turns over its report

After six months of brainstorming, the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force on Monday presented to the City Council its recommendations...

H.B. council likes fireworks crackdown

A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property.

Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum.

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

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...

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?

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