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Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

A steady stream of people flocked to 15 fireworks stands scattered throughout Huntington Beach on Wednesday, the first of four days that...

Man gets 13-year sentence for $2-million embezzlement scheme at luxury-car business

A Huntington Beach man who owned and managed a Costa Mesa luxury-car dealership was sentenced Monday to 13 years in state prison for...

Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

For the first Fourth of July since 1987, public sales of fireworks are allowed under city law in Huntington Beach and will begin Wednesday.

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 &...

H.B. man faces heroin, meth, ID theft charges in Fountain Valley case

A Huntington Beach man has been charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine with intent to sell, identity theft and possessing...

H.B. crash kills boy, 14; one driver is arrested

A 14-year-old Trabuco Canyon boy was killed Thursday night in Huntington Beach in a car crash that police believe was caused by an...

Police: Naked man on meth runs through Huntington neighborhood

A Huntington Beach man who police said ran naked through a neighborhood while high on methamphetamine was cited and released Saturday night.

3 arrested after shots fired during fight in parking lot

Three men were arrested in Huntington Beach after a fight Friday night in which shots were fired, authorities said.

Motorcyclist injured in H.B. crash is suspected of DUI

A man suspected of driving under the influence was injured in a solo motorcycle accident that closed part of northbound Pacific Coast...

Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach

Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach

With his head covered by a beach towel, Seal Beach Marine Safety Lt. Chris Pierce focused on an iPad mounted on a remote-control console.

2 men sought in theft of iPad from church

Huntington Beach police are looking for two men suspected of stealing an iPad from a church.

Private H.B. school's ex-business manager gets prison sentence for embezzling $2 million

The former business manager at a private Huntington Beach elementary school was sentenced Thursday to three years and five months in federal...

Driver suspected of DUI after 2-car crash knocks over light pole

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Huntington Beach on Sunday after his vehicle rear-ended another and...

Police carry the torch for Special Olympics

Police carry the torch for Special Olympics

About a dozen Huntington Beach police officers ran alongside Special Olympics athletes Friday to help raise awareness of the international...

Newport man dies after bike crash in Huntington Beach

A Newport Beach man died Saturday of a head injury he suffered two days earlier while biking in a Huntington Beach residential tract, police...

Man arrested as H.B. police seize 100 pounds of illegal fireworks

Man arrested as H.B. police seize 100 pounds of illegal fireworks

More than 100 pounds of illegal fireworks were confiscated in an undercover operation that led to the arrest of a man suspected of selling...

H.B. man convicted of murdering his wife; he also tried to kill himself, prosecutors say

A Huntington Beach resident was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder for killing his wife by slashing her neck during an attempt to...

H.B., ICE undercover operation nets narcotics suspect, $250,000 in drugs

Huntington Beach police detectives assisted federal agents in the arrest of a man suspected of dealing narcotics.

Video simulation to help train police to deal with mentally ill

Video simulation to help train police to deal with mentally ill

Orange County law enforcement agencies will soon have a new tool to help them deal with a mentally ill person in a potential crisis.

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.

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...

Man sought in theft of $3,000 bicycle

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man seen in surveillance footage stealing a bicycle from the downtown area.

Algae builds up in Central Park lake; fish might be at risk

Algae builds up in Central Park lake; fish might be at risk

Huntington Beach officials are investigating ways to control an unusual amount of algae buildup in Central Park's Lake Huntington.

H.B. police forming nonprofit to fund community programs

Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy has said since he came onboard in late 2013 that his goal is to create a stronger bond between...

Man sought after girl is grabbed on way to Marina High School

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man suspected of trying to kidnap a girl who was on her way to school Wednesday.

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.

3 freed in conspiracy-to-kill case

Three out of four men arrested by Huntington Beach police on suspicion of conspiring to kill a woman for monetary gain were released last...

Four arrested in suspected murder-for-hire plot

Huntington Beach police arrested four men accused of conspiring to kill a woman for monetary gain.

Commercial firefighter pleads guilty to trying to produce child porn in Philippines

A commercial firefighter who lives in Huntington Beach pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge that he tried to produce child...

Pair arrested in store robberies in Fountain Valley, 7 other cities

Police arrested two Inland Empire men suspected in a robbery spree across eight cities, including Fountain Valley.

Seal Beach works to prevent new flooding amid high surf

Seal Beach works to prevent new flooding amid high surf

Seal Beach marine-safety officials are setting up a small sand berm at the beach to try to prevent a recurrence of minor flooding that hit...

Man suspected in H.B. hit-and-run turns himself in

Man suspected in H.B. hit-and-run turns himself in

A man believed to be a driver seen on video backing his car into an 86-year-old woman in a McDonald's parking lot and then speeding off...

Man charged in H.B. pursuit that led to officer-involved shooting

A Huntington Beach man who police say nearly hit officers with a car on Sunday while trying to flee was charged by the Orange County...

Sharks spotted off Seal Beach

Seal Beach marine safety officials are warning beachgoers to avoid the water after two great white sharks were spotted off the coast. The...

Father of man electrocuted at work is suing Edison

A West Covina man has filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison, alleging that the company was responsible for the death of his...

Huntington motorcyclist dies after crash into truck, house

A Huntington Beach man died after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a parked truck and a house.

Officer fires on car during Huntington Beach pursuit; 18-year-old arrested

Orange County sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say was driving a car that barreled toward two police officers during a chase in...

Huntington Beach vigil honors crime victims

Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy said she couldn't find the right words to say during a candlelight vigil for crime victims Thursday...

H.B. bridge reopens as repairs finish ahead of schedule

The Edinger Avenue bridge in Huntington Harbour is open again to vehicles and pedestrians after Orange County Public Works crews finished&...

Repairs on Huntington Harbour bridge may be finished next week

Repairs on Huntington Harbour bridge may be finished next week

Repairs on the Edinger Avenue bridge in Huntington Harbour are nearing completion.

Firefighter released from hospital after blaze burns garage, attic at Huntington Beach home

Firefighter released from hospital after blaze burns garage, attic at Huntington Beach home

A firefighter was taken to a hospital but quickly recovered after crews doused a blaze at a Huntington Beach home Monday morning,...

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...

H.B. police seek home intruder who trapped woman in bedroom

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who entered a residence and trapped a woman in her bedroom.

H.B. police stop suicide attempt in river

A man trying to commit suicide in the Santa Ana River was stopped by Huntington Beach police and a bystander Sunday, authorities said.

Man arrested in thefts of bikes from Huntington pier

A transient accused of stealing multiple bicycles from under the Huntington Beach Pier was arrested in a Garden Grove motel, authorities...

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