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  • H.B. man sentenced in inmate's death

    H.B. man sentenced in inmate's death
    A Santa Ana man was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison for beating to death a fellow inmate believed to be a child molester with eight other inmates, including a Huntington Beach man. Michael Stewart Garten, 25, pleaded guilty to felony...
  • Commission approves annexation application

    Huntington Beach was given the official green light Wednesday morning to absorb the small community of Sunset Beach. The Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, unanimously approved Huntington's annexation application of the 106-year-...
  • Trial begins in UFC icon's death

    With a drunk driving conviction already on his record, Jeffrey David Kirby of Costa Mesa chose to drink and drive again in March 2009, a decision that contributed to the death of a mixed martial arts icon, prosecutors said in opening statements Tuesday....
  • In The Pipeline: 'Jewel' of a design lives on

    In The Pipeline: 'Jewel' of a design lives on
    Laura Berry recalls the big ceremony in January 1969, when the new official flag of Orange County was officially adopted — a flag that she designed. "They called me the Betsy Ross of Orange County," she said. It was all part of a countywide high...
  • In The Pipeline: Aren't there any better duties for Rizzo?

    Once again, Huntington Beach was splashed all over the news. And once again, it found itself wiping away more proverbial egg from its face. Little did Robert Rizzo imagine how different life would soon become last March when he was arrested after...
  • Sunset group sues over annexation, taxes

    A Sunset Beach citizens group has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach and a county commission, demanding that the city and county either negate the recent annexation of Sunset Beach or require a vote among the community's residents in favor of paying...
  • Couple charged with conspiracy, attempted robbery

    A Huntington Beach woman pleaded not guilty Friday to trying to rob a man who backed out of a deal to pay her money for sex. Megan Miko Wachi, 22, and her boyfriend Michael Alexander Diaz, 21, of Fountain Valley, were charged with felony conspiracy to...
  • City: Park project has green light

    An appeals court's recent ruling has given Huntington Beach the ability to build a $22-million senior center in Huntington Central Park, City Atty. Jennifer McGrath said. The court on Monday upheld an Orange County Superior Court judge's ruling that...
  • Sunset annexation on hold

    Huntington Beach's annexation of Sunset Beach is on hold until the Orange County Superior Court makes a final hearing, the court decided Wednesday. Judge Frederick P. Horn set a hearing date for March 2 during proceedings for a lawsuit filed by the...
  • Kirby guilty in death of TapouT founder

    A Costa Mesa man was convicted of manslaughter Dec. 8 in a drunk-driving crash that killed mixed martial arts clothing icon Charles "Mask" Lewis. A Central Justice Center jury found Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, responsible for the March 11, 2009, wreck in...
  • Three head to trial on attempted murder charges

    A Fountain Valley man and woman were scheduled to go to trial Wednesday on charges of attempting to murder the woman's husband. Mary Katheryn Sharpski, 48, and Michael Calvin Shores II, 40, and Antonio Cinco Ortega, 25, of Santa Ana, are each charged...
  • Police search for convicted child abuser

    Police search for convicted child abuser
    Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's assistance in finding a man convicted of child abuse. An arrest warrant has been issued for Mario David Abernathy, 44, who failed to show up for his sentencing hearing Thursday, said Lt. Russell Reinhart....