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  • Jury rejects lawsuit in 2011 fatal shooting by Huntington police

    A federal jury has rejected a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by Huntington Beach police during a 2011 traffic stop. Erick Catalan of Long Beach was shot five times in the back and face after police pulled over...
  • Ocean View objects to Pedigo project

    Attorneys acting on behalf of the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach have appealed a proposed 510-unit apartment complex out of concern for how it would affect its schools. Planning commissioners Tuesday reviewed the Pedigo Apartments...
  • City plans to sue over Wet Electric rave

    Huntington Beach has authorized the city attorney to file suit to halt a daytime rave planned for the beach. City attorney Jennifer McGrath announced during Tuesday night's council meeting that the city will be filling a lawsuit against the groups...
  • Former officer convicted in sexual assaults

    A former Garden Grove police officer was convicted Friday of forcibly sodomizing three women, all of whom he had dated. Jesse Andrew Green, 36, of Huntington Beach, was found guilty by a jury at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana of three felony...
  • Judge rules Wet Electric will go on

    Despite the city vying for a temporary restraining order to stop the event, the Wet Electric electronic dance music festival will still be held this weekend at the Huntington State Beach, a judge ruled Wednesday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Jamoa...
  • Man sentenced in sexual assault on child

    Man sentenced in sexual assault on child
    A parolee was sentenced Friday to 55 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old female relative while babysitting her, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Gordon Ray Bodkin, 47, of Huntington Beach, was...
  • Man sentenced to 16 months for construction fraud

    An unlicensed contractor was sentenced Friday to 16 months in jail for defrauding a Huntington Beach homeowner and a Yorba Linda family of more than $635,000 by taking their payments and failing to complete construction projects, according to a news...
  • Keeping watch over kids in the system

    Keeping watch over kids in the system
    Richard Robitaille feels gratified when the twins race to him, waving greetings. They're not his children; they're not even related. They are 5-year-old boys who he has nurtured for more than a year with his wife Patricia. Although this responsibility...
  • Council won't oppose Poseidon as a group

    The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday not to send a group letter to the state Coastal Commission opposing a proposed desalination plant for fear they may be sued. Councilman Jim Katapodis' substitute motion to allow individual council...
  • Seniors make a showing at council meeting

    A handful of Huntington Beach residents told council members Monday that they're fed up of waiting for a new senior center. The proposed facility at Huntington Central Park that was approved in 2006 and planned to be complete in 2009 has yet to break...
  • Surf dogs get their day

    Surf dogs get their day
    Brian Koerner wished he could be surfing with his dog Banana every day, but he found too few opportunities after moving to Colorado. But when the 38-year-old Westminster native received an email about the fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in...
  • Ex-library clerk could get jury trial

    A wrongful-termination claim filed by a former Huntington Beach city employee who is deaf could go to a jury trial early next year. The former library clerk contends that the city failed to provide her with a qualified sign-language interpreter before...