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  • Sex offender's appeal heard in court

    The appeal of a registered sex offender, who was arrested under a county ordinance when he visited a park in Fountain Valley, went to court Thursday. Hugo Godinez of Santa Ana, who was convicted Nov. 14 of a misdemeanor for entering a county park without...
  • Council amends sex offender law

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-1, with Jill Hardy absent Tuesday, to amend its sex offender ordinance to allow the police chief to sign a waiver for some. The city adopted a law in December 2011, modeled after a county law passed in April...
  • Secret jail tapes of Seal Beach murder suspect must be handed over

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a jailhouse informant's recordings that captured the Seal Beach salon shooting suspect talking about the October 2011 mass slaying must be turned over to the defense. Prosecutors had said that...
  • H.B. man arrested in mortgage fraud case

    Federal authorities arrested five people Wednesday who were allegedly involved in an Orange County-based "builder bailout" mortgage fraud scheme, including one defendant from Huntington Beach, according to a press release by the Department of Justice....
  • Council reverses December votes

    The Huntington Beach City Council reversed two December votes at its meeting Tuesday. The council voted 6-0, with Jill Hardy absent, to reverse the Dec. 3 and 17 votes to review Pacific Mobile Home Park's previously approved conversion application and...
  • Soccer ref charged with molestation

    Soccer ref charged with molestation
    An Oak View Youth Soccer League referee was charged Tuesday on suspicion of molesting three children, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. None of the boys — ages 10, 14 and 15 — were members of the popular soccer...
  • Stories to keep an eye on for 2013 [corrected]

    Poseidon Desalination Project We will keep a close watch on Poseidon's plans and update the community on its permit request from the California Coastal Commission and any movement made toward the desalinization project. -------------------- FOR THE...
  • H.B. considers law on parent-hosted drinking

    A recommendation to draft a social host ordinance drew plenty of support at the Huntington Beach City Council meeting Monday. The board approved Councilman Joe Carchio's suggestion to have city attorney Jennifer McGrath draft a social host ordinance...
  • O.C. man who sold vintage Porsches charged with grand theft

    An Orange County businessman will be in court Thursday after being accused of embezzling the proceeds of the rare and vintage Porsches that he sold on consignment, prosecutors said. John Calicchio, 63, of Costa Mesa, was charged with 14 counts of...
  • Top 10 news stories for 2012

    Top 10 news stories for 2012
    There's never a shortage of important stories in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, so choosing 10 is just skimming the top. These 10 most compelling stories are given in order of chronology. There are sad stories that end well and horrible stories...
  • Mom of son accused of killing father testifies

    Arguments continued Thursday in the trial of Jeremy Martin, 37, who is accused of killing his father with a shotgun at their Huntington Beach home two years ago. Martin is charged with one count of murder and, if convicted, faces 50 years to life in...
  • Jury finds man guilty of killing his father

    Jury finds man guilty of killing his father
    A Huntington Beach man intentionally shot and killed his father during a struggle over a gun, an Orange County Superior Court jury found Tuesday. Jeremy Martin, 37, was convicted of one felony count of first-degree murder for shooting his father,...