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  • Court reverses sex offender's conviction

    A registered sex offender and his lawyer recently convinced the Superior Court of Orange County appellate division to reverse his conviction for unlawfully entering a county park where children regularly gather. The three-judge panel made clear its Nov....
  • City attorney warns against outsourcing her office

    City Atty. Jennifer McGrath said the City Council has no authority to outsource her office, and even if it could, contracting with outside counsel would end up costing the city at least $1 million more each year. McGrath issued an analysis and an opinion...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Groups steer direction of Bolsa Chica

    Groups steer direction of Bolsa Chica
    The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a refuge to many. It's where the endangered western snowy plover and the California least tern come to breed, where visitors snap photos of the fauna and flora, and on occasion, where even a few dolphins glide in...
  • Court hearing for City Council candidate postponed again

    A court hearing for Planning Commissioner and City Council candidate Tim Ryan has been continued to November, according to court records. Ryan's lawyer, Todd Landgren, said a motion he filed to challenge the sufficiency of a proper cause was continued...
  • City attorney's partner up for school board

    The live-in boyfriend of Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath has withdrawn his initial plans to run for city clerk and instead is seeking a seat on the Huntington Beach Union High School District's board. Edward Pinchiff, an attorney, filed...
  • From Hot Wheels to hot reels

    From Hot Wheels to hot reels
    Cameron Lew is truly one of the cool kids of the social media age. The 17-year-old Huntington Beach High School junior has been shooting and editing videos for his YouTube channel since eighth grade. However, Cameron's filming career started as early as...
  • Retailers react to plastic bag ban

    Retailers in Huntington Beach have seven months to adjust to the city's new ban on the distribution of plastic bags. Though it has yet to take affect, it has some businesses in the community worried. Approval for the ban was finalized Monday by the City...
  • Council agrees to consider rule on submitting mailers

    Huntington Beach council members gave the city attorney the go-ahead Monday to write an ordinance regarding campaign documents. The item passed in a 4-2 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilman Jim Katapodis dissenting. Councilman Joe...
  • City leaders move ahead with massage ordinance

    The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday approved changes to a proposed massage parlor ordinance that would crack down on illicit businesses but maintain state-established regulations. Passing on a 6-0 vote, with Councilman Joe Carchio absent, the...