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  • Shea Homes gets green light from state

    It took only 10 years and several rejections and lawsuits, but on Thursday, the California Coastal Commission approved the Shea Homes housing project near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, to the dismay of local environmentalists. The commission voted 6 to 2...
  • On Theater: Strong verdict for 'Twelve Angry Men'

    On Theater: Strong verdict for 'Twelve Angry Men'
    Nearly 60 years have passed since Reginald Rose's "Twelve Angry Men" first stirred viewers of TV's "Westinghouse Studio One," and the subsequent movie version became even more memorable for the superb performances of Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb as jury...
  • City debuts traffic school for bike violations

    City debuts traffic school for bike violations
    Huntington Beach has become the first city in the state to offer traffic school for bicyclists who break the law. The Police Department now gives cyclists the option in lieu of going to court and paying high fines. Unlike driving traffic school, the...
  • Driver found guilty in dragging death

    A Fountain Valley man faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted in a woman's death. Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu, 19, was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder with the special circumstance of committing it...
  • Woods' conviction upheld

    An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Huntington Beach man who fatally struck a 14-year-old bicyclist with his truck. Jeffrey Woods, who was found guilty in November 2009 of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and sentenced to six...
  • Mailbag: DUI stats should guide policy

    We do not need more bars in downtown Huntington Beach ("ABC officials approve license," June 9). Our crime and DUI rates are off the charts. The taxpayers have to pay for the law enforcement costs. So, why did these folks protest the license? It's not...
  • In The Pipeline: Wetlands indicate where we're headed

    In The Pipeline: Wetlands indicate where we're headed
    Recently, I was walking at the Bolsa Chica wetlands. A group of photographers on the bridge had their attention fixed not on the clusters of birds gathering to fish, but on a thin line of white smoke rising about a half-mile in the distance, near the...
  • Man rearrested in child pornography case

    Man rearrested in child pornography case
    Police rearrested a Huntington Beach man last week and transferred him to federal custody on suspicion of distributing child pornography after the case was accepted by the U.S. attorney's office. He was taken into custody in Fountain Valley and booked...
  • Jury acquits teacher in student sex case

    A Huntington Beach resident and Oxford Academy teacher has been acquitted of sexual acts with a teenage girl. The jury delivered its verdict Monday on Christopher John Ontiveros, who taught history at the Cypress campus in the Anaheim Union High School...
  • Death penalty sought in execution-style double murder

    Death penalty sought in execution-style double murder
    The Orange County district attorney's office said Monday it was seeking the death penalty for a Garden Grove man charged in the execution-style slaying of two people so he could steal a car. Hilbert Pineil Thomas, 39, is charged in the February 2009...
  • Thinking like a lawyer

    Here's a quiz: Say Oprah gives a free car to everyone in her audience, and later in the day, one of the lucky recipients rear-ends Oprah at an intersection. Is Oprah, who gave out the car, partly to blame for the accident? Here's another: Suppose a bully...
  • Trial delayed for teachers accused of sexual relationship with teen

    Trial delayed for teachers accused of sexual relationship with teen
    A pretrial hearing for a married couple charged with having sexual relations with a 17-year-old has been delayed. Daniel Shepard, a retired Westminster High School teacher, and Gay Davidson-Shepard, who is on administrative leave from teaching at Mesa...