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  • Captured moments on display at airport

    Captured moments on display at airport
    As a lawyer, Jennifer McGrath's world can be a little black and white. The city attorney for Huntington Beach brings color into it with her photography, which is on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport. McGrath's photographs...
  • Sex offender sentenced for roadside attack

    A registered sex offender was sentenced Friday to 14 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl on the side of a road in Huntington Beach. Rasaan Raymon Patton, 31, attacked the girl in June 2008 after he crashed into a minivan...
  • 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...
  • 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    The live-in boyfriend of Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath has withdrawn his initial plans to run for city clerk and instead is seeking a seat on the Huntington Beach Union High School District's board.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...
  • 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...
  • H.B. will not outsource attorney's office

    The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday opted not to outsource the city attorney's office. An independent attorney hired as a consultant told the council that if the city attorney were to sue the city for attempting to outsource her office, she would...
  • Man gets three years for hit-and-run

    A Huntington Beach man was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison for a hit-and-run that caused another driver severe injuries, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Oscar Paz rear-ended a 66-year-old man's Nissan while...
  • Sunset annexation hearing postponed

    The pending annexation of Sunset Beach has taken another step back, as a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday was postponed. Attorneys for Huntington Beach, the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission and the Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach...
  • Hearing over Kramer restraining order postponed

    When the owner of Cucina Alessa wanted to extend the services of the downtown restaurants full bar to customers on the small patio, he ran into trouble. But it wasn't from the city, said Alessandro Pirozzi, who owns the Italian restaurant. Kim Kramer,...
  • Bohr grapples with bankruptcy, home foreclosure

    Huntington Beach City Councilman Keith Bohr appears to be mired in financial difficulties that include an attempted foreclosure on his house, a bankruptcy filed for a downtown-based company he co-owns, and a lawsuit by a lender asking him to pay millions....
  • 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-...