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  • Man, 20, sentenced in hate crime assault

    A white Huntington Beach man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to hate crimes for yelling at a black woman and attacking her white friend. John Keihl DeLoach, 20, pleaded guilty to felony hate crime battery causing injury...
  • Mailbag: Team H.B. not indifferent to seniors

    Dave Sullivan is not being completely honest in his portrayal of our positions on a senior center in the city ("Candidates not being totally honest on senior center," Mailbag, Oct. 14). During a forum in September, we discussed this issue at length with...
  • Should Sunset pay the same utility taxes?

    Sunset Beach should have to pay all the same taxes as Huntington Beach if it gets the same services, say a group of Huntington Beach residents threatening litigation. Attorney Charles Goldwasser spoke at the Oct. 18 City Council meeting on behalf of...
  • Judge: City has right to hold hearing

    A judge Friday upheld Huntington Beach's right to hold a revocation hearing for two controversial cell towers originally slated to be built in parks. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner denied a motion by T-Mobile, the company that wants to...
  • Incumbents lead in school races

    Incumbents nearly swept election night, taking 14 of the 19 school board seats open across the seven school districts serving Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. There were 34 candidates vying for seats in the Coast Community College, Fountain Valley...
  • Man convicted of killing friend in 1988

    A Long Beach man was found guilty Tuesday of stabbing a Sunset Beach man to death before setting him and his apartment on fire in 1988. Paul Gentile Smith, 50, was convicted of the cold case murder of his friend from high school, Robert Haugen. The jury...
  • Council approves community garden lease

    The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday approved a lease agreement that will allow the community garden to come to fruition. The council unanimously voted on a five-year lease agreement with Southern California Edison for use of almost 2.5 acres...
  • Cell towers' fates in judge's hands

    Huntington Beach residents have voted against approving two cell towers to be constructed in public parks, but it remains to be seen what that vote will mean for the city. As of Friday, 56.4% of voters had rejected Measure Q, which the ballot describes...
  • DUI suspects may be shamed on Facebook, Twitter

    The Huntington Beach Police Department is looking into publishing DUI arrestees on its new Facebook page after a councilman's urging for public shaming. Police Chief Ken Small announced at the Monday City Council meeting that the Police Department has...
  • In The Pipeline: Texting vs. drinking: Aren't they the same?

    Huntington Beach, back in the news again. From the Los Angeles Times: "Huntington Beach is considering a new tactic in its crusade against drunk driving: public shaming on Facebook. Councilman Devin Dwyer asked police Monday during a City Council meeting...
  • Roberts pleads not guilty

    Roberts pleads not guilty
    A former Huntington Beach police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 20 felony charges, including rape and sodomy. James Roberts III, 34, is charged with alleged acts against his wife and an alleged mistress while serving as an HBPD officer. Roberts...
  • 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...