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  • 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...
  • H.B. man sentenced in inmate's death

    H.B. man sentenced in inmate's death
    A Santa Ana man was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison for beating to death a fellow inmate believed to be a child molester with eight other inmates, including a Huntington Beach man. Michael Stewart Garten, 25, pleaded guilty to felony...
  • 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-...
  • Trial begins in UFC icon's death

    With a drunk driving conviction already on his record, Jeffrey David Kirby of Costa Mesa chose to drink and drive again in March 2009, a decision that contributed to the death of a mixed martial arts icon, prosecutors said in opening statements Tuesday....
  • In The Pipeline: 'Jewel' of a design lives on

    In The Pipeline: 'Jewel' of a design lives on
    Laura Berry recalls the big ceremony in January 1969, when the new official flag of Orange County was officially adopted — a flag that she designed. "They called me the Betsy Ross of Orange County," she said. It was all part of a countywide high...
  • In The Pipeline: Aren't there any better duties for Rizzo?

    Once again, Huntington Beach was splashed all over the news. And once again, it found itself wiping away more proverbial egg from its face. Little did Robert Rizzo imagine how different life would soon become last March when he was arrested after...