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  • Will fireworks be allowed? City to consider letting voters decide

    Huntington Beach will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether residents should be given the final say over whether to ban fireworks. Council members will vote on whether to add an item to the Nov. 4 ballot amending the city's charter to allow the...
  • O.C. students get SELF help for legal careers

    The young woman was hunkered down at a small corner desk in a back office filled with stacked boxes. The boxes were brimming with folders, the folders full of files. Dressed with professional modesty on a casual Friday afternoon, she sat quietly,...
  • Proposal to make paper bag fee optional fails

    Another proposal before the Huntington Beach City Council to amend the city's plastic bag ordinance has failed. Council members Tuesday voted 4 to 3 against an amendment proposed by Councilman Joe Carchio that would have given grocery and liquor...
  • State panel rejects candidate's complaint of campaign violations by 2 incumbents

    The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents of violating conflict-of-interest and gift-limitation laws. In a brief letter Tuesday to Kenney and council members...
  • City attorney candidates air positions at forum

    Potential legal challenges and the relationship between local and state governments were among the topics debated at a recent Huntington Beach city attorney candidates forum. Incumbent Jennifer McGrath and challenger Michael Gates participated in the...
  • In the Pipeline: Continue the fight for bonfires

    "With the decision today of the Democrats to side with the [South Coast Air Quality Management District] in holding AB 1102, they sent the message that politics trumps the voice of the people." So said a statement from Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-...
  • No changes to plastic-bag ban as effort to lower fee fails

    Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio failed Monday to convince enough of his colleagues to cut a fee imposed on paper bags as part of the city's plastic-bag ban. The councilman's effort to reduce the fee to 5 cents failed in a 3-4 vote, with...
  • Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

    Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge. The longtime Huntington Beach city attorney has weathered storms, including a high-profile drunken-driving case, in which she pleaded guilty, and a controversial attempt to outsource her office. But this...
  • Voters to decide on mobile-home rent control

    Huntington Beach will allow voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks. Should the ballot measure pass in the Nov. 4 election, it would allow City Council members to draft an ordinance to...
  • Huntington studies alcohol, business regulations

    The Huntington Beach City Council received updates this week on key issues related to the downtown area to get a better sense of how to make it safer for residents and visitors. During a study session Monday, city staff presented a report on how...
  • H.B. group still trying to overcome obstacles to build 9/11 memorial

    Dennis Hashin thought that creating a 9/11 memorial for Huntington Beach would be as simple as removing a fountain to make room for a sculpture. He quickly learned that he was wrong. And now, three years after the project started and 13 years after...
  • Upgrade plan for AES power plant advances

    A committee of the state's energy agency recommended approval of changes proposed for the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in Huntington Beach. California Energy Commission members Andrew McAllister and Karen Douglas, who sit on the...