RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Laws and Legislation

A collection of news and information related to Laws and Legislation published by this site and its partners.

Top Laws and Legislation Articles

Displaying items 13-24
  • On Theater: The beat, and the season, go on

    The Costa Mesa Playhouse will be 50 years old in June. I can testify to the authenticity of that observance since I started my 40-year community theater career in that first Costa Mesa production "Send Me No Flowers." Back then, it was known as the...
  • Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction

    Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction
    Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe has sued the city of Huntington Beach, claiming its ordinance regarding campaign signs is unconstitutional. Briscoe, who is running for reelection in November, was fined $250 by the city this month for...
  • Bank robber gets 75 years to life

    A Garden Grove man was sentenced Friday under California's three-strikes law to 75 years to life in state prison for robbing three Orange County banks before his capture in Huntington Beach two years ago. David Dennis Hill, 54, will have an additional...
  • Harper wants city to vote on chance to elect the mayor

    Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper announced late Tuesday that he is seeking a charter amendment to allow Surf City residents to directly elect their mayor. He said he will ask the city attorney at the City Council meeting Monday to draft a...
  • Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

    In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they adopt the same campaign contribution practices that the city's Planning Commission abides by. The proposal failed on...
  • Mailbag: Bag ban yes, but Styrofoam no: Why?

    Editor's note: This email was also sent to Huntington Beach Councilman Jim Katapodis, who responds below. Let me start with this basic question of Councilman Jim Katapodis: What is the difference between plastic bags and Styrofoam containers...
  • Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

    Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot
    An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum. A petition drive has so far fallen short, and Councilman Dave Sullivan's attempt to place the issue on the November ballot failed Monday to garner...
  • H.B. council likes fireworks crackdown

    A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property. The proposed law, which passed 4 to 3 on a first reading Monday, is an attempt to crack down on people who flee or deny using...
  • City leaders kill proposed fireworks ordinance

    City leaders kill proposed fireworks ordinance
    The debate on whether Huntington Beach should continue to ban state-legal fireworks continues to burn brightly in the city's council chambers. Council members voted Monday to continue the prohibition of the possession, sale and use of the celebratory...
  • Council members discuss details of reimbursements

    The Huntington Beach City Council is still fleshing out the details on how to restore its reimbursement pay. Councilman Joe Carchio motioned to change the details of the reimbursement Monday, specifically limiting health insurance benefits to only...
  • Editorial: What happened to Orange County's Great Park?

    The name of the park, and the original ambition, were great. But in the 12 years since Orange County voters decided they would rather have a public park on the site of the old El Toro Marine base than a large civilian airport, the size and scope of the...
  • Emotions run deep during discussion of memorial to Robin Samsoe

    I had never met Robin Samsoe's mom before last week's Huntington Beach City Council meeting. But as we spoke before the session, I felt as if I had known Marianne Connelly a long time. Maybe it was seeing her on television over the years, those...