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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...