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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Council draws line on alcohol permit

    Kathy May's Lakeview Café, in Huntington Beach Central Park, will not be able to serve alcohol. The Huntington Beach City Council, on a 4-3 vote Monday, said it was unfair to change the terms of the 10-year lease with the city, which disallows alcohol,...
  • Exotic animals still barred from city

    The circus is not coming to town. Not that there's anywhere to host it. Huntington Beach's municipal code, which prohibits wild or exotic animals from performing within city limits, will remain in place. An effort to repeal the ban failed on a 4-3...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: State tax code is inhospitable to business

    I had three separate experiences recently that reinforced just how bad things are for business owners in California. A letter to one of my previous campaign supporters came back, and when I followed up with an email, I learned that this pizza...
  • Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

    Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise. Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
  • Seal Beach makes it hard to open smoke shop

    The Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to make it harder to open a new smoke shop and also officially defined them in city codes and banned their distant relative, the smoking lounge. Councilman Gordon Shanks said before the meeting that...
  • Council moves ahead with ordinance to keep senior mobile home parks

    More than 50 mobile home residents stood in solidarity in Huntington Beach City Council chambers Monday, many of them holding signs that read, "Keep our senior parks as senior parks." They stood in silence as City Clerk Joan Flynn read into the record...
  • Fountain Valley to extend anti-scavenging law to public places

    A new law in Fountain Valley that aims to clean up parks and other public spaces by cutting down on scavenging is closer to adoption. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the city's scavenging law....
  • Around Town: Wine event benefits youth shelter

    Around Town: Wine event benefits youth shelter
    Ian Cauble, one of just 202 master sommeliers in the world and founder of SommSelect.com, recently lent his expertise to help raise $75,000 for children in need. Cauble served hand-selected wines during the fourth annual "Love Grows by Giving"...
  • State agency supports bill to protect fire pits

    LONG BEACH — The California Coastal Commission will support a state bill that aims to protect beach fire pits along the coast by giving commissioners authority over the South Coast Air Quality Management District on the issue. Commissioners...