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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City plans to sue over Wet Electric rave

    Huntington Beach has authorized the city attorney to file suit to halt a daytime rave planned for the beach. City attorney Jennifer McGrath announced during Tuesday night's council meeting that the city will be filling a lawsuit against the groups...