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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City's noise ordinance at heart of lawsuit

    A Huntington Beach resident has sued the city, the Police Department and an officer, claiming that the officer entered his apartment without a warrant during the investigation of a noise complaint. Lawyer Mark Eisenberg filed the Orange County Superior...
  • 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...