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  • 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...
  • O.C. students get SELF help for legal careers

    The young woman was hunkered down at a small corner desk in a back office filled with stacked boxes. The boxes were brimming with folders, the folders full of files. Dressed with professional modesty on a casual Friday afternoon, she sat quietly,...
  • 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...
  • F.V. gives guidance to cottage food businesses

    Cottage food operators now have a few more guidelines to follow when cooking or baking in Fountain Valley. The Fountain Valley City Council voted 4 to 1 on Tuesday to modify city code to allow for the operation of cottage, or home-based, food...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City seeks input on its direction

    Diversifying the business base, preparing for a possible rise in sea levels and shoring up the Huntington Beach Police Department to pre-recession levels are just a few concerns facing the city as it prepares to update its 18-year-old general plan. City...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...