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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • City considers new rules on vacation rentals

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to have staff look into the feasibility of legalizing and regulating short-term vacation rentals, which are illegal in the city. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw brought the item to the dais with the...
  • Local Strummers a plunk away from musical icons

    Local Strummers a plunk away from musical icons
    The tall, bushy-haired man who lingered with his ukulele in the doorway might have been mistaken for a stranger who had simply arrived too late for one of the room's few seats, even as he strummed his instrument unassumingly with the class. The...
  • H.B. ponders cap on downtown liquor licenses

    In its continuing effort to crack down on downtown disturbances, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to look into restricting alcohol licenses. Council members voted 5 to 2 to direct city staff to draft an amendment to the zoning code...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...