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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-soccer referee guilty of lewd acts with minors

    Ex-soccer referee guilty of lewd acts with minors
    A former Huntington Beach youth soccer referee could face a decade-long jail sentence for molesting minors, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Jorge Serafin, 31, of Anaheim, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of oral...
  • Council Preview: City to ask AQMD for specific projects

    Huntington Beach City Council members on Monday plan to ask air quality regulators to invest money collected from a power plant for specific improvement projects within the city. The South Coast Air Quality Management District can collect an estimated...
  • City moves to cap off-site liquor licenses downtown

    The Huntington Beach City Council continued to address the alcohol problem in the downtown area by agreeing Monday to proceed with clamping down on liquor licenses in the area. Council members voted 6 to 1, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper dissenting,...
  • Man convicted of illegal sexual conduct with teen

    A Stanton man was convicted Wednesday of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with a teenager he met on Craigslist and then in person at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach. An Orange County Superior Court jury found Mark Aime Brosseau, 57, guilty of one...
  • H.B. police release names of 7 arrested in riot

     H.B. police release names of 7 arrested in riot
    The Huntington Beach Police Department on Monday released the names of seven people arrested during a riot downtown following the U.S. Open of Surfing. The following people were arrested and booked at the city jail Sunday: •Michael John Lytle,...
  • Petition drive to repeal bag ban begins

    A Huntington Beach resident has started a petition to repeal the city's ban on plastic bags. Real estate agent Frank LoGrasso, 55, said he has never started a signature drive before, but he opposes the law the prohibits convenience stores,...