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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • H.B. council seeks to bring back compensation

    The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to restore compensation for future council members. In 2012, the City Council passed an ordinance that would remove expense allowances for future members as a form of solidarity with other city departments,...
  • 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...