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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Mailbag: Plan for LeBard needs rethinking

    A recent Huntington Beach Independent article ("LeBard homes project revisited," Dec. 12) about the City Council study session Dec. 9 gave the misleading implication that $1.1 million would be transferred to the city by the Huntington Beach City School...
  • Top 10 stories of 2013

    Top 10 stories of 2013
    1) U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance Huntington Beach police called it a disturbance while many in the community called it a riot. However it's labeled, the kerfuffle that erupted at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing finals in July shook up the...
  • The issues worth watching in 2014

    The issues worth watching in 2014
    Huntington Beach had a small riot on its hands in 2013. So will event organizers keep their word on scaling down the surfing event? Will the city break ground on the seemingly mythical senior center? And what about the petition to repeal the plastic bag...
  • Commission set to decide on Bolsa Chica development

    Commission set to decide on Bolsa Chica development
    A state coastal agency could decide soon whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development. The California Coastal...
  • Mailbag: Stop fighting the plastic bag ban

    We cannot allow people who have no concern for the environment reverse the progress that Surf City has made with its bag ban. Here are some things to consider. The 10 cent charge is an incentive to do the right thing, not an illegal tax or a fee for...