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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Court rules state law overrides O.C. restrictions on sex offenders

    A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches. The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez,...
  • Task force considers more solutions to downtown alcohol issues

    Another round of alcohol-related discussions dominated the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force meeting Thursday as the committee talked about the possibility of new rules for bars, restaurants and liquor stores in the area. The city would accomplish...
  • Commission postpones decision on Bolsa Chica zoning

    A decision about whether to allow Huntington Beach to rezone a portion of the Bolsa Chica mesa known to harbor historical artifacts will have to wait. California coastal commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to postpone a hearing on proposed...
  • State committee approves fire rings bill

    An Assembly bill aiming to protect beach fire rings in Southern California and prevent a local air agency from enforcing its regulations passed out of a legislative committee Monday. Assemly Bill 1102 garnered unanimous bipartisan support of the...
  • In the Pipeline: Assemblyman pushes back to protect fire rings

    In the Pipeline: Assemblyman pushes back to protect fire rings
    When I spoke to Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) a few days ago, he was cautiously optimistic that the bipartisan Assembly Bill 1102, which he co-authored with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), would clear its first hurdle...
  • Mailbag: Bag fee is another burden for consumers

    Inadvertently, writer Linda Newton ("Stop fighting the plastic bag ban," Huntington Beach Independent, Jan. 9) makes one of the bag-ban opponents' many valid points. Yes, the bags "were never really free" but rather part of the costs "passed on to the...
  • Commentary: Curry's position on fire rings differs from record

    I am writing in response to Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry's letter regarding local control of beach fire rings ["Commentary: Each city should make its own fire ring decision," Jan. 11]. I too want to discuss the important issues facing...
  • Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

    As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...