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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Council: No ban on Styrofoam

    Council: No ban on Styrofoam
    The Huntington Beach City Council will not ban polystyrene food packaging from the city. The proposal, first raised in October, failed Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw and Councilwomen Connie Boardman and Jill Hardy voted for the ban....
  • Task force winding up its work

    Time is running out for members of the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force to finalize recommendations on how to improve the area and send them to the City Council. Councilwoman Connie Boardman, chairwoman of the task force, said during its Jan. 9...
  • 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...
  • Sign honoring vets may have to be taken down

    Sign honoring vets may have to be taken down
    Perched atop Johnny's Saloon is a rather subtle sign with a simple message, "Thank a veteran for your freedom," and the National League of POW/MIA Families logo next to it. That reminder to Huntington Beach residents is being threatened after city...
  • In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign

    In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign
    Johnny Kresimir excuses himself during our conversation to recharge his cell phone for the third time that day. He's never had to worry about that too much before but, given the national news attention, it now rings all day and night. As many of you...