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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In the Pipeline: Hope on the horizon for Bartlett Park

    In the Pipeline: Hope on the horizon for Bartlett Park
    This is the second part of my column on Bartlett Park, which is located near the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach. It is also the place where two bodies were found this summer — apparently the result of a murder/suicide. For decades...
  • Mailbag: Polystyrene ban would be responsible

    Caring for the environment that our grandchildren will inherit is rational and progressive. ("What will they try to ban next?" Oct 31). It is not a hassle to carry a washable, nylon bag that can be used for takeout, groceries or clothes shopping. It...
  • 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...
  • Plan pushes for cycling-friendly city

    Huntington Beach has adopted its first Bicycle Master Plan to assist the city in creating a better cycling infrastructure. The City Council on Monday largely expressed support for the plan, but it narrowly passed on a 4-3 vote after Councilman Jim...
  • Massage parlors target of proposed crackdown

    The city of Huntington Beach has taken its first step into placing stricter regulations on massage parlors Monday night. Passing in a 6-0 vote, with Councilman Jim Katapodis absent, the ordinance laid out provisions to crack down on illicit massage...
  • Council amends sex offender law

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-1, with Jill Hardy absent Tuesday, to amend its sex offender ordinance to allow the police chief to sign a waiver for some. The city adopted a law in December 2011, modeled after a county law passed in April...