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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...