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  • 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...
  • Stories to keep an eye on for 2013 [corrected]

    Poseidon Desalination Project We will keep a close watch on Poseidon's plans and update the community on its permit request from the California Coastal Commission and any movement made toward the desalinization project. -------------------- FOR THE...
  • Court reverses sex offender's conviction

    A registered sex offender and his lawyer recently convinced the Superior Court of Orange County appellate division to reverse his conviction for unlawfully entering a county park where children regularly gather. The three-judge panel made clear its Nov....
  • HB police chief announces retirement

    HB police chief announces retirement
    Huntington Beach Police Chief Ken Small has announced his retirement after 11 years with the city. "He's got 40-plus years in law enforcement," City Manager Fred Wilson said. "It'll be a great loss to the city. I think [Small], in my opinion, was an...
  • D.A. opposes parole for killer

    Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas issued a press release Thursday opposing the parole of a woman convicted of murdering her husband with the help of her boyfriend in 1984. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, now 58, was convicted in 1986 of the first-...
  • Fountain Valley pushes for sex offender ban

    Following in the footsteps of the county and 13 other cities, the city of Fountain Valley has banned registered sex offenders from entering its city parks. The City Council voted 4 to 0 on Oct. 2 to pass an ordinance similar to the county law, which bans...
  • Sex offender challenges city bans

    A registered sex offender has filed suit against four Orange County cities, challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans sex offenders from using public parks, beaches and even some roadways. The lawsuit is aimed at Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach,...
  • Court rejects Sunset annexation appeal

    An appellate court has rejected an appeal by a Sunset Beach residents' group of the coastal area's annexation by Huntington Beach, shooting down the group's argument that Sunset residents should not be forced to pay the same taxes as the rest of the city....
  • In the Pipeline: Fighting for the love of his life

    In the Pipeline: Fighting for the love of his life
    It's hard to believe that this Friday marks one year. Do you remember where you were when you heard? I was driving back from Los Angeles, on my way to a vigil outside the home of beloved Ocean View High School coach Jim Harris, who would soon die from...
  • 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...
  • Disability lawsuit targets Fred's, Pierside

    Disability lawsuit targets Fred's, Pierside
    A longtime activist for the rights of disabled people has sued Fred's Mexican Café and the Pierside Pavilion complex in Huntington Beach for alleged failures to comply with state and federal disability laws and with the state's civil rights law and health...
  • Man, 20, sentenced in hate crime assault

    A white Huntington Beach man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to hate crimes for yelling at a black woman and attacking her white friend. John Keihl DeLoach, 20, pleaded guilty to felony hate crime battery causing injury...