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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City seeks more input on polystyrene

    Talks over whether to ban polystyrene food containers and other products in Huntington Beach will wait until the new year. The City Council voted 5 to 2 on Monday to table discussions on banning products commonly known by the brand name Styrofoam...
  • 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...
  • 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...