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  • City leaders kill proposed fireworks ordinance

    City leaders kill proposed fireworks ordinance
    The debate on whether Huntington Beach should continue to ban state-legal fireworks continues to burn brightly in the city's council chambers. Council members voted Monday to continue the prohibition of the possession, sale and use of the celebratory...
  • Exotic animals still barred from city

    The circus is not coming to town. Not that there's anywhere to host it. Huntington Beach's municipal code, which prohibits wild or exotic animals from performing within city limits, will remain in place. An effort to repeal the ban failed on a 4-3...
  • Council draws line on alcohol permit

    Kathy May's Lakeview Café, in Huntington Beach Central Park, will not be able to serve alcohol. The Huntington Beach City Council, on a 4-3 vote Monday, said it was unfair to change the terms of the 10-year lease with the city, which disallows alcohol,...
  • Council members discuss details of reimbursements

    The Huntington Beach City Council is still fleshing out the details on how to restore its reimbursement pay. Councilman Joe Carchio motioned to change the details of the reimbursement Monday, specifically limiting health insurance benefits to only...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...