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  • H.B. ponders cap on downtown liquor licenses

    In its continuing effort to crack down on downtown disturbances, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to look into restricting alcohol licenses. Council members voted 5 to 2 to direct city staff to draft an amendment to the zoning code...
  • 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,...
  • Proposal to make paper bag fee optional fails

    Another proposal before the Huntington Beach City Council to amend the city's plastic bag ordinance has failed. Council members Tuesday voted 4 to 3 against an amendment proposed by Councilman Joe Carchio that would have given grocery and liquor...
  • City attorney candidates air positions at forum

    Potential legal challenges and the relationship between local and state governments were among the topics debated at a recent Huntington Beach city attorney candidates forum. Incumbent Jennifer McGrath and challenger Michael Gates participated in the...
  • In the Pipeline: Continue the fight for bonfires

    "With the decision today of the Democrats to side with the [South Coast Air Quality Management District] in holding AB 1102, they sent the message that politics trumps the voice of the people." So said a statement from Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-...
  • No changes to plastic-bag ban as effort to lower fee fails

    Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio failed Monday to convince enough of his colleagues to cut a fee imposed on paper bags as part of the city's plastic-bag ban. The councilman's effort to reduce the fee to 5 cents failed in a 3-4 vote, with...
  • Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

    Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge. The longtime Huntington Beach city attorney has weathered storms, including a high-profile drunken-driving case, in which she pleaded guilty, and a controversial attempt to outsource her office. But this...
  • Voters to decide on mobile-home rent control

    Huntington Beach will allow voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks. Should the ballot measure pass in the Nov. 4 election, it would allow City Council members to draft an ordinance to...
  • Taking aim at alcohol

    Taking aim at alcohol
    Huntington Beach's top newsmaker of 2011 wasn't a person or an organization, but rather a controlled substance. Throughout the year, the Independent's front page featured more drinks than a typical bachelor party. Statistics showed Huntington at the...
  • T-Mobile drops lawsuit against city

    T-Mobile has dismissed a lawsuit it filed against Huntington Beach after the city revoked a permit to build a cell tower in a park. T-Mobile made the move despite getting turned down for a second application to build in a compromised location, this time...
  • City lawsuit names park residents

    Huntington Beach has now named 30 mobile home park residents in a lawsuit against the park's owners, a move that will force the residents to hire their own lawyers and respond directly. Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath said Pacific...