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  • Emotions run deep during discussion of memorial to Robin Samsoe

    I had never met Robin Samsoe's mom before last week's Huntington Beach City Council meeting. But as we spoke before the session, I felt as if I had known Marianne Connelly a long time. Maybe it was seeing her on television over the years, those...
  • City's noise ordinance at heart of lawsuit

    A Huntington Beach resident has sued the city, the Police Department and an officer, claiming that the officer entered his apartment without a warrant during the investigation of a noise complaint. Lawyer Mark Eisenberg filed the Orange County Superior...
  • Will fireworks be allowed? City to consider letting voters decide

    Huntington Beach will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether residents should be given the final say over whether to ban fireworks. Council members will vote on whether to add an item to the Nov. 4 ballot amending the city's charter to allow the...
  • O.C. students get SELF help for legal careers

    The young woman was hunkered down at a small corner desk in a back office filled with stacked boxes. The boxes were brimming with folders, the folders full of files. Dressed with professional modesty on a casual Friday afternoon, she sat quietly,...
  • City considers new rules on vacation rentals

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to have staff look into the feasibility of legalizing and regulating short-term vacation rentals, which are illegal in the city. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw brought the item to the dais with the...
  • Local Strummers a plunk away from musical icons

    Local Strummers a plunk away from musical icons
    The tall, bushy-haired man who lingered with his ukulele in the doorway might have been mistaken for a stranger who had simply arrived too late for one of the room's few seats, even as he strummed his instrument unassumingly with the class. The...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Judge promises rule in Sunset annexation

    The fate of Huntington Beach's annexation of Sunset Beach is in the hands of a judge after attorneys for the city, a county commission and a residents' group squared off in court Thursday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Frederick P. Horn promised...
  • 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...