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  • Man pleads not guilty in alleged hate crime incident

    A homeless man pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges for yelling racial slurs and spitting on a woman in Huntington Beach, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Jonathan Michael Schmidt, 31, was charged with two felony counts...
  • Community Commentary: Anti-business bills will hurt California

    What a difference a decade has made for the once thriving California marketplace. Just 10 short years ago, California was the destination for aspiring entrepreneurs and staple industry names. But misguided politics and burdensome regulations have...
  • Growing by a Sunset

    Surf City, here they come. Here comes expansion, as tiny Sunset Beach, one of the last unincorporated islands of Orange County, joins the 200,000-resident fold of Huntington Beach. Here comes the culture of one of the Southland's most offbeat...
  • T-Mobile appealing tower decision

    T-Mobile is asking a federal court to grant it the right to start building two cell towers disguised as palm trees in two city parks, one of which would stand next to an elementary school. T-Mobile West Corp. filed an appeal Dec. 13 to override a U.S....
  • 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...
  • Cell towers' fates in judge's hands

    Huntington Beach residents have voted against approving two cell towers to be constructed in public parks, but it remains to be seen what that vote will mean for the city. As of Friday, 56.4% of voters had rejected Measure Q, which the ballot describes...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit claims assault, false arrest

    A woman has sued the Huntington Beach Police Department, its chief, one of its officers and the city after claiming she was falsely imprisoned and beaten by an officer while on a night out in downtown. Marcia Moses filed the lawsuit in January claiming...
  • Decision could lead to lawsuit, budget hole

    The state Department of Finance is refusing to pay back millions of dollars Huntington Beach once loaned to its now-disbanded redevelopment agency, a decision that may lead to litigation and leave a large hole in the city's general budget. Following a...
  • Commentary: Let's drink to this legal victory

    Despite serious constitutional and legal questions, the Board of Equalization (BOE) in 2007 approved a 1,550% tax increase on "flavored malt beverages." Flavored malt beverages are drinks such as Mike's Hard Lemonade and Smirnoff Ice. For the purpose...
  • Former Pegasus teacher with HIV files lawsuit

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach by an HIV-positive teacher who claims he was harassed and then forced to quit under threat. Science teacher and Irvine resident Matthew Edmondson is accusing the head of the school...
  • Vote pending on cell towers

    Huntington Beach and the wireless company T-Mobile held community meetings last week to introduce new proposed locations for cell towers, continuing a process that has sparked lawsuits and resident protests in recent years. The meetings, held to get...