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  • Seal Beach makes it hard to open smoke shop

    The Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to make it harder to open a new smoke shop and also officially defined them in city codes and banned their distant relative, the smoking lounge. Councilman Gordon Shanks said before the meeting that...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

    Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise. Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
  • Commentary: State tax code is inhospitable to business

    I had three separate experiences recently that reinforced just how bad things are for business owners in California. A letter to one of my previous campaign supporters came back, and when I followed up with an email, I learned that this pizza...
  • In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign

    In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign
    Johnny Kresimir excuses himself during our conversation to recharge his cell phone for the third time that day. He's never had to worry about that too much before but, given the national news attention, it now rings all day and night. As many of you...
  • Inking support for Johnny's, veterans

    Inking support for Johnny's, veterans
    Huntington Beach tattoo artist Hector "HEK" Valdez was busy at work Tuesday — a tattoo machine in one hand and a patron's arm in the other. The design of choice was a scaled-down version of the now nationally recognized sign atop Johnny's Saloon,...
  • 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...
  • 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...