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  • Court sides with H.B. against T-Mobile

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Huntington Beach's decision to deny T-Mobile permission to construct a cell tower in a city park will stand unless reversed by voters. According to the federal court ruling, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disability lawsuit targets Fred's, Pierside

    Disability lawsuit targets Fred's, Pierside
    A longtime activist for the rights of disabled people has sued Fred's Mexican Café and the Pierside Pavilion complex in Huntington Beach for alleged failures to comply with state and federal disability laws and with the state's civil rights law and health...
  • D.A. opposes parole for killer

    Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas issued a press release Thursday opposing the parole of a woman convicted of murdering her husband with the help of her boyfriend in 1984. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, now 58, was convicted in 1986 of the first-...
  • Court reverses sex offender's conviction

    A registered sex offender and his lawyer recently convinced the Superior Court of Orange County appellate division to reverse his conviction for unlawfully entering a county park where children regularly gather. The three-judge panel made clear its Nov....
  • 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...
  • HB police chief announces retirement

    HB police chief announces retirement
    Huntington Beach Police Chief Ken Small has announced his retirement after 11 years with the city. "He's got 40-plus years in law enforcement," City Manager Fred Wilson said. "It'll be a great loss to the city. I think [Small], in my opinion, was an...
  • Ex-soccer referee guilty of lewd acts with minors

    Ex-soccer referee guilty of lewd acts with minors
    A former Huntington Beach youth soccer referee could face a decade-long jail sentence for molesting minors, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Jorge Serafin, 31, of Anaheim, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of oral...
  • Council Preview: City to ask AQMD for specific projects

    Huntington Beach City Council members on Monday plan to ask air quality regulators to invest money collected from a power plant for specific improvement projects within the city. The South Coast Air Quality Management District can collect an estimated...