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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Protecting our children

    Protecting our children
    Karen Shaw remembers the day 12-year-old Robin Samsoe went missing in 1979. More than 30 years later, the Huntington Beach resident is working to make sure her own 12-year-old daughter isn't abducted and killed, as Robin was. Shaw is spearheading a...
  • Community Commentary: Many Calif. Senate bills missing the mark

    California is in the midst of a $20-billion deficit and a record 12.5% unemployment rate. The criminal recidivism rate has reached an astounding 70%, and at the same time, Democrats are calling for the early release of prisoners back into our communities....
  • Editorial: Yellow Alert system deserves green light

    A proposed piece of state legislation that would allow the use of digital signs on freeways to broadcast information about vehicles involved in deadly hit-and-run accidents got a big boost recently when the Los Angeles City Council gave the bill its...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • County approves site for year-round shelter

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to buy a site in Santa Ana for a year-round emergency shelter — filling what homeless advocates have long called a gaping hole in services, but also drawing ire from neighbors of...
  • The Offspring to kick off concert series

    The Offspring to kick off concert series
    When Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman takes the stage on the OC Fair's opening night Friday, he may play to some audience members for whom he played a vital role in childhood. Not as lead guitarist of the Offspring. As Mr. Wasserman, the head custodian....
  • Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

    An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1102 on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate Appropriations...
  • Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

    Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off
    As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...