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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • In the Pipeline: Remembering Huntington's queen of the pier

    In the Pipeline: Remembering Huntington's queen of the pier
    I never met Ella Christensen, known by many in Huntington Beach as the queen of the pier. What else would you call someone who at one time owned three thriving businesses on the city's most iconic structure? The Tackle Box, Neptune's Locker and the...
  • 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...
  • Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

    Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans
    With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll lanes to the busy thoroughfare. Led by Assemblyman Allan...