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  • 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...
  • Fountain Valley pushes for sex offender ban

    Following in the footsteps of the county and 13 other cities, the city of Fountain Valley has banned registered sex offenders from entering its city parks. The City Council voted 4 to 0 on Oct. 2 to pass an ordinance similar to the county law, which bans...
  • Sex offender challenges city bans

    A registered sex offender has filed suit against four Orange County cities, challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans sex offenders from using public parks, beaches and even some roadways. The lawsuit is aimed at Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach,...
  • Court rejects Sunset annexation appeal

    An appellate court has rejected an appeal by a Sunset Beach residents' group of the coastal area's annexation by Huntington Beach, shooting down the group's argument that Sunset residents should not be forced to pay the same taxes as the rest of the city....
  • In the Pipeline: Fighting for the love of his life

    In the Pipeline: Fighting for the love of his life
    It's hard to believe that this Friday marks one year. Do you remember where you were when you heard? I was driving back from Los Angeles, on my way to a vigil outside the home of beloved Ocean View High School coach Jim Harris, who would soon die from...
  • 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...
  • Man arrested in felony hate crime

    A Huntington Beach man arrested last week faces hate crime charges for allegedly yelling at a black woman and attacking her white friend. John Keihl DeLoach, 20, was charged Monday with felony hate crime battery causing injury and felony hate crime...
  • 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...
  • 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...