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  • Customs and Border Protection officer charged in separate sexual assaults

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer from Fountain Valley was charged Monday with raping and sodomizing two women. Miguel Lerma, 31, was charged with one felony count of forcible rape, sodomy by force and forcible oral copulation of a woman in...
  • Former HB officer's trial pushed back

    The jury trial for a former Huntington Beach police officer who is charged with 20 felonies, including rape, was continued Monday. James Roberts' trial is now set for July 11. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to continue the trial until more...
  • Councilman, bank ordered to mediation

    A federal court has ordered Councilman Keith Bohr and his wife, Elizabeth Propp, to settlement proceedings after their home loan lendor, Wells Fargo, filed a motion to dismiss the couple's lawsuit against it. Bohr and Propp filed their lawsuit Feb. 16...
  • Attorney: We will reject Huntington's offer

    An attorney for a Sunset Beach residents' group said he plans to reject Huntington Beach's offer to annex the beachside community and hold an election on taxes next year. Under the proposal, the Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach would dismiss its...
  • Conservancy goes for last piece

    Conservancy goes for last piece
    Twenty-five years ago, Gordon Smith banded together with fellow environmentalists and set out to acquire and restore the remaining wetlands in Huntington Beach. Now, Smith may be on the verge of knocking down the last barrier to his goal. California...
  • 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...
  • PTO president accused of embezzlement

    A Huntington Beach woman is scheduled to be arraigned June 29 for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from school fundraisers while serving as a parent-teacher organization president. Gail Diane Panella-Monestere, 52, is accused of stealing more...
  • Woman sentenced for hate crime

    A white woman was sentenced to three years probation, 90 days in a residential alcohol rehabilitation and a 10-week anger management program for committing a hate crime against a Latino man in downtown Huntington Beach, according to the Orange County...
  • H.B. part of a nine-city lawsuit against state

    Nine cities, including Huntington Beach, filed a lawsuit this week to force the state to make good on millions of dollars for local officials to pay down debt and other obligations left over by the dissolution of local redevelopment agencies. The...
  • Man pleads guilty to hit-and-run

    A San Juan Capistrano man pleaded guilty Thursday to the hit-and-run death of a young Huntington Beach mother. Jason Michael Roberts, 32, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of hit-and-run with injury. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Aug. 3...
  • Man pleads guilty to exposure

    A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to exposing his penis to five teenage girls, including some in Fountain Valley, as they walked to school. John Rodriguez, 20, of Santa Ana had previously pleaded not guilty, but he changed his plea Tuesday, according to...
  • H.B. officer put on leave

    A Huntington Beach police officer charged with conspiring to illegally dismiss a traffic citation was placed on administrative leave from the department, a spokesman said. Officer Erik Krause was suspended more than a month ago as the department launched...