| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The following column is very funny. At least, it better be. A prize-winning comedian helped me write it.
The other week, an email landed in my inbox declaring that Mark Schumacher, a high school teacher who lives in Trabuco Canyon, had trounced the...
| May 8, 2013
| 12:58 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday not to send a group letter to the state Coastal Commission opposing a proposed desalination plant for fear they may be sued.
Councilman Jim Katapodis' substitute motion to allow individual council...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Politicians and residents gathered Sunday to cook hot dogs and roast marshmallows at Huntington State Beach in a message to air-quality regulators that they wouldn't give up the city's fire rings without a fight.
Hundreds, including politicians like...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:15 PM
If there's been an upset in this year's Huntington Beach City Council race, historically speaking, it's incumbent Devin Dwyer's fifth-place finish.
Dwyer, the city's mayor pro tem for the last year, held 10% of the vote as of Wednesday morning, placing...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Former Mayor Jill Hardy led all candidates for Huntington Beach City Council as of Wednesday morning, with Jim Katapodis and former Mayor Dave Sullivan close behind and incumbent Devin Dwyer a distant fifth.
The results, which the Orange County Registrar...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Tuesday evening, the concrete steps by the Huntington Beach Pier were filled with men in blue: police, firefighters and others in uniform.
As Police Chief Ken Small was keen to point out, they were lucky men in blue. Each of them had lived another day to...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 5:40 PM
Matthew Harper, a first-time Huntington Beach City Council candidate, has been involved in politics in some way — and often several ways at once — since he graduated from USC.
In addition to 12 years as a trustee with the Huntington Beach...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Despite Huntington Beach's fall into financial oblivion, despite ludicrous employee packages agreed to by our City Council, despite the fact that nearly half of the 28 speakers at the council meeting Aug. 1 protested and pleaded with the council to let...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:23 PM
Flags blew at half-staff in a cold wind Sunday evening at Pier Plaza, while patriotic colors dominated the crowd and a pair of steel girders from the World Trade Center served as a graphic reminder of the events of a decade ago.
On the 10th anniversary...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:26 PM
Saturday afternoon, downtown Huntington Beach celebrated 13 hardworking players, three dedicated coaches and one lucky pair of shoes.
Stephanie Green, the president of Ocean View Little League, wore the footwear in question — a pair of red, white...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Famed rocker Sammy Hagar has been on the road talking about his new, rip-roaring rock 'n' roll memoir, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock." He's had a lot of onstage and backstage encounters in his career, but the most bizarre encounter of all may have...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:49 PM
FRIDAY: Local band Velicious performs at Gallagher's Pub & Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The 21-and-older show starts at 9:30 p.m. and cover is $5 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.gallagherspub.com....