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  • F.V. council candidate pool expands to five

    The race for Fountain Valley City Council had expanded to five candidates as the deadline to file paperwork approached Wednesday afternoon. According to Deputy City Clerk Kathy Heard, five candidates had qualified by the Independent's print deadline:...
  • Planners vote against expanding Pierside Pavilion

    The Huntington Beach Planning Commission voted Tuesday against the expansion of Pierside Pavilion, a beachside complex whose owner had hoped to expand by 30,000 feet and add a restaurant and other amenities. The commission voted 3 to 1, with Elizabeth...
  • Developer: Coastal Commission not obeying court orders

    Displeased with the California Coastal Commission's decision to hold off on voting through its housing project near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, Shea Homes has filed a statement with Orange County Superior Court that claims the commission is not honoring...
  • Final candidate count sits at 5 for Fountain Valley

    The field of candidates for Fountain Valley City Council has been finalized, with five contenders running for two open seats. By the deadline at 5 p.m. Wednesday, incumbent Steve Nagel, former Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers, La Quinta High School...
  • Hardy gets two endorsements in City Council race

    Former Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy, who recently entered the City Council race for November, has gotten a pair of thumbs-up from local activists. Kim Kramer, leader of the Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Assn., and David Rice, president of HB...
  • H.B. Council caps property tax

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to cap the property tax the city collects to pay for public safety employees' retirement benefits. The council voted 4-2 in favor of capping the tax at a penny and a half on every $100 of assessed property...
  • Ryan leads in City Council campaign fundraising

    Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Tim Ryan leads all City Council candidates in campaign fundraising for the first half of the year, according to the city clerk's office. Ryan, a first-time council candidate, totaled $27,870.69 in contributions...
  • Mailbag: Plenty of deserving laurels for Hardy

    The message of the article "Hardy gets nods in race" (Aug. 23) is a harbinger for the local elections in November. Former mayor and two-term council member Jill Hardy did an outstanding job of representing all of the neighborhoods in Huntington Beach...
  • City attorney warns against outsourcing her office

    City Atty. Jennifer McGrath said the City Council has no authority to outsource her office, and even if it could, contracting with outside counsel would end up costing the city at least $1 million more each year. McGrath issued an analysis and an opinion...
  • City Lights: Time to leave the 'colors' out of voting

    There's a hilarious song by the Orange County folk singer Michael Ubaldini called "World Peace in 10 Easy Lessons," in which the narrator journeys from one potential guru to another in hopes of discovering the secret to a strife-free world. At one...
  • Mailbag: Sullivan deserves another four years

    Residents of Huntington Beach should be thrilled that former Mayor Dave Sullivan has decided to run for City Council. Past performance is the best predictor of future performance. Dave can offer the voter something no other candidate can: a 12-year record...
  • Residents petition to preserve school sites

    Residents petition to preserve school sites
    More than 400 Huntington Beach residents have signed a petition urging the city to preserve a pair of former school sites that a developer seeks to turn into residential communities. The grass-roots campaign, known as Save Our Fields, plans to bring...