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  • Proposal to make paper bag fee optional fails

    Another proposal before the Huntington Beach City Council to amend the city's plastic bag ordinance has failed. Council members Tuesday voted 4 to 3 against an amendment proposed by Councilman Joe Carchio that would have given grocery and liquor...
  • Mailbag: Bag ban yes, but Styrofoam no: Why?

    Editor's note: This email was also sent to Huntington Beach Councilman Jim Katapodis, who responds below. Let me start with this basic question of Councilman Jim Katapodis: What is the difference between plastic bags and Styrofoam containers...
  • H.B., Newport mayors to face off in Assembly race

    Setting up a showdown with an official from neighboring Newport Beach, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper announced Friday that he plans to run for state Assembly. Harper, a Republican, wants the seat Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) is...
  • History coming to life

    History coming to life
    The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in Huntington Beach. That's the symbolic truth as Terrence Roberts — one of the black students known as the...
  • Harper, Carchio file campaign papers

    Harper, Carchio file campaign papers
    Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of voters to run in the June 3 primary for higher office. Harper is vying for a place in the Assembly, while...
  • Parents may be on the hook for teen drinking

    Huntington Beach parents could potentially be fined for serving alcohol to minors at gatherings. Council members voted Tuesday night to add a social hosting ordinance to the city's "loud party" law, giving police the ability to fine those who...
  • City looks into annexing Bolsa Chica

    The Huntington Beach City Council gave city staff the green light Monday to update its report on the possible annexation of the remaining portions of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and uplands. In a 5-1 vote, with Councilman Dave Sullivan dissenting and...
  • Mailbag: Park location was chosen with seniors in mind

    As a member of the board of directors for the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, I carefully read the letter to the editor from Shelly Stone ("Park is no place for the elderly," Mailbag, March 21) and was pleased that she expressed her worries about...
  • Top 10 news stories for 2012

    Top 10 news stories for 2012
    There's never a shortage of important stories in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, so choosing 10 is just skimming the top. These 10 most compelling stories are given in order of chronology. There are sad stories that end well and horrible stories...
  • Briefs: Duo earns wild-card spot for event

    Quinn McCrystal and Billy Hopkins, both of Huntington Beach, have earned a wild-card spot into the O'Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational which will run between Nov. 6-10 at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. McCrystal, 23, and Hopkins, 21, were among six...
  • Council agrees to consider rule on submitting mailers

    Huntington Beach council members gave the city attorney the go-ahead Monday to write an ordinance regarding campaign documents. The item passed in a 4-2 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilman Jim Katapodis dissenting. Councilman Joe...
  • Council tweaks campaign documents ordinance

    Huntington Beach council members on Monday made multiple changes to the initial draft of an ordinance regulating campaign documents. The item introduced by Councilman Joe Shaw passed on a 4-3 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and councilmen Joe...