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  • 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...
  • Commentary: I am the dependable conservative in Assembly race

    What does a campaign pledge mean to a candidate who has already broken a previous campaign pledge? Early in the primary campaign, Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry vowed that he would not take contributions from public employee unions. Then late in...
  • Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

    Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge. The longtime Huntington Beach city attorney has weathered storms, including a high-profile drunken-driving case, in which she pleaded guilty, and a controversial attempt to outsource her office. But this...
  • In the Pipeline: 405 toll plan another government abuse

    So here we go again. An unelected state government bureaucracy decides on its own to financially punish citizens without so much as a vote. No, the Air Quality Management District has not returned to try to ban our fire pits again after suffering a huge...
  • Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race

    Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race
    Hector Valdez has been told that he doesn't have a chance at winning a seat on the Huntington Beach City Council. But the first-time candidate welcomes such comments. The 42-year-old Huntington Beach tattoo artist, known to many as "HEK," said he...
  • 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...
  • Carchio eyes Assembly seat

    Huntington Beach Mayor Joe Carchio said he is strongly considering running for the newly formed 72nd Assembly District but hasn't officially declared his candidacy. Carchio plans to appear along with other potential candidates at a Nov. 17 forum hosted...
  • Community Commentary: Obama's jobs bill deserves a layoff

    This is in response to the distortions about President Obama's jobs bill as portrayed in the Independent's Mailbag from a couple in Sunset Beach ("Obama's jobs bill needs support," Oct. 20). I'm sure the couple had good intentions, but they need to do...
  • Council limits sign posting

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to restrict the number of days campaign and political signs can be posted. The decision came after months of studying the issue in an effort to accommodate both residents and candidates while also reducing...
  • Carchio's address may change state campaign plan

    Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio, who has said he is considering a run for state Assembly, will have to rethink his original plans if he enters the race. Carchio said in November that he was considering running for the newly formed 72nd Assembly...