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  • Commentary: School bonds will affect residents' property taxes

    This November, we will be confronted with several local ballot measures that will determine how much we pay in property taxes. Prior to 2000, school districts needed two-thirds approval from the voters to pass local general obligation bond measures. Even...
  • Investing in local politics

    Investing in local politics
    Duy Nguyen considers himself a black sheep. The Fountain Valley City Council candidate's only political experience is from studying it in school. He said that while he lacks a political history, his life as a working man should be considered because...
  • Pushing his experience

    Pushing his experience
    Bruce Brandt spends a lot of time around horses. And like some iconic horsemen — say, Clint Eastwood as the Man With No Name — he's on the quiet side. The three-time Huntington Beach City Council candidate, who has volunteered for more than a...
  • Tucker runs on private-sector smarts

    Tucker runs on private-sector smarts
    If Patrick Tucker gets elected to the Fountain Valley City Council this year, he'll have an anonymous janitor somewhere to thank. The vice president of operations for Allen Tire Co., who started his career at a tire store in Florida, decided to...
  • Candidate is all about the numbers

    Candidate is all about the numbers
    While many of the candidates for the Huntington Beach City Council speak of reforming pension, Erik Peterson says he's studied the issue inside and out and knows how to fix it. "I've been studying it for four years," said the planning commissioner, one...
  • Candidate calls campaign mailers dishonest

    Former Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy has decried what she calls inaccuracies in campaign mailers seeking to derail her run for City Council. A piece sent out last week by a Newport Beach political action committee accuses her of endangering...
  • Final H.B. council candidate tally is 12

    The field of candidates for Huntington Beach City Council was finalized Friday afternoon, with 12 contenders — including two former mayors — in the running for three open seats. Dave Sullivan, who served on the council from 1992 to 2000 and...
  • 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:...
  • Mailbag: This Atlas is shouldering a whopper

    The persistent and pervasive attempt by shadowy conservative outside special interests to meddle with Huntington Beach politics and civic affairs reared its ugly head again recently with a scurrilous hit piece put out by reactionary Atlas PAC targeting...
  • Crowd cries out against class sizes

    Overcrowding — of more than one kind — was the theme at the Ocean View School District's board meeting Tuesday, as dozens of people came to protest larger class sizes while district leaders pleaded for the crowd to thin so the meeting could...
  • Shadia: Dreams are coming true in Egypt

    Something amazing is happening. Something I only dreamed about and thought it would always remain a dream. For the first time in Egypt's thousands of years of existence — a history marked with glory and failures — its citizens are deciding...
  • Los Alamitos mayor leads in support for Assembly election

    Los Alamitos mayor leads in support for Assembly election
    Five candidates are vying for the newly redrawn 72nd Assembly District. Though it's hard to call a frontrunner in the crowded local race, Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar is raking in high-profile Republican support. Edgar, who was a registered Democrat...