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  • 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: Bring in the true conservatives

    A couple of days ago, I received a political flier from Troy Edgar, who is running for the state Assembly. On the back of the flyer were endorsements from Republicans. The first name cited was that of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. In his 22-plus years in...
  • City Lights: The circus act that is the election cycle

    This just in: The 2012 presidential race heated up last week, slightly, as a pair of new challengers threw their hats in the ring. Some may recognize former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran unsuccessfully last time. Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose...
  • 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...
  • Council passes senior center report

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to certify an environmental impact report for a proposed senior center at Central Park. But constructing the much-litigated proposal could be a ways off, as there is no ready funding for the $20-million...
  • Council seeks to phase out pet sales

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to draft an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of pets without putting the city's only two pet stores out of business. The council initially voted in March to bring forward an ordinance that would ban...
  • Mansoor, Rush take most votes in 74th District race

    Spoiling Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle's bid for the state Assembly, Democratic candidate Bob Rush looks poised to advance to the November general election. Rush and Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) won the most votes in the...
  • Vote on homes by Bolsa Chica is postponed

    The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday postponed its vote on a housing project it once rejected because of its close proximity to protected habitat near the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Shea Homes, a 50-acre, 111-home project at 17301 Graham St.,...
  • Mailbag: Vote was a win for residents

    Hooray for the Huntington Beach City Council for passing higher fees for developers (Re. "Council approves increase," June 21). Anything that discourages developers from coming to our city is OK in my book. The insane rush to increase densities in parts...
  • Tax initiative qualifies for November ballot

    An initiative to eliminate a Huntington Beach property tax that pays for public safety employees' pensions has qualified for the November ballot. The City Council voted Monday to adopt a resolution to place the measure on the ballot, and three council...
  • H.B. City Council looks into reducing compensation

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to draft an ordinance that would eliminate their health benefits and reduce their expense allowances. Councilman Keith Bohr said the council should lead by example at a time when city employees are asked...