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  • City Lights: A wish list in H.B. for 2012

    I was about to write that this column is the Independent's Christmas wish list, but then I realized that Dec. 25 will have passed by the time the paper hits the newsstand. It will also barely miss Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, maybe? Well, never mind any particular...
  • Mailbag: Sparks fly in fireworks debate

    It was with much disappointment that I read about the City Council lifting the ban on fireworks in last week's Independent ("Council ignites fireworks debate," Dec. 22). Despite the fact that the police and fire departments (who know a lot more about...
  • H.B.'s top stories of 2011

    Here are the Independent's other top stories of 2011: * 2. Little Leaguers go big The Ocean View Little League Majors All-Star team went on a historic journey during the summer. The Huntington Beach squad captured Section 10 and Southern California...
  • City attorney to Austria? Not so fast

    Some thought Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath was taking a 21-month vacation to Austria after she posted the news on her Facebook page. The post was perplexing on many levels. McGrath kept up the conversation with people who commented,...
  • Council denies building cell tower near Bolsa Chica

    The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday voted against permitting T-Mobile to build a cell tower in a residential area near a protected wildlife habitat. The move, however, is expected to draw out the already lengthy litigation between the city and...
  • The chips are down

    The chips are down
    When the Super Bowl begins Feb. 5, it will be a tense time for the Willson family. Huntington Beach residents Connie and Tom will watch the telecast at a local restaurant, while their son Kevin will experience the game live in Indianapolis. The...
  • Council OKs lifting ban on fireworks' sales

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Tuesday to lift the ban on the usage and sale of so-called "safe-and-sane fireworks" during the Fourth of July holiday for a trial period of two years, despite strong opposition from the police and fire chiefs and...
  • H.B. councilman gets in Assembly race

    H.B. councilman gets in Assembly race
    Huntington Beach City Councilman Joe Carchio has announced that he will run for the newly aligned 74th Assembly District. Carchio, who has served on the dais since 2006, will face Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), Newport Beach Councilwoman...
  • Commissioner votes on senior center

    Planning Commissioner Mark Bixby cast a vote Tuesday on the permit and environmental report for the Huntington Beach Senior Center, after learning through the city attorney that his vote might be challenged by some in the community. Bixby was not advised...
  • T-Mobile drops lawsuit against city

    T-Mobile has dismissed a lawsuit it filed against Huntington Beach after the city revoked a permit to build a cell tower in a park. T-Mobile made the move despite getting turned down for a second application to build in a compromised location, this time...
  • Tim Ryan leads in H.B. council campaign funds

    Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Tim Ryan leads all City Council candidates in campaign fundraising, according to records released by the city last week. Ryan, who was appointed to the commission by then-Mayor Joe Carchio in December 2010, raised...
  • Mailbag: Solar panels have historic price

    I was happy to read that the Huntington Beach City School District expects to save more than $15 million over the next 25 years in electricity costs because of the solar panels installed on five campuses in the article ("District slashes electricity...