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  • Kalmick: Pare down services

    Kalmick: Pare down services
    Back to the basics. That is how Huntington Beach resident Dan Kalmick said he would deal with the city's budget, which recently had to cut $3 million for the 2010-11 fiscal year. "We need to get back to basics — what should the city be providing?...
  • Candidate described as local hero

    Candidate described as local hero
    "Blair Farley is everyday people." That's the message the Huntington Beach City Council candidate wants to put out to voters as Election Day looms. As a member of Team Huntington Beach, a three-member coalition that includes Joe Shaw and former Mayor...
  • Boardman leads in campaign funds

    Connie Boardman, the former mayor of Huntington Beach and a latecomer to this year's City Council race, led all candidates in outside funds raised during the last quarter with $17,614. Barbara Delgleize, the planning commissioner making her first run...
  • Councilman claimed thousands in undeserved benefits

    Councilman Joe Carchio, who is up for reelection in November, has taken about $6,627 in undeserved benefits, a local blogger uncovered last week. Carchio was called out by the Surf City Voice for keeping his ex-wife on his city benefits for 19 months...
  • Mailbag: Candidates not being totally honest

    Does it bother you when political candidates state one position to one group in order to get their vote and then turn around and say just the opposite to another group to get their vote? This is happening now in the Huntington Beach City Council election....
  • City Lights: Off the beaten path takes on a new beat

    I don't usually take sides as a reporter. During City Council election time, I avoid endorsing candidates; if a dispute arises in town over organized religion, I keep my spiritual views private. But if it comes to supporting Old World Village, the most...
  • Investigation into candidate ongoing

    Investigation into candidate ongoing
    An investigation into a Huntington Beach city official who voted on a campaign donor's project remains ongoing after more than a year. The Fair Political Practices Commission opened an investigation into Planning Commissioner Barbara Delgleize in March...
  • 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...
  • City Council prohibits registered sex offenders from parks

    An emotionally charged Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to ban all registered sex offenders from entering city parks, a move that went against the city attorney and police chief's recommendations and made the city's law even more stringent...
  • 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...
  • Harper announces Assembly run

    Harper announces Assembly run
    Huntington Beach Councilman Matthew Harper announced his candidacy Monday night for the newly created 72nd Assembly District. Harper, 37, said he's qualified to serve because of his experience of more than 12 years as a trustee for the Huntington Beach...
  • 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...