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  • Wentzel's campaign is a family affair

    Wentzel's campaign is a family affair
    Bob Wentzel has two formidable, influential women backing his campaign for Huntington Beach City Council — and neither one comes attached to a union or major political party. Rather, they're his wife and mother. And their voices make the...
  • Candidate accuses official of 'sabotage' on video message

    A Huntington Beach City Council candidate's campaign team has decried a city official's decision to superimpose a written message on a video that features the candidate discussing his campaign. Chuck Foster, a photographer and videographer for first-time...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two more join race for H.B. City Council

    Two new candidates have entered the race for Huntington Beach City Council, bringing the field of contenders to eight. Planning Commissioner Erik Peterson, who ran unsuccessfully for the council in 2010, and newcomer Robert Wentzel filed their...
  • H.B. official to appear in court on DUI charges

    H.B. official to appear in court on DUI charges
    Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Tim Ryan's court hearing on charges of drunk driving has been continued to July, pending further investigation by his attorney. Ryan, a City Council candidate, was arrested Jan. 28 by Huntington Beach police and...
  • O'Connell ready for the tough decisions

    O'Connell ready for the tough decisions
    He says he knows what it is like to deal with difficult situations, to balance budgets and to instill hope in those who have given up on themselves. Those characteristics, coupled with his experience as a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and...