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  • Mailbag: Passing on story of more kindness

    I was touched when I read the letter from Huntington Beach resident Carolyn Crockett regarding the kindness she has been shown in local venues around our town ("Thanks to you all for being there," Jan. 17). It inspired me to share my own similar...
  • Arts Year in Review: Highlights on the cultural scene

    Arts Year in Review: Highlights on the cultural scene
    With Nike departing the U.S. Open of Surfing, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a...
  • Mailbag: Independent needs more Huntington Beach

    What has happened to the "Huntington Beach" in the Huntington Beach Independent? You eliminate a popular column (Natural Perspectives) written by Huntington Beach residents, on matters that concern many Huntington Beach residents, and what do we get...
  • New council members ushered in

    The changing of the guard included some familiar faces along with one new member at Monday's Huntington Beach City Council meeting. Mayor Don Hansen, Mayor Pro Tem Devin Dwyer and Councilman Keith Bohr saw their terms come to an end. Dwyer lost his...
  • Planning Commissioner pleads guilty

    Planning Commissioner pleads guilty
    A Huntington Beach planning commissioner and council candidate last week pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. An attorney for Tim Ryan entered the plea in Orange County Superior Court on his client's...
  • 1 of 3 school bonds set to pass

    Only one of three school bond measures on this year's ballot that would raise property taxes for Huntington Beach residents is set to pass, with the Coast Community College District's Measure M holding 56.4% of the vote as of Tuesday afternoon. The other...
  • Mailbag: Hardy win was community's triumph

    As I had widely predicted to all who would listen, Jill Hardy came in first in the City Council elections despite the unprecedented smear campaign launched against her by powerful partisan special interests through Atlas PAC ("Hardy top vote-getter in H....
  • Dwyer is first incumbent to lose since 1996

    Dwyer is first incumbent to lose since 1996
    If there's been an upset in this year's Huntington Beach City Council race, historically speaking, it's incumbent Devin Dwyer's fifth-place finish. Dwyer, the city's mayor pro tem for the last year, held 10% of the vote as of Wednesday morning, placing...
  • Council agrees to consider rule on submitting mailers

    Huntington Beach council members gave the city attorney the go-ahead Monday to write an ordinance regarding campaign documents. The item passed in a 4-2 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilman Jim Katapodis dissenting. Councilman Joe...
  • Seven challenging incumbents

    Editor's note: This changes the third paragraph to include Patrick Tucker's title. Ten candidates for the Fountain Valley City Council are going into the last three weeks of campaigning. Candidates are vying for three opens seats occupied by Mayor Pro...
  • All three incumbents racing for seats

    Fountain Valley is coming into the home stretch of the November elections with more than three times the number of City Council candidates than there are open seats. There are 10 candidates running for three opens seats being vacated by Mayor Pro Tem...
  • Election forums draw in residents

    Election forums draw in residents
    Interested residents gathered for two election forums Monday and Tuesday to learn about the City Council candidates and Measure O. About 50 residents, including many City Council candidates, listened to the arguments for and against Measure O on Tuesday...