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  • Getting involved with political process

    Seniors at a local private school are getting more than the typical semester of government education as they meet City Council candidates first hand and learn how to get involved. Brethren Christian Junior and Senior High School teacher Colleen Faris is...
  • Carchio leads in campaign funds

    Councilman Joe Carchio is leading in outside campaign contributions for City Council candidates, with more than $9,000 this period. His reelection campaign raised more than $9,805 from Oct. 1 to 16, bringing his total campaign funds to $69,396, but $43,...
  • City Lights: Election Day a hopeful time

    Tuesday, the General Election will be held. After months of tracking the various campaigns — senatorial, gubernatorial and otherwise — it has been a long slog to the finish line. Has anyone else ever wished for a system in which the candidates...
  • Mailbag: Team H.B. not indifferent to seniors

    Dave Sullivan is not being completely honest in his portrayal of our positions on a senior center in the city ("Candidates not being totally honest on senior center," Mailbag, Oct. 14). During a forum in September, we discussed this issue at length with...
  • This time, trustee is running to win

    Norm Westwell isn't "Firecracker" anymore. That was the nickname he ran under in past elections, one he said an opposing candidate bestowed on him because of his support for legalizing fireworks. The name stuck, to the point where even the Independent...
  • Financial planner aims to reduce costs

    Blake Rose believes in the Tea Party. He's not shy about mentioning that when he introduces himself to prospective voters. The only write-in candidate for Huntington Beach City Council is probably the most obscure of the 21 contenders in next week's...
  • 1 old, 2 new for City Council

    Fountain Valley voted in two political newcomers along with the City Council's 20-year veteran for the three open spots on the council. Councilman John Collins, insurance broker Mark McCurdy and businessman Michael Vo took the lead in a field of 10...
  • Voters siding with experience

    Experienced politicians have prevailed so far in a Huntington Beach City Council race that featured 21 candidates for four open seats. The four preliminary winners — Connie Boardman, Joe Carchio, Matthew Harper and Joe Shaw — have all held...
  • Mailbag: Time for cooperation on council

    Perhaps, with $600,000 spent cumulatively on recent Huntington Beach elections, resulting in some 2 million pieces of campaign mail distributed in favor of or opposition to candidates or issues, the messages, rather than the messengers, might have...
  • Official plans to donate stipend

    Official plans to donate stipend
    Fountain Valley's soon-to-be first Vietnamese American city councilman said serving is about giving back and has promised to donate his stipend to a local charity. Michael Vo, who edged incumbent Cheryl Brothers by about 500 votes in a race for three...
  • Cell towers' fates in judge's hands

    Huntington Beach residents have voted against approving two cell towers to be constructed in public parks, but it remains to be seen what that vote will mean for the city. As of Friday, 56.4% of voters had rejected Measure Q, which the ballot describes...
  • Final election results certified

    The final election results have been certified for Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, with no changes to the unofficial results tallied in the days after the Nov. 2 election. Connie Boardman, Joe Carchio, Matthew Harper and Joe Shaw retained their...