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  • New members sworn in to Fountain Valley City Council

    New members sworn in to Fountain Valley City Council
    The Fountain Valley City Council swore in two new councilmen Tuesday night and welcomed back a 20-year incumbent as the city changed guards. Councilman John Collins and newly elected Mark McCurdy and Michael Vo, the city's first Vietnamese American...
  • Mailbag: Hansen's act wasn't fooling anyone at meeting

    While the transition from "old" City Council to "new" City Council went smoothly at the meeting Monday evening, it was nevertheless disconcerting to see Councilman Don Hansen shamelessly throw his political weight around in ducking his rotation turn for...
  • Sunset group sues over annexation, taxes

    A Sunset Beach citizens group has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach and a county commission, demanding that the city and county either negate the recent annexation of Sunset Beach or require a vote among the community's residents in favor of paying...
  • Council changes treasurer's duties

    The Huntington Beach City Council has changed the role of the city treasurer to save an estimated $100,000 annually, although the outgoing treasurer has voiced issues with the plan. The council voted unanimously Monday to change the city treasurer's...
  • H.B. Art Center asks for budget support

    Supporters of the Huntington Beach Art Center have launched a grass-roots campaign to encourage city leaders to spare the arts as they look to cut $3.5 million from their budget for the next fiscal year. Kate Hoffman, the center's executive director, and...
  • Growing by a Sunset

    Surf City, here they come. Here comes expansion, as tiny Sunset Beach, one of the last unincorporated islands of Orange County, joins the 200,000-resident fold of Huntington Beach. Here comes the culture of one of the Southland's most offbeat...
  • Mayor could increase his stipend

    Editor's note: Clarification: Mayor Joe Carchio appointed himself to 20 nonpaying positions as liason and he doesn't attend every meeting. All city committees are required to have a council liason. Huntington Beach's mayor stands to expand his city...
  • City Lights: The 2010 oddball awards

    This is our great high-minded issue of the year. The last week of December, the Independent ranks the top 10 stories of the past 12 months and pays tribute to the major figures in the community who passed away. The year-end retrospective can be joyful...
  • Notable passings of 2010

    The following notable people from the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley community passed away this year. Juergen W. Bless Bishop Juergen W. Bless did the first blessing at St. Thaddeus Jude Old Catholic Church in Old World Village and served...
  • Clinic digs in heels for health reform

    Clinic digs in heels for health reform
    Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series about the effects of the Obama administration's health-care reform on Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley health-care providers and their patients. When Sonia Munguia knocked on the door of the...
  • Land trust taps former mayor

    A local environmental group welcomed new members to its governing body and tapped a former mayor to take the helm. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a group dedicated to preserving, restoring and acquiring land in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, elected former...
  • Right-wing pols rebuke 'Obamacare'

    Editor's note: Last in a three-part series about the effects of the Obama administration's health-care reform on Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley health-care providers and their patients. It was a small gathering on a quiet day in one of Orange...