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  • Five H.B. council members warned

    Five of Huntington Beach's seven council members received letters from a state agency that monitors the potential for political conflicts of interest warning them not to vote themselves onto boards or committees that affect their personal finances. The...
  • Mayor leads anti-tax petition

    Huntington Beach Mayor Don Hansen wants to overturn a property tax that helps fund public safety employees' retirement plans. He and a group of residents are gathering signatures in hopes of placing a measure on the November ballot to overturn the pre-...
  • Mailbag: No more excuses from our leaders

    The article "Water official targeted" (March 29) centers not only on alleged improprieties by John Foley, the board chairman of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, but also upon the broad topic of conflict of interest. Merle Moshiri of...
  • City Lights: Teaching and learning from a Libyan friend

    I imagine she would still look the same. My flatmate was in her early 20s when I saw her last, and less than a decade has passed since then. When I see crowd photos of the uprising in Libya, I scan the faces to check for hers — smiling or yelling...
  • In The Pipeline: After 9/11, cops become 'brothers'

    Growing up in New York, I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center going up in the early 1970s. I recall how, at times, one of the buildings was rising a few floors faster than the other. But once it was all said and done, there they were —...
  • New police hire ends three-year drought

    It had been almost three years this month since the Huntington Beach Police Department hired a new officer. Officer Thomas Engle turned the tide Sept. 6 when he was sworn in by Chief Ken Small, Mayor Joe Carchio and City Manager Fred Wilson. His...
  • Former police dispatcher claims harassment [Corrected]

    A former Fountain Valley police dispatcher has filed an Orange County Superior Court lawsuit against the city alleging sexual harassment by a now-retired sergeant. The employee alleges that the sergeant touched her inappropriately, showed up at her...
  • Community Commentary: Amnesty for illegal immigrants not the answer

    Editor's note: This corrects the headline. In a recent speech, President Barack Obama called the border between the United States and Mexico "secure." He offered an illegal immigration reform plan that gives amnesty to those currently here illegally...
  • New Huntington Beach High Union superintendent named

    The Huntington Beach Union High School District has named Greg Plutko as its new superintendent. Plutko, the deputy superintendent of the Corona-Norco Unified School District, has taught, coached and served in almost every field within a school for...
  • Community Commentary: Obama's jobs bill deserves a layoff

    This is in response to the distortions about President Obama's jobs bill as portrayed in the Independent's Mailbag from a couple in Sunset Beach ("Obama's jobs bill needs support," Oct. 20). I'm sure the couple had good intentions, but they need to do...
  • In the Pipeline: A modest part of baseball history

    "Oh, I almost forgot — we flew up to Sacramento to meet Gov. Brown, too." So chuckled Ocean View Little League manager Jeff Pratto to me recently as we spoke about the head-spinning series of events that have rolled out in the wake of his team's...
  • Police, fire groups endorse same trio of council candidates

    Huntington Beach's police and fire associations have endorsed the same three candidates for City Council this year, each backing Jill Hardy, Jim Katapodis and Billy O'Connell out of the field of 12 contenders. The Huntington Beach Police Officers Assn....