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Differences of opinion among elected officials should be valued and respected because they contribute to the legislative process, but they should also be scrutinized. Two council members recently expressed opinions worthy of scrutiny while discussing...
Is it true that they are just waiting for me to come along? It certainly seems that way. At Vons I get tired. When I get tired I don't stand up straight when I walk and the walker or the grocery cart gets out in front of me, leaving me almost horizontal...
A proposal to decide whether Huntington Beach voters should make so-called "safe and sane" fireworks legal beyond a two-year test run failed this week. The City Council did not get enough votes for a ballot measure that would let voters decide whether...
Tags: Government, Holidays, Politics, Trials, Elections
The Huntington Beach City Council stopped short this week of limiting the amount of massage parlors in the city after a professional group of masseurs allegedly threatened legal action and offered to help curb illegal activity by identifying...
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...
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...
Huntington Beach's top newsmaker of 2011 wasn't a person or an organization, but rather a controlled substance. Throughout the year, the Independent's front page featured more drinks than a typical bachelor party. Statistics showed Huntington at the...
The juxtaposition of your March 10 article on Councilman Keith Bohr's hijacking of a recent council meeting ("Bomburger cancels alcohol license request") in order to criticize the Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Assn. and their work to limit...
Election signs linger too long on sidewalks Wouldn't it be nice to see our elected officials create and pass an ordinance in Huntington Beach regarding campaign signs that clutter our city long after an election? In fact, I think it is unthinkable...
Tags: Government, Local Elections, Elections
Huntington Beach has created an easy-to-read list of top city officials' salaries online, including benefits and two forgivable loans given to the city administrator and police chief for housing costs to move to Huntington Beach. The city has long posted...
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...
I ran for Winter Park City Commission to help bring a divided community together. As a commission, we have been working to achieve that goal and bring harmony to our community. My experience with leadership is that civility starts at the top, and the...
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