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Aimee Cebulski recalled chatting with Simona, a sommelier in Brescia, Italy, a stone's throw from a church. The topic at hand? Why it is such a big deal to be a 40-year-old unmarried woman without children. "[We were] wondering if it was a sin or...
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...
[The Huntington Beach] Poseidon Desalination plan is a boondoggle plan like every one they have proposed since Tampa Bay [in Florida]. They sold the idea of a desalination plant to the Huntington Beach City Council by promising it would never cost the...
After years and years of hard work and planning, the Huntington Beach Tree Society is holding a rededication ceremony for Butterfly Park. It's officially Norma Gibbs Park, and Norma Gibbs is expected to be present at the celebration. She was the first...
AREA 1 Diamond Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 5400 block at 10 a.m. Friday. The caller reported approximately $900 worth of lawn lighting and equipment were taken from her front yard overnight. Beach Boulevard: Vandalism was reported in the...
Tags: Vandalism, Personal Data Collection, Politics, Theft, Apple iPod
While Measure Z clearly removes a tax, the issue is indeed far from simple. But first, the easier part to understand: Currently residents and businesses alike subsidize the employee portion of our public employee pensions though an assessment included...
The persistent and pervasive attempt by shadowy conservative outside special interests to meddle with Huntington Beach politics and civic affairs reared its ugly head again recently with a scurrilous hit piece put out by reactionary Atlas PAC targeting...
While many of the candidates for the Huntington Beach City Council speak of reforming pension, Erik Peterson says he's studied the issue inside and out and knows how to fix it. "I've been studying it for four years," said the planning commissioner, one...
Regarding "Pro tax group gets signs up," Sept. 20: After reading this article, it was crystal clear to me why California cities are collapsing one after another. And Huntington Beach will be next to fall if the electorate does not wake up and see what is...
I am a resident who has lived in Huntington Beach for 45 years, and I will be voting no on Measure Z ("Pro tax group gets signs up," Sept. 20). I live here because this is one of the best cities in California. Why? We have the best parks, cleanest...
Tags: Voting, Politics, Pension and Welfare, Elections
If the head negotiators from the Huntington Beach police and fire associations had had a podium of their own during Monday's night's Surf City Tea Party candidate forum, it might have turned into the free-for-all of the year. Instead, the employee groups...
Save Our HB members walked en masse at midnight Monday to make known their opposition to a ballot initiative that would repeal a special property tax. The tax helps fund the retirements of public safety employees. Measure Z on the November ballot would...
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