An animal rights organization has pressed Huntington Beach to investigate how an elephant was used in a recent wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa despite a city ordinance prohibiting wild animal performances.
The Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-2 on Monday with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilmember Joe Carchio against to have City Attorney Jennifer McGrath look into a possible ordinance to limit the use of Styrofoam by food vendors in the city. The vote came after a request by Mayor Conni ... More >>
In the latest salvo against its eternal war against itself, the Huntington Beach City Council is planning to severely curtail activities at the U.S. Open of Surfing after this summer's riots that left our beloved Racky permanently disabled. This comes on the heels of the city trying to keep the Wet ... More >>
Poseidon Resources Inc., the company hoping to build a $1 billion desalination plant on Huntington Beach Shores, left out vital information when applying for a permit for its Carlsbad facility in 2007. That's according to California Coastal Commission (CCC) documents obtained by the Weekly which say ... More >>
In the slippery-when-wet world of water politics, irony abounds and things get confusing fast. Witness yesterday when Faubel Public Affairs President Brian Lochrie, a spokesman for Poseidon Resources Inc., stood before a small group of senior citizens at the Costa Mesa Historical Society. Lochrie is ... More >>
The Seal Beach Sun is reporting that the city council has unanimously approved a non-binding letter of interest regarding the purchase of water from Poseidon Resources Inc., the Connecticut-based company proposing a $1 billion desalination plant in Huntington Beach. But before thirsty Seal Beachers ... More >>
This week the Huntington Beach City Council voted in support of putting the rub on rub downs. Aimed at cracking down on massage parlors that offer happy endings, the proposed ordinance would require establishments to obtain certification from the city and would prohibit massage therapists from ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 5, 10:56 A.M.: Citing the concerns of lobbyists for massage parlors, the Huntington Beach City Council Monday night postponed a vote on an ordinance that would halve the number of such businesses to 30 in Surf City.After City Manager Fred Wilson disclosed a meeting with the lobbyists wi ... More >>
The Huntington Beach City Council is poised tonight to pass an ordinance that would outlaw pet stores that get dogs and cats from commercial breeders.The so-called "puppy mill" ban, which was approved on first reading two weeks ago, is scheduled to go before the council meeting at 6 tonight.
"West Coast Detox and Treatment was created to provide a safe place in which recovery from alcohol and drug addiction could take place," reads the Huntington Beach rehab's home page.Tell that to Jason Redmer.The San Juan Capistrano 28-year-old was found dead Monday morning at the facility housed in ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 23, 8:28 A.M.: The Laguna Hills City Council on Tuesday night approved on first reading an ordinance banning registered sex offenders from city parks and, if homeowner associations request to join in, their private parks as well.The city will join La Habra, Westminster, Yorba Linda, ... More >>
Huntington Beach City Council members had a couple interesting claims against the city worth discussing in closed session this week.One involves a woman who alleges a city police officer threw her to the ground while breaking up a fight. Her paperwork only indicates she is seeking more than $10,0 ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 17, 11:17 A.M.: It's become so routine it's lost its news value: The District Attorney's office announces it's sending a rep before the latest of the 7,000 city councils in Orange County considering a ban on sex offenders in local parks modeled after the county law co-written by DA T ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 22, 10:09 A.M.: While expressing some concern the county pervs-in-parks ban is too broad, the San Juan Capistrano City Council did decide Tuesday night to bring a local ordinance back for a vote July 5.Among the options the city with huge swaths of open space will explore are applyin ... More >>
Erin RunnionUPDATE, MAY 27, 3:40 P.M.: An Orange County supervisor, the district attorney and perhaps the most famous mother of a local crime victim today applauded Westminster officially enacting a ban on registered sex offenders from city parks.Cheers from Supervisor Shawn Nelson and District A ... More >>
Time was, daily newspapers (ask your grammies what those were, kiddies) printed the names of people arrested of driving under the influence. However, with printing costs having skyrocketed as quickly as print readership has dwindled, such space-intensive roundups have gone the way of TV listings, ... More >>
UPDATE: As expected, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday night to annex Sunset Beach (updates throughout) . . . What's apparently Orange County's marijuana capital is one step closer to being part of Huntington Beach, which takes a dim view of the devil's weed. (At least officially ... More >>
The Best Beer Pong Video Ever !The Huntington Beach City Council this week banned beer pong and other drinking games at Surf City watering holes.
Photo by Russ Roca Chief Anthony Morales came up empty at November 2008 California Coastal Commission hearing. UPDATE: Jaimee Lynn Fletcher reports in Orange County Register: HUNTINGTON BEACH--The city will absorb an unincorporated county island that some environmentalists believe is an A ... More >>
Keith MayRuh roh.And just like that, the greatest holiday of the year is alllll over. So what'd you do? We had another action-packed weekend, of course, with our first stop at Long Beach's adorable annual tradition, the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and Pet Adoption Fair. Dogs? Way cuter than babie ... More >>
This is not a look back at disgraced Sheriff Mike Carona, the Little Sheriff, the Debs, the Little Debbie Snack, the Freeway Complex Fire, Rick Warren, Wiley Drake, any lantern-jawed preacher with the last name of Schuller, pedo-priests, the 241 toll road extension, Proposition 8, fluctuating gasol ... More >>
The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously last night to add seven cameras on the pier so Hollister clothing can beam “surf culture” images into their stores across the nation. The Abercrombie & Fitch Co. brand already has two cameras under the pier, and under a new 25-year contract Sur ... More >>
A couple of days ago, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to ban campaign donation limits. It would be a noteworthy story in any city, considering most have some type of cap, but it's of primary significance in HB, where streetwalkers in the form of developers have plagued the place for decades. ... More >>
Open Mic Night at the Gypsy Den, Huntington Beach Impeachment Action meeting
Big Google's watching you, OC: Adios, privacy. Google's added a "street view" function to Google Maps that has LA covered, as well as bits of the following parts of OC: Anaheim, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. Long Beach is on it, too. No deal, Disney: Talks have reportedly ended ... More >>
OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>
How Joe Carchios inexperience, shaky business sense, tax trouble and connection with a political criminal made him the Republican Partys choice for the Huntington Beach City Council
Thats whos fighting to save our last wetlands for you whippersnappers
Another open letter to Huntington Beach Police Chief Kenneth Small
Joe Carchio tight with felonious ex-mayor
Houchen is latest shady figure to exit Huntington Beach City Council
Huntington Beach councilwoman faces federal case
An open letter to Huntington Beach Police Chief Kenneth Small
Councilwoman may have illegally converted apartments
10 arguments against turning Surf Citys water into brine
Why are these men smiling?
And its one, two, threewhat are we dining for?
Former HB mayors case goes to the DAs office
Now with an abundance of caution!
The very fonky Democratic convention won us back!
Documents show the states political watchdog botched its first Garofalo investigation