I suddenly find myself in the market for a car again, which means I will again want an electric car to offset the large carbon footprint I created by driving a Caddy Eldo convertible for years. My quest takes me Saturday morning to Huntington Beach, a one-stop shopping destination for different mode ... More >>
Essays by longtime activists on how gay life has changed in Orange County over the years
When it comes to mainstream American politics, usually it's the Libertarian Party that one would associate with a pro-marijuana (medical or otherwise) agenda, but now you can add the Democratic Party to that very brief list. To wit: in Riverside, the very town whose fight over a local ban on marij ... More >>
Things got chilly in the council chamber at Huntington Beach City Hall last night following passionate public debate over the proposed construction of a $1 billion desalination facility to be built by Poseidon Resources Inc. on Surf City's shores.The debate ended with a 4-3 vote in favor of councilm ... More >>
Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman and her Orange County-adjacent colleague Bob Foster in Long Beach are among 25 California mayors who have signed a Courage Campaign letter supporting gay marriage.All the other OC mayors--it seems as if there are 50 or so--apparently could not find pens with in ... More >>
*See end of post for an update.Original Post, March 5, 10:46 p.m.: Until last month, there hadn't been any medical-marijuana dispensaries in Sunset Beach since late 2010, when county officials ruled the unincorporated community had to shutter three clubs operating there, just before that city merged ... More >>
Joshua PetersUPDATE, Nov. 18, 4:21 P.M.: The two meetings about controversial T-Mobile cell-phone towers that took place in Huntington Beach this week--Wednesday's at the city's Central Library, about a tower that was originally supposed to go in Bolsa View Park, and Thursday's at Harbour View El ... More >>
A short documentary about homophobia, bullying and school violence screens tonight in Huntington Beach.Admission is $5 to Teach Your Children Well at 7 p.m. in Huntington Beach Central Library, with proceeds going to the Huntington Beach Human Relations Task Force.
UPDATE, MAY 10, 7:11 P.M.: Activists seeking an Orange County Board of Supervisors proclamation recognizing slain gay icon and San Francisco County Supervisor Harvey Milk's May 22 birthday received slightly more than the sound of crickets we predicted earlier today."It was great!" Linda May of th ... More >>
The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, the Santa Ana Drags, Huntington Beach surfers, Santa Cruz surfers and OC-bred quarterbacks Matt Leinart, Colt Brennan and Mark Sanchez wind up in this week's especially sporty compilation of things said about or from Orange County on the Interwebs.
The Orange County League of Conservation Voters, a PAC that supports "environmentally responsible candidates for non-partisan offices," has released its endorsements for 2010 city council races and the Coast Community College District. And the recyclable canvas envelope, please . . .
(Update: The Fair Political Practices Commission came to decision on the allegations made against ex-mayor Keith Bohr. Details below...) Huntington Beach gets a makeoverAs previously reported, the city planners in Huntington Beach want to redo the city core, and stop all of their residents from ... 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