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  • Council authorizes $16.4 million bond for new senior center facility

    After months of study sessions and planning, the Huntington Beach City Council took two major steps Monday toward making a long-awaited senior center a reality. Council members voted unanimously to authorize taking out a $16.4 million bond to help pay...
  • Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

    Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge. The longtime Huntington Beach city attorney has weathered storms, including a high-profile drunken-driving case, in which she pleaded guilty, and a controversial attempt to outsource her office. But this...
  • Jury rejects lawsuit in 2011 fatal shooting by Huntington police

    A federal jury has rejected a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by Huntington Beach police during a 2011 traffic stop. Erick Catalan of Long Beach was shot five times in the back and face after police pulled over...
  • District worker sentenced for child pornography

    A Fountain Valley man who worked as a maintenance painter for the Huntington Beach City School District was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to owning and distributing child pornography. Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald...
  • In the Pipeline: Nothing has been the same since his sister's murder 35 years ago

    Looking down 14th Street from the tree that was planted in her memory, near the benches in front of Dwyer Middle School, you can see the spot where Robin Samsoe was abducted 35 years ago this month. On this quiet summer day in Huntington Beach,...
  • H.B. businessman pleads guilty to underreporting income

    A Huntington Beach resident who owned a military contracting business pleaded guilty Monday for failing to report millions of dollars his company received from the U.S. military for services it provided in Iraq. Nadim "Nick" Saifan Jr., 48, pleaded...
  • Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

    In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they adopt the same campaign contribution practices that the city's Planning Commission abides by. The proposal failed on...
  • Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'

     Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'
    Bill Morehouse says he has been trapped in a horror story since his daughter, Kelly, died a year ago in crash involving an impaired driver. "I haven't slept a night since she's died," he said Tuesday. "If I get four hours, I'm lucky. The doctors give me...
  • In the Pipeline: Mom faces down despair after daughter's death

    In the Pipeline: Mom faces down despair after daughter's death
    "I think Kelly would have said, 'Leave it alone, Mom!'" Karen Morehouse is sitting at a counter in her kitchen talking about her daughter, 25-year-old Kelly Blue Morehouse, who was killed one year ago on Goldenwest Street when drunk driver, Tadashi...
  • Commentary: Remember Kelly, and help increase penalties for drunk driving

    As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...
  • Woman used embezzled money for breast surgery, SUVs

    A Huntington Beach woman who embezzled more than $750,000 from her employers was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison. Lisa Jeanette Dorman, 43, pleaded guilty in May 22 to two counts of grand theft embezzlement, nine counts of money...
  • Seal Beach hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings

    Seal Beach hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings
    The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011 will plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday. Scott Dekraai, who, according to prosecutors,...