Matt Szabo, Los Angeles Times

Matt Szabo

Los Angeles Times

Anaheim, CA, United States

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Huntington Beach Pier reopens for strolling, fishing

The city is asking people to keep moving and to be mindful of social distancing. → Read More

Huntington Beach City Council to consider Outdoor Dining Program

The Huntington Beach City Council will discuss a proposal for COVID-19 restaurant relief at Monday's meeting. → Read More

Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Huntington Beach

Police are investigating the crash which killed an unidentified transient man at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ronald Drive at about 10:30 p.m Wednesday. → Read More

The Power of a Cookie: Huntington Beach mother sees her wish granted

Francine Mundt got not only cookies but an oven from McDonald's to satisfy her autistic son Logan, 18, whose entire diet consists of beige foods. → Read More

Golden West College names Andrew Ramos new head baseball coach

Ramos becomes just the Rustlers' third head coach in program history. → Read More

Read My Lips: Newport Beach teenagers launch nonprofit mask service

The Dastgheib and Dietrick sisters have been developing masks for the deaf community that have a clear window in the mouth area. → Read More

Judge weighs arguments in Huntington Beach lawsuit against Gov. Newsom's order to close O.C. beaches

Huntington Beach City Atty. Michael Gates argues that Gov. Gavin Newsom's April 30 order to close beaches was unconstitutional. → Read More

55 new coronavirus cases reported in Orange County

No new deaths are reported due to the respiratory disease by the Orange County Heath Care Agency, leaving the death count at 76. → Read More

More Southern California beaches and trails opened as coronavirus restrictions eased

More beaches, trials and parks opened as officials ease coronavirus restrictions → Read More

Group calls for social distancing, more testing during coronavirus counter-protest in Huntington Beach

Three members of the group Indivisible OC 48 staged an hourlong protest to bring attention to the people who are following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

5 new deaths reported in Orange County on Friday due to COVID-19

There were 153 new cases reported Friday in Orange County, bringing the total of deaths due to the coronavirus to 71 people. → Read More

Orange County retailers ready to return to business

With California entering Stage 2 of reopening, toy stores, florists, bookstores, music stores, clothing shops and sporting goods stores, among other lower-risk businesses, can reopen for curbside pickup. → Read More

1 new COVID-19 death, 96 new cases reported in Orange County

There have now been 66 cumulative deaths and 3,092 cases in Orange County due to COVID-19. The cases include 271 skilled nursing facility residents and 216 county jail inmates. → Read More

Orange County passes 3,000 total COVID-19 cases

The county had 131 new cases and four deaths reported Wednesday, according to numbers from the Orange County Health Care Agency. → Read More

Orange County Breakers may not play in Newport Beach this summer

World Team Tennis is looking at playing all of its matches at one single site, which is to be determined. → Read More

Locals rejoice as O.C. beaches reopen under Newsom deal

Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente and Seal Beach will allow beach access for active recreation. Newport Beach is still closed. → Read More

Huntington Beach reopens beaches

The city of Huntington Beach gets approval from the state to reopen beaches Tuesday, five days after Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered them shut down. → Read More

Huntington Beach City Council ponders beach reopening

Many Huntington Beach residents are critical of the lawsuit, as the city starts planning for a gradual reopening. → Read More

1 dead, 2 injured in crash on 405 Freeway in Huntington Beach

The driver, identified as Spencer Sandridge, 27, of Costa Mesa, was pronounced dead at the scene, investigator Inez Chavez of the Orange County Coroner’s Office said. → Read More

Protesters gather in Huntington Beach, doubling down on push to 'reopen California'

Emboldened protesters gathered on Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway Friday to demonstrate against measures in place to fight COVID-19, including economic shutdowns and beach closures. → Read More