Life in Huntington Beach is never dull, and anything can become an issue with the city's flock of community activists, vocal neighbors and concerned parents. This year promises to stay just as interesting. Here is a list of items sure to keep making news in 2011:
With the T's crossed and the I's dotted, it's just a matter of time before Huntington Beach residents are growing their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
The City Council approved a five-year lease agreement with Southern California Edison to create the Huntington Beach Community Garden on an almost 2.5-acre piece of land southeast of Atlanta Avenue and Brookhurst Street and adjacent to the Santa Ana River. With the community garden on the way, Councilman Devin Dwyer hinted a second garden could be in the works. In the meantime, residents are expected to be able to start cultivating their plots as early as late February.