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January 14, 2009
Huntington Beach resident Tim Appelbaum will be a member of one of three teams sent by Cal State Long Beach to the national American Collegiate Moot Court Assn. national tournament, which will be Friday and Saturday at Chapman University. The three two-person teams won top honors at the Western Regional event on the Cal State Long Beach campus. Appelbaum is a college senior majoring in marketing and management, who is paired with political science major Heather Pegg. He was one of the top orators at the Western Regional tourney.
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July 10, 2003
Even Marmol The child molestation conviction of Carl Robert Bucy, a former Sowers Middle School teacher, was overturned last week because of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court verdict that reinstated statutes of limitations to prosecute certain child molestation cases. The Orange County Superior Court was force to throw out Bucy's guilty pleas to three counts of lewd conduct with a minor. Bucy had confessed to the conduct with a 12-year-old female middle school student in 1973, said Deputy Dist.
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January 8, 2010
Proponents of same-sex marriage are expected to rally to support a repeal of Proposition 8 at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier, according to a Repeal Prop. 8 Facebook group. Proposition 8 banned same-sex marriage in California and was passed in November. The proposition has been appealed to the Supreme Court and is expected to begin trial Monday in San Francisco. The trial will be videotaped and circulated on YouTube, according to the Los Angeles Times. — Britney Barnes
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July 6, 2000
Kenneth Ma HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Fountain Valley businessman Jim Righeimer said he plans to file a lawsuit this week asking the state to declare him the winner of the March Republican primary election for a local state Assembly seat. The lawsuit would follow a Supreme Court decision last week to strike down California's blanket primary, in which a voter can choose from all candidates regardless of the voter's political affiliation. Righeimer lost the 67th Assembly District primary to Councilman Tom Harman, who received 42,570 votes compared to Righeimer's 32,971.
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September 21, 2000
Tariq Malik Huntington Beach Councilman Tom Harman will be the Republican candidate for the 67th District seat of the state Assembly this fall, a federal court judge decided last week. Judge David F. Levi threw out a lawsuit Sept. 14 against Harman filed by Fountain Valley businessman Jim Righeimer, which questioned Harman's right to the candidacy. In the March primary election, Harman won the Republican candidacy for the district with 42,570 votes, compared to the 32,971 raised by Righeimer.
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By Michael Alexander | August 15, 2007
The legal status of medical marijuana dispensaries will remain in limbo in Huntington Beach for at least a few more weeks, city planning commissioners decided this week. After more than an hour of debate Tuesday, the commission voted unanimously to postpone a vote on removing language in the zoning law that allows such establishments. Commissioners said they didn't have enough information to make an informed decision. "The legal information we've been given seems to be inadequate," said commissioner Joe Shaw.
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By: | September 25, 2005
NEWPORT BEACH Committee will pass four Marinapark ideas to council An a hoc committee vetting plans for the city-owned Marinapark property agreed to pass four proposals on to the City Council for consideration, including a new plan from restaurateur Mike Palitz, who suggested that some of the mobile homes now on the property be converted to recreational cottages for rent. Other plans include a place to launch boats, a public park and slips for larger boats.
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June 20, 2002
Jose Paul Corona High school district trustees will petition the California Supreme Court to retain a policy that an appellate court struck down as unconstitutional. In a closed session meeting last week, the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board passed a motion to petition the court 4-1. Trustee Matthew Harper cast the dissenting vote. The decision comes after an appellate court ruled the district's policy of denying student transfers based on race to be unconstitutional on May 31. In September of 1999 Fountain Valley resident Bruce Crawford sued the school district for not allowing a student to transfer because of his race.
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April 6, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The city's first-ever strip club is expected to open by June, its co-owner said. But the girls who dance there may not be in the buff. Initially, the Flamingo Adult Theater at the site of a former French restaurant on 18121 Beach Blvd. was supposed to offer nude dancing. But, there is doubt that will be permitted after the U.S. Supreme Court decided last month to uphold an Erie, Penn., law requiring entertainers to wear pasties and a G-string.
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January 8, 2010
Proponents of same-sex marriage are expected to rally to support a repeal of Proposition 8 at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier, according to a Repeal Prop. 8 Facebook group. Proposition 8 banned same-sex marriage in California and was passed in November. The proposition has been appealed to the Supreme Court and is expected to begin trial Monday in San Francisco. The trial will be videotaped and circulated on YouTube, according to the Los Angeles Times. — Britney Barnes
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By MICHAEL MILLER | June 4, 2009
June is Diversity Month in Huntington Beach, as the city continues its 100th birthday celebration with a series of programs about tolerance, human rights and overcoming prejudice. It’s hard to say how much Huntington Beach, or any city, needs to be reminded of diversity in this day and age. Certainly, Huntington has had problems in the past with racism and violence, but ask the average minority on the street and they’ll likely tell you they encounter little or no prejudice on a daily basis.
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January 14, 2009
Huntington Beach resident Tim Appelbaum will be a member of one of three teams sent by Cal State Long Beach to the national American Collegiate Moot Court Assn. national tournament, which will be Friday and Saturday at Chapman University. The three two-person teams won top honors at the Western Regional event on the Cal State Long Beach campus. Appelbaum is a college senior majoring in marketing and management, who is paired with political science major Heather Pegg. He was one of the top orators at the Western Regional tourney.
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By Michael Alexander | August 22, 2007
The legal status of medical marijuana dispensaries will remain in limbo in Huntington Beach for at least a few more weeks, city planning commissioners decided this week. After more than an hour of debate Tuesday, the commission voted unanimously to postpone a vote on removing language in the zoning law that allows such establishments. Commissioners said they didn't have enough information to make an informed decision. "The legal information we've been given seems to be inadequate," said commissioner Joe Shaw.
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By: | September 25, 2005
NEWPORT BEACH Committee will pass four Marinapark ideas to council An a hoc committee vetting plans for the city-owned Marinapark property agreed to pass four proposals on to the City Council for consideration, including a new plan from restaurateur Mike Palitz, who suggested that some of the mobile homes now on the property be converted to recreational cottages for rent. Other plans include a place to launch boats, a public park and slips for larger boats.
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By: | August 27, 2005
o7An appeals court recently ruled on a case involving a prison inmate attempting to hold a study group on atheism and humanism. The court ruled that the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin violated James Kaufman's 1st Amendment rights when it refused to allow the group to meet. In the opinion, a judge cited the U.S. Supreme Court's recognition of atheism as being equivalent to a "religion," even though the dictionary defines it as "disbelief or denial in the existence of God or gods."
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January 27, 2005
Huntington Beach officials are asking the City Council to pass a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries until the Supreme Court rules on the legality of California's medical marijuana laws. "Right now there is conflicting federal and state laws on this issue," said City Atty. Jennifer McGrath, who co-wrote the ordinance with Huntington Beach Police Chief Ken Small and Planning Director Howard Zelefsky. "We're waiting for further instruction from the court."
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June 17, 2004
Andrew Edwards The Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit on Monday filed by a Northern California atheist aimed at expunging the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, a saying many local high school students said should remain in the patriotic oath. Several students at Huntington Beach High School said they supported keeping the phrase in the pledge. Common reasons were personal beliefs and a sense that religion has played a significant role in American history and culture.
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July 10, 2003
Even Marmol The child molestation conviction of Carl Robert Bucy, a former Sowers Middle School teacher, was overturned last week because of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court verdict that reinstated statutes of limitations to prosecute certain child molestation cases. The Orange County Superior Court was force to throw out Bucy's guilty pleas to three counts of lewd conduct with a minor. Bucy had confessed to the conduct with a 12-year-old female middle school student in 1973, said Deputy Dist.
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