Dining and Drinking
Huntington Beach rejects new limits on alcohol sales

Huntington Beach has been grappling for more than a year about how to cut down on rowdy behavior in its popular downtown area. The problem got new focus in 2013 during a melee on Main Street that left shop windows smashed, portable toilets overturned and people pelting police with debris. More than 20 were arrested on charges ranging from vandalism to arson. But last week, the Huntington Beach City Council decided against placing additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve alcohol despite having supported the notion months before. Get our Essential California newsletter delivered to your inbox for all the week's don't-miss stories Council members...