Situated southeast of Los Angeles, the California city of Huntington Beach is home to the world-famous Huntington City Beach, a popular surf spot. The long surfboards of this surfing hot spot are made famous by the town's Pier. While you're in the area, check out the International Surfing Museum, where you can view vintage surf memorabilia. The city also has a beautiful central park, which includes lakes, gardens and fields, and has an equestrian center. Nearby, the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is home to hundreds of birds.
Despite its charter city status, Huntington Beach has been battling with the Fourth District Court of Appeals over its constitutional rights. The court ruled against the city in May, and the city settled a lawsuit for $2.5 million. At a subsequent council meeting, Kalmick and Posey introduced an item requiring the settlement agreement to be analyzed. This was pulled because of legal concerns. Tuesday's agenda item seeks to give Gates the ability to get a second opinion, without usurping his authority.
The downtown district of Huntington Beach has many attractions, including an active art center, colorful shopping districts, and an International Surfing Museum. Throughout the city, you can also enjoy live music and entertainment in the city's historic Golden Bear. Open from 1929 to 1986, this historic building was a fine dining restaurant, which later became a nightclub. During the festival, the Golden Bear hosted famous performers, including BB King.