Mailbag: Earth Day is every day

Consumers have incredible power to help the environment through their buying habits.

Editorial: From Surf City to Skate City

Public-private partnership is a term that political types bandy about as a salve for various problems that the government cannot easily solve alone. Though we hear this term emerge from the mouths of politicians all of the time, we rarely see it executed in truly meaningful ways.

Editorial: Parents, vaccinate your kids

Guess what's back? Measles. Really.

Editorial: Why rush to issue concealed-weapons permits?

As the Huntington Beach Independent has reported, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed last week to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. The board did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that...

Mailbag: Memorial bench was perfect addition

My husband and I walk the beach path in Huntington Beach often and were pleasantly surprised recently to see workmen installing a new bench.

Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise.

Mailbag: Vaping done right can be good

Patrice Apodaca's column "Clear air about vaping" (March 20, Huntington Beach Independent) was interesting to read, although heavily slanted.

Mailbag: So many people helped out the run

The Surf City USA Marathon attracted 21,000 runners to Huntington Beach on Sunday.


Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

I woke up one Saturday morning with a pain. Glancing at my left forearm, I saw a 4-inch bruise and was quickly reminded why it hurt. Then I smiled.

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In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies

It started in 2003, in St. Louis, after a man named Patrick Van Der Tuin saw a bicyclist fatally struck by a car.

In the Pipeline: Tasty food truck tidbit

I recently went to the LeBard Park fields, where Seaview plays its Little League baseball games, and I had a chance to see the new marker that was placed this season for Greg Willard.

Apodaca: Woman keeps fighting spirit in face of tragedy

Frances Saldaña is a petite woman with a soft smile and big, kind eyes. But behind her gentle demeanor lies a will of iron that has proved essential to enduring a life of unimaginable tragedy.

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