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Commentary: Thank you to those who helped me win office

I'm sitting in the airport and I have a few minutes before I need to catch my flight home from my first couple of days in Sacramento as an Assembly member-elect.

Commentary: Ocean View School District coming together after asbestos scare

This has certainly been a challenging time for the students, parents, teachers and staff of the Ocean View School District.

Commentary: Inoculating against flu-season myths

This season, you could protect yourself from the flu by holding your breath on elevators and avoiding touching handrails, doorknobs, faucets, arm rests, keyboards, money, mail and anyone wishing to shake your hand.

Commentary: Proposed H.B. power plant isn't needed

In March, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to authorize the procurement of some 1,300 to 2,200 megawatts of gas-fired electricity generation. It's very unclear that the state even needs such megawatts of additional capacity anytime soon.

Letters from the editor: The dog ate my rationale and worked his way into our hearts

Try and rebuff a child's please-please-please plea for a dog.

A note to our readers: We're on the move

Times Community News, which publishes the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, relocated Monday to new Los Angeles Times Orange County offices.

Mailbag: Don't allow private use of fireworks

Regarding the upcoming election on Nov. 4 and in considering Measure T for the city of Huntington Beach (safe and sane fireworks), I think two considerations are significant.

Mailbag: Hope View community rallies after school closure

Hope View Elementary School is closed for a number of weeks, but that does not mean learning will come to a halt. The students, parents and staff of the Hope View community are coming together to make this asbestos closure work.

Columns

The Gossiping Gourmet: Cuisine is A-OK at TLT Food

The great-grandfather of the food truck was probably the chuck wagon, and many moons later, we had the traveling food trucks that primarily served hot dogs, burgers and fries.

In the Pipeline: Youth shelter needs our help

I know many of you attended the snowflake lighting at the Light a Light of Love on Sunday evening near the pier.

Retail Therapy: A gem of a deal at Ruby's

Shooby-dooby down: Ruby's Dinette, 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will celebrate the company's 32nd anniversary by selling a classic RubyBurger for 32 cents from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Guests also will receive a return incentive. The RubyBurger promotion does not include cheese,...

Retail Therapy: An action-packed time for shopping

This is the big weekend to stock up on gifts for the MMA/action sports enthusiast in your life.

In the Pipeline: Local surf icon helps make boat parade a rockin' good time

I was particularly excited to receive an invitation from my friend Andrea Roberson to watch the boat parade Saturday from her father's home on the water in Huntington Harbour. For one, Andrea is splendid company, and second, her dad is World War II flying ace Dave Hanst. I wrote about him in this...

All About Food: More wisdom from the kitchen master

I received quite a bit of feedback on my tips column about three months ago ("All About Food: Tips from a kitchen master," Sept. 4), and since people seem to want more, I'm happy to oblige. I always pick up a few new ideas in the process. If you have any favorites that you would like to share,...

On Theater: 'Carnage' was god in 2014

This is the second of three columns reviewing local theater in 2014.

On Theater: 'Christmas Carol' thrives at 35

Dozens of actors over the years have taken on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in dramatizations of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," among them Alistair Sim, Reginald Owen, George C. Scott, Henry Winkler, Bill Murray, Donald Duck and Mr. Magoo.

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