Mailbag: City isn't showing concern for residents

We are told that our water is scarce, so we must conserve. That is excellent advice, and we take it seriously, for we must take care of our natural resources. However, does our government follow its own advice, or is it do as I say, not as I do?

Commentary: We're preparing for a safe U.S. Open

In a few days, we'll celebrate the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Open of Surfing and honor the 100 years of our city's heritage as a surfing destination. It's a marquee event that attracts visitors and media attention from around the world. It's yet another opportunity for us to shine on the world...

Commentary: Culture at Bolsa Chica must be preserved

June 12 was a good day for the Bolsa Chica mesa and wetlands.

Mailbag: Plenty of reasons to keep fireworks illegal in H.B.

In regards to Chris Epting's column on fireworks, ("At least we still have the big show," July 3), and his statement that "I still have no idea" why the current City Council majority decided to make "safe and sane" fireworks illegal again after a two-year trial: I find it hard to believe that Mr....

Mailbag: There's been plenty of opposition to Poseidon

Re: "OCWD to look into salt water" (June 12) and "Mailbag: Desalination project is good for...

Commentary: Celebrating freedom, H.B.-style

This Fourth of July I have the honor of again participating in the world-renowned Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade.

Mailbag: Greatest generation deserves center

Re: The Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park.


In the Pipeline: Big plans for surfing museum

A couple of surfing stories today, given that the U.S. Open of Surfing will be getting underway in Huntington Beach in just days.

Retail Therapy: Where to? The warehouse

Whether your needs are back-to-school deals, early Christmas bargains or just because, three warehouse sales might piqued your interest:

The Gossiping Gourmet: A cuisine of many cultures at Malaya

Orange County's second Malaysian restaurant, Old Malaya Grill, has recently opened in a Huntington Beach strip mall.

The Gossiping Gourmet: This new kitchen is the boss

Chef Peter Petro has launched a new restaurant called Bosscat Kitchen, right next door to his Ten Asian Bistro.

Retail Therapy: Big savings on Big Ideas

Scrappin' sale: Scrapbooking and paper-crafting superstar Me and My Big Ideas will host a huge sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at its warehouse, 20321 Valencia Circle, Lake Forest. Enjoy a sizable discount on papers, stickers, embellishments and much...

On Theater: The music died, but 'Buddy' lives on

The brief career of Buddy Holly has been examined in song ("American Pie") and cinema ("The Buddy Holly Story" with a pre-Looney Tunes Gary Busey), and eventually live theater took its shot at the capsulized legend with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," currently rocking the socks off audiences at the...

On Theater: In with the new at Laguna Playhouse

It's only July, but the Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 season is off and running with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" now in residence through Aug. 19. If this show is any criterion, it's going to be an exciting year for playhouse devotees.

Emotions run deep during discussion of memorial to Robin Samsoe

I had never met Robin Samsoe's mom before last week's Huntington Beach City Council meeting.

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