Our wonderful Chief of Police Ken Small has announced his retirement ("Police chief to retire, May 16").
It's sad to me that people are painting such an ugly picture of Newport Beach residents who are concerned about the health of their families.
I live on Huntington Street and I live with the smoke and soot caused by the incessant daily beach fires.
The big news Friday morning was a proposed mayors-only meeting with South Coast Air Quality Management District board member and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.
I attended the Scoping meeting on April 24 about the proposed clean up of the Ascon landfill site.
When I was growing up in Costa Mesa in the '70s and '80s, I remember the days of poor air quality and smog alerts.
I have been a citizen of Orange County for 37 years and have frequently enjoyed the beach and the fire rings.
For the past two decades there has been recognition of the need to gain adequate facilities for Huntington Beach's growing senior population. The trend, nationally and locally, is that the senior population is growing and growing.
It’s possible that fire rings on the beach are a major contributor to air pollution. But there's reason to doubt it, especially since air regulators don't appear to have been worried about the venerable tradition of the Southern California beach bonfire until the city of Newport Beach got into...
Melville tells us in the opening lines of "Moby Dick:"
In the March 28 Independent, Celia Jaffe, a trustee of the Huntington Beach City School District, championed the sale of a portion of its LeBard property, ("Commentary: Sale of LeBard property is best...
In her letter , "Park is no Place for the Elderly," (Commentary, March 21) Shelly Stone describes seniors who must step carefully, should not be distracted by activity, or share a space with children, teens, joggers, dogs or dog owners.
I read Chris Epting's perspective on the beach fire issue this morning and I wanted to give you another perspective.
Differences of opinion among elected officials should be valued and respected because they contribute to the legislative process, but they should also be scrutinized. Two council members recently expressed opinions worthy of scrutiny while discussing the city's proposed ban on plastic bags. ("HB...
Huntington Beach City School District's proposal regarding its LeBard property is a carefully crafted plan that takes into account not just the facilities needs of the school district but also the recreational and open space needs of the community.
As a member of the board of directors for the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, I carefully read the letter to the editor from Shelly Stone ("Park is no place for the elderly," Mailbag, March 21) and was pleased that she expressed her worries about seniors in the park.
My question is why are we so fast to relinquish school sites (LeBard in particular) to be used as developments for homes and school district headquarter monoliths?
I could not let the misinformation in Tim Geddes' letter to the editor relating to the new senior center go uncorrected (Mailbag, March 14).
The Independent's article on the condition of the current Huntington Beach Senior Center was well done and pointed out how old the facility is and inadequate to serve today's senior population ("...
Regarding the Huntington Beach Senior Center and the ongoing discussions about whether to build new or renovate the current facility, I would like to add my 2 cents, for whatever it's worth. I've been a resident in H.B. since 1969 and have seen what "progress" has done to our city.