If you dispose of your clothes after wearing them once and you throw out your plate at the end of each meal, then our city's new rules regarding shopping bags might seem unnecessarily burdensome. However, if you use your apparel and plates many times, then your shopping bags should be reusable too.
As cities in Orange County and across California discuss banning styrofoam, the debate on each side of the argument is starting to emerge.
Caring for the environment that our grandchildren will inherit is rational and progressive. ("What will they try to ban next?" Oct 31).
It's official: the Huntington Beach City Council has run amok. ("Council seeks to ban polystyrene packaging," HB Independent, Oct. 24.)
Re: "A crowning achievement," Independent, Sept. 26:
James P. Gray's comments regarding education success are correct in that parents should participate in educational decisions regarding their children, ("Apply libertarian philosophy to education for success," Independent, Oct. 10).
Most people have the good sense not to take out a loan that will cost them 20 times more than what they initially borrowed.
I took my time reading the Sept. 19 Independent, savoring its flavor.
In Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper's commentary ("Time to add more freedom to the Fourth," Mailbag, Sept. 12), regarding his desire to have the ban on fireworks lifted in Huntington Beach, the very clear message he is sending is that he values money over the quality of life for residents and the pets...
Regarding Huntington Beach's plan to sue over the planned rave, would it not be more sensible to simply demand that the state provide adequate protection for our residents and property? Isn't this what the Orange County Sheriff's Department has authority to do?
Those who know me understand that there's a lot I like about the '80s.
What a weird summer.
We live at the Huntington Landmark. We love the landscaping, especially the flowering trees and bushes. We even love the bees.
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly and bees gotta sting. And if you live in the Huntington Landmark Senior Citizens Community, the latter is especially true.
I reside in Landmark, which is a Huntington Beach condominium community for seniors. The Woodshop Club in our community has made wooden boxes in which to raise bees and places those boxes on top of sheds located in our RV parking lot.
Dana Rohrabacher has been around way too long. It troubles me that he keeps getting re-elected to my congressional district. He is a Republican representative who distinguishes himself more by demagoguery than accomplishment.
Any potential candidate running to fill John Moorlach's district on the Orange County Board of Supervisors should have a substantially better platform than having "firsthand knowledge of how things get done at that level," (Jim Moreno, Daily Pilot, July 30).
Huntington Beach Councilman Matt Harper is from a time gone by.