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...

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....

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: 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: Culture at Bolsa Chica must be preserved

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

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...

Mailbag: Greatest generation deserves center

Re: The Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park.

Commentary: Remember Kelly, and help increase penalties for drunk driving

As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident that evening.

Mailbag: Repaired road needs some fixing

The repair of the Beach Boulevard fast lane from Ellis Avenue to Slater Avenue is paved with extremely bumpy asphalt.

Mailbag: Building a new senior center is the will of the voters

Re: "How can a new senior center be justified," (May 15):

Mailbag: Council was wrong not to allow bag vote

I put an item on the agenda for the May 5 City Council meeting that would have allowed residents to vote yes or no on the contentious plastic bag ban.

Commentary: Rohrabacher's climate-change position is alarming

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's continuous rejection of the science of human-caused climate change puts our economy, national security and children at risk. If he does not change his position, it is time for the voters of his district to replace him.

Mailbag: Bag ban yes, but Styrofoam no: Why?

Editor's note: This email was also sent to Huntington Beach Councilman Jim Katapodis, who responds below.

Mailbag: Earth Day is every day

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

Editorial: Parents, vaccinate your kids

Guess what's back? Measles. Really.

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: 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.

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.

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