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Mailbag: Mobile-home park owners must live up to their promises

The only silver lining for mobile-home residents in Huntington Beach — since the city decided to pull a ballot measure that would have allowed rent control in such parks — is that space-rent spiking and other abuses have been raised.

Commentary: Robin Williams' possible Parkinson's diagnoses has patients concerned

Robin Williams' suicide is a tragedy that broke the hearts of his family and friends and an entire nation. But with the stunning revelation that the famous comedian had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the actor's death is particularly hard felt in the Parkinson's community.

Commentary: Setting the record straight on toll lanes

Much has been written recently about the Caltrans proposal to require tolls on the new lane improvements to the 405 Freeway, and not all of it has been accurate, so I want to set the record straight.

Mailbag: Relating to the behavior of Lucky Day

I enjoyed the article on Lucky Day and his trash removal vocation ("Lucky picks up hobby," Huntington Beach Independent, July 31).

Commentary: I am the dependable conservative in Assembly race

What does a campaign pledge mean to a candidate who has already broken a previous campaign pledge?

Mailbag: Rudeness at meetings can't be tolerated from anyone

Some months ago I attended a City Council meeting on a contentious issue (plastic bag ban repeal), and when a member of the public quietly said the word "boo," Mayor Matthew Harper immediately stopped the meeting and reminded the speaker to respect the audience and the person at the podium by...

Commentary: I was moved by his 'vulnerability and courage'

If you ever wind up on the streets of Costa Mesa, one of the first things you learn is that people around you die younger than average — mostly before their time — and that tragedy waits around every corner. I first learned this lesson when I met a stranger at Taco Bell in the summer...

Mailbag: Long past the 4th, Main Street still needs cleanup

The Fourth of July has come and gone, and yet Main Street in Huntington Beach, the primary parade route, is still littered with chalk markings.

Editorial: Yellow Alert system deserves green light

A proposed piece of state legislation that would allow the use of digital signs on freeways to broadcast information about vehicles involved in deadly hit-and-run accidents got a big boost recently when the Los Angeles City Council gave the bill its support.

Commentary: Golden West College remains fully accredited and open for business

I am proud to be the president of Golden West College and to see the positive effect that the institution has had on thousands of people in the community.

Editorial: What happened to Orange County's Great Park?

The name of the park, and the original ambition, were great. But in the 12 years since Orange County voters decided they would rather have a public park on the site of the old El Toro Marine base than a large civilian airport, the size and scope of the Great Park have shrunk, along with public faith...

Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers?

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.

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