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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.

Editorial: Why rush to issue concealed-weapons permits?

As the Huntington Beach Independent has reported, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed last week to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. The board did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that...

Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise.

Mailbag: So many people helped out the run

The Surf City USA Marathon attracted 21,000 runners to Huntington Beach on Sunday.

Commentary: State tax code is inhospitable to business

I had three separate experiences recently that reinforced just how bad things are for business owners in California.

Mailbag: We need leaders who will fight for environment

A disheartening blow was delivered by four Huntington Beach councilmen who voted against the polystyrene ban on Jan. 21.

Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions.

Mailbag: Letter on fire rings misstated facts about Newport

In the Jan. 16 Huntington Beach Independent, Assembly candidate Emanuel Patrascu writes that it was Keith Curry and his fellow members on the Newport Beach City Council who brought the fire...

Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts.

Mailbag: Bag fee is another burden for consumers

Inadvertently, writer Linda Newton ("Stop fighting the plastic bag ban," Huntington Beach Independent, Jan. 9) makes one of the bag-ban opponents' many valid points.

Commentary: Curry's position on fire rings differs from record

I am writing in response to Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry's letter regarding local control of beach fire rings ["Commentary: Each city should make its own fire ring decision," Jan. 11].

Mailbag: Stop fighting the plastic bag ban

We cannot allow people who have no concern for the environment reverse the progress that Surf City has made with its bag ban.

Commentary: Each city should make its own fire ring decision

Many issues face us in coastal Orange County.

Commentary: Law has meant a year of growing businesses

Happy birthday, California Homemade Food Act.

Mailbag: Sign me up to help with bag ban petition

Re: "Effort to repeal bag ban begins," Independent, Dec. 26.

Mailbag: Plan for LeBard needs rethinking

A recent Huntington Beach Independent article ("LeBard homes project revisited," Dec. 12) about the City Council study session Dec. 9 gave the misleading implication that $1.1 million would be...

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