| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A young Huntington Beach author has just published his first book.
It's a history book that manages to uncover many unique and interesting facts of which most people may be unaware.
When the author moved to Huntington Beach at around 5 years old, he...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Huntington Beach's annual Fourth of July parade and festival will feature more than 125 participants, including floats, performers and military groups.
Themed "Surf, Sun & Celebrate," this year's event will encompass the personality of Huntington Beach,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:16 PM
All that scholastic stress paying off
Chloe J. Lippold of Huntington Beach has been named a President's Scholar with the 2013 incoming freshman class at Cal State Long Beach. She will receive a full, four-year scholarship from the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Lloyd Glick has played the trumpet for almost 80 years.
Forty of those have been with the Huntington Beach Concert Band, where he is the oldest player and the only remaining pioneer member.
"I just love playing the trumpet and enjoy the...
| May 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Summer is in the air and for many Huntington Beach locals that means one thing, The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.
Anticipation is palpable for the brand new sponsors and the community can't wait to see what they're bringing. One thing for certain, the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Editor's Note: Candice Baker returns with Retail Therapy, bringing you the best in local deals, new businesses and special opportunities.
Rite on: The Pacific Symphony will host a free live simulcast of its "Rite of Spring Turns 100" celebration in...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:12 PM
The Huntington Beach Youth Character Awards will honor youths whose achievements demonstrate a commitment to qualities associated with good character.
The ceremony, sponsored by the local Children's Needs Task Force and the city, will be at 10 a.m....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:42 PM
When the Orange County Women's Chorus commissioned Kirke Mechem to compose a piece to celebrate their 15th anniversary, he gave them "We Can Sing That" — a song about how the choir can perform any kind of music effortlessly.
If Mechem had titled...
| May 8, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Richard Robitaille feels gratified when the twins race to him, waving greetings.
They're not his children; they're not even related. They are 5-year-old boys who he has nurtured for more than a year with his wife Patricia.
Although this responsibility...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
This year's sixth annual Surf City Splash raised $100,000 for several charities, according to a news release from the Surf City Rotary Club of Huntington Beach.
More than 230 guests attented the event at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, enjoying...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Grant Sevdayan founded the Huntington Beach Symphony to fill a vacuum in the local musical landscape.
Although the city offered a vibrant rock scene, Sevdayan also knew of formally trained classical musicians who were forced to stay home or drive 15...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:08 AM
For about 12 years now, Louann and I have been writing columns for these pages. We regret that this is our last. Presumably, the Independent will be going in a new direction. Unfortunately, the folks there have decided that we — and many other...