| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:27 AM
This week, Times Community News lost a longtime member of its family. It was a member whom, to my knowledge, I never met in person. Such is the nature of email.
Barbara Fischer, who for years contributed the Pet of the Week feature, died Wednesday...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The calendar says this weekend is the last weekend of the summer. The first day of fall is Sept. 22, which also happens to be my 50th birthday.
Anyway … what better way to spend the last weekend of the summer hanging out at the beach doing...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 12:42 PM
"What better way to end summer?"
Dean Torrence, one half of the legendary 1960s singing duo Jan and Dean, spoke to me recently about the "Endless Summer" concert he's performing with his band, the Surf City Allstars, this Saturday at the Hyatt Regency...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Remember returning to school after the summer and having to write an essay, "How I spent my summer vacation"?
Axel Eaton, about to enter his junior year at Newport Harbor High School, will have some pretty good material to go on — surely more than...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Looking for a youthful and vibrant night out in Huntington Beach?
Shorebreak Hotel is spicing up Orange County's evenings with the "Culinary Sound" event series booked every other Wednesday from 6:30 to 11 p.m., with the next one April 20 at Zimzala...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:07 PM
COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Sitting at a local coffeehouse with Caden Michael Gray, it would be easy to think you're conversing with a seasoned showbiz veteran as opposed to an on-the-rise actor.
Then again, both impressions may be accurate.
After all, the recent Huntington...
| May 18, 2011
| 8:45 PM
We interrupt this interview with Andrew Doheny…
"Mom! I'm on the phone!" Doheny exclaimed.
Doheny is a pro surfer, a world traveler and a sponsor's dream. But he's also just 18, so when he's not tearing it up in Indonesia, or Australia, or...