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  • Haakenson: Surf City Days promises plenty of fun

    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...
  • Classically Trained: How does one begin to enjoy that 'classical' music, anyway?

    I love the world of so-called "classical" music. To me, it's like this secret art form that so few in society truly comprehend. And yet for those in the club, there it is, so clearly summiting the mountain of artistic endeavors. Year after year, it...
  • Natural Perspectives: Live long and help the Earth prosper

    Natural Perspectives: Live long and help the Earth prosper
    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...
  • Concert to focus on famous movie scores

    The Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert on June 10 showcasing famous tunes and soundtracks from movies including "Star Wars," "E.T." and"Jaws." The community orchestra, led by Music Director Grant Sevdayan, will perform its...
  • Greer's OC: Serving up good food for four decades

    Craving a fresh and delicious sandwich that's made surfers and locals happy for 40 years? Make your way over to Jan's Health Bar in Huntington Beach. Founded by Jan Gaffney, one of the original surfer girls from the 1960s and a health food enthusiast...
  • Greer's OC: Food trucks compete for ultimate glory

    David and Goliath. Spartans and Persians. North vs. South. Good vs. evil. Epic battles have always given us hope, inspired our actions and captured our imaginations. This Saturday, a battle of epic proportions will take place, and although it might not...
  • Greer's OC: Taste of Orange County is back after long hiatus

    Taste of Orange County, a premier food, wine and entertainment festival featuring more than 50 restaurants and wineries, will kick off at noon Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. The two-day event is back after a 16-year hiatus and...
  • City Lights: It's good to have the Boys back

    A few years ago, two of my Canadian cousins were visiting California and stopped back at the house enthused. The cause of their excitement? They had been driving around in their rental car when the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" came on the radio. After...
  • Jabba's sail barge coming to Huntington Beach

    Jabba's sail barge coming to Huntington Beach
    Jabba the Hutt, the bloated, slimy gangster of the"Star Wars"universe, both made and ran into plenty of trouble on the desert planet of Tatooine, his home base for crime. But he might have found Huntington Beach even more treacherous. That's because,...
  • Anniversary song tells of chorus's ability

    Anniversary song tells of chorus's ability
    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...
  • FBT prepares for 'Sleeping Beauty'

    FBT prepares for 'Sleeping Beauty'
    The Festival Ballet Theatre will bring a timeless love story to life during its spring production of"Sleeping Beauty,"which is set to grace the Irvine Barclay Theatre on March 24 and 25. In true corps de ballet fashion, guest American Ballet Theatre...
  • In the Pipeline: 'The Wonder Dog' creates big day for 'Up syndrome'

    In the Pipeline: 'The Wonder Dog' creates big day for 'Up syndrome'
    I love talking to former Major League ballplayer and Angels' broadcaster Rex Hudler. "The Wonder Dog" as he is known, just always exudes so much enthusiasm and feel-good energy. He's energetic, spiritual, and seems to spend every waking moment trying to...