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  • Heartfelt tribute lets McCartney's genius be

    As much as I adore The Beatles, the idea of going to a Paul McCartney tribute concert, even one with a symphony, didn't exactly fill me with excitement. After all, the gems of the John Lennon/McCartney catalog have been covered countless times and...
  • Down on Main Street

    Down on Main Street
    He's traveled far and wide to the some of the most desired surf spots in the world, but no matter the exotic destination, Main Street, Huntington Beach, will always remain a magical place for Andy Verdone. It's where the Huntington Beach High surf...
  • City Lights: Community, animals owe her a lot

    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...
  • 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,...